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Campaign Organization for the 2016 New Hampshire Primary

(page revised February 21, 2016)

The list below shows the state leadership for each of the major campaigns that competed in the Feb. 9, 2016 New Hampshire primary, or click on the links in the chart for more staff and supporters.  If you see anyone missing please email
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Former Gov. Jeb Bush - Jeb 2016, Inc.

Headquarters: 379 Elm St., Manchester   ...up and running in Sept. 2015

NH Strategist  Rich Killion

(reported by the Boston Globe's James Pindell on Feb. 12, 2015)  Managing partner at Elevare Communications, LLC since 2004.  Senior advisor on Pawlenty for President, March-Aug. 2011.  Consultant and NH strategist on Romney for President, 2007-08.  Director of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce College, 2002-04.  Campaign manager on Keough for Governor, 2001-02.  New Hampshire state director for Citizens for a Sound Economy, 1999-2001.  Managing director of college relations and lecturer at Franklin Pierce College, 1995-99.  Director of education, legislation and finance at TCI/Taylor, Hagerty & Associates, 1994-95.  Director of Tele-Consultants, Inc., 1989-94.  M.P.A. from George Mason University, 1994.  B.A. in economics from Stonehill College, 1989.  twitter

State Director  Nate Lamb

(from June 2015; senior advisor to Right to Rise PAC from March 2015, reported by the Boston Globe's James Pindell on March 11, 2015)  State field director on NH for Scott Brown, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Deputy campaign manager on Dan Innis for Congress, Nov. 2013-Sept. 2014.  Regional field director for the RNC in Ocean City, NJ, July-Nov. 2013.  Sales associate/independent contractor for Velocity Performance and for Workforce Extended in Nashua, Dec. 2012-March 2013.  Field representative on Ovide Lamontagne for Governor, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2012.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Rob Varsalone

(reported by the Boston Globe's James Pindell on March 11, 2015)  Partner at Global Strategic Partners, LLC since June 2012; founder of Maven Public Affairs, LLC.  Strategist on Ayotte for Senate, April 2010-Jan. 2011.  Resident country director in Iraq (May 2008-March 2010), in Pakistan (Dec. 2006-Jan. 2008) and in Afghanistan (Feb. 2005-Dec. 2006)  for the International Republican Institute.  Executive director of RNC's NH Victory, Jan.-Dec. 2004.  Senior political advisor and speechwriter for Gov. Craig Benson, Jan.-Dec. 2003.  Strategist on Benson for Governor, Aug. 2001-Jan. 2003.  Deputy NH director for Citizens for a Sound Economy, Jan. 1999-March 2000.  Member of the NH House of Representatives, served one term, Jan. 1995-Dec. 1996.  Research for the NH GOP, May-Dec. 1993.  twitter

Dr. Ben Carson - Carson America

Headquarters: 84 South Commercial St., Manchester, NH  03101   ...Candy Carson at opening on afternoon of Sept. 13, 2015

State Chair  Cathie Chevalier

(announced June 5, 2015)  past state president of the New Hampshire Ladies Auxiliary VFW.

State Director  David Tille

(announced June 16, 2015)  Director of Job Creators Network in New Hampshire from Feb. 2013.  NH political director on Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign.  Outreach director for Congressman Jeb Bradley.  Field director on Bradley's 2002 congressional campaign in NH's 1st CD, after managing Portsmouth businessman Sean Mahoney's primary campaign.  State coordinator for Sen. Bob Smith.  Co-field director on Ovide Lamontagne for Governor in 1996.  U.S. Army veteran who served in active duty as a Russian linguist and analyst on Russia and Eastern Europe, 1992-96. A.A. in Russian language from the Defense Language Institute, 1993.  Executive director of the NH Republican Party in the early 1990s.  B.A. in political science, economics and international administration from New England College, 1989.  Interned at Pete duPont's headquarters in Manchester during the 1988 New Hampshire primary.


