Bush-Campaign Organization in the States
General Election Note:
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R I Z O N A
Executive Committee member of
Gordon C. James Public Relations. Chaired the No Taxpayer Dollars
for Politicians ballot initiative in Arizona. Director of the Republicans'
Arizona Victory 2000. Served as an advance person for President George
H.W. Bush and worked on the Bush/Quayle campaign. Worked at the RNC
in the political department, focusing on state and local government.
Worked on and managed several campaigns in Illinois. Started career
in politics working in the Illinois Legislature. Bachelor's degree
from Southern Illinois University.
R K A N S A S (Little Rock headquarters grand opening April 5,
(announced Nov. 1, 2003)
Lowe came to the campaign from his position as executive director of the
Republican Party of Arkansas, Jan.-Oct. 2003. Previously worked for
Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-AR) on his 2002 re-election campaign as a regional
political director and in his Senate office. Graduate of the University
of Arkansas with a degree in history and political science. Native
A L I F O R N I A
National Victory Director for
the Republican National Committee, 2002. Worked for the Bush Administration
in Intergovernmental Affairs at the US Department of
Victory 2000 director of operations. Political director at the California
Republican Party, 1999. Political director on Dan Lungren for Governor
O L O R A D O
(started mid-June 2004)
Hebert came to Colorado after starting as Bush-Cheney '04's executive director
in Louisiana in March 2004. Previously served as executive director
of the Republican Party of Louisiana (starting in early 2003 through March
1, 2004), and earlier as the party's political director. He also
worked on Vice President Dan Quayle's presidential exploratory committee
in 1999, as an executive with Innovative Advertising in Covington, as a
finance representative with the National Republican Congressional Committee,
and as a government relations associate with ICF Kaiser. Graduate
of Louisiana State University.
L O R I D A (Tallahassee headquarters grand opening April 7,
(from Oct. 2003) Prior
to the campaign Doster worked as an associate at Uhlfelder & Associates,
P.A. in Tallahassee, starting Feb. 2003. He served as Deputy Director
of the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development, focusing
particularly on developing new high technology business in the state, 2001-03.
Statewide political director for Gov. George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential
campaign in Florida; after the March primary, he served as the statewide
political director for Florida Victory 2000. Doster has worked on
all three of Jeb Bush's gubernatorial campaigns starting in 1993 as a political
aide. Graduate of the Citadel in Charleston, SC. Doster is
also a licensed real estate agent.
O W A (Des Moines headquarters)
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 for Randy Forbes in the 2001
special election in Virginia's 4th CD. Campaign manager for Rep.
Davis in 2000. B.A. in government and politics from George Mason
A I N E (Bangor headquarters grand opening March 22, 2004)
Previously served as state director
for Sen. Susan Collins, overseeing her state offices. Deputy campaign
manager on Collins' 2002 re-election campaign. Earlier served as
a regional field representative for Collins in Augusta, and in western
Maine for then-Senator Bill Cohen. Served three terms as a State
Representative, elected in 1996 and re-elected in 1998 and 2000.
Graduate of Bates College with a degree in Political Science, 1995. From
I C H I G A N (Southfield headquarters grand opening April 8,
Came to the campaign after working
as a Vice President at Edelman, the public affairs firm in Washington,
DC (Brian Lunde's Issues Advocacy Group). Previously a Vice President
at Powell Tate. Worked at the Leadership Institute, a non-profit
political training organization in Arlington, VA. B.A. in Communications
and Business Administration from the State University of New York at Oswego.
I N N E S O T A (St. Paul headquarters grand opening April 5,
Served as campaign manager for
Norm Coleman in his successful 2002 U.S. Senate race. Managing partner
of Minneapolis-based Gideon Hixon Ventures. The Whitneys are a prominent
Minneapolis family (there is a Whitney Foundation; the patriarch is Wheelock
Whitney, who lost the U.S. Senate race to Eugene McCarthy in 1964).
I S S O U R I
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. Raad hails from South Carolina
by way of Virginia.
