revised February 9, 2016)
Campaign Manager David Hamrick
(reported June 28, 2015) Owner at New Partners Consulting. With Daniel Rabin and Adam Strasberg, Hamrick co-founded RSH campaigns in 2009. Senior advisor to Obama’s 2008 campaign in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Consultant at Hildebrand Tewes. Political director at the DCCC, 2005. Coordinated Campaign director at the DSCC, 2003-04. In 2002, Hamrick served as the Coordinated Campaign director in South Dakota where he ran the field and Native-American programs for the Tim Johnson campaign for U.S. Senate. Worked for Gov. Ruth Ann Minner of Delaware as her representative in Washington. With the Gore presidential campaign in Iowa, Maryland and Delaware. Worked for U.S. Rep. John Dingell and managed his 1998 campaign. Field organizer for the Michigan Democrats' 1996 Coordinated Campaign. Legislative aide in the Maryland House of Delegates, 1996. M.P.A. from The George Washington University; undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991.
Strategist Bill Hyers
(reported Dec. 3, 2014; according to the Washington
Post had been informally advising the PAC for a few
Solutions from Dec.
Chief strategist on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's 2014 re-election
campaign. Announced as campaign manager for Charlie Christ's 2014
gubernatorial campaign in Florida, but left before starting.
manager for Bill de Blasio’s successful New York City mayoral campaign
in 2013. Pennyslvania state director on President Obama's 2012
re-election campaign. Campaign manager on Gov. Steve Beshear's
campaign in Kentucky, 2011. Campaign manager on Milwaukee Mayor
Barrett's 2010 gubernatorial campaign. White House’s liaison to
the Department of Veterans Affairs. Midwest regional director on
Obama's 2008 general election campaign. Campaign manager on
Shaheen's U.S. Senate campaign in New Hampshire from Nov. 2007-July
2008. State director on former Sen. John
Edwards' Nevada caucus campaign. Campaign manager on Michael
Mayor May 2007 Democratic primary campaign in Philadelphia.
manager for Kristen
Gillibrand’s successful 2006 congressional campaign in New York’s 20th
district, defeating the incumbent Republican congressman. In Fall
Hyers worked as the Coordinated Campaign Director in Alaska.
Central Iowa regional field director on John Edwards' 2003-04 Iowa
caucus campaign. State field director for the Judi Dutcher for
primary campaign and then regional director for the Minnesota State
DFL Caucus in the 2002 cycle. Worked on a number of local
in Duluth and Minneapolis starting in 2001. Before entering
the political field, Hyers served in the U.S. Army, 1993-98; as a
soldier; he was stationed in Bosnia during Operation Joint
B.A. in political science from St. Cloud State University in MN.
Illinois native. twitter
Deputy Campaign Manager and COO Adam Goers
Executive director of O'PAC from 2011. Principal
consultant at Demo Strategies
since June 2008. National finance director for Gov. O'Malley's
re-election campaign, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011. Mid-west regional
finance director on Hillary Clinton for President, Jan. 2007-Sept.
2008. Finance director on Bruce Braley's successful 2006 campaign
for Congress in Iowa. Deputy finance director on Tim Kaine for
governor campaign, Jan.-Dec. 2005. B.A. in political science and
economics from Colorado State University, 2004; M.B.A. from Wharton
School of Business, 2015. twitter
Deputy Campaign Manager-Communications/Policy/Research Elisabeth (Lis) Smith
(started as consultant/spokeswoman in Jan. 2013
) Also served as consultant to the
Democratic Governors Association in the 2014 cycle.
Communications consultant to
primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel in June 2014
Spokeswoman on Bill de Blasio's campaign for Mayor of New York City,
Sept.-Dec. 2013. Spokeswoman for Eliot Spitzer's campaign for
comptroller in the Sept. 10, 2013 Democratic primary. Director of
on Obama's re-election campaign from Jan. 2012. Communications
director for the Democratic Governors Association under O'Malley
2011). Communications director on Ohio Gov.
Ted Strickland's 2010 campaign, and in 2009 worked for New Jersey Gov.
Jon Corzine and
gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe. Worked on Dan Seals'
congressional campaign in Illinois. Campaign manager on Sen.
Chris Koster's campaign for Attorney General in Missouri, 2007.
Press secretary on Sen. Claire McCaskill's 2006 U.S. Senate
campaign. Graduate of Dartmouth College, 2005. twitter
Deputy Campaign Manager - Political, Constituency/Field Karine Jean-Pierre
(reported May 7, 2015 by the New York Times) Campaign
manager for Tish James for New York City public advocate
run-off campaign in 2013. Senior advisor on Bill Thompson’s 2013
New York City
mayoral campaign. With Katie Ingebretson, another former Obama
staffer, Jean-Pierre formed K+K Enterprises. Deputy battleground
states director on Obama's re-elect from Aug. 2011-May 2012. A
regional political director in the White House Office of
Political Affairs. Southern political pod person on
Obama 2008's campaign. Came to the Obama campaign after serving
for four months as press secretary to U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner.
