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CARLY for America Committee

(page revised April 22 2016) super PAC filed with the FEC on Feb. 25, 2015 (+).*
Carly for America super PAC logo for link to thier website

Executive Director  Steve DeMaura

Moved over from serving as political director of Fiorina's Unlocking Potential Project.  President of Americans for Job Security from April 2008.  Executive director of the New Hampshire Republican Party in 2007 and early 2008.  Worked for the NH Republican Senate Caucus.  State volunteer coordinator on Bruce Keough for Governor in 2002.  Executive director of Democracy in Practice (voter registration in high schools) in New Hampshire.  Bachelor's degree in communications, law, economics and government from American University.

Communications Director  Katie Hughes
(announced on Feb. 25, 2015)  Senior account executive at CRC Public Relations from July 2014.  Communications director to Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-1%), Jan. 2013-July 2014.  Press secretary (April 2012-Jan. 2013) and press assistant (Jan. 2011-April 2012)  to Rep. Mike Pence (IN-6); press assistan to the House Republican Conference, July 2010-Jan. 2011.  B.S. and B.A. degrees in business management and public relations from Penn State University, 2010.  twitter

National Press Secretary  Leslie Shedd

(March 2015)  Worked for the NRSC in Georgia as communications director for Georgia Victory, March-Nov. 2014.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, Oct. 2010-Feb. 2014.  Communications director for U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas, June 2008-Oct. 2010.  Deputy press secretary to U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray.  Graduate of Clemson University.  Originally from Greenville, SC.  twitter

Press Secretary for Regional and State Media  Audrey Scagnelli

Press secretary for U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) from Feb. 2014.  Founder and editor in chief of College & Cook magazine, Jan. 2012-Jan. 2014.  B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2013.  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary for Digital  Mimi Wertz

Most recently was serving as a digital media intern at the Georgia Aquarium.  Bachelor's degree in public relations, advertising and applied communication from Georgia Southern University, 2014.  twitter

National Field Director  Patrick Marvin

(Aug. 2015)  Policy analyst at the Maine Heritage Policy Center from Nov. 2014.  Research director on Marilinda Garcia for Congress, Dec. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Master's in political science and government (2014) and bachelor's in political science/justice studies (2013) from University of New Hampshire. twitter

Research Director  Christy Paavola

Experience includes policy analyst for the National Taxpayers Union.  Graduate of Concordia University-Wisconsin, 2005.  twitter

Research Analyst  Carrie Coxen

(Oct. 2015)  General educator with Baltimore City Public Schools, Aug. 2013-Oct. 2015/Teach for America 2013 Corps member.  Master's degree in education from Johns Hopkins University School of Education, 2015; B.A. in American government, American history from University of Maryland College Park.

Scheduling Director  Deidre Almstead

(Oct. 2015)  Previously on the Walker campaign.  Executive assistant/scheduler (Jan. 2013-May 2015) and deputy scheduler (Dec. 2010-Dec. 2012) to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn; staff assistant in the U.S. Senate, June-Dec. 2010.  Graduate of Southern Methodist University, 2010.  twitter

Digital Team  Ron Steslow/TUSK Digital

Chief Technology Officer  Bob Ellsworth

(June 2015)   Co-founder and director of product at FlyPaper from Jan. 2014; managing partner at Right Strategies since March 2011.  Director of technology at Crowdverb, Feb. 2012-March 2013.  Senior technical fellow at the RNC, March 2009-Feb. 2011.  Managing director at Charitech, Inc., Jan. 2002-May 2009; director of client management at Kintera, June 2002-June 2007.   COO of Network for Good, 2000-02.  CTO and founder of, 1999-2001.  Degree in engineering from Virginia Tech, 1990.

Deputy Finance Director  Katie Detzell

(April 2015)  Account executive at Bellwether Consulting Group, Aug. 2013-April 2015.  Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, Jan.-Aug. 2013.  A field director for the RNC, June-Nov. 2013.  Unpaid staffer on Pawlenty for President, May-Aug. 2011.  Studied political science at Iowa State University.

Senior Advisor for Finance  Janel Domenico

(March 2015)  Vice President of the Liberty Foundation of America.  Campaigns include finance director on Sue Lowden for U.S. Senate in 2010 in Nevada, finance director for ormer Rep. Bob Schaffer's U.S. Senate race in Colorado, finance director on Sen. George Allen's 2006 re-election effort in Virginia, and finance director on John Thune's 2004 U.S. Senate race.  Served as managing director of Center for the New West, a conservative think tank at that time based in Denver.

General Counsel  William B. Canfield

A nationally recognized expert in federal and state campaign finance law including General Counsel to five GOP presidential campaigns and twice chair of the Standing Committee on Election Law of the American Bar Association.

Treasurer  Christopher M. Marston

Greg Mueller, President, CRC Public Relations
– A former senior adviser to presidential candidates Pat Buchanan and Steve Forbes, senior adviser to numerous statewide candidates, as well as many national advocacy campaigns.

Keith Appell, Senior Vice President, CRC Public Relations – A former senior adviser and national spokesman for presidential candidate Steve Forbes, senior adviser to numerous statewide candidates and national advocacy campaigns.

