|Kucinich for President Committee
Headquarters: 11808 Lorain Ave, First Floor, Cleveland, OH
(this is the same building, although not the same floor
where Kucinich had his 2002 re-election headquarters)
-As of September 24, 2003 the campaign had about 60 national
staff, including interns. By January 1, 2003 national staff, including
interns, had grown to about 95.
-This page reflects the campaign as of January 3,
2003. There were changes as Kucinich continued to compete through
to the later primaries.
(Started Sept. 1, 2003) Dot
Maver is an educator with a background in health, physical education, philosophy
and psychology. A teacher at both the high school and university
levels, she has also worked extensively with youth/adult partnership models
in community development. As Dr. Dot she presents a revolutionary
fast pitch softball hitting technique: The Maver Method. Dot also
works with ADD/ADHD children using an innovative technique: Transformational
||Dorothy J. "Dot" Maver
|Deputy Campaign Manager
Cobble volunteered for his first
presidential campaign at the age of 20, running his home county in New
Mexico for George McGovern. He later served as political director
and speechwriter for the National Rainbow Coalition, was National Delegate
Coordinator for Jackson for President '88, and directed the Keep Hope Alive
PAC. Cobble has conducted election training workshops for the African
National Congress in South Africa, served as a Fellow at Harvard's Institute
of Politics, was once selected as a Young Political Leader in America,
and is listed in Who's Who in America. He served as executive director
of the Arca Foundation. In 2000 he was a senior strategist on the
(from April 1, 2003 as Communications
Director, now more advisory) Cohen founded FAIR, a national media
watch group, in 1986. He served as the group's executive director
and later on its board of directors, and co-authored four books.
In May 2002 Cohen left FAIR to work at MSNBC, where he was senior producer
and on-air contributor on "Donahue;" MSNBC ended the show in Feb. 2003.
Before launching FAIR, Cohen worked in Los Angeles as a journalist producing
investigative articles and as an attorney for the ACLU.
David Swanson earned a Master's
degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1997 and worked
as a reporter for newspapers in Virginia and for the Union Labor Report
prior to becoming in 2000 the first-ever Communications Coordinator for
ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
Swanson left ACORN in 2003 to work for the Dennis Kucinich for President
campaign on communications and organizing. Swanson's writing has been published
in numerous newspapers and magazines. His website is www.davidswanson.org.
(started June 2003 Director
of Operations ) Schwartz is an author, entrepreneur, former congressional
candidate, and founder of several nonprofits. In her bid for Congress in
Northern California in 1994, she garnered the most votes of anyone running
against an incumbent on the West Coast. She founded and led Invest
in Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to providing mentors and scholarships to
low-income youth. She founded Healing Our Nation from Violence to
raise public awareness about negative influences of the entertainment industry.
She has organized numerous Earth Day exhibitions, served on the Executive
Committee of the Kauai Group of the Sierra Club, and was an Advisory Board
member of Kauai Community Radio KKCR. She is the co-author of "Taking
Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance."
Bureau, Endorsements, House Parties
||Ellen Augustine Schwartz
("Fear Ends. Hope Begins.")
Marketing and Advertising Director
||Deborah and Carlton Jackson
(October 1, 2003) Hardin
is president and CEO of her own consulting firm in Oklahama City, Integrated
Solutions, Inc., and has been in the fundraising field for many years.
She served as Director of Development for the Oklahoma School of Science
and Mathematics. She initiated the Oklahoma Breast Cancer Bill, which
was signed into law by Democratic Governor David Walters. She attended
the Woman’s Global Peace Summit for Religious and Spiritual Leaders, in
Geneva, Switzerland. Hardin confirmed a report in ABC News' "The
Note", "I was a Republican however, I have changed my party affiliation
because of Dennis and his platform."
Moved from New Mexico to start
as a volunteer on the campaign.
Active in the Palo Alto, California
based Foundation for Global Community.
