President George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, Missouri
 Central Regional Chairman - Warren Erdman
 Southeast Regional Political Director - Heath Thompson
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc.  | 2318 Millpark Drive  |  St. Louis 
(Grand Opening April 23, 2004: Missouri Campaign Chair Bucky Bush and U.S. Senator Jim Talent)

note: shows the campaign organization as of Sept. 2004

Chairman William “Bucky” Bush
(announced Sept. 22, 2003)  Brother of former President George H.W. Bush and uncle of President George W. Bush.  Chairs Bush-O’Donnell & Co., a St. Louis based holding company he co-founded in 1986. 

Executive Director David Raad
A veteran of President Bush's 2000 campaign, Raad has been involved in politics and campaigns for almost a decade.  Most recently he served as a member of US Department of State's Sudan Programs Group.  He has also served as a member of  Eagle Publishing's management team.  During the 2000 South Carolina primary he served as the Bush campaign's Upstate field director. 
Deputy Executive Director Randa Hayes
(wife of St. Peters Alderman David Hayes) 
Regional Field Director (Southwest Missouri) Luke McAlpin
Worked for the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC.  Worked for Haley Barbour's gubernatorial campaign in Mississippi in 2003.  Graduate of Mississippi College, 2003.
Regional Field Director (Mid-Missouri and St. Louis Area) Chris Gober
J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2004, and his business degree from Texas A&M University in 2001.  While at Texas A&M Gober worked on then Gov. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign on and off for a year and a half, starting in the Austin headquarters in May 1999 during the exploratory committee phase; he spent several months in Iowa working on the Straw Poll and also worked the convention in Philadelphia.  Native of Graham, Texas. 

Sean Murphy 

Mark Phillippe

Stafford Via 

Travis Griffin 

Ashley Lane (St. Louis area)  [redeployed to Nevada in late August/early September]

Communications Director Gregg Keller
Keller's first position in politics was as Travel Aide to then-Congressman Jim Talent in his successful 2002 Senate election campaign against Jean Carnahan in Missouri; following the campaign he served as Talent's Political Director.  Clayton, MO native. [finished the campaign as Election Day Coordinator in New Hampshire]
Coalitions Director Caleb Jones
Experience includes staff assistant to Congressman Kenny Hulshof (R-MO).
Events Directors Erin Jones
Aaron Wappelhorst


-On August 20, 2004 in St. Louis, Maryland Lt Gov. Michael Steele helped the campaign roll out the Missouri African Americans for Bush Coalition; co-chair is Rep. Sherman Parker.

-On August 2, 2004 in Arlington, Virginia U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, former New York City Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen, and Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri First Responders Committee Member and Moniteau County Sheriff Kenny Jones announced the Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri First Responders Coalition.

-On July 27, 2004 at a press conference in St. Louis Secretary of Education Rod Paige joined Julie Kammerich, Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri "Educators for Bush" Northeast Regional Chair and a 6th and 7th grade teacher; Peggy Krokstrom, Bush-Cheney '04 "Educators for Bush" National Steering Committee Co-Chair (she was a classroom teacher in Missouri public schools for 15 years and now works as an education consultant); and Yolanda Moss, Principal of Laclede Elementary School, to announce the Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri "Educators for Bush" Leadership Team.

-Lindsay Bush is the chair of the Missouri Women for Bush Coalition.  Bush worked for California Senator Pete Wilson and also worked as a strategic consultant and a leadership training firm.  She and her husband, Scott Bush, have two children. 

-On March 19, 2004 the campaign announced the Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri Farm & Ranch Leadership Team, chaired by Missouri Farm Bureau Federation President Charlie Kruse.

-On February 27, 2004 the campaign announced the Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri Veterans Leadership Team.  Statewide Co-Chairs are:

Joe Frank (Sunset Hills) -- While serving in the Army 39th Engineers Battalion, a land mine explosion caused Frank permanent disability. Frank is a former National Commander of the American Legion and a former employee of the Veterans Administration, now the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Frank is active in the VFW and the American Legion.