Noteworthy Endorsements include

Mary Eisenhower (announced Nov. 3, 2015)


Office: 5914 Ashworth Rd., West Des Moines, IA   ...operating at the end of Oct. 2015
12 full-time staff as of Jan. 6, 2016 including

State Director  Mary Earnhardt

(reported by the Iowa Republican on April 10, 2015)  Political director for Fiorina's Unlocking Potential PAC, announced Aug. 26, 2014 and state director from Dec. 2014.  Vice president of government affairs at PolicyWorks. Operated her own consulting firm and was the campaign manager for John Archer's 2012 congressional campaign in the 2nd CD (lost to U.S. Rep. Loebsack).  Policy director for Iowans for Tax Relief, 2008-11 (ITR's chief lobbyist).  Worked in the Iowa Legislature for eight years first as an aide to the House Majority Leader and for seven legislative sessions as the senior Republican staff member for the House Ways and Means Committee.  Degree in finance from Iowa State University.  Davenport native.  twitter  

Regional Field Coordinators 
Amy Frakes

(April 2015)  B.A. in integrated marketing communications from Simpson College, 2015.

Anna Kuta 


Dax Oberreuter

twitter of 12 staff as of Jan. 7, 2016.

Former Field Leader  Mary Kate Knorr
(Oct.-Dec. 2015)  Scheduler and communnications advisor to Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Dec. 2014-Oct. 2015.  A field director in eastern Iowa on the Branstad-Reynolds campaign, Aug.-Nov. 2014.  B.A. in journalism and mass communications from University of Iowa, 2014; chaired the University of Iowa College Republicans, Jan. 2013-Feb. 2014.   ...joined Tonia Khouri for Congress campaign (IL-11)

Iowa Leadership Team

(announced July 8, 2015)
Crystal Bruntz (Baxter)
Mike Ginther (Urbandale)
Cathy Grawe (Coralville)
Mayor Sara Kurovski (R-Pleasant Hill)
Jessica Maldonado (Norwalk)
The Honorable Steve Olson (R-DeWitt)
Kellie Paschke (Waukee)
Rep. Mike Sexton (R-Rockwell City) (+)
Wendell and Donna Steven (Lakota)
Dr. Rob White (Ames)

More Endorsements

(announced Aug. 12, 2015)
State Rep. Ross Paustian (R-Walcott)
Gerald Edgar -- Garner
Joan Johanson -- Fort Dodge
Jacque Johanson -- Fort Dodge
Mrs. Marilyn Raine -- Fort Dodge
Renee Haugland -- Urbandale
Bill and Terrianne Larson -- Stratford
John Scherle -- Henderson
Kathy Skewes -- Fort Madison
Connie Lucas -- Newton
Nancy Tucker -- Colo
Mary Creegan -- Maquoketa
Dan Stadtmueller -- Monticello
Tom Mack -- Marshalltown
Otto Brandt -- Marshalltown
Frank Seydel -- Ames

More Endorsements

(announced Sept. 9, 2015)
Leah Adams, Iowa City
Bob Barnes, Mason City
Logan Benson, Northwood
Julie Blumer, Springville
Carol Ann Christensen, Iowa City
Arleigh and Sue Clemens, Coralville
Jim Deninger, Marshalltown
Virginia Edgar, Garner
Marvin Gilliland, Des Moines
Margay Grose, Emmetsburg
Bill Horan, Rockwell City
Bill and Katherine Howell, Coon Rapids
Brandon Lee, Story City
Duane and Juanita O'Tool, Coon Rapids
Eileen Sailer, Denison
Peggy Toft, Exira

More Endorsements

(announced Oct. 13, 2015)
State Rep. Clel Baudler (R-Greenfield)
State Rep. Josh Byrnes (R-Osage)
State Rep. Lee Hein (R-Monticello)
State Sen. David Johnson (R-Ocheyedan)
Lon Anderson, Johnston
Jerry Book, Chariton
Terry Bradley, Newton
Chuck and Kim Brockmann, Long Grove
Judy Contner, Scranton
Gretchen Cooney, Holstein
Tom Crane, Dows
Kimberly Guy, Davenport
Kristi Hager, Waukon
Patti Lally, Denison
Hon. Mike May, Spirit Lake
Pat Nessa, Forest City
Brock Earnhardt, Davenport
Linda Raub, Mount Pleasant
JoAnne Seufert, Ute
Cait Suttie, Des Moines
Jeff Walters, Dubuque
Robin Wissink, Early

as of Jan. 7, 2016 the committee reported:
353 Community Captains: The number of Community Captains who have committed to speaking to their friends,
family, neighbors and associates personally about why they are supporting Carly.
60 Canvassers: Canvassing the state to tell voters about Carly and get their support
12 IA staff: Full-time CARLY for America staffers on the ground in IA
8 Counties: Special emphasis on these counties: Black Hawk County, Clinton County, Dallas County, Dubuque County, Linn County, Scott County, Polk County and Pottawattamie County
72 Endorsements: The number of Iowa elected officials, political leaders, party activists, and business and community leaders who have endorsed Carly Fiorina for President.