E W H A M P S H I R E (Manchester headquarters grand opening
April 13, 2004)
Previously 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
E W M E X I C O (Albuquerque headquarters grand opening
March 18, 2004)
(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
E V A D A (Las Vegas headquarters grand opening April 1, 2004)
Former chairman of the College
Republican National Committee, elected July 1999 and re-elected June 2001,
served to 2003. Graduate of Yale University with a B.A. in history,
1998. Started with College Republicans as a club chairman at Brigham
Young University in Utah before transfering to Yale. Designed a youth
effort for California Gov. Pete Wilson’s re-election campaign in 1994 and
directed the youth effort for Bob Dole in Connecticut in 1996. Native
of San Jose, California
O R T H C A R O L I N A
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.
H I O (Columbus headquarters grand opening March 5, 2004)
An Ohio-based government affairs
and political consultant. Most recently served as Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Intergovernmental and External affairs at the U.S. Department
of Energy; was a member of the Department of Defense Transition Team .
Ran Bush's Ohio primary (Dec. 1999-March 2000) and general election campaigns
(Aug. 2000 to year's end), while on leave from position as director of
constituent affairs to Gov. Bob Taft. Served as the political director
for Taft’s 1998 gubernatorial campaign. Served on the staff of U.S.
Senator Mike DeWine; Northeast Ohio coordinator for DeWine’s 1994 U.S.
Senate race. Worked at the Ohio Department of Transportation during
the gubernatorial administration of George Voinovich. Paduchik has
a bachelors degree in political science from the University of Akron and
an honorary certificate in applied politics from the Bliss Institute.
R E G O N (Portland headquarters grand opening April 14, 2004)
Senior aide to the U.S. Trade
Representative, serving as the principal liaison to Congress for passage
of the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the Canadian softwood lumber dispute,
textile policy, and the impact on labor and environmental standards caused
by international trade and also working on key provisions of the Central
America Free Trade Agreement. Worked on Capitol Hill for nearly nine
years through March/April 2003, including as legislative director to Congressman
Bob Smith (R-OR) and ultimately serving as chief of staff to Congresswoman
Jennifer Dunn (R-WA). Graduate of the University of Oregon.
Seventh generation Oregonian.
E N N S Y L V A N I A (Harrisburg headquarters grand opening
April 6, 2004)
Previously served as Director
of the Office for Public Affairs for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1996-2004.
Chief of Staff and Counsel to then-State Senator (now Congresswoman) Melissa
Hart. A Deputy Attorney General for Pennsylvania working in
the Criminal Appeals section. Graduate of Villanova Law School.
B.A. from Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, 1986. Native
A S H I N G T O N
Joined the campaign in March
after serving as a field representative at the National Association of
Realtors®. Previously Seaton worked at the National Republican
Congressional Committee and in the first part of 2002 he managed John Redwine's
primary campaign in Iowa's 5th CD. He worked on the field teams of
the National Federation of Independent Business (Western political director
in the 2000 cycle) and Associated Builders and Contractors. Graduate
of the University of Colorado.
E S T V I R G I N I A (Charleston headquarters grand
opening April 6, 2004)
Campaign manager to Mike Ferguson
for Congress (NJ), to Steve Pearce for Congress (NM), and to State Sen.
Diane Allen in her unsuccessful bid for the 2002 primary campaign for U.S.
Senate (NJ). Deputy chief of staff to Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-NJ).
Named by PoliticsNJ.com as a 2001 New Jersey Rising Star.
I S C O N S I N (Wauwatosa headquarters grand opening April 5,
Graul is on a leave of absence
from the office of Congressman Mark Green (R-Green Bay), where he has served
as chief of staff since 1999. Graul ran Green's 1998 campaign, when
Green was the only Republican to defeat a House Democrat. From 1991-98
Graul worked as an aide in the Wisconsin State Assembly. He served
in elected office himself as an alderman from the Madison suburb of Fitchburg
from 1995-97. Graul is a native of Wauwatosa, and is a 1992 graduate
of the University of Wisconsin. He, his wife, Patty, and their dog,
Glenn, live in the Village of Howard just outside of Green Bay.
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