John Edwards-Campaign Organization, New Hampshire
Edwards for President, Inc.
On January 2, 2003, Sen. Edwards announced formation of a presidential exploratory committee.  Edwards for President, Inc. is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Nick Baldick, a former top Gore operative, is the campaign manager.  Sen. Edwards formally announced his candidacy on September 16, 2003.

Edwards for President, Inc. New Hampshire Leadership
New Hampshire State Director Caroline McCarley
(Started Feb. 1, 2003)  Served as State Senator representing Rochester, Somersworth, Barrington and Nottingham from 1996-2002.  Political director for Vice President Al Gore's 2000 New Hampshire primary campaign.  Served on the Rochester School Board for 11 years, including ten years as chair. 
Deputy State Director Caleb Clark
(Started April 1, 2003)  Deputy campaign manager on Martha Fuller Clark's 2002 congressional campaign.
Press Secretary Colin Van Ostern
(Started March 1, 2003)  Communications director for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's U.S. Senate campaign in 2002.  Previously (and for several months after the 2002 campaign) press secretary for the NHDP.  Prior to that he lived in Washington, DC and worked as a producer for The McLaughlin Group and press secretary to Congressman Jim Turner (D-TX).  He also served as press secretary to Texas congressional candidate Loy Sneary.
Deputy Press Secretary Tait Sye
(Started July 1, 2003)  Research Director for the Florida Democratic Party in 2002.  Worked on Al Gore's NH primary campaign in 2000, then in Nashville for the general election.
Field Director Laura Walters
(Announced Feb. 10, 2003, started June 1, 2003) Worked as Laconia (Lakes) regional field director for Gore's 2000 NH primary campaign and as statewide field director in Tennessee for the general election.  Master's degree from Oxford University (1999).  Experience on campaigns in Georgia, Florida and New York.
Deputy Field Director Sarah Resnick
(Announced May 8, 2003)  Worked as a field director for Iowa congressional candidate Ann Hutchinson's campaign in fall 2002; coordinated field efforts in Norther Illinois for Rod Blagojevich's 2002 gubernatorial campaign; master's degree from the London School of Economics.
Voter Contact Administrator Mike Palamuso
(Announced as Manchester Area Regional Field Coordinator on May 8, 2003 and worked in that position for some months) Left position as deputy director at the NHDP to join the campaign; a regional field director for the New Hampshire Democrats' 2002 Coordinated Campaign, then worked on Sen. Landrieu's runoff in Louisiana.
Volunteer Coordinator Kinsey Casey
(Announced as Concord Area Regional Field Coordinator on May 8, 2003 and worked in that position for some months) A regional field director for New Hampshire Democrats' 2002 Coordinated Campaign, then worked on the Landrieu runoff.

F I E L D   O F F I C E S
(Regional Field Coordinators announced May 8, 2003; most started in June)
Manchester Area Regional Field Coordinator: Pauly Rodney

Previously worked in the national Edwards headquarters in Raleigh, NC.  Graduate of Princeton University.
Manchester Assistant: Jon Menefee
Graduate of Catawba College in North Carolina.

Dover - 537 Central Avenue
Strafford County Regional Field Coordinator: Mazie Kukachka

Worked in the office of former Clinton aide Harold Ickes, serving as liaison with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's PAC.

Keene - 25 West Street
Western New Hampshire Regional Field Coordinator: James Katz

From Brown University; president of Brown College Democrats; organized student campaign efforts for Jeanne Shaheen's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign and Bill Bradley's 2000 NH primary campaign.

Concord - 18 N. Main Street, Suite 205
Concord Area Regional Field Coordinator: Bo Memory

From Whiteville, NC.  Graduated from UNC-Charlotte and worked for the University of North Carolina before moving to New Hampshire.

Nashua - 80 Main Street
Nashua Area Regional Field Coordinator: Clarinda Landeros

Worked on New Hampshire Democrats' 2002 Coordinated Campaign, then worked on the Landrieu runoff.  Previously an elementary school teacher in California.

Portsmouth - 31 Vaughn Mall
Seacoast Regional Field Coordinator: Paul Dunn

Worked as volunteer coordinator for Martha Fuller Clark's 2002 congressional campaign.  Previously worked on Democratic campaigns in Wisconsin.

