Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. |
East Jefferson | Detroit
(announced June 4, 2004)
Served briefly as campaign manager of Gen. Wesley Clark's campaign, leaving
abruptly after about three weeks; worked briefly on Dick Gephardt's Iowa
caucus campaign. Vice President of TechNet. National field
director for Al Gore's 2000 campaign starting in October 1999. Special
advisor to FCC Chairman William Kennard. Worked in the White House
offices of presidential personnel and legislative affairs. Clinton/Gore
'96 field director for the New Hampshire primary and state director for
the Wyoming and West Virginia primaries. Director of the Connecticut
coordinated campaign; campaign manager for the 1994 Tenebaum for Lt. Gov.
campaign in South Carolina. Worked on the presidential campaigns
of Jesse Jackson and Richard Gephardt in 1988. A native of South
Carolina, son of former DNC chair Don Fowler.
Mollineau worked as communications
director to Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) after serving as spokesperson on Pryor's
successful campaign in 2002; earlier he served as deputy press secretary
to Sen. Tom Daschle (D-SD). He has a B.A. in Journalism/Political
Science from the University of Dayton.
| 3162 E. Jefferson | Detroit
Feb. 12, 2004) Most recently served as Director of Political Affairs
for Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Worked on Houston Mayor Lee Brown's
run-off re-election in 2001. Director of Constituent Services for
the Michigan House Democratic Caucus. Deputy Director for the Michigan
2000 Coordinated Campaign, responsible for Budget, Finance and GOTV.
Political Director for the Stabenow for Senate campaign, 1998-2000.
Field/Political Director for the Larry Owen for Governor Campaign, 1997-98.
Worked for the Michigan Democratic Party, 1995-97, starting as an organizer
for six congressional districts, then as Training Director, and, following
the 1996 elections, as Political Director. Attended Henry Ford Community
College in Dearborn, then transfered to Eastern Michigan University; majored
in Political Science (six credits shy of a degree).
of the Political Organizing Department for the Michigan Democratic Party
(announced Jan. 26, 2001). Previously served asthe MDP's Senior Field
Organizer and Base Vote Coordinator starting Sept. 1999. Graduate
of Michigan State University. Grew up on the West side of Detroit.
headed up Kerry's Dubuque office during the Iowa caucus campaign.
Worked on local campaigns in Dubuque in 2002. From Omaha.
to the campaign, Premo worked in the Michigan House Democratic Caucus Constituent
Relations Department. Campaign manager on Susan Smith's campaign
for Michigan state representative in District 99, Clare County (Mt. Pleasant),
Voter Contact Director
on the Kerry for President campaign in Michigan in June 2003 as a volunteer;
hired in September 2003, one of three regional field directors. Volunteer
on Democratic campaigns in Michigan since Dukakis in 1988, and has worked
on local campaigns as a profession, some paid, some volunteer, for
the past four years. In 2002 she worked as 11th CD Field Coordinator
for the Granholm campaign and also assisted in scheduling. McCusker
is Secretary of the 11th CD Democrats (Wayne and Oakland Counties), and
elected member at-large in the Southwest Oakland Democrats. She also
served as the Community Services Director for the City of Wixom.
She has B.A. in Journalism/Poli Sci/History from University of Michigan
and is working on completing an M.A. in Public Policy through University
CD7 and CD8
CD5 and CD10
Larry Lewis, Garland
Director for the Michigan Senate Democrats starting in 2003. Worked
at Varoga Rice out of Houston doing fundraising and general campaign consulting
various candidates in Texas and Louisiana, including Lt. Governor Mitch
Landrieu and the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. Coordinator and
Assistant to the Director for the Michigan House Democratic Caucus Constituent
Relations Department, 2001-02. 8th CD Field Coordinator for the 2000
Michigan Coordinated Campaign. Graduated from Michigan State University
in 1997 with a B.A. in Sociology.
served as co-political director of the Michigan Democratic Party under
Butch Hollowell. Field/political director on Hollowell's 2002 campaign
for Secretary of State.