Office: 95 Eddy Rd., Manchester   ...opened Oct. 2015
Field Offices: 2 Cottage St., Littleton (603) 991-0146  ...opened Nov. 11, 2015
95 West Pearl St., Nashua
24 Front St., 4th Floor, Exeter

State Director  Kerry Marsh

(first reported by WMUR 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

Field Director  State Rep. Yvonne Dean-Bailey

Elected to the House in a May 2015 special election; represents District 32 (Candia, Nottingham, Northwood and Deerfield).  Student at UNH.  Correspondent for Campus Reform from Oct. 2014.  Field representative on Marilinda Garcia for Congress, June-Nov. 2014.  twitter

Field Leaders

Londonderry  Dierdre Carson - U.S. Army from May 2012.  Student at Massachusetts School of Law; B.A. in political science and government from Clemson University, 2012.

Bedford  Kevin Fairbrother - Studied political science at The George Washington University.

Derry  Danielle Reiger
- Oral surgeon's assistant from June 2001-May 2015.  Served as the women's coalition director on Marilinda Garcia for Congress.  Bachelor's degree in religious studies from Regent University, 2007.

Belknap, Grafton, Carroll and Coös Counties  Nitsa Ioannides - Studying political science and government at Plymouth State University.

Greater Nashua  Jeff Hale - Bachelor's degree in business administration from High Point University, 2015.

Littleton  Lynn Sorensen - GOP activist from Littleton. of 12 staff as of Jan. 7, 2016.

Bettie Lamontagne

(announced April 22, 2015)

Marilinda Garcia

(Op-ed in the April 29, 2015 Concord Monitor)  2014 Republican nominee for Congress in New Hampshire's 2nd CD.  Served in the NH House of Representatives from 2009 special election to 2014 and previously from 2006-08, first elected at age 23.  Graduate of Tufts University and the New England Conservancy of Music.  Plays harp with "The Seraphim Duo."  Resident of Salem.

(announced June 8, 2015)
Deputy Speaker Gene Chandler (R-Bartlett)
Rep. Barbara Biggie (R-Milford)
Rep. Yvonne Dean-Bailey (R-Northwood)
Rep. Edmond Gionet (R-Lincoln)
Rep. Joe Guthrie (R-Hampstead)
Rep. Bob Haefner (R-Hudson)
Rep. Joe Hagan (R-Chester)
Rep. Will Infantine (R-Manchester)
Rep. Phyllis Katsakiores (R-Derry)
Rep. Rick Ladd (R-Haverhill)
Rep. Peggy McCarthy (R-Nashua)
Rep. Kim Rice (R-Hudson)
Rep. Jim Webb (R-Derry)

(announced June 25, 2015)
Sen. Sharon Carson (R-Londonderry)
Sen. Jeanie Forrester (R-Meredith)

(announced June 30, 2015)
Grafton County Sheriff Doug Dutile (R-Haverhill)
Hillsborough County Commissioner Carol Holden (R-Amherst)
Rep. Tracy Emerick (R-Hampton)
Gerardine Ferlins (Hollis)
Rep. Valerie Fraser (R-New Hampton)
Joanne Haight (Sandwich)
Bill Hutwelker (Swanzey)
Rep. David Lundgren (R-Londonderry)
Art McLean (Derry)
Dr. Kevin Moriarty (Nashua)
Tim Naro (Plymouth)
Beth Perlo (Sugar Hill)
The Hon. Sandy Reeves (Manchester)
Linda Roth (Danville)
Rep. David Russell (R-Gilford)
Ronnie Schlender (Manchester)
Sharon Tamposi (Nashua)
Maynard Thomson (Freedom)
Kathy Wagner (Londonderry)
Ruth Ward (Stoddard)
Scott Westover (Hopkinton)

(announced Sept. 8, 2015)
The Hon. Rusty Bulis, Littleton, Former State Representative
Bob & Muffy Copenhaver, Littleton
Russ & Lydia Cumbee, Franconia
The Hon. Duffy & Sharon Daugherty, Colebrook, Former State Representative
Barb Dutile, Haverhill, Deputy Sheriff, Grafton County
Carol Elliott, Plymouth, Former Grafton County Treasurer & Register of Deeds
Lud & Caroline Flower, Orford
Wayne Fortier, Haverhill, Selectboard Chairman
Nancy & Richard Gould, Twin Mountain
Rep. Erin Hennessey, Littleton
Dan & Trina Jones, North Conway
Mrs. Karyl Larson, Hebron
Michael Long, Lebanon
Dolly McPhaul, Sugar Hill
The Hon. Henry Mock, Jackson, Former State Representative
David Patch, Glen, NH Fish & Game Commissioner
Craig Pursley, Bath, Ray Burton’s Portrait Artist
Leslie Ramsay, Haverhill, Welfare Administrator
Rep. Larry Rappaport, Colebrook, State Representative
Elaine Ryan, Intervale
Rick Samson, Columbia, Coos County Commissioner
Ms. Suzanne Scolamiero, Jackson
Andy & Jackie Smith, Franconia
The Hon. Eric Stohl, Columbia, Former State Representative
Brenda Tibbetts, Colebrook
Denis Ward, Monroe, Town & School Moderator; Manager at Hatchland Dairy Farm

