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Jim Webb 2016

(page updated September 2, 2015)  |  @JimWebbUSA
announced candidacy July 2, 2015
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pre-campaign organization

Ed. note: The Webb campaign, which had appeared quiescent through July 2015, appears to be perking up... 

Denny Shaw

(Aug. 2015)   Business law attorney, and adjunct professor at SDSU and Pt. Loma Nazarene College.  Chief operations officer of i-SAFE, Inc., a non-profit e-safety publishing company.  Ran for Judge of the Superior Court in San Diego County, finishing second in the March 7, 2000 election.  Served seven years in high level Department of Defense policy making positions during the Reagan Administration - as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, as Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy, and on special assignment transferring control of the National Defense Strategic and Critical Material Stockpile to the DOD.  Air Force officer.  J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law, 1980; M.A. in strategic studies and defense analysis from University of Lancaster, England, 1970; B.A. in political science from UCLA, 1969.  Relocated from California to help on the campaign.

Advisor  David "Mudcat" Saunders

Best known as a colorful and quotable strategist on the bubba/rural vote.  Senior political strategist on Wayne Powell's 2012 campaign against U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor.  Senior advisor on former Sen. John Edwards' 2007-08 presidential campaign.  Senior advisor on Webb's 2006 U.S. Senate campaign.  Advised Sen. Bob Graham on rural strategy in his presidential campaign in 2003.  Did rural outreach for Sen. John Edwards' leadership PAC, New American Optimists, 2002. Rural strategist on Mark Warner's successful campaign for governor of Virginia in 2001 (Steve Jarding, campaign manager).  Started out as a sportswriter in Roanoke and then for the Newport News Daily Press.  From Roanoke.  Co-author with Steve Jarding of Foxes in the Henhouse: How the Republicans Stole the South and the Heartland and What the Democrats Must Do to Run 'em Out (Touchstone, March 2006).  Saunders also owns a fair bit of real estate in downtown Roanoke, VA.

Communications Director  Craig Crawford

(announced Jan. 2, 2015)  Publisher of Trail Mix from June 2005 to July 2015.  Contributor, commentator and columnist, including for CQ Roll Call, MSNBC and CBS News.  Publisher (2001-03) and editor-in-chief (1997-2001) of The Hotline.  Washington bureau chief (1989-97), national political reporter (1987-89), and legal affairs correspondent (1985-87) for the Orlando Sentinel.  Worked on the presidential campaigns of Jimmy Carter, John Glenn (Alabama state field director), and Walter Mondale (Georgia state field director in the general election).  Practiced law in Orlando to 1984.  Candidate for state legislature in Orlando, 1982.  J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, 1981; B.A. in history, political science, English from Stetson University, 1978.  Grew up in Orlando, FL.  Author of Attack the Messenger (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005) and The Politics of Life (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011) and co-author of Listen Up, Mr. President (Scribner, 2009).   twitter

Social Media/Veterans Coordinator  Joe Chennelly

(Aug. 2015)  More than 16 years of experience in marketing, communications, corporate and non-profit development, management, crisis communications, and community engagement  Assistant national director for communications for Disabled American Veterans from 2008.  Elected member of the Calvert County Board of Education, Nov. 2012-14.  President of Social Communications of Southern Maryland, 2009-March 2014.  National director of communications at American Veterans, 2006-08.  Media director at U.S. Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA, 2006-07.  Staff writer/deputy news editor at Gannett, 2004-06.  Staff writer for Leatherneck magazine, 2004.  Marine combat veteran and served in Afghanistan and Iraq, 1997-2003.  Bachelor's degree from Chapman University 2003; studied photojournalism at Syracuse University, and journalism at the Defense Information School; A.A. from Finger Lakes Community College, 1997.  twitter

Fundraising  Anastasia Apa

(Aug. 11, 2015 email)  Founder (2010) and principal at ApaFirm, which raises money for the progressive campaigns and causes, and earlier focused on staffing for political campaigns.  Has raised money for more than 15 campaigns.  Deputy scheduler on a U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania in 2004.  Special assistant at Williams, Stern & Associates (WSA), a heath policy and evaluation firm.  In 2002 she managed a Miami-Dade countywide ballot initiative race for the ACLU of Florida's "Say NO to Discrimination" campaign.  Apa started in politics in 2001 as an intern to U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek (FL).  Originally from Miami, Florida.  twitter

No. Virginia Office:  203 South Alfred St., Alexandria, VA  22314

Kyle Grantier

Senior associate at Ward Circle Strategies starting in July 2014.  Legislative correspondent to U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Jan. 2013-July 2014.  Legislative correspondend (Aug. 2012-Jan. 2013) and staff assistant (Jan.-Aug. 2012) to U.S. Sen. Jim Webb.  B.A. in government from Hampden-Sydney College, 2011.


Joe Stanley

(end of May or early June 2015...reported by the Des Moines Register)  Interactive marketing manager at Foot Levelers, Inc. Jan. 2010-June 2011.  Designer/owner at StarCityDesign, March 2002-Jan. 2010.  Campaign manager on Ferguson for Delegate in Rocky Mount, VA, 2005-Dec. 2007.  Web designer/content developer on Webb for Senate, Jan.-Dec. 2006.  Web design on Deeds for Attorney General, 2005.  Production manager and art director at Agile Industries, Aug. 2000-Oct. 2001.  New media design at Ziccardi & Partners, Jan.-Aug. 2000.  Director of education/webmaster for the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Feb. 1996-Jan. 2000.  Master's degree in educational theatre from New York University, 1997; B.A. in fine arts from Ferrum College, 1993.  twitter