People-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)
updated October 26, 2007 Important Note:
This page has a lot
OBAMA FOR AMERICA
Early Campaign Edition
A sketch of
how the campaign looked in early- to mid-Sept. 2007. (In late
Sept. and Oct. 2007 the campaign deployed many political and field
out to states).
Headquarters: 233 N. Michigan Ave., 11th Floor, Chicago,
...the Obama Exploratory
Committee filed with the FEC on Jan. 16, 2007; Obama for America was
announced Feb. 10, 2007.
...moved from smaller
on the 17th Floor to the 11th Floor in beginning of April 2007; 33,000
square feet, staff of about 100.
Attack." New York Observer. March 26, 2007.
new HQ has room to move." Chicago Sun-Times. April 6,
is heart, brain center of Obama campaign." Chicago Tribune.
June 14, 2007.
Lynn Sweet. "Obama
shakes up his campaign staff." Chicago Sun-Times. October
(reported by Lynn Sweet on
11, 2007) Joined AKP
Message & Media in winter 2000 and became a named partner in
2004. Senior political advisor on Dick Gephardt's 2004
campaign. Executive director of the DCCC, 1999-2000.
deputy chief of staff, 1997-98. Managed Bob Torricelli's 1996
for U.S. Senate in New Jersey. Campaign director at the DSCC in
Managed Attorney General Charlie Oberly's unsuccessful U.S. Senate race
against Sen. Bill Roth in Delaware in 1994. Managed Rep. John
(D-MA) 1992 re-election campaign. Served as a state field
for Sen. Tom Harkin's 1992 presidential campaign, after serving as
field director in Harkin's 1990 U.S. Senate race.
Founded, in 1985, and is a
of the Chicago-based campaign media firm now known as AKP
Message & Media (formerly Axelrod & Associates); has worked
on over 150 campaigns at the local, state and national levels.
the message and media campaign for Obama's 2004 primary campaign.
Served as media consultant on Sen. John Edwards' 2004 presidential
Managed Paul Simon's 1984 U.S. Senate race where he upset Sen. Charles
Percy. Eight years as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune,
covering national, state and local politics. Graduate of the University
of Chicago. Native of New York City.
(travelled with Obama when
did the Harkin Steak Fry) South Dakota based principal of Hildebrand
Tewes Consulting, Inc.. Managed Sen. Tom Daschle's 2004
campaign, a narrow loss to John Thune. Managed Sen. Tim Johnson's
2002 re-election campaign, a narrow win over Rep. John Thune. Ran
the Women Vote! Program for EMILY's List in 2000. Ran the Iowa
for Vice President Al Gore in 1999-2000. Political director at
DSCC in 1997-98. Midwest Political Director at the DNC in
Executive director of the Minnesota DFL from mid-August 1995 to
1996. Finance director for Minnesota Attorney General Hubert
III's unsuccessful 1988 Senate campaign.
(announced by KSG on Feb.
2007 but started transitioning to the position on Jan. 19)
at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government as executive director of the
Center for Public Leadership and earlier as director of alumni programs
and external relations at the Kennedy School. Senior official in
the Clinton Administration. Served two years with the U.S. Small
Business Administration as Associate Deputy Administrator for
Development. Launched and directed the first White House Office
Women's Initiatives and Outreach, serving as Deputy Assistant to the
and Director of Women's Initiatives, 1995-97. Director at the
of Women's Business Ownership at the SBA. MPA from the Kennedy
2000. Sister of Dee Dee Myers, Clinton's first press secretary.
CFO - Marianne Markowitz verifying.