The 2016 Committee...formerly National Draft Ben Carson for President Committee  [pro-Carson super PAC]

Headquarters: 815 Elm St., Manchester announced Dec. 9, 2014

Sarah De La Cerda

President of BLEU Enterprises, a political consulting company, since summer 2013 and student at the University of Rhode Island since Sept. 2011.  twitter

Gov. Chris Christie - Chris Christie for President

Headquarters: 20 Washington Place, Bedford   ...Chris Christie opened on Oct. 16, 2015

State Director  Matt Mowers

(Jan. 26, 2015 NYT report)  Executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party from Nov. 2013 to Jan. 2015.  Regional political director on Christie for Governor, April-Nov. 2013.  Regional director for legislative and intergovernmental affairs in the Office of Gov. Chris Christie, Nov. 2010-April 2013.  Campaign manager on Goodwin for NJ State Senate, April-Nov. 2010.  Advance aide in the Office of Gov. Christie, Jan.-April 2010.  Political director at Building the New Majority, Aug. 2008-2009.  Assistant to the COO at the Altman Group, 2008.  Executive director of the Bergen Country Republican Organization at age 18, Jan.-June 2008.   Campaign manager on Cardinale for NJ State Senate, July-Nov. 2007.  B.A. in political science and government from Rutgers.  twitter

Sen. Ted Cruz - Cruz for President

Headquarters: 531 Front St., Manchester  ....Ted Cruz opened on the afternoon of Aug. 31, 2015

State Director  Ethan Zorfas

(reported by NHJournal's John DiStaso on March 24, 2015)  Principal at 603 Advisors LLC since Jan. 2013.  Extensive experience with U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta, and also served as general consultant on Rep. Bill Cassidy's 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate in Louisiana.  For Guinta, Zorfas was senior advisor on his successful 2014 campaign for Congress; chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Guinta, Dec. 2010-Jan. 2013, and had top roles on Guinta's 2012 and 2010 campaigns.  Built a consulting business, The Zorfas Group, Dec. 2008-Dec. 2010.  Field finance at the NRCC, 2008.  Finance director on Ogonowski for Congress, 2007.  M.P.A. from Clark University, 2008; undergraduate degree from Clark, 2007.  twitter

Carly Fiorina - Carly for President
State Director  Lauren Carney

(started with Fiorina's Unlocking Potential Project in July 2014)  Partner/owner in Norway Hill Associates, Inc. since Aug. 1994.  Deputy political director at the Republican National Committee, Jan. 1989-June 1993.  Midwest deputy regional political director on Bush-Quayle '88, Aug.-Nov. 1988.  Studied at Northern Illinois University.  twitter


CARLY for America [pro-Fiorina super PAC]

Headquarters: 95 Eddy Rd., Manchester   ....opened Oct. 2015

State Director  Kerry Marsh

(first reported by WMUR-TV on March 31, 2015)  Marsh has worked on political and corporate communications at Spectrum Marketing Companies since Feb. 2006.  Chair of Concord Republican Committee.  New Hampshire campaign manager on from Aug. 2011.  Chair of New Hampshire Young Republicans, April 2007-April 2011.  Deputy field director for Bruce Keough’s campaign for governor in 2002.  Bachelor's degree in economics from Keene State College, 2003.  Native of Meriden, NH (Sullivan County).  twitter

Former Gov. Jim Gilmore - Gilmore for America LLC
Chair  State Sen. Sam Cataldo
(announced Oct. 16, 2015)  Represents District 6, the Farmington area, first elected in 2012; previously served four terms in the NH House.  Retired nuclear engineer, a businessman and a former commercial pilot.  U.S. Air Force veteran.  Graduate of Lowell Tech and Northeastern University.