Laconia - 17 Messer
Lakes and North Country Regional Field Coordinator: Christy Cunningham

Worked on New Hampshire Democrats' 2002 Coordinated Campaign; previous work on campaigns in Oregon and Oklahoma.

Londonderry - 75 Gilcrest Road, Suite 200
Southern Tier Field Coordinator: Katherine Miller
A North Carolina native.  Worked on Edwards' PAC while completing law degree at North Carolina Central University.

Political Director Kristyn McLeod
(Start June 1, 2003)  Director of scheduling for Gov. Shaheen during her 2002 U.S. Senate campaign, and worked in Shaheen's office during her last term as governor; field staff of Shaheen's 2000 re-election campaign.
Political Assistant Pete Kavanaugh
Taking a semester off from Georgetown University to work on the campaign.  Native of Dartmouth, MA.
Trip Director Meghan Scott
(Officially started April 1, 2003; helping out before then)  In 2002 worked on then Sen. Caroline McCarley's re-election effort.
Advance Director Jay Heidbrink
Heidbrink came to NH from Dallas, TX, where he worked on the Sanchez gubernatorial campaign in 2002.  Formerly taught history.  Graduate of Boston College.
Advance Adam Katz
UNH graduate; from Weyland, MA.
Director of Operations Wade Chappell

Chief of Staff Tom Ziemba
(started week of Nov. 3, 2003)  Worked in the Clinton administration starting in the early 1990s; worked at AOL; managed a private consulting firm.

(announced Dec. 11, 2003)
Chairman: Sen. Lou D'Allesandro
Co-Chair: Rep. Sharon Nordgren
Co-Chair: Sen. Joe Foster

-On January 25, 2005 former U.S. Sen. John Durkin announced his endorsement of Sen. Edwards, after having withdrawn his backing from Dean the previous week.

-On January 22, 2004, the campaign announced endorsements of five State Reps and other prominent Gephardt supporters.

-On December 9, 2003 the campaign launched "Educators for Edwards" with letter to 8,000 teachers.

-On October 30, 2003 the campaign announced the endorsement of Sen. Lou D'Allesandro (Manchester-Dist. 20). 

-The campaign announced the names of 157 new supporters on September 15, 2003.

-The campaign announced the names of 34 activists supporting Sen. Edwards on May 2, 2003.

-On April 24, 2003 the campaign announced the names of several Upper Valley supporters: State Rep. Sharon Nordgren, Deputy Democratic Leader in the New Hampshire House; Scott Pauls, Vice-Chairman of the Upper Valley Democrats and an assistant professor of Mathematics at Dartmouth; and Dr. Rob Nordgren, Chair of the Grantham Democratic Committee and son of Rep. Nordgren.

-In January 2003 the campaign announced its first lists of supporters.  On January 17, 2003 the campaign announced nine supporters from Concord.  On January 21, 2003 the campaign announced seven supporters from the Nashua area and seven supporters from greater Strafford/Seacoast.

Team Edwards in Action
State Headquarters (10/03)
Caroline McCarley (10/03)
Field Director Laura Waters (10/11/03)
Field (10/6-10/11/03): Concord, Dover, Nashua
Sign advertising Sen. Edwards August 2003 Real Solutions Tour (Exeter, 10/03)
A Visit to Edwards for President New Hampshire Headquarters (05/03)

Space: The Edwards campaign looked at more than a dozen spaces before settling on 967 Elm Street.  For example, the campaign considered a warehouse on the Westside similar to the Dean and Kerry spaces, but it would have had to build out the space, which seemed like a lot of work said press secretary Colin Van Ostern.  After weighing factors such as size, handicap accessibility, ability to handle a large number of volunteers, capacity for phone lines the campaign decided on the Elm Street location.  The campaign has the entire third floor, about 4,000 square feet organized into a maze of rooms; windows provide lots of natural light.  "The location is ideal...literally a block from City Hall," stated Van Ostern, noting also that it is right above the popular Fusion Coffee Shop.  The campaign moved in May 1. 

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