Southeast regional political director on John Edwards for President,
Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008. State and local outreach coordinator at
Wal-Mart Watch, 2006-07. Deputy chief of staff for New York City
Councilman James Sanders, 2004-06. Director of legislative and
budget affairs for New York City Council Member James F. Gennano.
Master's degree in public policy from Columbia University's School of
International and Public Affairs, 2003. twitter
for O'Malley (launch Nov. 5,
Press Secretary Haley Morris
(April 2015) Most recently communications director on U.S.
Rep. Gary Peters' 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate in Michigan, and
previously communications director to Peters in his congressional
office. Midwest regional press secretary for the DCCC in the 2012
cycle. Press assistant, then deputy press secretary to Sen.
Sherrod Brown, 2009-10. Graduate of Dartmouth College,
Deputy Press Secretary Sean Savett
(June 2015) Junior press secretary (April-June
assistant (May 2014-April 2015) and media outreach fellow (july
2013-May 2014) at the AFL-CIO. Press and finance assistant at
Louise Slaughter for Congress, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in political
science from University of Rochester, 2012. twitter
Director of Hispanic Media Jose
(reported by Buzzfeed's Adrian Carrasquillo on Sept. 1, 2015) Political contributor to various media outlets; founder (May 2012) and CEO of Latino Giant. Political columnist at ZGS Communications, Feb.-Oct. 2014. Associate at Dewey Square Group, Jan. 2012-July 2014. B.A. in political science from American University, 2012; working towards a J.D. from American University's Washington School of Law. Originally from Venezuela. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Matt Corridoni
(from May 2015 as comunications aide; previously a
press associate at O'PAC
2014-May 2015) M.A. in political communication from American
University, 2015; B.A. in political science and theatre arts from
Marymount Manhattan College, 2013.
Policy Director Kalen Pruss
(2015) Special assistant to the Secretary at the
Department of Labor, July 2013-Feb. 2015. Confidential assistant
to the Assistant Attorney General (U.S. Department of Justice Civil
Rights Division), July 2012-July 2013. Speechwriter and editorial
assistant at the Center for American Progress, July 2010-July
2012. B.S. in environment, history from University of Michigan,
Foreign Policy Director Stephen Lassiter
(May 2015) Senior legislative assistant (Jan.
2013-July 2014) and
legislative assistant (March 2011-Jan. 2013) to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison
(MN). Legislative correspondent (Aug. 2010-March 2011) and staff
assisitant (March-Aug. 2010) to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagen (NC). Teacher
and MUN organizer at the Ramallah Frends School, Aug. 2007-June
2009. Working toward an M.P.A. in international relations from
the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at
Princeton University; undergraduate degree from University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
Director of Policy Development Daniel
(May 2015) Chief speechwriter to the
Administrator of USAID, Feb.
2014-May 2015. Editorial chief (Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014) and digital
strategist and writer (Feb. 2012-Feb. 2013) at the Truman
National Security Project and Center for National Policy. B.A. in
political science, media, journalism from Washington University in St.
Digital Director Madeleine Perry
Chief Technology Officer Ian Ferguson
(May 2015; reported by MSNBC's Nisha Chittal as
director of data and analytics on
June 12, 2015) Most recently worked as a freelance software
engineer. Senior software engineer at OnDeck, Sept. 2013-Sept.
2014. Software engineer and team tech lead for Catalist, Dec.
2012-Aug. 2013. Regional data director for the Mid-Atlantic,
Great Lakes & Northeast on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012.
Software engineer (Nov. 2010-Feb. 2012) and data acquistion specialist
2010) for Catalist. Field organizer in rural VA on Obama for
President, June-Nov. 2008. B.S. in computing information and
technology from Guilford College, 2010.
Director of Public Engagement Gabriela Domenzain
Deputy Political Director Mollie Byron
(started as Maryland director in June 2015)
liaison for the Prince
George's County Executive's Office from Feb. 2015. Deputy legislative
officer (Aug. 2014-Jan. 2015), and deputy director of intergovernment
affairs (July 2012-Jan. 2015) to Gov. Martin O'Malley; Capital Area
intergovernmental ffairs coordinator for Gov. O'Malley's Office Of
Community Initiatves, March 2011-Nov. 2012. Western Maryland
campaign coordinator on Gov. O'Malley's 2010 re-election
campaign. J.D. from the University of the District Columbia,
2010; B.A. in human services, sociology from The George Washington
Southern Regional Political Director David
(May 2015) Legislative assistant (July 2013-May
2015) and staff
assistant (Feb.-July 2013) in the U.S. House. Field organizer for
OFA-Iowa in Dubuque, Jones and Delaware Cos., Aug.-Nov. 2012.
B.A. in political science from Grinnell College, 2012.