State Coordinator  Anne Smith

(announced Oct. 20, 2015)  President of The Policy Agency, LLC, a Bedford based consulting firm, since April 1996.  Executive director of the Independent Business Council of New Hampshire, Oct. 2013-Dec. 2014.  President of the U.S. Baltic Foundation, 1998-99.  Deputy director and professional staff member at the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, June 1988-Dec. 1995.  M.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, 1990; B.A. in political science from Frostburg State University.

Sen. Lindsey Graham - Lindsey Graham 2016   ...suspended campaign Dec. 21, 2015

Headquarters: 1750 Elm St. (the Brady Sullivan Tower), Manchester

New Hampshire Advisor  Paul Young

(reported by WMUR-TV on May 4, 2015)  Currently founder (Jan. 1996) and president of Novus Public Affairs in Portsmouth and a principal at Hynes Communications since Jan. 2006.  In the 2012 cycle Young served as NH senior advisor to Gov. Rick Perry, and earlier as a volunteer advisor to Gov. Haley Barbour.  He was NH campaign manager for Jack Kemp, and a senior national campaign advisor to Bob Dole and Steve Forbes.  Young founded and headed Calypso Communications, also in Portsmouth, from Jan. 2000-Dec. 2010, and before that he headed Paul Young and Associates.  Director of community relations for Wheelabrator Technologies, April 1989-Dec. 1995.  Young started his career as a legislative correspondent, legislative assistant and special assistant to U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey.  B.A. in government from The American University, 1983, after studying two years at UNH.  twitter

State Director  Joe Doiron

(reported by NH1 on May 21, 2015)  State director and earlier deputy New Hampshire director for GenOpp, Aug. 2014-May 2015.  Political director at the Massachusetts Republican Party, March 2013-July 2014.  Human resources assistant at MACOM, Dec. 2012-March 2013.  Field director on Bass for Congress, May-Dec. 2012.  Field representative at Jon Huntsman for President, June 2011-Jan. 2012.  M.P..A. from Norwich University, 2014; B.A. in political science from New England College, 2011.  twitter

Gov. Bobby Jindal - Jindal for President  ...suspended campaign Nov. 17, 2015

Communications Advisor  Henry Goodwin

(reported by WMUR-TV's Josh McElveen on April 8, 2015)  Communications director on Walt Havenstein's 2014 campaign for governor.  twitter

Gov. John Kasich - Kasich for America

Headquarters: 225 Eddy Rd., Manchester, NH  03102   ...John Kasich at grand opening on evening of Oct. 2, 2015.

Chair  Former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu

Adjunct senior policy advisor to Akin Gump from July 2010.  Defeated in 2008 Senate re-election bid by Jeanne Shaheen.  Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2002, defeating U.S. Sen. Bob Smith (R) in the primary and Gov. Jeanne Shaheen in the general election.  Elected to the U.S. House in 1996 (seat vacated by Bill Zeliff) and served three terms, Jan. 1997-Jan. 2003.  Worked in high tech.  M.B.A from Harvard University, 1991; B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, 1987.

State Campaign Manager  Simon Thomson

(announced July 27, 2015)  Comes to the campaign from doing government relations at Sheehan Phinney Capitol Group in Concord since Jan. 2015.  Special assistant to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte from Jan. 2011.  Deputy director of the NH Republican Party's Victory program, March 2010-Jan. 2011.  Association manager at Evergreen Management, Inc., March 2009-March 2010.  Constituent/community liaison in the office of U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu, 2002-Dec. 2008.  Field manager on Team Sununu, Aug.-Oct. 2008.  B.S. in criminal justice from Pensacola Christian College, 2002.