(announced Sept. 24, 2015)
Bill Beauregard - small business owner and former Keene City Councilor
Tom Boucher - owner and CEO of Great New Hampshire Restaurants
Jim Coburn - former state rep. and 2004 Republican nominee for governor
Bryan Gould
-former vice chairman of the NHRSC
Nick Vailas - founder and CEO of Bedford Ambulatory Surgical Center and former Commissioner of Health & Human Services

(announced Oct. 1, 2015)
former state Senate President Tom Eaton - represented District 10 (Keene); elected in a special election in Nov. 1999, served as Senate president from 2002-06, defeated in 2006; ran unsuccessfully in 2008 and 2010.

(announced Oct. 15, 2015)
Maureen Sullivan Doyle, GOP Activist, Bedford
Joe Frazier, GOP Activist, Canaan
Attorney Bobbie Hantz, Stratham
The Hon. James F. Headd, Former State Rep, Auburn; Current Auburn Selectman & Select Board Chairman
Rep. Frank Kotowski, Hooksett
Jean Mathieu, GOP Activist & Small Business Owner, Manchester
The Hon. Mike McCarthy, Former State Rep, Nashua
Rep. Peter Spanos, Laconia
Wally Stickney - Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under President George H.W. Bush, Salem

(announced Dec. 3, 2015)
Rep. Ernie Bridge (Newport and Unity, Sullivan District 6)
Frank Ferraro (Exeter, 2014 candidate for NH House of Representatives in Rockingham District 18)
Rep. Brian and Karen Gallagher (Sanbornton, Belknap District 4)
Rep. George Hurt (Gilford, Belknap District 2)
Robert and Kathleen Molway, he is president of The Molway Corporation (BitznBytes Computer Center in Concord)
Rep. Herb Vadney (Meredith, Belknap District 2)
Rep. Michael Vose
(Epping, Rockingham 9)

as of Jan. 7, 2016 the committee reported:
500 Community Captains: The number of Community Captains who have committed to speaking to their friends, family, neighbors and associates
personally about why they are supporting Carly and then turning them out to vote on February 9th
77 Canvassers: Canvassing the state to tell voters about Carly and get their support
12 NH staff: Full-time CARLY for America staffers on the ground in NH
4 Offices: CARLY for America campaign offices in NH – Manchester, Littleton, Nashua & Exeter – strategically placed to allow us to leverage volunteer
hours and target primary-voter-rich regions of the state
83 Endorsements: New Hampshire elected officials, political leaders, party activists, and business and community leaders who have endorsed Carly
Fiorina for President


Office: 28 Global Drive, Suite 107, Greenville, SC  ...opened May 26, 2015

State Director  Taylor Mason

(May 2015 initially political director)  Third vice chair of the SC GOP.  Grassroots advocacy manager at Denny Public Affairs, LLC, Jan.-May 2015.  Earned media consultant, June-Sept. 2014.  Field director with Tean Graham in Columbia, Dec. 2013-June 2014.  Political director on Peter McCoy for Congress SC-01 special election, Jan.-March 2013.  Regional Victory director for RNC/Romney in Des Moines, July-Nov. 2012. As a junior, Mason served as Lowcountry regional field coordinator and national advance coordinator on Bachmann for President in 2011, and after she dropped out, as Lowcountry coordinator and national press assistant for Newt 2012.  B.S. in political science/public relations from USC-Beaufort, where he served as chairman of the College Republicans.  From Charleston.  twitter

Field Director  Linda Clary Umberger

(May 2015)  President and CEO of Private Sector Initiatives of GA, Inc. from June 2010.  Director of The Clary School, 1997-2008.  Assistant director at Project SHARE, 1994-96.  Executive assistant at Quest Atlanta 96, Inc. 1993-94.  B.A. in economics from Goucher College, 1986.  Has a farm in Northeast Georgia. 

Regional Field Director  Kaaren Mann

(announced May 26, 2015)  Upstate Republican activist.  twitter

Field Coordinator  Sam Vetter

(Oct. 2015)  Piedmont regional field director on Scott Walker, Inc., July-Sept. 2015.  Regional field director for Ground Game Strategies, May-July 2015.

Field - Upstate  Sarah Wilson

Field  Low County  Morganne McGuirk

(end of Sept. 2015)

Canvassing Director  Kelsey McGee

(Nov. 2015)  Support staff member at Childs & Halligan, P.A.  B.A. in psychology from University of South Carolina, 2014.

Organizational Director  T.J. Mercado


State Rep. Donna C. Hicks (District 37 - Boiling Springs) [Spartanburg Co.]

(endorsement announced July 16, 2015)

State Rep. Phyllis Henderson (District 21 - Greer) [Greenville Co.]