State Rep. Jack Jackson (represents part of St. Louis County) -- Jackson is a Vietnam combat veteran, having earned four Distinguished Flying Crosses and a Legion of Merit for his service in the Marines. Besides being active in the VFW, American Legion, and Marine Corps League, Jackson was until recently, the chief test pilot for Boeing Corporation.

Ernie Lee (from Columbia in Boone County) -- Lee served 38 years in the National Guard. He is the current president of the Missouri Association of Veteran Organizations (MAVO).

Missouri Victory 2004
Executive Director Lloyd Smith
Chief of staff for Rep. JoAnn Emerson (R-Cape Girardeau); has worked for Emerson and previously for Rep. Bill Emerson since 1981.  Campaign manager on Jim Talent's successful 2002 U.S. Senate race against Jean Carnahan.
Regional Field Director (Western Missouri) David Watts
Worked for Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and for John Cornyn for Senate in 2002 (North Texas field director).  Executive director/political director of the Dallas County Republican Party from 1998-2001.

Miriam Stonebraker (St. Charles)
Joined John Hancock & Associates in April 2004.  Political director for the Talent for U.S. Senate campaign in 2002.  Lemay Township Republican committeewoman 

Ray Sass

Janae Barker (Springfield)
Bachelor in Journalism from University of Missouri, May 2004.  From Highland, Illinois. [redeployed to Ohio after the St. Louis debate]

Jon Reedy

Virginia Gooden

Kit Beale

RNC Field
Rocco Russo 
Jim Swift 
Spokesman Rich Chrismer
Spokesman for Jim Talent's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign (narrowly defeated Jean Carnahan)and the 2000 governor's race (narrowly lost to Bob Holden).  Congressman Jim Talent's press secretary in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
72-Hour Director Kirk Pepper

Absentee Ballot Director Rory Cooper
White House Homeland Security Council staffer.  In 2000 Cooper was political division staffer at the NRCC (he was in Florida for the recount and appeared in a somewhat famous photo of a near riot at Miami-Dade county polling headquarters).
HAVA Director Matt Donnelly

Voter Registration Director Yancy Williams


Missouri Republican Party | 204 East Dunklin | Jefferson City 
Field Offices: St. Louis-2318 Millpark Drive   Independence-3675 Noland Road, Suite 110 Joplin-1531 East 32nd, #10   Springfield-1845 East Sunshine
Chair Ann Wagner
Co-chairman of the Republican National Committee; serving her third term as Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party.  Missouri State Executive Director of the Bush/Quayle Campaign in 1992.  Republicans' Director of the House and Senate Redistricting Commission in 1991.  Worked in the Energy Division of the Miisouri Department of Natural Resources.  Held management positions at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City and Ralston Purina in St. Louis.  Graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. in Business Administration in 1984.

Vice Chairman - Stanley Cox  Secretary - Dee Wetzel  Treasurer - Harvey Tettlebaum
National Committeeman - Lance Beshore (Carthage)  National Committeewoman - Ann Dickinson (Kansas City)

Chief Operations Officer Jeff Buker
(April 2003) Previously deputy to John Hancock.
Comptroller Emily Kliethermes, CPA

Communications Director Paul Sloca
(started Oct. 2003)  Previously worked eight years as a reporter with The Associated Press, including six years at the Capitol in Jefferson City.
Director of Grassroots Development Mika Schrimpf

Director of Information Systems Jason Black

Deputy Director of Information Systems Sheldon Slade

Front Office Bobby McCutcheon

Consultant on Political Strategy and Fundraising John Hancock and Associates
John Hancock served as executive director of the Missouri Republican Party from 1997 through April 2003.  Republican nominee for Secretary of State in 1992 and 1996.  Served in the state legislature.

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