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O'Malley for President
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(page revised February 9, 2016)

Headquarters: Baltimore, MD.
announced May 30, 2015

see also: pre-campaign organizationpro-O'Malley super PAC

Campaign Manager  David Hamrick

(reported June 28, 2015)  Owner at New Partners Consulting.  With Daniel Rabin and Adam Strasberg, Hamrick co-founded RSH campaigns in 2009.  Senior advisor to Obama’s 2008 campaign in Pennsylvania and Michigan.  Consultant at Hildebrand Tewes.  Political director at the DCCC, 2005.  Coordinated Campaign director at the DSCC, 2003-04.  In 2002, Hamrick served as the Coordinated Campaign director in South Dakota where he ran the field and Native-American programs for the Tim Johnson campaign for U.S. Senate.  Worked for Gov. Ruth Ann Minner of Delaware as her representative in Washington.  With the Gore presidential campaign in Iowa, Maryland and Delaware.  Worked for U.S. Rep. John Dingell and managed his 1998 campaign.  Field organizer for the Michigan Democrats' 1996 Coordinated Campaign.  Legislative aide in the Maryland House of Delegates, 1996.  M.P.A. from The George Washington University; undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991.

Strategist  Bill Hyers

(reported Dec. 3, 2014; according to the Washington Post had been informally advising the PAC for a few months)  Partner at Hilltop Solutions from Dec. 2013.  Chief strategist on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's 2014 re-election campaign.  Announced as campaign manager for Charlie Crist's 2014 gubernatorial campaign in Florida, but left before starting.  Campaign manager for Bill de Blasio’s successful New York City mayoral campaign in 2013.  Pennyslvania state director on President Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.  Campaign manager on Gov. Steve Beshear's re-elect campaign in Kentucky, 2011.  Campaign manager on Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's 2010 gubernatorial campaign.  White House’s liaison to the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Midwest regional director on Obama's 2008 general election campaign.  Campaign manager on Jeanne Shaheen's U.S. Senate campaign in New Hampshire from Nov. 2007-July 2008.  State director on former Sen. John Edwards' Nevada caucus campaign.  Campaign manager on Michael Nutter for Mayor May 2007 Democratic primary campaign in Philadelphia.  Campaign manager for Kristen Gillibrand’s successful 2006 congressional campaign in New York’s 20th district, defeating the incumbent Republican congressman.  In Fall 2004, Hyers worked as the Coordinated Campaign Director in Alaska.  Central Iowa regional field director on John Edwards' 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign.  State field director for the Judi Dutcher for Governor primary campaign and then regional director for the Minnesota State House DFL Caucus in the 2002 cycle.  Worked on a number of local campaigns in Duluth and Minneapolis starting in 2001.  Before entering the political field, Hyers served in the U.S. Army, 1993-98; as a Military Police soldier; he was stationed in Bosnia during Operation Joint Endeavor.  B.A. in political science from St. Cloud State University in MN.  Illinois native.   twitter

Deputy Campaign Manager and COO  Adam Goers

Executive director of O'PAC from 2011.  Principal consultant at Demo Strategies since June 2008.  National finance director for Gov. O'Malley's re-election campaign, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2011.  Mid-west regional finance director on Hillary Clinton for President, Jan. 2007-Sept. 2008.  Finance director on Bruce Braley's successful 2006 campaign for Congress in Iowa.  Deputy finance director on Tim Kaine for governor campaign, Jan.-Dec. 2005.  B.A. in political science and economics from Colorado State University, 2004; M.B.A. from Wharton School of Business, 2015.  twitter

Deputy Campaign Manager-Communications/Policy/Research  Elisabeth (Lis) Smith

(started as consultant/spokeswoman in Jan. 2013 )  Also served as consultant to the Democratic Governors Association in the 2014 cycle.  Communications consultant to Adriano Espaillat primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel in June 2014 primary.  Spokeswoman on Bill de Blasio's campaign for Mayor of New York City, Sept.-Dec. 2013.  Spokeswoman for Eliot Spitzer's campaign for city comptroller in the Sept. 10, 2013 Democratic primary.  Director of rapid response on Obama's re-election campaign from Jan. 2012.  Communications director for the Democratic Governors Association under O'Malley (announced Jan. 2011).  Communications director on Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland's 2010 campaign, and in 2009 worked for New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine and Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe.  Worked on Dan Seals' congressional campaign in Illinois.  Campaign manager on Sen. Chris Koster's campaign for Attorney General in Missouri, 2007.  Press secretary on Sen. Claire McCaskill's 2006 U.S. Senate campaign.  Graduate of Dartmouth College, 2005.  twitter

