Organization  |  BERNIE SANDERS page  

Bernie 2016
announced April 30, 2015.
Headquarters: 131 Church Street, Burlington, VT.
Office:  312 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington D.C.
see also: pre-campaign organization
 

(revised August 17, 2016)


OVERVIEW: Unlike the Clinton campaign, which launched with a huge organization in place, the Sanders campaign started very small and grew as he garnered support.  A significant number of staff moved from working in early states to the national team.  At its peak the campaign had about 900 people on staff (including field organizers in the states).  However, following the April 26 contests it made deep cuts, paring back to 300-plus (
+).



Senior Advisor  Tad Devine

President at Devine, Mulvey, Longabaugh since 2007.  With Mike Donilon formed D&D Media in 2005.  President of Shrum, Devine & Donilon, Inc.  At the media consulting firm Doak Shrum and Associates, Inc. from 1993 until it split in early 1995.  Extensive experience on presidential campaigns: Senior advisor and strategist on Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2003-04.  Senior strategist on the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000.  Campaign manager on Sen. Bob Kerrey's 1992 presidential campaign.  Director of delegate selection and field operations for Mike Dukakis' campaign in 1987-88, and in the Fall, campaign manager for VP nominee Sen. Lloyd Bentsen.  Worked on Walter Mondale's 1984 campaign in the Florida primary, as deputy delegate director, and in the Fall as executive assistant to the campaign manager.  Started in politics in 1980 helping track delegates for Jimmy Carter.  Devine has also worked as a strategist and consultant on campaigns overseas.  Other experience includes: Assistant to the president of Boston University, 1991-93.  Chief of staff to the Mayor of Providence, RI, 1989-90.  Associate attorney at the law firm of Winston & Strawn, 1985-87.  J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, 1982; B.A. in American history from Boston University, 1978.  Born in Providence, RI.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Mark Longabaugh

Partner at Devine, Mulvey, Longabaugh since March 2013.  Founded and was a partner in Wild Bunch Media, 2006-Feb. 2013.  Political director for the League of Conservation Voters.  Campaign manager on former Labor Secretary Robert Reich's 2002 campaign for governor in Massachusetts.  State director on Bill Bradley's New Hampshire primary campaign in 1999-2000.  Democratic nominee for Congress in Ohio's 1st CD in 1996, losing to U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot by 54% to 43%.  Ohio director on ClintonGore '92 general election campaign.  New Hampshire coordinator for Rep. Dick Gephardt in 1987-88.  Graduate of Miami University (Ohio), 1980.  twitter


Campaign Manager  Jeff Weaver

(announced May 15, 2015)  Most recently ran a small business in No. Virginia.  Started as a legislative assistant to Sanders in his House office while attending law school, served as Sanders' House chief of staff in the early 2000s, as his 2006 campaign manager, and as his Senate chief of staff from Jan. 2007-July 2009.  J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law, 1996; undergraduate degree from University of Vermont, 1990.  Originally from Frankllin County.


Pollster  Ben Tulchin

(reported Oct. 26, 2015)  Founder and president of Tulchin Research in San Francisco.  Previously started and directed Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research’s California office, worked for the California-based polling firm of Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates, as well as the Washington, DC-based polling firms of Garin-Hart-Yang, and Lake-Snell-Perry.  Bachelor’s degree in history from Amherst College.

Deputy Campaign Manager  Rich Pelletier

(from March 2016; started as the campaign's national field director from Nov. 2015-March 2016)  Vice president at New Partners, March 2013-Nov. 2015.  Field director at America Votes, Jan. 2010-March 2013.  Colorado state director at America Votes, May 2006-Dec. 2009.  Executive director at the Maine Democratic Party, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006.  State director at America Coming Together, Nov. 2003-Dec. 2004.  Political director at Think About It, May-Nov. 2003.  Special assistant to the Maine Speaker of the House, June 2000-Dec. 2002.  Field director for U.S. Rep. John Baldacci, 1994-97.  Degree in political science from University of Maine, 1995.



FIELD

National Field Director  Julia Barnes

(from March 2016; started as the campaign's New Hampshire state director from Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016)  Came to the campaign from position as executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party, started May 2012.  New Hampshire Coordinated Campaign field director, July-Nov. 2010.  State field director at Organizing for America - New Hampshire, Dec. 2009-Oct. 2011.  Policy and business analyst for Defined Business Solutions, Jan.-Nov. 2009.  Deputy field director for Gov. Jon Lynch's successful re-election campaign, June-Nov. 2008.  Special assistant for Citizen Services for Gov. Lynch, Jan.-June 2008.  Regional field coordinator in Hillsborough County for Joe Biden's NH primary campaign, May 2007-Jan. 2008.  Senior staff fellow at Wider Opportunities for Women, Jan. 2004-Dec. 2005.  B.A. in political science and women's studies from The George Washington University, 2005.  New England native.  twitter

Director of State Campaigns  Brandon Maheu

(from Feb. 2016; started as the campaign's New Hampshire primary director Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016)  Self-employed organizing consultant since July 2010.  Field director on Cutler for Maine (independent campaign for governor), July 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field director for the Main House Democratic Campaign Committee, Feb-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on McGowan for Maine (for governor), Dec. 2009-June 2010.  Deputy field director on No on 1: Protect Maine Equality, Sept.-Nov. 2009.  Field director for the Maine Democratic Party, Feb. 2008-Nov. 2009.  50-State Strategy organizer for the DNC, July 2006-Feb. 2008.  Special assistant to Gov. John Baldacci, Nov. 2005-Jan. 2006.  Regional field organizer at No on 1: Maine Won't Discriminate, Aug.-Nov. 2005.  Studied at University of Maine at Farmington.  twitter

Battleground States Director  Robert Becker

(from some point after Feb. 1, 2016...Becker served as state director for the Iowa caucus campaign)  Founder and organizer with The Tanzeem Group, a Cairo, Egypt-based progressive grassroots organizing and communications firm.  Becker has worked on Democratic Party campaigns in twenty states.  Campaign manager on Jared Polis' election to Congress from Colorado in 2008.  Iowa state director on Bill Richardson's 2007-08 caucus campaign.  In 2006 he managed Phyllis Busansky's campaign in Florida's 9th CD.  In Fall 2004 Becker was field director for America Coming Together (ACT) in Florida.  He ran Polk County for Sen. Bill Bradley’s Iowa caucus campaign in 1999-2000. twitter

Regional Field Directors
Dulce Saenz

Served as state director for Colorado caucus campaign and the Washington caucus campaign.  Latino organizing program director at Conservation Colorado from Feb. 2014.  Latino outreach director at Colorado Commits to Kids, Aug.-Nov. 2013.  Southwest Denver organizer at State for Children, Sept. 2011-May 2013.  B.A. in political science from University of Denver, 2011.  Grew up in the town of Hudson on the northeastern Colorado plains.

Carlos Sanchez

(Dec. 2015)  Coordinator of political campaigns at People for the American Way, July 2014-Dec. 2015.  Affordable Care Act outreach canvass manager for Community Connect, LLC in Tucson, Jan.-April 2014.  Development and research associate at Florida New Majority, Dec. 2011-July 2013.  Bachelor's degree in economics from Florida International University, 2011.

Scott Siebel

(started as a RFD, then and field director on the New Hampshire primary campaign)  Field director on Yes! for Independent Maps (Illinois), starting Aug. 2013.  Regional field director at the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Regional field director on We Are Ohio, July 2011-Feb. 2012.  Field director on Congressman Paul Kanjorski's 2010 re-election campaign in Pennsylvania, 2010.  State field organizer for the Energy Action Coalition on the Power Shift Ohio campaign, Feb.-Nov. 2009.  Canvass director in Ohio for Grassroots Campaigns, March-Sept. 2008.  B.A. in political science from Miami University, 2004.

National Student Organizing Director  Kunoor Ojha

(Feb. 2016; started on the campaign as a regional field director in Nashua, New Hampshire, then as NH campus director)  Field director on Bill Hughes' campaign for Congress in Atlantic City, NJ, July-Dec. 2014.  Regional field director on Yes! for Independent Maps (Illinois), Jan-July 2014.  B.S. in political science from Illinois Institute of Technology, 2013.  Experience also includes field organizer on Obama for America in Chicago, May-Sept. 2011.

National Student Organizers
Meg Reilly
Chloe Stryker
Danny Hinton
Kyle Warren

National Training Director Kim McMurray

Previously regional mobilization director (from May 2013), Pennsylvania state director (July 2011-May 2013) and member coordinator (April 2010-July 2011) for Working America.  State associate for Environment New Mexico, Aug. 2009-March 2010.  M.A. (2009) and B.A. (2008) in political science from Villanova University.

Regional Training Leads
Emma LaBounty
Lindsay Hunn

National Out-of-State Director  Erika Ulyterhoeven

(Feb. 2016; started on the campaign in Nov. 2015 as New Hampshire director of distributed organizing)  Research assistant at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Jan. 2010-July 2012.  Research assistant at MIT, Dec. 2008-Dec. 2009.  Studied at the Toulouse School of Economics, 2012-14.  Graduate of Wellesley College, 2008.

Regional Out-of-State Organizers
Jensen Cook
Katy Hellman
Shane McKibben


(Phil Fiermonte was the campaign's initial field director, then served as senior advisor, announced May 15, 2015; he eventually returned to the Senate office)  Outreach/state director in Sanders' Senate office before moving over to the campaign full time.  He started with Sanders in Aug. 2002 and is described as Sanders' "longtime campaign manager."  Executive director of United Professions of Vermont/AFT, AFL-CIO, Dec. 1999-Aug. 2002.  B.S. in sociology from University of Vermont, 1978.  Derby native.


COMMUNICATIONS

Communications Director  Michael Briggs

Also serving as communications director in Sanders' Senate office (with Sen. Sanders since 2007)  Press secretary to Sen. John Edwards (NC), 1999-2005.   Spokesman for U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (IL), 1997-98.  Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (IL).  Reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.

Deputy Communications Director  Arianna Jones

(June 2015)  Segment producer (Aug. 2012-June 2015) and booking producer (March 2011-April 2013) at MSNBC.  B.A. in English, history from University of Vermont.  twitter

National Press Secretary  Symone Sanders

(Aug. 2015)  Communications officer at Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, Nov. 2014-Aug. 2015.  Communications director for Virginia Delegate Michael Futrell, Dec. 2014-June 2015.  Deputy communications director on Chuck Hassebrook for Governor (NE), April-Nov. 2014.  Communications, events and community outreach manager (Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014) and special projects coordinator (Oct. 2012-Sept. 2013) for the Empowerment Network in Omaha, NE.  B.B.A. in management from Creighton University, 2013.  twitter

Deputy National Press Secretary  Sarah Ford

(Nov. 2015)  National press secretary for Draft Biden 2016 to Nov. 2015.  B.A. in public relations and political science from DePaul University, 2015.

Latino Outreach Strategist  Erika Andiola

(initially Latino Outreach Strategist)  President of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition from 2009.  twitter

Rapid Response Director  Mike Casca

Before starting on the campaign, Casca worked briefly in Sanders' Senate office as press secretary/digital director, Aug.-Sept. 2015.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (MN) to end of July 2015.  twitter

Regional Press Secretaries 
Diane May

(March 2016)  Interim communications director for the International Fragrance Association, North America from Feb. 2015.  Communications director for the South Carolina Democratic Party, 2015 to Feb. 2016.  Account executive at JVA Campaigns, Sept. 2013-May 2015.  Communications director on Anita Lopez for Mayor of Toledo, 2013.  Deputy press secretary on Obama for America in Wisconsin, July-Nov. 2012.  Press assistant at Fisher for Ohio, 2009-10.  Research analyst at Sage Computing, Fall 2009.  B.A. degrees in political science and economics from American University, 2009.  Originally from Indianapolis.  twitter

Gregory Minchak

(Jan. 2016)  Director of strategic communications fro the National League of Cities, Oct. 2008-Dec. 2014. Grassroots associate at Bonner & Associates, Oct. 2005-May 2006.  Public relations and communications for the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association, 2006-08,  Marketing director for Harriet Clothier, a start up online clothing company.  Director of external affairs (Apr. 2001-July 2005) and senior research associate (Nov. 1999-Apr. 2001) at the Computer & Communications Industry Association,  M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, 1999.  B.A. in political science from King's College, 1998.  twitter

Vivek Kembaiyan

(Feb. 2016)  Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, April 2015-Feb. 2016.  Communications director for Mike Honda for Congress, July 2013-Nov. 2014.  Legislative correspondent to U.S. Rep. Raul Ruiz, M.D., Jan.-June 2013; finance director/finance coordinator on Ruiz for Congress, Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Deputy finance director on Alan Khazei for Massachusetts, March-Oct. 2011.  Campaign manager on Lynn Howe for State Representative in Medford, OR, June-Nov. 2010.  B.A. in history from Yale University, 2010.  twitter

Warren Gill

(Jan. 2016)  Communications manager at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Sept. 2014-Jan. 2016.  M.A. in political communication from American University, 2014; M.Div. in liturgical studies from Pacific School of Religion, 2012; B.A. in philosophy and religious studies from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 2007.


DIGITAL

Digital Director  Kenneth Pennington

(April 2015)  Deputy press secretary to Sen. Sanders, Sept. 2014-April 2015.  Executive editor at BriefMobile, May 2010-April 2013.  Political media coordinator at NCC Media, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in history from UC San Diego, 2012.

Digital Media Director  Hector Sigala

Systems administrator/telecom legislative correspondent to Sen. Sanders, Jan. 2012-May 2015.  B.A. in political science and government from The George Washington University, 2012; transfer from Riverside City College.  twitter

GOTV Digital Director  Melissa Byrne

Started on the campaign as New Hampshire digital director.  twitter

Aidan King

(Jan. 2016)  Co-founder of Grassroots for Sanders, Dec. 2013.  B.A. in English language and literature from University of New Hampshire, 2014.  twitter

Jose F. Martinez Diaz de Rivera

(started on the campaign as Nevada digital director in Nov. 2015)  Digital director at Americans for Tax Fairness from Oct. 2014.  Deputy director in new media (June 2012-Aug. 2014) and campaign manager (July 2011-June 2012) at SEIU.  Research associate at Global Integrity, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011.  Marketing manager at Nestle de Mexico, March 2005-June 2007.  M.A. in international development from American University, 2011; B.A. in international relations from Universidad de las Américas, A.C., 2003.  twitter

Revolution Messaging

(announced May 6, 2015)

Digital Fundraising Director  Tim Tagaris

Partner at Revolution Messaging since Feb. 2013.  Advisor to Ustream, Inc. June 2007-Feb. 2016.  Digital director on Chris Murphy's campaign for U.S. Senate in Connecticut, 2011-Dec. 2012.  New media director for SEIU, June 2008-Nov. 2011.  Director of media technologies on Sen. Chris Dodd's presidential campaign, Jan. 2007-Jan. 2008.  Internet director on Ned Lamont's U.S. Senate campaign in Connecticut, March-Nov. 2006.  Internet outreach coordinator at the DNC starting in Oct. 2005-March 2006.  Internet communications director for Sherrod Brown; built/primary author of GrowOhio.org.  Worked on Paul Hackett's campaign in the Aug. 2005 special election in Ohio's 2nd CD.  Communications director on Jeff Seeman's congressional campaign Ohio's 16th CD (Canton) in 2004.  Blogged at Swing State Project and occasionally at MyDD.  Served in the Marines.  Graduated from Southern Illinois University with a degree in television production.   twitter

Digital Fundraising Manager  Michael Whitney

Senior campaign strategist at Revolution Messaging since July 2014.  Self employed digital organizing consultant, Feb.-June 2014.  Director of U.S. email  (May 2012-Feb. 2014) and campaign director (July 2011-May 2012) for Change.org.  Digital strategy director for Firedoglake.com, Aug. 2009-July 2011.  Online campaign manager for SEIU, Sept. 2008-Aug. 2009.  New media coordinator for American Rights at Work, May 2006-Sept. 2008.  Strategist at CollegeLabs.org, July-Nov. 2004.  Generation Dean co-founder at Dean for America, March 2003-Feb. 2004.  Bachelor's degree in visual media: photography and political science from American University, 2006.  twitter

Digital Production Director  Robin Curran

Digital production associate at Revolution Messaging from May 2015.  Communications fellow at the Center for Community Change, June 2014-May 2015.  B.A. in sociology and Italian from Dominican University, 2014. twitter

Digital Advertising Director  Keegan Goudiss

Partner at Revolution Messaging since April 2009.  Founder at Vox-P Media, Sept. 2008-Jan. 2011.  Partner at Silverberg Associates, Sept. 2007-Dec. 2008.  Analyst for NCEC, Aug. 2003-Aug. 2007.  Campaign manager fro the IDP Truman Fund, 2002.  IT director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2002.  Member services assistant at the DCCC, 1999-2000.  B.A. in political science from American University, 2002.  twitter

Digital Creative Director  Arun Chaudhary

Creative director and partner at Revolution Messaging since March 2012.  Resident filmmaker at Fenton, Oct. 2011-Jan. 2012.  Official videographer at the White House, Jan. 2009-Aug. 2011.  New Media road director (April-Nov. 2008) and director of field production (May 2007-April 2008) for Obama for America.  Adjunct instructor at New York University, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2007.  Freelance editor and sound designer, Jan. 1998-Jan. 2007.  M.A. in film from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, 2003; B.A. in film theory from Cornell University, 1997.  twitter

- "raised more than $218 million online from 8.5 million individual contributions and 2.7 million donors." -


POLITICAL

Political Outreach Director  Nick Carter

(started Sept. 2014 as managing director of Friends of Bernie Sanders and Progressive Voters of Vermont)  Public affairs coordinator of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, April 2012-Sept. 2014.  Project manager/network coordinator for CCTV Center for Media & Democracy, Feb. 2009-April 2012.  Field organizer for the Vermont Freedom to Marry Task Force, Jan.-April 2009.  Scheduler and organizer for the Vermont Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in political science, economics from University of Vermont, 2008.  twitter

Deputy National Political Director  Arturo Carmona

(announced Oct. 2, 2015; initially Latino outreach director and Southwest political director)  Comes to Sanders’ campaign from position as executive director of Presente.org, a Latino advocacy organization based in Los Angeles; he started there in Jan. 2012.  Executive Director of COFEM (Council of Mexican Federations), June 2005-Dec. 2011. Board liaison and assistant to the president at MALDEF, 2003-05.  M.P.A. from Cal State Northridge; B.A. in political science and government from Cal Poly Pomona.

