|Bob Graham for President, Inc.
Sen. Graham filed papers establishing Bob Graham for President, Inc.
on February 26, 2003.
Headquarters: 7333 Miami Lakes Drive #239, Miami Lakes, FL
Note: In an Aug. 6, 2003 entry in the campaign's
blog Bill Silver wrote that the "entire national headquarters staff of
Bob Graham for President has just moved into a very significant new office"
in the Andrew Jackson Building in Governor's Square.
In 2002 Johnson served as senior
advisor on Mark Pryor's campaign in Arkansas, helping oust Sen. Tim Hutchinson
(R). He has served as executive director of the DSCC. He managed
Ted Muenster's 1990 Senate race against Sen. Larry Pressler in South Dakota,
worked for Bob Kerry in 1988, and Tom Daschle in 1986. In 1984 Johnson
worked in several primary states for Walter Mondale presidential campaign.
Campaign manager for Sen. Max
Cleland's unsuccessful 2002 re-election campaign.
Northeast- Jessie Walker
Midwest- Colin Odea
Western- Alexandria Marcus
Directed Sen. John Edwards'
leadership PAC, the New American Optimists, from Jan. 2002 to the end of
the year (continued on looking for a role with Edwards' presidential campaign,
but negotiations finished in February 2003). Managed Mark Warner's
campaign for governor of Virginia in 2001. Worked for Sen. Bob Kerrey
(D-NE) for many years through to 1998, when Kerrey left the Senate.
|| Steve Jarding
Worked with Jarding developing
rural strategy at New American Optimists and on Mark Warner's 2001 gubernatorial
|| Dave "Mudcat"
(Resigned start of October 2003)
Simmons recently served as communications director for Sen. Max Cleland’s
(D-GA) 2002 re-election campaign. In 1999-2000 he worked as administrative
assistant/chief of staff to Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Detroit),
and during the fall campaign he worked for the DNC. He was a press
assistant to Mickey Kantor at USTR and worked with Kantor at the Department
of Commerce. Simmons was an aide on then-Gov. Clinton's 1992 presidential
campaign. A Detroit native, he holds a bachelor's degree from Morehouse
College and a master's from the Kennedy School of Government (1998).
Worked as deputy communications
director for the Iowa Democrats' coordinated campaign in 2002. Previously
public relations director at the National Journal Group. Spokeswoman
for Sen. Patti Murray. Florida native.
(Announced August 6, 2003; start
August 18, 2003) In 2002 Elleithee was campaign manager for Janet
Reno during her primary campaign for governor and he worked on Bill McBride's
general election campaign. He worked on the Mark Warner for Governor
campaign in 2001 and on the Chuck Robb for Senate campaign in 2000.
Elleithee served as New Hampshire press secretary for Bill Bradley's presidential
campaign. In 1998 he worked on the Tom Udall for Congress campaign
in New Mexico and the Paul Johnson for Governor campaign in Arizona.
Howser most recently served
as research director for Paul Wellstone’s 2002 Senate re-election campaign.
In 2000, he worked as a researcher for Al Gore’s presidential campaign
in Nashville, TN. In 1998, Howser was a researcher for Don Siegelman’s
successful campaign for governor of Alabama, the first Democrat elected
governor in that state since 1982. Howser served for nearly
18 months in Siegelman’s governor’s office as deputy policy director and
senior policy adviser before leaving to go to work for Vice-President Gore.
Howser began his career working in 1996 on a U.S. House race in his home
state of Missouri.
2000 graduate of Carleton College,
and president of the student body. While a student at Carleton he
did stints in Sen. Paul Wellstone's Washington office and on Bill Bradley's
presidential campaign. Native of Palo Alto, Calif.
|Deputy Research Director
(Essentially a contracted-out
policy office). President of Public
Works, a public policy consulting firm. Holds a Master's degree
in public policy from Harvard and a law degree from Columbia. Former
|Policy Director (consultant)
(on the campaign in Florida)
Worked as a (one of two) Special Assistant to the President and Deputy
Director of Presidential Advance for the White House, 2000-01.
|Deputy Policy Director
F I N A N C E
From Miami. Since entering
the private sector in June of 1998, Paikowsky has provided strategic planning
and fund raising consulting to numerous political campaigns and non-profits
throughout the country. During 2002 election cycle, he was the fund
raising consultant to the Bill McBride for Governor campaign and the Buddy
Dyer For Attorney General campaign in Florida. He also worked for
federal, state, and local candidates around the country including George
Jepsen for Governor in Connecticut, Barbara Christmas for State Superintendent
of Schools in Georgia, and the South Carolina House Democratic Caucus.
