Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.
| 2910 North Central Avenue | Phoenix
(Announced May 16, 2004)
In 1996 Wilson coordinated the Clinton-Gore campaign in Arizona, helping
carry the state. Vice president of the Cohen
Group, a Washington, D.C.-based international business consulting firm
headed by former Defense Secretary William Cohen. Principal Deputy
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and the senior communications
strategist for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, latter part of 2000.
National political director for the Democratic Leadership Council.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, 1997-99, and,
for the first four years of the Administration, Director of Congressional
and Intergovernmental Affairs for the U.S. Information Agency. In
1987, working for the City of Phoenix, he set up the city's international
office under then-Mayor Terry Goddard. Deputy campaign manager for
Gary Hart's Democratic presidential campaign, 1984. Chief foreign
policy advisor to Sen. Gary Hart. Served at U.S. diplomatic posts
in Naples, Rome, and London. Graduate of Stanford University and the Fletcher
School of Law and Diplomacy. Native of Tucson; attended Rincon High
Prior to joining the campaign,
Walitsky worked in media operations for the state of Pennsylvania.
She was Director of Broadcast Media for the DNC in the 2002 cycle.
Walitsky finished the Clinton-Gore Administration as Acting Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs after serving three years as Director
of Regional Media and Press Outreach for the U.S. State Department and
over four years as the White House Liaison for the U.S. Information Agency.
In 1992 she was responsible for tracking and coordinating
special events in eight western states for the Clinton-Gore campaign.
She also has experience on three Democratic National Conventions.
Coordinated Campaign Field
Democratic Coordinated Campaign had more field offices in Arizona than
in any state except Ohio, and at one point the staff was over 80 strong.
In early August, however, the DNC decided to pull its funding. With
support from the Arizona Democratic Party most of the offices were kept
open and the campaign continued to organize.
June 15, 2004) Chief of staff for Congressman Raúl Grijalva;
worked on then Supervisor Grijalva's successful 2002 congressional campaign
for the newly created 7th District seat. Western States Political
Director for the Democratic National Committee, 2001-02. Arizona
Coordinated Campaign Director, 2000. Political appointee under U.S.
Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, 1997-2000. Graduate of the University
of Arizona with a degree in Political Science, 1991. From Tucson.
field director for the state party. Canvas director on Arizona Democrats'
2002 Coordinated Campaign. Involved in campaigns since working to
elect his uncle to a County Clerk's Office in Texas at 15. B.A. in
Criminal Justice from the University of Texas - San Antonio. Born,
raised and schooled in Texas.
Coordinated Campaign Director - GOTV
from position as Arizona Organizing Director for America Votes to join
the Coordinated Campaign. Deputy State Director on Howard Dean's
Arizona primary campaign. Prior to joining the Dean campaign Tamerón
served as Political Director for the Arizona Democratic Party; she previously
held positions of Assistant Director of Compliance, Database Manager and
Hispanic Outreach Director. In 2002, Tamerón was elected president
of the Young Democrats of Arizona and she was re-elected to serve another
year in January 2003; she is also national committeewoman for Young Democrats
of America. Graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor's
degree in public policy.
Coordinated Campaign Director - Base Vote
and policy coordinator on Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign.
Worked as a program assistant at National Democratic Institute.
director in Kerry's Sioux City office during the Iowa caucus campaign starting
in Aug. 2003; field director for Kerry the Feb. 3 Delaware primary campaign.
Graduate of Boston University.
29 field offices
and 37 field staffers
to joining the Arizona Democratic Party, Cani served as Dean for Arizona's
Director for Youth Vote, and he was one three "National Directors" of Generation
Dean, Dean's youth outreach program. He was President of the Georgetown
University College Democrats, and has organized youth in every election
cycle since the 1992 Clinton/Gore Campaign.