Latino Outreach Director  Bill Velazquez

(Dec. 2015)  Vice president at Fidlar of Texas, March-Dec. 2015.  President of Strategic Government Consulting, Dec. 2013-March 2015.  Chief deputy recorder for the Cook County Recorder of Deeds, 2012-13.  Government and community affairs (1998-2012) and special assistant for Latino affairs (1996-98) at the Chicago Housing Authority.  Community outreach director for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, 1995-96.  Executive director of the Little Village Chamber of Commerce, 1993-95.  B.A. in communications and media studies from Carleton College, 1986.

Latino Outreach Deputy Director  Cesar Vargas

(Oct. 2015)  Leading activist in the DREAM movement; co-founder of the DREAM Action Coalition from Sept. 2011.  J.D. from CUNY School of Law, 2011; undergraduate degree in philosophy from St. Francis College.  Brought to the U.S. from Mexico when he was five years old.

African American Outreach Director and Southeast Political Director  Marcus Ferrell

(July 2015)  Political consultant at MFJS inc. in Phoenix.  twitter

Labor Outreach Director  Fernando Losada

On leave from National Nurses United/California Nurses Association.  Director of environmental health and climate justice for NNU; Northern California collective bargaining director.

Native Outreach Director  Nicole Willis

(Feb. 2016)  Member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.  Director of tribal relations for the City of Seattle from July 2012.  Special assistant for Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor, Aug. 2009-April 2011.  First Americans Vote deputy director on the Obama campaign, May 2007-Nov. 2008.  twitter

LGBTQ Outreach Director  Sarah Scanlon

Started on the campaign as Arkansas state director.  Vice president at Natural State Strategies, a progressive campaign firm, from Jan. 2015.  Deputy director of the labor program (2010-13) and senior labor trainer (2008-10) for Wellstone Action.  Regional field director for HRC, 2006-08.  Regional political organizer for SEIU working on campaigns in more than 10 states, 2000-05.  Lobbyist for SEIU Washington State Council, 1997-2000.  Legislative assistant to Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, Jan. 1994-Oct. 1997; manager on Mary Lou Dickerson's campaign for state legislature, April-Sept. 1993..  Studied at Arkansas State University.  Grew up in Arkansas; her mother ran for Arkansas State Legislature.  twitter

Muslim and Arab-American Outreach Director  Ahlam Jbara

Deputy director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Sept. 20120-June 2015.  Interim executive director for the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, Oct. 2010-Sept. 2012.  Director of the immigrant family resource program at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, June 2006-Oct. 2010.  Director of family empowerment program at the Arab American Action Network, Nov. 2002-June 2006.  B.A. in criminal justice from University of Illinois at Chicago, 1997.

Veterans Outreach Director  John Towles

AAPI Outreach Coordinator  Erica Lee


Womens Outreach Coordinator  Alicia De Toffoli

(March 2016)  While pursuing Master's degree, consultant to Quantum Leaps International, Single Stop, Revolution Foods and Oxfam.  COO to Usangule Food For Thought, June 2012-May 2015.  Field organizer in Colorado on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012.  Master's degree in development practice from UC Berkeley 2015; B.S. in business administration entrepreneurship and B.A. in peace studies and conflict resolution from Chapman University, 2012.  twitter

Outreach Special Projects Coordinator  Linh Nguyen

Started on the campaign as political digital assistant in Iowa in Dec. 2015.  Green Party of Canada MP candidate for Mississauga Centre, Jan.-Dec. 2015.  B.A. in international economics and finance from Ryerson University.  twitter


DISTRIBUTED ORGANIZING

Director of Distributed Organizing  Claire Sandberg

(reported by Politico on Aug. 18, 2015)  Co-founder and executive director of Water Defense.  Co-founder of Frack Action.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Becky Bond

(Oct. 2015)  Senior fellow and advisor to the CEO (from March 2016) and vice president and political director (April 1999-Oct. 2015) at CREDO Mobile (Working Assets).  Online editor at SF Weekly, April 1998-April 1999.  B.A. in political science from Williams College, 1992.  twitter

Deputy Director of Distributed Organizing  Zack Malitz

Previously campaign manager at Credo Mobile from July 2012.  Online organizer at Water Defense, Jan.-July 2012.  B.A. in political science from CUNY-Hunter College, 2012.


Director of Email Engagement  Will Easton

[organizing/non-fundraising emails] (March 2016...started as Midwest regional digital organizing director from Jan.-March 2016)  Senior marketing manager for CREDO Mobile/CREDO Action, May 2006-Jan. 2016.  Vice president of operations at Randall Funding and Development, April 2002-May 2005.  Development director for Tri-Valley CAREs, Dec. 2003-March 2005.  Webmaster for the Sierra Club, July 1999-March 2001.  Master's in nonprofit administration from University of San Francisco; B.A. in social science-Soviet studies from UC Berkeley.

National Digital Field Manager  Hannah Fertig

(initially a regional digital organizing director from Jan. 2016)  Student at Colorado University Boulder; was campus director of Buffs for Bernie.

Eastern Regional Organizing Director  Jon Warnow 

Web director at 350.org since March 2008. B.S. in environmental science, sociology from Middlebury College, 2007.

Southwest Regional Organizing and Latino Outreach  Lilia Villa

(Jan. 2016)  Email delivery manager (April-Aug. 2013) and organizer engineer (April 2012-April 2013) for NationBuilder.  Digital communications for the Committee For the Right to Know, Jan. 2011-April 2012.  City ambassador for Couchsurfing, June 2007-May 2010.  Implementation project manager (Nov. 2008-Aug. 2009) and regional account manager (Aug. 2006-Nov. 2008) at ARES, In.  Degree in psychology from San Diego State University, 2007.


Calling Program Director  Sam Briggs

(Feb. 2016; started as a digital organizer in Dec. 2015)  Organizer for Rainforest Action Network, Feb.-June 2015.  Organizer for CREDO Action, Nov. 2012-May 2015; national field director (Sept.-Nov. 2014), online organizer (June-Aug. 2014) and district director (March-Nov. 2012) for CREDO SuperPAC.  Transportation organizer for 350.org for climate marches in 2014 and 2015.  Progressive caucus coordinator for ProgressOhio, Jan. 2011-March 2012. Campaign manager on Rep. Ted Celeste's 2010 re-election.  Online consultant.  Campaign manager for Mayor Dawn Zimmer (Feb.-Nov. 2009) and for City Council slate (Feb.-June 2009) in Hoboken, NJ.  Campaign manager on Ted Celeste for State Rep. in Ohio, April-Dec. 2008.  Field organizer with Strategic Consulting Group for NJ Citizen Action (Jan.-Feb. 2008) and Americans Against Escalation in Iraq (June-Oct. 2007).  B.A. in political science, studio art from Knox College, 2007.

Deputy Dialer Director  Kyle Machado

(March 2016; started as a national digital calling program associate in Dec. 2015)  Team leader at the mechanical repair facility for American Auto Brokers, Nov. 2012-Nov. 2014.  Studied welding technology at Orange Coast College and automotive technology at Golden West College.

Text for Bernie Director  Daniel Souweine

(Jan. 2016)  On leave from position as director of the CEL Climate Lab in Berkeley, started in that role in Sept. 2011 after serving as chief of staff and co-founder of Citizen Engagement Laboratory, Jan. 2008-Sept. 2011.  Program manager at the Tobin Project in Boston, June-Dec. 2006.  Consultant to the Rhode Island Department of Corrections, Feb.-May 2006.    Producer for HBO documentary on addiction, Jan.-Sept. 2005.  Writer/consultant (Nov. 2004-Jan. 2006), project coordinator Nov. 2003-04) and policy analyst/research assistant (Nov. 2001-Nov. 2003) for the Council of State Governments, .B.A. in political science from Brown University, 2001.

Help Desk  Craig Grella

(June 2015..."created and directed the campaign's Help Desk, which supported campaign staff in 30 states and ensured that 80% of email from supporters were answered within 24 hours")  Co-founder (Dec. 2011) of OrgSpring.  Co-founder of Cornerstone, May 2006-Dec. 2011.  Engineer at Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc., 1997-2000.  B.S. in civil engineering from Lehigh University, 1997.

Digital Organizers  Maximillian Cotterill, Cole Edwards, Sam Ghazey, Stephanie Nissley, Liam Clive, Cecilia Hall, Robert Reeves, Tara Reilly, Alexandra Rojas, Nathan Ruby


Developer/Organizing Technology Director  Jacob LeGrone

(Nov. 2015)  Independent contractor web developer in Charlotte, NC area, Aug. 2014-Oct. 2015.  Technical director for BKWLD, 2010-12; mobile services developer for Antenna, 2010; client services developer for Ingeniux Corporation, 2009-10.  B.S. in information systems management from Auburn University College of Business.

Developer/Senior Developer  Jon Culver

(July 2015)  Director of product development for Fitcode, June 2014-Feb. 2016.  Product engineer for Simply Measured, 2012-13.

Distributed Operations Manager  Lynn Hua

(Jan. 2016)  A.A. in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities from Orange Coast College, 2015.



DATA AND ANALYTICS

National Data Director  Willie Desmond

(succeeded Josh Uretsky)  Vice president at Haystaq DNA from July 2013; also senior microtargeting analyst at Strategic Telemetry from May 2006. lead map drawing consultant to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, 2011-12.  Project manager for modeling on the Obama for America campaign in 2008.  M.B.A. from Arizona State University, 2015; B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2006.

Director of Analytics  Jeremy Meadow

(Jan. 2016)  Digital growth lead (Oct. 2015-April 2016) and strategic finance (Sept. 2013-Oct. 2015) at Everlane.  Assurance associate at PwC, Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013.  M.A. (2012) and B.A. (2011) in accountancy from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

National Analytics Manager  Ben Muirhead

B.A. in political science and government, statistics from American University, 2015.  Fellow a Clarity Campaign Labs, May 2014-May 2015.  Associate a Clifford Moss LLC, June 2012-Nov. 2014. 

National Reporting and Voterfile Director  Bill Schwulst

Data coordinator at Airbnb, July-Nov. 2015.  Researcher in the Planning Department, Research and IT Division of St. Louis County, March 2011-Jan. 2015.  Nevada deputy data director on Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Deputy campaign manager on Dooley for Saint Louis, March-Nov. 2010.  Data and program associate at ISSI, June 2008-Jan. 2010.  Data director on Missouri Cures, Jan.-June 2008.  Field director on Seals for Congress (IL), Nov. 2007-Jan. 2008.  Co-campaign manager on Henry for Mayor (Fort Wayne, IN), March-Nov. 2007.  Regional field organizer on Wetterling for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2006.  Assistant finance director on Bell for Senate in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Sept. 2005-June 2006.  Regional field organizer on Chap Petersen for Lt. Governor (VA), Feb.-June 2005.  Canvassing team leader in Wisconsin on Kerry Edwards 2004.  Bachelor's degree in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies from University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, 2003.

National Targeting Director  Kyle Cox

Regional Data Desk  Delia Gorham

(Started as NH data director in Sept. 2015)  Data and targeting manager at Voices Votes Now in Portland, ME, June 2012-Oct. 2015.  Program director for the League of Young Voters in Portland, ME, Aug. 2011-May 2012.  Member coordinator at Working America, April-Aug. 2011.  OFA regional field director for the DNC, July 2010-April 2011.  Campaign field organizer for Alliance for Climate Protection's Repower America, April 2009-July 2010.  Field organizer for the Maine Democratic Party, July-Dec. 2008.  B.A. in government, American studies from Smith College, 2008.

Regional Data Desk  John Miller 


Manager of Contact Analytics  Paul Schaffer

(Jan. 2016)  Director of digital strategy at Analytics Media Group, July 2014-Oct. 2015.  Director of data sciences (June 2012-March 2014), manager of data services (March 2011-March 2012), senior optimization specialist (April 2010-Feb. 2011) and optimization specialist (Aug. 2008-March 2010) at Collective.  Associate at Global Credit Services, March-Aug. 2008.  B.S. in chemical engineering from Yale University, 2007.

Developer  Hawley Brett

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SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE

National Director of Scheduling and Advance  Casey Sinnwell

(Oct. 2015)  Special advisor (Jan. 2011-Jan. 2014) and director of scheduling and advance (Jan. 2010-Jan. 2011) to the Speaker of the New York City Council.  Director of scheduling to Gov. Chet Culver, Jan. 2007-Sept. 2009.  Assistant director of communications to Iowa Secretary of State Chet Culver, Aug. 2005-Dec. 2006.  B.A. in political science, philosophy from Iowa State University, 2005.

Director of Advance  Jess Yuen

(Feb. 2016)  Director of strategic initiatives at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation, Sept. 2014-Sept. 2015.  Director of strategic initiatives at the Price Family Charitable Fund, July 2013-Aug. 2014.  Policy advisor at the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, May 2012-Feb. 2013.  Presidential management fellow at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Aug. 2009-May 2012.  Policy analyst at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Sept. 2010-April 2011.  Self-employed political advance consultant while doing law school, 2006-09.  Assistant account executive at Fleishman-Hillard, Inc. March 2005-May 2006.  Worked on John Kerry's presidential campaign from June 2013 to Nov. 2014; started as regional field coordinator in Sullivan Co., then statewide political organizer and from Jan.-Nov. as national advance staff.  J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 2009; B.A. in anthropology and political science from Wellesley College, 2003.

Deputy Director of Advance  Caithlin Madigan

(from April 2016; started as national advance staff from Aug. 2015-Feb. 2016 and national advance lead, Feb.-April 2016)  Advance associate with the White House, Jan. 2013-Aug. 2015.  Advance consultant to Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in anthropology, modern languages from Stanford University, 2011.

Scheduling Director  Lindsey McCune


National Director of Surrogates  Rania Batrice

(Feb. 2016)  Started on the campaign in Sept. 2015 as Iowa communications director.  Worked on Desmond Adams for Congress in IA 3rd CD.  Iowa senior political advisor to former Sen. Jim Webb, March-May 2015.  Campaign manager on George Sinner for Congress (ND), May-Nov. 2014.  Communications director at the North Dakota Democratic-NPL, Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013.  Executive director at The Freedom Project/Abi Ferrin Inc, in Texas, 2010-12; executive director Innocence Project of Texas, 2010-11.  Campaign manager on Texans for Kinky, 2009-10; campaign manager at Texas Legends, 2009-10.  Campaign manager on Loebsack for Congress re-election, Feb.-Nov. 2008.  Deputy regional director/political director on John Edwards for President in Iowa, SC and OK, 2007-08.  Media consultant at Rindy Miller Media, 2006-07.  Field director on Gammage for Governor (TX), Dec. 2005-April 2006.  Instructor of Arabic, English, test prep, translator at Princeton Review, May-Nov. 2005.  B.A. in psychology and art from Austin College, 2003. Texas native.  twitter

National Surrogate Scheduler  Julielyn Gibbons

(Jan. 2016; initially grassroots training director, Sept.-Dec. 2015)  Independent curriculum developer and national trainer, May 2014-Sept. 2015.  Senior strategist at Stagecoach Digital, Oct. 2013-March 2014.  Chief engagement officer (Dec. 2012-Aug. 2013) and training director (Dec. 2011-Dec. 2012) for Democracy for America.  Founder, partner, online strategist at i3 Strategies, May 2009-Dec. 2011.  Senior fellow at the New Organizing Institute, June-Dec. 2010.  Online campaign coordinator for Progress Michigan, Oct. 2007-May 2009; online campaign strategist and organizer for Michigan's Netroots community, Feb. 2006-May 2009.  Internet outreach director for the Michigan Democratic Party, April-Oct. 2007.  Studied at Michigan State University to 2007, and earlier studied criminal justice and psychology at Madonna University. 

National Surrogate Celebrity Outreach  Steven McDonald

Scheduler  Emily Johnson


Press Advance Director/Director of Media Logistics  Lizzie Lewis

(Aug. 2015)  Advance associate for the White House from Sept. 2013.  National advance staff on Obama for America, Sept.-Dec. 2012.  Staff assistant to the COO of stadium operations for the 2012 Democratic National Convention.  English teacher for AMIDEAST, Nov. 2007-Aug. 2008.  Masters in international relations from Hult International Business School, 2011; B.S. in sociology, environmental studies from College of Charleston, 2007.

National Press Wrangler  Rene Spellman

Ground Logistics Coordinator  Joe Magee

(Feb. 2016; started as an intern Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016)  Student at the University of Vermont.

National Advance Desk  Nathan Ober

Travel Operations Manager  Zoe Frolik

From Essex Junction, VT.

Travel and Logistics Coordinator  Sarah Shaw

(Dec. 2015)  Manager at Burlington Hostel, May 2014-Nov. 2015.  Research coordinator for Bright Blue EcoMedia, June-Sept. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in global studies, community and international development and food systems from University of Vermont, 2015.


OPERATIONS

Chief Operating Officer  John Robinson


National Operations Director  Whittney Wernsing

(started as operations director for the campaign in South Carolina, Aug. 2015)  Public relations coordinator at Home Team Public Relations in Charleston, SC, April-Dec. 2014.  Manager of foundation and corporate relations for South Carolina Aquarium, April 2009-April 2014.  Coordinator of student activities at the College of Charleston, Sept. 2008-Aug. 2009.  Program coordinator for the Mayor of Charleston's Office for Children, Youth and Families, Sept. 2007-Aug. 2008.  B.S. in communication, business management and sociology from Bradley University, 2007.  Illinois native.

