Nov. 4, 2015 O'Malley for President Announces State Leadership Teams ​
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For Immediate Release:
November 3, 2015

Haley Morris

O'Malley for President Announces State Leadership Teams 

BALTIMORE, MD - Today, O'Malley for President is announcing the endorsements of activists, local leaders, and former and current elected officials who will serve on the campaign's state leadership teams. A complete list of new and previously announced endorsers from 21 states, Washington D.C, and Puerto Rico can be found below. The following statement can be attributed to campaign manager, Dave Hamrick: 

"Our campaign is proud to have the endorsements of local leaders who, like Governor O'Malley, have a proven track record of getting things done. Our leadership teams include activists in New Hampshire, over 60 endorsers in Iowa, and current and former elected officials in Maryland who have worked with Governor O'Malley and know his record and strong leadership abilities best. Governor O'Malley is campaigning the old-fashioned way, one living room at a time. Our campaign is not one that is being backed by Washington insiders, but by local influencers on the ground who understand it's time for a bold, progressive, new leader with a proven ability of getting results." 


George Appleby, State Co-Chair

Berkley Bedell, Former US Congressman

Kevin Kinney, State Senator

Bruce Hunter, State Representative 

Bruce Bearinger, State Representative

Charlie McConkey, Iowa State Representative

Rich Taylor, Iowa  State Senator

Dan Kelley, Iowa State Representative 

Peggy Sherrets, Mayor of Oelwein

Dan Howard, Mayor of Maynard

Steven Gast, Mayor of Maxwell

Nathan Blake, School Board Member

John Murphy, Dubuque County Recorder

Steve Siegel, Wapello County Supervisor

Phil Meier, Boone County Auditor

Kelly Bennett, Assistant Jasper County Attorney

Frank Rottinghaus, Floyd County Treasurer

Joel Greer, Marshalltown City Councilor

Sandra Frericks, Blue Grass City Councilor

Matt Dalby, Ottumwa City Councilor

Sharon Acuff, Pilot Mound City Councilwoman

Rick Howard, Maynard City Council Member

Kevin Powell, Starmont Community School District Board Member

Art Behn, Dallas County Chair
Joe Judge, Monroe County Chair

Mary Hoyer, Henry County Chair

Carol Gordon, Grundy County Chair

Donna Crum, Mills County Chair

Melinda Jones, Wapello County Chair

Larry Hodgden, Cedar County Chair

Taylor Van De Krol, Jasper County Chair

Bev Strayhall, Scott County Vice Chair

Ken Kahl, Crawford County Vice Chair

Gregory Guelcher, Woodbury County Vice Chair

Cheryl Scherr, Marion County Vice Chair

Bob Petrzelka, Vice Chair Henry County Democrats

Bryan Johnson, Vice Chair of Mahaska County Democrats

Morgan Brittain, Former President of the College and Young Democrats of Iowa

Kenia Calderon, Student at Drake University and the first DREAMer nationally to endorse for the 2016 Presidential election.

Alexander Mundell, Co-Chair Grinnell College Democrats

Nancy Bobo, Polk County Activist

Kim Boggus, IDP State Central Committee Member and Affirmative Action Officer

Julie Stewart, IDP State Central Committee Member

Gary Schmidt, Polk County Activist

Karl Schilling, Polk County Activist

Heather Ryan, Polk County Activist

Mitch Henry, Polk County Activist

Lu Ann Pedrick, Former DNC Rules Committee Member  and Polk County Activist

Cal Woods, Former Des Moines Area News Anchor and Polk County Activist

Scott Heldt, Dallas County Activist and candidate for State House

Sara Riley, Linn County Activist

Nancy Riley, Linn County Activist

Peter Riley, Linn County Activist

Larry Peterson, Former Crawford County Chair

Bob Beisch, Former Wapello County Chair

Jan Evans, Marion County Central Committee Member

Tom Corrieri, Story County Central Committee Treasurer

Richard Machacek, DNC superdelegate for Obama in ’08; Fmr Buchanan County Dems Chair