New Day for America [pro-Kasich super PAC]

Headquarters: 530 Chestnut St., Manchester   ...opened Aug. 2015

State Director  Grant Shaffer

(Aug. 2015)  District director for U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15), Jan. 2013-Aug. 2015; campaign manger on Stivers for Congress, Jan.-Dec. 2012; senior field representative, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2012; political director on Stivers for Congress, Jan. 2010-Jan 2011.  Records manager /administrative assistant at the Ohio Department of Veterans Services, 2008-10.  B.S. in business and B.A. in political science from Miami University, 2008.
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Sen. Rand Paul - Rand Paul for President, Inc.   ...suspended campaign Feb. 3, 2016

Headquarters: 50 Bridge St., Manchester   ...Rand Paul at grand opening on evening of June 5, 2015

New England Chief Strategist and National Senior Advisor  Mike Biundo

(announced July 8, 2014)  Co-founder and partner at RightOn Strategies; recently served as Sam Clovis's general consultant in the Iowa Senate primary.  Deputy coalitions director (social Conservatives/Tea Party/Second Amendment) on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign (reported April 26, 2012).  Campaign manager on Rick Santorum's presidential campaign through suspension on April 10, 2012 (announced as campaign manager on Oct. 12, 2011; announced as national political director on April 26, 2011; announced as NH PAC director on Jan. 5, 2011)  Biundo played key roles in Frank Guinta's successful campaigns for Congress in 2010 and for Mayor of Manchester in 2005 and 2007.  He worked on Jim Coburn's unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 2006 and as a consultant to former Gov. Pataki's 21st Century Freedom State PAC.  State representative, Ward 8, Manchester, 2004-06; defeated in re-election bid.  With Jack Heath, he acquired NSP Graphics and co-founded Meridian Communications in 2003, which they ran in the mid-2000s.  President of Atlantic Strategies Group, 1998-2000.  Executive director, Gun Owners of New Hampshire, 1997-98.  New Hampshire deputy campaign manager of Buchanan for President, 1995-96.  Grew up in New York.  twitter

Political Director  David Chesley

(announced March 19, 2015; reported by NH Journal's John DeStaso on March 18, 2015)  RNC state director for New Hampshire and senior advisor to the New Hampshire Republican State Committee in the 2014 cycle; started as political director and senior advisor to the NHGOP from early 2013.  Senior advisor to former U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass' campaign for Congress in 2012.  Managed Jennifer Horn's 2010 and 2008 congressional campaigns.  Field director and earlier field staffer on Rudy Giuliani's 2007-08 NH primary campaign.  Grassroots and coalitions director on U.S. Rep. Charlie Bass' unsuccessful 2006 re-election campaign.  Deputy coalitions director on Elizabeth Dole's 2002 Senate Campaign and an office manager in her Senate office.  twitte

Former Gov. George Pataki - Pataki for President   ...suspended campaign Dec. 29, 2015

Headquarters: 62 Lowell St., Manchester   ...George Pataki officially opened PAC office on April 16, 2015.

Alicia Preston

Principal  at The PReston Group.  Managed Andrew Hemingway's Sept. 2014 primary campaign for governor.  Consultant to Pataki's 21st Century Freedom PAC in 2006.  Joined Meridian Communications, a New Hampshire-based consulting group co-founded by Jack Heath and Mike Biundo, in January 2005.  Served as press secretary to New Hampshire Gov. Craig Benson.  Worked six years at WNDS TV in Derry as chief political reporter and then news director. Also worked as reporter and news director at WKXL AM/FM in Concord and WPNH FM in Plymouth and as a staff writer for the White Mountain Journal in Lincoln.  New Hampshire native.  twitter

New Hampshire Steering Committee
(announced April 2, 2015) 11 people including state Sens. Nancy Stiles (Hampton) and John Reagan (Deerfield).

