|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
Gephardt for President, Inc. New
Campaign Headquarters: 814 Elm Street, 4th Floor, Manchester
(officially opened for business beginning of May)
(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.
F I E L D
(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.
(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.
|Deputy Field Director
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
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
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.
Nashua -- 1 Water Street
Gephardt held an initial event there on Sept. 1, 2003
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
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
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
(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.
|Deputy Field Director
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.
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.
(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).
(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.
(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 include both DNC members and 28 state
Rep. Irene Pratt - Winchester
Rep. Ed Mears - Berlin
Rep. Robert Theberge - Berlin
Rep. Nancy Scovner - Enfield
Rep. Ben Baroody - Manchester
Rep. Jim Craig - Manchester
Rep. Robert Haley - Manchester
Rep. Eric Palangas - Manchester
Rep. Alice McDonough Wallace
Rep. Barbara Shaw - Manchester
Rep. Peter Cote - Nashua
Rep. Mary Gorman - Nashua
Rep. Angie Kopka - Nashua
Rep. Debra Kudalis - Nashua
Rep. Roland Lefebvre -
Rep. Cynthia Sweeney - Nashua
Rep. Chris Malloy - Pelham
Rep. Frank Davis - Pembroke
Rep. John DeJoie - Concord
Rep. Tara Reardon - Concord
Rep. Deanna Rush - Pembroke
Rep. Mary Ann Blanchard
- Portsmouth 7/23/03
Rep. Bob Davidson - Newmarket
Rep. Paul McEachern - Portsmouth
Rep. Laura Pantelakos -
Rep. Jacqueline Pitts -
Rep. David Allison - Claremont
Rep. Peter Burling, House
Democratic Leader - Corning 6/25/03
Rep. Jack Pratt - Walpole
to Dean-withdrew support in letter
of March 31.
Rep. Bob Batchelder - Marlow
2/26/03...resigned effective 7/21/03 to move to a retirement community
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
On June 25, 2003 the campaign
announced the endorsement of Rep. Peter Burling (D-Cornish), the House
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
Director Erik Greathouse, Field
Director Anna Landmark, a
new field person (October 10 or 11, 2003)
Headquarters (June 24, 2003)
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.
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.