Trump 2016 General Election Campaign Organization, Ohio
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State Director  Bob Paduchik

(reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer on June 23, 2016; announced July 18, 2016)   President of Agincourt Consultants, LLC, a lobbying and political consulting firm in Westerville, from Jan. 2016.  Chief of staff (Jan. 2013-Dec. 2015) and senior vice president of state affairs and outreach (Feb. 2011-Dec. 2015) at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.  Managed Rob Portman's 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate.  Vice president of client services at DCI Group, June 2006-Feb. 2009.  President of Agincourt Consultants, LLC, Jan. 2003-June 2006.  Ohio campaign manager on Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. from April 2004.  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental and External affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Oct. 2001-Jan. 2003; was a member of the Department of Defense Transition Team.  Executive director of Bush's Ohio primary (Dec. 1999-March 2000) and general election campaigns (Aug. 2000 to year's end), while on leave from position as director of constituent affairs to Gov. Bob Taft.  Political director for Taft’s 1998 gubernatorial campaign.  Served on the staff of U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine; Northeast Ohio coordinator for DeWine’s 1994 U.S. Senate race.  Worked at the Ohio Department of Transportation during the gubernatorial administration of George Voinovich.  Bachelors degree in political science from the University of Akron, 1989, and an honorary certificate in applied politics from the Bliss Institute.  Native of Tallmadge, Ohio.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Rob Scott

(reported by on Aug. 4, 2016)  Scott was the state director for the Ohio primary campaign, announced Nov. 2, 2015.  Practicing attorney at Oldham & Deitering, LLC from Aug. 2010, Kettering City Councilman, weekly columnist for the Dayton City Paper, and an adjunct instructor.  Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party for 17 months; from April 2012 until resigned Sept. 2013.  Founder (Feb. 2009) and president of the Dayton Tea Party.  M.B.A. from Wright State University, 2015; J.D. from University of Dayton School of Law, 2010; B.A. in political science, urban affairs from Wright State University, 2005.  Native Ohioan; grew up in Kettering.  twitter

Communications Director  Seth Unger

(reported by on Aug. 4, 2016)  Senior policy advisor, communications director (from Jan. 2013) and press secretary (Jan. 2011-Dec. 2012) to Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel.  Communications director for the California Assembly Republican Caucus, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2011.  Press secretary for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Feb. 2007-Sept. 2009.  Communications director to Calif. state Sen. Chuck Poochigian, Jan. 2004-Jan. 2007.  Deputy communications director for the California Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 2003-Jan. 2004.  Deputy press secretary for the California Republican Party, July 2001-Dec. 2002.  B.S. in political science and communications from John Carroll University, 2001.  Native of Kirtland, OH.  twitter

Deputy Communications Director  Blaine Kelly

(Aug. 2016)  Manager of government affairs for the Ohio Coal Association from May 2015.  Public information officer for the Auditor of State of Ohio, Sept. 2013-May 2015.  Community relations fro the City of Dublin, Ohio, Sept. 2012-Aug. 2013.  B.A. in public relations from Otterbein University, 2012.

Director of Coordinated Campaigns  John Roscoe

(reported by on Aug. 4, 2016...coordinating between Trump campaign, state party, Portman campaign)  Campaign manager on Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel's 2014 re-election campaign.  Deputy state director on Mitt Romney's 2012 general election campaign.  Senior director at Strategic Public Partners, March 2006-Dec. 2012.  Voter contact manager for E-Roots Ohio, 2004-05.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University.  Native of Stow.

Coalitions Director Coordinated Campaign  Clayton Henson

(reported by on Aug. 4, 2016)  Manager of regional services for Sec. of State Jon Husted and worked on Husted's 2014 re-election campaign.  Marine Corps veteran.  Pickaway County native.

Field Representatives include
Northeast Ohio  Brian Wollet

(Jan.-Nov. 2016)  Gas supply analyst for Cobra Pipeline LTD in Willoughby, OH, July 2008-Jan. 2016.  Chairman of the Board of Building and Zoning Appeals for the City of Mentor, Jan. 2012-July 2015.  Accountant with Orwell Natural Gas, July 2005-July 2008.  M.B.A. from John Carroll University, 2005.

Northwest Ohio  Nicholas Brusky

(Jan. of the original field staff for the primary campaign, working in Northeast Ohio)  Truck driver with Thuman Trucking, Inc. from Nov. 2013.  Truck driver for AG Express, LLC, April-Oct. 2014.  Western and Southwest Ohio regional field director for the Ohio Republican Party July 2012-Aug 2013.  Legislative aide in the Ohio House, Jan. 2009-June 2012.  Campaign manager for Rep. Terry Boose (R-Norwalk), June-Nov. 2010.  Accounts manager at NAX Transportation, Inc., May 2004-Jan. 2009.   Councilman-at-large in the City of Amherst, Ohio, Jan. 2002-Jan. 2009.  Studied political science at Lorain County Community College.

North Central Ohio  Sam Buchan

(Aug. 2016)  Office assistant in the Ohio Senate, June 2013-July 2014.  Bachelor's degree in political science and public affairs from the University of Akron, 2016.

Central Ohio  Zacch Ashcraft

(Aug. 2016)  Central Ohio regional director for the Ohio Attorney General's Office since Jan. 2014.  Project management officer in the Ohio Treasurer's Office, March 2013-Jan. 2014.  Field manager for the Ohio Victory Campaign, May-Nov. 2012.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 2011.

