Regional Chairman - Vin Weber
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. | 1445
Energy Park Dr. | St. Paul
Regional Political Director - Karen Slifka
Opening April 5, 2004...Commerce Secretary Don Evans, Sen. Norm Coleman,
Rep. Mark Kennedy and Minnesota State Auditor Patricia Anderson )
(announced Sept. 22, 2003)
|Sen. Norm Coleman
Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Served as campaign manager for
Norm Coleman in his successful 2002 U.S. Senate race. Managing partner
of Minneapolis-based Gideon Hixon Ventures. The Whitneys are a prominent
Minneapolis family (there is a Whitney Foundation; the patriarch is Wheelock
Whitney, who lost the U.S. Senate race to Eugene McCarthy in 1964).
Director of Political Education
at the Republican National Committee, 2003. Worked on Bob Beauprez's
congressional campaign, 2002. Worked on Bush's 2000 campaign helping
Don Evans in Finance. From Midland, TX.
|Deputy Executive Director
(started late March 2004)Hong
served as press secretary on the Pawlenty for Governor campaign in 2002.
Press secretary to Sen. Rod Grams.
|Metro North/NE MN
NW MN / Central MN
At the NRCC in 2003. Worked
on Mike Fisher's 2002 gubernatorial campaign in Pennsylvania.
Campaign director on Monty Warner's
successful campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in West
Virginia in May 2004 primary. Campaign manager Christian Hoff for
Delegate in Virginia in 2003. Field director for the Colorado Republican
Party for Ed Jones for Senate campaign in 2002. Interned at the White
House under Ken Mehlman.
Examples of coalitions...
-On May 7, 2004 the campaign
announced the Minnesota Viva Bush Coalition. Bush-Cheney '04
Minnesota Viva Bush Chair is Rick Aguilar. Aguilar is President/CEO
of Aguilar Productions, Inc.
based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. His company, founded in 1996, custom-designs
and produces conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings and special events
focusing on the U.S. Multicultural Markets.
-Bush-Cheney '04 Minnesota
Veterans Coalition Co-Chairs: Lieutenant Colonel Joe Repya
(U.S. Army, Ret.) - Repya volunteered for Operation Desert Shield and
Desert Storm in August 1990 and joined the 1st Infantry Division in December
1990 as a member of the Aviation Brigade. He spent seven months on
active duty in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq, flying combat helicopter
missions. Active in the Minneapolis Iraqi community. General
Dennis Schulstad (U.S. Air Force, Ret.) - Schulstad served as Minnesota
Chair of Employers Support for Guard and Reserve. He served on numerous
boards and commissions, and also served as a Minneapolis City Council member
for 22 years. From Edina, Minnesota.
Also note: From March 18-April
5, 2004 Bush-Cheney '04 conducted a March to Victory tournament to encourage
volunteer recruitment among students in 32 states. The campaign reported
that the tournament brought in 21,930 new recruits nationwide. Minnesota
was the top state with 4,062 recruits; the top Minnesota campus was the
University of St. Thomas.
Victory 2004 |
Energy Park Dr. | St. Paul Field
early July 2004) Planned and supervised the get-out-the-vote effort
for Chris Chocola's 2002 campaign for Congress in the tightly contested
Indiana 2nd CD, then served as Chocola's district director. Former
field on the 2003 campaign in Louisiana. Staffer for Sen. Lisa Murkowski
(R-AK). Originally from Baton Rouge.
worked at ACA International-The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals.
Graduate of MSU Moorhead. Originally from Hickson, North Dakota.
assistant to Congressman Vito Fossella (R-Staten Island). From Circle,
of Delegate Services for the 2004 Republican National Committee in New
York City. Director of Housing for the 2000 Republican National Convention
president of NYU College Republicans.
Entry/Information Management: Jared Hibma, Stephen Muhr, Justin Novitski,
Evan Siljander, Jesse Stebbins
Stephanie Connolly, Sandra Ford, Christy Surprenant, Brian Thomas, John
Day Operations Coordinator
Republican Party of Minnesota
| 525 Park St, Suite 250 | St Paul
(Elected June 12, 1999)
Minneapolis venture capitalist. Founded Wyncrest Capital in 1991.
Director of IntraNet Solutions and chairman of OneLink; cofounder of Diametrics
(Named to the position in Aug.
2001) Formerly served as executive director of Change Minnesota,
a political action committee. Has served as a political and fundraising
consultant to numerous national and state political campaigns, including
Phil Gramm for President and the Vin Weber Congressional Committee, as
well as a variety of non-profit organizations such as the Minnesota Leadership
Foundation. Vice president of The Walker Group. Graduate of
|Deputy Political Director
|Senior Field Staff
Jessica Carter Erik Holmstrom
Assistant to Senate Minority
Leader Dick Day (R-Owatonna) after serving as legislative assistant to
state Sen. Gen Olson (R-Minnetrista). Worked for the Minnesota Republican
Party as a field director on St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman's gubernatorial
campaign in 1998. He has also worked for former U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz.
Previously executive director
of the Minnesota Education League. Director of legal information
at the Right to Work Foundation
Campaign manager for Rod Grams
1994 U.S. Senate campaign.
|Major Donor Fundraising
|Candidate Services Coordinator
|Phone Bank Supervisors
|Minnesota College Republican
|Finance Support Staff