Midwest Regional Political Director Brad Elkins
Political advisor to O'Malley's O'PAC (reported by the
DMR on Jan .29, 2015) Political
director for Jack
Hatch's 2014 campaign for governor in Iowa. National political
director for the Truman Project. Co-founder of Democracy,
Diplomacy, Development, and Defense (4D) PAC. B.A. in computer
science/mathematics and international affairs from Lewis & Clark
College. California native, based in DC. twitter
Northeast Regional Political Director
(June 2015) Camapign manager on Glen Gainer for
Feb.-Nov. 2014. Deputy campaign manger on Adam Haber for Nassau
County Executive, July-Sept. 2013. Coordinated campaign director
for the Indiana Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2012. Dirctor of
outreach for U.S. Chamber Watch, 2011-12. Campaign director for
Defeat Poverty DC, Jan.Nov. 2010. Program Mmanager at Winning
connections, Aug.-Nov. 2008. National outreach director for the
Children's Defense Fund, June 2007-July 2008. Field coordinator
for the ONE Campaign, June 2006-June 2007. B.A. in political
science and government from Simpson College, 2000.
Director of Scheduling and Advance Erin Gorman
(May 2l015) Advisor at O'PAC, Jan.-May
director on Vincent Sheheen for South Carolina, July-Dec. 2014.
Deputy finance director-national fundraising at Alyson Schwartz for
Governor, April 2013-May 2014. Governors liaison (Oct. 2011-March 2013)
and assistant to the executive director (Jan. 2011-Aug. 2012) at the
Democratic Governors Association. Director of fundraising
events/finance associate at Friends of Martin O'Malley, Dec. 2009-Jan.
(reported by the Washington
Post's John Wagner on May
15, 2015...extent of involvement not clear yet) Principal at Siegel Strategies.
National Finance Director Michael Kurtz
(May 2015) National finance director on Alison
for Kentucky, Jan.
2014-Jan. 2015. Mid-Atlantic finance director at the DNC,
Feb.-Dec. 2013. Senior deputy Midwest finance director on Obama
for America, April 2011-Nov. 2012. Deputy finance director on
Friends of Martin O'Malley, May 2009-April 2011. B.A. in
political science and government from The George Washington University,
Midwest Finance Director Jacob Kleinrock
(June 2015) Finance director on Linda for
2015. Deputy finance director on Mark Schauer for Governor, (MI)
Aug. 2013-Nov. 2014. Managing director (July 2012-July 2013) and
development associate (July 2011-July 2012) at Berger Hirschberg
Strategies. Field rep. on Mike McWherter fo Governor, May-Aug.
2010. B.A. degree from Hamilton College.
Finance Associate Michael Woicekowski
(June 2015) Associate at DDC, Jan.-June
finance director, and earlier call time manager and finance
assistant on Callis for Illinois, Sept. 2013-Nov. 2014.
Bachelor's degree in international relations and affairs from American
Finance Associate Annie Osborne
Started as a finance associate for O'PAC in Nov.
2013. D.A. in
public policy, political science, Spanish from Dck University,
Finance Chairman Martin G. Knott,
President of Knott Mechanical since 1996, responsible
development and contract management. The company, which
does HVAC service and installation, was founded in 1972 as Martin G.
Knott and Associates by Martin G. Knott, Sr.. B.B.A from Xavier
Philanthropist; grandson of Henry J. Knott, Sr., an important developer
in Baltimore in post-World War II. twitter
Chief Financial Officer Hailey Arends
Principal and founder (Sept. 2014) of Capitol Operations, LLC. Vice president and business manager at New Partners Consulting, Inc, May 2010-Sept. 2014. CFO on Deeds for Governor, July 2009-Jan. 2010. Compliance consultand on Virginians for Wagner, Jan. 2008-Dec. 2009. Director of Compliance and operations on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Jan.-June 2009. Budget director and interim CFO on Hillary Clinton for President, April 2007-Oct. 2008. Financial administrator in the Office of U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, Jan.-April 2007. Director of production and operations on the DSCC independent expenditure, March-Dec. 2006. Comptroller on Tim Kaine for Governor, Jan.-Dec. 2005. Director of operations at America Coming Together, March-Nov. 2004. Bachelor's degree in political science from Aquinas College, 2002.
Deputy CFO Daniel Ensign
(from May 2015; started out at the PAC as finance assistant April 2013-Aug. 2014, then deputy political director Aug. 2014-May 2015) Prior to the PAC, Ensign worked internships at the NJDC, DNC and White House. B.S. in finance from University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, 2012. From Louisville, KY. twitter
General Counsel Joseph Sandler
Partner at Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein &
Birkenstock. General counsel to the DNC for 15 years starting in
Feb. 1993. Partner at Arent Fox, 1989-93. Staff counsel for the
DNC, 1986-89. Associate at Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn
in Washington, DC, 1978-86. J.D. from Harvard Law School, 1978;
A.B. from Harvard University, 1975.
Deputy General Counsel Dara Lindenbaum
Senior associate at Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein
since Sept. 2013. Associate counsel in the voting rights project
at the Lawyers'
Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Jan. 2012-Sept. 2013.
J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 2011; B.S. in
art history from Northeastern University, 2005.
Treasurer Terry Lierman
Founder of Summit Global Ventures. President of
Chief of staff to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer May 2007-Dec.
2011. Chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party, elected Dec.
2004 and served to May 2007. National finance co-chair of Dean
for America. Partner of Health Ventures, LLC, 2001-05.
