| Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. |
E. Broward Blvd. | Ft. Lauderdale
2004) Chief of Staff to Sen. Jon Corzine (D-NJ). Communications director
on Frank Lautenberg's U.S. Senate campaign in 2002. Managed Corzine's
campaign in 2000. Communications director for the U.S. Mission to
the United Nations. Associate director in the Office of Presidential
Personnel, 1997-98. Michigan field director on the Clinton/Gore 1992
Started in Florida with the
Democratic National Committee in April 2004, and on the campaign in early
July. Previously at Public Strategies.
Campaign manager on John Edwards'
presidential campaign, starting Jan. 2003. A principal of the Dewey
Square Group (DSG), specializing in grassroots and public affairs strategies.
New Hampshire primary state director for Vice President Al Gore’s 2000
presidential campaign; directed and managed Gore's political action committee,
Leadership ‘98. Eastern Political Director in the White House Office
of Political Affairs, 1997. Director, Florida Democratic coordinated
campaign, fall 1996; state director in New Hampshire, Wisconsin and New
Jersey, 1996 primary campaign. Campaign director of the 1994 Rhode
Island coordinated campaign; northeast political director at the DNC, 1993;
a field director in the 1992 Clinton primary campaign. B.S. from
Georgetown University; J.D. from New York University School of Law.
||Congressman Kendrick Meek (FL-17)
Also Note: In terms of Florida
expertise, Marcus Jadotte, who served as the Gore-Lieberman campaign's
Florida state director in 2000, worked for a long time as the Kerry for
President Deputy Campaign Manager and in the closing months of the campaign
worked with Sen. Edwards.
2004 | 115 E. Broward Blvd. |
Aug. 11, 2004) Robinson had been slated to serve as Kerry-Edwards
State Director in Minnesota after serving as deputy convention director
for the Democratic National Convention in Boston. State director
for Kerry's New Hampshire primary campaign starting at the end of January
2003 through to the primary. Executive director of the New Hampshire
Democratic Party from January 1999 through January 2003. In 2000
and 2002, he also served as the Coordinated Campaign director for the New
Hampshire Democratic Party. He has worked on numerous campaigns including
Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's 1998 reelection campaign. In 1996 he served
as field director of Joe Keefe's campaign for Congress (1st CD).
Robinson is a 1991 graduate of Brown University.
Director Miami-Dade Affordable Housing Foundation Inc.. Senior consultant
on the Kendrick Meek for Congress campaign in 2002. GOTV director
Florida Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in 1998. Florida political
director for the Clinton-Gore campaign in 1996. Special assistant
to U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek (D-Miami). Has worked on numerous state
and municipal campaigns in South Florida.
||Opal A. Jones
worked on Betty Castor's campaign and on the national political staff of
Sen. John Edwards' campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
relations for the Bond Market Association, from 2002. News aide at
the Washington Post starting in 1990. Legislative correspondent for
U.S. Rep. Sam Gejdenson (D-CT), late 1987 to 1990. Spokesperson at
the U.S. Department of Labor.
the Democratic National Convention in Boston. Director of ballot
access and delegates on Wesley Clark's campaign. Worked on Bill McBride's
2002 gubernatorial campaign in Florida. Served as MW regional desk
for Gore's Leadership '98 political action committee; field person for
Gore campaign in southeastern Iowa for the Iowa caucuses starting Oct./Nov.
1999; then to California; ran the March 21 Illinois primary campaign; convention
floor manager at the Democratic National Convention in L.A. (two months
working on floor operations); returned to Illinois in late August 2000
as state director for the fall campaign.
Victory 2004 Offices
director for the Florida Democratic Party, 2003-2004. Policy director
for Bill McBride's gubernatorial campaign, 2002; policy director for Janet
Reno's gubernatorial campaign, 2001-02.
2004 offices in Pensacola, Tallahassee, Gainesville, and Jacksonville.
(based in Jacksonville)
assistant to Sen. Ted Kennedy on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Committee. Montgomery County GOTV on Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's
2002 gubernatorial campaign in Maryland. Worked on the Florida recount
in West Palm Beach, 2000. Field director on Sen. Kennedy's
re-election campaign, 1999-2000. Field director for Warren Tolman
for Lt. Governor in Massachusetts, 1998. Field organizer on Kerry
for Senate, 1996.
