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Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

(page updated May 17, 2016)

announced June 16, 2015.
Headquarters: New York, NY.  DC strategy office: 675 Washington St., Alexandria, VA
Attn: This page is the primary election edition. For more up to date please link to/see the general election edition.

also: pre-campaign organization  

OVERVIEW: The Trump primary campaign organization was a small and somewhat ramshackle affair, but it got the job done.

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

(announced Apr. 13, 2016)  Campaign manager on Scott Walker Inc. and precursor 527 Our American Revival, started late 2014.  Managing director of Mercury LLC's Washington office; in 2014 served as RGA's lead liaison to Rauner, Walker and Abbott gubernatorial races and NRSC lead liaison to Ernst campaign in Iowa.  Political director at the RNC in the 2012 cycle, and Western regional political director at the RNC in the 2010 cycle.  Managed Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (TX)'s gubernatorial campaign, Jan.-June 2009.  Deputy political director on Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.  Executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin, 2005-Jan. 2007; RNC Victory director in Wisconsin in 2004; political director of the party from 2001-02.  Midwest political manager for Associated Builders and Contractors during the 2000 cycle.  Has also worked as a legislative liasion to Illinois Comptroller Loleta Didrickson and a legislative assistant to Wisconsin State Rep. Gene Hahn (R-De Forest).  Illinois native.  twitter

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

Southeast Regional Political Director  Karen Giorno

(started in this role after serving as Florida state director 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 University, 1990.

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

(announced Nov. 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 degree 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, CT. 

Director of Social Media  Daniel Scavino Jr.

(announced Feb. 11, 2016; started as a senior advisor)  "Longtime Trump confidant."  twitter (+)

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 Island.  twitter

Data  Witold Chrabaszcz

Deputy to Matt Braynard until he left the campaign in March 2016.  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 strategist (from beginning of March 2015) on Ben Carson's campaign.  Chairman of Greener and Hook’s 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 deputy senior 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 in 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 Convention.

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, 2016)

National Co-Chairman and Policy Advisor  Sam Clovis

(announced Aug. 25, 2015)  Clovis served as Iowa chair of Rick Perry's campaign (announced June 6, 2015 +; departure reported by AP on Aug. 25, 2015).  In the 2011-12 caucus campaign he endorsed Rick Santorum +.  Professor of economics at Morningside College and the director of the Col. Bud Day Center for Civic Engagement.   Republican nominee for Treasurer of Iowa in 2014, losing to incumbent Mike Fitzgerald; candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the June 3, 2014 primary.  Radio talk show host in the Siouxland market on KSCJ 1360 AM.  Private sector experience including  division manager for the Logicon Corporation.  25-year Air Force veteran, achieving the rank of full colonel.  Doctorate in public administration from University of Alabama; M.B.A. from Golden Gate University; B.S. in political science from the Air Force Academy, 1971. 

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, 2016)
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. >

Notable Endorsements
Veterans for A Strong America

(announced Sept. 15, 2015)

Kathryn "Kat" 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 Jan. 21, 2016)

Jerry Falwell, Jr. - president of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA since 2007 (announced Jan. 26, 2016)

Benghazi heroes Mark Geist and John Tiegen (announced Feb. 28, 2016)

NASCAR CEO and drivers (announced Feb. 29, 2016)

Investors Tom Barrack, Jr. (executive chairman of Colony Capital) and Andy Beal (founder of Beal Bank) (announced Feb. 29, 2016)

Phyllis Schlafly - 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)

The campaign is starting to build for the general election...

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, 1986.

Policy Director  John Mashburn

(reported May 3, 2016 by Marjorie Dannenfelser on The Pulse 2016)  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 (>).  J.D. from University of North Carolina School of Law, 1987; B.A. in economics from North Carolina State University, 1984.  From Lexington, NC.

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 chairman 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 10, 2016)  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, McLaughlin & 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 campaign 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.

...and beyond.

Transition Team Chairman  Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)

(announced May 9, 2016)  Christie 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 2002-08.

"an extensive team of professionals"



Headquarters: 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 reported that 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, 2015)  Deputy 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 Iowan. twitter

4th CD (NW Iowa)  Chris Hupke

(announced April 7, 2015)  President of the SD Family Policy 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 University, 1996.

2nd CD (Iowa City)  Brad Nagel

(announced April 7, 2015)  COO at Providence International, LLC.  Served as a U.S. Navy SEAL; retired in 2012.  M.B.A. from the University of Iowa, 2014; B.S. in workforce education and development 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.


