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Democratic Congressional Campaign
430 South Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
(named to the position by
Pelosi on Dec. 19, 2006)
Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD-8)
Deputy executive director
the 2006 cycle. In charge of all Finance operations at the
and serves as House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's Political
Wolff previously served as National Finance Director for the DCCC; he
been a chief fundraiser for Leader Pelosi for many years and has aided
her in raising a record amount of money to distribute to House
around the country and to the DCCC. Northwest Finance Director
Gore 2000 and the Northern California Finance Director for Senator
Boxer; also assisted Hillary Rodham Clinton in her 2000 campaign.
Worked for the 1992 and 1996 Clinton campaigns. Joined the
staff of Senator David H. Pryor. Worked for CNN and “Larry King
Native of Little Rock, Arkansas
|Chief Financial Officer
Campaign manager on Ron
Klein's 2006 campaign for U.S. House in FL-22; then served as Klein's
chief of staff to the end of July 2007. Campaign manager on Ginny
Schrader's 2004 campaign for U.S. House in PA-8. Worked for U.S.
Rep. Rodney Alexander (LA-5) from 2003-04 including as chief of staff;
resigned when Alexander switched to the GOP.
Northeast - Rodd McLeod
Southern - Bret Wask
Midwest - Jennifer Pihlaja
West - Steve Haro
Senior advisor and director of
public affairs at Media Matters for America. In Fall
2004 Wooters oversaw a field desk, responsible for states including NV, OR, WA, WV, at the
DNC. Worked for Vice President Al Gore's presidential campaign in
2000 in four states including Florida, where he managed daily field
operations for the general election and recount; during the 2000 New
Hampshire primary campaign he worked as a field organizer for Gore in
Nashua. Native of Silver Spring, MD.
Chief of staff to U.S. Rep.
Charlie Melancon (LA-3) from early 2005 to late 2007; managed
Melancon's election to Congress in 2004. A field organizer for
John Kerry during the Iowa caucuses. Managed several targeted
legislative races in Louisiana in the latter part of 2003.
District scheduler/district liaison for Rep. Brad Miller (NC-13) in the
first part of 2003; worked on Miller's successful campaign for Congress
in 2002. Graduate of the University of Mississippi.
|National Field Director
Prior to becoming the DCCC
communications director, Crider spent more than four years as deputy
communications director for Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and she continues to
serve as a senior advisor to the Speaker. On Capitol Hill she has
served in communications, strategic, and legislative capacities for the
late U.S. Rep. Robert Matsui (CA) and U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott
(WA)-2001. Crider opened Sen. Maria Cantwell's press office and
served as her press secretary. Throughout her career, she has
worked on a number of congressional campaigns. Crider started her
career at a Fortune 500 company.
Previously senior strategist
at the LawMedia Group (LMG).
Advisor to the Maryland Democratic Party during the 2006 mid-term
elections. During the 2004 election cycle, Thornell served as
traveling press secretary on Gov. Howard Dean’s presidential campaign
and later as the deputy political director at the Democratic Senatorial
Campaign Committee (DSCC).
Communications director, speechwriter and spokesman for the
Congressional Black Caucus.
Northeast - Carrie James
Southern - Kyra Jennings
Midwest - Ryan Rudominer
West - Yoni Cohen
director on Fernando Ferrer's 2005 campaign for mayor of New York
City. Research director at the League of Conservation Voters
Beverly Gilyard joined the
in June 2003 to direct the Member Services Department. Prior to
the DCCC, she worked as a campaign manager and a field coordinator in
political campaigns. Prior to her campaign work, she served for
five years as the Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to U.S. Rep.
Bishop (GA-02) and for three years as part of U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer’s
legislative staff. J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law
and B.A. in the dual majors of Political Science and Law & Society
from American University.
FINANCE AND MARKETING
| Managing Director of Finance and
Joined the DCCC as National
Women’s Finance Director. Finance Director Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's
2002 U.S Senate campaign in New Hampshire. Sen. Dick Durbin’s
Director in 2001. DSCC's Midwest Finance Director during the 2000
cycle. Washington PAC Director for BACKPAC, Sen. Bob Kerrey’s
|Candidate Fundraising Director
Also at the DCCC in the 2006;
helped raise over $6.5 million online. Previously a legislative
assistant in the American Academy of Pediatrics' Department of Federal
Affairs, and headed up AAP's online program.
| Online/Marketing Director
(Editor of the DCCC's blog,
The Stakeholder; "works closely with local and national bloggers to
hold congressional Republicans accountable for their records."
During the 2006 cycle, English managed micro-sites and e-mail campaigns
for the DCCC's Independent Expenditure Program.
Moved over from position as DCCC
political director. In 2004 cycle was DCCC Northeast regional
political director. Finance director on Steve
Israel's 2000 congressional campaign as finance director. Finance
director for Rep. Mike Forbes (D-NY). Campaign manager for
Del. Robert Hull's (D) successful re-election bid. Started
career at the DCCC as a finance assistant. Bachelor's degree in
relations from Connecticut College, 1997.
Previously at the Fund for
Did press for Victory 2004 in Nevada; with the Kerry campaign,
including as communications director for the Maryland primary.
briefly as communications director for Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Catherine
Baker Knoll. Joined the office of Congressman Adam Smith (WA-9)
communications director in January 2002. Worked at the Democratic
Leadership Council and Progressive Policy Institute. Graduate of
University in 2000 with a degree in History of Art. From
Blue Program co-chairs
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of
Rep. Arthur Davis of Alabama
Rep. Bruce Braley of Iowa
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