(reported by Ben Smith,
Politico, Feb. 28, 2007) Nugen comes to the campaign from
as Director of the Chairman's Office at the DNC. Director of
Operations for Sen. Joe Lieberman's campaign for the 2004 Democratic
nomination (announced Feb. 2003). Vice President of Operations
Kwame Building Group, Inc. In 2000, he served as Deputy Chief
Officer for the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los
From 1998-2000, Nugen was the Deputy Director and then the Director for
the Office of the Secretary at the DNC. He spent time as a
field director for the '98 South Carolina Coordinated Campaign and as
field director for the 2000 South Carolina tracking operation.
to the National Political Director: Bobby Schmuck
National training director
EMILY's List during the 2006 cycle. Deputy political director of
NARAL Pro-Choice America during the 2004 election cycle. PAC
at the AFL-CIO during the 2002 election cycle. Message and
coordinator at the DNC. Gilkey has worked on several campaigns,
Diane E. Watson for Congress (CA-32) and Ron Kirk for U.S. Senate in
First job out of college was political assistant at EMILY's List.
Graduate of Howard University. Texas native. [Note. As
training director for EMILY's List, Gilkey collaborated with Obama's
PAC, Hopefund, to launch "Yes We Can" -- a training program for young
American and Hispanic activists].
Director of the Office of
Development at the Democratic National Committee starting in Spring
Deputy state director to U.S. Sen. Zell Miller; deputy campaign manager
on Zell Miller's 2000 U.S. Senate campaign. Senior scheduler to
Sen. Max Cleland, 1996-98. In 1994, Brooks became a special
to then-Secretary of State Max Cleland.
Worked for Sen. John
Keeping America's Promise PAC. In 2004 Alvillar served as
director on the New Mexico Democratic Coordinated Campaign, and earlier
worked in the boiler room during the Democratic National Convention in
Boston, worked as a delegate tracker at Kerry headquarters in DC, and
as 1st CD regional field director on Kerry's NM caucus campaign,
3, 2004. Worked for the ATR Institute at the University of New
Deputy field organizer on Richard Romero for Congress, 2002.
scheduler for Congressman Tom Udall, 2000-02. Volunteer
on the 2000 NM Coordinated Campaign. Started off in politics
for the Democratic Party of New Mexico as originator of the party's
newsletter. Studied political science at the University of New
Born and raised in New Mexico.
Senior advisor to former
Tom Daschle at Alston & Bird LLP, 2005-07. Worked for
New York City’s Olympic bid organization in 2005. Deputy field
for Sen. Tom Daschle’s 2004 Senate campaign. Assistant to the
of staff in the Senate Democratic Leader's Office, 2003-04. Field
organizer for South Dakota Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign,
Worked for The Harbour Group. Graduate of Emory University.
Directed the Rhode Island
Coordinated Campaign in 2006. Worked on Patty Wetterling's
U.S. Senate campaign in Minnesota (she withdrew in Jan. 2006). Deputy
director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the
cycle. Graduate of the University of Kansas. Minnesota
A deputy director
in the Finance Department at the DNC.
to CEOs and small business owners during '04 cycle. Aide to New
State Comptroller, H. Carl McCall during his 2002 gubernatorial
Government affairs associate for Napster. Undergraduate degree
NYU; J.D. from Fordham Law School. Grew up in Portland, Oregon.
On September 16, 2007
campaign announced its National Advisory Outreach Team ("work
Senator Obama and his campaign team to ensure that the campaign
is inclusive of the ideas of all groups.")
Preeta Bansal, AAPI
Assemblywoman Karen Bass,
African American Outreach
Rep. Gwen Moore, African
Jim Zogby, Arab American
Reverend Willie Barrow,
Reverend Joseph Lowery,
Rep. Robert Wexler, Jewish
Rep. Luis Gutierrez,
Majority Leader Gloria
Stampp Corbin, LGBT
Tobias Wolff, LGBT Outreach
Wizipan Garriott, Native
General Scott Gration,
John Hurley, Veteran
Obama's Senate office from 2005-07. MPA from Princeton, 2005.
