Dick Gephardt-Campaign Organization, New Hampshire
Gephardt for President, Inc.
On January 6, 2003, Rep. Gephardt filed papers with the FEC establishing Gephardt for President Exploratory Committee.  The campaign opened its headquarters in a downtown Washington, DC office building in the first part of February 2003.  Gephardt formally announced his campaign on February 19, 2003 in St. Louis, MO.  Steve Murphy is the national campaign manager.
See also: NH Travel
Gephardt for President, Inc. New Hampshire Leadership
Campaign Headquarters: 814 Elm Street, 4th Floor, Manchester 
(officially opened for business beginning of May)
State Director Erik Greathouse
(Announced April 25, 2003, started May 9, 2003)  Prior to joining the campaign, Greathouse was working as chief of staff to Rep. Mike Ross (AR-4).  In 2002 he ran Mike Feeley's campaign for the Colorado 7th congressional district seat; Feeley ultimately lost by just 121 votes.  In 2000 he ran Ross' congressional campaign, which unseated incumbent Republican Jay Dickey.   He was national finance director for Jay Nixon's 1997 U.S. Senate race in Missouri.


Field Director Anna Landmark
(Announced June 4, 2003, started June 9, 2003)  A native of Wisconsin, Landmark ran the successful campaign of Dave Cieslewicz for Mayor of Madison in 2003 (primary Feb. 18, Apr. 1).  Most recently she was a political organizer for the Madison Teachers Inc., organizing member get-out-the-vote efforts and coordinating field strategy for the successful effort to pass a Madison Metropolitan School District operating referendum.  In 2002, she worked for the Democratic Party of Louisiana during the victorious run-off elections of Senator Mary Landrieu and Rep. Rodney Alexander.  Landmark worked for NARAL in Michigan during the 2000 cycle.


Deputy Field Director Mike Mattoon
(started as an organizer for the campaign in February 2003)  Worked at Gephardt's Effective Government Committee in Washington, DC from mid-2001 to 2003.  In spring 2002 he worked on the John Kacavas for Executive Council race and in fall 2002 he was in New Hampshire helping the House Caucus to elect Democrats to the NH House.  Previously Mattoon served as a legislative assistant to Rep. Zoe Lofgren.
Manchester Field Organizer: Erin Ford (Sept. 2003) ...graduated from Wellesley College in 2003 with a degree in Political Science and spent the summer volunteering for Gephardt.
Manchester Field Organizer: Jason Powell (Sept. 21, 2003) ...graduated from Cornell University in 2002 with a degree in Education.  Worked for The Wireless Foundation in Washington, DC.

F I E L D   O F F I C E S
Nashua -- 1 Water Street  Gephardt held an initial event there on Sept. 1, 2003

Southern Regional Field Director: Katie Kiernan (started June 23, 2003)  ...worked on Martha Fuller Clark's 2002 congressional campaign.  Kiernan is a New Hampshire native and graduate of UNH.
Field Organizer: Peter Weeks (started Sept. 4, 2003)  ...grew up Mont Vernon, New Hampshire and graduated from Randolph-Macon College in Virginia with a degree in Political Science (2003).
Salem, Derry, Southern Tier Field Organizer: Mike "Rocket" Richards   ...a former campus organizer for Illinois Legislative Caucus and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Sociology and Political Science (2002). 

Claremont --20 Tremont Square (Moody Building)  Announced Aug. 26, 2003; opened Sept. 2, 2003

Field Organizer: Shane LaVigne (started Oct. 18, 2003)  ...most recently worked for Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz in her re-election campaign and exploratory bid for governor.
(Note.   Earlier, Western Regional Field Director Nick Watt worked in this office as Western Regional Field Director; in November he moved on to the Dover office).

Portsmouth -- 37 Vaughn Mall Matt Gephardt officially opened Sept. 13, 2003

Deputy Field Director Geoffrey Ward
(started as an organizer for the campaign in February 2003)  Lifetime resident of New Hampshire.  Vice chair of Portsmouth Democrats.  Worked on the 2002 NH Democratic Coordinated Campaign and ran unsuccessfully for State Rep. in 2002.  Worked on the 2000 NH Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  During the 2000 NH primary campaign Ward worked in Gore's Seacoast regional office. 
Field Organizer: Greg Gifford (started Sept. 21, 2003)  Graduated from the University of Nebraska in May 2003 with a degree in Political Science and Communications.  Gifford was the assistant office manager on Elliot Rustead's primary campaign for U.S. Senate in 2000.

Concord -- 40 North Main St. #200   Matt Gephardt officially opened Sept. 14, 2003

Northern Regional Field Director: Jason Fried (started June 9, 2003)  In 2002 Fried worked on Tim Johnson's re-election campaign/the coordinated campaign in South Dakota as a regional field director in Pierre (Central Region).  Starting in mid-2000 worked in the Office of the Vice President as an agency representative for the Department of Interior.  Worked at the Department of Interior for 7 to 8 months doing scheduling and advance and briefing books, starting in mid-1999.  Worked for Congressman George Brown as legislative assistant and office manager from 1996-99 after serving as a field organizer on Brown's 1996 re-election campaign.  Fried graduated from U.C. Riverside in 1995 with a degree in Political Science.

Dover -- 501 B Central Ave.    opened Sept. 21, 2003

Nick Watt(started on the campaign in NH on June 9, 2003)  ...in 2002 worked on Mike Kelleher's unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic nomination for Lt. Governor of Illinois.  In the 2000 cycle, Watt worked as a regional field assistant for the Illinois Democratic Party.
(Note.   Andrew Ausanka-Crues started September 18, 2003 as field organizer in Dover but left in November).