(endorsement announced Aug. 13, 2015)


no office

State Director  Sally Christensen

Leadership Team

(announced Dec. 2, 2015)
The Hon. Earlene Forsythe, Former Nevada Republican State Chairwoman and Former Nevada Republican Washoe County Chairwoman, Reno
Randy Greer, Senior Pastor Trinity Life Center, Las Vegas
Kim Groberg, Boutique Manager, Christian Dior, Wynn Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Dr. Rudy Manthei, DO, Founder & Managing Partner Nevada Eye & Ear, Henderson
Dr. John Minoli, MD, FACS, Minoli Plastic Surgery, Henderson
Fafie Moore, President/Broker/Owner of Realty Executives of Nevada, Las Vegas
Tanya Moore, President Las Vegas Metro Chamber Business Council 2016, Las Vegas
Dr. Mauricio E. Niño, MD, Cardiac Anesthesiologist, Partner at Anesthesiologists Consultants Inc., Las Vegas
The Hon. Lia Roberts, Former Nevada Republican State Chairwoman, Las Vegas
Sherese Settelmeyer, Wife of State Senator James Settelmeyer, Mindon
Dr. Leslie Sims, MSPH, MD, FAAO, Founder and Owner of The Sims Center Las Vegas for Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics, Las Vegas
The Hon. Amy Tarkanian, Former Nevada Republican State Chairwoman, Las Vegas
The Hon. Valerie Weber, Former Nevada State Assemblywoman, Las Vegas

(announced Dec. 14, 2015)
Mustapha Assi, Principal, MA Engineering, Las Vegas

Jennifer Baker, Political Consultant, Reno

Dorothy Foard, Owner of In Every Corner Home Furnishings, Las Vegas

Elizabeth Huang, President of the Northern Nevada Asian Pacific American Group, Reno

Hamid Panahi, Principal, HP Atelier, Las Vegas

Mike Radza, Former Officer in the Clark County Republican Party, Las Vegas

George Wyink, Principal, Euro Kitchens & Cabinets, Las Vegas

Lisa Williams, Principal, Williams Family Foundation, Reno



Former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith - served 2008-14 and was president of the United States Conference of Mayors from 2013-14.
Karrin Taylor - executive vice president of DMB Associates, Inc.

(announced Sept. 10, 2015)


State Rep. Rebecca Petty (District 94, portions of Benton County) elected Nov. 2014; works as a crime victim/child advocate consultant for Fox Valley Technical College
State Rep. Robin Lundstrum (District 87, a portion of Bention and Washington County) elected Nov. 2014; property manager at Cypress Investments LLC.
State Rep. Grant Hodges (District 96, portion of Benton County) elected Nov. 2014; works as a political researcher and consultant

(announced Nov. 17, 2015)


State Rep. Perry Buck (District 49 - Windsor)
Heidi Ganahl - CEO and founder of Camp Bow Wow Corporate

(announced June 29, 2015)
Vic Stabio - CEO of Hallador Energy
(announced July 30, 2015 along with leadership committee members below)

More Leadership Team
Stacey Alexander
, Greater Denver Area - Information Technology Marketing and Analyst Relations Consultant
Kaitlin Buck, Greater Denver Area - Business Executive, Encana Oil and Gas
Melanie Fuller, Greater Denver Area - Health & Wellness  Consultant, Arbonne International
Tony Gagliardi, Denver - National Small Business Advocate
Shultz Hartgrove, Greater Denver Area - SVP, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group
Curt Henderson, Centennial - President, Henderson Agency
Brita Horn, Mccoy - Treasurer/Public Trustee at Routt County Colorado
Margaret Laub, Greater Denver Area - Managing Partner, MML Group
Shayne Masden, Boulder - Leader of the Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group
Judy Merkel, Evergreen - President of Mountain Republican Women’s Club
Stephanie Piko, Centennial  - City Council, Centennial, CO
Scott Schaefer, Boulder - President, Embrazio
Sue Sharkey, Castle Rock - Regent, University of Colorado
Antonette Smith, Greater Denver Area - President, Connect Communications and Marketing Inc.
Robin Wise, Greater Denver Area - CEO, Junior Achievement Colorado

(announced Oct. 14, 2015)
Steve Bach - former Mayor of Colorado Springs
Suzi Bach - grassroots Republican activist
Perry Karraker - retired Air Force colonel and Boeing executive
Leondray Gholston - former vice chair of the Colorado GOP
David Pigott - attorney and managing partner at Hampton and Pigott
Max Smith - 1st vice chair of the Mesa County GOP
Sharon Smith - grassroots Republican activist
Cherrie Kell - owner Co-West Insurance, grassroots Republican activist
Kevin Kell - co-owner Co-West Insurance, grassroots Republican activist
State Rep. Jack Tate District 37



Heather Somers

(announced Sept. 1, 2015)  Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in 2014.  Member of the Groton Town Council and served as the Mayor of the Town of Groton for two years.


State House Minority Whip Deborah Hudson (District 12 - no. central New Castle Co.)
State Sen. Brian Pettyjohn (District 19 - Georgetown)

(announced June 29, 2015)


Loretta Lepore - Principal at Lepore Associates, LLC and 2014 state House candidate.
Dr. Kathleen Ruth - Scientist at the CDC.