Deputy Campaign Manager - Political, Constituency/Field  Karine Jean-Pierre

(reported May 7, 2015 by the New York Times)  Campaign manager for Tish James for New York City public advocate run-off campaign in 2013.  Senior advisor on Bill Thompson’s 2013 New York City mayoral campaign.  With Katie Ingebretson, another former Obama staffer, Jean-Pierre formed K+K Enterprises.  Deputy battleground states director on Obama's re-elect from Aug. 2011-May 2012.  A regional political director in the White House Office of Political Affairs.  Southern political pod person on Obama 2008's campaign.  Came to the Obama campaign after serving for four months as press secretary to U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner.  Southeast regional political director on John Edwards for President, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008.  State and local outreach coordinator at Wal-Mart Watch, 2006-07.  Deputy chief of staff for New York City Councilman James Sanders, 2004-06.  Director of legislative and budget affairs for New York City Council Member James F. Gennano.  Master's degree in public policy from Columbia University's School of International  and Public Affairs, 2003.  twitter

Irish Americans for O'Malley (launch Nov. 5, 2015)

Press Secretary  Haley Morris

(April 2015)  Most recently communications director on U.S. Rep. Gary Peters' 2014 campaign for U.S. Senate in Michigan, and previously communications director to Peters in his congressional office.  Midwest regional press secretary for the DCCC in the 2012 cycle.  Press assistant, then deputy press secretary to Sen. Sherrod Brown, 2009-10.  Graduate of Dartmouth College, 2008.  twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Sean Savett

(June 2015)  Junior press secretary (April-June 2015), press assistant (May 2014-April 2015) and media outreach fellow (july 2013-May 2014) at the AFL-CIO.  Press and finance assistant at Louise Slaughter for Congress, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from University of Rochester, 2012.  twitter

Director of Hispanic Media  Jose Aristimuño

(reported by Buzzfeed's Adrian Carrasquillo on Sept. 1, 2015)  Political contributor to various media outlets; founder (May 2012) and CEO of Latino Giant.  Political columnist at ZGS Communications, Feb.-Oct. 2014.  Associate at Dewey Square Group, Jan. 2012-July 2014.  B.A. in political science from American University, 2012; working towards a J.D. from American University's Washington School of Law.  Originally from Venezuela. twitter

Deputy Press Secretary  Matt Corridoni

(from May 2015 as comunications aide; previously a press associate at O'PAC from Aug. 2014-May 2015)  M.A. in political communication from American University, 2015; B.A. in political science and theatre arts from Marymount Manhattan College, 2013.

Policy Director  Kalen Pruss

(2015)  Special assistant to the Secretary at the Department of Labor, July 2013-Feb. 2015.  Confidential assistant to the Assistant Attorney General (U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division), July 2012-July 2013.  Speechwriter and editorial assistant at the Center for American Progress, July 2010-July 2012.  B.S. in environment, history from University of Michigan, 2010.

Foreign Policy Director  Stephen Lassiter

(May 2015)  Senior legislative assistant (Jan. 2013-July 2014) and legislative assistant (March 2011-Jan. 2013) to U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (MN).  Legislative correspondent (Aug. 2010-March 2011) and staff assistant (March-Aug. 2010) to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagen (NC).  Teacher and MUN organizer at the Ramallah Frends School, Aug. 2007-June 2009.  Working toward an M.P.A. in international relations from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University; undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007

Director of Policy Development  Daniel Gaynor

(May 2015)  Chief speechwriter to the Administrator of USAID, Feb. 2014-May 2015.  Editorial chief (Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014) and digital strategist and writer (Feb. 2012-Feb. 2013)  at the Truman National Security Project and Center for National Policy.  B.A. in political science, media, journalism from Washington University in St. Louis, 2010.

Digital Director  Madeleine Perry

(first reported by MSNBC's Nisha Chittal on June 12, 2015)  Digital director and veterans press lead for U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT), March 2014-June 2015.  Deputy director at Bully Pulpit Interactive, Feb. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Digital director and campaign photographer at Friends of Sherrod Brown, June-Nov. 2012.  Photographer (Nov. 2011-Aug. 2012), senior digital coordinator (Nov. 2011-July 2012) and digital program manager (April 2011-July 2012) at the DNC.  Technologist at Echo & Co. March 2006-March 2011.  B.A. in English from Washington College, 2005.  twitter

Chief Technology Officer  Ian Ferguson

(May 2015; reported by MSNBC's Nisha Chittal as director of data and analytics on June 12, 2015)  Most recently worked as a freelance software engineer.  Senior software engineer at OnDeck, Sept. 2013-Sept. 2014.  Software engineer and team tech lead for Catalist, Dec. 2012-Aug. 2013.  Regional data director for the Mid-Atlantic, Great Lakes & Northeast on Obama for America, Feb.-Nov. 2012.  Software engineer (Nov. 2010-Feb. 2012) and data acquistion specialist (Aug.-Nov. 2010) for Catalist.  Field organizer in rural VA on Obama for President, June-Nov. 2008.  B.S. in computing information and technology from Guilford College, 2010.