Corridor (Tampa to Daytona Beach).
Secretary, Tampa Media Market: Tara Klimek
state director on Sen. Kerry's New Hampshire primary campaign. Deputy
director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party in 2002 and through March
2003. Graduated from Harvard College in 2002 with a BA in government.
Originally from Worthington, OH.
Broward, Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
on planning the Democratic National Convention as special assistant to
the deputy chief executive officer of operations, Sept. 2003-April 2004.
Interned for former president Bill Clinton in his Harlem office.
Graduate of Florida A&M University with a bachelor's degree in political
science, 2003. From San Jose, CA.
with Clark, Thomas & Winters, A Professional Corporation in Austin,
TX. Briefing attorney for Justice John Powers, of the Texas Court
of Appeals, 1996-97. J.D. from the School of Law at the University
of Texas at Austin, 1996. B.A. from the University of Texas, 1991.
four daughters of retiring Sen. Bob Graham. After playing an active
role in Graham's presidential campaign she joined the Dean campaign as
a national surrogate and Southern regional advisor (announced Nov. 24,
2003). Attorney and mother of three. Attended the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Washington College of Law at American
Advisor, Surrogate Scheduling
||Gwen Graham Logan
director on Sen. Kerry's New Hampshire primary campaign starting June 2003.
Caucus director for NH State Senate Democrats during the 2002 cycle.
Worked for the Democratic Leadership Council from 1999-2002 and for the
New Democrat Network from 1997-99. Previously a middle school teacher
for three years.
Outreach, Surrogate Scheduling, Hiring
at the Democratic National Convention for the Kerry campaign. Deputy
director of advance on the Kerry campaign.
political director on Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign. Over
12 years of campaign and issue organizing experience. Manager of
government relations mCapitol Management (mCM), Inc. National field
director at Rock the Vote, 2001. Deputy base vote director and national
director of Asian Pacific American outreach at the DNC for the 2000 cycle.
Worked for Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-Chicago), including as legislative
director, 1997-99. Community organizer for the Chinese American Service
League in Chicago, 1994-96.
Contact Director [phones, mail]
on Sen. John Edwards’ presidential campaign as the executive assistant
to the national campaign manager. In 2000 was assistant to Ron Klain,
senior advisor to the Gore/Lieberman presidential campaign. Bachelor’s
degree in political science from Tufts University.
Voter Contact Director
advisor to Congressman Kendrick Meek (FL-17). Campaign manager for
Kendrick Meek for Congress and senior consultant to the Coalition to Reduce
Class Size statewide ballot initiative, 2002. State director and political
director of SEIU in Florida, 2001-02. North Florida field organizer
for Florida recount effort and surrogate scheduler for the 2000 Florida
Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign. Constituency outreach director/political
director for the Florida Democratic Party, 1998-2001. Assistant Get
Out the Vote coordinator for McKay/Dantzler and Florida Democratic Party
Coordinated Campaign, 1998.
early vote activities and events with principles, surrogates and elected
officials to motivate potential early voters in targeted counties throughout
Florida. Collaborated with and assisted the Field Department in implementing
field and voter turnout programs.
for SBC Communications. Served as the initial political director
on John Edwards' presidential campaign for several months in 2003.
Deputy political director at the DCCC in 2002. A deputy finance director
for Gore 2000 after working the Southern regional desk on Gore's Leadership
early August 2004) Counsel and Chief Policy Advisor to Senate President
Robert Travaglini in Massachusetts. Associate at Hill & Barlow,
the Boston-based law firm that closed in 2002. Took leave from Hill
& Barlow to wage an unsucessful run for Massachusetts state representative
in 2002. Worked on the Florida recount in 2000 (drafting legal briefs,
supervising official recount activity in Palm Beach and Brevard counties,
conducting legal research and helping coordinate the collection of evidence
such as affidavits from voters). Clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice
John Paul Stevens. J.D. from Harvard Law School, 1996.
Election Law Coordinator and Special Counsel (Election Protection Director)
Counsel to Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) on the Senate Judiciary Committee; on
Leahy's staff since 1993. Graduate of the University of Vermont;
law degree from Fordham Law School.