(started Oct. 2007)
to the campaign from position as deputy chief of staff to Gov.
started working for Blagojevich in early 2003. Worked on Rahm
successful campaign for Congress in 2002. Spokesperson for the
Illinois Democratic Coordinated campaign. Spokesperson for
Department of Planning and Development. Press secretary on
lawyer John Schmidt's 1998 gubernatorial primary campaign. Public
relations director for the Chicago Department of Housing.
communications director of the Mayor Daley's 1995 re-election
Undergraduate degree in political science and communications from
University Chicago, 1994. Native of Chicago.
|Director of Women
Berman fulfilled a similar
on both of Dick Gephardt's presidential campaigns.
Deputy political director
Sen. John Kerry's PAC Keeping America's Promise. In 2004 Ward
as deputy GOTV director - Milwaukee on the Kerry-Edwards campaign, as
political director for Southern and Northeastern States on
in the boiler room during the Democratic National Convention in Boston,
and as a delegate tracker for Southern states at Kerry headquarters in
Washington, DC. Howard University alumna.
(Feb. 2007) As
political director at AFSCME, Figueroa oversaw the union's independent
expenditure program during the 2006 elections. Administrator of
Council 18, New Mexico. Served on the DNC's Commission on
Nomination Timing and Scheduling.
||Cuauhtemoc "Temo" Figueroa
Political director for
Up Wal-Mart. Organizer in the 'Anti-War in Iraq' campaign in San
Francisco, CA. Co-founded Hoi-Polloi, "a people’s organization
by a small group of conscientious thinkers striving for world
Campaign manager on Jay Fetcher's 2004 state Senate campaign in
Des Moines organizer on Howard Dean's Iowa caucus campaign.
of the University of Washington, 1998.
In 2006 Rivera was
director of Colorado Senate Majority, a 527 organization that worked to
build Democrats' majority in the state Senate. Worked several
for AFSCME, starting as an organizer, then Nevada political director
finally Colorado political director. Field director on state Sen.
Richard Romero's 2002 congressional campaign against Rep. Heather
in NM's 1st CD. Youth coordinator on the Gore-Lieberman campaign
in New Mexico in Fall of 2000. Bachelor's degree in political
from the University of New Mexico, 2001. From New Mexico.
National field director
21st Century Democrats. Worked on Al Gore's 2000 Iowa caucus
Spokesperson for the
County District Attorney, 2007. Political director on Chris Bell
for Governor, 2006. Executive director of the Women's Health
of the Texas House of Representatives, 2004-05. A field organizer
for Kerry/Edwards on the closing push in New Mexico, 2004.
director for the Texas Council on Family Violence, 2001-02.
for the Texas Democratic Party, 1999-2001. Graduate of Texas
Reimer was previously
and issues director for Rock the Vote; he joined Rock the Vote in
A resident of Silver Spring, MD, he ran for Montgomery County Council
2006. Senior policy analyst directing the Social Security
Project at the Institute for America's Future, 2001-03. Director
of the 2030 Center, a public policy organization for young adults
on economic issues and particularly Social Security, 1996-2001.
from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1995. Born and
raised in Oakland, CA.
communications coordinator at the AFL-CIO and Campaign Corps
at EMILY's List.
Youth Vote Director
Joined Obama shortly after
won the March 16, 2004 U.S. Senate primary. Press secretary for
Kerry for President for the first 10-plus months; resigned Nov.
Press secretary for the DSCC, 2001-02. Communications director
Debbie Stabenow's U.S. Senate campaign, 1999-2000. Press
to Sen. Max Cleland, 1999. Communications director for Fritz
1998 re-election campaign.
(from Jan. 2007)
director at the DCCC for the 2006 cycle (started March 2005).
to the DCCC from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin (IL). Served as a
Communications Director on John Kerry's presidential campaign.
Secretary for Rep. Dick Gephardt's Iowa caucus campaign. Press
to Sen. Tom Harkin, 2001-03. Earlier worked for U.S. Rep. Bill
Originally from Buffalo, NY.