Deputy National Operations Director  Matt Marko

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National Logistics Coordinator  Ben Meers


Human Resources Director  Aurora Hurd


Deputy Human Resources Director  Sean Hood


IT Director  Ayden Hurd


HQ Operations Director  Krista Harness


Deputy HQ Operations Director  Robert Millar

(June 2015)  Member of the Winooski City Council, elected March 2015.  Self-employed political consultant, June 2014-June 2015.  State director of the Vermont Progressive Party, Jan. 2013-June 2014.  Assistant campaign director (Jan. 2011-Nov. 2012) and office manager (Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010) at Friends of Bernie Sanders.  Assistant to the assistant manager of field operations for the U.S. Census Bureau in Burlington, VT, March 2009-Aug. 2010.  Campaign staff on Pollina for Governor, July-Nov. 2008.  Studied English at the University of Vermont.  twitter


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Deputy Senior Advisor  Shannon Jackson

(started on the campaign May 2015)  Budget analyst for the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, Dec. 2014-May 2015.  Correspondence manager and staff assistant coordinator at the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, Feb. 2013-Dec. 2014.  Staff assistant in the Office of Sen. Sanders, July 2012-Feb. 2013.  English as a second language teacher in Kalasin, Thailand, 2011-12.  B.S. in environmental science and policy from University of Maryland College Park, 2011.

Special Advisor to Jane Sanders  Ellyn Heald

(started on the national advance staff, Sept. 2015-Jan. 2016)  New York theater artist.  M.A. in classical acting for the professional theater from London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, 2013; studied journalism at Arizona State University.  twitter


Policy Director  Warren Gunnels

Senior policy advisor in Sen. Sanders office, started working for Sanders in June 1999.  Junior legislative assistant (Feb. 1997-June 1999) and grants coordinator (May 1995-Feb. 1997) to Sen. Tom Harkin.  B.A. in political science/theatre from Denison University, 1993

Policy Advisor  Billy Gendell

Budget analyst and operations manager in the U.S. Senate from June 2015; Gendell has held various positions in the U.S. Senate starting as a legislative intern in Jan. 2013.  B.S. in history from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012.


Director of Ballot Access and Counsel  Matt Berg

(Aug. 2015)  Counsel to FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, April 2014-July 2015.  Deputy director of state affairs and policy counsel at Justice at Stake, Sept. 2010-April 2014.  J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law, 2010.  twitter

National Delegates Director  Joan Kato

(started on the campaign as Nevada state director in Nov. 2015)  Crisis response officer (from July 2015), public affairs officer (June 2014-July 2015), vice consul in Ho Chi Minh City (Nov. 2013-April 2014) and Philippines desk officer (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) for the U.S. Department of State.  Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting as Latino outreach director and Asian American outreach director in Iowa (May 2007-Jan. 2008), then went on to Las Vegas, NV, Greeley, CO, Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA.  Legislative assistant (2005-07) and office manager (2003-05) to U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez.  B.B.A. in marketing and international business from the University of Iowa, 2003; M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2011.  Interned on the Gore 2000 campaign in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Aug. 1999-Jan. 2000.


Director of Arts and Culture  Luis Calderin

(July 2015)  Brand manager (Aug. 2013-July 2015) and social media manager (May 2012-Aug. 2013) for Burton Snowboards.  Owner of Okay-Okay, a full-service agency, Nov. 2006-May 2012.  Marketing director/lifestyle for Fox Racing, 2004-06.   Brand director/marketing for American Eagle Outfitters, 2003-04.  Marketing Manager at Gravis Footwear, Jan. 2001-April 2003.  Studied communications at Emerson College.  twitter


Notable Endorsements
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield
, co-founders of Ben & Jerry's (May 26, 2015)
Bill McKibben, environmental activist (May 26, 2015) >
Addison Independent (VT bi-weekly) (May 22, 2015) >
Vermont-NEA (June 24, 2015)
Cornel West, "prominent and provocative democratic intellectual" (Aug. 25, 2015) >
128 Artists, Musicians and Cultural Leaders (announced Sept. 18, 2015)



IOWA

at least 23 total offices as of end of Dec. 2015
State Headquarters
:
3420 Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy, Suite 100, Des Moines  50310 >

Ames:  303 Main St., Ames  50010
Burlington:  1525 Mt. Pleasant St., Burlington  52601
Carroll:  820 West 8th St., Carroll
...Sanders at opening on Dec. 22, 2015
Cedar Rapids:  725 11th St., Marion  52302  ...Sanders at opening on Aug. 16, 2015
Clinton:  205 5th Ave. S, Suite D, Clinton  52732
Council Bluffs
:  500 West Broadway, #150, Council Bluffs  51503
Creston:  107 North Elm St., Creston  50801
Davenport
:  736 Federal St., Suite 2101, Davenport  52801  
...grand opening party Aug. 1, 2015
Decorah:  218 West Water St., Decorah  52101

Des Moines:  3839 Merle Hay Rd., Suite 259, Des Moines  50310   ...original HQ, ...Sanders held open house on June 13, 2015
Dubuque:  198 Main St., #4, Dubuque  52001
Fort Dodge: 1728 Central Ave., Fort Dodge  50501 [upstairs] ...informal grand opening on Sept. 17, 2015
Iowa City
:  702 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City  52240 
...Sanders at opening on Aug. 15, 2015
Marshalltown:  21 W. Main St., Marshalltown  50158   ...official opening Dec. 6, 2015
Mason City:  513 Federal Ave., Mason City  50401
Muscatine
: 1 06 E. 2nd St., Muscatine  52761
Newton:  201 1st Ave. West, Newton  50208
  ...Cong. Keith Ellison at opening on Dec. 30, 2015
Ottumwa105 N. Court St., Ottumwa  52501   ...Sanders at opening on Sept. 3, 2015
Sioux City:  1918 Pierce St., Sioux City  51104
Spencer:  1900 Grand Ave., Spencer  51301
Waterloo:  217 W. 4th St., Waterloo  50701
West Branch:  101 West Main St., #4, West Branch  52358
[second floor]

- According to a Sept. 4 press release from the campaign there were more than 50 Iowa staff. 

- this section includes significant input from the Des Moines Register -

State Director  Robert Becker

(announced June 22, 2015)  Founder and organizer with The Tanzeem Group, a Cairo, Egypt-based progressive grassroots organizing and communications firm.  Becker has worked on Democratic Party campaigns in twenty states.  Campaign manager on Jared Polis' election to Congress from Colorado in 2008.  Iowa state director on Bill Richardson's 2007-08 caucus campaign.  In 2006 he managed Phyllis Busansky's campaign in Florida's 9th CD.  In Fall 2004 Becker was field director for America Coming Together (ACT) in Florida.  He ran Polk County for Sen. Bill Bradley’s Iowa caucus campaign in 1999-2000. twitter

Campaign Coordinator  Pete D'Alessandro

(reported May 14, 2015 by the Quad-City Times' Ed Tibbetts...coordinator "to put a team together in Iowa")  Founder (2001) and CEO of PAD Consulting in Des Moines.  Political director for Gov. Chet Culver.  Political director of Bill Bradley's 1999-2000 Iowa caucus campaign.  Field director on Tom Vilsack's 1998 campaign for governor.  Worked on Leonard Boswell's campaign.  Graduate of Illinois State University, 1986.  Berwyn native.

Caucus Director  Brendan Summers

(announced June 22, 2015)  Executive director (Jan. 2013) and deputy executive director (Jan. 2012-Jan. 2013) for the Nevada Assembly Democratic Caucus.  2012 presidential caucus director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Feb. 2010-Jan. 2012.  Assistant analyst at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, Aug. 2009-Feb. 2010.  Caucus to convention manager for the Iowa Democratic Party in 2008.  Graduate of All America PAC's Camp Bayh program.  twitter

Political Director  Blair Lawton

(announced June 13, 2015)  Iowa field director on MoveOn.org Political Action/Democracy for America's Run Warren Run campaign, Jan.-early June 2015.  Get-out-the-vote director for the Alaska Democratic Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Minnesota state coordinator at Organizing for Action, April 2013-April 2014.  Statewide organizer at Progress Iowa, Dec. 2012-Jan. 2013.  Regional field director for Organizing for America in Waterloo, Jan.-Nov. 2012; field organizer for Organizing for America in Sioux City, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2012.  Assistant manager at Hollister Co., Dec. 2008-March 2011.  B.A. in political science and government from Morningside College in Sioux City, 2008.  Native of Western Iowa.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Susana Cervantes

(initially RFD in Sioux City, announced June 22, 2015)  Western regional field director on the Run Warren Run campaign.  Worked for the Nevada Democratic Party, Organizing for Action in Chicago and in 2012 as a field organizer for President Obama's re-election campaign in Las Vegas, and started as an organizer for the United Farm Workers in California.  twitter

Communications Director Rania Batrice

(Sept. 2015)  Most recently worked on Desmond Adams for Congress in IA 3rd CD.  Iowa senior political advisor to former Sen. Jim Webb, March-May 2015.  Campaign manager on George Sinner for Congress (ND), May-Nov. 2014.  Communications director at the North Dakota Democratic-NPL, Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013.  Executive director at The Freedom Project/Abi Ferrin Inc, in Texas, 2010-12; executive director Innocence Project of Texas, 2010-11.  Campaign manager on Texans for Kinky, 2009-10; campaign manager at Texas Legends, 2009-10.  Campaign manager on Loebsack for Congress re-election, Feb.-Nov. 2008.  Deputy regional director/political director on John Edwards for President in Iowa, SC and OK, 2007-08.  Media consultant at Rindy Miller Media, 2006-07.  Field director on Gammage for Governor (TX), Dec. 2005-April 2006.  Instructor of Arabic, English, test prep, translator at Princeton Review, May-Nov. 2005.  B.A. in psychology and art from Austin College, 2003. Texas native.  twitter

Press Secretary  Lilia Chacon

(Aug. 28, 2015 tweets; announced Sept. 4)  Director of public relations for Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2015.  Longtime award-winning journalist.  Reporter/anchor at WFLD-TV Fox News Chicago, March 1989-July 2010. Reporter, weekend anchor and producer at Channel 13 in Albuquerque, June 1985-Feb. 1989.  B.S. in broadcast journalism from Northern Illinois University, 1979.  twitter

Data Director  Sara Christensen


Digital Director  Pinky Weitzman

(reported by Politico on Aug. 18, 2015)  Associate director for digital communications at the ACLU in New York, as well as being a string multi-instrumentalist.  Graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  twitter

Volunteer Director  Kelly Mounger

Canvass director in Milwaukee (Oct.-Nov. 2014), deputy canvass director in Hampton, VA (Sept.-Nov. 2013, deputy field director in the Bronx (July-Sept. 2013) for Grassroots Solutions; also canvass manager for Digital Turf, April-Oct. 2014.  Certified nursing assistant with Lending Hands Home Health Care, Sept. 2010-Jan. 2013; personal care worker with Supportive Home Options, March 2010-Jan. 2013.  Operations director at Grassroots Solutions, Oct.-Dec. 2012.  Economic support specialist for Milwaukee County, March 1999-Aug. 2009.  Financial employment planner at MAXIMUS, June 1995-March 1999.  Administrative assistant at Children's World Learning Centers in the Milwaukee area.

Senior Advisors  Kevin Perkins and Rene Dickerson

Co-owners of Black and Blue LLC in Davenport.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Tavis Hall

Hall has served as vice chair of the Black Hawk County Democrats and political committee chair of the Black Hawk County chapter of the NAACP.  Regional outreach representative for U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley from Feb. 2008.  Managed a mayoral campaign in 2009.  Field organizer in East Waterloo for Obama for America, 2007-Jan. 2008.  Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2006.  A.A. in general studies from Hawkeye Community College, 2006.

Scheduler  Lindsey McCune

Operations Director  Sarah Bacon

(June 2015)  Bacon has held more than a dozen campaign and organizing positions over almost a decade.  Recent experience includes Western KY organizer for Smoke-free Kentucky, Dec. 2014-Jan. 2015; director at Buzzards Bay Strategies, June-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Adams for Montana, Jan.-March 2014; and state canvass director for Grassroots Solutions, based in Norfolk, VA, July-Nov. 2013.  She started as Southern Oregon field director on Westlund for Governor, Jan.-Aug. 2006.  Bachelor's degree in sociology from Southern Oregon University, 2011.

Operations Assistant  Emily Johnson


Senior Consultant  Peggy Huppert

(Dec. 2015)  State director for No Labels from March to Dec. 2015.  Senior market manager for community engagement (Sept. 2013-Feb. 2015), Minnesota state leadership director (Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013) and Iowa director of government relations (Jan. 2008-Oct. 2012) for the American Cancer Society.  State director at Iowans for Sensible Priorities, Sept. 2005-Jan. 2008.  Development director for the Iowa Association of School Boards Foundation, March 2004-Aug. 2005.  Executive director of the Chrysalis Foundation (serving women and girls in Central Iowa), Jan. 2000-Dec. 2003.  B.A. in new-editorial journalism from Drake University, 1980.


Field Director  Justin Huck

(announced June 13, 2015)  Experience includes youth outreach program manager in Des Moines for the League of Conservation Voters.  twitter

Deputy Field Director  Tara Thobe

(announced as operations director on June 13, 2015)  "Worked in New Mexico in the last election cycle [2014]."  Studied political science at Ohio State University.

Deputy Field Director  Shelby Iseler

Initially regional field director in Ames.  Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters in Des Moines from Sept. 2014.  B.A. in comparative culture and politics from Michigan State University, 2013.

Field

Regional Field Directors

Des Moines  Zach Fang

Field director on Doug Gansler for Governor campaign in Maryland, July 2013-June 2014.  Field director for the California Democratic Party in CA-10, May-Nov. 2012.  Degree in political science from American University, 2012.

Des Moines  Beth Farvour

(announced June 22, 2015) Regional field director for Run Warren Run in Iowa’s 2nd CD.  Worked on Mary Burke's 2014 gubernatorial campaign and is from Wisconsin.  twitter

Ames  Rameera Robbalaa

Account executive at CSA Inc. in the New York City area from May 2015.  Regional field director for Airbnb, Aug. 2014-May 2015.  Organizer at Citizen Action of New York, March-Dec. 2013; and field organizer at Nextdoor.com in Brooklyn, July-Nov. 2013; deputy campaign manager on Kirsten John Foy for City Council in Brooklyn, July-Sept. 2013.  Field organizer in Shelby, NC on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2012.  Masters in human resources management and services from Walden University, 2015; bachelor's of Arts and Science in political science and government from University of Oklahoma, 2012.  (initial Ames RFD was Shelby Iseler...she moved to deputy field director)

Cedar Rapids  Adam Kofoed

(June 2015)  Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters in the Cedar Rapids area, May 2014-May 2015.  Communications supervisor for the U.S. Army from Jan. 2009.  B.A. degrees in political science and economic from Coe College, 2015; A.S. in golf course and athletic field maintenance from Kirkwood Community College, 2008.  twitter

Dubuque  Margaret Jarosz

(announced June 22, 2015)  Northeast regional field director on Run Warren Run.  Field organizer on the Wendy Davis for Governor campaign in Texas, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager on Sara Geenen for Wisconsin State Assembly, March-Aug. 2014.  Volunteered with the campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (March-June 2012) and with President Obama’s re-election campaign (Sept.-Nov. 2012).  Milwaukee native.  Attended Loyola University Chicago.  twitter

Council Bluffs  Mackenzie Ewing

Chef at Nike from July 2013.  Director at FieldWorks, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Lead assistant director at Grassroots Campaigns, March-Aug. 2012.  Medication care manager at Sunrise Senior Living, Sept. 2011-March 2012.  Taught English in the Czech Republic.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Arizona, 2001.  (initial Council Bluffs RFD from July 2015 was Cameron Brennan)

Sioux City  Michelle Bruggenthies

...  (initial Sioux City RFD was Susana Cervantes...she moved to deputy political director in Des Moines)

Burlington  Chris Bowen
(July 2015)  Stay at home dad.  COO of Total Relaxation & Wellness, Inc., Nov. 2014-April 2015.  Freight coordinator for Kohl's Department Stores in West Burlington, Nov. 2012-Sept. 2013.  Field and political director for the Pennsylvania Democratic State Senate Campaign Committee, Feb-Aug. 2010.  Field director on Mary Jo Kilroy for Congress, June-Nov. 2008.  Regional field director on Chris Dodd for President, March 2007-Jan. 2008.  Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2006.  Eastern Iowa regional field director on Chet Culver for Governor, Feb.-June 2006.  Canvass director for the New Jersey Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2005.  Canvass team leader and volunteer coordinator for the Iowa Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2004.  B.A. in political science and public administration from Missouri Valley College, 1999; started at University of Iowa.

Waterloo  Hassan Ali

(July 2015)  Cultural trainer at the Washington Language Center.  B.A. in political science from South Dakota State University, 2013.

Field Organizers include

Becca Bacon (Des Moines suburbs)  twitter

Sakina Bennett  (Cedar Rapids area) 
(July 2015)  Field organizer for the DCCC, July-Nov. 2014.  Deputy field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia in Hampton, Sept.-Nov. 2013.  Degree in political science from Hampton University, 2014.

Esam Boraey (Des Moines) 
(June 2015)  Social media coordinator for the U.S. Institute of Peace, Aug. 2014-April 2015.  Program director at the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies, Jan.-Aug. 2014.  Assistant program officer for the International Republican Institute, July 2011-Oct. 2013.  Master's degree in history from Cairo University, 2011.  Originally from Egypt; moved to the United States in 2013.

