President George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, New Hampshire
New England Regional Chairman - Graham Shafer (succeeded Jim Tobin)
Northeast Regional Political Director - Mike DuHaime

Bush-Cheney '04, Inc.  1045 Elm Street, Suite 401  |   Manchester (Grand Opening April 13, 2004...Gov. Craig Benson)
(announced Nov. 24, 2003)
Gov. Craig Benson
Sen. Judd Gregg
Sen. John Sununu

Executive Director Julie Teer
Communications director for the New Hampshire Republican State Committee starting in March 2003.  Worked briefly for Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) in Washington, DC after serving as press secretary on Sununu's campaign during fall 2002.  Served as press secretary to Sen. Spencer Abraham (R-MI).  Native of East Lansing. 
Communications Director Maria Comella
Worked for The Winston Group, a survey research firm in Washington, DC.  Deputy director of operations on Gov. George Pataki's (R-NY) 2002 re-election campaign.  Graduate of the Elliot School at the George Washington University, 2003.
Field Director Bill Stepien
Campaign Manager for Assembly candidates Bill Baroni and Sidna Mitchell in New Jersey's 14th Assembly District, 2003.  Campaign Manager for Kathe Donovan for Bergen County Executive also in New Jersey, 2002. 
Field Representative Steve Quain
Interned at Bush-Cheney '04 headquarters in Arlington, before starting in New Hampshire.  Graduated from the University of Connecticut in Dec. 2003 with a double major in Political Science and Economics.  Active in the UConn College Republicans, volunteered on Rob Simmons' (R-CT) 2000 and 2002 congressional campaigns, and interned in Simmon's Capitol Hill office in 2002.
Coalitions Director Stephen Replogle
Previously worked for a Republican consulting firm.  Interned at the White House.  Graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina with a degree in Political Science, 2001.  From Decatur, Georgia.

some coalitions and other key volunteers
-On May 21, 2004, Gov. George Pataki (NY) announced "New Hampshire First Responders for Bush-Cheney '04" in an event at the Auburn firehouse.  Manchester Fire Department Lt. Terry Pfaff is Chair.

-On May 17, 2004 former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman announced the Bush-Cheney '04 New Hampshire Education Leadership Team at a press conference in Manchester.  Steering committee Co-chairs include 
Bill Grimm - chairman of the board of trustees for the the first charter school in New Hampshire and a former chairman of the Franklin School Board. 
Brenda Hastings -a third grade teacher at the a school in Concord, New Hampshire. 
Linda Henderson - a member of the Exeter Region Cooperative School Board for the last six years, and prior to that, she served on the Exeter School Board for 11years. 
Kent LaPage - chairman of the Portsmouth school board. 

-On Jan. 21, 2004, Sec. Anthony Principi announced the Bush-Cheney '04 New Hampshire Veterans Leadership Team in Manchester.
Chair: Paul Chevalier - a former Sergeant Major in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Co-Chairs: Griffin T. Dalianis (Past Commander of Disabled Veterans Chapter 7); William Grimm (a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy); and Joseph C. Petrone (a retired U.S. Army Colonel).

-New Hampshire Students for Bush - James Baehr, Chair (Dartmouth '05). 

-According to the Bush-Cheney website Rick Richardson of Derry was a top volunteer in New Hampshire.  (Nov. 2004)

Note.  The campaign made an initial announcement of county chairs in the latter part of 2003 and was fully underway by Spring 2004.  According to an April 13 press release "the office is occupied by the five campaign staff members and has a phone bank that operates Wednesday and Thursday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m."

NH Victory |  1 Depot Street  |  Concord
Executive Director Rob Varsalone
Previously senior advisor to Gov. Craig Benson.  (Dan Tuohy of the [Lawrence, MA] Eagle Tribune described Varsalone as "the Karl Rove of the Benson Office").  Political director on Benson's campaign for governor in 2002.  Deputy director NH-CSE.  Finance director for Jay Lucas' campaign for governor in 1998.  Political director on Sen. Arlen Specter's 1996 NH primary campaign.  Former state legislator.
72 Hour Director Aaron Goulette
Prior to joining the Victory program, Goulette worked as litigation support director for former Congressman and State Supreme Court Justice Chuck Douglas’ law firm in Concord, NH.  In 2002 he worked as a field operative on former U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey’s campaign for governor and for the New Hampshire Republican State Committee’s Victory operation.  Graduate of the University of New Hampshire in Durham with a B.A. in political science, 2002.  New Hampshire native; graduate of Berlin High School.
72 Hour Assistant Rachel Suttles
Former Capitol Hill staffer for Sen. Elizabeth Dole.