Election Protection Director
press secretary on Wesley Clark's New Hampshire primary campaign after
serving in the same position on Sen. Bob Graham's campaign until it ended
in October. Assistant campaign manager on Mark Fernald's 2002 gubernatorial
campaign in NH, Aug.-Nov. 2002. Scheduling director for Steve Grossman's
campaign for the 2002 Democratic nomination for governor of Massachusetts.
with many volunteer local attorneys and a core of full-time volunteers
(who came from around the nation), the team assembled a program of more
than 3,000 volunteer lawyers to assist voters during early voting and on
Election Day. The election protection operation trained and deployed
all of these volunteers to help protect voters' rights; it also worked
proactively with the Secretary of State and local election officials in
all 67 counties to clarify legal issues and prevent voter disenfranchisement.
The team also participated in several lawsuits prior to Election Day, including
suits filed by the Florida Democratic Party and by private parties, in
an effort protect voters' rights and ensure a fair election." -David
Narrowly lost campaign for the
Democratic nomination for Attorney General in 2002. Served as Mayor
of Tallahassee. While in law school, elected City Commissioner in
Tallahassee. J.D. from Florida State College of Law B.S. in political
science and public administration from Florida State University.
Also of note, Maddox was the youngest elected delegate from Florida to
the 1988 Democratic National Convention where he supported Al Gore for
Florida Democratic Party
214 S. Bronough St. | Tallahassee
First Vice Chair:
Diane Glasser. Vice Chair: Rep. Robert Henriquez. Secretary:
Jaunita Geathers. Treasurer: Earl Scales. Chair Emeritus:
Chief of staff to the Mayor
of Tallahassee starting in 1997. Government consultant for Cobb Cole
& Bell. Executive director of Florida Voice for Choice.
Lobbied the Florida Legislature for Larry J. Overton & Associates.
Field consultant for Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign. Graduate
of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, GA. Raised in Tallahassee, graduate
of Leon County High School.
Deputy Political Director
Communications/Public Relations Director
Chair of the County Chairs Assoc.
Alan Brock, Corinne Rubin, Everett Young
Principal at Precision Communications,
Inc., a consulting firm in Silver Spring, MD. Managed Rep. Tammy
Baldwin of Wisconsin's winning campaign in 2002. Political
Director at the DCCC in 2000 and as worked as its West Coast Field Director.
Communications Director, then Political Director at EMILY's List.
Worked for U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for ten years including the last
two as chief of staff.
Polk County field director on
Bill Bradley's 2000 Iowa caucus campaign.
Regional field director on Rep.
Dick Gephardt's Iowa caucus campaign in 2003-4. Administrative aide
to Oregon State Sen. Margaret Carter. Graduate of Oregon State University's
with a degree in liberal studies after transferring from Chemeketa Community
|State Canvass Director
Deputy Press Secretary on Sen.
John Edwards NH Primary campaign starting in mid-2003. Research Director
for the Florida Democratic Party in 2002. Worked on Al Gore's NH
primary campaign in 2000, then in Nashville for the general election.
Tampa (Main Office)- 3701 West Cherry Street (Cathleen
Jacksonville- 1801 N. Main Street (Bruce
Orlando- 512 W. Central Blvd (Katherine
Central Florida- 101 Gatlin Ave, Orlando
Palm Beach- 601 N. Congress Ave, Ste 426 (Tim
Ft. Lauderdale- 1403 NW 40th Ave (Robert
Miami- 2700 Biscayne Blvd
another office was opened in Volusia County three to four weeks out.
Summary provided by ACT:
By Election Day, ACT had
eight offices spread out across Florida, 65 full time staff, 10,000 canvassers
on the ground and had contacted our 1.6 million targeted voters an average
of seven times.
In the two offices where
the focus was voter registration, Orlando and Jacksonville, the results
were impressive. ACT-FL registered 50,948 new voters in Florida in a span
of 8 months.
We had three somewhat non-traditional
1. In Orlando, we
had a bilingual canvass, targeting Hispanic neighborhoods.
2. In Miami-Dade, we
had Caribbean Power Vote, Haitian American canvassers who speak Creole,
canvassing Little Haiti.
3. In Palm Beach,
we had a senior coffee program, targeting seniors in their condo communities.
