updated May 17, 2016)
OVERVIEW: The Trump primary campaign
organization was a small and somewhat ramshackle affair, but it got the
Campaign Manager Corey R. Lewandowski
(started in Jan. 2015; reported Feb. 25, 2015...senior
political advisor until launch)
National director of
voter registration (from March 2014) and East Coast regional director
(March 2013-March 2014) and New Hampshire state director (from 2008) at
Americans for Prosperity. Director of
public affairs at Schwartz MSL, Sept. 2004-July 2012. Executive
director of the New England Seafood Producers Association, May
2003-Aug. 2004. Campaign manager and communications director on
Bob Smith for U.S. Senate, Dec. 2001-Jan. 2003. Northeast region
legislative political director for the RNC, April-Nov. 2001.
Administrative assistant to U.S. Rep. Robert Ney (R-OH), Dec. 1997-Feb.
2001. Development assistant at Citizens for a Sound Economy,
May-Nov. 1997. Executive assistant to U.S. Rep. Peter Torkildsen
(R-MA), Jan. 1996-Jan. 1997. Masters in political science from
American University, 1997; B.A. in political science from University of
Massachusetts Lowell, 1995. twitter
Deputy Campaign Manager Michael Glassner
(promotion to deputy campaign manager announced March
2, 2016; initially served as political director, reported by various
news outlets on July 30,
2015) President of C&MT Transcontinental from April 2008;
clients have included McCain-Palin 2008 and SarahPAC (hired as chief of
staff to SarahPAC in Feb. 2011). Southwest regional political
director at AIPAC, Jan. 2014-July 2015. Senior vice president for
external affairs at IDT Corporation, July 2001-April 2008. Chief
of staff to the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New
Jersey, May 1998-July 2001. Senior advisor to Sen. Bob Dole, Jan.
1986-Jan. 2001. B.A. in political science from University of
Kansas, 1985. twitter
Delegate Process and Convention Manager Paul J. Manafort
(announced Mar. 29, 2016 and expanded role announced April 7, 2016) Manafort has done a lot of consulting work overseas. Co-founder (1996) of Davis Manafort, which operated to 2008, and before that a founding partner (1980) of Black, Manafort, Stone & Kelly Inc.. Convention experience includes convention manager for the Dole campaign in 1996; political director of the 1988 and 1984 Republican conventions; and delegate-hunt coordinator for eight states for the President Ford Committee, 1976. Worked on Reagan's transition. Southern coordinator on the Reagan for President Committee and deputy political director at the RNC, 1978-80. Attorney at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Washington, DC, 1977-80. Associate Director of the Presidential Personnel Office at the White House, 1975-77. General counsel and executive officer of Family Realty, 1974-75. J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, 1974; B.S, B.A. from Georgetown University, 1971.
Political Director Rick Wiley
Field Rick Gates
(reported by The Guardian on April 19, 2016 - "a longtime Manafort aide")
Political/Recruitment Alan Cobb
(from early 2015) Principal at Cobb & Associates in Topeka, KS from April 2014. Senior advisor for the Mike Pompeo for Congress campaign, senior grassroots director for Pat Roberts for U.S. Senate, and senior advisor and manager for Coalition for Better Wichita. Manager for Kansas government affairs at Koch Industries Inc. Led the model state project at Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce (Koch). National director of state operations at Americans for Prosperity and earlier Kansas state director of Americans for Prosperity, July 2004-Jan. 2009. Campaign manager on Shallenburger for Governor, 2002. Served on the staffs of U.S. Sens. Bob Dole and Sheila Frahm. J.D. from Washburn University School of Law, 1992; masters of government administration from University of Pennsylvania, 1989; bachelor's degree in general studies from Wichita State University, 1988. twitter
Midwest Regional Political Director Stephanie Milligan
(promotion announced March 3, 2016; served as state director in Arkansas and Oklahoma) Founding partner (Sept. 2015) at 26/7 Lifestyle Management in Oklahoma City and president of HERA Consulting from June 2014.. Vice president of government relations at Capitol Insight, Nov. 2010-June 2014; vice president at Alexander Companies, May 2010-Dec. 2014. State chairman of the Oklahoma Federation of Young Republicans, June 2010-July 2013. Finance director on several campaigns. Legislative assistant in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Nov. 2009-June 2010. Loan officer at the Oklahoma Employees Credit Union, Oct. 2008-May 2009.
Northeast Regional Political Director Mike Rubino
(promotion announced March 3, 2016; served as state director for Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia) "has worked in varying capacities on twenty political campaigns to elect conservatives in nine different states." twitter
Title? Joy King Lutes
(reported by Politico on April 9, 2016) President and founder (Oct. 2011) of Meridian 77 Consulting. Public relations consultant at Tomb & Associates, May 2006-Nov. 2011. Communications and marketing director for AHEAD Energy, Jan.-Sept. 2011. Executive assistant at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 2005-06. Communications specialist from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, 2004-05. Deputy communications director for the Ohio Republican Party, 2002-03. Communications director in the U.S. House, 1999-2002. B.A. in political science from Wheeling Jesuit University, 1999. twitter
National Spokeswoman Katrina Pierson
9, 2015) Spokesperson for the Tea Party Leadership Fund from Aug.
2014; owner of Pierson Consulting Group from June 2013;
commentator/columnist. Founder of the
Garland Tea Party (TX). Challenged U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions (TX)
in the Mar. 2014 Republican primary in CD-32. Healthcare
administrator for Baylor Health Care System, 2009-11. Bachelor's
in biology from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Press Secretary Hope Hicks
Started at The Trump
Organization in Aug. 2014. Account rep. at Hiltzik
Strategies. Bachelor's degree in English from
Southern Methodist University, 2010. Native of Greenwich,
Director of Social Media Daniel Scavino Jr.
Coordinator Megan Powers
Degree in political strategy and psychology, law, marketing and branding from New York University, 2015. twitter
Marketing Amanda Miller
Started working at The
Trump Organization in 2001, most recently serving as vice president of
marketing. Worked at Piazza Sempione Fashion Company.
Degree in fashion merchandising and business from University of Rhode
Data Witold Chrabaszcz
Deputy to Matt Braynard until he left the campaign in
Worked at the RNC. Attended The George Washington University.
Treasurer Tim Jost
Vice president at Red Curve Solutions in Beverly, Mass. Deputy CFO and assistant treasurer on Romney for President in 2012. Experience on campaigns in Maryland, Illinois and New York. Deputy finance director on Romney for Governor starting in Jan. 2003. B.A. in political science from Arizona State University.
Legal Counsel Donald F. McGahn
Partner at Jones
Day from 2014. Commissioner at the Federal Election
Commission, 2008-13. General counsel to the NRCC for nearly 10
years. J.D. from Widener University, 1994; B.A. from University
of Nortre Dame, 1991.
Delegate Selection Team (announced Mar. 11, 2016)
Senior Advisor, also Campaign Liaison to the RNC and Members of Congress Ed Brookover
Campaign manager (from Jan. 1, 2016) and senior
beginning of March 2015) on Ben Carson's campaign.
Chairman of Greener
political practice, has over 30 years experience in campaign
politics. Political director for the NRCC from 1995-99.
Political director for the NRSC during the 1988 campaign cycle.
National field director for the RNC in the 1986 cycle serving under
then RNC political director Bill Greener. twitter
Delegate Management Director Brian Jack
Director of ballot access and delegate selection on Ben Carson's campaign from Sept. 2015. Senior political analyst at AIPAC, Sept. 2011-Sept. 2015. Staff assistant at the RNC, Jan.-Sept. 2011. B.A. in international studies, political science from Pepperdine University, 2010.
Parliamentarian Jesse R. Binnell
Attorney (partner at Harvey & Binnall, PLLC) and
professional parliamentarian. Previous
clients have included the McCain for President campaign, the Ron Paul
for President campaign, and the Rand Paul for President campaign.
J.D. from George Mason University School of Law; B.A. in communications
from George Mason University.
Senior Advisor Jason Osborne
Senior communications strategist (from Jan. 2016) and
strategist (from Oct. 2015) on Ben Carson's campaign. Executive
director of the CNMI Republican Party from Dec. 2014.
