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Campaign Organization for the 2016 Nevada Caucuses

(page updated December 17, 2015)

This page lists the top Nevada staff/advisors from each of the presidential campaigns for the Feb. 2016 caucuses.  Click on the highlighted links in the chart directly below for more staff, organization and offices.  If you see anyone missing please email
Organization 2015
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Cruz Fiorina / sPAC
Paul Rubio Trump Walker Clinton O'Malley


Former Gov. Jeb Bush - Jeb 2016

Headquarters: 9416 Del Webb Blvd., Las Vegas, NV  89134  ...Columba Bush was the special guest at official opening on Aug. 25, 2015

State Director  Scott Scheid

(reported May 4, 2015 by Jon Ralston)  At RedRock Strategies since Jan. 2013.  Nevada political director on Romney for President, Oct. 2011-Dec. 2012.  Regional political director on Meg Whitman for Governor, Sept. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Deputy campaign manager on Citizens for Andal, June 2008-Oct. 2009.  Grassroots campaign manager on Doug Ose for Congress, 2008.  Worked on Mitt Romney's NH primary campaign.  A regional field director on Californians for Schwarzenegger, 2006.  Administrative/legislative aide at Platinum Advisors, 2004-05.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Ryan Erwin

(reported May 4, 2015 by Jon Ralston)  President anod owner of RedRock Strategies, from March 2011; owner of Ryan Erwin Associates from Oct. 2005.  Senior advisor on Mitt Romney's 2011-12 and 2007-08 Nevada campaigns.  Partner at November, Inc. 2003-05.  Chief operating officer of the California Republican Party starting in mid-2001 to 2003.  Executive director of the Nevada Republican Party from 1999 to July 2001.  Worked for the Ohio Republican Party in 1990-91.  Studied at the Ohio State University.  twitter

Dr. Ben Carson - Carson America

Headquarters: 8879 W Flamingo Rd., #204, Las Vegas, NV  89147

State Director  Jimmy Stracner

(April 2015)  Nevada state director for the RNC, June 2014-March 2015.  Director of Engage Nevada, Inc., March 2013-July 2014.  Field sales representative for the NFIB in Sacramento, CA, from Jan. 2011.  Worked for a member of Congress, Feb. 2007-March 2008.  Account executive for KPA Strategies, March-Dec. 2008.  twitter

Sen. Ted Cruz - Cruz for President

Headquarters: 9640 West Tropicana, Suite 119, Las Vegas, NV  89147   ...Cruz was scheduled to be at grand opening on afternoon of Oct. 29, 2015 but that event was canceled the morning of Oct. 29

State Director  Robert Uithoven

(announced May 28, 2015)  President of j3 Strategies, Ltd. in Reno since Jan. 2007.  In 2014 Uithoven was the campaign consultant on Paul Laxalt's upset campaign for Attorney General.  Partner at Kolesar & Leatham Government Affairs, Oct. 2011-June 2013.  Campaign manager on Gibbons for Governor, Jan. 2005-Nov. 2006.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Jim Gibbons, June 2003-Jan. 2005.  Studied English language and literature at UNLV.  twitter

Carly Fiorina - Carly for President

State Chair  Sue Lowden

(reported by the Las Vegas Sun on July 7, 2015)  Lowden's husband Paul is chairman and CEO of Archon Corp. and she has been active as an executive in those businesses.  Candidate for lieutenant governor in the June 10, 2014 Republican primary finishing second to Mark Hutchison.  Candidate for U.S. Senate in the June 8, 2010 Republican primary finishing second to Sharron Angle.  Chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party, 2007-09.  Served in the Nevada State Senate from 1992-97.  Reporter at KLAS-TV Channel 8 in Las Vegas to 1987.  M.A. in elementary education from Fairleigh Dckinson University; B.A. in education from American University.

CARLY for America Committee [pro-Fiorina super PAC]

State Director  Sally Christensen

Leadership Team

(announced Dec. 2, 2015)

Gov. John Kasich - Kasich for America

State Director  Zachary Moyle

(announced Nov. 24, 2015)  Principal at Reformation Strategies in Las Vegas since Jan. 2011.  Nevada director of advance for the NRSC, May-Nov. 2010.  State director for the Faith and Freedom Coalition of Nevada, April 2009-May 2010.  Executive director (Nov. 2006-March 2009) and voter registration director (Aug. 2005-Nov. 2006) at the Nevada Republican Party.

Sen. Rand Paul - Rand Paul for President, Inc.

Headquarters: 1110 Palms Airport Drive, Las Vegas, NV  89119   ...opened Oct. 26, 2015

State Director  Dave Ramirez

(in NV from Sept. 2015)  Started as the campaign's deputy national field director.  Volunteer and intern coordinator on Bruce Rauner's campaign for governor of Illinois, Aug. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Victory field coordinator for the Illinois Republican Party, Aug.-Nov. 2013.  Studied political science and government at DePaul University.