Cameron Brennan (initially Council Bluffs)
(July 2015)  Political consultant for Clean Water Action in Denver, CO, Nov. 2014-March 2015.  Field organizer for NextGen Climate, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer for Obama for America in Boulder, Aug.-Dec. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in sociology and English from University of Colorado Boulder, 2014.

Melina Cohen (Omaha)

Colin Cole twitter

Ari Davis (Sioux City area)  twitter

Justin Henry (Sioux City area)  twitter

Sierra Holstad (Mason City)
Attended North Iowa Area Community College.

Justin Jacobsen

David Kelso (Fort Dodge)  twitter

Christopher Klarich

Meredyth Krug (Cedar Rapids)
Field organizer on Al Franken for Senate, June-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in urban studies/affairs, sociology from Augsburg College, 2014.

Julia McMekan (Quad Cities)  twitter

Michael Plantenberg (Ames)  twitter
Iowa State University campus organizer for RunWarrenRun.  From Grand Island, NE.

Kate Revaux (Iowa City)

Nathan Rifkin (Iowa City)
(July 2015)  B.A. degrees in political science and sociology from Middlebury College, 2015.

Kim Robinson

Simone Thibodeau  twitter

Sophia Tieman
Field organizer or Forward NC in Charlotte, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Corps member for City Year in South Bronx, Aug 2012-June 2013.  B.A. in political science and government from Occidental College, 2015.

Events Coordinator  Evan Burger

(announced June 13, 2015 as college outreach director)  Farming and environment organizer at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement from May 2013.  Graduate of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2013.  twitter

major Iowa staff announcements made on June 13 and June 22

Endorsements
Former Iowa Senator Daryl Beall (on July 2, 2015 at Fort Dodge event)

Women for Bernie

(announced Oct. 7, 2015) over 400 Women for Bernie.

Iowa Latino Leadership Committee

(announced Dec. 1, 2015) 20 Latino activists and community leaders. Latinos for Bernie includes community leaders, students, DREAMers, and supporters.

Rural Iowa Leadership Committee

(announced Dec. 7, 2015) 47 Iowans from across the state, including current and former Democratic county chairs and elected officials, Bernie 2016 volunteers, agriculture activists and campus leaders.

Iowa Labor Leadership Committee

(announced Jan. 5, 2016) 39 labor leaders, activists, volunteers, and community members.


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Politico reports total of 53 staff as of Oct. 19, 2015 / there are 15 total offices plus HQ as of Dec. 10. 2015 >
State Headquarters: 835 Hanover St., Manchester  03104  ...Sanders officialiy opened on Sept. 19, 2015

Berlin:  177 Main St., Berlin  03570
Claremont:  44 Opera House Sq., Claremont  03743
Concord: 117 Manchester St., Concord  03301   ...original headquarters, opened July 2, 2015 (Sanders opening event on Sept. 7)
Dover
:  104 Washington St., Dover  03820
Hampton:  861 Lafayette Rd. (Route 1), Unit 7, Hampton, NH  03842
Keene
:  20 Central Square, #202, Keene  03431
Laconia
:  62 Canal St., Laconia  03246
Manchester:  field office in same building as state headquarters

Nashua
:  381 Main St., Nashua  03060
Peterborough:  50 Jaffrey Rd., Rt. 202, Peterborough  03458
Plymouth:  135 Main St., Plymouth  03264
Portsmouth:  235 West Rd., Suite 10, Portsmouth  03801 
...Sanders officially opened on Sept. 20, 2015
Rochester:  56 North Main St., Rochester  03867
Salem:
  254 North Broadway, Salem  03079
West Lebanon:  89 Main St. #2, West Lebanon  03784

State Director  Julia Barnes

(reported July 23, 2015; started first week of Aug. 2015)  Comes to the campaign from position as executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party, started May 2012.  New Hampshire Coordinated Campaign field director, July-Nov. 2010.  State field director at Organizing for America - New Hampshire, Dec. 2009-Oct. 2011.  Policy and business analyst for Defined Business Solutions, Jan.-Nov. 2009.  Deputy field director for Gov. Jon Lynch's successful re-election campaign, June-Nov. 2008.  Special assistant for Citizen Services for Gov. Lynch, Jan.-June 2008.  Regional field coordinator in Hillsborough County for Joe Biden's NH primary campaign, May 2007-Jan. 2008.  Senior staff fellow at Wider Opportunities for Women, Jan. 2004-Dec. 2005.  B.A. in political science and women's studies from The George Washington University, 2005.  New England native.

Deputy State Director  Michael Ceraso

(Sept. 2015)  Deputy program director at Airbnb, June 2014-Sept. 2015 in the Los Angeles area.  Ceraso has worked on numerous campaigns and organizing efforts since 2008, including as a deputy field director in Manchester, NH on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012 and a field organizer on the Obama campaign in Carlsbad, NM, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  In addition to campaigns he has worked with Greenpeace as a training coordinator in the L.A. area, 2006-11, and city coordinator in the Philadelphia area, March-Aug. 2008.  B.S. in political science and government from Pitzer College, 2014.  twitter

Assistant to the Deputy State Director  Michael Dewar

Primary Director (Field, Data, GOTV)  Brandon Maheu

(reported by Bangor Daily News' Mike Tipping on Aug. 25, 2015)  Self-employed organizing consultant since July 2010.  Field director on Cutler for Maine (independent campaign for governor), July 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field director for the Main House Democratic Campaign Committee, Feb-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on McGowan for Maine (for governor), Dec. 2009-June 2010.  Deputy field director on No on 1: Protect Maine Equality, Sept.-Nov. 2009.  Field director for the Maine Democratic Party, Feb. 2008-Nov. 2009.  50-State Strategy organizer for the DNC, July 2006-Feb. 2008.  Special assistant to Gov. John Baldacci, Nov. 2005-Jan. 2006.  Regional field organizer at No on 1: Maine Won't Discriminate, Aug.-Nov. 2005.  Studied at University of Maine at Farmington.  twitter


Political Director  Kurt Ehrenberg

(from May 20, 2015; first reported by Seven Days Paul Heintz on May 26...as campaign coordinator was top NH staffer until Julia Barnes started)  NH field director on Run Warren Run, Feb.-May 2015.  Political and legislative director of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO.  Served over seven years as the Sierra Club’s representative in New Hampshire and throughout New England.  Resident of Rye; has lived in NH for over 35 years.


Communications Director  Karthik Ganapathy

(reported by Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti on Oct. 19, 2015)  Comes to the campaign from position as U.S. communications manager for 350.org.  Deputy managing director for communications at Red Horse Strategies in Brooklyn.  Communications director on Rob Zerban for Congress (Kenosha, WI), July-Nov. 2012.  Press officer for the New York City Public Advocate (Bill de Blasio), Aug. 2010-July 2012. twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Carli Stevenson

(reported by Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti on Oct. 19, 2015)  Comes to the campaign from doing strategic communications for AFSCME in Indiana from May 2014.  Communications specialist at UNITE HERE in Chicago area, June 2012-May 2014.  Field organizer at Every Child Matters, Sept. 2011-May 2012.  Communications assistant/researcher for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Dec. 2010-April 2011.  Campaign manager on Jackie Cilley for State Senate, NH District 6, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Campaign coordinator on Denise Garlick for State Representative, May-Aug. 2010.  Organizer in training with AFSCME, Dec. 2008-July 2009.  B.A. in history and women's studies, sociology from UNH, 2008.  twitter

Digital Director  Melissa Byrne

(reported by Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti on Oct. 19, 2015)  twitter


Operations Director  Susan Roman

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Administrative Assistant  Leslye Dedopoulos

Administrative assistant III at UNH from 2009.  A.A.S. in culinary arts from Southern New Hampshire University, 1995; B.A. in political science from UNH, 1990.

Out-of-State Coordinator  James Jameson

(Oct. 2015)  Southern Maine regional education manager for FairVote Main, June-Sept. 2015.  Canvass director in Portland, ME for Starting Point Ops.  Deputy canvass director at Oregon United for Marriage, June 2013-Jan. 2014.  Senior fundraising team leader for Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, Feb.-May 2013.  Deputy grassroots fundraising director on Mainers United for Marriage, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Beer delivery representative for Mariner Beverages, Oct. 2011-Feb. 2012.  Studying at Goddard College.

Data Director  Delia Gorham

(Sept. 2015)  Data and targeting director at Voices Votes Now in Portland, ME, June 2012-Sept. 2015.  Program director for the League of Young Voters in Portland, ME, Aug. 2011-May 2012.  Member coordinator for Working America in ME and NH, April-Aug. 2015.  DNC/OFA regional field director in Central and mid-Coast Maine, July 201-April 2011.  Repower America campaign field organizer (Alliance for Climate Protection, April 2009-July 2010.  Field organizer for the Maine Democratic Party, July-Dec. 2008.  B.A. in government and American studies from Smith College, 2008.

Field Director  Scott Siebel

(succeeded Russell Drapkin)  Initally a RFD.  Field director on Yes! for Independent Maps (Illinois), starting Aug. 2013.  Regional field director at the Ohio Democratic Party, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Regional field director on We Are Ohio, July 2011-Feb. 2012.  Field director on Congressman Paul Kanjorski's 2010 re-election campaign in Pennsylvania, 2010.  State field organizer for the Energy Action Coalition on the Power Shift Ohio campaign, Feb.-Nov. 2009.  Canvass director in Ohio for Grassroots Campaigns, March-Sept. 2008.  B.A. in political science from Miami University, 2004.

Deputy Field Director  Adam Huberty

(Aug. 2015)  Experience includes field organizer on the Vermont Democratic coordinated campaign in Fall 2012. 

Deputy Field Director  Kim McMurray

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Field

Regional Field Directors

Manchester  Hugo Palma

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Nashua  Kunoor Ojha

Field director on Bill Hughes' campaign for Congress in Atlantic City, NJ, July-Dec. 2014.  Regional field director on Yes! for Independent Maps (Illinois), Jan-July 2014.  B.S. in political science from Illinois Institute of Technology, 2013.  Experience also includes field organizer on Obama for America in Chicago, May-Sept. 2011.

Concord  Erin Shipley

Deputy campaign manager on Alderman Michele Smith's re-election campaign in Chicago (April 2015).  Outreach director on David Pepper for Ohio Attorney General, June-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director on Yes! for Independent Maps (Illinois), Oct. 2013-June 2014.  Field organizer for the Ohio Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2012.  B.A. double major in Spanish and international studies from Allegheny College, 2012.

Portsmouth  Jacob Roche

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Dover  Evan LeBrun

(one of the original field organizers, started in June 2015)  Campaign ambassador on The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, April-June 2015.  Outreach specialist for Starting Point Ops in Portland, ME, Nov. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Field manager for the Maine Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in English from University of Maine, 2014, after attending Hampshire College.  twitter

Keene  Rivka Maizlish

Graduate student in American intellectual history at UW Madison.  Undergraduate degree from Brandeis University.  Native Texan.  twitter

North Country  Conor Hand

(Sept. 2015)  Most recently an education policy fellow at the Center for American Progress, June-Aug. 2015.  Corps member at Teach for America, May 2013-June 2015.  Field organizer (Aug.-Nov. 2012) and summer fellow (June-July 2012) in Virginia on Obama's re-election campaign.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Virginia Tech, 2013. 


More Field

Colin O'Neil
Emma Zschunke
Alex Brill
Zack Boisvert
Megan Reilly
Brian Bees
Marissa Deerwester
Francisco Diez
Stephanie Tuck
Chad Arnold
Ihaab Syed
Peyor Gugual
Yesenia Verga

Megan Harris
Lindsey Hunn
Nathan Ruby
Brian Maier
Conor Ruby

 Harrison Weber
Oliver Larkin
Alex Cronheim
Melanie Fenzel
Jazmin Mera
Altriese Price-Bryant

Western regional director for the North Carolina Democratic Party's African American Caucus from Dec. 2013.  President of Gaston County for Change, May 2008-Jan. 2013.  Consumer relations rep. for Fiserv in Hickory, NC, Feb.-Dec. 2012.  Regional field director for the North Carolina Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Bachelor of Applied Science from University of Phoenix, 2013; certificate in early childhood education and teaching from Gaston College, 2010.



New Hampshire Steering Committee

53 state legislators, labor leaders and progressive activists (announced Nov. 10, 2015)
Dudley Dudley
, Fmr. Executive Councilor
Mark MacKenzie, Fmr. N.H. AFL-CIO President
Mo Baxley, Fmr. State Representative and Fmr. Executive Director of N.H. Freedom to Marry
John Shea, Fmr. Executive Councilor and Nelson Town Treasurer
Patrick Long, State Representative and Manchester Alderman
Janice Kelble, American Postal Workers Union
Burt Cohen, Fmr. State Senator
Jerry Curran, N.H. Sierra Club Chair*
Renny Cushing, State Representative
Jane Beaulieu, State Representative
Lee Oxenham, State Representative
Marcia Moody, State Representative
Richard McNamara, State Representative
Tim Smith, State Representative
Travis Bennett, State Representative
Marty Jack, State Representative
Andy Schmidt, State Representative
Gilman Shattuck, State Representative
Peter Bixby, State Representative
Andy White, State Representative
Robert Theberge, State Representative
Geoffrey Hirsch, State Representative
Wayne Burton, State Representative
Emily Hague, Keene City Council Member
Chuck Weed, Cheshire County Commissioner and Fmr. State Representative
Erik Corbett, Carroll County Democrats Chair*
Pat Kinne, Sullivan County Democrats Chair*
George Sykes, State Representative and Upper Valley Democrats Chair*
Ted Bosen, Berlin City Democrats Chair and Coos County Democratic Committee Vice Chair*
Ronna Hamlin, Newmarket Democratic Town Committee Chair*
Peter Somssich, Fmr. Chair of the Portsmouth Democrats*
Bob Perry, Fmr. State Representative and Strafford Democratic Town Committee Chair*
Sylvia Gale, Fmr. State Representative
Eileen Ehlers, Fmr. State Representative
Bob Ehlers, Veteran
John Joyal, Portsmouth Shipyard Union Organizer
Chris Howe, President of the Manchester Postal Workers
Brian Wazlaw, Fmr. State Representative and Retired NEA-NH Board Member
Mark King, President of Nashua Public Library Local 4831-AFT*
Kim Hayes, American Postal Workers Union
Wayne Alterisio, Fmr. President of the NH Association of Letter Carriers
Sharlene Labore, Mail Handlers Union
Rick Blazquez, IBEW 2320
Ed Barnes, Mail Handlers Union
Lew Henry, Retired Letter Carrier
Elizabeth Ropp, Democratic Activist
Bill Beardslee, Retired Minister
Caroline French, Democratic Activist
Andru Volinsky, Attorney
Jane Lang, Senior Citizens’ Activist
Judy Stadtman, Portsmouth Activist
Ron Abramson, Immigration Attorney
Judith Kauffmann, Environment Activist


Early Endorsements included
Burt Cohen, former New Hampshire Senate majority leader (reported by Seven Days on May 26, 2015)
Emily Hague, at-large Keene City Council member (announced June 6, 2015)
Dudley Dudley, longtime Democratic activist; Executive Councilor in the 1970s (reported July 3, 2015)
New Hampshire Postal Workers Union
(announced Sept. 19, 2015)
IBEW Local 490 in Concord
SEIU Local 560 in Hanover (both announced Oct. 31, 2015)



NEVADA

Las Vegas-Rainbow:  815 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas  89145  (between Alta and Charleston, in the shopping center)   ...opening event Nov. 1, 2015
Las Vegas-Northeast:  1051 N. Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV  89101   ...opening event Dec. 4, 2015
North Las Vegas:  3073 W. Craig Rd., Suite 5, North Las Vegas  89032   ...opening event Dec. 2, 2015
UNLV:  4440 S. Maryland Pkwy, Suite 101, Las Vegas  89119   ...opening event Dec. 1, 2015
Henderson
:  170 N. Boulder, Suite 140, Henderson  89032   ...opening event Dec. 6, 2015
Reno:  1155 West 4th St., Suite 121/122  Reno  89503   ...opening event Dec. 5, 2015

36 staff as of Nov. 28, 2015 (up from seven staff as of Oct. 13, 2015) >

State Director  Joan Kato

(succeeded Jim Farrell Nov. 2015)  Crisis response officer (from July 2015), public affairs officer (June 2014-July 2015), vice consul in Ho Chi Minh City (Nov. 2013-April 2014) and Philippines desk officer (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) for the U.S. Department of State.  Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting as Latino outreach director and Asian American outreach director in Iowa (May 2007-Jan. 2008), then went on to Las Vegas, NV, Greeley, CO, Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA.  Legislative assistant (2005-07) and office manager (2003-05) to U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez.  B.B.A. in marketing and international business from the University of Iowa, 2003; M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2011.  Interned on the Gore 2000 campaign in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Aug. 1999-Jan. 2000.

Communications Director  Emilia Pablo

Experience includes Nevada state director of Mi Familia Vota.  Worked in the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor.  Press secretary for the Nevada Democratic Party in Fall 2008.  Eight years of journalism experience including producer and reporter for the 6 p.m. newscast of Univision in Las Vegas, and work at Dateline, Frontline and the Ventura County Star.  Bachelor's in mass communication and master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley.

Digital Director  Jose Martinez Diaz de Rivera

(Nov. 2015)  Digital director at Americans for Tax Fairness from Oct. 2014.  Deputy director in new media (June 2012-Aug. 2014) and campaign manager (July 2011-June 2012) at SEIU.  Research associate at Global Integrity, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2011.  Marketing manager at Nestle de Mexico, March 2005-June 2007.  M.A. in international development from American University, 2011; B.A. in international relations from Universidad de las Américas, A.C., 2003.

