Barack Obama-Organization, Kentucky
updated May 18, 2008

Headquarters: 900 East Market Street, Louisville, KY  502-561-8401  ...grand opening March 29, 2008
Director Carolyn Whitaker-Tandy
District director of U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth's Louisville office.  President and CEO of The Crimson Group LLC, a public relations, campaign management and fund-raising services firm.  Director of African American Outreach for the DNC starting in 1998.  National field director for College Democrats of America (CDA).  Bachelor's degree in sociology from Gordon College (Wenham, Mass.), 1996.  Native of Dallas, Texas.
Field Director Lauren Kidwell
South Central Iowa regional field director on Obama's Iowa caucus campaign... GOTV regional coordinator in Cleveland.  Regional field director for the 4th CD with the Minnesota Coordinated Campaign in 2006.  Worked in Senator Obama's DC Senate office from January 2005-June 2006 mainly as a legislative correspondent.  Regional director for NW Illinois on Obama's 2004 general election campaign for U.S. Senate; field staffer in Central Illinois on Obama's primary campaign for U.S. Senate.  Graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in political science and speech communications, 2004.
Communications Director Lisa Moxley

Press Secretary
Clark Stevens
Started on the campaign doing rapid response on Obama's NH primary campaign.  Account executive and then online services director at Fenton Communications, July 2005-Aug. 2007.  Also co-director of the Campaign to Defend the Constitution, Sept. 2005-Aug. 2007.  Media officer at Greenpeace USA, April 2004-June 2005.  Policy and research assistant at  Dean for America.  Graduate of  Colby College, 2003.

Ashland - 1133A Carter Av, Ashland, KY  41101

Bardstown - 205 E. Stephen Foster AVe, Bardstown, KY  40004

Bowling Green - 814 State St., Bowling Green, KY  42101   ...grand opening April 15, 2008

Covington - 222 W. Pike St., Covington, KY  41011    ...grand opening April 22, 2008 (seventh office to open)

Crestwood - 6461 W. Hwy 146, Crestwood, KY  40014

Frankfort - 112 E. Main St., Frankfort, KY  40601

Glasgow - 101 E. Main St., Glasgow, KY  42141

Henderson - 215 N. Elm St., Suite A, Henderson, KY  42420

Hopkinsville - 707 S. Virginia St., Hopkinsville, KY  42240

Lexington - 125 East Reynolds road, Suite 115, Lexington, KY 40517      ...grand opening April 7, 2008

Murray - 104 N. 15th St., Murray, KY  42071

Owensboro - 805 Frederica St., Owensboro, KY  42301

Paducah - 802 Jefferson St., Paducah, KY  42001

Pikeville -224 Second St., Pikeville, KY  41501

Radcliffe - 663 N. Dixie Blvd, Ste E, Radcliffe, KY  40160

Regional Field Directors include
            Shailen Bhatt - Graduate of Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in economics.
4th CD: Nick Kowalski - Started on the campaign in Sept. 2007; field organizer on the Nevada caucus campaign.  Senior business associate at Infotech Strategies, 2005-07.  Membership coordinator at WSA (now the Washington Technology Industry Association), 2004-05.  Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University. 2007.  Undergraduate degree from the University of Washington, 2002.

Kentucky Leadership Committee  (announced May 7, 2008 ...41 people)

Former Louisville Councilman Bill Allison, Jefferson
Former Councilwoman Denise Bentley, Jefferson
Elizabethtown City Council Member, Anthony Bishop, Hardin
Former City Council Member George Brown, Fayette
Congressman Ben Chandler, Woodford   .........(April 29, 2008)
Mayor of Madisonville, Will Cox, Hopkins
State Representative Jim Glenn, Daviess
Former Franklin County Judge William Graham, Franklin
Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, Jefferson
Former State Senator Nicholas Kafoglis, Warren
Former State Senator David Karem, Jefferson
State Representative, Dennis Keene, Campbell
County Judge Executive Darrell Link, Grant
Former Congressman Ken Lucas, Boone
Former State Senator Michael Maloney, Fayette
Former Congressman Romano Mazzoli, Jefferson
State Representative Reginald Meeks, Jefferson
Former State Senator Danny Meyer, Oldham
Former Lexington Mayor Pam Miller, Fayette
Former State Treasurer Jonathan Miller, Fayette
State Senator Gerald Neal, Jefferson
County Judge Executive Billy O'Banion, Owen
Louisville Councilman Tom Owen, Jefferson
State Representative Darryl Owens, Jefferson
Former Circuit Judge Lewis Paisley, Fayette
State Representative Ruth Palumbo, Fayette
Former State Senator Georgia Powers, Jefferson
Campbell County Commissioner, Ken Rechtin, Campbell
State Senator Ernesto Scorsone, Fayette
Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin, Jefferson
State Senator Tim Shaughnessy, Jefferson
County Commonwealth Attorney Gordie Shaw, Woodford
Bardstown City Council Member, Bill Sheckles, Nelson
Former Bowling Green Mayor Patsy Sloan, Warren
Louisville Councilman David Tandy, Jefferson
Councilman George Unseld, Jefferson
Former Congressman Mike Ward, Jefferson
State Representative Jim Wayne, Jefferson
State Representative Susan Westrom, Fayette
Councilwoman Mary Woolridge, Jefferson
Congressman John Yarmuth, Jefferson     ........(Feb. 8, 2008)

and endorsed by
Ben Carter and Joe Sonka, co-administrators of BlueGrassRoots  (Feb. 4, 2008)

Louisville Courier-Journal  (May 4, 2008)
Lexington Herald-Leader  (May 16, 2008)
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