Campaign Director (turnAZblue.com)
of Harvard University with a degree in government, 2004.
of State Volunteer Director
in Tucson) Joined the campaign from Congressman Ciro Rodriguez's
(D-TX) office. Previously worked with the Congressional Hispanic
Caucus and as vice-president of communications for the San Antonio Hispanic
Chamber of Commerce.
Secretary and Specialty Press
law school Amanti worked for two years at the Friends Committee on National
Legislation in Washington, DC. J.D. from University of Pennsylvania
Law School, 2003. B.A. in Public Policy Analysis/Anthropolgy from
Pomona College. From Tucson.
Fieldworks (Marie Therese Dominguez)
The State Party housed
the Coordinated Campaign ("we -- Coordinated & the State Party -- were
like one big happy family during those months")
(elected chair in 2001)
In 2000 Pederson led a successful initiative effort (Prop. 106 Fair Districts,
Fair Elections) that took redistricting away from the legislature and gave
the task to an independent commission. President of the Pederson
Group, a commercial real estate development firm he formed in 1983.
In 1970 started working in commercial development first for the Grossman
Company and then for Westcor; he rose to become manager for all of Westcor’s
shopping centers. Worked for the Research and Budget Division for
the City of Phoenix, then as Administrative Assistant to Phoenix Mayor
Milt Graham. Undergraduate degree in political science and masters
in public administration from the University of Arizona. Born and raised
in Casa Grande, Arizona.
Arizona Democratic Party |
2910 North Central Avenue | Phoenix
Hegarty served as political
director of the Arizona Democratic Party in the 2002 cycle. He worked
with the U.S. Department of Defense Base Realignment and Closing Commission,
and with the Office of Vice President Al Gore. Hegarty earned a B.A.
degree from George Washington University. He is an Arizona native
and a graduate of Brophy College Preparatory.
Previously served as communications
director for Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) starting in Nov. 2003. Press
secretary for Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.). A former assistant producer
for NBC's "Dateline."
(started as Finance Director
in January of 2004) Deputy Chief of Staff to the Speaker of the New
York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver. Campaign organizer and consultant
on races in Massachusetts, New York and California. Bachelor's degree
from Binghamton University in New York and graduate degree from the Graduate
School of Political Management, then located in Manhattan. Born and
raised in New York City.
Americans Coming Together
| 525 East McDowell Road | Phoenix
Before joining ACT, Navarro
served as Kerry for President's natonal political director starting in
Jan. 2003. His previous experience includes national political director
of the SEIU; he directed regional desks at the DNC; Southeast Coordinator
at the DCCC; Voter File Director for the North Carolina Democratic Party;
Admin. Assistant to Rep. Vic Fazio (D-CA) and to Rep. Al Wynn (D-MD).
Navarro earned a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of
|Western State Director
(AZ, NM, NV, OR)
Previously served as deputy
director of the Governor's Office of Highway Safety in Arizona. Senior
staff on the Coordinated Campaign in 2002. He also worked on a congressional
race in Arizona, and a Mayoral and City Council race in Los Angeles.
Served as field director of
Wesley Clark's Arizona primary campaign. Former executive director
of the Democratic Party in Pima County. Worked as a regional field
director on the Sanchez for Governor campaign in Texas.
Previously worked in the Union
County, NJ Clerk's Office.
||Sean P. Carr
Deputy director of Women's Senate
Network at the DSCC. Communications coordinator for the DNC, 2002-03.
|Deputy Communications Director
||Sandra A. Lyon
|Maricopa Field Director
|Maricopa Volunteer Coordinator
||Maria Del Mar Mateo
|Phoenix Office Manager
Tucson - 4811 East Grant Road, Suite 261
Previously worked with AFSCME
in San Francisco. (finished the campaign in
NM after AZ out of play)
|Pima County Field Director
America Votes | Phoenix
and joined the Arizona Democratic Party)
Arizona AFL-CIO | 5818
N 7th Street, Suite 200 | Phoenix
President: Rebekah Friend
Desk/State Director: Dave Gregory (also CO, NV, NM)