Democratic nominee for Congress against U.S. Rep. Connie Morella in
MD-8 in 2000. Founder and president of Capitol Associates, Inc.,
1984-2001. Staff director of U.S. Senate Committee on
Appropriations and of the Labor Health and Human Services (HHS)
Appropriations Subcommittee. Started at the National Institutes
of Health. Master's degree from University of Wisconsin; B.A.
from Winona State University. Native of Beloit, WI.
Former Gov. Brian
Schweitzer (MT) -
elected Nov. 2004 and served two terms, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2013. (announced Oct. 23, 2015)
1953 First Ave. NE, Suite B1, Cedar
Rapids 52403 ...O'Malley
opened on Aug. 5, 2015
Sioux City: 1408 Nebraska St., Sioux City 51105 ...O'Malley opened on Aug. 15, 2015
Waterloo: 329 E 4th St, Waterloo 50703 ...O'Malley to open on Dec. 28, 2015
State Director Jake Oeth
(post-Nov. 4, 2015 elections; reported Jan. 27, 2015
Political director on U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley's 2014 U.S. Senate
from April 2013. District director to Braley, Jan.-March
2013. Political director on Braley for Congress, April
2011-Dec. 2012. Legislative correspondent for Sen. Tom Harkin,
May 2009-Dec. 2010. B.A. in politics, business, history from
Loras College. twitter
Iowa Caucus Director Joe O'Hern
(reported by Iowa Starting Line on May 14,
2015) Deputy director/voter contact director of the Iowa
Democratic Party Coordinated
Campaign for the 2014 cycle. Field director on U.S. Rep. Leonard
Boswell (IA-3)'s 2010 campaign. O'Hern also ran congressional
in Illinois and worked for the DCCC. twitter
Deputy State Director Kristen Sosanie
Briefly southern regional press secretary at the
director for the South Carolina Democratic Party, Feb. 2013-Feb.
2015. Minnesota press lead for The Action, Nov. 2012-Jan.
2013. Minnesota communications director at Obama for America,
Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012. Communications director (Jan.-Oct. 2011) and
deputy communications director (June 2009-Jan. 2011) at the Minnesota
DFL. Assistant comunications director in the U.S. House, Jan.
2006-June 2009. Analyst at Government Relations Inc., 2004-05.
M.A. in political management from The George Washington
University, 2007; B.A. in political communication from The George
Washington University, 2006. twitter
(Aug. 2015; started on the press team in Baltimore per May 14, 2015 tweet from Lis Smith). Deputy communications director for the South Carolina Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2014. Assistant account executive at S&S Public Relations in the SF Bay area, June-Aug. 2014. Internships. B.A. in visual media arts from Emerson College, 2012. twitter
Field Director Whitney Larsen
Graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison. twitter
Operations Director Benjamin Chou
(May 2015) Political associate at O'Malley's
O'PAC, Aug. 2014-May
2015. B.A. in political science from Rice University, 2013.
Extensive internship experience on campaigns and in government.
Regional Field Directors
Cedar Rapids Seth Cohen
(May 2015) Deputy paid canvass director for the
Party, July-Nov. 2014. Field director on Friends of Doug Duncan
in Montgomery Co, MD, March-June 2014. Finance on Rick Wade for
Senate, Jan.-March 2014. Field organizer for the Human Rights
Campaign in Danville, VA area, Aug.-Nov. 2013. Field director on
Andy Ball for Boone (NC), May-Aug. 2013. Field organizer in
Hickory, NH on Obama's Organizing for America, June-Nov. 2012.
Degree in political science from Appalachian State University,
Iowa City Sean
Campaign manager in Iowa for several state senate
candidates for the Senate Majority Fund, May-Nov. 2014. Special
assistant to the Queens Borough President, Jan.-May 2014.
Campaign coordinator on Melinda Katz 2013, Jan.-Nov. 2013. Field
organizer and policy research assistant on the Grace for New York
congressional campaign, latter part of 2012. B.A. in political
science and government from New York University, 2012. twitter
Waterloo Alexander Freedman
(June 2015) Campaign manager on Rostom Sakissian for L.A. City Council, Jan.-March 2015. Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014. Research analyst/tracker at Friends of Chris Murphy, June-Nov. 2012. B.A. in international relations and affairs from Syracuse University, 2013.
Polk County Eric Litmer
Election specialist at Everytown for Gun Safety, June
2015. Regional field director at Obama for America in Harrisburg,
PA, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012. Project assistant at the Fair Elections
Legal Network, Aug.-Oct. 2011. Research assistant at Plouffe
Strategies, July-Nov. 2010. Field organizer on the Obama camapign
in Connecticut, Ohio and Oregon, Jan.-Dec. 2008; started as a field
intern in Manchester, NH, Aug. 2007-Jan. 2008. B.A. in political
science from The George Washington University, 2010. twitter
Western Iowa Claire McGuire
Undergraduate degree in political science from Cornell
College. Originally from Montana. twitter
Field Organizers include:
Des Moines - Jordan Sabine (June 2015) Undergraduate at Drake University ('17). Interned for Iowa House Democrats, Feb.-May 2015. Field organizer for the League of Consevation Voters, Aug.-Nov. 2014.
