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in Boston through Convention) Casey moved to Denver in 1986 to work
on Gary Hart's presidential campaign. She served on the Denver City
Council from 1995-2001, and ran for mayor in 2003. Casey served as
a senior advisor for Kerry's New Hampshire primary campaign (announced
Oct. 15, 2003). A New Hampshire native, she grew up in Somersworth
and attended Somersworth High School. She organized in New Hampshire
for Ted Kennedy in 1980; with Jeanne Shaheen, Casey led Gary Hart's 1984
New Hampshire primary win; she was a senior staffer on Hart's 1988 campaign
and managed his short-lived re-entry; top advisor on Bob Kerrey's 1992
campaign. Casey is the author of Hart and Soul: Gary Hart's New
Hampshire Odyssey...and Beyond (1986). She earned her bachelor's
degree from the University of New Hampshire, 1971, and has a master's in
social work from the University of Connecticut, 1975, and a doctorate in
international affairs from the University of Denver, 1995.
(First paid staffer on the ground;
arrived shortly before Kerry's June 21 visit) Press secretary to
Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-31) from Oct. 2001 to June 2004. Prior
to that, public affairs manager and political consultant for the Los Angeles
office of the international public relations firm, The MWW Group. Haro
has been involved in 18 political campaigns with roles ranging from volunteer
to senior staffer/manager. Bachelor's degree in political science
and communications from Loyola University Chicago, 1999. Master's
in political science from Loyola University Chicago, 2000.
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Denver Co-Chair: Ed Perlmutter Jerry Pifer
Veterans for Kerry (www.coloradoveteransforkerry.com) Mike Collins
as Executive Director of the Missouri Democratic Party and as Director
of the Missouri Victory 2002 campaign. Deputy Campaign Manager for
Missouri Governor Bob Holden's 2000 campaign. Other campaigns worked
on Leigh Harvey McNairy's congressional campaign in North Carolina's 3rd
CD and Rep. Darlene Hooley of Oregon. Field director on Alan Wheat's
U.S. Senate campaign in 1994. A veteran of the 1992 Bill Clinton
campaign. Grassroots organizer for Bob Beckel and Associates, 1989-91.
Began her career in 1987 as a staffer on Rep. Dick Gephardt's first presidential
campaign. Grew up in South Florida. Atwater also serves on
the Democrats for the West steering committee.
on Capitol Hill for seven years, finishing in the office of Congresswoman
Lois Capps. Political and field director on Rick Larsen's 2000 campaign
in Washington's 2nd CD, helping to capture the seat opened by Jack Metcalf's
(R) retirement. Field director on Lois Capps' congressional campaign
in 1998. MBA from the George Washington University and undergraduate
degree in international relations from Knox College. Native of Colorado.
Director (early vote)
the “Faces of America” segment of the Democratic National Convention.
Served as deputy political director for Kerry's New Hampshire primary campaign
while taking a semester off from the Kennedy School; previously interned
in the Kerry offices in Boston and Manchester, NH. Volunteered on
on Shannon O’Brien’s gubernatorial campaign in Massachusetts in 2002.
Research and operations manager for Voter News Service, 2000. Worked
as an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Masters' in Public
Policy from the Kennedy School of Government, 2004; undergraduate degree
from Cornell University with a degree in industrial an labor relations,
1998. Originally from Oceanside, New York.
field director for the national Kerry/Edwards campaign. During the
primaries, starting in Sept. 2003, Gardner served as a field organizer
for Kerry in Iowa (Iowa City) and in Michigan (1st CD-Southfield), then
as Connecticut State Director. Prior to joining the campaign he practiced
law for two years at O'Melveny and Myers in Washington, DC and at Akin
Gump for one year. J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.
B.A. from Harvard College with a concentration in Government, 1995.
Room Director (essentially the Election Day operation)
worked in Sen.Hillary Rodham Clinton’s office and on her 2000 campaign.
Masters of Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government.
of Absentee Vote
City Council member, District 11. Previously served as executive
director of the Urban League of Denver.
last month) Field director on Sen. Joe Lieberman's NH primary campaign
(started May 15, 2003). Earlier in 2003, Copeland managed two winning
state senate special elections in TN and OK. In 2002 he served as
field director/deputy campaign manager on Dan Blue's unsuccessful primary
campaign for U.S. Senate in North Carolina, and in the fall was the GOTV
Director for the North Carolina Coordinated Campaign. Field director
on Tim Kaine's successful campaign for lieutenant governor in Virginia,
2001. Worked in Washington, DC for the polling firm of Greenberg
Quinlan Research. Worked for Gore 2000 under Donna Brazile in 1999
and 2000. Other experience includes work for Gephardt's ECG PAC in
1998, and scheduling for Don Beyer's unsuccessful gubernatorial run in
Virginia in 1997. Copeland is a graduate of the University of Richmond.
worked with the DSCC. In 2002 he served as the Coordinated Campaign director
in South Dakota where he ran the field and Native American programs for
Sen. Tim Johnson's successful re-election campaign. Previously he
worked for Gov. Minner of Delaware as her representative in Washington.