Sen. Evan Bayh's All America PAC (started Sept. 2006); came to the PAC
from Bayh's Senate office, where he started in 2005. Deputy
manager on Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's unsuccessful
campaign in 2004. Worked on Sen. Tim Johnson's (D-SD) successful
2002 re-election campaign. Communications director at the
Spokeswoman at the DCCC in
2006 cycle. Communications director to Rep. Joseph Crowley
In Fall 2004 worked on the Kerry campaign doing press for the
children. Deputy communications director and earlier assistant to
the state director on Sen. John Kerry's 2003-04 Iowa caucus
Field organizer for the Iowa Democratic Party's Coordinated Campaign in
2002. Graduate of the College of William and Mary; studied
and sociology. From Stamford, CT.
(CQ People on the Move via
Flacks May 29, 2007) Oxhorn came to the campaign from her
as deputy communications director for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Worked in Obama's Senate
Deputy director of speechwriting on the Kerry-Edwards campaign; started
on John Kerry for President early on as national press assistant.
Graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.,
with a degree in political science; class valedictorian. Worked
a press intern for Kerry in Spring 2001. From North Reading, Mass.
Research assistant to
Sorensen and completed a fellowship with the Office of
at the State Department. Speechwriter and led the speechwriting
team on the Kerry campaign (took leave from graduate studies at the
School of Economics to join the campaign) >.
Graduate of Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and
International Affairs, 2003; he was president of the College Democrats,
program director of Head Start, columnist for the Daily Princetonian,
and a founder of the campus chapter of the Student Global AIDS Campaign.
Special Assistant to
Lee H. Hamilton at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
starting in June 2002, and also a freelance speechwriter based in
DC. Author, with Hamilton and Thomas H. Kean, of Without
The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission (Knopf, 2006).
he taught and worked in local politics in New York City.
On leave from Blue State
where he is a founding partner. Part of Gov. Howard Dean's
campaign Internet team, where he wrote and edited emails and also
on message development, online brand building, and grassroots
Prior to the campaign, he taught English in Stockholm, Sweden and wrote
for NotGeniuses.com, a political blog. Bachelor's degree in
science from The George Washington University. Originally from
|New Media Director
Organizing: Chris Hughes, Scott
Goodstein. Video: Jessica Slider, Chris Northcross. Writer:
Sam Graham-Felsen. More: Jon Jones, Michael Slaby, Udai
Headed the technology team
started up BuySide Realty, an online buyer's agent, in 2005-06.
CIO of Orbitz, the travel Web site co-owned by several airlines, from
2000 (third employee) through 2004. Worked for four years as
of Internet Network Operation at Ameritech Interactive Media
Previously worked with Ameritech New Media Enterprises directing the
testing of the company`s broadband analog and interactive digital video
services. Joined Ameritech in 1979. B.S. in
science from Lawrence Technological University in Michigan; M.B.A. from
Oakland University in California.
Longtime aide to Sen. John
(D-MA); announced as his legislative director in Feb. 2006.
national policy director on Kerry's presidential campaign, where she
the development of all domestic policies for the primary and general
Deputy legislative director in Kerry’s Washington Senate office,
M.P.P. from the George Washington University School of Public
Undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester.
Special assistant for
and communications in Obama's Senate office. Legislative
in Sen. Ken Salazar's Senate office. Spokesman on Erskine Bowles'
2004 U.S. Senate campaign in North Carolina. Worked on Sen. John
Edwards' presidential campaign after serving as deputy press secretary
in his Senate office.
Leave of absence from
as litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &
Clerked for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer October term
Worked on the policy staff of Obama's 2004 U.S. Senate campaign.
Clerked for Judge Merrick Garland. J.D. from Harvard Law School,
2003. Undergraduate degree from Duke University. Originally
from Long Island.