director of scheduling in the Office of Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Worked
for Debbie Stabenow for a decade, starting as a college intern in 1993
when she was in the Michigan Senate, continuing in the U.S. House of Representatives,
and serving as her scheduler and deputy chief of staff in the U.S. Senate.
as Communications Director for the Michigan Democratic Party on Dec. 8,
2003. Public Relations Coordinator for theOakland-Livingston Human
Services Agency, 2001-03. Staffer on Congresswoman Lynn Rivers 2000
re-election campaign and worked with Michigan Victory 2000. B.S.
in political science from Eastern Michigan University, where she was student
body president. Originally from Linden.
served as Press Secretary to Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick from July 2002
through Fall 2003, after serving as Director of the City's Communications
and Creative Services Department. Kilpatrick's Press Secretary and
Communications Director for the House of Representatives' Democratic Caucus.
Public Affairs Director for the Leon County Board of County Commissioners
in Tallahassee, Florida. Bachelor's degree in mass communications
from Jackson State University.
& Specialty (Base Vote) Press Director
of Central Michigan University with a B.S. in political science.
Michigan Democratic Party |
606 Townsend Street | Lansing
Elected Chair in February
1995; re-elected February 1997, 1999 and 2001; elected Executive Chair
in February 2003.. President of the Clinton Township Democratic Club,
1984-93. Started in politics as a summer intern for Congressman David
Bonior in 1977 and was involved in every one of Bonior's re-election campaigns
through 2000. Joined Sachs, Waldman, O’Hare, Helveston, Hodges and
Barnes, PC in 1983, becoming a shareholder in 1989, and continuing with
the firm until becoming MDP Chair. Worked two years for federal and
state courts. Law degree from Stanford University Law School in 1981
and A.B. with Honors from Harvard College in 1977.
the State House of Representatives for 22 years before joining the State
Party staff in 1993.
Assistant to the Chair
|Voter File Manager
Previously an employee in the
Michigan Senate. Research for various statewide campaigns.
Graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in political science
Graduate of Michigan State University
with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Applications.
Previously a career employee
with the Federal Government.
Note: Melvin "Butch" Hollowell
stepped down from his position as State Chair in August 2004 and took on
a position with the Kerry campaign's legal team.
the latter part of September, with Kerry leading in polls in Michigan,
ACT closed its 10 offices and reassigned most of its staff of 100 to other
battleground states. [Patricia Montemurri. "Switching Battles:
Anti Bush group relocates to other states." Detroit Free Press.
Sept. 22, 2004]. In a Sept. 28 phone interview, Johnson said ACT
had sought "to bring the campaign back to the grassroots levels," particularly
targeting drop-off voters and seeking "to engage those voters in July,
in August, in September with a personal touch."
Americans Coming Together
| 301 West 4th Street, Lower Level Suite 100
| Royal Oak (office opened late April 2004)
Offices: Detroit (2nd office), Flint, Grand
Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Muskegon, Pontiac, Royal Oak, Saginaw.
Campaign manager for Rep. John
Dingell's 2002 re-election campaign (primary against Rep. Lynn Rivers).
Served as a senior fundraiser for Al Gore's 2000 campaign.
America Votes |
Served Michigan political director
on Dick Gephardt's campaign (announced October 16, 2003). Rep. John
Conyers' Chief of Staff since 1995, managing Conyers' Washington, DC and
Detroit congressional offices. Active in numerous Detroit area organizations
including the Detroit Entrepreneurship Institute, Metro Detroit ACLU, Detroit
Youth Foundation and the Michigan Coalition of Human Rights. Plowden
is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta and Wayne State University
Law School in Detroit. A native of Michigan.
|Michigan Organizing Director
Michigan AFL-CIO |
419 S. Washington Sq., Suite 200 | Lansing
Desk/State Director: Bob Lathrop (Lansing)
President: Mark Gaffney
Secretary-Treasurer: Tina Abbott