Clark for President Oklahoma Leadership
Oklahoma City Headquarters: 816 N. Broadway
Tulsa Headquarters: 1422 S. Peoria
Served as Iowa State
of the Bob Graham for President campaign from May 2003 until Graham
the race in October. Vanden Berg came to the Graham campaign from
her position as caucus director for the Iowa Democratic Party. In
2002 she worked as the deputy director of the IDP's 2002 Coordinated
She served as Rep. Leonard Boswell's communications director after
his successful re-election campaign in 2000. From Pella,
She graduated from Central College with a degree in Political Science.
||Jessica Vanden Berg
Oklahoma, Bocchini worked for Sen. Bob Graham’s presidential campaign
Iowa. In 2002, he worked Iowa’s 4th Congressional District for
Iowa Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign and later organized for
Landrieu in the U.S. Senate runoff in Louisiana. Bocchini
for the 2001 Virginia Coordinated Campaign in Richmond. In 2000,
he was a finance staffer for Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA), as well as a
in New Hampshire for Bill Bradley. Bocchini grew up in
and graduated from George Washington University.
During the 2000
election, Bond was a member of Vice President Al Gore's Advance and
staff. He has also worked in the U.S. Senate. Bond is a
native who graduated from Bishop Kelley High School and earned a BA in
Philosophy and Russian from the University of Oklahoma. His
are Patterson Bond, a labor and employment attorney, and Dr. Leslie
a clinical psychologist.
Prior to working for
campaign, Goltry worked for the Virginia Groundforce Project, Bob
for President, the League of Conservation Voters, the National
of Letter Carriers, and the National Air Traffic Controllers
She is a former board member of WIN (Women's Information Network) in
DC. Goltry's Oklahoma roots date back to 1900. The town of
Goltry (Alfalfa County), founded in 1903, was named in honor of the
Her late grandmother, Mary Virginia Scott Goltry was born in Ft. Cobb
County), grew up near Verden (Grady County), and was a graduate of the
Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha. Her late grandfather,
Goltry, was born in Marietta (Love County) and grew up near Amber
County). Goltry grew up in Wichita, Kan., and graduated from the
College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.
Regional Coordinator, 1st
District – Gerry Kappers
Kappers is active in
outreach in the Tulsa area and has worked in Information Technology for
a local non-profit. She graduated from Oral Roberts University with a
in Management Information Systems.
Regional coordinator, 2nd
District – Daniel Nichols
campaign Nichols worked to build a base of support for the Draft Clark
Movement in San Antonio. He also worked for the San Antonio
Party. Nichols graduated high school in San Antonio and played
for Texas Christian University his first two years of college. He
later transferred to the University of Texas and graduated with a BA in
Economics and History. Nichols' family has roots in Oklahoma. His
family has held a land grant in Caddo, Okla., since the early
His great-great-grandparents are Frank Pitchlynn Semple and Helen
Helen attended the Presbyterian School for Boys and Girls (later to be
merged into the Oklahoma Presbyterian College for Girls) in
Frank was a successful banker, farmer, and merchant. Frank and Helen's
eldest daughter Alta was born in Caddo and educated at the Oklahoma
College for Girls. Frank's brother Will was chief of the Choctaw
Regional Coordinator, 3rd
District – Brian Andrews
Andrews was a
before joining the campaign. In 2000 he worked on Sen. Bill
presidential campaign, and in 2003 he worked on the Coordinated
in New Jersey to return control of the State Senate to Democrats.
Andrews grew up in rural New Jersey. He received his college
from Pomona College in California where he majored in Politics,
and Economics with a minor in U.S. History.
Regional Coordinator, 4th
District – Matt Helfant
Immediately prior to
the Clark campaign in Oklahoma, Helfant was a field organizer in Iowa
Sen. Bob Graham’s bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
also worked on local political issues in Washington, D.C. Helfant grew
up in South Florida and earned a BA in History and Political Science
the University of Central Florida.
Regional Coordinator, 5th
District – Basil Tilmon
Prior to joining the
Tilmon worked in his native Louisiana for the state Democratic Party in
the recently completed Coordinated Campaign where the Democratic Party
swept all but one state-wide office and elected the first female
of Louisiana Kathleen Babineaux Blanco. Tilmon graduated
in from Queen City High School, Queen City, Tex., and earned a BA in
from the University of Texas.
Before joining the
Hope spent 10 years as a print and broadcast journalist in Washington,
D.C., and New York City. She is a former board member of the
Press Club in Washington. She has also done non-profit and
marketing/communications consulting. Hope is a Tulsa native who
from Bishop Kelley High School and earned a BA in Journalism from the
of Oklahoma. Her parents are retired American Airlines avionics
Martin R. Hope and local writer Margaret Hope.
||Heather Ann Hope
Freeman is a
operative who has experience on campaigns for national and local
office as well as issue advocacy. He has done grassroots
in Arkansas, Georgia and Washington, DC. Freeman holds a BA in
Justice and Regulatory Science from the University of Arkansas, Pine
and an MA in Political Science, American Politics and International
from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Hedgepeth is an
native who spent her career in Washington, D.C., working for the
Services Administration in an office next door to the White House. She
has been traveling since her 1995 retirement.
Basnett was the
in 2002 for Doug Dodd's campaigns (special election and general
to represent the 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House.
grew up in the Oklahoma/Texas Panhandle and later lived in Illinois
she graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill.
moving to Tulsa, Basnett earned her law degree from the University of
Basnett represented the poor and elderly through Legal Services of
Oklahoma for 17 years and has been in private practice since 1996.
Soloway worked for
Serrano, D-N.Y., in his Washington, D.C., office. He has also worked
former President Bill Clinton in his New York City office.
grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from Columbia University with a
in English and Economics.
Vineyard served as volunteer webmaster of the Oklahomans for Clark
State Senate Majority Leader Darryl Roberts, a Vietnam veteran, headed
Clark's efforts to turn out the veterans' vote.
On January 7, 2004 the campaign announced 11
Sen. Penny Williams
39, central and north Tulsa
Sen. Jim Maddox -
32, Lawton and the Army Base at Ft. Sill.
Rep. James E. Covey,
51, Custer City
Rep. Danny Morgan,
Fmr. Rep. Don
Fmr. Rep. and Corp.
Jim Townsend, Shawnee
John Orr, Oklahoma City
Vince Orza, Oklahoma City
Fmr. 1st U.S.
District Nominee Kurt Glasco, Tulsa
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