Consultant at The Trailblazer Group from Sept. 2012. Director of
external affairs for the 2012 Republican National Convention, July
2011-Sept. 2012. A principal at The MITA Group, joined the firm
2006. Senior federal liaison (a senior lobbyist) for the
National Rifle Association (NRA), 1999-2006. Senior associate at
the Carmen Group, 1996-99. Director of governmental affairs in
the transportation and environment division at the American Consulting
Engineers Council, 1994-96. Legislative aide to Sen. Ted Stevens,
1992-94. M.A. in political science/congressional studies from
Catholic University, 1995; B.A. in political science from the
University of Alabama, 1992. Experience also includes member of
the floor operations team at the 2008 Republican National
Advisor on Delegate Selection and Convention Rules William McGinley
(reported by Politico's Shane Goldmacher on Apr. 18, 2016) Partner at Jones Day from June 2014. Partner and co-chair of the Election Law Practice Group at Patton Boggs LLP, 2007-May 2014. General counsel to the NRSC, 2005-06. Deputy counsel to the RNC, where he served as counsel to the RNC Standing Committee on Rules, 1997-99. J.D. from The George Washington University, 1997; M.A. in history from Cal State Long Beach, 1994; B.A. in history from UCLA, 1992.
Senior Advisor Kevin McKay
(announced April 25, 2016) Managed Chris Christie's presidential camapign. Co-founder (Dec. 2014) and partner at McKay-Gitcho Strategies. Political director at the RGA in the 2014 cycle (while Christie was chairman). Chairman of the Rhode Island Republican Party, March-Nov. 2011. Chief of staff at the RNC from March 2009-April 2010. Attorney in private practice and earlier at Brown Rudnick. Managed Don Carcieri's successful campaigns for governor of Rhode Island in 2002 and 2006; served on the transition team for Gov.-elect Carcieri and as his chief of staff for his first 3 1/2 years in office. J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law. Served in the U.S. Army infantry for three years. twitter
U.S. House Leadership Committee Co-Chairmen Reps. Duncan Hunter (CA) and Chris Collins (NY)
(announced Mar. 31,
National Co-Chairman and Policy Advisor
(announced Aug. 25,
Clovis served as Iowa chair of Rick Perry's campaign (announced June 6,
departure reported by AP on Aug. 25, 2015). In the
2011-12 caucus campaign he endorsed Rick Santorum +.
Senior Advisor Barry Bennett
(Jan. 2016) Campaign manager on Ben Carson's campaign from the beginning (reported by the Columbus Dispatch on March 4, 2015) until he resigned on Dec. 31, 2015. Longtime advisor to Sen. Rob Portman; just a couple of weeks earlier in Feb. 2015 Bennett was reported as campaign manager for the Fighting for Ohio Fund, a super PAC formed to boost Portman's 2016 re-election campaign. A leader of the Alliance for America's Future, a group that was active in 2010 races. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (OH) from Sept. 2005 to 2010. Media consultant in Washington, DC. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Frank Cremeans (OH). Communications director on Lt. Gov. Mike DeWine's 1994 campaign for U.S. Senate. Communications on Rob Portman's election to Congress in the 1993 special election. twitter
Senior Advisor Sarah Huckabee Sanders
(announced Feb. 25, 2016) Most recently campaign manager on Huckabee for President. Vice president (from Jan. 2014) and earlier director of strategic initiatives at Tsamoutales Strategies, a Tallahassee-based management consulting, business development and lobbying firm; joined the firm in 2011. Senior advisor on Tom Cotton's 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate in Arkansas. National campaign manager for The ONE Campaign. Senior political advisor on Tim Pawlenty's Iowa Straw Poll effort in summer 2011. Campaign manager on Rep. John Boozman's successful 2010 U.S. Senate campaign in Arkansas. Headed HUCK PAC from its founding in April 2008. National field director on Huckabee's 2007-08 presidential campaign. Worked for about two years as a regional liaison for congressional affairs at the Department of Education in Washington, DC. Field coordinator for President Bush’s re-election campaign in Ohio in 2004, A field coordinator for Gov. Huckabee’s 2002 re-election campaign. Graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, 2004. [Husband is Bryan Sanders who manages Little Rock office of The Wickers Group]. twitter
National Security Advisory Committee
Chairman U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions
(announced March 3, 2016)
Foreign Policy Advisors include:
(reported by the
Washington Post on March 21,
Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, U.S. Army, ret. - after 32-year military career, has served as an executive at CACI International, Oracle and Cubic Corporation.
Carter Page - founder and managing partner of Global Energy Capital LLC. >
George Papadopoulos - director of the Centre for International Energy and Natural Resources Law & Security (London); senior policy and economy advisor to Ben Carson. >
Walid Phares - an advisor to the Anti-Terrorism Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2008. >
Joseph E. Schmitz - served as Inspector General of the Department of Defense from April 2002-Sept. 2005. >
Veterans for A Strong America
(announced Sept. 15, 2015)
Gates-Skipper - first woman marine in combat operations (announced Nov. 28, 2015)
Former Alaska Gov.
Sarah Palin - 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee (announced Jan. 19, 2016)
Duck Dynasty star
Willie Robertson (announced
Jerry Falwell, Jr. -
Jan. 26, 2016)
Benghazi heroes Mark
Geist and John
Tiegen (announced Feb. 28, 2016)
NASCAR CEO and drivers
(announced Feb. 29, 2016)
Barrack, Jr. (executive chairman of Colony Capital) and Andy Beal (founder of Beal Bank) (announced Feb. 29, 2016)
- founder of the Eagle Forum (introduced and endorsed Trump at a rally
in St. Louis, MO on March 11, 2016) >
Dr. Ben Carson
(announced Mar. 11, 2016)
Congressional Liaison Scott Mason
(reported April 28, 2016 by Politico's Darren Samuelsohn)
Vice president of government affairs (March 2007-Oct. 2015) and
director of public affairs (Dec. 2005-March 2007) for Lowe's Companies,
Inc.. Executive director of public affairs at USAA, June
2003-June 2005. Regional political director for the American
Medical Association, July 1998-June 2003. Grassroots
communications consultant/lobbyist at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &
Feld LLP, May 1995-June 1998. Resident program officer for the
International Republican Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria, March 1994-April
1995. B.A. in political science, French from Furman University,
Policy Director John Mashburn
(reported May 3, 2016 by Marjorie Dannenfelser on The
Chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (NC) from Jan.2015-end of Dec.
2015. Executive vice president of the American Civil Rights
Union, June 2012-Aug. 2014. Executive director of the Carleson
Center for Public Policy, March 2011-Aug. 2014. Of counsel at
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC, 2008-11. Various
positions in the U.S. Senate and House, 1987-2007, including general
counsel to Sen. Judd Gregg (NH) and to then Senate Majority Leader
Trent Lott, and early on as a legislative assistant to Sen. Jesse Helms
National Finance Chairman Steven Mnuchin
(announced May 5,
2016) Co-founder, chairman and CEO of Dune
Capital Management LP, a private investment firm (hedge fund); also
of Dune Entertainment Partners LLC. Co-founder (2004),
chairman, and CEO of OneWest Bank Group LLC, a bank holding company,
2009-15. CEO at SFM Capital Management, 2003-04. Partner at
Goldman Sachs, worked at the firm for 17 years to 2002 including as
executive vice president (from 2001), commodities division (1998-99)
and head of the mortgage securities department (1994-98). B.A.
from Yale University, 1985. Mnuchin's father, The New York Times notes, retired at a
general partner at Goldman, Sachs and owns C&M Arts.
also: JFAs - Trump Victory
and Trump Make America Great Again Committee (announced May 17, 2016)
Vice Presidential Search Corey Lewandowski
(reported by The
Washington Post's Robert Costa on May
In addition to serving as campaign manager, Lewandowski took on this
role in early May.
Pollster Tony Fabrizio
(reported May 17, 2016) Partner at Fabrizio,
Associates and at Fabrizio Ward & Associates. Key advisor on
myriad campaigns, to the national Republican committees, and has also
advised numerous corporations on consumer research, marketing, crisis
management, image management, market positioning and public
affairs. Senior advisor to Gov. Rick Perry's 2012 presidential
campaign (2011). Strategist and pollster on Rick Scott's 2010
for governor of Florida. Pollster and strategist on Gov. Tim
Pawlenty's 2006 re-election campaign. Chief pollster and
strategist to Bob Dole's presidential campaign in 1996. National
pollster and strategist on Pat Buchanan's campaign, but left the
campaign in Jan. 1992. Advisor to Sen. Alfonse D'Amato.
Media buyer on Dole's 1988 presidential campaign. Pollster at
Arthur J. Finkelstein and Associates.
Transition Team Chairman Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
(announced May 9,
suspended his campaign on Feb. 10, 2016 and endorsed Trump on Feb.