Director of Public Engagement  Gabriela Domenzain

(first reported by Buzzfeed's Adrian Carrasquillo on May 29, 2015)  Principal at the Raben Group, Aug. 2013-Jan. 2015.  National director of Hispanic press at Obama for America, June 2011-Nov. 2012.  Communications director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, June 2010-April 2011.  Associate producer at Univision in Miami.  Liaison at the National Council of La Raza.  Master's degree in journalism from New York University; undergraduate degree from University of Chicago, 1998.  From Miami, FL.  twitter

Deputy Political Director  Mollie Byron 

(started as Maryland director in June 2015)  Legislative liaison for the Prince George's County Executive's Office from Feb. 2015. Deputy legislative officer (Aug. 2014-Jan. 2015), and deputy director of intergovernmental affairs (July 2012-Jan. 2015) to Gov. Martin O'Malley; Capital Area intergovernmental ffairs coordinator for Gov. O'Malley's Office Of Community Initiatives, March 2011-Nov. 2012.  Western Maryland campaign coordinator on Gov. O'Malley's 2010 re-election campaign.  J.D. from the University of the District Columbia, 2010; B.A. in human services, sociology from The George Washington University.  twitter

Southern Regional Political Director  David Opong-Wadee

(May 2015)  Legislative assistant (July 2013-May 2015) and staff assistant (Feb.-July 2013) in the U.S. House.  Field organizer for OFA-Iowa in Dubuque, Jones and Delaware Cos., Aug.-Nov. 2012.  B.A.  in political science from Grinnell College, 2012.

Midwest Regional Political Director  Brad Elkins

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

Northeast Regional Political Director  Michael Edwards

(June 2015)  Campaign manager on Glen Gainer for Congress (WV), Feb.-Nov. 2014.  Deputy campaign manger on Adam Haber for Nassau County Executive, July-Sept. 2013.  Coordinated campaign director for the Indiana Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  Dirctor of outreach for U.S. Chamber Watch, 2011-12.  Campaign director for Defeat Poverty DC, Jan.Nov. 2010.  Program manager at Winning connections, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  National outreach director for the Children's Defense Fund, June 2007-July 2008.  Field coordinator for the ONE Campaign, June 2006-June 2007.  B.A. in political science and government from Simpson College, 2000.

Director of Scheduling and Advance  Erin Gorman

(May 2l015)  Advisor at O'PAC, Jan.-May 2015.  Finance director on Vincent Sheheen for South Carolina, July-Dec. 2014.  Deputy finance director-national fundraising at Alyson Schwartz for Governor, April 2013-May 2014. Governors liaison (Oct. 2011-March 2013) and assistant to the executive director (Jan. 2011-Aug. 2012) at the Democratic Governors Association.  Director of fundraising events/finance associate at Friends of Martin O'Malley, Dec. 2009-Jan. 2011.

?Media Consulting  Jimmy Siegel

(reported by the Washington Post's John Wagner on May 15, 2015...extent of involvement not clear yet)  Principal at Siegel Strategies.  Worked at the advertising agency BBDO for over 20 years through Dec. 2005; started as a junior copywriter and ultimately becoming vice chairman, senior executive creative director and member of the Board.  Creative director on Eliot Spitzer's 2006 campaign for governor.  Among other campaigns he worked on Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign.  Author of four novels.

National Finance Director  Michael Kurtz

(May 2015)  National finance director on Alison for Kentucky, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2015.  Mid-Atlantic finance director at the DNC, Feb.-Dec. 2013.  Senior deputy Midwest finance director on Obama for America, April 2011-Nov. 2012.  Deputy finance director on Friends of Martin O'Malley, May 2009-April 2011.  B.A. in political science and government from The George Washington University, 2009.

Midwest Finance Director  Jacob Kleinrock

(June 2015)  Finance director on Linda for Nashville, March-May 2015.  Deputy finance director on Mark Schauer for Governor, (MI) Aug. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Managing director (July 2012-July 2013) and development associate (July 2011-July 2012) at Berger Hirschberg Strategies.  Field rep. on Mike McWherter fo Governor, May-Aug. 2010.  B.A. degree from Hamilton College.

Finance Associate  Michael Woicekowski

(June 2015)  Associate at DDC, Jan.-June 2015.  Deputy finance director, and earlier call time manager and finance assistant  on Callis for Illinois, Sept. 2013-Nov. 2014.  Bachelor's degree in international relations and affairs from American University, 2012.

Finance Associate  Annie Osborne

Started as a finance associate for O'PAC in Nov. 2013.  D.A. in public policy, political  science, Spanish from Dck University, 2013.

Finance Chairman  Martin G. Knott, Jr.