Southeast Ohio  Andrew Coffield

(Aug. 2016...strike team member for the campaign from Jan.-July 2016)  Assistant general manager at Donato's Pizza, Feb. 2015-Feb. 2016.  Project management officer (May 2014-Feb. 2015) and administrative assistant (Aug. 2013-May 2014)  in the Ohio Treasurer's Office.  Bachelor's degree in political science ant government from The Ohio State University, 2014.

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On Aug. 12, 2016 the campaign announced 15 regional Victory offices:

Allen County
2602 North Cable Road, Lima

Butler County
3431 Princeton Avenue, #100, Hamilton

Clermont County
197 East Main Street, Batavia

Columbiana County
124 West Lincoln Way, Lisbon

Fairfield County
420 South Broad Street, Lancaster

Franklin County
1505 Bethel Road, Columbus

Greene County
477 Dayton Drive, Xenia

Highland County
200 West Main Street, Hillsboro

Lucas County
323 North Huron Street, Toledo

Mahoning County
8381 Market Street, Youngstown

Marion County
114 South Main Street, Marion

Montgomery County
2600 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton

Scioto County
713 6th Street, Portsmouth

Stark County
2729 Fulton Drive, Canton

Summit County
1683 West Exchange Street, Akron

Warren County
110 South Broadway, Suite 5, Lebanon

Republican National Committee
State Director  Rob Secaur

(June 2015)  Political director on Heiner-Crosbie for Kentucky, Dec. 2014-May 2015.  Deputy political director at the Michigan Republican Party, June 2013-Dec. 2014.  Campaign manager on Citizens for Turner congressional campaign, Dec. 2011-Nov. 2012. Warren County.  Victory director for the Ohio Republican Party in 2010.  Legislative correspondent (Sept. 2009-July 2010) and staff assistant (Aug. 2008-Sept. 2009) in the Office of Sen. Mitch McConnell. Master of professional studies, political management from The George Washington University, 2010; B.S. in political science from University of Louisville, 2008.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Justin Bis

(announced July 30, 2015)  Deputy statewide field director on Hal Heiner for Governor (KY), Feb.-May 2015.  Deputy statewide field director for the Michigan Republican Party, June 2014-Feb. 2015; statewide campus coordinator for the Michigan Republican Party, June 2013-June 2014.   Degree in political science/pre-law from Northern Michigan University, 2013; president of the College Republicans there, May 2011-May 2013.  twitter

Deputy State Director  Kamilah Prince

(announced July 30, 2015)  twitter

Data Director  Blair Cathcart

(announced July 30, 2015)  Data director with the Ohio Republican Party from Aug. 2012.  Assistand Director of Boards and Commissions for the State of Ohio, Jan. 2011-Aug. 2012.  B.A. in political science from Denison University, 2010.  twitter

Communications Director  Ryan Shucard reported on Aug. 19, 2016 that Shucard was being redeployed to Pennsylvania because of a clash with Paduchik

(started beginning of Aug. 2016)  Communications director to U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (CO-3), Feb.-June 2016.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Tom Marino (PA-10), March 2014-Feb. 2016.  Media relations manager for the American Retirement Association, Sept. 2013-May 2014.  Associate for campaign services at DDC Advocacy, March-Sept. 2013.  Press and special projects assistant (May 2012-Jan. 2013) and staff assistant (Oct. 2011-May 2012) to U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT).  B.A. degrees in journalism and political science from University of Northern Colorado, 2011.  twitter

Communications Director  Fred Brown Republican Jewish Coalition, announced July 25, 2016

(April 2016)  Spokesman for the RNC, Jan.-April 2016.  RNC communications director for Arkansas, April-Dec. 2014.  Press secretary on Treadwell for Senate, Sept. 2013-March 2014.  Director/reporter/sports anchor at KTVF11,  Feb. 2010-2013.  Originally from Alaska.

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Chairman  Matt Borges

(elected April 26, 2016, started May 31)  Government relations director at Roetzel & Andress.  Executive director for the Kasich-Taylor New Day Inaugural Committee.  Managed Dave Yost's 2010 campaign for Ohio Auditor of State; ran the 2010 primary bid for Bob Gibbs for Congress.  A lead representative for the McCain-Palin campaign in 2008.  Worked with the Office of the Vice President, Dick Cheney, where he acted as lead advance representative, 2001-07.  Chief of staff, 1999-2001 and campaign manager for Treasurer of State Joseph Deters.  Consulted for the NRCC in 1992, 2000, and 2010.  B.A. in political science from The Ohio State University, 1994.  twitter

Executive Director  Katie Eagan Downing

(March 2015)  Previously the party's political director, July 2012-March 2015.  Ohio state director of Americans for Prosperity, Jan.-July 2012.  Deputy director for legislative affairs at the Ohio Industrial Commission, March 2011-Jan. 2012.  Assistant finance director for the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee, Jan.-Dec. 2010.  Policy advisor (Jan. 2009-April 2010) and legislative aide (Aug. 2004-Dec. 2008) in the Ohio House of Representatives.  M.P.A. (2007) and B.A. in political science (2004) from The Ohio State University.  twitter

Political Director  Brenton Temple

Communications Director  Brittany Warner

Finance Director  Susan Waidner

Vice Chair  Kay Reynolds
Secretary  Marilyn Ashcraft
Treasurer  Ranae Lentz
Assistant Treasurer  Tracy Winbush

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