26. Elected governor in Nov. 2009 and re-elected in Nov.
2013. Served as U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey from
"an extensive team of professionals"
3330 Westown Parkway. Suite 15, West
Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Office: 5405 Utica Ridge Rd., Davenport ...opened Jan. 10, 2016, reported by QC Times
Col. Brian Miller (Sioux City)
Tana Goertz (Des Moines)
Richard Thornton (Des Moines)
(announced July 9, 2015)
State Director Chuck Laudner
(reported by Breitbart on Feb. 24,
2015...advisor) On Jan.
24, 2015 the Des Moines Register
Laudner had been named camapign coordinator for Tea Party Patriots
Citizens Fund. Campaign manager on Sam Clovis' U.S. Senate
primary campaign in 2014. Prominent supporter of Rick Santorum in
2011-12 Iowa Caucus campaign. Managed the anti-retention campaign
(Iowa for Freedom) in
2010. Executive director of the Republican Party of Iowa,
2007-08. Chief of staff to Rep. Steve King, 2003-06, and senior
policy advisor for several months at the end of 2006. In 2002
Laudner guided Steve King to victory in four-way
special nominating convention in the 5th CD. Managed Bill
Salier's 2002 primary campaign against Sen. Chuck Grassley.
Worked on Steve Forbes' 2000 campaign.
Deputy State Director Ryan Keller
(announced April 7,
Iowa Victory director and test manager, Sept.-Dec. 2014. Campaign
manager on Zaun for Congress, Jan.-Sept. 2014. Executive director
of Polk County Republicans, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2014. Iowa political
and organizational director on Americans for Rick Perry, an independent
527 group, July-Aug. 2011; Iowa field staffer on the initial interation
of Newt 2012. Staffer in the Republican Senate Minority
Leader's Office in the Iowa Senate. Political and organizational
director on Zaun for Congress, 2010. General manager at Heart of
America, limited service hotel, 2002-08. Personal and small
business banker at Wells Fargo, 1998-2001. Master's degree from
Drake University. Bachelor's degree from Grand View
College. A.A. from Indian Hills Community College. Lifelong
4th CD (NW Iowa) Chris Hupke
(announced April 7, 2015) President of the SD
Council. Graduate of Iowa State University. twitter
3rd CD (SW Iowa) Marc Elcock
Owner of Elcock Law Firm, PLC in Des Moines from
Oct. 2006. Legislative analyst for the State of Iowa, Dec.
2003-May 2006. Ed.D. in educational leadership from Drake
University, 2009; J.D. from Drake University Law School, 2003; M.P.A.
from Drake University, 2002; and B.S. in psychology from Iowa State
2nd CD (Iowa City) Brad Nagel
(announced April 7, 2015) COO at Providence
International, LLC. Served as a U.S. Navy
SEAL; retired in
from the University of Iowa, 2014; B.S. in workforce education and
from Southern Illinois University. Originally from Cherokee, Iowa
and now a resident of Coralville. twitter
2nd CD (Quad Cities) Elizabeth Mae Davidson
Experience includes paralegal at Betty, Neuman & McMahon in Davenport from Feb. 2015; government relations specialist for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, 2013-14. M.A. in Christian formation from Princeton Theological Seminary, 2014; B.B.A in entrepreneurship from Loyola University Chicago, 2012. twitter
1st CD (Dubuque) John Hulsizer Jr.
From Dubuque. Candidate for Iowa State Senate in
District 50 the
June 5, 2012 Republican primary., also ran for State Senate in District
14 in 2008 and for State House in District 27 in 2006. Experience
includes security supervisor at Dubuque Greyhound Park and Casino, and
screening manager for U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. twitter
State Sen. Brad Zaun (announced
Oct. 13, 2015)
>According to the NBC News on Oct. 15, 2015 the campaign had 12 paid staffers in state.
>According to Des Moines Register and the Washington Post, as of Aug. 2015 the campaign had a total of 10 operatives working in state.
Betsy Klein. "Donald Trump's Iowa playbook: Organize, organize, organize," CNN, Aug. 5, 2015.
Philip Rucker and Robert Costa. "An Iowa surprise: Donald Trump is actually trying to win." The Washington Post, Aug. 13, 2015.
Vaugn Hillyard and Danny Freeman. "Trump Sets up Formidable Iowa Ground Game." NBC News, Oct. 15, 2015.
...office open May 1, 2015 (reported by the Union Leader's Dan Tuohy); opening event with Ivanka Trump on June 24, 2015
Offices: 25 Main St. (in the historic Newmarket Mills), Newmarket ...reported by NH1's Paul Steinhauser on Oct. 21, 2015
141 Winchester St., Keene ...reported by NH1's Paul Steinhauser on Oct. 21, 2015; opened Oct. 22
State Director Matt Ciepielowski
(reported Feb. 25, 2015) New Hampshire
field director at Americans for Prosperity, April 2012-Feb. 2015.
Youth for Ron Paul regional coordinator in Louisiana, Oct. 2011-March
2012. B.A. in political science, public relations from Quinnipiac
University, 2011. Active in Young Americans for Liberty,
including Connecticut state chair, June 2010-July 2011. twitter
Deputy State Director Andrew Georgevits
(announced March 31,
chairman of Concord City GOP. Sales rep. for Off the Vine from
Jan. 2010; crew manager for Capital Productions from April 2004; owner
of Andrew's Auto Detailing from Jan. 2004; marketing rep. for LaBelle
Winery from Jan. 2004. Field director for Romney for President in
Merrimack, Belknap, Straffort and Carroll Counties, May-Oct. 2012;
production assistant for Romney for President, Nov. 2011-Jan.
2012. Senior account executive at ReaXion Energy Drink, March
2008-May 2010. Waiter at Outback Steakhouse, Jan. 2004-May 2007.
Coalitions Rep. Joshua Whitehouse
(announced March 31, 2015) Elected to the State
Farmington in Nov. 2014. Administrative assistant at SAN Group,
Inc. from July 2014. Studied at Saint Anselm College. "NH
family since 1632." In Jan. 2014 Whitehouse launched Draft
Andrew Hemingway for NH Governor PAC. twitter
Field Zach Montanaro
(announced March 31, 2015) Field director on
2014 campaign in NH's 2nd CD. Bachelor's degree in political
science from the Catholic University of America. twitter
Field Jonathan W. Dimock
(announced Aug. 25,
2015) From Newfields, NH.
Office Manager Lisa Maciejowski Gambuzza
(announced Aug. 25,
2015) Senior development office for United Way of Massachusetts
Bay. M.A. in holistic counseling from Salve Regina University,
1993; B.A. in liberal arts from Providence College, 1983.
New Hampshire Leadership Team
(announced May 21,
Chair- Josh Youssef
Vice-Chair- Ben Wilson
Chair- Nate Sullivan
Vice-Chair- Zac Mercauto
Chair- Gregory Johnson
Co-Chair- Jack Riendeau
Chair- Raul Cervantes [resigned effective July 19, 2015] ...reported by WMUR on July 30
George H. Cook of Haverhill
Pete Petelle of Warren
Chair- Ellen Suprunowicz-Stepanek
Vice-Chair- Tony Mayfield
Co-Chair- Rick Cibotti
Co-Chair- Debbie Cibotti
Co-Chair- Lou Gargiulo
Co-Chair- Mary A. Gargiulo
Chair- Karen L. Warburton
Co-Chair- Cynthia Howard
Co-Chair- Phil Howard
State Rep. Stephen
Stepanek (Hillsborough District 22-Amherst)
(announced June 26, 2015)
"Women for Trump"
(announced July 9,
2015) Over 160
women representing all 10 counties.
"Veterans for Trump"
Rep. Werner Horn of
Rep. Dan Tamburello of Londonderry
Rep. Joe Pitre of Farmington
Jerry Delemus of Rochester
(announced July 23, 2015)
Chairman Bob Burns
(announced Dec. 10,
Chairman of the New Hampshire Young Republicans. Candidate for
Executive Council in 2014 and 2012. Deputy director on Newt
Gingrich's NH primary campaign late 2011-12. Hillsborough County
Treasurer, 2010-12. Degree in business management from Keene
2002. Grew up in Bedford; his mother served as a state rep. in
New England Police Benevolent Association
Town Chairs in More then 200 Communities
(announced Dec. 22,
Activist and Entrepreneur Andrew Hemingway
(announced Jan. 5,
Ben Gamache - founder and president of Gamache
Properties in Manchester
(previously on Pataki's NH steering committee).
Bruce Breton - Windham selectman (previously on Pataki's NH steering committee).
Arthur Sullivan - co-owner of Brady Sullivan Properties.
Sam Tamposi Jr. - son of the late real estate developer Sam Tamposi Sr..
