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Pataki for President

(page corrected December 30, 2015)

announced May 28, 2015.
Headquarters: New York, NY
see also:
pre-campaign organization

Campaign Manager  Vincent Balascio

Campaign manager on Joe Lhota's 2013 mayoral race in New York City.  Worked in Gov. Pataki's administration.

David Catalfamo

Managing director at Park Strategies since Sept. 2012; Park Strategies acquired his firm.  Principal at Capitol Public Strategies, 2008-Sept. 2012.  Principal at the Dilenschneider Group, April 2007-June 2008.  Director of communications for Gov. George Pataki, 2004-07.  Senior vice president at the Empire State Development Corporation, 1997-2004.  Legislative director in the New York State Senate, 1989-94.  B.A. in history/political science from SUNY at Albany, 1987.  twitter

Finance  Cathy Blaney

Longtime fundraiser to Pataki.  twitter


National Press Secretary  Alicia Preston

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

Field Director  Phil Junquera

(mid-June 2015)  Worked on Joe Lhota's campaign for Mayor of NYC in 2013.  Field director on George Demos for Congress in NY-1 in 2012 (withdrew in May 2012).  B.A. in political science from McGill University, 2014. 

Research Director  Matt Varvaro

(late May 2015)  Previously deputy political director on We The People, Not Washington, April-May 2015.  Legislative aide to Councilwoman Dina De Giorgio on the North Hempstead Town Board, Nov. 2014-April 2015.  Communications director on Grant Lally for Congress Aug.-Nov. 2014.  Political director on George Demos for Congress, Jan.-June 2014.  Researcher on Joe Lhota's campaign for Mayor of NYC in 2013.  B.A. degrees in politcal science and economics from Johns Hopkins, 2013.

New Hampshire Steering Committee
(announced April 2, 2015) 11 people including
State Sen. Nancy Stiles (District 24 - Hampton)
State Sen. John Reagan (District 17 - Deerfield)
Sue Prentice - member of the City Council in Lebanon
Alissa Tweedie - U.S. Navy veteran, Rye
Doug Palardy - businessman, Portsmouth
Former Sen. David Currier - owner and co-founder of Henniker Brewing Co.
Ben Gamache - owner of Gamache Properties, Manchester
Bruce Breton - businessman, serves as selectman in Windham
Paul Hamblett - real estate agent, Portsmouth
Purr Gow Whalley - co-owner of HK Powersports in Laconia
Kate Sisneroz - educator, Stratham

We the People, Not Washington [super PAC]

Office: 62 Lowell Street, Manchester   ...opening April 16, 2015