Des Moines - Craig
Kornblum (June 2015) M.B.A. (2015) and B.S. in
sports/entertainment/event management (2014) from Johnson & Wales
University. Experience includesfield organizer for the RI
Democratic Party, Oct.-Nov. 2014; and regional field director and
intern on Angel Taveras for Governor campaign.
Iowa City - Ben
Kramer (June 2015) B.A. degrees in government and politics
and history from University of Maryland College Park, 2015.
Admitted to University of Virginia Law School.
Burlington - Michael
Von Barnhill III (June 2015) Field organizer on the North
Carolina Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2014. B.S. in political
science from East Carolina University.
Earliest Endorsements included...
Melinda Jones - county chair for the Wapello County Democrats and member of the Iowa Democratic Party's state central committee (July 16, 2015)
former U.S. Rep. Berkley Bedell (Aug. 14, 2015)
Appleby - partner in Carney
Law for more than twenty years. He has practiced law in Des
Moines and throughout Iowa since 1979.
Sen. Kevin Kinney (District 39, Keokuk Co. and parts of Johnson and Washington Cos.) >
Sen. Rich Taylor (District 42, Mount Pleasant area) >
Rep. Bruce Bearinger (District 64, Oelwein) >
Rep. Bruce Hunter (District 34, Des Moines) >
Rep. Dan Kelley (District 29, Jasper County) >
Rep. Charlie McConkey (District 15, Council Bluffs) >
(announced Sept. 8, 2015)
State Sen. Rich Taylor (District 42, Mount Pleasant area) >
State Rep. Dan Kelley (District 29, Jasper County) >
former U.S. Rep. Berkley Bedell
Joe Judge, Monroe County Chair
Mary Hoyer, Henry County Chair
Carol Gordon, Grundy County Chair
Donna Crum, Mills County Chair
Melinda Jones, Wapello County Chair
Larry Hodgden, Cedar County Chair
Bev Strayhall, Scott County Vice Chair
Nathan Blake, School Board Member (Des Moines-Polk County)
John Murphy, Dubuque County Recorder
Steve Seigel, Wapello County Supervisor
Kim Boggus, IDP State Central Committee Member and Affirmative Action Officer (Des Moines-Polk County)
Julie Stewart, IDP State Central Committee Member (Dallas County)
Edgar Ortiz, Latino community activist (Des Moines-Polk County)
Mary Burke, Member of SEIU (Davenport)
(announced Oct. 5, 2015)
State Rep. Charlie McConkey (District 15, Council Bluffs) >
Steven Gast, Mayor of Maxwell
Joel Greer, Marshalltown City Councilor
Phil Meier, Boone County Auditor
Kelley Bennett, Assistant Jasper County Attorney
Sandra Frericks, Blue Grass City Councilor
Matt Dalby, Ottumwa City Councilor
Gary Schmidt, Polk County Activist
Karl Schilling, Polk County Activist
Heather Ryan, Polk County Activist
Mitch Henry, Polk County Activist
Lu Ann Pedrick, Former DNC Rules Committee Member and Polk County Activist
Cal Woods, Former Des Moines Area News Anchor and Polk County Activist
Scott Heldt, Dallas County Activist and candidate for State House
Bob Petrzelka, Vice Chair Henry County Democrats
Bryan Johnson, Vice Chair of Mahaska County Democrats
Frank Rottinghaus, Floyd County Treasurer
Rick Mullin, Former Woodbury County Chair
Jon Heitland , Former Hardin County Chair and 2008 Electoral College Elector
Jim West, Labor Activist and SEIU Member
Jerry Hageman, CWA Local 7108 Treasurer
Ed Brown, Former Davenport Alderman
Sam Gray, Candidate for State Representative
Alexander Mundell, Co-Chair Grinnell College Democrats
State Sen. Kevin Kinney (District 39, Keokuk Co. and parts of Johnson and Washington Cos.) >
State Rep. Bruce Bearinger (District 64, Oelwein) >
State Rep. Bruce Hunter (District 34, Des Moines) >
Peggy Sherrets, Mayor of Oelwein
Dan Howard, Mayor of Maynard
Sharon Acuff, Pilot Mound City Councilwoman
Rick Howard, Maynard City Council Member
Art Behn, Dallas County Chair
Nancy Bobo, Polk County Activist
Ken Kahl, Crawford County Vice Chair
Sara Riley, Linn County Activist
Nancy Riley, Linn County Activist
Peter Riley, Linn County Activist
Larry Peterson, Former Crawford County Chair
Morgan Brittain, Former President of the College and Young Democrats of Iowa
Bob Beisch, Former Wapello County Chair
Jan Evans, Marion County Central Committee Member
Gregory Guelcher, Woodbury County Vice Chair
Cheryl Scherr, Marion County Vice Chair
Tom Corrieri, Story County Central Committee Treasurer
Richard Machacek, DNC superdelegate for Obama in ’08; Fmr Buchanan County Dems Chair
Kevin Powell, Starmont Community School District Board Member
Larry Stewart, Former President Charles City Chamber of Commerce
Karl Knock, Union County Activist
Sharon Holle, Scott County Activist
Rob Hubler, Former Iowa Congressional Candidate and Fairfield County Activist
Tom Henderson, Polk County Chair
Gary Gelner, Hancock County Chair
Brian Gerjets, Cherokee County Chair
Julie Geopfert, Webster County Chair
Beth Vogt, Crawford County Chair
Kathy Kerns, Cass County Vice Chair