(announced Jan. 11, 2016)
Former U.S. Sen. Soott Brown
(endorsed Trump on evening of Feb. 2, 2016 at rally in Milford) Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from NH in 2014. Elected to the U.S. Senate from Mass. in Jan. 19, 2010 special election; defeated in Nov. 2012 re-election bid. Member of the Massachusetts state Senate 2004-10; member of the Massachusetts state House of Representatives 1999-2004. Served in the Mass. Army National Guard. J.D. from Boston College Law School, 1985; B.A from Tufts University, 1981.
Manchester Alderman Nick Pappas
(announced Feb. 4,
at Red Road Strategies & REACH Communications. Served as
senior advisor to Rick Santorum's recently concluded presidential
campaign. State director of
Opportunity from May 2012. A charter commissioner for the City of
Manchester, Nov. 2012-Nov. 2014. Deputy national political
director and earlier New Hampshire field director on
Rick Santorum for President, May 2011-May 2012. Hillsborough
director with the New Hampshire State Republican Party. Vice
operations and marketing for The Lobster Zone, June 2007-June 2011.
Manchester native. twitter
Columbia: 133-B State St. (803.638.4319)
Myrtle Beach: 604 16th Ave. North (843.251.9422)
Greenville: 2 North Main St. (843.422.3409)
Co-Chair Ed McMullen
(reported as co-chair by The State's Andrew Shaun on March
10, 2015; reported as advisor by the Washington
Post's Robert Costa on Feb. 25, 2015) President of McMullen Public
Affairs LLC, based in Columbia. 25
career in public policy, politics, and business. President of the
South Carolina Policy Council, a conservative think tank through
Experience also includes chairman of the S.C. Research Centers of
Economic Excellence Review Board. Bachelor's degree in
political science from Hampden-Sydney College.
Co-Chair John Russell
(reported as co-chair by The State's
Andrew Shaun on March 10, 2015) Former state legislator; served
in the SC House representing Spartanburg from 1983-87, then in the SC
Senate until retiring in 2000. Assistant to the President Pro Tem
of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Strom Thurmond in 1981; staff counsel to the
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in 1981. J.D. from St. Mary's of
Texas Law School, 1978; B.A. in history from the University of South
Carolina, 1973. Son of former Gov. Donald S. Russell.
State Director Rep. James H.
(reported Feb. 25, 2015 as political advisor)
Member of the House,
elected in 2000;
99-Berkeley and Charleston Counties;served as House Majority Leader
from 2004-Dec. 2008. Owner of Geechie
Communications since 1994. District administrator for U.S. Rep. Mark
Sanford, 1994. Political director for the South Carolina
Republican Party, 1992-98. Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Floyd
Spence, 1989-92. B.A. (1989) and M.P.A. (1992) from University of
South Carolina. Resident of Daniel Island. Originally from
Director Jeff Taillon
(announced May 6,
2015) Campaign manager on Henry McMaster for
Lt. Governor, April 2014-Jan. 2015. Director of advance (Sept.
2012-April 2014) and press assistant (Jan. 2011-Sept. 2012) for Gov.
Nikki Haley in the South Carolina Office of the Governor. General
aide on Nikki Haley for Governor, Aug. 2009-Nov. 2010. B.S. in
business and behavioral science from Clemson University, 2009. twitter
Field Director Gerri McDaniel
(announced May 6, 2015) Active role in the
campaigns of several
successful city and county political candidates. 7th CD field
director on Newt Gingrich's 2012 campaign. Grassroots activist on
the SC GOP 2010 Victory campaign. Co-founder of the Myrtle Beach
Party and is the organizer of the annual SC Tea Party Coalition
Upstate Regional Director James Epley
Owner of Arbor GreenBuilders LLC on Hilton Head
Island, SC; 25 years of real estate development experience.
Regional director/chairman for Beaufort County on NEWT 2012. B.S.
in economics and political science from Western Carolina University,
Coalitions Director Nancy Mace
(announced Aug. 25,
2015) Mace runs The Mace Group,
Senate in the June 10, 2014 Republican primary challenging Sen. Lindsey
Graham and finished fourth with 6.2% of the vote. Worked for
Accenture, the management consulting firm. Master's degree in
journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia.
First woman to graduate from The Citadel (degree in business, 1999);
author of In the Company of Men: A
Woman at The Citadel. twitter
South Carolina Steering Committee
100-person steering committee announced
on July 9, 2015.
Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster (announced Jan. 27, 2016)
5125 West Oquendo Rd. Unit 9 Las Vegas, NV 89118
State Director Charles Munoz
(announced Aug. 25,
2015) President and founder at Rebel Public Affairs. Deputy
state director, grassroots coordinator, and southern Nevada field
coordinator for Americans for Prosperity Nevada, started with the group
in mid-2011. Attended University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
2015) Attorney and municipal judge from Birmingham. In 2013
he considered running for Secretary of State in 2014, but
decided against. Partner and trustee in a family timber
business. Vice president at Porter, White & Co., an
investment banking and advisory firm in Birmingham, joined the firm in
2011. Candidate for State Auditor in the June 2006 primary,
finishing fourth of four candidates with a bit over 20%. Aa an
attorney was dispatched to Florida for the 2000 presidential
recount. Counsel to U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC),
Master of laws from University of Miami Law School, 1998; law degree
from University of Alabama, 1997; undergraduate degree from Emory
Political Director Joe
(Nov. 2015. Principal at E.F. Joseph LLC (investment banking) from Sept. 2014. Director at Crews & Associates, Sept. 2012-Sept. 2014. Vice president at Protective Life, Dec. 2006-Aug. 2012. Financial advisor at Morgan Keegan, Sept. 2004-Nov. 2006. Graduate of Auburn University, 2004.
Chairman State Rep. Jim Carns
(announced Nov. 5, 2015)
Represents District 48, elected in an Aug. 30, 2011 special election;
also served a previous stitn from 1990-2006. Elected
the Jefferson County Commission in 2006 and served as the President
Pro Tem from 2006-2008B. B/S. in engineering from
University of Alabama, 1962. Lifelong Jefferson County resident.
Co-Chair State Rep. Ed Henry
Nov. 5, 2015)
Represents District 9, first elected in 2010. Experience includes
six years at a CT technologist at Decatur General Hospital. Served in
the U.S. Air Force. Native of Harselle.
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (announced Feb. 28, 2016)
• After the
March 1, 2016 presidential preference poll
[as reported by the Nathan Herz of the Alaska Dispatch News on April 29, 2016, at the time of the state convention, the campaign's chairman is Jim Crawford, "a longtime Republican activist from Anchorage." Aiding Crawford are David Morgan, "a healthcare professional and former city manager of Whittier," and former state Senator Jerry Ward] >
Headquarters: 605 E. McKellips Rd. Mesa, AZ 85203
State Director Charles Munoz
President and founder at Rebel Public Affairs. Deputy state director, grassroots coordinator, and southern Nevada field coordinator for Americans for Prosperity Nevada, started with the group in mid-2011. Attended University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Deputy State Director Thayer Verschoor
(announced Jan. 20, 2016) Political and campaign consultant in Phoenix since June 2013. Chief of staff at the Arizona Republican Party, Jan. 2011-Feb. 2013. Represented District 22 in the Arizona State Senate from 2003-11; and was a broker at Reflections in Ink in Phoenix, 2003-11. B.S. in political science from Arizona State University. twitter
Chairman State Treasurer Jeff DeWitt
(announced Jan. 20, 2016) Elected Nov. 4, 2014. Founder (1999) and CEO of ECHOtrade. A market maker in financial futures contracts, DeWitt become one of Smith Barney’s youngest fully licensed investment professionals; he started his career in finance in 1992. Degree in business administration and finance from University of Southern California; also earned an accounting degree.
