Regional Chairman - Vin Weber
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc.
| 621 E. 9th Street | Des Moines
Regional Political Director - Karen Slifka
Press Secretary - Merrill Smith
(Grand Opening May 8, 2004...U.S.
Olympic Gold Medalist and Iowa Wrestling Legend Dan Gable, Honorary Vice
Chair of BC' 04 Iowa Campaign and U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (IA-04))
(announced as Chairman Oct.
17, 2003) A small business owner (StrataVizion Consulting Group,
Des Moines); recently served as the Economic Development Coordinator for
Iowa State University. Chief of staff for Gov. Terry Branstad, 1991-1995;
campaign manager for Gov. Branstad, 1990-1991. Director of the Iowa
Department of Commerce, 1988-1990. B.A. from the University of Northern
Deputy communications director
for the U.S. House Government Reform Committee, chaired by Rep. Tom Davis
(VA-11). Campaign manager for Rep. Rob Simmons (CT-2) in his 2002
re-election race. Grassroots director on Randy Forbesí June 2001
special election campaign for Congress in Virginia's 4th District.
Campaign manager for Rep. Davis in 2000. B.A. in government and politics
from George Mason University.
Previously worked on business
development at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld LLP in Washington, DC.
Graduate of Texas A&M University.
Regional Field Representatives
West - David Joyslin Central
- Grant Young SE - Eric Branstad
- Annie Palisi
Graduate of the University of
Iowa, with a B.A. in political science, May 2004. Chair of the University
of Iowa College Republicans, 2003-04.
Prior to joining the campaign
Earle worked as a field representative for the Republican Party of Iowa
in Des Moines. Graduate of UNI with a degree in political science,
2003; served as chairman of the UNI College Republicans, and in 2002 worked
in the field for the Republican Party of Iowa for several months. Native
of Grundy Center.
-County Chairs in
all 99 counties.
State Chair: State Sen. Kitty Rehberg - from Rowley. Active
in various political campaigns over the years including Jim Nussle for
Congress, Joe Kremer for State Representative, and Dan Quayle for President
(she was co-chair with then State Sen. Steve King).
-On March 3, 2004, the campaign
announced the Bush-Cheney '04 Iowa Farm Team Steering Committee
with over 40 members.
Keppy - past president of the Iowa Pork Producers; farmer in Scott County.
Co-Chair for Agri-business:
Rusty Harder - owns E-Markets, an agribusiness in Ames.
Dean Kleckner (immediate past president of the American Farm Bureau Federation,
Des Moines) and Merlin Plagge (a past president of the Iowa Farm Bureau
Federation; operated a corn and soybean operation in Franklin County).
-Bush-Cheney '04 Iowa
Veterans State Chair: Major General Evan "Curly" Hultman (U.S. Army,
Ret.) Hultman is the former executive director of the Reserve Officers
Association of the United States and is presently the international representative
of the Greater Des Moines, Iowa, Convention and Visitors Bureau. He also
serves as the U.S. member of the Confederation Interalliee des Officers
de Reserve (CIOR) (NATO Nations). (May 11, 2004 press release Bush-Cheney
'04 National Veterans Steering Committee)
-On July 1, 2004, Secretary
of Commerce Don Evans, in Des Moines, announced the Iowa Small Business
Leaders for Bush Coalition.
Chair: John Gilliland
- at the Iowa Association of Business and Industry since 2001. Executive
director of "Good for Iowa - Vote Yes!" June 29, 1999 constitutional amendment
campaign. Served as Iowa Deputy Secretary of State from 1995-99.
Republican nominee for Secretary of State in 1998. He has practiced
law with the Des Moines firm of Bradshaw, Fowler, Proctor & Fairgrave,
P.C.; clerk to the U.S. Attorney Charles W. Larson; judicial clerk in Iowa
's First Judicial District (Hon. Robert E. Mahan). J.D. from Creighton
University; bachelor's degree from Cornell College in Mount Vernon.
Native of Knoxville, IA.
Iowa Victory 2004
Aug. 5, 2004) Taking leave of absence from position as Vice President of
the Muscatine based Iowans for Tax Relief.
||Ed Failor, Jr.
worked for the Colorado Republican Party.
Director/72 Hour Director
Nathan Treloar April Young
Chad Airhart Angie Lewis
Adrianne Holmes Ben Christian
from Des Moines.
University of Chicago Law School.
Republican Party of Iowa
| 621 E. Ninth Street | Des Moines
Chairman since Jan. 27, 2001;
deployed to Iraq in Sept. 2003. From Cedar Rapids. State Senator
(District 19) since 2002; previously served as a State Representative,
1992-2001. General Counsel for The ESCO Group, Cedar Rapids, since
1999. Assistant Jones County Attorney, 1997-99. University
of Iowa, JD, 1996; University of Iowa, BA in Economics, 1992.
Retired from John Deere.
Member of the Black Hawk County Board of Supervisors since 1991.
Collins has taken the role of
Deputy Chairman since Larson was deployed to Iraq. Managed Doug Gross'
2002 campaign for governor. B.A. in political science from Iowa State
University in Ames, 1998.
Media director for the National
Abstinence Clearinghouse, based in Sioux Falls. Press secretary on
Steve Kirby's unsuccessful campaign for the 2002 Republican gubernatorial
nomination in South Dakota. Worked briefly as morning anchor and
reporter at KDLT (NBC) in Sioux Falls, SD. Graduate of Colorado State
University in Fort Collins with a degree in journalism. Grew up on
a horse ranch south of Colorado Springs.
|| Kristin Scuderi
Senior campaign adviser in Iowa
and Midwest finance director on Elizabeth Dole's presidential run in 1999.
Bob Dole's campaign manager in Iowa in 1995 and 1996.