Howard Dean-Campaign Organization, New York
Dean for America  
On May 30, 2002, Dean mailed the FEC papers establishing Dean for America, a presidential campaign committee.  Dean for America is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont.  Joe Trippi is national campaign director. 

Dean for America New York Leadership
Campaign Headquarters: 369 Lexington Avenue, 2nd Floor (early November 2003)

State Director Ethan Geto
Heads Geto & deMilly, lobbying and public relations firm founded in 1980.  Was a top political aide to former Attorney General Bob Abrams.
Senior Deputy State Director David Bender
Bender has an entertainment background, notably work on the Roseanne television show.
Press Secretary/Deputy State Director Eric Schmeltzer
(June 2003)  Prior to joining the campaign, Schmeltzer worked for 3 1/2 years as press secretary to Congressman Jerry Nadler.  Earlier he worked for two years as deputy communications director for Public Campaign.
Political Director Tara Martin
(October 2003)  Chairwoman of the New York State Democratic Committee's "Caucus of Color;" was an aide to New York City Councilwoman Yvette Clark of Brooklyn.  (October 24, 2003 article in Forward)
Research Director John Arceci
A member of the group that founded New York for Dean, one of the first grassroots organizations in New York State, in February 2003.  Went on to volunteer part time and later quit his job and worked full time for the campaign.

A very active volunteer is Nicole Shore, director of volunteers.

On March 31, 2003 the campaign announced the endorsement of Judith Hope, who served as chairperson of the New York Democratic Party from 1995-2001.

Congressman Joseph Crowley (NY-7) -Bronx and Queens   11/23/03

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-8) -West Side of Manhattan   08/24/03

Congressman Major Owens (NY-11) -Brooklyn    08/26/03

CongressmanNydia Velázquez (NY-12) -parts of Brooklyn, Queens and the Lower East Side of Manhattan   11/23/03

Congressman Maurice Hinchey (NY-22) -Hudson Valley, the Catskills, the Southern Tier and the Finger Lakes regions    10/30/03

as of Dec. 10, 2003, nine state Senators and 17 Assemblymen and women:
State Sen. Neil Breslin  -Albany
State Sen. Thomas K. Duane (District 29) -Manhattan (Chelsea)
State Sen. Liz Krueger  -Manhattan
State Sen. George Onorato  -Queens
State Sen. John Sabini  -Queens
State Sen. John Sampson  -Brooklyn
State Sen. Eric Schneiderman   -Manhattan
State Sen. Ada Smith  -Queens
State Sen. Toby An Stavisky  -Queens

Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry  -Queens
Assemblyman Jonathan Bing (District 73) -East Side of Manhattan
Assemblyman William Boyland, Jr.  -Brooklyn
Assemblyman Barbara Clark  -Queens
Assemblywoman Vivian Cook  -Queens
Assemblyman Dick Gottfried (District 75) -Manhattan
Assemblyman Pete Grannis (District 65) -Upper East Side of Manhattan
Assemblywoman Margaret Markey  -Queens
Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn  -Queens
Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin -Queens
Assemblyman Bill Parment  -Chataqua (Monroe)
Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples  -Buffalo (Erie)
Assemblyman Jose Peralta  -Queens
Assemblyman Nick Perry (District 58) -East Flatbush
Assemblyman William Scarborough  -Queens
Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio  -Queens
Assemblywoman Michele Titus  -Queens

Carolyn McLaughlin - Albany Common Councilmember
Sandra Frankel - Brighton Town Supervisor
Helen DeFosses - Council President, Albany
Lynn Marinelli - Erie County Legislator
Stephanie Ardesley - Majority Leader, Monroe County Legislator
Bill Johnson - Mayor of Rochester
Mark Patterson - Mayor of Troy
Tim Mains - Rochester City Council
Bolgen Vargas - Rochester School Board
Jon Cooper - Suffolk County legislator, Huntington
Stephanie Miner - Syracuse City Councilmember
Barbara Mink - Tompkins County legislator
Suzanne Berger - Town Chair, Greenburgh

A. Gifford Miller - Speaker, NYC Council
Joel Rivera - Majority Leader, NYC Council
Bill Perkins - NYC Councilmember, Queens
Sara Gonzalez - NYC Councilmember, Brooklyn
Christine Quinn - NYC Councilmember, Manhattan
James Gennaro - NYC Councilmember, Queens
Peter Vallone, Jr. - NYC Councilmember, Queens
Tracy L. Boylan - City Councilmember, Brooklyn
Domenic Recchia - City Councilmember, Brooklyn
Kendall Stewart - City Councilmember, Brooklyn
David Yassky - City Councilmember, Brooklyn
Annabel Palma - City Councilmember, Bronx
Eva Moskowitz - City Councilmember, Manhattan
Phil Reed - City Councilmember, Manhattan
Eric Gioia - City Councilmember, Queens
Melinda Katz - City Councilmember, Queens
John Liu - City Councilmember, Queens
Hiram Monserrate - City Councilmember, Queens
Helen Sears - City Councilmember, Queens
David Weprin - City Councilmember, Queens
Michael McMahon - City Councilmember, Staten Island

Stonewall Democratic Club of New York City    decided 09/23/03

New York for Dean

Note: The campaign initially operated for months out of Geto & deMilly's offices at 130 E. 40th St.. 

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