(more endorsements announced Jan. 20, 2016)
former State Attorney General and NRA President Bob Corbin
former State Senator Lori Klein Corbin
former State Senator, Senator President Pro Tempore and House Majority Whip Robert Blendu
former Arizona State Republican Chairman Tom Morrissey
former Maricopa Country Republican Chairman Lyle Tuttle
former National Committeewoman Lori Urban
former State Treasurer of Arizona former Arizona State Senator and former Yavapai County Supervisor Carol Springer
see also: statement from National Border Patrol Council. Local 2544 (from March 19, 2016)
April 12, 2016) Leave of absence from position as chief of staff
to state Sen. John Moorlach. President of Clark Strategy Group
from April 2009. Vice president of JohnsonClark Associates,
April 1994-March 2009. Campaigns include campaign manager
on Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin’s bid for State Controller in 2014
and campaign manager on Poizner for Insurance Commissioner in
Former U.S. Rep. Doug Ose (announced Mar. 10, 2016)
Founder (Jan. 2005) and
principal at Patrick Davis Consulting, LLC in Colorado Springs; has
worked on numerous campaigns. Political director of the NRSC
during the 2004 cycle. Executive director of the South Dakota
Republican Party, 1995-99. Field desk coordinator for
Northwestern states on the 1992 Bush-Quayle campaign. Assistant
to the Deputy Director of Political Affairs at the White House,
(earlier Jim Baker was state director for KS and CO)
Office: 1263 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT ...opened April 12, 2016
State Director Justin Clark
Partner at Davis, Clark & Bonafonte, LLC since Jan. 2011. General counsel for the Connecticut Republican Party, Aug. 2011-Sept. 2013. Campaign manager on Tom Foley's 2010 campaign for governor. Attorney at Pepe & Hazard LLP, Oct. 2008-Jan. 2010. J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, 2004; B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University, 1997. Based in West Hartford.
Office: 111 Loockerman St., Dover ...opened April 18, 2016
Chairman Rob Arlett
5th district councilman on the Sussex County Council, elected in 2014. Started a real estate business in 2005. Attended George Mason University and enlisted in the Naval Reserve. Resident of the Frankford area.
Field Director Erick Slomkowski
Started as a field rep. on the campaign in Jan. 2016. Most recently self employed. Field manager for the Michigan Republican Party Aug.-Dec. 2014. Studied at Macomb Community College. Meteorologist in the U.S. Air Force, Jan. 2001-July 2007.
Honorary Kent Co. Chairman Mike Harrington Sr.
3104 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa (Garcia & Vega cigar factory building)
1211 Governors Square Blvd., Tallahassee (in the Magnolia Centre II building) ...opened Mar. 7, 2016
Chairman Joe Gruters
(announced Oct. 23,
chairman of the Republican Party of Florida from Dec. 2008 and chairman
of the Republican Party of Sarasota from Dec. 2008. Owner of
Gruters CPA in Sarasota since Aug. 2015. CPA and tax manager at
Shinn & Company LLC, Jan. 2010-July 2015. Campaign manager,
political director and director of government relations for Buchanan
Enterprises and Vern Buchanan for Congress, 2000-09. Vice
president and project manager for Yacht Clubs of the Americas, Dec.
2006-May 2008. Project manager for Githier Development, Sept.
2004-April 2006. M.B.A. from University of South Florida's
College of Business, 2002; B.S. from Florida State University's College
of Business, 1999. Fourth generation
Co-Chair Susan Summerall Wiles
(announced Oct. 23,
Managing partner of the Jacksonville office of Ballard Partners
from 2011 and principal at Right Coast Strategies from 2011. Led
Jon Huntsman's ampaign for
president, serving as executive director of H-PAC from late Jan.
2011 and then managing the campaign until resigning in July 2011.
Managed Rick Scott's successful
campaign for Governor of Florida in 2010. Principal at Wiles
2001-04. Co-managing partner for Florida at APCO Worldwide,
at Bush-Quayle '88. Principal at Summerall, Smith
& Wiles in Jacksonville, 1984-86. Special Assistant to the
Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor, 1982-83. Special
Assistant to the President (scheduler) during the first year of
the Reagan Administration, 1981-82. Deputy director of scheduling
on Ronald Reagan's 1980 presidential campaign. Staff assistant in
the office of Congressman Jack Kemp, 1979-80. B.A. in English
from University of Maryland. twitter
State Director Karen Giorno
(announced Oct. 2,
2015) Principal and founder (April 2005) of Kingston
Public Affairs in New York. 25 years experience in public
relations, communications, organizational management, and presidential
advance operations. Florida state director of American Commitment
(group founded by Phil Karpen), Jan. 2012-Feb. 2013. Director of
external affairs in the Office of
Gov. Rick Scott (FL), 2011-12. Director of press advance and
operations at Meg Whitman for Governor (CA), March-Nov. 2010.
Senior advance rep. for First Lady Laura Bush, Sept. 2003-Jan.
2009. Senior advance rep., press advance and scheduler for the
office of former President George H.W. Bush, Jan. 2001-March
2007. B.A. in political science and communications from Marymount
Deputy State Director Jennifer R.
(announced Nov. 24,
director on Mitt Romney's 2012 general election campaign in Florida
(from May 2012). Statewide data director for the
Republican Party of
Kentucky, June-Nov. 2011. Human resources and office manager at
Innoprise Software in Colorado, 2006-11. B.A. in American studies
from University of Notre Dame, 2006.
Director of Field Operations Ken Mayo
2015) Experience includes director of
field operations for the Convention of States Project; work
Coalition for a Prosperous America (a
national trade association); manager
of field operations for Americans for Prosperity in Florida, 2012-13;
and work with American Majority. U.S. Navy veteran.
Director of Coalitions Craig
(announced Nov. 24, 2015) Manatee County resident. Campaign experience includes Florida director of field operations for Rick Santorum for President; grassroots leader on Rick Scott's 2010 gubernatorial campaign; also worked on Sen. Bob Smith's campaign in New Hampshire and Pat Buchanan's 1992 and 1996 campaigns in New Hampshire. President of Medi Worx of Bradenton. Previously president/CEO of A&J Travel Solutions, Inc. MBA in operations and supply chain management from Southern New Hampshire University.
Southeast Regional Field
24, 2015) Founder of Pughe Consulting, 2010. Director of
community affairs for the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of
Commerce, 2013-15. Legislative aide to State Rep. George
Moraitis, 2012-13. Campaign manager on Romney Rogers for Fort
Lauderdale City Commmission, 2008-09, Business development at
Tech One Electronics, LLC, 2007-09. Co-founder and special
assistat at C9, 2007-08. Financial analyst at PCE Investment
Bank, 2006-07. Graduate of the University of Florida, 2006.
Greater Tampa Bay Regional Director Scott D. Barrish
(Jan. 2016) Paralegal at Choice Legal from Sept. 2015. Worked for multiple private security companies, 2010-Sept. 2015. Care manager at The Children's Home, Inc. Bachelor's of social work from University of South Florida, 2007; A.S. in information systems from Remington College, 2003.
Kathryn "Kat" Gates-Skipper - first woman marine in combat operations (announced Nov. 28, 2015)
(announced Jan. 13,
Businessman George Scarborough
Pastor Carl Gallups
2nd Amendment activist Clover Lawson
Veterans Terry Busbee Sr., Gary O’Neal and Capt. Allen Brady
(announced Feb. 12,
Jim Waurishuk - former USAF Colonel and retired senior intelligence and political-military affairs office
Gary Bernsten - retired Senior CIA Operations Officer
Susan Price - National Gold Star Mother, resident of Hillsborough County
Attorney General Pam
Bondi (announced Mar. 14,
• After the
March 15, 2016 primary
Gov. Rick Scott (March 16, 2016 facebook post)
U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller (FL-1) (reported April 28, 2016) ...Miller announced March 10 that he is not seeking re-election
1000 Circle 75 Pkwy, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 30339 ...grand opening Jan. 9, 2016
Offices: 3380 North Valdosta Rd., Valdosta ....opened Feb. 6, 2016 Savannah, Augusta
State Director Brandon Phillips
(announced Nov. 2,
2015) Managing partner at Wiregrass
Strategy Group. General consultant with Georgia-based Southland
Strategies. Executive director of the Fulton County GOP.
Georgia state director on Mitt Romney's 2007-08 presidential
campaign. Regional coordinator for Jim Whitehead's
congressional campaign in 2007
special election in GA-10. Worked on Ralph Reed's race for lt.
2006 and Herman Cain's race for U.S. Senate in 2004. Managed John
Bulloch's campaign for State
Senate in 2006; worked on Gary Black's race for Agriculture
Commissioner and Johnny Hopkin's race for County Commissioner in
the Georgia State Senate for both the Public Safety and
Security Committee and the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Committee. Started in politics in 2003 on a State House
race. Originally from rural Southwest Georgia.
Deputy Director Ryan Caudelle
(announced Jan. 7,
asset regulatory change consultant to Barclays Wealth and Investment
Management, March 2014-March 2015. Business account consultant at
Buckhead Business Consulting, Inc., in Atlanta area, July-Nov.
2013. M.B.A. in global business from Mountbatten Institute, 2015;
B.A. degrees in international affairs and economics from The University
of Georgia, 2013.
Field Coordinator - No. GA Charlice Byrd
(announced Jan. 7, 2016) Former state Rep.
