Clinton 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, North Carolina
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State Director  Troy Clair

(reported by Politico's Gabriel Debenedetti on May 3, 2016)  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC) from Jan. 2012.  Senior advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2011.  External relations deputy director to U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Jan. 2007-Dec. 2009.  Director of training for 21st Century Democrats, May-Dec. 2006.  Program coordinator at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, May 2003-May 2006.  A regional field organizer in Miami/Ft. Lauderdale on Kerry/Edwards, Aug.-Nov. 2004.  Bachelor's degree in political science and government from Duke University, 2003.  twitter

Senior Advisor  Dan Kanninen

A principal and vice president for issues and advocacy at Smoot Tewes Group.  Senior advisor in Virginia to Obama for America in the 2012 general election after serving as Northeast regional director in Chicago during the primaries.  White House Liaison to the EPA.  Legislative director to Gov. Jim Doyle of Wisconsin from Dec. 2008.  Wisconsin state director on Obama's 2008 general election campaign, after working on the primary campaigns in WI, OH (early vote lead) and NC (deputy political director and GOTV political director).  Chief of staff to Wisconsin Sen. Robert Jauch (D-Poplar) for four years and had almost a decade of experience working in the Wisconsin State Capitol.  Attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Superior native.


Communications Director  Andrew Bates

(May 2016)  Press secretary (Sept. 2014-May 2016) and deputy press secretary (Dec. 2013-Sept. 2014) at the U.S. Trade Representative.  Communications researcher (Aug. 2011-Dec. 2013), press assistant (March-Aug. 2011) and media monitor (March 2010-March 2011) at The White House.  Development coordinator at Business Forward, Sept. 2009-Feb. 2010.  Bachelor's degree in political science from North Carolina State University, 2009.  Winston-Salem native.  twitter

Press Secretary  Andrew Estrada

Assistant press secretary (from April 2015) and special assistant for scheduling and advance (Feb. 2014-April 2015) at the U.S. Department of Transportation.  Staff assistant at the House Democratic Caucus, May 2013-Feb. 2014.  Advance associate with the White House and Obama for America, March 2012-May 2013.  Political advance coordinator at Obama for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in government, religious studies from Colby College, 2012.  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Michael Gwin

Special assistant to the U.S. Trade Representative from July 2015.  Advance associate with the White House, Feb.-June 2015.  Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014.  Experience also includes field organizer for Organizing for America-Iowa in Polk County, May-Nov. 2012. B.S.F.S. in international politics from Georgetown University, 2014.  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Jordun Lawrence

(Oct. 2016; started as a press assistant on the campaign in Virginia, May-Oct. 2016)  Press assistant (March-May 2016) and legislative correspondent (Jan. 2015-March 2016) to U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield.  Intern for U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (CA).  Finance director on Kerry Graves for NC House, March-May 2014.  Executive assistant at Mosaic Strategies, Nov. 2013-May 2014.  Public relations manager and event coordinator for Chef Jerome Brown, Jan.-April 2014.  Intern on Dr. Bobbie Richardson for NC House, July-Dec. 2013.  B.A. in political science from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2013.

Deputy Press Secretary/Director of African American Media  Robyn Patterson

(Sept. 2016)  Deputy press secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, July 2015-Sept. 2016.  Account coordinator at Cerrell Associates, Jan.-June 2015.   B.A. in political science and journalism from University of Southern California.

Hispanic Media  Karely Hernandez

(transferred from HQ in Brooklyn where she started in Aug. 2016)  Hispanic media press secretary (May-Aug. 2016) and deputy press secretary to U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.  Researcher (April-July 2015) and intern in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 2014-July 2015.  Bachelor's degree in global and international studies from UC Santa Barbara, 2014.


Political Director  Ashley Foxx

(July 2016)  Attorney at Foxx Law in Morrisville, 2015-July 2016.  Director of business affairs at Hocus Pocus Productions, Inc., Oct. 2015-2016.  J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2015; undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill, 2008.

Faith Constituency Organizing Director  Steven Marcus

(July 2016...African American outreach coordinator from April-July 2016)  Building commissioner for the City of Gary, IN, 2012-April 2016.  Architecture and planning professional at Studio O.M.D., June 2009-Jan. 2012.  M.Arch. from Hampton University, 2009; B.Arch. from Purdue University, 2003.