Deputy Digital Director  Mariah Quinn

Digital strategy consultant for SEiU, Sept.-Dec. 2015; digital strategy campaign coordinator for the SEIU Faculty Forward campaign Jan. 2013- Aug. 2015;. digital strategy campaign manager for the SEIU Fight For a Fair Economy campaign, July 2012-Jan. 2013.  Research assistant for Stimson Center, Aug. 2009-May 2011; research assistant at The American University,Aug. 2009-May 2011.  Reporter at Hamptons.com, Jan. to June 2008.  Reporter and deputy editor of The Independent Newspaper, May 2004-Dec. 2007. M.A. in international relations from The American University; B.A. in history from University of Notre Dame.

Operations Director  Karina Thomas


Deputy Operations Director  Charles Kitchen


Data Director  Joe Njoroge

Outreach Director  Juan Rodriguez


Outreach Coordinator  Electra Skrzydlewski

(initially regional field director for Southern Nevada)  Literacy coordinator in Las Vegas (from June 2015) and administrative aide to the president and CEO (from Sept. 2014) at the Public Education Foundation.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Penn State University, 2015.

Field Director  Andrew Adamski

Field director on Megan Barry for Mayor of Nashville / Davidson County, June-Sept. 2015.  DCCC/Illinois Democratic Party field in IL-13 (Ann Callis (D) v. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R), July-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director on Gansler for Maryland, Dec. 2013-June 2014.  Campaign coordinator on Donna Anderson's campaign for State Superintendent of Schools in Oklahoma, July-Dec. 2013.  Field director on Terry Hara for L.A. City Council, Dec. 2012-March 2013.  Canvass director for DCCC/California Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in politics from The Catholic University of America, 2010.

Deputy Field Director  Mike Barney

Deputy Field Director for Conway/Overly for Kentucky in Louisville, KY, July-Nov. 2015.  Regional field director for Colorado Coordinated Campaign in Denver, July-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer for Doug Gansler for Governor in Southern Maryland, Jan.-June 2014.  B.A. in political science/pre-law from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013.  Summer fellow for OFA in Western PA, May-Aug. 2012.

Deputy Field Director  Bridget Lavington

Field organizer on Organizing for America-Nevada in 2012.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Colorado at Boulder, 2000.

Field

Regional Field Directors
Jesse Meyer

Field director for the Town of Red Hook, NY slate of candidates; Oct.-Nov. 2015.  Campaign manager for Kari Rieser for Dutchess County Legislature in Poughkeepsie, NY; Aug.-Sept. 2015.  Field organizer for U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in NY's 18th CD; June-Nov. 2014.  Civic engagement team service planner for the Americorps' program City Year in Cleveland, OH, Aug. 2007-June 2008.  B.A. in political science and economics from SUNY New Paltz, 2013.

Rolando Aguire

Field organizer for Jack Conway for Governor in Louisville, KY, Sept.-Nov. 2015.  Latino outreach director for Grace Yoo for L.A. City Council District 10 in Los Angeles, CA, Feb.-Mar. 2015.  Field organizer for Alison Lundergan Grimes for U.S. Senate in Louisville, KY, Aug-Nov. 2014.  Deputy field organizer for U.S. Sen. Mark Warner in Alexandria, VA, June-Aug. 2014.  B.A. in political science from UC Santa Barbara, 2014.

Kyle Sullivan


Bill Hairston

(Nov. 2015)  Joint committee staff at West Virginia legislature, Jan 2012-15.  Field director for Kanawha County Democratic Party, July 2010-12.  Field organizer for SEIU Political Action in FL, LA, NJ, NY, and PA, July 2004-08.  Studied political science and theater at Wagner College,  West Virginia native.

Kyle Warren

Field organizer/intern program director for Jack Conway for Governor of Kentucky, June-Nov. 2015. Recruiter for International Student Volunteers, Mar.-Nov. 2014.  AmeriCorps NCCC team leader, Jan.-Dec. 2013.  B.A. in mathematics and B.A. in political science from the University of San Diego, 2012.

Chris Johnson


Field Organizers

Ace Acosta
Sheila Angelo
Ananiya Asrat
Jordan Barbeau
Persephone Bellows
Ricky Cardenas
Carol Cizauskas
Julia Doubleday
Sebring Frehner
Anthony Garcia
Austreberto Hernandez
Chao Huang
Eliana Jimenez
Alex Leichinger
Billie McFadden
Farah Melendez
Evin Phoenix
Karen Rodriguez


Endorsements include:
Sen. Tick Segerblom
(District 3, Las Vegas)  reported by National Journal Aug. 27, 2015

Erin Bilbray (announced Dec. 28, 2015)  DNC member and founder of Emerge Nevada.

Former Assemblywoman Lucy Flores (Jan. 19, 2016 fb posting)  served two terms, first elected in 2010; Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in 2014 and 2016 candidate for Congress in CD-4


See: Emily Schultheis.  "Bernie Sanders Has a Nevada Problem."  National Journal, Aug. 27, 2015.


Former State Director  Jim Farrell

(reported by Associated Press on Oct. 6, 2015; left the campaign as reported by the New York Times on Nov. 8, 2015)  Deputy state director of Bill Richardson's 2007-08 Iowa caucus campaign.  Executive director of the Montana Democratic Party from Sept. 2005 to Oct. 1, 2007.  Communications director for the late U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) from Nov. 1998-2002.  Communications director on Bill Bradley's Iowa caucus campaign, 1999-2000.  Prior to joining Wellstone, Farrell worked on international and governmental affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).  Served in the press office of Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown.  Worked on the Clinton '92 and '96 campaigns.  B.A. and M.A. in political science from the University of Delaware.  Originally from Wilmington, DE.



SOUTH CAROLINA

State Headquarters: 821 Orleans Rd., Suite 104, Charleston, SC 29407 1, 2

Anderson:  115 North Main St., Anderson, SC 29621   ...opening event Dec. 3, 2015
Columbia:  2145 Bull St., Columbia  29201   ...opening event Sept. 10, 2015
Florence:  2047 W. Evans St., Florence  29501  ...opening event Oct. 29, 2015
Greenville:  730 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Ste L, Greenville  29607   ...opening event Oct. 22, 2015
Rock Hill:  2371 Cherry Rd., Rock Hill   ...opening event Dec. 3, 2015

State Director  Chris Covert

(reported by Post and Courier's Schuyler Kropf on Aug. 11, 2015)  Has worked on over a dozen races in South Carolina as either manager or field director, including field director on Elizabeth Colbert Busch's campaign for Congress in the May 2013 special election in the 1st CD.  Also worked on other races on the East Coast and served as field strategist for UNITE HERE in New Haven, CT.  California native.  Arrived in South Carolina in 2011 and is a resident of James Island.  twitter

Deputy Director  Kass Bessert

Student at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene.  Data and technology director at the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug. 2012-March 2013.  C.S. specialist at Advanced Sterilization Products, Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012.  OFA state data director in Nevada, July 2010-Aug. 2011.  Field organizer at Obama for America, managed offices in OR, SD and FL, March-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in international studies from University of Washington, 2007.  twitter

Political Director  Lawrence Moore

Co-chairman of the Labor/Progressive Caucus of the SCDP.  Organizer for Rainbow PUSH.  Played a key role in Jesse Jackson's SC primary campaign in 1988. Worked on Sen. Ted Kennedy's 1980 presidential campaign.

Deputy Political Director  Alex Askew

(Aug. 2015) Deputy political director on Sheheen for South Carolina, March-Nov. 2014.  Regional field director on Believe in South Carolina, Aug. 2013-March 2014.  Regional field director on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress, March-May 2013.  Field organizer at Organizing for America Virginia, March-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in history from Hampton University, 2007.

Political Outreach Director  Christale Spain

(reported by CBS News on Sept. 8, 2015...start Sept. 15)  Came to the campaign from position as deputy executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party; started at the party in 2012.  M.A. in human behavior and conflict management from Columbia College; B.A. in sociology (human services) from University of South Carolina at Aiken.  Native of Columbia, SC.  twitter

Commmunications Director  Aneesa McMillan

(Dec. 2015)  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell from Oct. 2011; left to join the campaign.  Staff writer and research director for the Birmingham Business Journal, Aug. 2007-Aug. 2011.  MPA from University of Alabama, 2012; bachelor's degree in journalism, political science from University of Alabama, 2007.

Deputy Communications Director  Nathaniel Meyersohn

(Nov. 2015)  Research assistant at HBO, July-Aug. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in American history from Emory University, 2015.  twitter

Data Director  Spencer Toth

A regional field director in Palm Beach County on Charlie Crist's 2014 gubernatorial campaign.  Field organizer on Cory Booker for U.S. Senate, 2013.  Field organizer on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress, April-May 2013. Field organizer on Obama's Organizing for America in Nevada, 2012.  Attended the University of Connecticut.

Operations Director  Whittney Wernsing

Wernsing moved to South Carolina to take a position with the City of Charleston.  Her career includes working with Title I schools through her work at the College of Charleston, in addition to statewide management of foundation, corporate and government relations for a local non-profit.  Illinois native.  twitter

Scheduling and Advance Director  David Cosgrove

Training Director  Helen Strain

Trainer for Democracy for America.  Campaign experience includes field director on Sue Thorn for Congress in 2012, manager on Dave Aronberg for FL State Senate in 2000 (only non-incumbent to win), field director for Janet Reno for Governor, campaign manager for Lois Frankel for West Palm Beach Mayor, and field manager for the Angela Alioto for San Francisco Mayor..  Program manager for the Clinton Group.  She has also served as VP of external affairs for Planned Parenthood of North Florida, and as vice chair of the Florida Democratic Party.  Florida native.  twitter

Deputy Field Director  Loreen Myerson

Legislative liaison for the South Carolina AFL-CIO.  Stay at home mom.  Studied medical anthropology at UC Berkeley.

Regional Field Directors

Anderson/Northwest  Canyon Woodward

(Oct. 2015)  Graduate of Harvard College 2015.  Professional whitewater raft guide at Nantahala Outdoor Center, May 2011-June 2015.  Studio director at Quincy Pottery Studio, Aug. 2013-May 2015.  twitter

Columbia/Midlands  Carl Holland III

Florence/Pee Dee  Ernest Boston, Jr.

Worked on the South Carolina Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 2014.  B.S. in political science and history from Francis Marion University in Florence.  twitter

Greenville/Lowcountry  S. Prescott Harris II

Most recently outreach director for Pennsylvania Democrats from June 2015.  Field organizer for the York County (PA) Democratic Committee.   Other experience includes Kay Hagan for U.S. Senate.  Worked as a client relations executive and offshore project manager.  Graduate of Harvard University Kennedy School of Government's leadership program.  twitter

Rock Hill/Northeast  Mickey Stuber


Endorsements include
Executive Board of the South Carolina AFL-CIO (resolution passed June 13, 2015)
State Rep. Justin Bamberg (had endorsed Clinton in Dec. 2015 but announced switch on Jan. 25, 2016)
State Rep. Joe Neal (announced at Feb. 2, 2016 press conference)
Former SCDP Chair Dick Harpootlian
(announced Feb. 3, 2016)


Former
Communications Director  Andrew Springer

(reported by CBS News on Sept. 8, 2015)  Senior editor for social media (March 2013-Sept. 2015) and producer for social media integration (March 2012-Feb. 2013) at ABC News; associate producer for social media (March 2011-March 2012) and production coordinator (Aug. 2010-March 2011) at ABC News' "Good Morning America."  M.S. in digital media from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, 2011; B.A. in religion from The George Washington University, 2009.  twitter

Scheduling Director / Advance Lead  Ashley Bynum

(Aug. 2015; initially seen as RFD for Charleston)  College coordinator on Fedcap's Washingtonians for Children from Jan. 2015.  Field organizer for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign/Mark Warner for Senate in Alexandria, VA, July-Nov. 2014.  Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2014; B.A. in political science and government from St. Bonaventure University, 2012.  New York native.



MORE STATES
MARCH 1

ALABAMA

State Director  Kelvin Datcher

Experience includes work with Birmingham City Councilwoman Sheila Tyson.  twitter


ARKANSAS

Headquarters:  721 W. 2nd St., Little Rock, AR 72201

State Director  Sarah Scanlon

Vice president at Natural State Strategies, a progressive campaign firm, from Jan. 2015.  Deputy director of the labor program (2010-13) and senior labor trainer (2008-10) for Wellstone Action.  Regional field director for HRC, 2006-08.  Regional political organizer for SEIU working on campaigns in more than 10 states, 2000-05.  Lobbyist for SEIU Washington State Council, 1997-2000.  Legislative assistant to Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson, Jan. 1994-Oct. 1997; manager on Mary Lou Dickerson's campaign for state legislature, April-Sept. 1993..  Studied at Arkansas State University.  Grew up in Arkansas; her mother ran for Arkansas State Legislature.

Field Organizers
Robert Nunn
Peyton Olsen

GEORGIA

Headquarters: 236 Auburn Ave., Atlanta   ...opened Jan. 25, 2016
Offices:
Bottleworks, 367 Prince Ave., Suite 15, Athens

27 Abercorn St. Ste. 407B Savannah
?Columbus

State Director  State Rep. LaDawn Jones

(from Jan. 13, 2016)  Represents District 62 (Atlanta), elected Nov. 2012.  Founder of LBJ Law Group, LLC, May 2010.  Chief senior assistant district atttorney in the Fulton County District Attorney's office, Sept. 2005-May 2011.  J.D. from Tulane University Law School, 2005; B.A. in English from Tennessee State University, 2002.


MASSACHUSETTS

Headquarters:  89 Cambridge St., Charlestown   ...open house Jan. 2, 2016
Offices
256-258 Park Ave., Worcester
    ...open house Jan. 16, 2016
1349 Allen St., Springfield    ...opened Jan. 27, 2016

State Director  Paul Feeney

(Nov. 2015; reported by State House News Service on Dec.  29, 2015)  Legislative director/spokesman at IBEW Local 2222, 2009-Nov. 2015.  Labor director on Stephen F. Lynch for U.S. Senate, Jan.-April 2013.  Selectman in the town of Foxborough, May 2007-April 2010, including chairman of the board, May 2009-May 2010.  Chief of staff to a Mass. State Senator, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006.  twitter

Communications and Political Director  Joe Caiazzo

(Dec. 2015)  Principal at Knox Cannon Strategies LLC since Jan. 2012.  Political partner with the Truman National Security Project, since Sept. 2013.  Has worked on numerous campaigns in Mass. including most recently political advisor to Seth Moulton for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Mike Lake for lieutenant governor, June-Sept. 2014; and political director on Don Berwick for governor, April 2013-May 2014.  B.A. in history and theology from Barry University, 2009.  twitter

Field Director  Andrew DeStefano

(Dec. 2015)  Financial representative for Northwestern Mutual, Feb.-Aug. 2015.  Field and communication coordinator for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, Jan. 2012-Jan. 2015. B.A. in political science and government from Boston College, 2012.  Also, campaign manager on Paul Sullivan for State Rep., Jan.-Sept. 2010.


MINNESOTA >

Headquarters:  2233 University Ave. West, Suite 426, St. Paul, MN 55114 (in the Wright Bldg)
Offices

South Minneapolis - 7760 France Ave. S, Suite 1146, Bloomington, MN 55435
St. Cloud - 11 7th Ave. N, St. Cloud, MN 56303
Rochester - 2130 South Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904

State Director  Robert Dempsey

(Nov. 2015)  Executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, May 2013-Feb. 2014.  Campaign manager on Scott Peters for Congress (CA), Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Staffer in the U.S. Senate, May-Oct. 2011.  Executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party, May 2009-March 2011.  Midwest candidate service director at the DCCC, June 2007-Dec. 2008.  Director of Ohio Senate Democrats, June 2005-May 2007.  Regional representative for U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Dec. 2002-June 2005; campaign manager on Kaptur's 2004 re-election.  Field director on Jacobs for Congress, July-Nov. 2002.  Regional director for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, Dec. 2001-June 2002.  Campaign manager on Kalamazoo Against Discrimination, July-Nov. 2001.  Legislative assistant in the PA House of Representatives.  Campaign manager for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, April-Nov. 2000.  Campaign coordinator on Coleman for Mayor in Columbus, OH, Fall 1999.  B.A. in English from Unversity at Buffalo, SUNY, 1999.

Field Director  John Gallagher

(Dec. 2015)  Consultant at Indigo Strategies, Sept. 2014-July 2015, including Jim Glenn for Kentucky State Treasurer, April-May 2015 and NY-01 GOTV director, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Campaign manager for a State Senate primary in Queens, NY, April-Sept. 2014.  Account executive at Apollo Political LLC, Jan. 2013-June 2014.  A regional GOTV director in Virginia for the Obama campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2012.

Regional Director  Pearl Shapland

Experience includes work on former U.S. Rep. Chris Bell's campaign for mayor of Houston (lost Nov. 3, 2015 general election).  twitter

Field Organizers
Rochester  Keith MacLain
St. Cloud  Jake Sanders

Regional Director  Jared Fischedick

Graduate of Stony Brook University, 2009

Field Organizers
TC Suburbs  Colleen Nocerini
Minneapolis  Sam Sheridan


Caucus Director  Emily Jensen

Candidate for State Representative in House District 13A (...St. Joseph...southern and central Stearns County) in Nov. 2014.  Graduate of the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.

Caucus and Iowa  Micala Tessman

Endorsements
U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison
(announced Oct. 12, 2015)
State Rep. Karen Clark


After the Caucuses
U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson (reported Mar. 26, 2016)
U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan (reported Apr. 9, 2016)


OKLAHOMA

Headquarters: 1408 S. Denver, Tulsa
Office: Oklahoma City

State Director  Tiffany Phillips

Administrative assistant at the Northeastern Oklahoma Labor Council from Nov. 2011.  Secretary of the Tulsa County Democratic Party, April 2009-April 2011.  Service coordinator for the Mental Health Association Tulsa, Aug. 2007-March 2011.  Studied in the CLEG program at American University.