Robert P. Gwinn Professor
Economics at the University
of Chicago Graduate School of Business; started at University of
GSB as Assistant Professor of Economics in 1995. Ph.D. in
from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 1995; M.A. in economics
from Yale University, May 1991; B.A. in economics from Yale University,
May 1991. Goolsbee wrote the "Dismal Science" column for Slate
in 2005-06 and has written the "Economic Scene" column for the New
Times since April 2006.
||Austan D. Goolsbee
Senior fellow and senior
to Distinguished Senior Fellow Tom Daschle at the Center for American
Legislative director for Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado. Foreign Policy
to Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle, July 2000 to Dec. 2004. Fellow
with the Robert Bosch Foundation of Stuttgart, Germany, 1999-2000.
of the Democratic professional staff of the House International
Committee, where he was focused on U.S. policy in Latin America,
Master's degree from Georgetown University, 1996; undergraduate degree
from St. John's University in Collegeville, MN, 1992.
see also: Lynn
"Inside look at Obama's foreign policy team." Chicago Sun-Times,
May 10, 2007.
Mark Alexander - served
as Policy Director for the first seven-plus months of the campaign,
taking on the role of New Jersey State Director (announced October 9,
According to the press release he "will remain a Senior Advisor to
continuing with special policy projects, political efforts, and
planning." Alexander took a leave of absence from his position at
Seton Hall starting end of Feb. 2007 to join the campaign.
(reported by Lynn Sweet on
11, 2007; started on the campaign on Jan. 24) Research director
the DNC in the 2006 cycle (starting Sept. or Oct. 2005 through Jan.
Previously deputy research director at the DNC under Mike Gehrke.
At the DSCC in 2004. Policy director for Ron Kirk’s 2002 U.S.
race. Special Assistant in the Office of the Senate Democratic
Tom Daschle. Has also worked for Nancy Pelosi. Associate
for Health Policy (Domestic Policy Council) in the Clinton
Graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
(reported by Lynn Sweet on
11, 2007) Deputy research director at the DNC in the 2006
Experience includes work for Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign.
SCHEDULING AND ADVANCE
Political Director at
HOPEFUND. Deputy scheduling director on John Kerry for President,
Inc. Press secretary for Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA) in his
office in Washington. Worked in Kerry's Senate office in
Worked in New York City for a number of years. Graduated from the
University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998. Grew up in Rhinebeck, NY.
Attorney at Patton Boggs,
J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Undergraduate degree
from Colby College, 1999. Son of Severin Beliveau, a prominent
Previously worked for Sen.
Lieberman (DI-CT), serving as his scheduler and executive assistant,
work on the Gore/Lieberman campaign in 2000 and scheduler on
2003-04 presidential campaign.
|Chief of Staff
A deputy communications
on John Kerry for President. Associate at The Harbour Group,
Graduated from Georgetown University in 2001 with a B.A. in psychology
and English; two years as a White House intern in the Office of former
First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.
||Katie McCormick Lelyveld
Experience includes QA
at SPSS Inc.; Statistical Analyst at Econometrics, Inc. Ph.D. in
sociology and demography from University of Michigan, 1997; A.B. in
and East Asian studies from University of Chicago, 1991.
||Amy Lee Boonstra
Finance director at the
in the 2006 cycle. Veteran Democratic fundraiser; experience
work for then Sen. Tom Daschle's DASH PAC, the Association of Trial
of America, and Sen. John Edwards. Graduate of Smith College,
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)'s
Nine Fundraising Regions
note: this section is very
Crown, president of Henry Crown and Co. and John Rogers, founder and
of Ariel Capital Management Inc.
New York - Jenny Yeager
Mid-Atlantic - Shomik Dutta
2005 graduate of Williams
Florida - Teddy Johnston
Chair: Kirk Wagar,
attorney with Wagar Murray & Feit
California - Tammy Paster
Northwest - Melissa Schwartz
Director of marketing and online services at the DCCC in the 2006 cycle
(started there in Jan. 2005). Previously at the DSCC.
(announced by the
committee Jan. 31, 2007) Member of one of America's richest
founders of Hyatt Hotels. Founder, chairman and CEO of Classic
by Hyatt, a unit that does luxury retirement communities; and chairman
of the Board of TransUnion Corporation, a credit data and information
business. Chairman of Superior Bank, 1989-94. Bachelor's
in economics from Harvard University, 1981; J.D. and M.B.A. degrees
Stanford University, 1984.