Women Vote Director  Shayna Cherry

(Sept. 2016)  Federal policy consultant to the Illinois State Treasurer, June-Dec. 2015.  Director of federal affairs to Gov. Pat Quinn (IL), June 2011-Feb. 2015.  Special assistant in the Office of the Secretary, USDA Rural Development, March 2009-May 2011.  Personnel associate in the Office of Presidential Personnel at the White House, Jan.-March 2009.  Regional field director on Obama for America in Miami/Fort Lauderdale from June 2007.  Deputy finance director on Melissa Bean for Congress, Feb. 2006-May 2007.  Outreach and constituent associate to State. Rep. Karen May (IL), Jan. 2005-Jan. 2006.  Lobbying and finance consultant for the Florida Consumer Action Network, March-June 2005.  Canvass and field director in Las Vegas for Women's Voices, Women Vote, July-Nov. 2004.  B.A. in liberal arts and sciences/communications from University of Michigan, 2004.

Latinx Vote Director  Irene Godínez

NC and VA director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood Health Systems, Inc. April 2012-Oct. 2014.  Legislative director for the Latin American Coalition, July 2010-April 2012.  NC district director at Reform Immigration FOR America, Dec. 2009-June 2010.  Advocacy director (Dec. 2007-Oct. 2009) and public safety specialist (2005-07) with El Pueblo, Inc..  Master in international studies (2006) and B.A. in political science (2004) from North Carolina State University.

African American Vote Director  Angella Dunston

Director of citizen outreach in the Office of Gov. Kay Hagen starting in 2009.  Director of the Education and Law Project at NC Justice Center, July 2000-Sept. 2009.  B.A. in industrial relations from UNC Chapel Hill.

Veterans and Military Families Vote Director  Jason Cain

Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, March 2012-June 2015.  Director of outreach for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, March 2010-March 2012.  M.P.A. from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2016; Master's of legislative affairs from The George Washington University, 2014; B.S. in government from Campbell University, 2009.  Served in the U.S. Army as a special operations logistics representative, July 2004-March 2010, and in the 82nd Airborne Division, Jan. 2000-July 2004.

Rural Vote Director  P.J. Connelly

Connelly Properties, LLC. A former chairman of the Craven County Democratic Party, and served as Craven County GOTV coordinator for the NC Democratic Party in 2010.  Studied political science at East Carolina University.  From New Bern.


Digital Director  Clarke Humphrey

(May 2016)  Email campaigner (March 2015-May 2016) and digital production assistant (June 2014-March 2015) for the DNC.  B.S. in journalism and English literature from Northwestern University, 2014.  twitter

Deputy Digital Directors
Organizing  Maya Cantrell

(July 2016)  Organizer with the New Hampshire Democratic Party, June-July 2016.  Customer success agent at littleBits,  Nov. 2015-May 2016; sales associate at Athleta, Aug. 2015-May 2016.  Executive assistant at A Free BirdTM, July-Oct. 2015.  Exam prep trainer in Dubai, UAE, Nov. 2014-June 2015;  English instructor in Villavicencio, Columbia, July-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in political science and government and global studies from Hofstra University, 2014.

Content  Sriya Sarkar

(July 2016)  Social media strategist for What Is Missing? Foundation, May-July 2016; videographer for Amazon Studios, April-June 2016.  Operations manager at Upworthy, March-Nov. 2012.  Master's degree in integrated digital media from New York University, 2016; bachelor's degree in film/TV production from New York University, 2012.

Content  Lincoln Pennington

(July 2016)  B.A. in media and journalism from UNC School of Media and Journalism, 2016.  Digital content intern on Roy Cooper for North Carolina, Feb.-July 2016.

Digital Organizer  Nestor Ruiz
Has DACA status.  Originally from Monclova, Mexico.