(announced July 16, 2015)

More Leadership Team

(announced Sept. 2, 2015)
Jeanne Billa, Georgia Republican Activist
Rep. Earl Ehrhart, Georgia House of Representatives
Jef Fincher, Republican Grassroots Activist
Lavin Gartland, Georgia Republican Activist
Ron Goodbub, Republican Grassroots Activist
Lelia Hagood, Human Resources Manager
Liz Hausmann, Fulton County Commission
Jennifer Hazelton, Owner, CROCUS
Rep. Penny Houston, Georgia House of Representatives
Mere Jones, Georgia Young Republican
Kathleen Kennedy, Music Talent Manager and Former CNN Headline News Anchor
Patrick Moore, Managing Partner, Set Consulting
Katie Reeves, Fulton County School Board
Cory Ruth, Managing Partner, Mergence Global and Former Candidate Fulton County Commission


Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann
Suzanne Jaworowski - Communications and Government Affairs Director of Hallador Energy/Sunrise Coal.

(announced June 29, 2015)


U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (CD-2)

(annoounced Sept. 21, 2015)  Elected to Congress in Nov. 2008.  Kansas state treasurer, 2003-08.  member of the Kansas state senate, 2001-03.  member of the Kansas state house of representatives, 1999-2001.  Certified Public Accountant by profession.  A.A., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans., 1985; B.S., Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 1985.



State Sen. Amy Volk (District 30, Scarborough)
(announced Sept. 2, 2015)  Elected in 2014; previously served in the Maine House from 2010-14.  B.S. in human development from the University of Maine.
Former U.S. Rep. David Emery - elected to Congress in 1974 and served four terms; ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 1982 and for Congress in 1990. Resident of Rockland.
Matt Jacobson - executive director of the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative.  Served as president and CEO of Maine & Company.  Resident of Cumberland.
(announced Sept. 23, 2015)

Leadership Team

Susan Dench - founder and president of Success & Co.
Rep. Wayne Parry (District 10, Arundel)
Rep. Deb Sanderson (District 88, Chelsea)
Rep. Heather Sirocki (District 28, Scarborough)


State Director  Miryam Rabinovich

(Sept. 2015)  Chief of staff to State Rep. Shawn C. Dooley from May 2014.  Food server at Kinsale Irish Pub from Feb. 2011.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Boston University, 2014.  twitter

State Rep. Kevin Kuros (8th Worchester District)

(announced Aug. 31, 2015)
John Miller and Dr. Joan Miller

Governor’s Councillor Jen Caissie
Rep. Kate Campanale
Rep. Sheila Harrington
Rep. Shaunna O’Connell
(announced Oct. 16, 2015)



U.S. Rep. Candice Miller - (reported Sept. 23, 2015)  first elected in Nov. 2002, represents the 10th CD (the thumb).  Michigan secretary of state, 1994-2002.  Elected Macomb County Treasurer in 1992.  Elected Harrison Township Supervisor in 1980 and served 12 years.  Elected to the Harrison Township Board of Trustees in 1979.
Sen. Margaret O'Brien - (reported Sept. 19, 2015)  elected to the Senate in Nov. 2014 representing the 20th District, Kalamazoo County.  Previously served two terms in the Michigan House, 2010-14.  Portage City councilwoman.  Social worker for Catholic Charities.  Graduated from the James Madison College at Michigan State University in 1996.


State Director  Jennifer DeJournett

(Nov. 1, 2015 tweet)  Executive director of the Fridley Schools Foundation from June 2015.  Three Rivers Park Board Commissioner.  President and executive director of VOICES, training and supporting next generation of women leaders and candidates, from Nov. 2009.  Structural engineer for Target Corporation, March 2005-09.   Structural/civil engineer for Stanley Consultants in Minneapolis, March 2000-March 2005.  Structural engineer for Ceco Building Systems in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, Aug. 1997-March 2000.  Civil engineer/estimator for Kiewit in Omaha, Jan.-Aug. 1997.  B.S. in civil engineering from Iowa State University, 1996. twitter

Leadership Team

(announced Sept. 25, 2015)
Molly Corrigan Cronin
- co-chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota’s Elephant Club; board member of Center of the American Experiment.
State Sen. David Hann (District 48, southwestern Twin Cities metropolitan area)  First elected in 2002 and is Senate Minority Leader.

Vice Chair

Mike McFadden - co-CEO of Lazard Middle Market; Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 2014.


Mary Amlaw
Mike Campbell
Professor Teresa Collett
Don Evanson
Mike Franklin
Senator Paul Gazelka
Randy Gilbert
Liz Gorham
Greg Johnson
Councilmember Judy Johnson
Professor Kent Kaiser
Senator Mary Kiffmeyer
Margaret Martin
Representative Jim Nash
Michelle Rifenberg
Senator Carrie Ruud
David Strom
Dan Wolter


U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry - first elected in 2004, represents the 1st CD (Eastern NE, surrounds but does not include Omaha).  Previously a publishing industry executive in Lincoln, and served on the Lincoln City Council from 1997-2001.
Howard Hawks - founder and chairman of Tenaska, an energy company; a long-time University of Nebraska Regent and founder of The Hawks Foundation.
Rhonda Hawks - former energy industry professional; president of The Hawks Foundation.