Former Gov. Rick Perry - Perry for President   ...suspended campaign Sept. 11, 2015
Senior Advisor  Mike Dennehy

Co-founder and partner at Dennehy & Bouley.  Senior advisor to Gov. Haley Barbour in 2011 before he decided against running for President in May.  Senior advisor, and initially national political director on John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. Founder and president of The Dennehy Group, based in Concord, NH.  Managed Craig Benson's successful 2002 campaign for governor in New Hampshire.  New England political director and New Hampshire campaign manager on Sen. McCain's 2000 presidential campaign.  Managed Jay Lucas' 1998 gubernatorial campaign in New Hampshire.  Executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party, starting in March 1996 through late 1997.  New Hampshire political director on Sen. Phil Gramm's 1996 primary campaign.  Special assistant to Gov. Stephen Merrill (R-NH).  B.S. from Southern New Hampshire University.  twitter

Political Director  Dante Vitagliano

(announced by Rick PAC  on March 11, 2015)  Deputy political director for Marilinda Garcia for Congress, Republican nominee in the 2nd CD, April-Nov. 2014.  South East Pennsylvania field director for the 60 Plus Association, Aug. 2012-Sept. 2013.  Field operations coordinator on Al Schmidt for City commissioner in Philadelphia, 2011-12.  B.A. in political science - philosophy from Temple University, 2011.  twitter

Sen. Marco Rubio - Marco Rubio for President

Headquarters: 1750 Elm St. (the Brady Sullivan Tower), Manchester   ...reported by Dan Tuohy on July 29, 2015

Senior Advisor  Jim Merrill

(started as senior advisor to Rubio's Reclaim America PAC, reported by The New York Times' Jonathan Martin on Feb. 9, 2015)  NH state director at The Bernstein Shur Group, the strategic consulting subsidiary of the Bernstein Shur law firm.  Managing director of Devine Strategies in Concord, NH.  Senior advisor/strategist on Romney's 2011-12 New Hampshire primary campaign.  Senior advisor on Ovide Lamontagne's 2010 campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.  Director of Romney's 2007-08 New Hampshire primary campaign, after  serving as chairman of Romney's The Commonwealth PAC NH in the 2006 cycle.  Member of the Devine Millimet Law firm and served as legal counsel to the New Hampshire Republican Party.  Prior to joining Devine Millimet, Merrill spent over two years on the staff of former New Hampshire Gov. Stephen E. Merrill.  New Hampshire field director for the successful 2000 general election campaign of George W. Bush and New Hampshire Grassroots Co-Chairman for President Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004.  J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2001.  B.A. from Gettysburg College, 1994.  twitter

State Director  Karl Beckstein

(from May 2015...reported by the Union Leader's Dan Tuohy on April 29, 2015)  Regional outreach manager for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, April 2013-April 2015.  National coalitions coordinator for the Romney for President campaign. overseeing youth outreach, May-Dec. 2012; earlier served as state director for Maine, Vermont and Delaware, Jan.-May 2012, and as a field staffer.  Managed Kurt Hayes' campaign for state rep. in Boxborough, April-Nov. 2010.  In the closing month of Scott Brown's 2010 U.S. Senate campaign he ran the Littleton field office.  B.A. in political science from Suffolk University in Boston, 2012.  Served as chairman of the Massachusetts Alliance of College Republicans.  From Boxborough, MA.  twitter

Former Sen. Rick Santorum - Santorum for President 2016   ...suspended campaign Feb. 3, 2016

Senior Advisor  Nick Pappas

(announced Aug. 11, 2015)  Senior partner of REACH Communications and owner of Red Road Strategies, consulting firms based in Manchester (since July 2012).  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

Donald Trump - Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

Headquarters: 340 Granite St., Manchester open May 1, 2015 (reported by Dan Tuohy); Ivanka Trump at official opening on June 24

Senior Political Advisor (National and NH)  Corey R. Lewandowski 

(started in Jan. 2015; reported by The Washington Post's Robert Costa on Feb. 25, 2015)  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.

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

Gov. Scott Walker - Scott Walker, Inc.  ...suspended campaign Sept. 21, 2015

Senior New Hampshire Advisor  Andy Leach

(first reported on Feb. 17, 2015 by NH Journal)  Founder (Jan. 2014) and president of LG Strategies, a consulting firm based in Manchester.  Outreach director to Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Jan. 2011-Jan. 2014.  Executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party from Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011, under chairman former Gov. John Sununu.   Director of operations on Sen. John Sununu's 2008 re-election campaign, and earlier  constituent liaison in Sununu's Senate office.  Executive director of the NH Republican Party in 2006 under Wayne Semprini.  One of two field coordinators (coordinated data, maps, call sheets and such for the field reps) for NH Victory in Fall 2004.  Worked on Sen. Gordon Humphrey's 2002 and 2000 campaigns.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Rivier College, 2000.