Berlin--695 Main St.

Field Organizer: David Loughran  Graduated from the University of Southern Maine.  He worked on John Baldacci's successful gubernatorial campaign in Maine and ran a successful state legislative campaign in 2002.
Press Secretary Kathy Roeder
(to start July 9, 2003)  Prior to the campaign, Roeder worked as  legislative and political media affairs specialist for the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC.  Previously she served as communications director/press secretary to Congressman Robert T. Matsui (CA-05).
Intern/Volunteer Coordinator Claire Wilker
(started June 9, 2003)  Political Science and Law student at Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, taking a year off.  Interned at Gephardt's Effective Government Committee in Washington, DC in Fall 2002.
State Chairman Jim Demers
(named state chairman on June 3, 2003)  Demers was Gephardt's man in the state throughout the pre-campaign period, and then served as senior advisor until being named chair.  From Hampton and runs The Demers Group, a lobbying firm in Concord.  With Jean Wallin and Ann Bourque, Demers ran Gephardt's 1988 New Hampshire primary campaign.  In 1986 he was the Democratic nominee in the 1st CD.  Demers is also a former state Rep.

Key Supporters
Key supporters include both DNC members and 28 state Reps.:
Rep. Irene Pratt - Winchester     7/23/03
Rep. Ed Mears - Berlin      2/26/03
Rep. Robert Theberge - Berlin    2/26/03
Rep. Nancy Scovner - Enfield    2/26/03
Rep. Ben Baroody - Manchester 10/24/03
Rep. Jim Craig - Manchester 4/10/03 
Rep. Robert Haley - Manchester     3/12/03
Rep. Eric Palangas - Manchester 4/10/03
Rep. Alice McDonough Wallace - Manchester      3/12/03
Rep. Barbara Shaw - Manchester 5/15/03
Rep. Peter Cote - Nashua      2/26/03
Rep. Mary Gorman - Nashua 5/15/03
Rep. Angie Kopka - Nashua       2/26/03
Rep. Debra Kudalis - Nashua      3/12/03
Rep. Roland Lefebvre -  Nashua      3/12/03
Rep. Cynthia Sweeney - Nashua 5/15/03
Rep. Chris Malloy - Pelham
Rep. Frank Davis - Pembroke     5/15/03
Rep. John DeJoie - Concord       2/26/03
Rep. Tara Reardon - Concord      2/26/03
Rep. Deanna Rush - Pembroke     5/15/03
Rep. Mary Ann Blanchard - Portsmouth   7/23/03
Rep. Bob Davidson - Newmarket       2/26/03
Rep. Paul McEachern - Portsmouth      2/26/03
Rep. Laura Pantelakos - Portsmouth     2/26/03
Rep. Jacqueline Pitts - Portsmouth   3/12/03
Rep. David Allison - Claremont   5/15/03
Rep. Peter Burling, House Democratic Leader - Corning    6/25/03

Rep. Jack Pratt - Walpole (Cheshire)  2/26/03...switched to Dean-withdrew support in letter of March 31.
Rep. Bob Batchelder - Marlow (Cheshire)     2/26/03...resigned effective 7/21/03 to move to a retirement community in Connecticut.

On September 25, 2003 the campaign announced the endorsement of the New Hampshire Building and Construction Trades Council, which includes 18 affiliated local labor unions and represents 3,000 members in New Hampshire.  President is Kevin Cash.

On June 25, 2003 the campaign announced the endorsement of Rep. Peter Burling (D-Cornish), the House Democratic Leader.

On June 18, 2003 the campaign announced the formation of Teachers for Gephardt, chaired by Barbara Doyle.  Doyle, a Vice President of NEA NH, is a retired schoolteacher who taught in the Portsmouth schools for more than 30 years.

On June 7, 2003 the campaign announced more supporters: Paul Grenier (Coos County Commissioner); Norman and Augustine McNerney of Hampton; Vikash Reddy (former Chair Dartmouth CDs); Bradley Cate of Hooksett; Paul Scales of Merrimack; Pat Manseau of Pembroke; and Leo and Doris Langelier of Portsmouth.

On May 15, 2003 the campaign announced its New Hampshire Steering Committee, comprising 220 elected officials, activists, and community leaders.

The campaign announced several lists of supporters in March 2003.  Rep. Gephardt's Earliest Announced Supporters

Team Gephardt in Action
State Director Erik Greathouse, Field Director Anna Landmark, a new field person (October 10 or 11, 2003)
Gephardt Headquarters (June 24, 2003)
State Director Erik Greathouse (May 22 or 23, 2003)
Dick Gephardt made his first trip to New Hampshire in January 1985; he did a fundraiser for Jim Demers, who was running against Bob Smith for the 1st CD seat.  In the 1988 New Hampshire primary campaign Demers, Jean Wallin, and Ann Bourque ran Gephardt's campaign in the state.  On Feb.16, 1988, Gephardt finished second to Michael Dukakis (44,112 votes, 36.4 percent) with 24,513 votes or 20.3 percent.  Demers, who is from Hampton and runs a lobbying firm in Concord, is Gephardt's most prominent supporter in the state.  While a lot of new faces have entered New Hampshire Democratic politics since Gephardt first ventured into the Granite state, the Missouri congressman has, Demers said, built up "a lot of friendships and a lot of contacts" in his visits over the years.  "Politically, he's grown a great deal since 1988," Demers added. 

Field Organizer-Dover: Andrew Ausanka-Crues (started September 18, 2003)  Graduated from Union College in upstate New York a degree in Political Science, 2001.  Field coordinator for the South Carolina Coordinated Campaign in 2002 doing GOTV and logistics in Beaufort and Carleton counties.

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