Regional Chairman - John Sanchez
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. |
2129 Osuna NE | Albuquerque
Regional Political Director - Rudy Fernández
(Grand Opening March 18, 2004)
||Senator Pete Domenici
The Republican nominee for Governor
in New Mexico in 2002. In 2000, Sanchez defeated the Speaker of the
House, a 30-year incumbent, to win a seat in the New Mexico legislature
(he vacated the seat to run for Governor). In his first run for office
in 1997 he defeated a former mayor to win a seat on Albuquerque's city
Regional Chairperson (UT, CO, NM, TX, AZ)
(named in Feb. 2004) Senior
political adviser for the Kentucky Republican Party, 2003. Political
director on Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) 2002 re-election campaign.
Graduate of the University of Louisville. From Dawson Springs, Kentucky.
||J. Scott Jennings
Prior to the campaign Lister
was running Sen. Pete Domenici's (R-NM) leadership PAC, Pete's PAC.
Finance director on Congresswoman Heather Wilson's 2000 re-election campaign.
Executive assistant to the chief of staff in Sen. Pete Domenici's Washington
office. Graduate of Valparaiso University, 1999.
|Deputy Executive Director
|Senior Field Director
Prior to joining the campaign
Spain worked as grassroots coordinator on Michael McCaul's congressional
campaign in Texas' 10th CD, and as deputy campaign manager on Mike Conaway's
successful March 9, 2004 primary campaign in Texas' new 11th CD.
Worked for California State Sen. Bob Margett (R-Glendora) in his district
office. Graduate of U.C. Santa Barbara with a degree in American
Scheduler on John Sanchez's
2002 gubernatorial campaign.
-On July 15, 2004 the campaign
launched the New Mexico "W Stands for Women" Leadership Team.
Sherolyn Smith-DeSantis of Albuquerque is chairwoman. Also serving
as part of the women's coalition team are Carolyn Monroe of Albuquerque,
Marj Gallun of Santa Fe, Elaine Haase of La Union, and Mary Southard of
-On May 3, 2004 the campaign
launched its New Mexico Viva Bush Coalition.
-Leslie Saucedo is the Bush-Cheney
'04 New Mexico Educators for Bush steering committee chair. She
has been a teacher in the Albuquerque public school system for the past
door to Bush-Cheney '04 in the same building)
of Colby College in Waterville, ME.
Albuquerque - Scott
Southern - Chris
Northern - Alexis
Sept. 2004) Earlier served as 72 Hour Director in Nevada. Special
projects director for Congressman Steve Pearce (NM-2). Political
director at the Republican party of New Mexico for several years.
B.A. in Political Science from University of Northern Colorado.
director for the College Republican National Committee. While a student
at UNM ran Patrick Milligan's campaign for District 4 city council
in Albuquerque, Oct. 2003. Graduate of the University of New Mexico
with a degree in political science, 2004.
2004) McCleskey served as campaign manager for John Sanchez's 2002
bid for Governor. Executive director of the New Mexico Republican
Party, Jan.-Nov. 2001. In 2000 he managed Sanchez's campaign, defeating
Raymond Sanchez, the longest-serving Speaker of the New Mexico State House.
Worked for the New Mexico Republican Party, May 1999-May 2000. Policy
analyst for Gov. Gary Johnson's Finance and Administration Secretary David
Note: There was a significant
rift among state Republicans in late 2003 and early 2004; one faction supported
John Dendahl, who served as state party chair through May 2003, and the
other supported Ramsay Gorham, who succeeded Dendahl but in turn resigned
on March 31, 2004.
Republican Party of New Mexico
| 300 San Mateo NE, Suite 101 | Albuquerque
(Elected April 17, 2004)
President and CEO of CSI Aviation Services Inc., an aircraft charter and
leasing service in Albuquerque. Served as chair of the National Committee
for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. B.S. and M.A. degrees
from the University of New Mexico.
||Col. Allen Weh (ret.)
(May 2004) Roswell political
consultant. Consulted on John Dendahl's 1994 campaign for governor.
Worked for the NRCC and the NRSC in the 1980s. Graduate of New Mexico
(Named as Acting Director in
early May 2004) Came to the state party after working on the Bush/Cheney
campaign for a couple of months. Spokeswoman for state House Republicans.
In 2002 served as spokeswoman on John Sanchez's gubernatorial campaign
after managing Steve Pearce's primary campaign in the 2nd CD. Managed
City Councilor Mike McEntee campaign for mayor in 2001.
|Associate Executive Director/Political
(May 2004) Former television
reporter and producer. Graduate of New Mexico State University, 1976.
||Patricia Viramontes Chandler
(May 2004) From Cloudcraft.
|Director of State Campaigns
When Weh came on he asked
for and received resignations of all the staff: Executive Director - Tom
Carroll (Nov. 2003-April 2004); Political Operations Director - Seth W.
Heath; Grassroots Coordinator - Mike Laurance; IT Manager - Cheryl Boothe;
Finance Director - Amanda Myrick; Volunteer Coordinator/Office Manager
- Tammy Forester