(started September 17, 2003)
F I E L D
(September 3, 2003) Kotos
has extensive experience in campaign field work, particularly in Southern
California. He recently served as president of Democrats for Change,
a Southern California Democratic club; in 2000 he helped run Democratic
campaign offices in the San Fernando Valley; and in 1999 he served as chair
of the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley. In 1995 he worked
on the Hollywood Beautification Team. Kotos has worked on campaigns
around the country, including in 2002 as GOTV coordinator on Dan Wofford's
congressional campaign in Pennsylvania and several months as Bob Shrauger's
State Senate campaign in Michigan. A native of Flint, Michigan, Kotos
started in politics at age 11 working on Dale Kildee's campaign for the
State House. He disengaged from politics after 1968 but returned
to the fray in 1994. Kotos has worked as a painting contractor for
30 years. In 1971-72 he ran a natural foods business in San Francisco.
He has been a professional drummer since 1970.
(October 2003) Activist
from Suquamish (Seattle), Washington. In 2000 he worked events/fundraiser
(January 2004) Spidel
served as Arizona State Director before driving to Cleveland to work on
the national field staff starting in Jan. 2004. He earned his BA in Political
Science from Arizona State University, Main Campus ’02. He is active
in many civic groups and is a third generation Arizonan.
(July 2003) Native Clevelander.
Has worked in radio and as a marketing consultant. White's husband,
Robert J. White, III, serves on the Cleveland City Council.
African American Outreach Director
|National Director of Community
Outreach and New Voter Development (organizing 18-24 year olds)
||Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou
A member of Stonewall Democrats
Cleveland Chapter and an HRC supporter. Engelhardt serves on the
board of her local YWCA. A divorced mother, she lives in Lorain with
her two teenage boys and her partner Janet.
GLBT Outreach Coordinator
(Based in Corte Madera, California)
Placido is a Northern New Mexico native of Hispanic and First American
ancestry who formerly chaired the Latino/Chicano caucus of the California
Democratic Party. Bobbie is a longtime grassroots organizer.
of Color Outreach
||Placido and Bobbie Salazar
initial had title "National
(Jan. 1, 2004) Drove up to Cleveland
from Arizona with Kevin Spidel. Succeeded Jessica Davis.
Liaison for Colleges and Youth
O W A
Midwest political director for
Clean Water Action, from Aug. 2002. Founder and executive director
of Community Harvest, a Washington, DC non-profit, 1997-2002. National
political director of Clean Water Action, 1993-97. Friedrich served
as Illinois campaign manager for Harkin for President in 1991-92 and as
a field organizer on Harkin's 1990 Senate campaign. He is a graduate
of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1987) and a native of Iowa City.
E W H A M P S H I R E
(Started Oct. 6, 2003--based
in Portsmouth) Resident of Milton Mills. Most recently has
taught cross cultural studies and conflict resolution in Massachusetts
as an adjunct professor. In the 1970s and 80s MacArthur served as
assistant director of the literature program at the National Endowment
for the Arts in Washington, DC. Publisher. Peace Corps volunteer.
|New Hampshire State Director
S O U T H C A
R O L I N A (February 3 primary)
- Michael Berg Upstate - David Bracey Lowcountry
- Kevin Wooten or Anna Shockley
R I Z O N A (February 3 primary)
Succeeded Kevin Spidel, who
started on national field staff in January 2004.
|Arizona State Director
K L A H O M A (February 3 primary)
(Started September 1, 2003)
Skye has a background in small business, non-profit management and corporate
training. Her most recent emphasis has been on consumer education
and health. She first met Kucinich in 1986 in Cleveland while there
|Oklahoma State Director
D E L A W A R E (February
(volunteer Melissa Camoirano)
E W M E X I C O (February 3 caucuses)
|New Mexico Liaison
N O R T H D A
K O T A (February 3 caucuses)
I C H I G A N (February 7 caucuses)
(On staff since June 20, 2003)
Bob Alexander has been involved in six presidential primary campaigns,
starting in 1976 when he was Michigan co-chair of Sen. Fred Harris's campaign.