President of Knott Mechanical since 1996, responsible for business development and contract management.  The company, which does HVAC service and installation, was founded in 1972 as Martin G. Knott and Associates by Martin G. Knott, Sr..  B.B.A from Xavier University, 1994.  Philanthropist; grandson of Henry J. Knott, Sr., an important developer in Baltimore in post-World War II.  twitter

Chief Financial Officer  Hailey Arends

Principal and founder (Sept. 2014) of Capitol Operations, LLC.  Vice president and business manager at New Partners Consulting, Inc, May 2010-Sept. 2014.  CFO on Deeds for Governor, July 2009-Jan. 2010.  Compliance consultand on Virginians for Wagner, Jan. 2008-Dec. 2009. Director of Compliance and operations on Terry McAuliffe for Governor, Jan.-June 2009.  Budget director and interim CFO on Hillary Clinton for President, April 2007-Oct. 2008.  Financial administrator in the Office of U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, Jan.-April 2007.  Director of production and operations on the DSCC independent expenditure, March-Dec. 2006.  Comptroller on Tim Kaine for Governor, Jan.-Dec. 2005.  Director of operations at America Coming Together, March-Nov. 2004.  Bachelor's degree in political science from Aquinas College, 2002.

Deputy CFO  Daniel Ensign

(from May 2015; started out at the PAC as finance assistant April 2013-Aug. 2014, then deputy political director Aug. 2014-May 2015)  Prior to  the PAC, Ensign worked internships at the NJDC, DNC and White House.  B.S. in finance from University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, 2012.  From Louisville, KY.  twitter

General Counsel Joseph Sandler

Partner at Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock.  General counsel to the DNC for 15 years starting in Feb. 1993. Partner at Arent Fox, 1989-93.  Staff counsel for the DNC, 1986-89.  Associate at Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn in Washington, DC, 1978-86.  J.D. from Harvard Law School, 1978; A.B. from Harvard University, 1975.

Deputy General Counsel Dara Lindenbaum

Senior associate at Sandler Reiff Lamb Rosenstein & Birkenstock since Sept. 2013.  Associate counsel in the voting rights project at the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Jan. 2012-Sept. 2013.   J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, 2011; B.S. in art history from Northeastern University, 2005.

Treasurer  Terry Lierman

Founder of Summit Global Ventures.  President of Energy One.  Chief of staff to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer May 2007-Dec. 2011.  Chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party, elected Dec. 2004 and served to May 2007.  National finance co-chair of Dean for America.  Partner of Health Ventures, LLC, 2001-05.  Democratic nominee for Congress against U.S. Rep. Connie Morella in MD-8 in 2000.  Founder and president of Capitol Associates, Inc., 1984-2001.  Staff director of U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations and of the Labor Health and Human Services (HHS) Appropriations Subcommittee.  Started at the National Institutes of Health.  Master's degree from University of Wisconsin; B.A. from Winona State University.  Native of Beloit, WI.

National Co-Chair 

Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer (MT) - elected Nov. 2004 and served two terms, Jan. 2005-Jan. 2013.  (announced Oct. 23, 2015)


Headquarters:  405 SW 8th Street, Des Moines    ...O'Malley opened May 30, 2015  |  @omalleyforia

Cedar Rapids:  1953 First Ave. NE, Suite B1, Cedar Rapids  52403   ...O'Malley opened on Aug. 5, 2015
Sioux City
:  1408 Nebraska St., Sioux City  51105
   ...O'Malley opened on Aug. 15, 2015
Waterloo:  329 E 4th St, Waterloo  50703   ...O'Malley to open on Dec. 28, 2015

State Director  Jake Oeth

(post-Nov. 4, 2015 elections; reported Jan. 27, 2015 by Politico)  Political director on U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley's 2014 U.S. Senate campaign from April 2013.  District director to Braley, Jan.-March 2013.   Political director on Braley for Congress, April 2011-Dec. 2012.  Legislative correspondent for Sen. Tom Harkin, May 2009-Dec. 2010.  B.A. in politics, business, history from Loras College.  twitter

Iowa Caucus Director  Joe O'Hern

(reported by Iowa Starting Line on May 14, 2015)  Deputy director/voter contact director of the Iowa Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign for the 2014 cycle.  Field director on U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell (IA-3)'s 2010 campaign.  O'Hern also ran congressional campaigns in Illinois and worked for the DCCC. twitter

Deputy State Director  Kristen Sosanie

Briefly southern regional press secretary at the DNC.  Communications director for the South Carolina Democratic Party, Feb. 2013-Feb. 2015.  Minnesota press lead for The Action, Nov. 2012-Jan. 2013.  Minnesota communications director at Obama for America, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Communications director (Jan.-Oct. 2011) and deputy communications director (June 2009-Jan. 2011) at the Minnesota DFL.  Assistant communications director in the U.S. House, Jan. 2006-June 2009.  Analyst at Government Relations Inc., 2004-05.   M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, 2007; B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2006.   twitter

Press Secretary  Carlee Griffeth

(Aug. 2015; started on the press team in Baltimore per May 14, 2015 tweet from Lis Smith).  Deputy communications director for the South Carolina Democratic Party, Sept.-Nov. 2014.  Assistant account executive at S&S Public Relations in the SF Bay area, June-Aug. 2014.  Internships.   B.A. in visual media arts from Emerson College, 2012.  twitter

Field Director  Whitney Larsen

Graduate of University of Wisconsin-Madison.  twitter

Operations Director  Benjamin Chou

(May 2015)  Political associate at O'Malley's O'PAC, Aug. 2014-May 2015.  B.A. in political science from Rice University, 2013.  Extensive internship experience on campaigns and in government.