Coordinated Campaign
Director  Jonae Wartel

(July 2016)  Executive director of the Association of State Democratic Chairs (ASDC) at the DNC, April 2015-June 2016.  Chief of staff for community affairs to DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Jan.-March 2015.  Training director for the ASDC, June 2013-Jan. 2015.  Regional field director for Organizing for America-North Carolina, based in Durham, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Metro Atlanta region director of Young Democrats of Georgia, April-Oct. 2011.  Deputy director, director of constituent services for the Georgia House Democratic Caucus, May 2010-Oct. 2011.  Campaign manager on Stacey Evans for George House District 40, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Field organizer in Kansas City, MO on Barack Obama's Campaign for Change, July-Nov. 2008.  B.A. in political science and Spanish from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  twitter

over 240 Organizers and 26 Regional Organizing Directors

35 offices (33 offices as of Oct. 16, 2016)

Organizing Director  Will Dubbs

(May 2016)  Organizing director for Hillary for America on the New York primary and earlier on the Nebraska caucus, and a regional organizing director on the caucus campaign in Iowa starting in April 2015.  Regional field director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer on Obama for America in Florida, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in government from Wesleyan University, 2014.  Also a summer organizer in New Hampshire on Obama for America from June-Aug. 2011.  twitter

Deputy Organizing Directors 
Tariq Smith

(May 2016)  Organizing staff on Hillary for America in Des Moines, IA, Reno, NV, Salt Lake City, UT and Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 2015-May 2016.  Regional field director in SE NC for the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign (Forward NC), March-Nov. 2014.  Finance and fundraising on Jennifer Wexton for State Senate (No. VA), Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Regional GOTV lead for the Virginia Coordinated Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2013.  Regional organizing director for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, March-Sept. 2013.  Field organizer (March-Nov. 2012) and organizing fellow (Aug. 2011-March 2012) in Charlotte for Organizing for America.  Degree in political science from North Carolina State University.

South West  Justin Vollmer

(May 2016)  Started as an organizer in the Des Moines area on the Iowa Caucus campaign, April 2015-Feb. 2016.  Regional field director for the Democratic Party of Arkansas, March-Nov. 2014.  Finance assistant on Rick Wade for U.S. Senate (SC), Feb.-March 2014.  Finance assistant for the Democratic Party of Virginia, Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Regional GOTV lead for the Virginia Coordinated Campaign, Sept.-Nov. 2013.  Mortgage banker, Feb.-Sept. 2013.  Field organizer in Charlotte on Obama for America, May-Nov. 2012.  Studied political science and government at UNC Charlotte.

Central West  Liz Mullen

Started on the campaign in 2015 as an organizer.  Regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party, April-Nov. 2014.  Regional grassroots director in Bristol, PA for the DCCC, Feb.-April 2014.  Field organizer and campus organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Goveror, April-Nov. 2013.  Field organizer in Golden, CO on Organizing for America, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Degree in sociology from Wheaton College, 2012.

West  Sean Hoey

(June 2016)  Started on the campaign in June 2015 as an organizer in Council Bluffs, IA, then to Omaha, NE, Rochester, NY and Las Vegas, NV.  Communications assistant at Clean Wisconsin, Nov. 2014-May 2015; campaign manager on Madden for Madison city council race, Nov. 2014-April 2015.  Fellow on Obama's re-election campaign in Madison, WI, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in English and political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015.

Central  Amanda Clarke

(Sept. 2016)  Voter registration director with the NC Democratic Party, July-Sept. 2016.  Regional organizing director for the Democratic Party of Virginia, April-July 2016.  Regional organizing director in Boise, ID (Feb.-March 2016) and field organizer in Reno, NV (July 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America.  Outreach team lead for the City of New york, Department of Homeless Services, May-July 2015.  Regional field director at Airbnb for Hilltop Public Solutions, Dec. 2014-May 2015.  Regional vote director on Ro Khanna for Congress (CA), Jan.-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer on New Yorkers for de Blasio, Sept.-Nov. 2013.  B.A. in literary studies from The New School, 2012.

East  Sara Marino

(May 2016)  Previously a regional organizing director in Lincoln, NE and Philadelphia, PA and started on the campaign as an organizer in Mason City, Iowa, April 2015-Feb. 2016.  Junior associate at M Public Affairs, Feb.-April 2015.  Regional field director with the Kentucky Democratic Party, June-Nov. 2014.  Organizer in Norristown on Organizing for Action-PA, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Bachelor's degree in Hispanic studies and classics from University of Pennyslvania, 2014.