He was with the Gore campaign in Iowa, Maryland and Delaware. He
has also worked for Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) and managed his campaign in
1998. Master's Degree in Public Administration from the George Washington
served as executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party through Aug.
2004 (came to Colorado when Missouri shut down).
beginning of October). Texas State Director for Kerry/Edwards from
July to October 2004. Earlier served as an advisor for the Edwards
for President primary campaign. Worked on the Florida recount as
lead lawyer at the West Palm Beach Legal Intake Center, Nov.-Dec. 2000.
Central Political Director on the Gore/Lieberman campaign, responsible
for supervision of approximately 20 paid employees in over ten Central
United States, July-Nov. 2000. Arizona Deputy State Director/Political
Director on Clinton/Gore 96, Fall 1996. Field Director in Texas Friends
of Bill Clinton headquarters, Jan.-March 1992. Rodriguez joined the
law firm of Leonard Frost in May 2001, after serving in a variety of government
positions. Counsel to the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor,
1999-2001; Chief of Staff for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental
Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor; in the White House Office of Congressional
Affairs; and Deputy Associate Director and later Acting Associate Director
in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. He worked for
former Texas Attorney General Dan Morales, serving as a Legislative Liaison
and later as an Assistant Attorney General. Graduate of St. Edward's
University, where he was student body president; law degree from The University
of Texas School of Law. Son of migrant farmworkers; native of Alamo,
of E-Communications and Organizing on Howard Dean's New Hampshire
primary campaign; started in June 2003. A chief organizer of the
MassforDean volunteer organization. Deputy Technology Director for
Robert Reich's 2002 primary gubernatorial campaign in Massachusetts.
IT staffer for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone's 2000 re-election campaign.
Voter File Assistants:
Nate Doyle, Keegan Goudiss, Brett Blythe
out blast e-mails, designing data files. Studied sociology and communication
at U.C. Santa Barbara.
working for the Colorado Democratic Party in 2003 as director of outreach
and special events. B.A. in Arts in Communication and Political Science
from Wake Forest University.
Director (and Assistant to the State Director)
of State Phone Banks
teacher and former farm worker. Resident of Bermuda Dunes in the Coachella
Valley of California.
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By campaign's end Colorado Victory 2004 had well over 100 people.
(In an Aug. 24, 2004 Colorado Democratic Party press release, the party
had announced that it was hiring a staff of over 60 for its Colorado Victory
Veterans for Kerry: In February 2004, Bill Holen, a Vietnam Veteran
and former congressional aide with Senator Gary Hart of Colorado, and Jim
Hudson, a nationally recognized Vietnam Veteran advocate, began initial
organizational efforts on Colorado Veterans for Kerry. Beginning
with a core group of 6 Colorado veterans, the organization grew to nearly
2,500 Colorado veterans from all military services and representing veterans
from World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Iraq War. During the campaign,
Colorado Veterans for Kerry worked with the Democratic National Committee
and national Kerry campaign on push back press events when President Bush
or other Republican officials campaigned in Colorado. Men and women
veterans participated in over 36 parades across the State of Colorado,
initiated or participated in over 26 press conferences or press events,
walked precincts, and worked phone banks throughout Colorado in support
of the Kerry/Edwards campaign. Colorado Veterans for Kerry met Senator
Kerry at the airport on ever
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(From March 2003) President
of the National Civic League starting in 1995, after serving as vice president
of the organization for eight years. Masters in Public Administration
from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
1st Vice Chair Julia Hicks
- 2nd Vice Chair Leslie Robinson - Secretary Dan Slater - Treasurer Shawn
Started in March 2004 after
serving as Deputy Executive Director starting in March 2003. Fundraising
Director for the Colorado Democratic Senate Campaign Fund, 2002.
Did Communications for Colorado House Democrats, 2001-02. Campaign
Manager for Ken Gordon for State Senate, 2000. B.A. in Music and
B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dec.
President: Steve Adams
Secretary Treasurer: Paul J.
Desk-AZ, CO, NV, NM: Dave Gregory)