Regional Field Directors
Cedar Rapids  Seth Cohen

(May 2015)  Deputy paid canvass director for the Iowa Democratic Party, July-Nov. 2014.  Field director on Friends of Doug Duncan in Montgomery Co, MD, March-June 2014.  Finance on Rick Wade for Senate, Jan.-March 2014.  Field organizer for the Human Rights Campaign in Danville, VA area, Aug.-Nov. 2013.  Field director on Andy Ball for Boone (NC), May-Aug. 2013.  Field organizer in Hickory, NH on Obama's Organizing for America, June-Nov. 2012.  Degree in political science from Appalachian State University, 2013.  twitter

Iowa City  Sean McEnerney

Campaign manager in Iowa for several state senate candidates for the Senate Majority Fund, May-Nov. 2014.  Special assistant to the Queens Borough President, Jan.-May 2014.  Campaign coordinator on Melinda Katz 2013, Jan.-Nov. 2013.  Field organizer and policy research assistant on the Grace for New York congressional campaign, latter part of 2012.  B.A. in political science and government from New York University, 2012.  twitter

Waterloo  Alexander Freedman

(June 2015)  Campaign manager on Rostom Sakissian for L.A. City Council, Jan.-March 2015.  Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party, May-Nov. 2014.  Research analyst/tracker at Friends of Chris Murphy, June-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in international relations and affairs from Syracuse University, 2013.

Polk County  Eric Litmer

Election specialist at Everytown for Gun Safety, June 2013-April 2015.  Regional field director at Obama for America in Harrisburg, PA, Oct. 2011-Nov. 2012.  Project assistant at the Fair Elections Legal Network, Aug.-Oct. 2011.  Research assistant at Plouffe Strategies, July-Nov. 2010.  Field organizer on the Obama campaign in Connecticut, Ohio and Oregon, Jan.-Dec. 2008; started as a field intern in Manchester, NH, Aug. 2007-Jan. 2008.  B.A. in political science from The George Washington University, 2010.  twitter

Western Iowa  Claire McGuire

Undergraduate degree in political science from Cornell College.  Originally from Montana.  twitter

Field Organizers include:
Des Moines - Jordan Sabine (June 2015)  Undergraduate at Drake University ('17).  Interned for Iowa House Democrats, Feb.-May 2015.  Field organizer for the League of Conservation Voters, Aug.-Nov. 2014. 

Des Moines - Craig Kornblum (June 2015)  M.B.A. (2015) and B.S. in sports/entertainment/event management (2014) from Johnson & Wales University.  Experience includes field organizer for the RI Democratic Party, Oct.-Nov. 2014; and regional field director and intern on Angel Taveras for Governor campaign.

Iowa City - Ben Kramer (June 2015)  B.A. degrees in government and politics and history from University of Maryland College Park, 2015.  Admitted to University of Virginia Law School.

Burlington - Michael Von Barnhill III (June 2015)  Field organizer on the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign, May-Nov. 2014.  B.S. in political science from East Carolina University.

Earliest Endorsements
Melinda Jones - county chair for the Wapello County Democrats and member of the Iowa Democratic Party's state central committee (July 16, 2015)
former U.S. Rep. Berkley Bedell (Aug. 14, 2015)

Co-Chair  George Appleby - partner in Carney Appleby Law for more than twenty years. He has practiced law in Des Moines and throughout Iowa since 1979.

State Legislators
Sen. Kevin Kinney (District 39, Keokuk Co. and parts of Johnson and Washington Cos.) >
Sen. Rich Taylor
(District 42, Mount Pleasant area) >
Rep. Bruce Bearinger (District 64, Oelwein) >
Rep. Bruce Hunter (District 34, Des Moines) >
Rep. Dan Kelley
(District 29, Jasper County) >
Rep. Charlie McConkey
(District 15, Council Bluffs) >

Endorsements ...chronological
(announced Sept. 8, 2015)
State Sen. Rich Taylor (District 42, Mount Pleasant area) >
State Rep. Dan Kelley (District 29, Jasper County) >
former U.S. Rep. Berkley Bedell
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
Bev Strayhall, Scott County Vice Chair
Nathan Blake, School Board Member (Des Moines-Polk County)
John Murphy, Dubuque County Recorder
Steve Seigel, Wapello County Supervisor
Kim Boggus, IDP State Central Committee Member and Affirmative Action Officer (Des Moines-Polk County)
Julie Stewart, IDP State Central Committee Member (Dallas County)
Edgar Ortiz, Latino community activist (Des Moines-Polk County)
Mary Burke, Member of SEIU (Davenport)

