Trump 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, Minnesota
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(page updated September 21, 2016)
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Donald J. Trump for President  
State Director and Spokesman  Andy Post

(reported by Star Tribune's Patrick Condon on Aug. 11, 2016; took on state director role following Lukach's move)  Campaign manager and communications advisor to U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (PA), from Dec. 2015.  Media relations specialist for The Charles Koch Institute, April-Dec. 2015.  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Glenn Groth (WI), Sept. 2014-March 2015.  Campaign manager and communications director on Seifert for Governor, Nov. 2013-Aug. 2014.  Communications specialist in the Minnesota House of Representatives, Jan. 2013-March 2014.  Minnesota grassroots director for Americans for Prosperity, May 2012-Jan. 2013.  Assistant account executive at Weber Shandwick, April 2011-May 2012.  Professional services analyst for The Nielsen Company, Sept. 2010-April 2011.  Field staffer on Seifert for Governor, Sept. 2009-May 2010.  Campaign Manager for Mike Bredeck's campaign for the Minnesota Legislature in House District 20A, June-Nov. 2008.  Volunteer on Romney for President, 2007-08.  B.S.B. in marketing from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2010.  twitter

Congressional District Volunteer Coordinators

*   CD1: Julie Quist 

*   CD2: Kelli Lais

*   CD3: Rebecca Brannon and Shirley Schaff

*   CD4: Brian LeClair

*   CD5: Scott Gregory

*   CD6: Don Huizenga

*   CD7: Mark Santelman

*   CD8: Marilyn Haglin 

State Director  Mike Lukach   ...Sept. 9 - Star Tribune's Patrick Condon reported that Lukach has been reassigned to another state

(reported by Star Tribune's Patrick Condon on Aug. 5, 2016)  Managed Kip Tom's campaign  for Congress in the IN-3 Republican primary, Oct. 2015-May 2016.  South Carolina political director on Scott Walker's presidential campaign, July-Sept. 2015, and on his Our American Revival, April-July 2015.  Campaign manager on Stewart Mills' campaign for Congress in Minnesota's 8th CD, Feb.-Nov. 2014 (one of the most closely contested races of the cycle).  Campaign manager on Ron Walters for Congress in Charleston, WV, Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Campaign manager on Judy Biggert for Congress in Illinois, Feb.-Dec. 2012.  B.A. in government from William & Mary, 2006.  twitter

Minnesota Republican Party  |  2200 East Franklin Avenue, Suite 201  |  Minneapolis, MN 55404  fb/mngop  |  @mngop

Chairman  Keith Downey

(elected April 6, 2013, started April 8; re-elected April 11, 2015)  Served in two terms in the Minnesota State House representing District 41A (Edina), elected 2008 and 2010; candidate for state Senate District 49 in 2012, losing to Melisa Lopez Franzen (DFL).  Partner at Virchow Krause, 1997-Jan. 2009.  Previously worked at Unisys and Epic Systems.  B.B.A. in management information systems from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 1983.  twitter

Executive Director  Melissa Hamilton

Previously statewide outreach and district coordinator; started at the party in March 2014  Legislative assistant and committee legislative assistant in the Minnesota House of Representatives, Jan. 2010-2014.  Field staff for the MN House Republican Campaign Committee, June-Nov. 2010.  Campaign manager on Randy Gilbert for State Auditor, Oct. 2009-May 2010.  B.A. in philosophy and Catholic studies from University of St. Thomas, 2009.  twitter

Field Operations and Data Specialist  Tim Bohl

Communications Manager  Katie Boyd 

Finance Director  Ron Huettl

Network and Data Administrator and Special Projects Manager  Christian Darouni