Sen. Marco Rubio - Marco Rubio for President

Headquarters: 9730 W. Tropicana Ave, Suite 135, Las Vegas, NV  89147   ...Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison at grand opening on Nov. 7, 2015

Chairman  Lt. Gov. Mark Hutchison

(reported by Las Vegas Review-Journal on May 6, 2016)  Elected Lieutenant Governor in 2014 (1, 2), defeating Lucy Flores (D).  Elected State Senator in 2012 representing District 6 (Summerlin, Desert Shores and Sun City).  Founder (1996) and partner at Hutchison & Steffen.  Practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago and Los Angeles.  J.D. from Brigham Young University, 1990; B.S. in business administration from UNLV, 1987.  Two year mission.  From Las Vegas.  twitter

Senior Political Advisor  Mike Slanker

(reported by The Washington Examiner's David M. Drucker on May 19, 2015)  Partner and founder of November Inc. in Las Vegas.  Political director of the NRSC  in the 2008 cycle under Sen. John Ensign.  From Salem, Ohio.  twitter

State Director  Jeremy Hughes

Joined November Inc. in Dec. 2014.  Campaign manager on Gov. Brian Sandoval's 2014 re-election and a consultant on Mark Hutchison's 2014 campaign for lieutenant governor.  Political director on U.S. Sen. Dean Heller's 2012 campaign.  Nevada state director on Gov. Rick Perry's campaign (announced Oct. 5, 2011).  Worked on Mississippi State Treasurer Tate Reeves' campaign for Lt. Governor, Aug. 2011 primary.  In Fall 2010 served as treasurer for "Citizens for a Working America," a group active in the SC District 5 U.S. House race (reported by HuffPo's Sam Stein).  Political director on Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson's U.S. Senate campaign in the May 2010 primary election.  Campaign manager for Kentucky Congressman Geoff Davis.  Managed managed Jack Ditty’s campaign in the Aug. 25, 2009 state senate special election in northeastern Kentucky.  Staffer of the Northern Kentucky Republican Victory Office.  Executive director of Freedom Vote, an Ohio-based non-profit, focusing on voter turnout efforts in the state.  Graduate of Morehead State University.  Kentucky native. twitter

Donald Trump - Donald J. Trump for President
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.

Gov. Scott Walker - Scott Walker Inc.  ...suspended campaign Sept. 21, 2015
State Chairman  Former Gov. Bob List

(announced Aug. 11, 2015)  Senior partner at Kolesar & Leatham.  Governor of Nevada from 1979-83.  Attorney General of Nevada, 1971-79.  District Attorney of Carson City, 1966-70.  RNC committeeman for Nevada and chairman of the RNC Budget Committee during the 2011-12 cycle.  J.D. and LL.D. degrees from University of California Hastings College of the Law, 1962; B.S. degree from Utah State University.


Hillary Clinton - Hillary for America

Headquarters: 501 S. Rancho Dr. #A-3, Las Vegas  ...opening event July 9, 2015

State Director  Emmy Ruiz

(reported March 18, 2015 by the Washington Post)  Political director for Annie's List, a group that works to elect pro-choice women in Texas, Sept. 2013-Aug. 2014.  Campaign manager for comprehensive immigration reform at Organizing for Action, March-Sept. 2013.  Nevada general election director for the Obama campaign from Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Nevada field director for Organizing for America, June 2011-Jan. 2012.  Texas field director for the DNC, June 2009-May 2011.  National field manager of Young Democrats of America, Aug. 2008-Dec. 2010.  Canvass director, late help and regional field director on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, Oct. 2007-May 2008.  Development coordinator/grant writer at the American Red Cross, 2006-07.  Bachelor's degree in English language and literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio, 2006. twitter  |  @HillaryforNV

Martin O'Malley - O'Malley for President
State Director  Brad Elkins

(late Sept./early Oct. 2015 "moved to Las Vegas to put together our operatin from the ground up")  Midwest political director for the campaign.  Political advisor to O'Malley's O'PAC (reported by the DMR on Jan. 29, 2015)  Political director for Jack Hatch's 2014 campaign for governor in Iowa.  National political director for the Truman Project.  Co-founder of Democracy, Diplomacy, Development, and Defense (4D) PAC.   B.A. in computer science/mathematics and international affairs from Lewis & Clark College.  California native, based in DC.  twitter

Bernie Sanders - Bernie 2016

State Headquarters: 815 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas    ...opening event held on Nov. 1, 2015

State Director  Joan Kato

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