Message & Media (see above)
(announced April 28, 2007;
and placement of media and serving as senior strategists) Senior
and partner, repectively at GMMB.
||Jim Margolis and Jason Ralston
CEO of Harstad
Strategic Research, based in Boulder, CO. 33 years of
in government, public affairs, polling, and campaign
During the 1990s he directed public affairs polling for Talmey-Drake
& Strategy in Boulder. During the 1980s he was senior vice
at Peter Hart Research and Garin-Hart Research in Washington, DC.
During the 1970s he worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S.
in Washington, D.C.
Research & Strategies. Belcher is also DNC pollster.
(reported Feb. 20, 2007 by
Sargent at TPM Cafe) Founding Partner of the Benenson
Strategy Group (BSG).
at TPM Cafe, Benenson will be in charge of polling for New Hampshire,
for South Carolina, and Harstead for Iowa.
Partner in The
Strategy Group's Chicago office.
And SS+K, a
communications firm located in New York, is helping the campaign with
ideas and new ways to reach the younger voting population. The
is being headed up by Rob Shepardson, founding partner of the firm.
Ertharin Cousin - (reported
Feb. 20, 2007 by Greg Sargent at TPM Cafe) Chief Operating
and Executive Vice President at America’s Second Harvest.
worked with Albertson's, Inc., the food and drug retailer, as Senior
President of Public Affairs; joned Albertson's in 1997. White
Liaison for the U.S. Department of State, 1993-97. Worked at the
DNC. Worked in Illinois including as Director of Government
for AT&T and Illinois assistant Attorney General, as well as on
and local campaigns. B.A. from the University of Illinois at
J.D. from the University of Georgia, 1982.
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRS
Federico Peña -
(announced Sept. 7, 2007) A managing director of Vestar Capital
a private equity fund headquartered in New York; joined the firm as a
advisor in 1998. Secretary of Energy, 1997-98. Secretary of
Transportation, 1993-97. President and CEO of Peña
Advisors, 1991-92. Elected Mayor of Denver in 1983, defeating a
incumbent, and re-elected in 1987. Elected to the Colorado House
of Representatives in 1979, and rose to become Minority Leader.
from the University of Texas at Austin, 1969; J.D. from the University
of Texas School of Law, 1972.
IN THE STATES
(reported by Chris
"The Fix" on Jan. 16, 2007) Campaign manager of Americans United
to Protect Social Security in 2005. Formed Hildebrand
Tewes Consulting, Inc. with Steve Hildebrand in early 2005.
director of the DSCC in the 2004 cycle. Field director on Vice
Al Gore's 2000 Iowa caucus campaign starting in June 1999.
director of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, 1998. Managed Sandy
mayoral campaign in St. Paul in 1997. Managed U.S. Rep. David
re-election campaign in 1996. Western MN field coordinator for
Wynia's U.S. Senate campaign in 1994. Graduate of Carleton
with a degree in Political Science, 1993. Native of Mt. Lake, MN.
(reported by AP on Feb.
2007) Campaign manager for Jill Derby's 2006 race against Dean
(R) in Nevada's 2nd CD. Earlier in the 2006 cycle, Cohen served
director of operations on Deval Patrick's gubernatorial campaign in
In the 2004 cycle, he worked in New Hampshire and Tennessee on Gen. Wes
Clark's presidential campaign, and later on Sen. Tom Daschle's
campaign in South Dakota. Cohen is a former educator, having
at the high school and college levels. He is also an
having founded two companies and a non-profit organization – the Brown
University Entrepreneurship Program – where he still serves as an
(reported by AP on Feb.
2007) Executive director of the Nevada Democratic Party starting
in early 2005; field director in the 2004 cycle.
(reported by John DiStaso
"The Granite Status" on Jan. 18, 2007) In 2006 Rodriguez ran
de León's successful campaign for Assembly in California's 45th
District (Los Angeles). District director for Rep. Marty Meehan
Lowell, Mass. Campaign manager for Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)'s 2004
re-election campaign. Deputy political director on Dick
campaign for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination and previously
at Gephardt's leadership PAC, the Effective Government Committee.