New Hampshire Day-to-Day  Michael Bir

(first reported on Feb. 17, 2015 by NH Journal)   Political director for the Michigan Republican Party, March 2013 through the 2014 cycle.  RNC Ohio Victory director, May-Nov. 2012; Victory director for the Ohio Republican Party, Feb. 2010-May 2012.  Insurance agent at American Financial Planners, 2004-12.  B.A. in political management from Ohio University, 2004.  twitter

Mark Everson - MarkForAmerica, Inc.  ...suspended campaign Nov. 5, 2015

Headquarters: 20 Trafalgar Square, Suite 407, Nashua, NH 03063


Hillary Clinton - Hillary for America

Headquarters: 1361 Elm St., Manchester (the Bedford Block)   ...opened May 19, 2015

State Director  Mike Vlacich

(reported March 13, 2015 by AP)  Senior advisor to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen; managed Shaheen for Senate, Jan.-Dec. 2014; state director in the Office of Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2014.  Director of the Division of Economic Development in the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Dec. 2006-Dec. 2008.  Deputy chief of staff to Gov. John Lynch, Dec. 2004-Dec. 2006; manager of New Hampshire for John Lynch in 2006.  Executive director of the NH Democratic Party, June 2003-Dec. 2004.  Business recruitment and retention specialist in the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Dec. 2002-June 2003.  Special assistant for economic development to Gov. Jeanne Shaheen, March 1997-Dec. 2002.  B.A. in political science from University of New Hampshire, 1995.  twitter

Former Gov. Martin O'Malley - O'Malley for President   ...suspended campaign Feb. 1, 2016

Headquarters: 223 South Willow St., Manchester   ...opened June 17, 2015

State Director  John Bivona

(reported by New Hampshire Union Leader's Dan Tuohy on May 20, 2015)  Campaign director for NH Democrats' 2014 Coordinated Campaign (Granite State Forward), April-Dec. 2014.  Deputy campaign manager on Alex Sink for Congress (FL), Nov. 2013-March 2014.  Consultant at Brass Tactics Consulting, March-Nov. 2013.  Advocacy program director for the Common Purpose Project, Oct. 2011-March 2013.  Director of special projects at the DNC, April-Sept. 2011.  Florida field director at Organizing for America, April 2009-April 2011.  State field director for the Florida Democcratic Party Coordinated Campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Field staff on Obama for America, July 2007-Nov. 2008; started out in Council Bluffs on the Iowa Caucus campaign and finished as a regional field director in South Bend, IN.

Sen. Bernie Sanders - Bernie 2016

Headquarters: 835 Hanover St., Manchester  ...Sanders officially opened on Sept. 19, 2015 (initial office in Concord)

State Director  Julia Barnes

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

Prof. Lawrence Lessig -  ...suspended campaign Nov. 2, 2015

State Director  Jeff McLean

Executive director of New Hampshire Rebellion, Oct. 2013-Aug. 2015.  Executive director of Call A Convention, July-Nov. 2013.  Financial representative for Fidelity Investments, May-Nov. 2012.  Policy director at Americans for Campaign Reform, March-Nov. 2010.  Worked in the Defense sector for Sikorski Aircraft (June 2006-Sept. 2007), United Technologies, (Feb.-May 2006), and as a managemnt analyst at the U.S. Department of Defense (May-Aug. 2005).  M.B.A from?; undergraduate degree from?  twitter


to Oct. 21, 2015...
Draft Biden 2016 [Independent]