(announced Oct. 5, 2015)
State Rep. Charlie McConkey (District 15, Council Bluffs) >
Steven Gast, Mayor of Maxwell
Joel Greer, Marshalltown City Councilor
Phil Meier, Boone County Auditor
Kelley Bennett, Assistant Jasper County Attorney
Sandra Frericks, Blue Grass City Councilor
Matt Dalby, Ottumwa City Councilor
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
Bob Petrzelka, Vice Chair Henry County Democrats
Bryan Johnson, Vice Chair of Mahaska County Democrats
Frank Rottinghaus, Floyd County Treasurer
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
Alexander Mundell, Co-Chair Grinnell College Democrats

(announced Oct. 27, 2015)
State Sen. Kevin Kinney (District 39, Keokuk Co. and parts of Johnson and Washington Cos.) >
State Rep. Bruce Bearinger (District 64, Oelwein) >
State Rep. Bruce Hunter (District 34, Des Moines) >
Peggy Sherrets, Mayor of Oelwein
Dan Howard, Mayor of Maynard
Sharon Acuff, Pilot Mound City Councilwoman
Rick Howard, Maynard City Council Member
Art Behn, Dallas County Chair
Nancy Bobo, Polk County Activist
Ken Kahl, Crawford County Vice Chair
Sara Riley, Linn County Activist
Nancy Riley, Linn County Activist
Peter Riley, Linn County Activist
Larry Peterson, Former Crawford County Chair
Morgan Brittain, Former President of the College and Young Democrats of Iowa
Bob Beisch, Former Wapello County Chair
Jan Evans, Marion County Central Committee Member
Gregory Guelcher, Woodbury County Vice Chair
Cheryl Scherr, Marion County Vice Chair
Tom Corrieri, Story County Central Committee Treasurer
Richard Machacek, DNC superdelegate for Obama in ’08; Fmr Buchanan County Dems Chair
Kevin Powell, Starmont Community School District Board Member
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

(announced Nov. 16, 2015)
Tom Henderson, Polk County Chair
Gary Gelner, Hancock County Chair
Brian Gerjets, Cherokee County Chair
Julie Geopfert, Webster County Chair  
Beth Vogt, Crawford County Chair
Kathy Kerns, Cass County Vice Chair
Kathy Geronzin, Jackson County Vice Chair
Nevon Conrad, Fort Dodge City Council Member
Pat Gill, Woodbury County Auditor
Perla Alarcón-Flory, Sioux City School Board Member
Tina Patterson, Vice President of Lin-Mar Board of Education
Matthew Goodman, Ames City Councilman
John Klaus, Former Ames City Attorney
Bob Leonard, President, Wartburg College Democrats
Lexi Fairbanks, President Young Democrats Morningside College
James Farnan, Vice President Young Dems Morningside College
Donald Weatherwax III, Linn County Central Committee Member
Clark Reike,  Linn County Central Committee Member  
Drew Kloetzer, Former Hardin County Chair
Patricia Malinee, Recording Secretary, Scott County Democrats
Highland Nichols, Former Clinton County Chair 
Karen Havlicek, Woodbury County Dems
Steve Gorman, candidate for State Representative
Alba Perez, Latino community activist
Cheri Doane, Marion County activist
Marilee Monroe, Former Floyd County Recorder and Former President of Iowa State Association of Counties
Tracy Hatfield, Muscatine County Activist
Don Smith, Former Poweshiek County Chair

STAR*PAC (announced Dec. 14, 2015)

Immigration and Refugee New Leadership Committee

(announced Jan. 6, 2016)  comprised of 21 elected officials, activists, community leaders, DREAMers, and supporters across Iowa.


Headquarters:  223 South Willow Street, Manchester   ...opened June 17, 2015  |  @omalleyfornh

Keene:  149 Emerald St.
Portsmouth:  75 Congress St.

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 Democratic 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.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Matt Sheaff

(reported by New Hampshire Union Leader's Dan Tuohy on May 20, 2015)  Communications director for Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg from Jan. 2015..  Communications director  for the Mass. Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development from June 2014.  Communications director for the Mass. Department of Housing and Community Development from Oct. 2012.  Senior communications advisor for the Office of Head Start at HHS, Oct. 2009-Oct. 2012.  Communications director at AFOP, Jan.-Oct. 2009.  Deputy press secretary at Strong American Schools, March-Dec. 2008.  Director of the Performance Institute, June 2006-March 2008.  B.A. in politics from Saint Anselm College, 2006.  twitter

Field Director  Elsie Raymer

Field director on Kuster for Congress, April-Aug. 2014.  GOTV director on Mike Cryans for Executive Council, Feb.-March 2014.  State campus director for NextGen Climate Action, Aug.-Nov. 2013.  Legal assistant at MoloLamken LLP, Feb.-Aug. 2013.  Field organizer for Obama for America in Durham, NH, May-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from Vassar College, 2012.  Field intern on Obama for America in Madison, WI from July 2008.  twitter