Regional Organizing Directors include
Blair Goodrick
Krista Peace
Asheville - Jessica Jollie
Boone - Claire Glezer
Charlotte - Robin Briendel
Charlotte - Alex Vuskovic
Gastonia - Kristen Morris
Greensboro/Winston-Salem - Nora Walsh-DeVries
Wilmington - Nick Marroletti

Border States Director  Zack Wortman

(July 2016)  Management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Sept. 2014-July 2016.  Bachelor's degree in African and Afircan American Studies from Harvard University, 2014.

Youth Vote Director  Lillie Catlin

(July 2016)  Regional organizing director with the Democratic Party of Virginia Coordinated Campaign, May-June 2016.  Regional organizing director (Feb.-April 2016) and started as an organizer in Iowa City (April 2015-Feb. 2016) on Hillary for America.  Regional field director in Council Bluffs on the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, April-Nov. 2014.  Field organizer on Jennifer Wexton for State Senate (VA) Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Campus organizer on Terry McAuliffe for Governor (VA), Aug.-Nov. 2013.  Campus team leader for Organizing for America, Sept.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science, sociology from Bryn Mawr College, 2013.

Eastern Regional Youth Vote Director  Sarah Fellman

(July 2016)  Campus engagement coordinator Jan.-July 2016 and voter protection specialst (Aug. 2015-July 2016) for the North Carolina Democratic Party.  Presidential campaigns and national engagement director, deputy Mass. director and political strategy researcher for Rise (issue of sexual assault).  Student at Harvard University.

Training Director/Regional Field Director  Gabriella Cascone

(July 2016; started as a field organizer in April 2014)  Public affairs coordinator for Planned Parenthood of Nassau County (Hempstead, NY), Aug. 2012-April 2014.  Client service representative for Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood, July 2009-Aug. 2010.  B.A. in sociology from SUNY College at Geneseo, 2009.

Deputy Training Director  Harrison Peel

Recruiter for Middle Georgia State University, Jan. 2015-April 2016.  Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, Sept. 2013-April 2014.  Master's degree in liberal arts and sciences/liberal studies from Georgetown University, 2014; B.A. in peace, war and defense from UNC Chapel Hill, 2012.


Data Director  Jody Wortman

Working towards a Ph.D. in statistics from Duke University since 2014; bachelor's degree in statistics from Harvard University, 2014.

Deputy Data Directors 
Robert Callahan

(Aug. 2016) Media and public relations from the American Dental Hygienists' Association, Feb. 2013-Sept. 2014.  Executive assistant for policy and research in the Tennessee General Assembly, Sept. 2010-Jan. 2013.  Campaign manager on Bill Oldham for Sheriff (Memphis), June-Aug. 2010.  M.P.P from The University of Chicago, 2016; B.A. in political science and government from The University of Memphis, 2010.

Becca Mason

(Aug. 2016)  Policy analyst consultant for the City University of New York Institute of State and Local Governance, April-Aug. 2016.  Survey associate at Mathematica Policy Research, July 2011-June 2014.  M.P.P. from The University of Chicago, 2016; B.A. in psychology and social welfare from UC Berkeley, 2011.

Austin Warrington

(July 2016)  Direct care worker at Let's Talk About It, community mental health services, Dec. 2014-Dec. 2015.  Field organizer/volunteer coordinator for the Kalamzoo County Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Women's constituency organizer on Jon Hoadley for State Rep., May-Aug. 2014.  Studied at Western Michigan University.

Larry Meadows

(May 2016)  Previously deputy data director on Hillary for America, Jan.-May 2016.  Project associate, analytics at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, April-Dec. 2015.  B.A. in government from Dartmouth College, 2014.

Data Associates (3)
Calish Castro

(Sept. 2016)  Assistant director of training with Grassroots Campaigns, Sept.-Nov. 2015.  Hispanic canvass/outreach director in Miami, FL with NextGen Climate, April-Oct. 2014.  Field organizer with the Florida Democratic Party, April-July 2014.  Intake specialist for CorVel Corporation, June 2013-Jan. 2014.  Transportation management coordinator with the U.S. Army, Aug. 2008-July 2014, including in Afghanistan, Sept. 2010-Oct. 2011.  B.A. in political science and government from Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012; at Universidad del Turabo, 2007-08.