State Director  State Rep. Daniel Eaton, Stoddard

(CNN reported on Sept. 2, 2015, announced on Sept. 9)  Co-chair of Biden's 2007-08 NH primary campaign.  Elected to the House in 2002; previously served 1976-90.  Owner of Eaton Real Estate and Eaton's General Store.  Served as Stoddard chief of police, 1977-90, and as town moderator.

to June 8, 2015...
Run Warren Run [independent]

- NH kick off Jan. 17, 2015 >
- Headquarters and NH team announced Feb. 4, 2015 >
- 27 current, former New Hampshire State Legislators urge Elizabeth Warren to enter 2016 race March 18, 2015 >

Headquarters: 530 Chestnut Street, Manchester officially opened Feb. 11, 2015.
there were plans to open an office in Portsmouth but that did not happen

NH Field Director  Kurt Ehrenberg

Most recently was political and legislative director of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO.  Served over seven years as the Sierra Club’s representative in New Hampshire and throughout New England.  Resident of Rye; has lived in NH for over 35 years. Bernie 2016 effective May 20

to April 11, 2015...
Ready for Hillary [independent]

Northeast Field  Sean Downey

Recently joined Hilltop Public Solutions.  District director in the office of Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (D-NH) from Jan. 2013-March 2014.  Political director on Organizing for America - New Hampshire, Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.  Executive director of New Jersey Democratic State Committee from Jan. 2011.  Senior political and field advisor on the John Lynch for Governor 2010 campaign.  Political director on Sen. Chris Dodd's NH primary campaign (reported Feb. 2007).  Northeast political director for Sen. Evan Bayh's All America PAC in 2006; the PAC paid for Downey to work as finance director for the NH Democratic State Senate Caucus starting roughly May 2006.  Deputy scheduler for Sen. Joe Lieberman in his Washington, DC office.  Worked on Sen. Joe Lieberman's NH primary campaign starting in July 2003, doing advance and driving the Joe car.  Field and political director for Manchester City Democrats during the 2002 elections. Undergraduate degree in political science from Holy Cross College, 2002.  Grew up in Long Valley, NJ.  twitter

Deputy Northeast  Sara Moe

(May 2014)  B.A. in political science/social and public policy from New York University, 2014.  Field organizer for Obama campaign in Dover, NH, May-Nov. 2012.


Former Gov. Mitt Romney ...ruled out run on Jan. 30, 2015
Key Supporters 
Jim Merrill

Managing director of Devine Strategies in Concord, NH.  Senior advisor/strategist on Romney's 2011-12 New Hampshire primary campaign.  Senior advisor on Ovide Lamontagne's 2010 campaign for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination.  Director of Romney's 2007-08 New Hampshire primary campaign, after  serving as chairman of Romney's The Commonwealth PAC NH in the 2006 cycle.  Member of the Devine Millimet Law firm and served as legal counsel to the New Hampshire Republican Party.  Prior to joining Devine Millimet, Merrill spent over two years on the staff of former New Hampshire Gov. Stephen E. Merrill.  New Hampshire field director for the successful 2000 general election campaign of George W. Bush and New Hampshire Grassroots Co-Chairman for President Bush’s re-election campaign in 2004.  J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2001.  B.A. from Gettysburg College, 1994.

Tom Rath

Founder of Rath, Young and Pignatelli, P.C.; started in private practice in 1980 and has been involved in government relations since then.  Senior advisor to Romney's 2012 and 2008 New Hampshire primary campaigns; early Romney supporter, announced Sept. 25, 2006.   Attorney General of New Hampshire, 1987-90.  Appointed by President George H.W. Bush to be a director of the Legal Services Corporation.  Chaired the campaigns of Sen. Warren Rudman and Sen. Judd Gregg.  Senior advisor to the presidential campaigns of Howard Baker, Robert Dole (1987-88), Lamar Alexander (1995-99) and George W. Bush (1999-2000).  J.D. from Georgetown University Law School, 1971.  B.A. from Dartmouth College, 1967.