A year as a volunteer teacher in Roxbury, Mass. Ran the 2nd CD
Sen. Bill Bradley's 2000 NH primary campaign. Volunteer teacher
the Jesuit Corps in Roxbury, Mass. for three years. Graduate of
Cross University with a degree in Spanish.
Hampshire page >>
Twelve years of experience
various levels of government. Deputy director of the Virginia
on Human Rights, appointed by Gov. Tim Kaine in Feb. 2006. State
core director for Tim Kaine’s successful gubernatorial campaign and for
the Virginia Coordinated Campaign in 2005. Midlands regional
on Wesley Clark's South Carolina primary campaign. From Atlanta.
Carolina page >>
More States (alpha):
(announced August 16,
President and founder (1999) of the Bomaye
Company, a public affairs firm in Los Angeles. Has served on
the campaigns of Senator Boxer, Governor Davis and Mayor
Served in the Office of Public Affairs for the Department of State
President Clinton, 1993-95. Gov. Bill Clinton's New Hampshire
Director in 1992. Worked on the Dukakis campaign in 1988 and the
Mondale campaign in 1984.
District of Columbia
(announced July 17,
Elected Mayor in 2006 and is the youngest Mayor in the City's
Elected to the City Council in 2000 and re-elected in 2004. Fenty
previously served as the lead attorney and Counsel for the Council’s
on Education, Libraries and Recreation. J.D. from Howard
Law School. B.A. from Oberlin College. Born in the District
and raised in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood.
||Mayor Adrian Fenty
Florida Advisory Council (announced
July 20, 2007)
Florida page >>
(reported by Lynn
"Obama's Illinois operation. Campaign to launch "'Camp Obama'" Chicago
Sun-Times. May 3, 2007) Managed Tammy Duckworth's 2006
general election campaign in Illinois' 6th CD. Served in the
Corps. Worked for South Carolina Democrats in the 2002 cycle,
to target African-American voters. Director of the Wisconsin
Democratic Caucus from Feb. to Aug. 2001. A regional field
on Al Gore's 2000 Iowa caucus campaign. Worked on Russ Feingold's
1998 U.S. Senate campaign. Graduate of the University of
with a degree in civil engineering. From La Crosse, WI.
(announced August 30,
endorsed Sen. Obama in Feb. 2007) Represents Washington's 9th CD;
first elected to Congress in 1996. Elected to the State Senate in
1990. (At only 25 years of age, he became the youngest state senator in
the country when he took office in 1991). Law degree from the
of Washington Law School, 1990. Graduated from Fordham University
in 1987. Lifelong resident of the 9th CD; lives in Northeast
||Congressman Adam Smith
Previously served as chief
staff to Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle through to the conclusion
of his tenure. Chief of staff to then Rep. Dick Durbin (D-IL) in
|Chief of Staff
Previously worked for Rep.
Waxman as Deputy Chief Counsel on the House Government Reform
Graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School (an Obama
Ambinder reported Orton resigned in late Sept. 2007 because he
with the campaign’s blogger outreach strategy.") Most recently
as online and Nevada press secretary for Senate Majority Leader Harry
Executive producer of Air America Radio's "The Majority Report" with
Seder and Janeane Garofalo. Communications director for Gwen
(WI-04) campaign in 2004. Graduate of the University of
|New Media Deputy
Ambinder reported that Brooks had left the campaign) Brooks
served as the campaign's Southern regional political director in
of the Office of National Development at the Democratic National
starting in Spring 2001. Deputy state director to U.S. Sen. Zell
Miller; deputy campaign manager on Zell Miller's 2000 U.S. Senate
Senior scheduler to U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, 1996-98. In 1994,
became a special assistant to then-Secretary of State Max Cleland.
Director/ briefly Georgia State Director
Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action