TENNESSEE

Offices:
Middle TN
- 136 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Unit B, Nashville, TN 37203
   ...opened Feb. 12, 2016
West TN - 2869 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111
East TN - 428 E Scott Ave., Knoxville, TN 37917

State Director  Matt Kuhn

Partner and senior campaign strategist at New Blue Strategies in Memphis.  Project manager at The Saint Consulting Group, May 2011-Dec. 2012.  Development director at Caissa Public Strategy, Jan.-May 2012.  Policy advisor to the Mayor in Shelby County Government, Dec. 2009-Sept. 2010.  Senior director of franchise development for Lenny's Sub Shop, 2007-10.  Political operative with The Saint Consulting Group, Aug. 2002-June 2005.  CAO for the Shelby County Juvenile Court Clerk's Office, Aug. 2001-Aug. 2002.  Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 1997; B.S. in political science and government from University of Evansville, 1994.


TEXAS

Headquarters:  1309 E. 7th St., Austin
Offices and Regional Directors:
Austin/Central - 1105 E. 6th St., Suite 2, Austin, Texas 78702  ...Chau Ngo
North Texas - 1408 N. Washington Ave, Suite 204, Dallas, Texas 75204  ...David Sanchez
Houston/East - 1629 Bonnie Brae St., Houston, Texas 77006   ...Theresa Haas
San Antonio/Corpus Christi -  c/o Bexar County Democratic Party, 3000 W I-10, San Antonio, Texas 78201   ...Ananda Tomas
Rio Grande Valley - 106 12th St., Edinburg, TX 78539   ...Cristina Garcia
El Paso - 119 Los Angeles, El Paso, TX 79902   ...Alex Burnside

State Director  Jacob Limón

(Oct. 2015; reported by The Texas Tribune on Nov. 3, 2015)  Chief of staff to state Rep. Nicole Collier of Fort Worth from Jan. 2013.  Deputy executive director of the Texas Democratic Party, June 2012-Jan. 2013.  Urban planner at Knight and Partners, Jan. 2009-June 2012.  B.A./M.P.A. in political science, urban planning from Texas State University, 2001.  twitter

Deputy State Director and North Texas Regional Director  David Sanchez

(Oct. 2015)  Consultant at Solidarity Strategies, June-Oct. 2015.  In Chicago served as campaign manager on an aldermanic campaign and political director for a progressive Latino PAC  M.P.A. from DePaul University.  Candidate for Congress in TX-26 in 2012, losing to incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess.  Native Texan.  twitter

Latino Outreach Director  Sergio Feliciano Cantú

Vice president of business development and project management at EOS Consulting Group from Aug. 2009; director of marketing and public affairs at Alameel Holding from Jan. 2014.  Director of Hispanic marketing at EnviroMedia, March 2008-Aug. 2009.  Senior consultant at Message, Audience and Presentation, Jan.-March 2008.  Director of operations at EOS Consulting Group, Aug. 2004-Dec. 2007.  Senior consultant at Publicum Consultores, July 2001-Aug. 2004.  Senior consultant at Quali Consulting Group, 1999-July 2001.  B.S. in communication, government from The University of Texas at Austin, 1999.

Operations Director  Samantha Davis 


VERMONT

      National Headquarters


VIRGINIA

Offices:
211-217 W Grace St., Richmond, VA 23220
  ...grand opening Feb. 4, 2016
1927 Franklin Rd. #113 SW, Roanoke, VA 24014   ...opened Jan. 30, 2016
2952 Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton (Fairfax County)
Little Creek Shop, 547 East Little Creek Rd. (Suite C), Norfolk, VA 23505  ...RFD LJ Brooks

State Director  Pete Clerkin

Experience includes campaign manager on Mike Hymes campaign for Virginia State Senate in the Aug. 19, 2014 special election, general campaign consultant to Rep. Raúl Grijalva, and campaign manager onKevin Kamenetz for Baltimore County executive in 2010.  twitter

Operations Director  Ashley Bynum

(started on the campaign in South Carolina)  College coordinator on Fedcap's Washingtonians for Children from Jan. 2015.  Field organizer for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign/Mark Warner for Senate in Alexandria, VA, July-Nov. 2014.  Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2014; B.A. in political science and government from St. Bonaventure University, 2012.  New York native.


In a Jan. 5, 2016 conference call the campaign reported it had 60 staff in March 1 states, about half of what it was aiming for (+).

DA, AS

MARCH 5

COLORADO

Offices:
7235 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220
5705 W. 25th Ave., Edgewater,
CO 80214

State Director  Dulce Saenz

Latino organizing program director at Conservation Colorado from Feb. 2014.  Latino outreach director at Colorado Commits to Kids, Aug.-Nov. 2013.  Soutwest Denver organizer at State for Children, Sept. 2011-May 2013.  B.A. in political science from University of Denver, 2011.  Grew up in the town of Hudson on the northeastern Colorado plains.

Field Director  Josh Phillips

Deputy national field director at the League of Conservation Voters from Jan. 2012.  Field director on McGimsey for Supervisor (Loudon Co, VA), Aug.-Nov. 2011.  Communications research coordinator for the National Resource Defense Council Action Fund,  April-Aug. 2011.  Regional field director for the Colorado United Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Field organizer on Obama for America, June-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in political communication and political science from The George Washington University, 2010; interned in Sen. Sanders' office, Jan.-May 2007.

Field Organizer  Anne Taylor

Operations and Special Projects Coordinator


KANSAS

Field Office:  1716 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67214   

State Director  Shelby Iseler

Previously the campaign's Kansas director (March 5 caucuses) and started out in Iowa first as a regional field director in Ames and then as a deputy field director.  Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters in Des Moines from Sept. 2014.  B.A. in comparative cultures and politics from Michigan State University, 2013.

State Coordinator  Brooklynne Mosley

(Jan. 2016)  A regional field organizer in Douglas County (June-Nov. 2014), volunteer coordinator (April-June 2014) and data entry (Jan.-April 2014) on Paul Davis for Governor.  OFA Fall organizing fellow, Sept.-Dec. 2013.  KC-10 inflight refueler in the U.S. Air Force, Sept. 2002-Aug. 2013.



LOUISIANA

HeadquartersIBEW Local 130 office, 3200 Ridglake Dr., Suite 400A, Metairie, LA  70002  

State Coordinator  Sarah Slamen

(from early Jan. 2016)  Did GOTV on John Bel Edwards' gubernatorial campaign.  Gained noteriety in July 2013 after state toopers escorted her out during her testimony against an anti-abortion bill in Texas (>).  Campaign manager on Green Party candidate Amy Price for Houston City Council At-Large in 2011.  From Texas.


NEBRASKA

Headquarters6004 Pine St., Omaha, NE 68106

State Director  Bill Romjue

Veteran political consultant based in Missouri (Ten Mile Associates).  Managed Chuck Hassebrook's 2014 campaign for governor in Nebraska.  Managed Elizabeth Colbert Busch's congressional campaign against Mark Sanford in South Carolina in 2013.  Campaign manager on Andrew Romanoff's campaign for U.S. Senate in Colorado, 2010.  State director on Joe Biden's Iowa caucus campaign in 2007-8.  Managed Dina Titus' gubernatorial campaign in Nevada during Fall 2006.  Lobbyist for the Missouri Biotechnology Association to 2004.  Director of Rep. Dick Gephardt's political action committee, the Committee for Effective Government, starting in 1985 as Gephardt  was looking towards his 1988 presidential campaign.  Started working for Sen. Gart Hart in Iowa in the latter part of 1982.  Managed Del. Erwin S. (Shad) Solomon for Attorney General in Virginia, 1981.  State coordinator for the Carter Mondale 1980 Iowa caucus campaign.  Managed Chuck Robb for Lt. Gov. of Virginia in 1977.  Served in Army Intelligence, 1966-70.

Volunteer Coordinator  Melina Cohen


MARCH 6
MAINE

Headquarters465 Congress St., Mezzanine Level, Portland   ...opened Jan. 14, 2016
Office:  Ballard Center, 6 E. Chestnut St., Suited 206, Augusta, ME  04330   ...opened Feb. 24, 2016

State Director  Ben Collings

Consultant in the Portland area.  Attended University of Maine at Fort Kent.

Bernie 2016 Maine Working Class Cabinet

(announced Jan. 19, 2016)
More than 60 leaders and activists
Chairman  Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap
and including...
House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe
4 State Senators
30 State Representatives (plus McCabe makes 31)

MARCH 8

MICHIGAN

Offices
4072 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108 
7500 Oakland St., Detroit, MI 48211
600 Harrison St., Flint, MI 48502  

3446 Plainfield Ave. Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 
2722 E. Michigan Ave, Suite 101, Lansing
, MI 48912   ...opened Feb. 17, 2016

State Director  Ryan Hughes

Business development manager for Energy Pioneer Solutions, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2015.  Cuyahoga County GOTV director at Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Grassroots manager at Dewey Square Group, Feb. 2007-June 2011.  Deputy GOTV director in Ohio on Obama for America, Oct.-Nov. 2008.  Campaign manager on Scott Kleeb for Congress, Mar.-Dec. 2006.  First campaign was Shannon O'Brien's 2002 race for governor against Mitt Romney.  B.A. in international affairs and political science from Northeastern University.  Originally from Syracuse, NY.

Deputy Field Director  Sean Ward

Started on the campaign in Sept. 2015 as a field organizer.  Lead organizer and communications director for the Albuquerque Teachers Federation, Dec. 2013-Aug. 2014.  Campaign manager on John Wallace for New Mexico, Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University, 2013; bachelor's degree in political science from The University of New Mexico, 2010.

Labor Outreach Director  Alex van Schaick

Attorney at the U.S. Department of Labor since Sept. 2013.  Union organizer with SEIU/Doctors Council, Jan.-Aug. 2009.  Fulbright scholar in Bolivia, 2007-08.  Union organizer for Teamsters Local 805 in New York, May-Oct. 2007.  J.D. from CUNY School of Law at Queens College, 2013; B.A. in history from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, 2006.

MISSISSIPPI

Office: 824 Foley St., Jackson, MS


MARCH 15

FLORIDA

Offices:
1200 East Hillcrest St., Orlando, FL 32803
   
1710 North Main St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 
48 NW 25th St. Wynwood, Miami, FL 33127

 
...grand openings Mar. 4, 2016

State Coordinator  Amy Ritter

(Feb. 2016)  Political director at Organize Now! and civic engagement director at the Florida Institute for Reform & Empowerment, Dec. 2014-April 2015.  Regional organizer for Florida Women Are Watching Political Action Committee, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Director of communications in the office of the Orange County Tax Collector, July 2013-Sept. 2014.  Executive director (Jan.-July 2013) and director of research (April 2011-Jan. 2013) at Florida Watch Action, Inc..  B.A. in political science from University of Florida, 2009; A.A. in political science from Broward College, 2006.  twitter


>The Tampa Bay Times reported on March 8 that "Bernie Sanders has a skeleton crew in Florida: four paid staffers and three campaign offices."



ILLINOIS

Headquarters: 600 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago (South Loop)   ....opened Feb. 17, 2016
Offices:

705 E 75th St., Chicago (South Side)
144 W. Wilson St., Batavia
6902 Cermak Rd., Berwyn
114 W. Main St., Collinsville (Metro East)
58 N. Chicago St., Suite 403, Joliet    ...opened Feb. 23, 2016
112 S. Main St., Lombard (DuPage)
1535 West Wabash Ave., Springfield
1534 Washington St., Waukegan
Note:  On March 16 Misha Euceph of Medill Reports Chicago reported "16 campaign offices."

State Director  Clem Balanoff

Served as political director on Jesús "Chuy" Garcia's 2015 campaign for Mayor of Chicago.  Chief of staff for the Office of the Cook County Clerk.  Democratic nominee for Congress in CD-11 in 1996 losing to Jerry Weller.  State Representative.  Head of the Department of Streets and Sanitation for the 10th Ward during Mayor Harold Washington's administrationComes from a well known Chicago family.  twitter

Key Endorsement
Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" Garcia



MISSOURI

Offices:
2626 Cherokee Ave., St. Louis
509 North Garrison Ave., St. Louis
14 Church St., Ferguson
3600 Broadway, Suite 116, Kansas City

State Director  Tony Anthony

Consultant (organizing director-Caribbean) for 270 Strategies, Oct. 2014-Sept. 2015.  Project manager for Grassroots Solutions, June 2013-Mar. 2014.  Regional director for Voting for America (Project Vote), Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Director of political and media affairs at A Solutions, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2011.  Project manager for Independent Strategies, Mar. 2008-Nov. 2010.  Political director on For Maryland for Our Future, Mar.-Nov. 2008.  Project manager at The Saint Group, Mar. 2006-Nov. 2007.  Media and political strategist at Concepts & Strategies, April 2004-Sept. 2007.  Campaign manager for Voting is Power, Mar. 2004-July 2005.  Deputy political director at the DNC, 2003-04.  Media and political strategist at The Rendon Group, Dec. 2001-Mar. 2003.  Deputy executive director for the Georgia Democratic Party, June 2000-Nov. 2001.  Director of intergovernmental relations in the Office of the County Executive, Hudson County, NJ, Jan. 1998-Dec. 2000.  Worked on multiple campaigns, 1995-2000.  Administrative assistant/assistant field director on U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman's re-election campaign, June-Nov. 1994.  B.A. in political science from the University of New Mexico, 1994.



NORTH CAROLINA

Headquarters: 2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 108, Charlotte, NC 28205
Offices:
Triad - 95 Waughtown St., Winston-Salem, NC 27127   ...opened Jan. 4, 2016
Triangle - 207 N. Church St., Durham, NC 27701   ...opened Feb. 28, 2016
Asheville - 2296 US 70 Hwy, Swannanoa, NC 28778   ...opened Feb. 29, 2016
Wilmington - 2106 Rhodes Ave., Wilmington, NC 28405   ...opened Mar. 1, 2016

State Director  Aisha Dew

(Jan. 2016)  President of the Dew Group in the Charlotte area from 2015.  Project coordinator for TIAA-CREF in the Charlotte area, May 2013-2015.  Actress, theater director and production manager at On Q Productions in the Charlotte area, Jan. 2007-2012.  Campaign manager on Kelly Alexander re-election campaign, Jan.-Nov. 2010.  Theater director, 2007.  Founder and program director of performing arts program at Hall Neighborhood House, Aug. 2000-Aug. 2006.  B.A. in arts administration from Salem College in Charlotte, 2000; studied theater at Wake Forest and Yale.

Regional Field Director  Nida Allam


OHIO +

Official Offices:
131 Cleveland Ave. SW, Canton, OH 44702   ...opened Mar. 6, 2016
1385 Tennessee Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45229 (Postal Workers Union Hall at Paddock Hills)   ...opened Mar. 8, 2016
2020 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH  44115
1181 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43205
807 Lime City Rd., Rossford, OH 43460
950 Youngstown Warren Rd, Niles, OH 44446

Volunteer-Run Offices:
600 Canton Rd., Akron, OH 44312
34 W. Cout St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
7901 Central Ave., Cleveland, OH 44104 (Clev. East)  ...opened Feb. 20, 2016
11910 Detroit Av., Lakewood, OH 44107 (Clev. West)
11 W. First St., Suite 113, Dayton, OH 45402
6 Kerstetter Way, Elyria, OH 44035
2054 Cherry Valley Rd., Newark, OH 43055

State Director  Jeff Rusnak
President and CEO of R Strategy Group; has worked on numerous campaigns at the municipal, county, state and federal level. Consultant at Burges and Burges, joined the firm in 1991. Early experience includes assistant to the campaign manager of Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign.  Youth coordinator for Gov. Dick Celeste's re-election in 1986.  Native of Youngstown, Ohio.

Endorsements include:
Former State Sen. Nina Turner
U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur (introduced/endorsed Sanders at Mar. 11, 2016 rally in Toledo)


MARCH 22

ARIZONA

Headquarters:  1301 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034

State Director  Jose Miranda

District aide to U.S. Rep. Grijalva from July 2006.  Studied at the University of Arizona.

Endorsement
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva (announced Oct. 9, 2015)

IDAHO

Offices:
CD 1 - 110 S. Main St, Moscow 83843  ...Tim Liszewski
CD 2 - 280 N 8th St Ste 118, Boise 83702   ... Laurel Petrolionis

State Director Kass Bessert

Earlier served as deputy director on Sanders' South Carolina primary campaign.  Research assistant at the University of Oregon School of Law, April 2014-Sept. 2015.  Data and technology director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug. 2012-Mar. 2013.  C.S. specialist at Advanced Sterilization Products, Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012.  OFA / DNC state data director in Las Vegas, July 2010-Aug. 2011.  Field organizer on Obama for America, Mar.-Nov. 2008; managed offices in OR, SD and FL.  B.A. in international studies from University of Washington, 2007.

Field Director  Spencer Toth

Earlier served as data director on Sanders' South Carolina primary campaign.  A regional field director in Palm Beach County on Charlie Crist's 2014 gubernatorial campaign.  Field organizer on Cory Booker for U.S. Senate, 2013.  Field organizer on Elizabeth Colbert Busch for Congress, April-May 2013. Field organizer on Obama's Organizing for America in Nevada, 2012.  Attended the University of Connecticut.

