Trump 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, Colorado
Donald J. Trump for President 
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Senior Advisor  Patrick Davis

(promoted to senior advisor Sept. 2016; announced as state director July 18, 2016; also state director during the primary period)  Founder (Jan. 2005) and principal at Patrick Davis Consulting, LLC in Colorado Springs; has worked on numerous campaigns.  Political director of the NRSC during the 2004 cycle.  Executive director of the South Dakota Republican Party, 1995-99.  Field desk coordinator for Northwestern states on the 1992 Bush-Quayle campaign.  Assistant to the Deputy Director of Political Affairs at the White House, 1990.

State Director  Mike Lukach

(Sept. 2016; briefly served as Minnesota state director)  Managed Kip Tom's campaign  for Congress in the IN-3 Republican primary, Oct. 2015-May 2016.  South Carolina political director on Scott Walker's presidential campaign, July-Sept. 2015, and on his Our American Revival, April-July 2015.  Campaign manager on Stewart Mills' campaign for Congress in Minnesota's 8th CD, Feb.-Nov. 2014 (one of the most closely contested races of the cycle).  Campaign manager on Ron Walters for Congress in Charleston, WV, Sept. 2013-Jan. 2014.  Campaign manager on Judy Biggert for Congress in Illinois, Feb.-Dec. 2012.  B.A. in government from William & Mary, 2006.  twitter

Political Director  Jefferson Thomas

(Aug. 2016)  Political director for the Colorado Republican Committee from March 2016.  RNC deputy state director for Colorado, July 2015-March 2016.  Administrative graduate assistant for Univ. of Missouri football, June 2014-June 2015.  Principal and founder of The Fulcrum Group, LLC, June 2012-June 2015.  Campaign manager on Bill Reineke for State Rep. in Tiffin, OH, March-May 2014.  Political director on Barry Sitherman for Attorney General (TX), Jan.-March 2014.  Director of operations on Brad Lager for Lt. Gov. (MO), Jan.-June 2012.  72-Hour and Election Day operations coordinator on Ramadan for Delegate (VA), Oct.-Nov. 2011.  Field director on Better Leadership for Missouri (Lt. Gov. Kinder), May 2008-Jan. 2011.  B.S. in hospitality management from University of Missouri, 2015.

Coalitions Director  Dede Laugesen

(Aug. 2016)  Communications consultant / owner of Windhover Media since May 2003. Executive director of Colorado Government Watch, a 501(c)(4).  B.S. in broadcast journalism from University of Colorado Boulder, 1992.   Wife of Gazette editorial page Editor Wayne Laugesen.

Coalitions Director  Melissa Simpson

(Aug. 2016)  President at Stakeholder Strategies LLC in Denver from May 2015.  Director of government affairs and science-based conservation for Safari Club Internatioal and Safari Club International Foundation, April 2011-April 2015.  Vice president at PAC/West, Jan. 2009-March 2011.  Deputy Under Secretary for Forestry (2007-09) and counselor to the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment (2005-06) at USDA.  Counselor to the Deputy Director of External Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior, 2003-06.  Legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Scott McInnis (CO), Aug. 2001-Oct. 2003.  J.D. from Creighton University School of Law, 2001; Bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado State University, 1994. 

Hispanic Outreach Coordinator  Tom Lucero

(Aug. 2016)  Co-host at AM 1310 KFKA, since April 2012; Ace McClean startup from Jan. 2012; account rep. for Drive My Biz, since Oct. 2011.  Candidate for Colorado House District 51 in the June 28, 2016 Republican primary.  Colorado spokesman on Newt Gingrich for President, Jan.-July 2012.  Chairman of Larimer County Republicans, March 2011-Jan. 2012.  Candidate for Congress in CD-4 (Eastern third of the state) in 2010.  Vice president of sales at Tech2Lead, July 2009-July 2011.  Chair of Amendment 54 Clean Government Colorado, July-Dec. 2008.  Regent of the University of Colorado, 1998-2010.  B.A. in political science from University of Colorado at Denver, 1993.

