President George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, North Carolina
Regional Chairman - Warren Tompkins
Regional Political Director - Heath Thompson
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc.  |  1506 Hillsborough St.  |  Raleigh

Executive Director Jonathan Felts
Felts previously served as a spokesman for Congressman Robin Hayes (NC-8) starting in late 2001.  Worked on Dan Quayle's campaign for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination in Iowa and Phoenix, 1999.  Spokesman on Sen. Lauch Faircloth's (R-NC) 1998 re-election campaign.  Press deputy on Robin Hayes' unsuccessful 1996 gubernatorial campaign.  Davie County native.
Communications Director Rachel Sunbarger
Served as a spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security.  Worked in the press office at the White House and on Bush's 2000 campaign.  Graduate of the University of Texas.
Events Director Alex Robertson
(started Sept. 5, 2004)  Worked in the office of Senator Elizabeth Dole starting Jan. 2003 as a special assistant/legislative correspondent, and then as a legislative aide. Finance coodinator on the Elizabeth Dole for U.S. Senate campaign from Nov. 2001 through end of 2002.  Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in American history and geography, 2001.   (shifted to Colorado to work as a regional field staffer starting first week of October)
Coalitions Director Margaret Wicker
Daughter of Congressman Roger Wicker (MS-1).  (shifted to Colorado to work as a regional field staffer starting first week of October) 

Director Jessica Ennis
Campaign manager for former congressman and GOP state chairman Bill Cobey's gubernatorial campaign, 2003-04 (he finished third in close July 20, 2004 primary).  Finance director for the Republican Party of North Carolina.

Republican Party of North Carolina1506 Hillsborough St.  |  Raleigh 
Chairman Ferrell Blount
(elected August 2003) President/CEO, Blount Companies.  Elected RNC Committeman on August 16, 1996.  From Bethel (Pitt County).
Chief of Staff / Political Director / Special Legal Counsel Bill Peaslee
(since April 2001)  Practiced law in Cary for nearly a decade.  Also served as the Chairman of the Wake County Republican Party from 1997-2001, Vice Chairman of the Wake County Republican Party from 1993-1996 and Deputy Legal Counsel to the North Carolina Republican Party 1990-2001.  Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1987.
Political Director Christopher F. Mears
(started in August 2004)  Legal counsel for the House Majority Leader in the North Carolina General Assembly, from after the Nov. 2002 general election.  Started working with the NCGOP in May 2002 as deputy political director.  Worked on the campaign of Mark Martin for North Carolina Supreme Court, 1998.  J.D. and an M.A. in public policy from Regent University.  B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997.
Deputy Political Director Dennis V. Berwyn, MBA

Communications Director Kevin V. Howell
(named to the position on March 2, 2004)  Graduate of North Carolina State University with B.S. degrees in biology and political science.  In college interned in the North Carolina General Assembly for Senate Republican Leader Patrick Ballantine.  From Garner.
IT Manager Michael Perkins
(started August 2002) 
Finance Director Mary Catherine Rouse

Accounting Director Karen Langham
Accounting Assistant Jennifer Behr
(joined the staff in May 2001)  From Asheboro.
Receptionist Wanda Shivers
(started Sept. 2001)  Volunteered during the 2000 election.  Life-long Republican.  Attended Memphis State University; originally from Memphis. 

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