Deputy Field Director  Ernest Boston

A regional field director on Sanders' South Carolina primary campaign.  Worked on the South Carolina Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 2014.  B.S. in political science and history from Francis Marion University in Florence.  twitter

Caucus Director  Helen Strain

Earlier serve as training director on Sanders' South Carolina primary campaign.  Trainer for Democracy for America.  Campaign experience includes field director on Sue Thorn for Congress in 2012, manager on Dave Aronberg for FL State Senate in 2000 (only non-incumbent to win), field director for Janet Reno for Governor, campaign manager for Lois Frankel for West Palm Beach Mayor, and field manager for the Angela Alioto for San Francisco Mayor..  Program manager for the Clinton Group.  She has also served as VP of external affairs for Planned Parenthood of North Florida, and as vice chair of the Florida Democratic Party.  Florida native.  twitter


UTAH

Headquarters: 17 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111  (next to The Green Pig)

State Director  Monte Jarvis

Self employed project manager and political strategist based in Portland, OR.  Senior project manager and director of staff development at Grassroots Solutions, Jan. 2002-Dec. 2014.  Worked on several campaigns, June 1997-Dec. 2001.  Bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1995. Culinary arts professional, 1987-96.  Diploma in culinary arts from Mitchell Technical College, 1989.


MARCH 26

ALASKA

Offices:
542 4th Ave. Suite B101, Fairbanks, AK 99701
The Northway Mall, 3101 Penland Pkwy, Suite E10, Anchorage, AK 99508

State Director  Jill Yordy

Clean water and mining program director at the Northern Alaska Environmental Center, June 2013-April 2015.  Customer service rep. for Analytica Group, April 2012-June 2013.  Three years of M.A. level course work and research in archaeology at University of Alaska Fairbanks; B.A. in anthropology from Luther College, 2009.

>Also see: Sam Frizell.  "Bernie Sanders Gets an Alaska ‘Super PAC’ Aimed At Millennials."  Time, March 16, 2016.  According to Frizell,
the nominally independent America's Youth PAC "made up almost entirely of former Bernie 2016 campaign staffers" set up in March in the same shopping mall as the campaign.  Chris Johnson, who had been the Alaska campaign's field director and earlier served as a regional field director in Nevada, served as executive director of the 10-person effort.


HAWAII

Offices
Ward Warehouse, 1200 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814
475 Kinoole Street, Hilo, HI 96720  orner of Ponohawai and Kino'ole St, across from the Central Fire Station and Lincoln Park.

State Director  Reed Millar

Principal at Bespoke Consulting in the greater Minneapolis St. Paul area since Feb. 2013.  Senior project manager at Grassroots Solutions, May 2006-Jan. 2013.  Political director on Bob O'Connor for Mayor, Jan.-May 2005.  Consulting in Pittsburgh, 2003-05.  Work for the DCCC in late 2004.  Organizer on John Kerry for President, June 2003-Jan. 2004. Regional field representative on Mark Warner for Governor, July-Nov. 2001.  Organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, 2002.  Field director for PAHDCC, May-Nov. 2000.  B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 1999.

Endorsement
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard
Resigned position as a vice chair of the DNC and endorsed Sanders on Feb. 28, 2016.



WASHINGTON

Offices and Organizers:
Capitol Hill - 617 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA  ...Eliana Jimenez   ...first office to open, on March 6, 2016
No. Seattle - 11742 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, WA    ...Jeremy Ratner
Tacoma -  5631 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma, WA   ...Meghan Sutter
Port Townsend - no office   ...Kevin Solis
Vancouver - 400 E Evergreen Blvd., Ste 115, Vancouver   ...Ananiy Asrat
Bellingham -105 E Holly St., Bellingham, WA   ...Farah Melendez
Yakima - 116 E E Pendleton Way, Yakima, WA   ...Suhagey Sandoval
Spokane - 2209 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA   ...Michael Deely
and grassroots powered office: Wellness Plaza, 9144 Burnett Rd. SE, Yelm, WA  98597

State Director  Dulce Saenz

Served as the campaign's state director for its Colorado caucus campaign.  Latino organizing program director at Conservation Colorado from Feb. 2014.  Latino outreach director at Colorado Commits to Kids, Aug.-Nov. 2013.  Soutwest Denver organizer at State for Children, Sept. 2011-May 2013.  B.A. in political science from University of Denver, 2011.  Grew up in the town of Hudson on the northeastern Colorado plains.

Field Director  Mike Barney

Started on the campaign in Nov. 2015 as deputy field director in Nevada.  Deputy field director for Conway/Overly for Kentucky/Kentucky Democratic Party in Louisville, KY, July-Nov. 2015.  Regional field director for Colorado Coordinated Campaign in Denver, July-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer for Doug Gansler for Governor in Southern Maryland, Jan.-June 2014.  B.A. in political science/pre-law from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013.  Summer fellow for OFA in Western PA, May-Aug. 2012.


Joan Kato, who earlier served as state director for Sanders' Nevada caucus campaign.  Crisis response officer (from July 2015), public affairs officer (June 2014-July 2015), vice consul in Ho Chi Minh City (Nov. 2013-April 2014) and Philippines desk officer (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012) for the U.S. Department of State.  Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting as Latino outreach director and Asian American outreach director in Iowa (May 2007-Jan. 2008), then went on to Las Vegas, NV, Greeley, CO, Cleveland, OH and Philadelphia, PA.  Legislative assistant (2005-07) and office manager (2003-05) to U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez.  B.B.A. in marketing and international business from the University of Iowa, 2003; M.A. from Johns Hopkins SAIS, 2011.  Interned on the Gore 2000 campaign in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Aug. 1999-Jan. 2000.


>The Seattle Times reported on March 6, 2016 that the campaign had 20 paid staffers in the state.

APRIL 5

WISCONSIN

Offices: >
Beloit - 822B Broad St., Beloit, WI 53511
Eau Claire - 714 S Barstow St., Eau Claire WI 54701
Green Bay - 163 N. Broadway, Green Bay, WI 54303
Kenosha - 5725 6th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53140
La Crosse
- 1412 Townsend St., La Crosse WI 54601
Madison - 122 State St., Madison, WI 53711
Manitowoc - 932 S 12th St., Manitowoc, WI 54220
Milwaukee - 1816 N Marshall St. Milwaukee, WI 53202

State Director  Robert Dempsey

Earlier Dempsey served as state director for Bernie 2016's Minnesota caucus campaign, from Nov. 2015.  Executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, May 2013-Feb. 2014.  Campaign manager on Scott Peters for Congress (CA), Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Staffer in the U.S. Senate, May-Oct. 2011.  Executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party, May 2009-March 2011.  Midwest candidate service director at the DCCC, June 2007-Dec. 2008.  Director of Ohio Senate Democrats, June 2005-May 2007.  Regional representative for U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Dec. 2002-June 2005; campaign manager on Kaptur's 2004 re-election.  Field director on Jacobs for Congress, July-Nov. 2002.  Regional director for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, Dec. 2001-June 2002.  Campaign manager on Kalamazoo Against Discrimination, July-Nov. 2001.  Legislative assistant in the PA House of Representatives.  Campaign manager for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, April-Nov. 2000.  Campaign coordinator on Coleman for Mayor in Columbus, OH, Fall 1999.  B.A. in English from Unversity at Buffalo, SUNY, 1999.

Endorsements
Former Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton (announced Mar. 28, 2016)
State Rep. Justin Brostoff (District 19, Milwaukee) (Mar. 30, 2016)
Former Secretary of State Vel Phillips - first African-American to serve as Wisconsin's Secretary of State, elected in 1978 and served one term (Mar. 31, 2016)

After the Primary
State Rep. David Bowen (announced Apr. 7, 2016)

APRIL 9

WYOMING

Offices
111 Grand Ave., Laramie, WY 82072
  ...Jasmine Hintz  ...opened Mar. 11, 2016
2107 E. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 82001

State Director  Shelby Iseler

Previously the campaign's Kansas director (March 5 caucuses) and started out in Iowa first as a regional field director in Ames and then as a deputy field director.  Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters in Des Moines from Sept. 2014.  B.A. in comparative cultures and politics from Michigan State University, 2013.


APRIL 19

NEW YORK

Headquarters 131 8th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Gowanus)   ...opened Mar. 26, 2016
Offices: 
66 Main St., Yonkers, NY 10701  (Yonkers)
2704 Williamsbridge Rd., Bronx, NY 10469  (North Bronx)
3007 Third Ave., Bronx, NY 10455 
(South Bronx)
175 W. 137th St., New York, NY 10030
  (Harlem)
324 E. 50th St., New York, NY 10022
  (Midtown)
31-09 Newtown Ave., Astoria, NY 11102  (Astoria)
1300 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210  (Flatbush)
31-00 47th Ave., 3rd Floor, Queens, NY 11101
  (Long Island City)
146-49 Horace Harding Expy., Queens, NY 11367  (Flushing)

3950 Amboy Rd., Staten Island, NY 10308

647 Franklin Ave., 2nd Floor, Garden City NY 11530  (West Long Island)
60 Industry Ct., Deer Park, NY 11729  (Central Long Island)
556 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown, NY 11787  (Central Long Island)

404 Amherst St. Buffalo, NY 14207
1137 Culver Rd., Rochester, NY 14609
609 West Clinton St., Suite 103, Ithaca NY 14850
719 E. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13210
4 Wembly Ct., Albany, NY 12205
17 Market St., Poughkeepsie NY 12601

State Director  Robert Becker

Becker served as state director for Sanders' Iowa caucus campaign, and subsequently became deputy national field director.  Founder and organizer with The Tanzeem Group, a Cairo, Egypt-based progressive grassroots organizing and communications firm.  Becker has worked on Democratic Party campaigns in twenty states.  Campaign manager on Jared Polis' election to Congress from Colorado in 2008.  Iowa state director on Bill Richardson's 2007-08 caucus campaign.  In 2006 he managed Phyllis Busansky's campaign in Florida's 9th CD.  In Fall 2004 Becker was field director for America Coming Together (ACT) in Florida.  He ran Polk County for Sen. Bill Bradley’s Iowa caucus campaign in 1999-2000. twitter

Statewide Field Director  Tony Anthony

Earlier served as the campaign's Missouri state director.  Consultant (organizing director-Caribbean) for 270 Strategies, Oct. 2014-Sept. 2015.  Project manager for Grassroots Solutions, June 2013-Mar. 2014.  Regional director for Voting for America (Project Vote), Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Director of political and media affairs at A Solutions, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2011.  Project manager for Independent Strategies, Mar. 2008-Nov. 2010.  Political director on For Maryland for Our Future, Mar.-Nov. 2008.  Project manager at The Saint Group, Mar. 2006-Nov. 2007.  Media and political strategist at Concepts & Strategies, April 2004-Sept. 2007.  Campaign manager for Voting is Power, Mar. 2004-July 2005.  Deputy political director at the DNC, 2003-04.  Media and political strategist at The Rendon Group, Dec. 2001-Mar. 2003.  Deputy executive director for the Georgia Democratic Party, June 2000-Nov. 2001.  Director of intergovernmental relations in the Office of the County Executive, Hudson County, NJ, Jan. 1998-Dec. 2000.  Worked on multiple campaigns, 1995-2000.  Administrative assistant/assistant field director on U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman's re-election campaign, June-Nov. 1994.  B.A. in political science from the University of New Mexico, 1994.

Communications  Karthik Ganapathy

Previously served as the campaign's communications director for the New Hampshire primary.  Came to the campaign from position as U.S. communications manager for 350.org.  Deputy managing director for communications at Red Horse Strategies in Brooklyn.  Communications director on Rob Zerban for Congress (Kenosha, WI), July-Nov. 2012.  Press officer for the New York City Public Advocate (Bill de Blasio), Aug. 2010-July 2012. twitter

Endorsements include:
Sen. Bill Perkins (District 30, Harlem)
Sen. James Sanders, Jr.
(District 10, Queens)
New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal
(District 37 in Brooklyn)
New York City Councilman Jumaane Williams
(District 45 in Brooklyn) (Apr. 17, 2016 at Prospect Park rally)
New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres (District 15 in Central Bronx) (Apr. 18, 2016)
Director, Producer, Actor Spike Lee
(Feb. 23, 2016)
Activists Erica Garner and Shaun King

Working Families Party (announced Dec. 8, 2016)
Transport Workers Union Local 100
(announced Apr. 13, 2016)

also see: a socialist view [PDF]

APRIL 26

CONNECTICUT

Offices:
30 Arbor St., Suite 207, Hartford, CT 06106
845 Whalley Ave., New Haven, CT 06515
1 Bank St., Stamford, CT 06901

CT/RI State Director  Paul Feeney

Also serving as state director for Rhode Island.  Earlier served as the campaign's Massachusetts state director.  Legislative director/spokesman at IBEW Local 2222, 2009-Nov. 2015.  Labor director on Stephen F. Lynch for U.S. Senate, Jan.-April 2013.  Selectman in the town of Foxborough, May 2007-April 2010, including chairman of the board, May 2009-May 2010.  Chief of staff to a Mass. State Senator, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006.  twitter

CT/RI Political Director  Joe Caiazzo

Previously communications and political director on the Massachusetts.  Principal at Knox Cannon Strategies LLC since Jan. 2012.  Political partner with the Truman National Security Project, since Sept. 2013.  Has worked on numerous campaigns in Mass. including most recently political advisor to Seth Moulton for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Mike Lake for lieutenant governor, June-Sept. 2014; and political director on Don Berwick for governor, April 2013-May 2014.  B.A. in history and theology from Barry University, 2009.  twitter


Endorsement
New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finiizio (announced June 2, 2015)


DELAWARE

Office: 900 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, DE 19809

State Director  Reed Millar

Earlier served as the campaign's Hawaii state director.  Principal at Bespoke Consulting in the greater Minneapolis St. Paul area since Feb. 2013.  Senior project manager at Grassroots Solutions, May 2006-Jan. 2013.  Political director on Bob O'Connor for Mayor, Jan.-May 2005.  Consulting in Pittsburgh, 2003-05.  Work for the DCCC in late 2004.  Organizer on John Kerry for President, June 2003-Jan. 2004.  Regional field representative on Mark Warner for Governor, July-Nov. 2001.  Organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, 2002.  Field director for PAHDCC, May-Nov. 2000.  B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 1999.

Endorsement
State Rep. Kim Williams (District 19, Newport)


MARYLAND
http://mdforbernie.org/

Offices:
Baltimore - 1505 Eutaw Place (in the Freddie Gray Empowerment Center), Baltimore, MD 21271  ...opened Mar. 30, 2016
Baltimore County
- 9121 Belair Rd., Perry Hall, MD 21236
Ann Arundel County - 116 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, MD 21403   ...opened Apr. 12, 2016
Prince George's County
- 9066 Baltimore Ave., College Park, MD 20740
Howard County
- 3677 Park Ave., Ellicott City, MD 21043

Montgomery County - 4 West Middle Lane, Rockville, MD 20850
Charles County/Southern Maryland -
173 St. Patrick's Drive, Suite 104, Waldorf, MD 20603  ...Joe Tevelowitz   ...opened April 8, 2016

State Director  Pete Clerkin

Earlier served as the campaign's Virginia state director.  Experience includes campaign manager on Mike Hymes campaign for Virginia State Senate in the Aug. 19, 2014 special election, general campaign consultant to Rep. Raúl Grijalva, and campaign manager onKevin Kamenetz for Baltimore County executive in 2010.  twitter

Maryland Steering Committee

(announced Mar. 28, 2016)
Chair  Benjamin Todd Jealous (Baltimore)

(announced Feb. 5, 2016)  Currently a partner at Kapor Capital.  President and CEO of the NAACP, 2008-13.  President of the Rosenberg Foundation, 2005-08.  Director of the U.S. Domestic Human Rights Program at Amnesty International, 2005-05.  Executive director of the National Newspaper Publishers Association, 1999-2002.  Managing editor at the Jackson Advocate, 1993-95.  M.S. in comparative social research from University of Oxford, 1998 (Rhodes Scholar); B.A. in political science from Columbia University in the City of New York, 1996.

10 Social Justice Leaders (announced Apr. 7, 2016)
Former Del. Heather Mizeur - a 2014 candidate for governor and also a member of the DNC (i.e. superdelegate) (announced April 15, 2016)


PENNSYLVANIA

Offices: >
Eastern PA
1916 East Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19148  (South)
1000 Diamond St., Philadelphia, PA 19122  (North)
7439 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136 (Northeast)
274 S. 60th St., Philadelphia, PA 19139  (West)
5736 Greene St., Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Germantown)
80 N. Main St., Suite 1A, Doylestown, PA 18901 (Bucks Co.)
17 W. Central Ave., Paoli, PA 19301 (Chester Co.)
1991 Sproul Rd., Broomall, PA 19008  (Delaware Co.)

140 S. Easton Rd., Glenside, PA 19038 (Montgomery Co.)
516 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101
50 East Broad St., Bethelehem, PA 18018 
(Lehigh Valley)
50 N. 4th St. Suites 107 and 108, Reading, PA 19601
114 West Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17603
207 North Washington St., Scranton, PA 18503
1 South Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701  
Western PA
1317 East Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203  (South)
841 California Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212  (North) 
117 N. Highland Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15206 
(East Liberty)
101 Ehalt St., Greensburg, PA 15601
105 N. Main St., Washington, PA 15301
32 W. 8th St., Erie, PA 16501
Central PA

426 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801
265 Reily St., Harrisburg, PA 17102

21 Offices.  Examples of Openings - Scranton (first office...03/22)  -  Pittsburgh (03/23)  - S.Phil (03/26) - Wilkes-Barre (03/30) - Bethlehem (03/31) - Lancaster (04/01)  - N.Phil (04/05) - Washington and Delaware Co. (04/07)

State Director Ryan Hughes

Business development manager for Energy Pioneer Solutions, Aug. 2011-Dec. 2015.  Cuyahoga County GOTV director at Obama for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  Grassroots manager at Dewey Square Group, Feb. 2007-June 2011.  Deputy GOTV director in Ohio on Obama for America, Oct.-Nov. 2008.  Campaign manager on Scott Kleeb for Congress, Mar.-Dec. 2006.  First campaign was Shannon O'Brien's 2002 race for governor against Mitt Romney.  B.A. in international affairs and political science from Northeastern University.  Originally from Syracuse, NY.