Larry Stewart, Former President Charles City Chamber of Commerce

Karl Knock, Union County Activist

Sharon Holle, Scott County Activist

Rob Hubler, Former Iowa Congressional Candidate and Fairfield County Activist

Rick Mullin, Former Woodbury County Chair

Jon Heitland, Former Hardin County Chair and 2008 Electoral College Elector

Jim West, Labor Activist and SEIU Member

Jerry Hageman, CWA Local 7108 Treasurer

Ed Brown, Former Davenport Alderman

Sam Gray, Candidate for State Representative

Edgar Ortiz, Latino community activist

Alba Perez, Latino community activist 

Mary Burke, Member of SEIU

New Hampshire
Mary Rauh, Co-Chair, Former Congressional candidate, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England board member, and founding board member of the Women’s Fund of NH and the NH Women’s Initiative. 
Peter Burling, Co-Chair, Pete Burling is the Former Democratic Leader of the New Hampshire House of Representatives and Former State Senator.
Jay Surdukowski, Co-Chair & NH Counsel, Former counsel to Governor Maggie Hassan’s reelection campaign 
Dave Allen, Co-Chair, Senior Vice President at Dyn International 
Dan Calegari, Democratic activist  
Rachel Hampe, member of  the Litigation Department of McLane Middleton
Debra Hastings, Democratic activist  
Don Jorgensen, Former member of the Manchester Airport Authority and former Executive Committee Members of the Rockingham County Democratic Committee
Pam Jorgensen, Former Londonderry Town Democratic Chair and former Treasurer of the Rockingham County Democratic Committee
Ben Kelley, Co-founder of BevNow a Manchester based mobile technology company
Commissioner Paul Martineau, Welfare Commissioner of the Manchester Welfare Commission. 
Norm Patenaude, Ward 1 Vice Chair of the Portsmouth Democrats 
John Rauh, Former candidate for U.S. Senate, leading voice on election reform
Jerry Slagle, Gilford Democratic Activists  
Maureen Mann, Former State Representative
Kat McGhee, Former Chair of the Hollis Democrats
Rep. Patricia Higgins, State Representative
Lawrie Barr, Chair of Francestown Democrats
Rep. Chuck Townsend, State Representative
Matt Hancock, Vice Chair of Portsmouth Democrats
Rep. Frank Heffron, State Representative

South Carolina
State Senator Vincent Sheheen
Former State Representative Boyd Brown
Charleston City Councilman Rodney Williams
Former South Carolina Judge Mullins McLeod

Oscar Goodman, Former Las Vegas Mayor and State Chair 
Former State Rep. Andrew Martin
Dana Barooshian, Democratic Activist 

Attorney General Brian Frosh, State Chair 
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, State Chair
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, State Chair
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett, State Chair
Former Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis, State Chair
Former Maryland Democratic Party Chair Terry Lierman 
Charles County Commission President Peter Murphy
Former Governor Harry Hughes
Former Governor Parris Glendening
Former Senator Joe Tydings
Former Congressman Mike Barnes
Former Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke 
Senator Bill Ferguson
Senator Karen Montgomery
Senator Ron Young
Senator Nathaniel McFadden
Delegate Talmadge Branch
Delegate Ben Brooks
Delegate Kathleen Dumais
Delegate Bill Frick
Delegate Barbara Frush
Delegate Tawanna Gaines
Delegate Anne Healey 
Delegate Karen Young
Delegate Mary Ann Lisanti
Delegate Andrew Platt
Baltimore City Council Vice-President Ed Reisinger
Baltimore City Councilman Robert Curran
Montgomery County Councilman Tom Hucker
Mayor Peter Fosselman
Mayor of Laurel Prince George's Fred Robinson 
Mayor of Marydel Debbie Rowe
Mayor of Takoma Park Bruce Williams
Mayor of Berlin Gee Williams 
Former Wicomico County Executive Rick Pollitt 
Former Charles County Commission President Candice Quinn Kelly 
Former Delegate Ann Marie Doory

Congressman Eric Swalwell, CA-15 

Brian Schweitzer, Former Governor of Montana 
Former Attorney General Chris Gorman
Former Treasurer Jonathan Miller

Jim Cavanaugh, Douglas County Commissioner   
John Cavanaugh, Former member of Congress   
Mayor Mike Fahey, former Mayor of Omaha 
Steve Lathrop, Former State Senator 

Gary Hart, Former United States Senator, presidential candidate 
Sue Casey, Former member of Denver City Council  
Bill Holen, Arapahoe County Commissioner  
Hal Haddon, Democratic Activist  
Tom Hogg, Democratic Activist 
Paul Weissmann, Former State Senator and former State House Majority Leader 

Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz

Former Congressman John Bryant

Former Macon Mayor Jack Ellis

Former Petersburg Mayor Brian Moore

Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins

New Jersey
Former Neptune Mayor Mike Beson

Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone
Newton Alderman Jay Harney
Former Massachusetts Democratic Party Chair, and former State Representative Gerard Doherty 

Former Councilman at large, Philadelphia, Bill Green IV
Former Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy 
State Rep Mike Driscoll 

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele 

Tempe City Councilman and former State Senator David Schapira

State Senator Bill Cunningham 
Former State Comptroller Daniel W. Hynes

Washington, D.C. 
Walter Deleon, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and youngest elected official in District of Columbia history 

Puerto Rico
Senator Jorge Suárez
Representative César Hernández
Representative Sonia Pacheco
Representative Ramón Luis Cruz
Representative Carlos Bianchi 
Representative Nelson Torres Yordán