Izaak Earnhardt

(Sept. 2016)  Fulbright fellow in North Sumatra, Indonesia, Aug. 2015-May 2016.  B.A. in cultural studies and comparative literature from UNC Chapel Hill, 2015.


Voter Protection Director  Phil Feagan

Associate at Schwartz & Shaw, PLLC, 2014-2016.  Government relations consultant for the Duke University Health System, 2013.  Candidate for NC State Senate in District 47 in 2012.  Press secretary and legislative assistant in the Office of U.S. Rep. David Price, 2005-09.  A regional field director on the North Carolina Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, 2004.  J.D. from UNC School of Law, 2012; B.A. in political science and history from UNC Chapel Hill, 2004.

Deputy Directors
Shawnda Martin

(Aug. 2016)  Program director at the North Carolina Department of Justice, Nov. 2015-July 2016.  Government affairs aide at the North Carolina League of Municipalities, May 2014-April 2015.  J.D. from North Carolina Central University, 2015; B.A. in political science from UNC Greensboro, 2010.

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Sarah Boyce Goldsticker

(July 2016)  Law clerk to the Hon. Sandra Day O'Connor and the Hon. Stephen G. Breyer, July 2015-July 2016.  Associate at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Oct. 2014-July 2015.  Bristow fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice, Aug. 2013-Aug. 2014.  Secondary teacher with Teach for America, June 2007-June 2009.  J.D. from Duke University School of Law, 2012; B.A. in English from Davidson College, 2007.


GOTV Director  Kristin Avery

Director of Generation Progress' It's On Us Campaign.  National outreach director for the Common Purpose Project.  Field director on the Chicago for Rahm campaign. A special assistant at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Started her career as a regional field director for Obama’s 2008 campaign. From Tacoma, Washington.

David McDowell

(Aug. 2016)  Statewide field director for the Mississippi Democratic Trust, Sept. 2014-Nov. 2015.  Governmental affairs at the Brad Morris Law Firm, June 2013-Aug. 2014.  Campaign manager on Patterson for Mayor (Oxford, MS), Jan.-June 2013.  Campaign director on Brad Morris for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2012.  Campaign manager on Jeff Busby for Superviser, Feb.-Aug. 2011.  B.A. in history from University of Mississippi, 2011.

Special Projects Manager  Casey Hagen

(July 2016)  Legislative correspondent, correspondence assistant, and legislative intern to U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI), Jan. 2014-June 2016.  B.A. in international relations and affairs from The George Washington University, 2014.


total of 300+ campaign staff - overall budget was "upwards of $10m"

Operations Director  Dallas Thompson

(July 2016)  Principal at DBT Strategies from April 2013. Manager of candidate fundraising development at Leadership for Educational Equity, June 2015-July 2016.  Development manager at the New Organizing Institute, May 2014-Feb. 2015.  Deputy finance director on Laura Fjeld for Congress (NC), Aug. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Director of grants and operations at the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, May 2012-April 2013.  Membership director for Girl Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines, Aug. 2011-May 2012.  North Carolina Campus Compact VISTA/AmeriCorps VISTA, July 2009-July 2011.  B.A. in history from Peace College, 2009.

Deputy Operations Directors

Leah Catotti

(Aug. 2016)  Fellow at the AJ Fletcher Foundation, Aug. 2015-Aug. 2016.  Program coordinator for DukeEngage in Muhuru Bay, Kenya, June-Aug. 2015.  Bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology and global health from Duke University, 2015.

Mercedes Restucha-Klem

(May 2016)  Self-employed attorney since Jan. 2016.  Policy analyst (Jan.-Dec. 2015) and staff attorney (March 2011-Dec. 2014) for Disability Rights North Carolina.  Attorney, Jan. 2010-May 2011.  District scheduler/immigration caseworker to U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge, June 2004-Aug. 2006.  J.D. from North Carolinai Central University School of Law, 2009; B.A. in journalism and political science from UNC Chapel Hill, 2004.

Kevin Noh   ...then a regional GOTV director Oct.-Nov.