Kathy Geronzin, Jackson County Vice Chair
Nevon Conrad, Fort Dodge City Council Member
Pat Gill, Woodbury County Auditor
Perla Alarcón-Flory, Sioux City School Board Member
Tina Patterson, Vice President of Lin-Mar Board of Education
Matthew Goodman, Ames City Councilman
John Klaus, Former Ames City Attorney
Bob Leonard, President, Wartburg College Democrats
Lexi Fairbanks, President Young Democrats Morningside College
James Farnan, Vice President Young Dems Morningside College
Donald Weatherwax III, Linn County Central Committee Member
Clark Reike, Linn County Central Committee Member
Drew Kloetzer, Former Hardin County Chair
Patricia Malinee, Recording Secretary, Scott County Democrats
Highland Nichols, Former Clinton County Chair
Karen Havlicek, Woodbury County Dems
Steve Gorman, candidate for State Representative
Alba Perez, Latino community activist
Cheri Doane, Marion County activist
Marilee Monroe, Former Floyd County Recorder and Former President of Iowa State Association of Counties
Tracy Hatfield, Muscatine County Activist
Don Smith, Former Poweshiek County Chair
Dec. 14, 2015)
Immigration and Refugee New Leadership Committee
(announced Jan. 6, 2016) comprised of 21 elected officials, activists, community leaders, DREAMers, and supporters across Iowa.
Keene: 149 Emerald St.
Portsmouth: 75 Congress St.
State Director John Bivona
(reported by New
Leader's Dan Tuohy on May 20, 2015) Campaign director for
NH Democrats' 2014 Coordinated Campaign (Granite State Forward),
April-Dec. 2014. Deputy campaign manager on Alex Sink for
Congress (FL), Nov. 2013-March 2014. Consultant at Brass Tactics
Consulting, March-Nov. 2013. Advocacy program director for the
Common Purpose Project, Oct. 2011-March 2013. Director of special
projects at the DNC, April-Sept. 2011. Florida field director at
Organizing for America, April 2009-April 2011. State field
director for the Florida Democcratic Party Coordinated Campaign,
Aug.-Nov. 2010. Field staff on Obama for America, July 2007-Nov.
2008; started out in Council Bluffs on the Iowa Caucus campaign and
finished as a regional field director in South Bend, IN. twitter
Director Matt Sheaff
(reported by New
Leader's Dan Tuohy on May 20, 2015) Communications
director for Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg from Jan.
2015.. Communications director for the Mass. Executive
Office of Housing and Economic Development from June 2014.
Communications director for the Mass. Department of Housing and
Community Development from Oct. 2012. Senior communications
advisor for the Office of Head Start at HHS, Oct. 2009-Oct. 2012.
Communications director at AFOP, Jan.-Oct. 2009. Deputy press
secretary at Strong American Schools, March-Dec. 2008. Director
of the Performance Institute, June 2006-March 2008. B.A. in
politics from Saint Anselm College, 2006. twitter
Field director on Kuster for
Congress, April-Aug. 2014. GOTV
director on Mike Cryans for Executive Council, Feb.-March 2014.
State campus director for NextGen Climate Action, Aug.-Nov. 2013.
Legal assistant at MoloLamken LLP, Feb.-Aug. 2013. Field
organizer for Obama for America in Durham, NH, May-Nov. 2012.
B.A. in political science from Vassar College, 2012. Field intern
on Obama for America in Madison, WI from July 2008. twitter
Campaign coordinator on Joan
Buchanan for State Senate in Walnut Creek,
CA, Jan.-March 2015. Field organizer in Keene for the New
Hampshire Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2015. Field organizer on
Kuster for Congress, May-Aug. 2014. Intern for NextGen Climate in
San Francisco, Nov. 2013-June 2014. Bachelor's degree in
political science from UC Berkeley, 2014. twitter
(May 2015) Field organizer
Democratic Party of Virgina in the Kathleen Murphy for Delegate Jan.
2015 special election. Field organizer for the New Hampshire
Democratic Party in Portsmouth, NH, June-Nov. 2014. Also served
as an organizing fellow and campus organizing fellow for Obama for
America, June-Nov 2012. Undergraduate degree in government and
international politics from George Mason University. twitter
Hanover - Mariah Hill
(Aug. 2015) Most recently serrved as a legislative intern to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI). B.A. in political science from Albion College, 2012.
Portsmouth - Sam Taylor
Started with O'Malley as a policy intern in Baltimore, June-Aug. 2015. Consulting apprentice and technical writer fro M Powered Strategies, Oct. 2014-May 2015. B.A. in political science from UMass Amherst, 2014.
(announced Oct. 22, 2015)
Peter Burling, Co-Chair
(early endorser - reported by the Valley News on May 29, 2015) Former State Senator, 2006-08; former State Representative, served in the House from 1988-94 and 1996-2004 including as Democratic Leader. DNC committeeman for 6 1/2 years until resignation in Nov. 2014. From Cornish.