Regional Field Directors
Alex Vuskovic

Campaign coordinator on Joan Buchanan for State Senate in Walnut Creek, CA, Jan.-March 2015.  Field organizer in Keene for the New Hampshire Democratic Party, Aug.-Nov. 2015.  Field organizer on Kuster for Congress, May-Aug. 2014.  Intern for NextGen Climate in San Francisco, Nov. 2013-June 2014.  Bachelor's degree in political science from UC Berkeley, 2014.  twitter

T.J. DeKemper


John Tackeff

(May 2015) Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia in the Kathleen Murphy for Delegate Jan. 2015 special election.  Field organizer for the New Hampshire Democratic Party in Portsmouth, NH, June-Nov. 2014.  Also served as an organizing fellow and campus organizing fellow for Obama for America, June-Nov 2012.  Undergraduate degree in government and international politics from George Mason University.  twitter

Field Organizers
Hanover - Mariah Hill
(Aug. 2015)  Most recently served as a legislative intern to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI).  B.A. in political science from Albion College, 2012.

Portsmouth - Sam Taylor
Started with O'Malley as a policy intern in Baltimore, June-Aug. 2015.  Consulting apprentice and technical writer fro M Powered Strategies, Oct. 2014-May 2015.  B.A. in political science from UMass Amherst, 2014.

Steering Committee
(announced Oct. 22, 2015)
Peter Burling, Co-Chair

(early endorser - reported by the Valley News on May 29, 2015)  Former State Senator, 2006-08; former State Representative, served in the House from 1988-94 and 1996-2004 including as Democratic Leader.  DNC committeeman for 6 1/2 years until resignation in Nov. 2014.  From Cornish.  

Mary Rauh, Co-Chair

Currently serves on the board of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and was a founding board member of the Women’s Fund of NH and the NH Women’s Initiative.

Dave Allen, Co-Chair

Currently a senior vice president at Dyn International and has been recognized as a New England Super Lawyer, Rising Star each year from 2009-13 by Law and Politics Magazine.

Jay Surdukowski, Co-Chair & NH Counsel

Specializes in New Hampshire campaign finance law at Sulloway and Hollis. Served as counsel to Gov. Maggie Hassan’s re-election campaign in 2014.  New Hampshire native. 

Dan Calegari - (early endorser - see The Washington Post March 29, 2015) has worked on six presidential campaigns and numerous congressional and gubernatorial races in NH since 1975. Before joining the Southern New Hampshire Services team, he served as special assistant for constituent services for Senator Jeanne Shaheen.   ...AP's Ken Thomas notes that Calegari and O'Malley both worked on Gary Hart's campaign in 1983.
Rachel Hampe - member of in the Litigation Department of McLane Middleton.
Debra Hastings - health care professional and local Democratic activist.
Don Jorgensen - early supporter of President Barack Obama; former member of the Manchester Airport Authority.
Pam Jorgensen - former Londonderry Town Democratic chair and former treasurer of the Rockingham County Democratic Committee.
Ben Kelley - practices commercial real estate at Brady Sullivan.  Also a co-founder of BevNow, a Manchester based mobile technology company.
Commissioner Paul Martineau - Welfare Commissioner of the Manchester Welfare Commission; has served in elected office for 14 years in Manchester.
Norm Patenaude - Ward 1 vice chair of the Portsmouth Democrats.  A certified adjudicator; currently chairs the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board at the NH Department of Labor.
John Rauh - one of the country’s leading voices on election reform.  Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in 1992.
Jerry Slagle - an early supporter of President Barack Obama and remains a local Democratic activist in Gilford.
Other New Hampshire Endorsements
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

(announced Nov. 19, 2015)
Manchester Community Leaders

Catherine Cavanaugh,
 Manchester Grassroots Organizer and former NARAL board member
John Clayton,
 Former Union Leader columnist and author
Dan O'Neil,
 Manchester Alderman

Marty Quirk,

Matt and Jody Wilhelm,
 Manchester Community Leaders, CityYear and AmeriCorps Alumni

Additional Endorsements
Hon. Betsy Burtis
, Former State Representative
Hon. John Mann, 
State Representative

Hon. Catherine Mullholland,
 Former State Representative

Pete Spanos,
 Sullivan County Community Leader

(announced Jan. 12, 2016)
Paul Bauer, Town Chair, Newfields
Paul Drager, Town Chair, Somersworth 
Bridie Pierce, Town Chair, Winchester
Pat Clark, Town Chair, Tilton
Dave Sandmann, Former Town Chair, Stratham
Dan Moore, Chairman of New Hampton Conservation Commission
Jan Williams, Small Business Owner
Bianca Acebron Peco, Candidate for State Representative 
Ronnie Cooper, Candidate for State Representative
Tom Thibeault, Democratic activist
Roland Bergeron, Manchester Small Business Owner and Community Leader


Chair  Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman


Former State Rep. Andrew Martin
Dana Barooshian, Democratic Activist


State Director  Tyler Jones

(reported by The State on Dec. 4, 2015)  Associate director of the South Carolina House Democratic Caucus from Jan. 2009, serving as senior advisor and spokesman for House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford.  Associate at McIntosh Consulting, LLC from Aug. 2008.  Director of marketing at Qutera, Inc. Sept. 2011-March 2012.  Political director on Linda Ketner for Congress, Feb.-Aug. 2008.  Lowcountry field director on John Edwards for President, Jan. 2007-Feb. 2008.  B.A. in political science from Charleston Southern University, 2007.  twitter