Paikowsky also served as the Democratic consultant to the South Carolina
Trial Lawyers Association for the last three years.
||Steven M. Paikowsky
Lori Samuels - State
finance director for Graham's 1992 and 1998 re-election campaigns.
- based in Florida.
Chair: Marvin Rosen
...(announced June 13, 2003)
Served as Clinton-Gore Co-Finance Chairman for Florida during the 1992
presidential campaign and as National Finance Chairman of the Democratic
National Committee under President Clinton in 1995-96. Rosen has
held leading finance roles for Senators Bob Kerrey, Gary Hart and Ted Kennedy.
replaced Cindy Dwyer
Served as Tennessee director
for former Vice President Gore's Leadership PAC, Leadership '02.
Directed Gore's advance efforts during the 2000 Iowa caucus campaign.
|Director of Advance
Principal at Struble
Oppel Eichenbaum Communications, a Washington, DC strategic communication
consulting firm he founded as National Voter Contact. Deputy national
field director on Pres. Jimmy Carter's 1980 re-elect campaign.
Joined the Dewey Square Group
in March 2003 and is a Principal in the firm's grassroots campaign practice.
Directed the Arkansas Democratic Coordinated Campaign in the 2002 cycle.
National Field Director for the Children's Defense Fund and its Campaign
to Leave No Child Behind, 2001. Field Director for the 2000 Missouri
Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Worked on Vice President Gore's
campaign staff in New Hampshire and was the State Director for the primary
campaign in Vermont. Program coordinator for Boston Partners in Education.
Former high school teacher and speech and debate coach. Graduate
of the University of Florida with a B.A. in Political Science. Originally
O W A
(Announced May 1, 2003, started
May 7) VandenBerg, from Pella, Iowa, came to the 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 Campaign.
She served as Rep. Leonard Boswell's communications director after managing
his successful re-election campaign in 2000.
||Jessica Vanden Berg
E W H A M P S H I R E
(Started March 17, 2003)
In 2002 Bouchard was deputy campaign manager of Tony Sanchez's gubernatorial
campaign in Texas. He was field director for Mark Warner's
campaign for governor of Virginia in 2000-2001. Bouchard worked for
Sen. Bob Kerrey's BACK PAC on the national level in 1999 and as NH director
in 1988 as Kerrey considered a presidential campaign. Previously,
he served in various capacities in NH Democratic politics, including commnications
director for the House Democrats, House Caucus director, chairman of the
Hillsborough County Democrats, chairman of the 1st CD for the NHDP, and
activity in numerous local and state campaigns.
Hampshire State Director
O U T H C A R O L I N A
(Announced June 16, 2003) Anderson
was working for Geddings & Phillips Communications at the time of the
announcement. A former executive director of the South Carolina
Democratic Party; he designed and oversaw the party's Coordinated Campaign
in 2000. Director of the South Carolina State
Democratic Caucus. Worked six years as a policy and political coordinator
in the Florida House of Representatives under Speaker Peter Wallace, Majority
Leader Jim Davis, and Minority Leader Buzz Ritchie. Managed dozens of campaigns
in Florida and South Carolina over the past ten years. Graduate of
Florida Southern College.
Carolina State Director
K L A H O M A
Odom is a Norman attorney.
In 2002 he sought the Democratic nomination to fill the congressional seat
being vacated by Rep. J.C. Watts (OK-4) and finished second. In 1998
he was the Democratic nominee for Congress against Watts and won 38 percent
of the vote. He served as Fourth District Democratic Party chairman,
1991-93. Odom earned his B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma,
and his J.D. from the University of Oklahoma (1984).
I R G I N I A
(Announced July 11, 2003)
Served in the Virginia legislature from 1972 to 2001, including several
years as Majority Leader in the 1990s.
L O R I D A
(Announced June 27, 2003)
||Sen. Bill Nelson
Website went up on May 5,
LuAnn Brown, Earthrise