Field Coordinator - So. GA Gary Wisenbaker
(announced Jan. 7, 2016) J.D.
Grassroots Coordinator Jeanne Seaver
(announced Jan. 7, 2016) Co-founder of the
Savannah TEA Party.
Initial State Director Seth Weathers
Georgia State-Wide Leadership Committee
Jan. 13, 2016)
Sue Everhart, Honorary State Chair
Senator Burt Jones, State Co-Chair
Senator Michael Williams, State Co-Chair
Rayna Casey, State Co-Chair
Bruce LeVell, State Co-Chair
Tyler Van Landingham, Metro Atlanta Regional Coordinator
Carolyn Roddy, Metro Atlanta Regional Deputy Coordinator
Jordan Howard, 1st District Manager
Ritch McCutchen, 2nd District Manager
Bob Blackburn, 3rd District Manager
Anthony Morris, 8th District Manager
Terry Wellham, 9th District Manager
Mitch Mitcheltree, 10th District Manager
Lee Burton, 12th District Manager
Seth Owens, 14th District Manager
Vivian Childs, GOP Grassroots Liaison
Bob Mayzes, Ballot Access Chairman
Mitchell Kaye, Local Elected Officials Chair
Shawn Hanley, Veterans for Trump Chair
Chad Ethridge, Farm Team Chair
Jennifer Maloney, Women for Trump Chair
Eugene Yu, Asain Americas for Trump Chair
Weston Kirk, Young Professionals for Trump Chair
Cody Lautner, Students for Trump Chair
Carmenza Perdomo, Hispanics for Trump Chair
Dennis Bell, Law Enforcement for Trump Chair
County Managers in all 159 Counties
(announced Jan. 28,
State Director Kent Gray
(announced Oct. 9,
2015) Attorney in Springfield specializing in labor and
employment law since Feb. 2007. Advance representative and
consultant on Newt 2012. Advance representative for the George W.
Bush White House. Advance representative on John McCain
2008. Senior associate at Gifffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes,
PC in Springfield, May 2001-Feb. 2007. Advance representative on
Bush-Cheney 2000. Executive assistant to the Illinois
Comptroller, 1995-99. Advance representative on Dole/Kemp '96.
J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, 2002; M.B.A.
from University of Illinois Springfield, 1999; B.B.A. in business
finance from Loyola University of Chicago, 1995; studied at Lincoln
11530 Westfield Blvd., Carmel ...open April 13
815 John St., Suite 225S, 525 S. Green River Rd., Evansville ...open April 13
2420 Coliseum Blvd. #103, Fort Wayne
Northwest Indiana: 343 N. Broad St., Griffith
Chairman Rex Early
(reported by the Indianapolis Star on April 6, 2016) Works for Shepherd Insurance; owner and chairman of Carlisle Insurance Agency for almost 30 years strating in 1985. Candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 1996. Chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, 1991-92. Founder of Mid-States Engineering in Indianapolis. Served in the U.S. Marines. B.S. in business administration from Indiana University; attended Vincennes University.
State Director Suzanne Jaworowski
(reported by the Indianapolis
April 6, 2016) Communications
and government affairs director of Hallador Energy/Sunrise Coal.
Previously served as Indiana co-chair of CARLY for America.
Former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight (introduced Trump at April 27 rally)
Former Purdue University basketball coach Gene Keady (reported May 2, 2016)
Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz (reported May 2, 2016)
Secretary of State Chris Kobach (announced Feb. 29, 2016)
State Director for Kansas and Colorado Jim Baker
(Feb. 2016) Earlier served as SW Iowa campaign manager from Dec. 2015. Online journalist and marketing at J.W. Baker Inc. from Jan. 2010. Account manager fro JB Hunt Transport Services, Inc. in Cincinnati, April 2014-Jan. 2015. Fleet manager for Werner Enterprises, Jan.-April 2014. Office manager, dispatcher at the University of South Dakota, Aug. 2011-Jan. 2013. Recruiter for trustaff, Feb. 2008-April 2009. M.A. in history and B.S. in political science and government from University of South Dakota, 2012. Based in Topeka.
State Director Ryan Lambert
(announced Dec. 23,
2015) Political director on Garret Graves for Congress in LA-6,
2014. Campaign manager on Molly Spearman for South Carolina
Superintendent of Education, 2014. Campaign manager on Danny
Marshall for Delegate in Virginia, 2013. Grassroots coordinator
on Walter Hundley for state senate in Scouth Carolina, 2012.
Field director on Charles Boustany Jr. for Congress, 2012.
Political director on Ralph Kennedy for state rep. in SC District 39,
2011-12. B.A. in political science from University of South
(announced Jan. 7,
Chair Jay Batt - Chairman of the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Breaux - Lafayette
Co-Chair Wayne Ryan - Alexandria
More Leadership Team
(announced Jan. 19,
Chair Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta
Chair former State Rep. Woody Jenkins
Crouere - host of the radio and TV program
“Ringside Politics” and former executive director and deputy
chairman of the LAGOP.
Co-Chair Brian Trascher - a senior partner with New Orleans-based Gulf South Strategies.
Gov. Paul LePage (announced Feb. 26, 2016)
Office: 482 King St.,
State Director Dean Cavaretta
2015) Founder (Feb. 2003) and principal of GEN X Companies in
Greater Boston area. Candidate for Massachusetts State Senate in
2012. Deputy campaign manger on Karyn Polito for State Treasurer,
2010. Political director on Jim Rappaport's campaign for Lt. Gov.
in 2002. Worked as a transportation official for MassDOT (formally
MassHighway) and Keville Enterprises, Inc..
M.A. in public policy and management from Northeastern
University; secondary education training at Framingham State
University; B.S. in political science from Northeastern University,
State Field Director Bonnie Johnson
Rep. Geoff Diehl
(reported Feb. 23, 2016) Represents the 7th Plymouth District ((Abington, Whitman, and East Bridgewater), first elected Nov. 2010. Experience includes account executive at Poyant Signs and account executive at Sign Design in Brockton. Earned a double major from Lehigh University.
4492 Plainfield Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
134 West University, Rochester
30755 Barrington St., Madison Heights
16777 Lincoln St, Grand Haven Township
24283 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills
State Director Scott Hagerstrom
(announced Dec. 21,
2015) Director of grassroots and strategic engagement at the
Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals (Anti-Prop.
1) from Feb. 2015. Nearly seven years directing Americans for
Prosperity in Michigan from June 2008. Worked for 15 years in the
Michigan House of Representatives. J.D. from Western
Michigan University's Cooley Law School; B.A. in political science from
Michigan State University.
State Field Director CJ Galdes
(Jan. 2016) State field director at Generation
July-Dec. 2015. Committee clerk in the Michigan State Senate, May
2014-July 2015. B.A. in political theory and constitutional
democracy from Michigan State University, 2014.
State Sen. Jack Brandenburg (District 8, in Macomb County) (Feb. 19, 2016 facebook post)
Senior Advisor Chris Hupke
(from ea. Feb. 2016) Served as 4th CD (NW Iowa) regional director on Trump's Iowa caucus campaign. President of the SD Family Policy Council. Graduate of Iowa State University. twitter
(for closing week or so) Served as state director for Trump's Iowa caucus campaign
State Director Dane Maxwell
2015) CEO of CMV Experts, LLC in Biloxi since April
President/CEO of Transportation Compliance Services, USA, April
1998-Feb. 2015. Deputy director of the Southern Regional Public
Safety Institute, 2000-02; officer in charge of the Harrison County
Sheriffs Department motor carrier division, 2000-02. Has worked
and volunteered on campaigns since 1972.
Office: 5006 S. 108th St., Omaha, NE 68137
Honorary Chairman Former Gov. Dave Heineman
Chairman State Sen. Beau McCoy (District 39, Omaha)
(reported by The Associated Press on May 5, 2016)
Gov. Pete Ricketts (endorsed Trump at May 6, 2016 rally)
Office: 3910 Park Avenue Unit 5, Edison, NJ 08820 ...opened May 3
Gov. Chris Christie (announced
Feb. 26, 2016)
State Sen. Mike Doherty (District 23)
(announced Oct. 14, 2015) Currently in his third term after serving four terms in the General Assembly.
New York State Leadership
(announced April 6, 2016)
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27)
(endorsement reported Feb. 25, 2016) Represents NY-27, encompassing eight counties in Western New York and the Finger Lakes region; first elected in Nov. 2012. Erie County Executive, 2007-11, losing re-election bid. Entrepreneur, invested in bankrupt and troubled companies. Ran for Congress in 1998, losing to long-time incumbent Rep. John LaFalce (D). Founder, president and CEO of Nuttall Gear Corporation, sold in 1997. Began his professional career with Westinghouse Electric in 1972, working eleven years with the company. M.B.A. from University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1975; B.S. in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University, 1972.