Headquarters: 340 Granite St., Manchester   @TrumpNH 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, 2015)  Vice 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 House from 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 Marilinda Garcia's 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, 2015)
Belknap County
Chair- Josh Youssef
Vice-Chair- Ben Wilson
Carroll County
Chair- Nate Sullivan
Vice-Chair- Zac Mercauto
Cheshire County
Chair- Gregory Johnson
Coos County
Co-Chair- Jack Riendeau
Co-Chair-Sandra Riendeau
Grafton County
Chair- Raul Cervantes [resigned effective July 19, 2015]  ...reported by WMUR on July 30
George H. Cook of Haverhill
Pete Petelle of Warren
Hillsborough County
Chair- Ellen Suprunowicz-Stepanek
Vice-Chair- Tony Mayfield
Merrimack County
Co-Chair- Rick Cibotti
Co-Chair- Debbie Cibotti
Rockingham County
Co-Chair- Lou Gargiulo
Co-Chair- Mary A. Gargiulo
Strafford County
Chair- Karen L. Warburton
Sullivan County
Co-Chair- Cynthia Howard
Co-Chair- Phil Howard

Additional Endorsements

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 Franklin
Rep. Dan Tamburello of Londonderry
Rep. Joe Pitre of Farmington
Jerry Delemus of Rochester
(announced July 23, 2015)

Youth Coalition
Chairman  Bob Burns

(announced Dec. 10, 2015)  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 State College 2002.  Grew up in Bedford; his mother served as a state rep. in the 1980s.

New England Police Benevolent Association

(endorsement announced Dec. 10, 2015)

Town Chairs in More then 200 Communities

(announced Dec. 22, 2015)

Activist and Entrepreneur Andrew Hemingway

(announced Jan. 5, 2016)

Prominent Businessmen

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, 2016)  Partner at Red Road Strategies & REACH Communications.  Served as senior advisor to Rick Santorum's recently concluded presidential campaign.  State director of Generation 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 County field director with the New Hampshire State Republican Party.  Vice president of 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)
Charleston: (843.817.3226)
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 year career in public policy, politics, and business.  President of the South Carolina Policy Council, a conservative think tank through 2007.  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. Merrill

(reported Feb. 25, 2015 as political advisor)  Member of the House, elected in 2000; represents District 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 Florida.

Political 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 Tea Party and is the organizer of the annual SC Tea Party Coalition Conventions.  twitter

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, 1990.

Coalitions Director  Nancy Mace

(announced Aug. 25, 2015)  Mace runs The Mace Group, a small consulting business she started in 2008 and is a commercial realtor.  She ran for U.S. 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 Citadeltwitter

Gavin Smith


South Carolina Steering Committee

100-person steering committee announced on July 9, 2015.

Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster (announced Jan. 27, 2016)


Headquarters:  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.


State Director  Chess Bedsole

(announced Oct. 9, 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 University, 1993.

Political Director  Joe Freeman
(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 to 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

(announced 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 DeWit

(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

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (announced Jan. 26, 2016)

Former Gov. Jan Brewer
(announced Feb. 27, 2016)

see also: statement from National Border Patrol Council. Local 2544 (from March 19, 2016)


State Director  Tim Clark

(announced 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 2006.  twitter

Former U.S. Rep. Doug Ose
(announced Mar. 10, 2016)


State Director  Patrick Davis

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, 1990. 
(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, 2015)  Vice 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 Sarasotan.  twitter

Co-Chair  Susan Summerall Wiles

(announced Oct. 23, 2015)  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 Consulting, Inc. 2001-04.  Co-managing partner for Florida  at APCO Worldwide, 2000-2001.  Director of communications (1995-96) and chief of staff (1996-99) in the Office of the Mayor of the City of Jacksonville.  District director to U.S. Rep. Tillie Fowler (FL), 1992-95.  Deputy director of operations 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 University, 1990.

Deputy State Director  Jennifer R. Locetta

(announced Nov. 24, 2015)  Data 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

(announced Nov. 24, 2015)  Experience includes director of field operations for the Convention of States Project; work at 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 Bachler

(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 Director  John Pughe

(announced Nov. 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, 2016)
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, 2016)
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, 2016)

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


Headquarters: 1000 Circle 75 Pkwy, Suite 700, Atlanta, GA  30339   ...grand opening Jan. 9, 2016
s: 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. governor in 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 Grady.  Worked in the Georgia State Senate for both the Public Safety and Homeland 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, 2016)  Cross 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

(announced Sept. 22, 2015)  President of Weathers Corp since Jan. 2003, and president of Weathers Design & Advertising since Jan. 2001.  Johns Creek resident.  twitter

Georgia State-Wide Leadership Committee

(announced 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, 2016)


State Director  Kent Gray

(announced Oct. 9, 2015)  Attorney in Springfield specializing in labor and employment law since Feb. 2007; also a candidate for state rep. in the March primary.  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 Land Community College.

>according to Politico, Gray was ousted shortly before the primary; Stephanie Milligan and Jim Baker took up the responsibilities.


Offices >
11530 Westfield Blvd., Carmel April 13 
815 John St., Suite 225S, 525 S. Green River Rd., Evansville 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 Star on 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. 

Office: 312 Doucet Rd., Lafayette   ...officially opened on Feb. 26, 2016

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 Carolina-Columbia, 2011.