(announced Oct. 22, 2015)

Political Co-Chair  State Sen. Vincent Sheheen

State Senator representing District 27 (Camden).  Attorney.  Democratic nominee for governor in 2014 and 2010, losing to Nikki Haley..  Prosecutor from the City of Camden, 2000. J.D. from University of South Carolina, 1996; B.A. from Clemson University 1993.  twitter

Political Co-Chair  Former State Rep. H. Boyd Brown

(one of O'Malley earliest supporters; see for example RT March 20, 2015 or The Washington Post March 29, 2015)  Member of the DNC since May 2012.  Commercial real estate broker.  Former state legislator, elected at age 22 in 2008 and served two terms; did not seek re-election in 2012.  B.A. in political science from University of South Carolina, 2007.  From Winnsboro (Fairfield County).  twitter

Steering Committee  Charleston City Councilmember Rodney Williams

Elected in Nov. 2013 as the Charleston City Councilmember for District 2.  Economic development consultant and the owner of Williams and Associates Consulting LLC.  Native of Charleston and resides in West Ashley.

Steering Committee  Phil Noble

Owner of Phil Noble & Assoc. and PoliticsOnline from 1973.  Co-founder (2012) of Envision South Carolina.  Candidate for Lt. Governor in 1994.  Founder and executive director of the Palmetto Project, a community service group, 1985-92.  President of the South Carolina New Democrats, an independent reform group started by former Governor and US Secretary of Education Richard Riley.  B.S. in history and political scienc from Birmingham-Southern College, 1974.  twitter

Finance Chair  Mulllins McLeod

Attorney at McLeod Law Group, LLC in Charleston.  Candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2010, but withdrew from the race in Feb. 2010.  Served two terms as the Chairman of the Charleston County Democratic Party.  J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law, 1997.  Undergraduate degree from Wofford College, 1994.  Originally from Waterboro, SC.  twitter


(announced Nov. 6, 2015)
Trip King - 2008 Biden SC director
John Moylan - 2004 and 2008 John Edwards for President SC state chair
Ginger Crocker - former state representative

(state leadership teams from 21 states, DC and PR announced on Nov. 3, 2015)



Tempe City Councilman and former State Senator David Schapira



U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15, Dublin)  announced July 24, 2015



Gary Hart, former U.S. 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


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



Former Macon Mayor Jack Ellis



Former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz


State Senator Bill Cunningham

Former State Comptroller Daniel W. Hynes



Former Attorney General Chris Gorman
Former Treasurer Jonathan Miller



Attorney General Brian Frosh
Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett
Former Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis

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


Boston City Councilor Matt O'Malley
Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone
Newton Alderman Jay Harney
Former Mass. Democratic Party chair and former State Rep. Gerard Doherty


Chair  Jim Erickson 

Attorney at Erickson, Bell, Beckman & Quinn in Roseville.


Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer

(national co-chair; see above)


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



Former Nepturn Mayor Mike Beson


Chair  Adam Stolz

Founding principal of Stolz Management Advisors.



Newburg Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins



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



Former U.S. Rep. John Bryant



Former Petersburg Mayor Trevor Elkins



Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele



(announced Sept. 4, 2015)
Sen. Jorge Suárez
Rep. César Hernández
Rep. Sonia Pacheco
Rep. Ramón Luis Cruz
Rep. Carlos Bianchi
Rep. Nelson Torres Yordán

*On May 14, 2015 the Baltimore Sun reported "Former governor Martin O'Malley on Friday will sign a lease for 7,200 of office space across the street from Baltimore's Penn Station..."

Former Staff
Policy Director  Sarah Miller

(reported by MSNBC's Alex Seitz-Wald on Nov. 20, 2014, "brought on about two months ago")  Worked at the Treasury Department.  Speechwriter and advisor to John Podesta at the Center for American Progress.  Worked on the policy team of Clinton's 2008 campaign.

Press Team  Emily Pochter 

(May 14, 2015 tweet from Lis Smith)  Research director and deputy communications director at, from Feb. 2014.  Associate at SKDKnickerbocker, Jan. 2013-Feb. 2014.  Rapid response coordinator/special projects assistant at Obama for America in Columbus, OH, Aug.-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in international relations and environmental studies from Rhodes College, 2012.  twitter

Press Director  Megan Adams

(announced Oct. 30, 2014)  Executive coordinator (from June 2014), special assistant to the president (April 2013-June 2014), and special assistant to the chief of staff and CFO (June 2012-April 2013) at the Center for American Progress.  Foreign policy intern at the Clinton Foundation, Jan.-June 2012.  B.A. in political science, international studies from University of Kansas, 2011.  twitter