In the closing weeks of the1992 NH primary campaign he organized in Durham
area for Sen. Tom Harkin, and in 2000 fulfilled a similar role for Bill
Bradley's campaign. In 1991 he led a recall effort against Gov. John
Engler. All told, Alexander has been involved in several hundred
campaigns. He has worked as a state employee, in the Michigan Senate,
and as a teacher. Alexander is a resident of East Lansing.
|Michigan State Coordinator
A S H I N G T O N (February 7 caucuses)
(state coordinator since May
2003, volunteer) Haynes' background is in nursing and palliative
care; she works as a pediatric palliative care consultant. She is
also very active in Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, the
local chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility; she served as chapter
president in 2002 and has served as the chair of the Middle East Task Force
|Washington State Coordinator
I R G I N I A (February 10 primary)
|Virginia State Co-Coordinator
Virginia State Co-Coordinator
|Peter Rush, Leesburg
E N N E S S E E (February 10 primary)
(since mid-September "VERY volunteer")
Nashville social worker. Graduated from Vanderbilt University's Divinity
School in 1984 and pastored Disciples of Christ parishes for eight years.
|Tennessee State Coordinator
I S C O N S I N (February 17 primary)
State Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Sue Holmes, Baraboo
Lee Brown, Madison
A L I F O R N I A (March 2 primary)
E W Y O R K (March 2 primary)
|New York Coordinator
|New York Political Director
|New York City
The campaign brought the
website in house in early July 2003. Karen Kilroy, who hails from
Northeastern Ohio and has
20 years of experience in
the tech field, is webmaster.
|Website: Initial design
by Tree Media Group (Santa Monica,
Legal Counsel Donald
J. McTigue, Columbus, Ohio
Author of Diet for A New
America (1987), The Awakened Heart, Reclaiming Our Health,
and The Food Revolution.
Robbins founded EarthSave International,
an organization which seeks to promote a plant-based diet, in 1988.
He is the only son of the founder of Baskin-Robbins. Robbins lives
in the Santa Cruz area.
Previously worked in Kucinich's
district office. -left to work on Rep. Kucinich's re-election
Former President and Business
Manager of the Cleveland Municipal Light Workers, and an IBEW member, Somerville
has known Kucinich since 1976. He played a key role in the
initial development of the campaign starting with discussions in Dec. 2002.
Somerville served as Director of Operations until June 2003. -left
to work on Rep. Kucinich's re-election campaign
Graduate of the University of
Cincinnati with a degree in international affairs.
Liaison for Colleges and Youth
(From the beginning of the campaign
through early September 2003, Hochadel played a central role in the campaign
serving as national field director, based in Ohio; in Sept./October she
worked in New Hampshire as New England Regional Coordinator) Worked
on Kucinich's congressional staff as Special Projects Coordinator for the
past four years, taking leaves of absence to run the field operation for
his re-election campaigns. Previously a union organizer for the AFL-CIO
for four years; prior to that was a union organizer/community organizer
for UNITE for one year in New Orleans.
Field - Will Reynolds
Field - Rollin Reimer
Served as President of Eastern
Oklahoma State College starting in July 2000. Worked with the
State Auditor and Inspector in Oklahoma City coordinating the Rural Economic
Action Plan. Served in the Oklahoma state legislature from 1978-86.
Owner and publisher of the Cheyenne Star and Leedey Star newspapers,
1975-86. Reimer has also worked as an instructor, principal, science
teacher, and research scientist.
National Phonebank Director/Operations
Manager - Donna Fox
(announced June 25, 2003 through
August) Partner in LMI Enterprises; has 20 years experience in nonprofit,
charitable and political fundraising. He has been CEO for the Chopra
Foundation and Senior Campaign Counsel for Esalen. He has held staff and
leadership positions with United Way, and in healthcare and universities.
He also has background in the labor movement.
Joe Bailer-Major Donor
Stacey Vicari worked
for a bit as National Fundraising Director-She founded Ideal Life™ and
has been working as a personal coach in Louisville, Kentucky. Named
president of EarthSave International at age 27. Founded an environmental/vegetarian