Field Representatives
In addition to the headquarters in Concord there were 16 field offices and a Boston office for volunteer recruitment
Northern Hillsborough Co./Manchester
Manchester - 1045 Elm / Ramada Inn Conf. Center
Neva Foley
Graduate of American University.
Southern Hillsborough Co./Nashua
Nashua - Main St.
Jamie Burnett
Capitol Hill staffer for Sen. John Sununu.
Western Hillsborough Co.
Mark Buckley
John Malena
Merrimack Co.
Concord - 1 Depot St.
Misty Haungs
Graduate of UNH, 2004.
Rockingham Co.
Portsmouth - Bow St.
Exeter - Winter St.
Derry - E. Broadway
Salem - S. Broadway
Brian Cohen
2004 Convention staffer.
Strafford Co.
Dover - Central Ave.
Ben Dalianis - also Events Coordinator
Graduate of UNH, 2003.
Pete Fullerton
transfered from Maine.
Cheshire/Sullivan Co.
Keene - 25 West St.
Claremont - Pleasant St.
Sarah Janas
Graduate of Brandeis University, 2002.
Belknap Co.
Marie-Courtney Devitte
Grafton Co.
G. Trenholm Boggs, Jr. - also Sportsmen Coordinator
Carroll Co.
Conway - Main St.
Wolfeboro - Center St.
Evan Gilbert
transfered from Arizona Victory
Coos Co./North Grafton Co.
Berlin - Unity St.
Littleton - Main St.
Derek Luyten
Not Sure
Laura Parks
MBA from Babson College.
Field Coordinators
(worked in headquarters helping to coordinate data, maps, call sheets and such for the field reps)
Andrew Leach
Fletcher Strong

Events Director Genevieve Schmitt

Absentee Ballot Coordinator Gordon Pennoyer
Assistant to the Director of Operations on the 2004 Republican National Convention.  Graduate of Kenyon College, 2003.
Evangelical Coordinators Emile Beaulieu
Former Mayor of Manchester.
Pam Coluntuno

Catholic Outreach Coordinator Maureen Mooney
State legislator from Merrimack.
College Coordinator Jenn Umenhofer 

Also mobilizing students for the last weeks of the campaign: Christina Bain and Chris Gosselin (a Georgetown University senior taking a semester off; he worked at Bush-Cheney national headquarters in Arlington before New Hampshire).
Volunteer Coordinator for Massachusetts Douglas Shea
Manned an office in Boston and was responsible for recruiting volunters to come to NH and getting volunteers into the Boston office to make phone bank calls into NH.
Election Day Coordinator Gregg Keller
Transfered from serving as political and communications director for the Bush-Cheney campaign in Missouri. He formerly served as special assistant to Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO).  Clayton, MO native.

New Hampshire Republican State Committee  |  134 North Main Street  |  Concord
Chairman Jayne Millerick
Chair since January 2003; also has a consulting business, Marcucci Consulting.  Served as executive director of the party in the 2002 cycle.  Deputy press secretary to Sen. Bob Smith.  Deputy campaign manager on Republican nominee Jay Lucas' gubernatorial campaign in 1998.  B.A. in Political Science, UNH, 1995.
Executive Director Jen Wrobleski
Started working at the party in January 2003 and became executive director in March 2003.  Worked on Sean Mahoney's primary campaign in the 1st CD and then on Dick Green's successful campaign for State Senate in 2002.  Graduate of Boston University.  Grew up in Massachusetts.
Office Manager Eileen Smiglowski
Office manager since April 2003; also assistant treasurer of the state party since June 2003.

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