(announced Oct. 8, 2015)


Former U.S. Rep. Nan Hayworth - represented District 19 (Hudson Valley) for one term, elected 2010.
Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (District 105 - East Fishkill)
Becki Fleischer -
Consultant for non-profits.

(announced Aug. 13, 2015)

Former U.S. Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle - represented District 25 (Rochester) for one term, elected 2010; now a commissioner at the U.S. Product Safety Commission.
Kim Bowers - president of the Erie County Federation of Republican Women and senior business analyst at Sykes Enterprises.
Janet Berl Burman - economist and Syracuse Republican chair.
Jessica Crossed Shanahan - Rochester philanthropist.
Hon. Christina Fadden Fitch - Trustee, Village of Liverpool.

(announced Nov. 12, 2015)


Member of Leadership Team
State Rep. Jon Hardister - represents District 59, Guildford, first elected in Nov. 2012.  Works in marketing and real estate investing.

(announced Oct. 23, 2015)


Leadership Team
(announced Dec. 16, 2015)
Co-Chair  Secretary of State Chris Benge, Tulsa
Co-Chair State Sen. Stephanie Bice Edmond
(endorsement announced Sept. 29, 2015)

Jill Castilla, President and CEO, Citizens Bank of Edmond, Edmond
Steve Foskin, President, CrossFirst Bank, Oklahoma City
Linda Haneborg, Owner, Linda Haneborg & Associates, Oklahoma City
Linda Huggard, Owner, Broadway Machine, Co-Chair, Oklahoma City
(endorsement announced Sept. 29, 2015)
Ed Lynn, Owner, Buffalo Wild Wings Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
David Ostrowe, Oklahoma National Guard, Oklahoma City
Karma Robinson, Vice President of Membership, The State Chamber, Oklahoma City
Hopper Smith, Veteran and former Tulsa State Representative, Tulsa

Patrice Douglas, former Mayor of Edmund

(announced Dec. 22, 2015)


Mike Brubaker - CEO of Blackford Ventures and former Pennsylvania State Senator.
Farah Jimenez, Commissioner on the School Reform Commission, non-profit and civic leader.
State Rep. Judy Ward - represents the 80th District (part of Blair County; midway between Harrisburg and Pittsburg), first elected Nov. 2014; is a registered nurse.
(announced Oct. 26, 2015)


State Rep. Marry Littleton (District 78, Cheatam Co. and part of Dickson Co.)
State Rep. Dawn White (District 37, part of Rutherford Co.)

(announced Sept. 24, 2015)


Leadership Team

(announced Sept. 27, 2015)
Co-Chair  Former Comptroller and Treasurer of Texas Susan Combs

Susan Adzick, Vice President of Sales for McLane Company (Dallas)
Erin Botsford, CEO and Founder of The Botsford Group (McKinney)
Cathy Brock, Grassroots Republican Activist and Strategist (Houston)
Tricia Conover, Former Vice President of SAP (McKinney)
Laura Ehrenberg-Chesler, Co-CEO of Crossvault Capital Management (San Antonio)
Patricia Harless, Texas State Representative (Spring)
Cyndee Herrin, Land Developer (Celina)
Carolyn Hodges, Former President of Texas Federation of Republican Women (Houston)
Celeste Hubert, Political Strategist (Austin)
Martin Hubert, Former Deputy Comptroller of Texas (Austin)
Andi Hughes, Republican Activist (Dallas)
Kristin Kaufman, Founder of Alignment Inc. (Dallas)
Paula Mann, Founder and Former CEO of Sunbelt Telecommunications (Celina)
Maribess Miller, Former Managing Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (Dallas)
Buddy Minett, Real Estate Broker (Frisco)
Cynthia Montgomery, Former Texas Banker (Dallas)
Carla Moran, Grassroots Republican Activist and Strategist (Lubbock)
Karen Newton, Auxiliary Chairman of the Texas Federation of Republican Women (San Antonio)
Carol Nichols, Founder of Circle C Ventures (Dallas)
Julie Parsley, Former Public Utility Commissioner of Texas and Texas Solicitor General (Austin)
Linda Spina, Former IBM Sales Executive (McKinney)
John Tate, Attorney (San Antonio)
Toby Tate, Community Leader and Philanthropist (San Antonio)
Beth Van Duyne, Mayor of Irving (Irving)
Kay Weeks, Realtor (Dallas)


Leadership Team

(announced Dec. 10, 2015)
Co-Chair  Senate President Wayne Niederhauser, Sandy
Co-Chair  State Auditor John Dougall, Highland

State Rep. Kim Coleman, West Jordan
Kirby Glad, Former Utah County Republican Party Officer, Orem
Mandee Grant, PR Director for GBS Benefits, Highland
State Rep. Keith Grover, Provo
State Sen. Deidre Henderson, Spanish Fork
Adrielle Herring, Former Utah County Republican Party Vice Chair, Orem
Leslie Jones, Former Campaign Manager for Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Mapleton
Councilwoman-elect Kari Malkovich, Woodland Hills
Councilwoman-elect Nicole Martin, Herriman
Rep. Dan McCay, Riverton
Michelle Mumford, Former Utah Republican Party Officer, Salt Lake City
Sarah Nitta, Small Business Owner, Highland
The Hon. Holly Richardson, Former Utah Representative, Pleasant Grove
Heather Williamson, Utah Grassroots Organizer, Eagle Mountain
Val Ziegler, Former President of the Utah Federation of Republican Women, Salt Lake City