Mary Rauh, Co-Chair
Currently serves on the
board of Planned Parenthood of Northern
New England and was a founding board member of the Women’s Fund of NH
and the NH Women’s Initiative.
Dave Allen, Co-Chair
Currently a senior vice
president at Dyn International and has
been recognized as a New England Super Lawyer, Rising Star each year
from 2009-13 by Law and Politics
Jay Surdukowski, Co-Chair & NH Counsel
Specializes in New Hampshire
campaign finance law at Sulloway and
Hollis. Served as counsel to Gov. Maggie Hassan’s re-election
campaign in 2014. New Hampshire native.
Dan Calegari -
(early endorser - see
2015) has worked on six
presidential campaigns and numerous congressional and
gubernatorial races in NH since 1975. Before joining the Southern New
Hampshire Services team, he served as special assistant for constituent
services for Senator Jeanne Shaheen. ...AP's Ken Thomas notes that Calegari
and O'Malley both worked on Gary
Hart's campaign in 1983.
Rachel Hampe - member of in the Litigation Department of McLane Middleton.
Debra Hastings - health care professional and local Democratic activist.
Don Jorgensen - early supporter of President Barack Obama; former member of the Manchester Airport Authority.
Pam Jorgensen - former Londonderry Town Democratic chair and former treasurer of the Rockingham County Democratic Committee.
Ben Kelley - practices commercial real estate at Brady Sullivan. Also a co-founder of BevNow, a Manchester based mobile technology company.
Commissioner Paul Martineau - Welfare Commissioner of the Manchester Welfare Commission; has served in elected office for 14 years in Manchester.
Norm Patenaude - Ward 1 vice chair of the Portsmouth Democrats. A certified adjudicator; currently chairs the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board at the NH Department of Labor.
John Rauh - one of the country’s leading voices on election reform. Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in 1992.
Jerry Slagle - an early supporter of President Barack Obama and remains a local Democratic activist in Gilford.
Other New Hampshire Endorsements
Maureen Mann, Former State Representative
Kat McGhee, Former Chair of the Hollis Democrats
Rep. Patricia Higgins, State Representative
Lawrie Barr, Chair of Francestown Democrats
Rep. Chuck Townsend, State Representative
Matt Hancock, Vice Chair of Portsmouth Democrats
Rep. Frank Heffron, State Representative
(announced Nov. 19, 2015)
Manchester Community Leaders
Catherine Cavanaugh, Manchester Grassroots Organizer and former NARAL board member
John Clayton, Former Union Leader columnist and author
Dan O'Neil, Manchester Alderman
Marty Quirk, Musician
Matt and Jody Wilhelm, Manchester Community Leaders, CityYear and AmeriCorps Alumni
Hon. Betsy Burtis, Former State Representative
Hon. John Mann, State Representative
Hon. Catherine Mullholland, Former State Representative
Pete Spanos, Sullivan County Community Leader
Paul Bauer, Town Chair, Newfields
Paul Drager, Town Chair, Somersworth
Bridie Pierce, Town Chair, Winchester
Pat Clark, Town Chair, Tilton
Dave Sandmann, Former Town Chair, Stratham
Dan Moore, Chairman of New Hampton Conservation Commission
Jan Williams, Small Business Owner
Bianca Acebron Peco, Candidate for State Representative
Ronnie Cooper, Candidate for State Representative
Tom Thibeault, Democratic activist
Roland Bergeron, Manchester Small Business Owner and Community Leader
Chair Former Las
Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman
Former State Rep. Andrew Martin
Dana Barooshian, Democratic Activist
State Director Tyler Jones
(reported by The
Dec. 4, 2015) Associate director of the South Carolina House
Democratic Caucus from Jan. 2009, serving as senior advisor and
spokesman for House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford. Associate at
McIntosh Consulting, LLC from Aug. 2008. Director of marketing at
Qutera, Inc. Sept. 2011-March 2012. Political director on Linda
Ketner for Congress, Feb.-Aug. 2008. Lowcountry field director on
John Edwards for President, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008. B.A. in
political science from Charleston Southern University, 2007. twitter
(announced Oct. 22, 2015)
Political Co-Chair State Sen. Vincent
State Senator representing District 27 (Camden). Attorney. Democratic
nominee for governor in 2014 and 2010, losing to Nikki Haley..
Prosecutor from the City of Camden, 2000. J.D. from University of South
Carolina, 1996; B.A. from Clemson University 1993. twitter
Political Co-Chair Former State Rep. H.
(one of O'Malley earliest supporters; see for example
RT March 20, 2015 or The
Post March 29,
2015) Member of the DNC since May 2012. Commercial
real estate broker. Former state legislator,
elected at age 22 in 2008 and served two terms; did not seek
re-election in 2012. B.A. in political science from University of
South Carolina, 2007. From Winnsboro (Fairfield County). twitter
Steering Committee Charleston City
Councilmember Rodney Williams
Elected in Nov. 2013 as the Charleston City
for District 2. Economic development consultant
and the owner of Williams and Associates Consulting LLC. Native
of Charleston and resides in West Ashley.