Communications Director  Lydia Blaha

(Aug. 2016)  Deputy campaign manager on Robert Blaha's U.S. Senate campaign.

Chairman  Robert Blaha

(reported by the Denver Post on July 11, 2016)  Candidate for U.S. Senate in the June 28, 2016 Republican primary, finishing third. Vice chairman of Integrity Bank and Trust from 2003.  President of Human Capital Associates from 1993.  Candidate for Congress in CD-5, Jan.-June 2012.  Senior vice president of administration, vice president of human resources at Asea Brown Boveri / ABB Flakt, 1990-93.  Worked of Englehard Corp., 1986-90.  Worked for Monsanto, 1979-86.  Worked for Ford Motor Company, 1977-79.  B.B.A. in business from University of Iowa, 1977.  twitter

[political director, coalitions directors, Hispanic outreach coordinator and chairman all reported by the Denver Post on Aug. 8, 2016]
Youth for Trump  Jade Haney

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Volunteer Office Locations (CO GOP Sept. 15, 2016): >

383 West 37th Street
Loveland, CO 80538

2700 Youngfield Street, Ste. 101
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

740 East 18th Avenue
Denver, CO  80203

El Paso:
205 Sutton Lane
Colorado Springs, CO  80907

6 Avis Avenue
Pueblo, CO  81005

Grand Junction:
1283 North 23rd Street
Grand Junction, CO  81501

Field Headquarters
(Trump CO Oct. 7, 2016): >
19563 E Mainstreet Suite 201
Parker, CO 80138

1703 61st Ave Suite 103
Greeley, CO 80634

2200 E. 104th Ave.  Suite 203
Thornton, CO 80233

2700 Youngfield Street Suite 101
Lakewood, CO 80215-7055

Greenwood Village
5950 S Willow Dr, Suite 211/212
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Republican National Committee  
State Director  Ian Lindemann

(Jan. 2014)  Northern Virginia regional manager for the Republican Party of Virginia, Feb.-Nov. 2013.  Deputy campaign manager on Coffman for Congress, Jan.-Nov. 2012.  Staff assistant in the U.S. House, May-Dec. 2011.  B.A. in political science and government from University of Colorado Boulder, 2010.  twitter

Communications Director  Ali Pardo

(April 2016)  RNC regional press secretary for the Southeast (Feb. 2015-Mar. 2016) and Hispanic media press secretary, (announced Oct. 31, 2013-Jan. 2015).  Press assistant (June 2011-Oct. 2013) and staff assistant (Jan.-June 2011) to Sen. Marco Rubio; interned on his 2010 Senate campaign.  Bachelor's degree in political science from The George Washington University, 2011.  twitter

Data Director  Kristian Hemphill

(Jan. 2015)  Field director for the Colorado Republican Committee, May 2014-April 2015.  In 2012 Hemphill served as regional field director in Pueblo for the Colorado Republican Committee, Aug.-Nov. 2012; earlier as Colorado headquarters fellow on Romney for President, July-Aug. 2012; and as national campus campaign director for Americans Elect, Jan.-May 2012.  Studied at Hastings College.  twitter

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Chairman  Steve House

(elected March 2015)  Healthcare consultant and has worked for more than 30 years as an engineer, service manager, sales leader, and held a variety of executive leadership roles in the healthcare industry.  Candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in 2014, but did not qualify for the ballot.  Resident of Brighton (Adams Co.).

Executive Director  Shana Kohn Banberger

(Aug. 2013)  Previously political director at the party from Feb. 2012-July 2013.  Deputy director for Victory/Colorado GOP, May-Dec. 2010.  Political consultant on Scott Gessler for Secretary of State, June 2009-Aug. 2010.  Legislative aide in the Colorado State Senate, Jan.-June 2009.  Regional field director for Victory/Colorado GOP, Aug.-Nov. 2008.  A regional field director on Rudy Giuliani's presidentilal campaign, Aug. 2007-Jan. 2008.  B.A. in political science/philosophy from University of Iowa, 2007.

Communications Director  Kyle Kohli

Chief of Staff  Tyler Hart