Leadership Team

(announced Jan. 7, 2016)
Chair  Jay Batt - Chairman of the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Co-Chair  Tim Breaux - Lafayette
Co-Chair  Wayne Ryan - Alexandria

More Leadership Team

(announced Jan. 19, 2016)
Chair   Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta
Chair  former State Rep. Woody Jenkins

Co-Chair  Jeff 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., Littleton

State Director  Dean Cavaretta

(announced Dec. 7, 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, 1994.   twitter

State Field Director  Bonnie Johnson

Co-chair  State 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 Opportunity, 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

Chuck Laudner

(for closing week or so)  Served as state director for Trump's Iowa caucus campaign


State Director  Dane Maxwell

(announced Dec. 7, 2015)   CEO of CMV Experts, LLC in Biloxi since April 1998.  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)
Honorary Co-Chairs

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.

Carl Paladino

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.

Sheriff Adrian “Butch” Anderson
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.

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

(announced Nov. 19, 2015)  Based in Raleigh.  Has worked with the RNC on voter registration efforts and a regional field director for RNC deployment.  twitter

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..  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. 

Field Director Ben Keel

(announced 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, 2015)
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.


(announced Oct. 15, 2015)
State Sen. Ralph Shortey

State Sen. Mark Allen
State Rep, Mike Christian
State Rep. John Bennett
State Rep. Mike Turner
Bob Mills
Rodney Timms
Dr. Sam & Lynn Coury
Carol & Robert Hefner, IV
Bob Dani
Stan Ward
Lisa & Steven Kalman
Ferlin Kearns
Larry Stein
Darren Ward
Angie & Jason Thomas
Lester Claraval
Guy & Jennifer Madison
(announced Dec. 8, 2015)
Dan Keating and Kathy Keating
Beth Marshall  Ronnie Farmer
David Morgan
Orvel Robinson
Ella McDonald
Andy Barber
Suzanne Landess
D.W. & Rochelle Converse
Kelly Gatz
Jo Senske
John Horn
Richard Leathers
Monte Kleiner
Gene Marshall
April Miller


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.  Director of government and community relations for Comcast in Philadelphia.  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.


U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10) (announced Feb. 29, 2016)
U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta (PA-11) (announced Mar. 22, 2016)  Co-Chairman

• After the April 26 primary
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.


Offices 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.

Endorsements 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, 2016 primary
U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan (TN-2)
(announced April 30, 2016)


Mail: 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.

Field Directors
Dallas/Fort Worth and north Texas  Eric Mahroum

A former candidate for State Board of Education, has extensive business background and has worked on several campaigns.

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 College.

Texas Women for Trump Coalition

(announced Dec. 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, 2015)

Former State 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

Chairman  Corey A. Stewart

(from mid-Dec. 2015)  Chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors; first elected to the Board in Nov. 2006 special election, and re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015.  Managing member of Stewart PLLC since Oct. 2009, focusing on international trade compliance.  Senior counsel at Foley & Lardner LLP, March 2005-Oct. 2009.  Associate at Gardner Carton & Douglas, July 1998-March 2005.  J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, MN, 1997; B.S. in international relations and affairs from Georgetown University, 1991.  Resident of Woodbridge.  twitter

State Director  Michael Rubino

(announced Oct. 2, 2015)  "has worked in varying capacities on twenty political campaigns to elect conservatives in nine different states."  twitter

Field Director  Dena Espenscheid

(announced Sept. 22, 2015)  Lobbyist and scheduler for 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 Coalitions  Mark Kevin Lloyd

(announced Nov. 2, 2015)  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" Davis

(announced Nov. 2, 2015)  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, 2015)  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, 2015)

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, 2015) 

Tidewater Leadership Team

Chesapeake County School Board Chairman Christie New Craig, Accomack County Supervisor Wanda Thornton, Former Northampton GOP Chair John Salm, Newport News GOP Chair Cliff Dunn, 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.

(announced Jan. 18,, 2016)


Chair  State Sen. Don Benton

(endorsed Trump in mid-March 2016)  Currently serving his fifth term in the Senate representing Clark County, first elected in 1996; previously served one term in the House.  Chair fo the Washington State Republican Party in 2000.  Founder (1988) and CEO of the Benton Group, which conducts sales, marketing, and training consulting for television worldwide.  District manager for Farmers Insurance Group, 1983-88.   Co-founder of Santa Clarita Temporaries, Inc., temporary employment agency, 1979-83.  Bachelor's degree in management and communications from Concordia University in Portland, OR.


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

chaired the party to May 2012.
(announced Jan. 11, 2016)


Offices: >
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

Vince Trovato

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 Waukesha resident.

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)

Note: According to an April 5, 2016 article in Politico, campaign manager Corey 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 (  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 in protest 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

(Politico 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 Project, 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 Mitt.  twitter

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 |   twitter

See also:

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 Stokols.  "Trump 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. 8, 2015.

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, Feb. 24, 2015.