(Aug. 2016)  Bachelor's degree in public policy analysis from Duke University, 2016.

IT Director  Galen Stork

(Aug. 2016)  System administrator Tier 1 (June 2014-Aug. 2016) and help desk technician (Jan. 2014-Aug. 2016) at InterImage.  Tier 1 help desk support at FedSolutions, Inc., May-Sept. 2013.  Customer service supervisor at Whole Foods Market, May 2006-May 2013.  Bachelor's degree in classical and ancient studies from The Catholic University, 2005.


Trip Director  Jessica Jennings

Deputy director of media logistics for the Democratic National Convention Committee, Feb.-Aug. 2016.  Press secretary (Aug. 2015-Jan. 2016) and head of national security communications/deputy spokesperson (March 2011-Aug. 2015) at the British Embassy in Washington.   Media logistics for the G8 Summit, Jan.-July 2013.  Director of communications at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, May 2010-March 2011.  M.A. in global diplomacy from University of London, 2016; B.A. in international politics and public relations from Penn State University.

Deputy Trip Director  Sallie James

(Aug. 2016)  Started on the campaign as a regional delegate coordinator (NC, SC, VA and TN) in Brooklyn, May-July 2016, and earlier as an intern, Jan.-May 2016.  M.P.A. from NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, 2016; B.A. in history from Wake Forest University, 2013.

Surrogates Director  Barbara Henry

J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law, 2016; B.S. in criminal justice and corrections from Fayetteville State University, 2013.

Surrogates  Eddie Taveras

(Sept. 2016)  Previously expansion states surrogates deputy director in Brooklyn, June-Sept. 2016; started on the campaign in the political department, Jan.-June 2016.  B.A. in sociology from City University of New York-Brooklyn College.

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Chairman  Patsy Keever

(elected Feb. 7, 2015)  Previously first vice-chair of the NCDP and elected chair of the Buncombe County Democratic Party in 2013.  Democratic nominee for Congress in the 10th CD in 2012 and in the 11th CD in 2004.  Served in the NC House of Representatives from 2010-12 and as a Buncombe County Commissioner from 1992 to 2004.  Public school teacher for 25 years.  Born and raised in Charlotte, NC.  twitter

Executive Director  Kimberly Reynolds

(May 2015)  Office of the Democratic Leader in the NC General Assembly, Feb.-April 2015.  North Carolina executive director of the Center for Supportive Schools, March 2013-May 2014.  Chief of staff (Feb. 2012-Jan. 2013) and deputy chief of staff (Jan. 2009-Feb. 2012) to the Lt. Gov. of North Carolina. Associate at Nexus Strategies, Jan. 2007-Dec. 2008.  Director of NC Democrats Senate committee, 2005-06.  B.A. in political science from North Carolina State University, 1998.  twitter

Deputy Executive Director  Doug Wilson

Data Director  Jesse Presnell

Communications Director  Dave Miranda

Finance Director  Katherine Cadwallader

Compiance Associate  David Dixon

Digital Associate  Carla Marin

Campus Engagement and Voter Protection Coordinator  Sarah Fellman

Operations Director  Patti Mulligan

(July 2016)  Freelance consulting on digital engagement since Oct. 2012.  Director of Egiving/senior relationship manager for United Way of the Greater Triangle, June 2006-May 2016.  Community outreach coordinator for Wake County Smart Start, Oct. 2013-May 2014.  Community engagement manager for the North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc., Jan.-Oct. 2012.  Director of the national philanthopic partners program for The Ultimate Gift Experience, LLC, Nov. 2005-May 2006.  Financial advisor at AG Edwards & Sons, LLC, Aug. 2004-Nov. 2005.  Director of financial and IT programs at the Compass Center for Women and Families, June 2000-July 2004.  Deputy finance director on Wicker for Governor campaign, June 1999-May 2000.  Degree in political science and government from North Carolina State University, 1999.

Senate Caucus Staff
Director  Ryan Deeter
Finance Director  Meredith Cuomo
Finance Assistant  Rachel Rogers
Field Director  Steve Larson

House Caucus Staff
Director  Casey Wilkinson
Finance Director  Cheryl Bruce