State Director  Scot Shumski

(Sept. 2015)  School board commissioner for the Burlington School District, April 2014-April 2015.  Interim sourcing project manager at Select Design, Dec. 2013-March 2014.  Principal supbcontract manager for General Dynamics ATP, Sept. 2004-Feb. 2013.  Project management analyst at Advo, Incorporated, Sept. 2003-Sept. 2004.  Vice president ABC SE Pennsylvania, Jan.-Sept. 2003.  Northeast regional political manager for Associated Builders and Contractors, Jan. 2000-Jan. 2003.  Community outreach coordinator for the Close Up Foundation, Jan. 1998-Jan. 2000.  Director/host of Vermont News Makers, Dec. 1995-Sept. 1997.  B.A. in political science from University of Vermont, 1995.  twitter

Leadership Team

(announced Nov. 30, 2015)
State Rep. Robert Bancroft, Westford
Len Britton, business owner and former Republican U.S. Senate nominee, Barnard
Dan Cox, Baltimore
Robert Charlebois, former Managing Director, Duke Energy
Frank Gianni, Justice of the Peace, Planning Commissioner, Castleton
Zack.Holzworth, Castleton-Hubbardton School Board Member, Castleton
Seth Hopkins, Vice-Chair, Select Board, Brandon
David Kirk, School Commissioner, Burlington 
John Quinn, Chair, Northfield Select Board, Northfield
State Rep. Loren Shaw, Derby
State Sen. Peg Flory (announced Dec. 17, 2015)



Jay McConville - Defense and aerospace executive.  Former chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee from March 2012.  Republican nominee for Virginia House of Delegates from Mount Vernon in 2009. 
Fred Thompson - CAO of Thompson Hospitality, a minority-owned food service company headquartered in Reston.
(announced Oct. 19, 2015)

Leadership Team

Bruno Bottcher - grassroots Republican activist, founding member of the conservative Burgess Society
Diane L. Cullo - former White House political appointee and executive director of the Fairfax County Republican Committee
Carrie Edwards - president of White Digital, grassroots Republican activist
Mary Grey Edwards - grassroots Republican activist
Charles Gloeckner - energy executive
Kristen Manos Kalina - family law attorney, grassroots Republican activist
Lolita Mancheno-Smoak - chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Dawn Matheson - chief visionary officer of Matheson Group Inc., co-founder of Modern Republican Women Federal PAC
Kerry O'Brien - local businesswoman and grassroots Republican activist
Tiffany Webb - grassroots Republican activist
Bill Wilkin - member of the Loudoun County Republican Committee


Milwaukee County Supervisor Deanna Alexander

(annoounced Sept. 21, 2015)

National Political Director  Tom Szold   ...moved over to the campaign from Sept. 2015

(first reported by NHJournal's John DiStaso on March 24, 2015.  Campaign manager on Marilinda Garcia's 2014 campaign for Congress in NH's 2nd CD.  Iowa communications director for the RNC, June-Nov. 2012.  Senior account manager at DCI Group, Sept. 2009-June 2012.  B.A. in journalism, history from Purchase College, SUNY.  twitter

Larissa Martinez    ...moved over to operations director on the campaign from Sept. 2015

Previously director of operations for Unlocking Potential Project, Feb.-May 2015.  Senior advisor/executive director (Nov. 2013-Feb. 2015) and senior legislative assistant (Nov. 2012-Nov. 2013) to U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer.  Deputy campaign manager on Deb Fischer for U.S. Senate, Aug. 2011-Nov. 2012.  M.P.A. in public administration, political management from University of Southern California, 2011; B.A. in political science, history from the University of Georgia, 2004.

*This super PAC was originally called Carly for America, providing ample opportunity for confusion with the official campaign committee Carly for President.  On June 16, 2015, after receiving a letter of reprimand from the Federal Election Commission, the super PAC filed to change the name to Conservative, Authentic, Responsive Leadership for You and for America (CARLY for America).

The name of a nonconnected committee (including a leadership PAC) may not include the name of any candidate for federal office. (Only a candidate’s authorized committees may register with his or her name.)

Further, a nonconnected committee may not use a candidate’s name in any name under which the committee makes solicitations or other communications to the general public, unless the name clearly shows opposition to the candidate.

See the bottom of page 14 of the FEC’s Campaign Guide for Nonconnected Committees for more information:

52 USC § 30102. Organization of political committees

(e) Principal and additional campaign committees; designations, status of candidate, authorized committees, etc

(4) The name of each authorized committee shall include the name of the candidate who authorized such committee under paragraph (1). In the case of any political committee which is not an authorized committee, such political committee shall not include the name of any candidate in its name.