Valley Regional Chairman - Jo Ann Davidson
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. |
300 Capitol Street | Charleston
Regional Political Director - Dave DenHerder
(Grand Opening April 6, 2004...Chairman
Gov. Marc Racicot)
(announced Jan. 7, 2004)
Capito, from Charleston, represents the 2nd CD and was first elected to
Congress in 2000.
||Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito
(announced Jan. 7, 2004)
Bush-Cheney Co-Chair in 2000. Described as "the Lee Atwater of West
Virginia politics." Campaign manager for Cecil Underwood's successful gubernatorial
campaign in 1996; went on to work as chief of staff in the governor's office.
||Bill Phillips, Jr.
(announced Jan. 7, 2004)
After graduating from high school, Harless worked as a miner at the Red
Jacket Coal Co. He became part-owner and manager of a lumber company,
the Gilbert Lumber Company, and built it up to International Industries,
||James H. "Buck" Harless
Campaign manager to 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.
Worked at the U.S. Department
of Labor, 2001-03. Formerly worked for Sen Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Graduate of Marquette University.
Graduate of Marshall University.
|Field Director - Huntington
Former head of Students for
Bush in WV.
|Field Director - Morgantown
|Field Director - Clarksburg
- The Bush campaign was
up and running early in West Virginia. An April 6 press release from
the campaign stated, "The office is occupied by five campaign staff members
and has a phone bank that operates Monday through Thursday from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. In addition to the headquarters staff, there are three
field staff members working in other regions of the state."
RNC Victory 2004
| 200 Capitol Street | Charleston
project director at Public Opinion Strategies. Worked in market research
in New York. In 2000 worked with Pew Charitable Trusts and Third
Millenium to study and poll voter turnout among 18-34 year olds.
MBA from Georgetown University; President of the Class of 2004. Undergraduate
degree in public policy from Duke.
director for the Fletcher for Governor campaign in Kentucky, 2003.
Previously worked at the NRSC and for the Republican House Caucus in Pennsylvania.
Graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.
secretary for Rep. Shelley Moore Capito. Worked at the Department
of Commerce in 2001. Did press on Bush's 2000 campaign. Graduate
of the University of Rhode Island.
F I E L D
to the campaign Santamaria served as National Membership Coordinator for
the American Watercraft Association. Executive Director of the Republican
Youth Majority. Vice President of Club Development and Membership
for Maryland State Young Republicans. Deputy Campaign Manager for
Francis Corcoran for Assembly in New York, 2000. J.D. from Pace University
School of Law. B.A. in East Asian Studies from Manhattanville College.
Director - Wheeling
of the University of Richmond.
Director - Princeton
of the University of Virginia. From Charleston.
Director - Charleston
of the George Washington University. From Charleston.
Director - Beckley
and associate chairperson of the WVGOP. Served as executive director
of the Personal Watercraft Association starting in Aug. 2002 through 2004.
Federal Liaison for the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative
Action. Starting in 1995 served two evenings a month as the Municipal
Court judge for Charles Town, WV. J.D. from Tulane University Law
School. Undergraduate degree from Wellesley.
Director - Martinsburg
of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. Intern/Staff
Assistant in Congressman Henry Bonilla (R-TX)'s District Office.
Intern/Office Manager on Texas Victory 2002.
Director - Parkersburg
of West Virginia University at Parkersburg. From Parkersburg.
worked for the Republican Party of Kentucky. Graduate of Auburn University.
attorney. Earlier in 2004 he served as manager on Richard Hoffman's
congressional campaign in NY's 18th CD. He also served as Director
of Campaign Operations for State Assembly candidate, Tony Sayegh.
St. Paul worked for Pennsylvania Governors Mark Schweiker and Tom Ridge.
J.D. from Widener Law School. Native of the Bronx.
||Richard St. Paul
of Wheeling Jesuit University. From Wheeling.
West Virginia Republican Party |
MacCorkle Avenue SW | South Charleston
From Morgantown, partner in
Grand Central Business Centers. Brother of 2004 Republican gubernatorial
candidate Monty Warner.
Prior to joining the West Virginia
GOP in 2001, Abernathy served as communications director of the Ohio Republican
Party from 1998-2001. Previously he served as deputy district director
for former Ohio Congressman Frank Cremeans. He has worked as a reporter,
columnist and editor for various newspapers in Ohio. [Abernathy provides
a useful description of the workings of and tensions in the state party
in his book ELEPHANT
WARS: Why fight the Democrats when we have each other? (iUniverse,
Inc., June 20, 2005)].
Joined the WVGOP as Political
Director upon graduation from the University of Charleston in 2002.
Born and raised in Charleston, WV.
Finance Director for the WVGOP
starting in January 2003 and continuing through Nov 2004. Began working
for the Party in August 2002 as the Asst. Victory Director for the mid-term
elections. 2002 graduate of WVU. Born and raised in West Union,
Doddridge County, WV.