CEO of Ellicott Development Company,
which he founded in 1973.
Elected to the school board of Buffalo Public Schools in Feb.
2013. Republican nominee for Governor of New York in 2010,
upsetting Rick Lazio, but then losing to Andrew Cuomo. Served in
the U.S. Army. J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law,
1971. Life-long resident of Buffalo. www.carlpaladino.com
Elected sheriff of Dutchess County in 1999 and re-elected since then, most recently in Nov. 2015; he was appointed undersheriff in 1993, and appointed deputy sheriff in 1970. Anderson was also elected Mayor of the Village of Pawling in 1983 and served in that position for eight years. Graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico in 1977. Majored in physical education at Chapman College in California. Born and raised in Pawling. www.sheriffbutch.com
Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23, Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York) (endorsement reported Mar. 16, 2016)
Assemblyman David DiPietro, (R-East Aurora)
Assemblyman Bill Nojay, (R-Pittsford)
Chairwoman Susan McNeil, Fulton County
Chairwoman Sandy King, Yates County
Chairman Nicholas Langworthy, Erie County
Chairman Mike McCormack, Dutchess County
Chairman Tom Dadey, Onondaga County
Chairman Joseph Mondello, Nassau County
New York City Councilman Joseph Borelli
Onondaga County Clerk Lisa Dell
Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard
Lewis County Sheriff Mike Carpinelli
Chautauqua County Executive (former) Greg Edwards
and county chairs...
Office: 108 Gillespie St., Fayetteville ...opening ceremony Feb. 27
State Director Earl Phillip
(announced Nov. 19,
2015) President and owner of
Innovative Consulting Services in Charlotte since Sept. 2008.
North Carolina African-American State Director for the RNC, announced
Oct. 2013. Other experience includes chairman of the National
Veterans for Republicans Association and director of The Frederick
Douglass Foundation in the Greater Charlotte area. Site
director-staffing and recruiting for Seaton Corp./SMX, Sept. 2009-Jan.
2012. Assistant vice president, client service treasury manager
for Bank of America, Dec. 2004-Aug. 2008. M.P.A. from Troy
University, 2004; currently working towards a Ph.D. in public
administration from Capella University. Veteran. twitter
Deputy State Director Taylor Playforth
The News & Observer reported on March 15, 2016 the U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers (NC-2) voted for Trump.
U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer (ND-AL), the state's lone congressman, endorsed Trump at the ND Republican Convention in Fargo on April 3, 2016.
State Director Rob Scott
(announced Nov. 2,
2015) Practicing attorney, Kettering City Councilman,
weekly columnist for the Dayton City
Paper, and an adjunct instructor. Chairman of the
Montgomery County Republican Party for 17 months; from April 2012 until
resigned Sept. 2013. Founder of the Dayton Tea
Party. Native Ohioan; grew up in Kettering. twitter
offices, unclear if official
7223 Pearl Rd., Middleburg Heights (Cuyahoga County)
4817 West Tuscarawas St., Perry Township (Stark County)
435 W. Fourth St., Lorain (in the Meridian Plaza)
State Director Stephanie Milligan
(announced Nov. 2,
2015) Founding partner (Sept. 2015) at 26/7 Lifestyle Management
in Oklahoma City and president of HERA Consulting from June 2014..
Field Director Ben Keel
Dec. 8, 2015) Legislative assistant in the Oklahoma House of
Representatives. Senior field director at North Dakotans for
Common Sense Conservation, Aug.-Nov. 2014. Green Bay field
director for the RNC, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Pharmacy technician for
Chickasaw Nationa Health System, 2002-05. Survey research manager
at Cole Hargrave Snodgrass & Associates, Feb.-Nov. 2000; campaign
manager for Thad Balkman for House 45, Jan.-Nov. 2000. Missionary
in Quezon City, 1997-99. From Norman.
(announced Dec. 8,
Bob Mills - founder of Bob Mills Furniture, with stores in Oklahoma and Texas (endorsement announced Oct. 15, 2015)
Dan Keating - president of Summit Consolidated Group; retired Marine; ran for state treasurer in 2006.
Oct. 15, 2015)
State Sen. Ralph Shortey
State Sen. Mark Allen
State Rep, Mike Christian
State Rep. John Bennett
State Rep. Mike Turner
Dr. Sam & Lynn Coury
Carol & Robert Hefner, IV
Lisa & Steven Kalman
Angie & Jason Thomas
Guy & Jennifer Madison
(announced Dec. 8, 2015)
Dan Keating and Kathy Keating
Beth Marshall Ronnie Farmer
D.W. & Rochelle Converse
Northeast PA: 715 North State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411
305 South Church St., Hazleton, PA 18201
West PA: 4047 William Penn Hwy., Jones Building, Monroeville, PA 15146
Central PA: 200 Lambs Gap Rd., Twin Ponds West, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
Southeast PA: 600 Old Elm St., Conshohocken, PA 19428
Deputy State Director Ted Christian
(reported by NBC News) Director at DMGS
(previously GSP) based in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania state
director for McCain-Palin 2008. Program
manager for ADP Public
Sector in Fort Washington, PA. Consultant for IBM Global Business
Services in Bethlehem, PA. Worked
in the Bush administration as senior advisor to the Regional
Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration, Mid-Atlantic
Region in Philadelphia. Field representative for the NRCC.
of government and community relations for Comcast in
Executive director of the New Jersey Republican
Party; field organizer for Gov. Christie Whitman's 1997
re-election campaign; and field work for Bob Dole in 1996. M.A.
in public relations from Rowan University; B.A. in communications from
Willaim Paterson University.
• After the
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (PA-9) (announced Apr. 28, 2016)
Office: 1800 Post Rd., Warwick
Honorary Chair State Rep. Joseph A. Trillo
(announced Jan. 12,
2016) Minority Whip in the Rhode
Island General Assembly; is host of the statewide cable TV show “Trillo
Talks” and is a life-long businessman and real estate investor.
including: The Village
Green, 201 Keith St. S.W., Cleveland, TN (Southeast TN)
State Director Darren Morris
(announced Sept. 22,
2015) President of Morris Global Strategies, a public affairs and
political consulting firm based in Nashville. Has worked in each
presidential campaign cycle since 1996.
include (from list of Trump delegates announced
Dec. 10, 2015)
State Senators Mae Beavers and Bill Ketron
Shelby County Commission Chairman Terry Roland
10 members of the GOP State Executive Committee
Kay White, who served as Rick Santorum’s state chair in 2012 when he won Tennessee
U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (TN-4) (reported by The Hill on Feb. 29, 2016)
• After the March 1,
U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan (TN-2) (announced April 30, 2016)
815-A Brazos Street PMB 403
Austin, TX 78701
Houston: 3210 Bingle Rd. #200, Houston, TX 77055
Dallas: 1840 Greenville Ave. #128, Richardson, TX 75081
Austin: 807 Brazos St. #128, Austin, TX 78701
San Antonio: 110 Lexington Ave., San Antonio, TX 78205
Deputy Director Joshua Jones
(announced Jan. 6, 2016) Has an MBA, is an engineer by trade and a veteran of campaigns at the highest levels including U.S. Senate, Governor and U.S. Congress races.
Dallas/Fort Worth and north Texas Eric Mahroum
A former candidate for State Board of Education, has
background and has worked on
Houston area and east Texas Kayla Hensley
A social media expert and helped organize grassroots volunteers across the state via one of the first pro-Trump Facebook groups.
Central, south and west Texas Paul Janiczek
Former state director for Concerned Veterans of
America, served in several roles in the U.S. State Department and
mobilized veterans for McCain for President in 2008.
U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of U.S. Naval War
Texas Women for Trump Coalition
10, 2015) "over
100 accomplished leaders
- Republican women, Tea Party leaders, former city officials, business
leaders, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and philanthropists."
Co-chairs for all 36 Congressional Districts
(announced Dec. 29,
Director Corbin Casteel
(announced Oct. 2, 2015; reported out by Texas Tribune on Jan. 13, 2016, reasons unclear) President at FourOneThree Communications, LLC in Austin, TX from Jan. 2013. Partner at RedRock Strategies, Inc. in Austin, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2012. Partner at Casteel, Inc. in Austin, April 2005-Dec. 2009. A regional finance director at the RNC, Aug. 2003-April 2005. B.A. in political science, business from The University of Texas at Austin, 1997 twitter
Speaker of the House Greg Hughes (at Mar. 18, 2016 rally in Salt Lake City)
Headquarters: 10015 West Broad Street, Glen
Allen, VA 23060
State Director Michael Rubino
Field Director Dena Espenscheid
(announced Sept. 22, 2015) Lobbyist and
the Coalition for
a Strong America and End Global Governance from Nov. 2014.