Steering Committee Phil Noble
Owner of Phil Noble & Assoc. and PoliticsOnline
from 1973. Co-founder (2012) of Envision South Carolina.
Candidate for Lt. Governor in
1994. Founder and executive director of the Palmetto Project, a
service group, 1985-92. President of the South Carolina New
independent reform group started by former Governor and US Secretary of
Education Richard Riley. B.S. in history and political scienc
from Birmingham-Southern College, 1974. twitter
Finance Chair Mulllins McLeod
Attorney at McLeod Law Group, LLC in Charleston.
Candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2010,
but withdrew from the race in Feb. 2010. Served two
terms as the Chairman of the Charleston County Democratic Party.
J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, 1997.
Undergraduate degree from Wofford College, 1994. Originally from
Waterboro, SC. twitter
Trip King - 2008 Biden SC director
John Moylan - 2004 and 2008 John Edwards for President SC state chair
Ginger Crocker - former state representative
(state leadership teams from 21 states, DC and PR announced on Nov. 3, 2015)
U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15, Dublin) announced July 24, 2015
Gary Hart, former U.S.
Senator, presidential candidate
Sue Casey, former member of Denver City Council
Bill Holen, Arapahoe County Commissioner
Hal Haddon, Democratic Activist
Tom Hogg, Democratic Activist
Paul Weissmann, Former State Senator and former State House Majority Leader
Walter Deleon, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and youngest elected official in District of Columbia history.
Former Macon Mayor Jack Ellis
Former Miami Mayor
State Senator Bill Cunningham
Former State Comptroller Daniel W. Hynes
Former Attorney General
Former Treasurer Jonathan Miller
Attorney General Brian
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett
Former Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis
Former Maryland Democratic Party
Chair Terry Lierman
Charles County Commission President Peter Murphy
Former Governor Harry Hughes
Former Governor Parris Glendening
Former Senator Joe Tydings
Former Congressman Mike Barnes
Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke
Senator Bill Ferguson
Senator Karen Montgomery
Senator Ron Young
Senator Nathaniel McFadden
Delegate Talmadge Branch
Delegate Ben Brooks
Delegate Kathleen Dumais
Delegate Bill Frick
Delegate Barbara Frush
Delegate Tawanna Gaines
Delegate Anne Healey
Delegate Karen Young
Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti
Delegate Andrew Platt
Baltimore City Council Vice-President Ed Reisinger
Baltimore City Councilman Robert Curran
Montgomery County Councilman Tom Hucker
Mayor Peter Fosselman
Mayor of Laurel Prince George's Fred Robinson
Mayor of Marydel Debbie Rowe
Mayor of Takoma Park Bruce Williams
Mayor of Berlin Gee Williams
Former Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt
Former Charles County Commission President Candice Quinn Kelly
Former Delegate Ann Marie Doory
Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone
Newton Alderman Jay Harney
Former Mass. Democratic Party chair and former State Rep. Gerard Doherty
Chair Jim Erickson
Attorney at Erickson, Bell, Beckman & Quinn in Roseville.
Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer
(national co-chair; see
Jim Cavanaugh, Douglas
John Cavanaugh, Former member of Congress
Mike Fahey, former Mayor of Omaha
Steve Lathrop, Former State Senator
Former Nepturn Mayor Mike Beson
Chair Adam Stolz
Founding principal of Stolz Management Advisors.
Newburg Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins
Former Councilman at large, Philadelphia, Bill Green IV
Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy
State Rep. Mike Driscoll
Former U.S. Rep. John Bryant
Former Petersburg Mayor Trevor Elkins
(announced Sept. 4,
Sen. Jorge Suárez
Rep. César Hernández
Rep. Sonia Pacheco
Rep. Ramón Luis Cruz
Rep. Carlos Bianchi
Rep. Nelson Torres Yordán
*On May 14, 2015 the Baltimore
Sun reported "Former
governor Martin O'Malley on Friday will sign a lease for 7,200 of
office space across the street from Baltimore's Penn Station..."
Policy Director Sarah Miller
(reported by MSNBC's Alex Seitz-Wald on Nov. 20, 2014, "brought on about two months ago") Worked at the Treasury Department. Speechwriter and advisor to John Podesta at the Center for American Progress. Worked on the policy team of Clinton's 2008 campaign.
Press Team Emily Pochter
2015 tweet from Lis Smith) Research director and deputy
communications director at FWD.us, from Feb. 2014. Associate at
SKDKnickerbocker, Jan. 2013-Feb. 2014. Rapid response
coordinator/special projects assistant at Obama for America in
Columbus, OH, Aug.-Nov. 2012. B.A. in international relations and
environmental studies from Rhodes College, 2012. twitter
Press Director Megan Adams
(announced Oct. 30, 2014) Executive coordinator (from June 2014), special assistant to the president (April 2013-June 2014), and special assistant to the chief of staff and CFO (June 2012-April 2013) at the Center for American Progress. Foreign policy intern at the Clinton Foundation, Jan.-June 2012. B.A. in political science, international studies from University of Kansas, 2011. twitter