Field Director  Andrea Putnam

Did GOTV for Obama's 2012 campaign.  Course supervisor for Landmark Education, 2007-11.   Co-founder of Beneficas, Inc., June 2006-Oct. 2009.  Worked on the press and media team on Obama's 2008 primary campaign.  B.B.A. from Santa Monica College.

Commmunications  Aneesa McMillan

Previously served as the campaign's communications director for the South Carolina primary.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell from Oct. 2011; left to join the campaign.  Staff writer and research director for the Birmingham Business Journal, Aug. 2007-Aug. 2011.  MPA from University of Alabama, 2012; bachelor's degree in journalism, political science from University of Alabama, 2007.


Endorsements

State Sen. Arthur Haywood (District 4, Philadelphia) (announced Mar. 30, 2016)
Hip hop artist and Philadelphia native Freeway


RHODE ISLAND

Offices
500 Broad St., Providence, RI 02907
271 Main St., South Kingstown (Wakefield), RI 02879

CT/RI State Director  Paul Feeney

Also serving as state director for Connecticut.  Earlier served as the campaign's Massachusetts state director.  Legislative director/spokesman at IBEW Local 2222, 2009-Nov. 2015.  Labor director on Stephen F. Lynch for U.S. Senate, Jan.-April 2013.  Selectman in the town of Foxborough, May 2007-April 2010, including chairman of the board, May 2009-May 2010.  Chief of staff to a Mass. State Senator, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006.  twitter

CT/RI Political Director  Joe Caiazzo

Previously communications and political director on the Massachusetts.  Principal at Knox Cannon Strategies LLC since Jan. 2012.  Political partner with the Truman National Security Project, since Sept. 2013.  Has worked on numerous campaigns in Mass. including most recently political advisor to Seth Moulton for Congress, Sept.-Nov. 2014; campaign manager on Mike Lake for lieutenant governor, June-Sept. 2014; and political director on Don Berwick for governor, April 2013-May 2014.  B.A. in history and theology from Barry University, 2009.  twitter

Field Director  Evan LeBrun

One of the campaign's original field organizers in New Hampshire, started there in June 2015.  Campaign ambassador on The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol, April-June 2015.  Outreach specialist for Starting Point Ops in Portland, ME, Nov. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Field manager for the Maine Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in English from University of Maine, 2014, after attending Hampshire College.  twitter

Regional Field Director  Cara Bates

Earlier worked on the campaign in Missouri.

Endorsement
State Sen. James C. Sheehan (District 36, North Kingstown, Narragansett)

MAY 3

INDIANA

Headquarters:  6367 Guilford Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220 (Broad Ripple Village)   ...reported by Indianapolis Star (3/24)
Offices
500 S. Morton St., Bloomington, IN 47403
312 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Evansville, IN 47708
1137 N. Wells St., Fort Wayne, IN 46808
904 W. Old Ridge Rd., Gary, IN 46408
835 Main.St., Lafayette, IN 47901
425 N. High St., Muncie, IN 47305
113 W. Monroe St., South Bend, IN 46601
625 Cherry St., Terre Haute, IN 47807

Campaign Coordinator  Pete D'Alessandro

Served as campaign coordinator for Sanders in the Iowa caucuses.  Founder (2001) and CEO of PAD Consulting in Des Moines.  Political director for Gov. Chet Culver.  Political director of Bill Bradley's 1999-2000 Iowa caucus campaign.  Field director on Tom Vilsack's 1998 campaign for governor.  Worked on Leonard Boswell's campaign.  Graduate of Illinois State University, 1986.  Berwyn native.

MAY 7

GUAM

Julian C. Janssen was one of the most active Sanders supporters.
Chief analyst to Sen. Michael F.Q. San Nicolas.  Policy researher/analyst for Sen. Adolpho Palacios from 2010-12. Graduate of the University of Guam.

MAY 10

WEST VIRGINIA

Offices
331 W. Main St., Clarksburg, WV 26301  ??
1598 Washington St., E, Charleston, WV 25311
230 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV 25401
231 Walnut St., Morgantown WV 26505
   ...opening April 17, 2016

Director  Helen Strain

(West Virginia for Bernie facebook page on April 5, 2016)  Training director on the campaign in South Carolina, then worked as caucus director in Idaho and on the campaign in Alaska.  Trainer for Democracy for America.  Campaign experience includes field director on Sue Thorn for Congress in 2012, manager on Dave Aronberg for FL State Senate in 2000 (only non-incumbent to win), field director for Janet Reno for Governor, campaign manager for Lois Frankel for West Palm Beach Mayor, and field manager for the Angela Alioto for San Francisco Mayor..  Program manager for the Clinton Group.  She has also served as VP of external affairs for Planned Parenthood of North Florida, and as vice chair of the Florida Democratic Party.  Florida native.  twitter

MAY 17

KENTUCKY

Offices
920 W. Jefferson St., Berea, KY 40403 
2317 Russellville Rd., Bowling Green, KY 42101
112 E. Main St., Frankfort, KY 40601 

1832 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206   ...opened April 20, 2016
621 Monroe St., Paducah, KY 42001
509 N. Bypass Rd., Pikeville, KY 41502
1012 E. 4th St., Owensboro, KY 42303  

State Director  Kass Bessert

Earlier served as Sanders' Idaho state director and before that as deputy director on South Carolina primary campaign.  Research assistant at the University of Oregon School of Law, April 2014-Sept. 2015.  Data and technology director for the Iowa Democratic Party, Aug. 2012-Mar. 2013.  C.S. specialist at Advanced Sterilization Products, Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012.  OFA / DNC state data director in Las Vegas, July 2010-Aug. 2011.  Field organizer on Obama for America, Mar.-Nov. 2008; managed offices in OR, SD and FL.  B.A. in international studies from University of Washington, 2007..  twitter

Field Director  Mike Barney

Started on the campaign in Nov. 2015 as deputy field director in Nevada, then field director in Washington.  Deputy field director for Conway/Overly for Kentucky/Kentucky Democratic Party in Louisville, KY, July-Nov. 2015.  Regional field director for Colorado Coordinated Campaign in Denver, July-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer for Doug Gansler for Governor in Southern Maryland, Jan.-June 2014.  B.A. in political science/pre-law from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2013.  Summer fellow for OFA in Western PA, May-Aug. 2012.


OREGON

Offices
64670 Strickler Ave., Bend, OR 97701  
...opened April 10, 2016
2809 Friendly St., Eugene, OR 97405
  ...opened April 2, 2016
20 South Grape St., Medford, OR 97501   ... opened April 9, 2016
2717 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232   ...opened April 6, 2016
680 State St., Salem, OR 97301

State Director  Monte Jarvis

Previously served as the campaign's state director in Utah.  Self employed project manager and political strategist based in Portland, OR.  Senior project manager and director of staff development at Grassroots Solutions, Jan. 2002-Dec. 2014.  Worked on several campaigns, June 1997-Dec. 2001.  Bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1995. Culinary arts professional, 1987-96.  Diploma in culinary arts from Mitchell Technical College, 1989.

Regional Field Director (4th CD - Lane Co.) Eliza Walp.  Field Organizer Nick Wahlers

Endorsement
U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (April 13, 2016 op-ed in the NYT >)


JUNE 7

CALIFORNIA

Offices>
5500 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
  ...open April 20, 2016
East Los Angeles:  4545 E. Cesar Chavez Ave., Los Angeles  
...open May 21, 2016

5615 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

State Director Robert Becker

(from May 11, 2016)  Becker served as state director for Sanders' Iowa caucus campaign, then deputy national field director, then New York state director.  Founder and organizer with The Tanzeem Group, a Cairo, Egypt-based progressive grassroots organizing and communications firm.  Becker has worked on Democratic Party campaigns in twenty states.  Campaign manager on Jared Polis' election to Congress from Colorado in 2008.  Iowa state director on Bill Richardson's 2007-08 caucus campaign.  In 2006 he managed Phyllis Busansky's campaign in Florida's 9th CD.  In Fall 2004 Becker was field director for America Coming Together (ACT) in Florida.  He ran Polk County for Sen. Bill Bradley’s Iowa caucus campaign in 1999-2000. twitter

Southern California Steering Committee

(announced May 13, 2016)
Alan David Arian — Ret. ILWU International President
Alfonso Morales — City of Lynwood, School Board Member
Andres Ramos — City of Compton, College Trustee
Angie Amezcua — City of Santa Ana, Council Member
Bao Nguyen — City of Garden Grove, Mayor
Briseida Gonzalez — Lynwood Unfiied School Board, School Board Member
Chris Newman — Immigration Attorney
Daraka Larimore-Hall — California Democratic Party, Secretary
David Benavides — City of Santa Ana, Council Member
Dr. Henry “Hank” Hendricks — Coalition of Black School Board Members, Former President
Dr. Jose Moreno — Ret. Anaheim City School District, Ret. School Board Member
Gabriela Camacho — City of Lynwood, Treasurer
Gil Cedillo — City of Los Angeles, Council Member*
Gloria Ramos — Centinela Valley Unified High School District, School Board Member
Heather Kim — Koreans for Bernie, Co-Founder
Iyad Afalqa — California Democratic Party, Arab American Caucus Chair
Jacquelyn M. Horton — Community Advocate
Jay Chen — Mount San Antonio College Board of Trustees, Board Member
Karina Marcias — City of Huntington Park, Mayor
Marilyn Sanbira — City of Huntington Park, Council Member
Oscar de la Torre — Santa Monica School Board, School Board Member
Pastor Jawane Hilton — City of Carson, Council Member
Robert Farrell — Ret. Los Angeles Council member, (Ret.) of DNC Executive Committee, Ret. Council Member*
Robert Samuels — California American Federation of Teachers, President
Roman Reyna — City of Santa Ana, Council Member
Russell Greene — California Democratic Party, Executive Board Member
Salvador Tinajero — City of Santa Ana, Council Member


Former
State Director  Michael Ceraso

(Politico reported on May 11, 2016 that Ceraso has left the campaign)  Served as deputy state director on Sanders' New Hampshire primary campaign from Sept. 2015.  Deputy program director at Airbnb, June 2014-Sept. 2015 in the Los Angeles area.  Ceraso has worked on numerous campaigns and organizing efforts since 2008, including as a deputy field director in Manchester, NH on the Obama campaign, May-Nov. 2012 and a field organizer on the Obama campaign in Carlsbad, NM, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  In addition to campaigns he has worked with Greenpeace as a training coordinator in the L.A. area, 2006-11, and city coordinator in the Philadelphia area, March-Aug. 2008.  B.S. in political science and government from Pitzer College, 2014.  twitter

Operations Director Paul Betancourt

(exit reported by Politico on May 17, 2016)  Earlier served as GOTV director in NH and VA and as GOTV operations director in Ohio.  Contract researcher at MIT, Feb-June 2015.  M.B.A. in digital information and information systems from Pepperdine University, 2014; M.A. in communications from Cal State Fullerton, 2012; B.A. in political science from University of Florida, 2005.

Constituency Outreach Director Masha Mendieta

(exit reported by Politico on May 17, 2016)


MONTANA

Field Director  Chris Klarich

Started on the campaign in Iowa.

NEW JERSEY

Offices
1014 Atlantic Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 08401-3612
915 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ 08108

47 N. Sussex St., Dover, NJ 07801 (Morris Co./Northwest NJ)  ...open April 20, 2016
2909 Washington Rd., Sayreville, NJ 08859  (Middlesex Co.)

State Chair  John Wisniewski

(announced Jan. 6, 2016)  Represents District 19 (Sayreville); first elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1995, and re-elected nine times since; Deputy Speaker since 2004.  Attorney and managing partner of Wisniewski & Associates, Inc..  Served as chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, elected Jan. 2010 through to June 2013.  J.D. from Seton Hall, 1987; B.A. in English/economics from Rutgers University.

State Director  Robert Dempsey

(late April 2016)  Earlier Dempsey served as state director for the campaign in Minnesota and then Wisconsin.  Executive director of the North Carolina Democratic Party, May 2013-Feb. 2014.  Campaign manager on Scott Peters for Congress (CA), Nov. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Staffer in the U.S. Senate, May-Oct. 2011.  Executive director of the Vermont Democratic Party, May 2009-March 2011.  Midwest candidate service director at the DCCC, June 2007-Dec. 2008.  Director of Ohio Senate Democrats, June 2005-May 2007.  Regional representative for U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, Dec. 2002-June 2005; campaign manager on Kaptur's 2004 re-election.  Field director on Jacobs for Congress, July-Nov. 2002.  Regional director for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, Dec. 2001-June 2002.  Campaign manager on Kalamazoo Against Discrimination, July-Nov. 2001.  Legislative assistant in the PA House of Representatives.  Campaign manager for the Pennsylvania House Democratic Campaign Committee, April-Nov. 2000.  Campaign coordinator on Coleman for Mayor in Columbus, OH, Fall 1999.  B.A. in English from Unversity at Buffalo, SUNY, 1999.


NEW MEXICO

Office:  2112 Central Ave. Southeast, Albuquerque   ...opened May 16, 2016

Grassroots groups opened several offices:
Silver City - 215 W. Broadway   ...opened early Oct. 2015 >
Santa Fe - La Tienda at 7 Caliente Rd. in Eldorado (Santa Fe)  ...opened Fall 2015 >
Las Cruces - 328 S. Raymond St. ...April 2016
Taos - 729 B Paseo del Pueblo Sur  ...grand opening April 24, 2016 >


NORTH DAKOTA


SOUTH DAKOTA



JUNE 14

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Pre-Presidential Preference Caucus - May 21
Presidential Preference Primary - June 14

Office: 312 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Washington, DC



see also: publicly announced Sanders superdelegates as of April 9, 2016.

field organizer...what it takes




FORMER

Senior Advisor  Zack Exley

(reported by Politico on Aug. 18, 2015)  Practice director at ThoughtWorks, Sept. 2013-April 2015.  Chief revenue officer (Aug. 2012-Aug. 2013) and chief community officer (July 2010-Aug. 2012) at the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia).  Co-founder and president of the New Organizing Institute, Jan. 2006-April 2012.  Internet campaign director for the Labour Party in Britain, Jan.-May 2005.  Senior strategist at OMP in Washington, DC, Nov. 2004-Feb. 2008.  Director of online communications and organizing on John Kerry's presidential campaign, March-Nov. 2004; advisor to Howard Dean's campaign.  Organizing director for MoveOn.org, Jan. 2003-March 2004.  Independent contractor and organizer; created the first political parody website on the Internet, GWBush.com.  Labor organizer, 1993-99.  Lives in rural Missouri. twitter


Director of Jewish Outreach  Simone Zimmerman

(from April 12, 2016, suspended April 14 over Facebook posts)  Graduate of UC Berkeley, 2013; national president of J Street U for the 2012-13 school yearGrew up in Los Angeles.


National Data Director  Josh Uretsky

(Sept. 2015-fired Dec. 17, 2015 due to accessing Clinton data in NGP VAN (+))  Pennsylvania data and targeting manager at America Votes, Nov. 2011-Sept. 2015 and at State Voices, Nov. 2011-May 2013; also Pennsylvania data and targeting manager at ISSI, Nov. 2011-Feb. 2013.  C++ programmer, July 2007-Nov. 2011.  Data analyst at Credo Mobile, May 2010-Jan. 2011.   Has worked short stints on a number of campaigns, for example deputy campaign manger on Gordon for Congress, Dec. 2009-Jan. 2010, data director on Leslie Crocker Snyder for DA, Aug.-Sept. 2009; regional field organizer on the Committee to Elect Seth Williams, Jan.-May 2009; field director on Barbara McIlvaine Smith for PA State Rep., Oct.-Nov. 2008.  Ph.D. in ABC, biophysics from University of York, 2008; B.S. in bioengineering from UC Berkeley, 1998.

Deputy National Data Director  Russell Drapkin

(initially NH field director)  LAN-My Voter assistant administrator at the AFL-CIO.  A regional field director on Obama's 2011-12 New Hampshire primary campaign.  B.F.A. in lighting design from DePaul University, 2002. twitter


Director of Scheduling and Advance  Marc Levitt



Midwest Regional Campaign Manager and Volunteer Coordinator  Andrew Virden



other key people...
> Senate Office
Senior Staff

Chief of Staff  Michaeleen Crowell 

(from April 2013)  Previously legislative director to U.S. Rep. John Lewis (GA), worked for him from 2005-13.  Legislative director and counsel for the U.S. Rep. Denise Majette (GA).  Practiced health care, business, and civil law in Atlanta.  Undergraduate (1996) and law (1999) degrees from Boston University.  Native of Lowell, MA.


Administrative Director and Scheduler  Jacob Gillison

(from early 2014)  Previously office manager and scheduler to U.S. Rep. John Lewis (GA) for nearly 14 years.  Served in the U.S. Air Force for almost two decades.  B.S. degrees in business administration and economics from Benedict College, and a degree in aeronautical science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.  Native of Beaufort, SC.

 

Legislative Director  Caryn Compton

Previously legislative director to U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX).  J.D. from The Catholic University of America; Master's degree from University of Arizona; B.A. from Marshall University.


Communications Director  Michael Briggs

Also serving as communications director on the campaign (with Sen. Sanders since 2007)  Press secretary to Sen. John Edwards (NC), 1999-2005.   Spokesman for U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun (IL), 1997-98.  Press secretary to U.S. Sen. Paul Simon (IL).  Reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.


Press Secretary  Jeff Frank

(May 2011)  A senior research assistant for the Brookings Insititution, Oct. 2010-May 2011.  Co-founder of hearforward, a social media analytics firm based in Burlington, VT, Dec. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Peace Corps volunteer in Belize, 2006-08.  M.S. in community development and applied economics from University of Vermont, 2011; B.A. in economics and political science from University of Maine, 2006.


former

Deputy Chief of Staff  Margaret Van Tassell

Started with Sanders as administrative director in 2007.  Deputy chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine, 2000-05.



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