Project director for the Independent Women's Network, July 2013-Dec.
2014. In West Palm Beach, FL field representative for American
Majority, March 2012-July 2013; and office manager and chief of
staff for American Majority Action, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Educational
programs director, lobbyist, communications, public policy, advisor and
development for National Abstinence Clearinghouse, in Sioux Falls, SD,
2001-07. B.A. in biology, speech communications from Thomas More
College, 2001. twitter
Field Director and Director of
Mark Kevin Lloyd
(announced Nov. 2,
Longtime political activist and operative in Virginia where
he was involved in the rise of the Tea Party movement. Veteran
of the U.S. Navy, and the father of an Iraq War veteran.
Western Field Director Landon "Tucker"
(announced Nov. 2,
Experience includes candidate for Soil and Water Conservation Director
of the Big Sandy District in Nov. 2011.
Hampton Roads Chairman Gary C. Byler
(announced Nov. 2,
Attorney and Virginia Beach Republican activist.
Southside/Central Virginia Leadership Team
Chair Former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode - first elected to Congress in Nov. 1996 as a Democrat, switched to Republican in 2002, defeated in 2008 re-election bid. Constitution Party nominee for president in 2012.
Ron Scearce - Danville Tea Party Chairman and Pittsylvania County Supervisor-elect.
Eric Zehr - Campbell County Supervisor and GOP Chairman.
(announced Nov. 25,
Southwest Virginia Leadership Team
Chair Jack Morgan - former chairman of the 9th CD Republican Party.
Co-Chair Tamara Neo - former Buchanan County Commonwealth Attorney.
(announced Nov. 18,
Tidewater Leadership Team
Chesapeake County School Board Chairman Christie New Craig, Accomack County
Supervisor Wanda Thornton,
Former Northampton GOP Chair John Salm,
Former Hampton City Councilman Chris
Stuart and Virginia GOP State Central Committee Members Cheryl Hargrove and Roger Miles.
(announced Jan. 18,, 2016)
Shenandoah Valley/Roanoke Leadership Team
Chair Walter Curt - former Republican Party of Virginia Finance Chairman, from Harrisonburg.
Co-Chair Claudia Tucker - chairwoman of the Amherst County Board of Supervisors.
818 Virginia St. East, Charleston ...opened Mar. 22
80 14th St., Wheeling ...opened latter part of April
337 Main St., Clarksburg ...opened latter part of April
Co-Chair State Sen. Mark Maynard
Represents District 6 (parts of Wayne, Mingo, McDowell
Cos. and all of
Mercer Co.), first elected in 2014. Owner of Maynard's Auto World
in Genoa. B.S. degree from Marshall University.
Co-Chair former GOP Chairman Mike Stuart
party to May 2012.
(announced Jan. 11, 2016)
16785 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 ...grand opening Mar. 20
5472 Waterford Lane, Unit A, Appleton, WI 54913
3410 Oakwood Mall Dr., Suite 700, Eau Claire, WI 54701 ...grand opening Mar. 29
Director of special projects at Campaign Now LLC in
Milwaukee. Partner and small business owner at Global
Strategies. Candidate for the Republican nomination for
Wisconsin Assembly in District 97 in Aug. 2014 finishing fourth.
Director of the political parties leadership forum/resident
program officer for the International Republican Institute in Juba,
South Sudan. Legislative assistant to Assembly Assistant Majority
Leader Dan Knodl, Jan. 2011-April 2012. Coordinated the
efforts of the McCain campaign in Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, and
Sheboygan Counties. B.A. in history and international
studies from Univerity of Wisconsin-Madison. Third generation
Assemblyman James "Jimmy Boy" Edming (District 87, Glen Flora) (reported by WSJ's Reid Epstein on Mar. 30, 2016)
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Kasten (reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Craig Gilbert on Apr. 2, 2016)
Lewandowski stated that the campaign had 45 staffers in Wisconsin.
Honorary Chairman John Raynar
(announced early March 2016) General sales manager at South Seas Broadcasting since 2006. Account executive at Clear Channel Pittsburgh, 2004-05. Account executive at Forever Broadcasting, 2003-04. Studied telecommunications at Penn State University.
Gov. Ralph DLG Torres
(announced March 12, 2016) Governor since Dec. 29, 2015 following death of incumbent Gov. Eloy Inos. Elected lieutenant governor in 2014. Elected to the NMI Senate in 2010; elected to the NMI House of Representatives in 2008. B.S. in political science from Boise State University, 2001.
not part of the campaign, but a key Trump advisor...
Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to Donald J. Trump Michael Cohen
Joined The Trump Organization in 2006; key advisor t
Trump on his 2011
look into running (ShouldTrumpRun.com). Formerly partner at
Phillips Nizer, LLP. Candidate for New York City Council in 2003,
running as a Republican against Eva Moskowitz (D). twitter
According to an April 5, 2016 article in
Politico, "Multiple staffers
and advisors left the campaign last month
of the way its management was treating its staff, a source familiar
with the departures told POLITICO." see below...
National Field Director Stuart Jolly
(initially regional political director for the
Southeast, promotion to national field director announced
March 3, 2016; ...close to Lewandowski; resignation reported by Politico on April 18, 2016)
Executive director of the Education Freedom Alliance,
announced Jan. 2013. Helped launch Americans for Prosperity
Oklahoma chapter in 2006 and served as state director for six
years. Retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. Masters
degree in international studies in business from East Carolina
University in North Carolina; B.A. in political science from The
Citadel in Charleston, SC.
Leader of Data Team Matt Braynard
reported on April 5, 2016 that Braynard was
laid off in
March) President of Braynard Group, Inc., which provides services
in voter targeting, polling, fundraising, and web development.
Worked on the Republican National Committee's Voter Vault.
Analyst for Luntz Research Companies. B.B.A. from The George
Washington University, 2000. South Carolina native.
Advisor Sam Nunberg
(fired Aug. 2, 2015 over racially offensive
Facebook posts) Director of the Middle East Forum's Legal
Jan. 2012-Nov. 2014. Deputy political director at the American
Center for Law and Justice, Aug. 2009-Jan. 2011. J.D. from Tuoro
College Jacob D Fuchsberg Law Center, 2009. B.A. in history from
McGill University, 2004. Served as NYC chair of Students for
Advisor Roger Stone
(resignation reported Aug. 8, 2015) A longtime consultant, Stone also advised Trump when he was thinking of running in 2011 and 2000 (>). Senior consultant for California on George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential campaign. Regional political director on Reagan's 1984 and 1980 campaigns. Co-founder of National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC) ("where he is credited with developing the negative campaign into an art form and pioneering the modern use of negative campaign advertising.") National director of Youth for Reagan in 1976. Staff assistant and travel aide to Sen. Bob Dole, 1973. The youngest member of the staff in President Richard Nixon's re-election camping in 1972. Attended but did not graduate from The George Washington University. Originally from Connecticut. Author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ and Nixon's Secrets. stonezone.com | twitter
Kenneth P. Vogel, Ben Schreckinger and Eli Stokols. "Political 'Hunger Games' roils Trump's inner circle." Politico, Apr. 8, 2016.
Kenneth P. Vogel, Ben Schreckinger and Eli
campaign in disarray." Politico, Apr. 5, 2016.
Ben Schrekenger and Kenneth P. Vogel. "Trump camapign shrinks Lewandowski's role" Politico. Apr. 2, 2016.
MJ Lee and Dana Bash. "Trump campaign claims it fired top adviser -- who says he quit." CNN. Aug. 8, 2015.
Maggie Haberman. "Did Roger Stone Jump, or Was
He Pushed from
Donald Trump's Campaign." The New York Times. Aug.
Elise Viebeck. "Hope Hicks flies quietly in the eye of the Trump storm." The Washington Post. July 27, 2015.
Ben Schrekenger and Cate Martel. "The man behind Donald Trump's run." Politico. July 22, 2015.
Robert Costa. "Trump says he is serious about 2016 bid, is hiring staff and delaying TV gig." The Washington Post, Feb. 25, 2015.
Matthew Boyle. "Exclusive-'Major
Coup': Donald Trump Picks Up Top Iowa Grassroots Operative for
Potential 2016 Campaign." Breitbart,