In mid-October ACT-FL began
an Early Vote GOTV program. Hundreds of canvassers went door-to-door,
hitting all 800,000 targeted households in 11 counties during the two weeks
of Early Vote.
On Election Day, ACT Florida
had more than 10,000 canvassers on the street, fanning out from our eight
offices, and launching from 32 staging sites.
Example of ACT’s impact -
In Duval County, overall turnout rose from 68.8% to 73.6%. Kerry
received 49,760 more votes than Gore did in 2000, one of the largest raw
vote increases in the state. In addition, our Duval office helped
build a coalition that successfully lobbied and pressured the Supervisor
of Elections office to open four more Early Vote sites.
In addition to their voter
mobilization efforts, several of our offices helped their communities clean
up from the devastation of four Hurricanes in the span of 6 weeks.
SEIU 1199. "Turning
the Tables In Florida" in 1199News,
Formed Leaders Edge, LLC, a
public relations firm in Tampa, in June 2003. Executive director
of the Florida Democratic Party starting in April 2002. Served as
Sen. Bill Nelson's regional director for West Central Florida and headed
up his Hispanic outreach efforts. Worked on the 2000 Coordinated
Campaign. Part of the Gore 2000 national finance team, serving as
regional deputy finance director for Florida. Managed Bob Henriquez's
1998 State House race, which unseating a Republican incumbent. Worked
on the 1996 Presidential Inaugural Committee. Coordinated the Florida
Latino vote and the Latino Outreach Office at the 1996 Democratic National
Convention in Chicago. From Tampa.
|Florida Organizing Director
|Florida Deputy Organizing
America Votes held monthly
summit meetings attended by a member of each group in the coalition.
We coordinated everything from mail drop dates to who walked which neighborhoods
and registering voters. We also held what was called Election Action
days on various Saturdays throughout the summer months where each organization
would stage a massive walk to lit drop and register voters. These
Election Action days, held in Miami, Tampa, Tallahassee, Broward, and Palm
Beach, gave our progressive organizations an opportunity to come together
to register, educate and mobilize our communities.
Environmental Victory Project
| 714 E Colonial Dr. | Orlando -office
opened in May
Organizer for AFSCME during
the 2004 Iowa Caucuses. Consultant and international election monitor
for the Organization of American States 2003 Presidential Election Mission
in Guatemala. Country director for the National Democratic Institute
in Kazakhstan and managed several national election observation missions.
Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala, 1998-99. In 1996 worked on Jim
McDermott for Congress and the Clinton-Gore campaign.
(started in Feb. 2004)
Most recently worked on Wesley Clark's NH primary campaign as a regional
field coordinator in Nashua. Her experience also includes work on
the Sickles for State Delegate campaign in Virginia in 2003 and a community
advocacy program. She is a graduate of The George Washington University
with a B.A. in Political Science and Psychology.
|Deputy Field Director
Team Leaders: Angelo Villagomez,
Matt Bussard, Kali Kirkendell, Luci Garcia, Jourdan Haynes, Steve Leopoldo.
"...the LCV's Environmental
Victory Project knocked on over 280,000 doors1,
providing persuasion at the door and identifying pro-Kerry voters in the
Orlando area. We did three rounds of conversations at the door in
primarily swing districts.
"Recruiting volunteers was
in itself a campaign. We used earned media on radio, TV and print;
conducted presentations on various college campuses and to community groups;
partnered with different non-profit groups on events and recruited during
those events; sent email missives to large activist lists; and, of course,
had a website. Recruiting responsibilities were shared between a
national and local office.
"Four hurricanes hit Orlando,
or nearby, or provided enough of a threat for families to not answer their
doors. Making the best of a difficult situation, we took advantage
of the time lost at the door to recruit volunteers from Austin, Texas (60
volunteers made two trips), Athens Georgia (40 volunteers made two trips),
and Washington, DC (200 volunteers made one trip). We also sent several
team leaders, organizers and volunteers to help set up the Philadelphia
"We garnered positive media
coverage in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the
Angeles Times, and the Orlando Sentinel. EVP conducted
several visibility actions to raise the profile of the program. Over
the course of ten months we received the support of over 800 volunteers
and tens of thousand of volunteer man hours from across the country.
On Election Day, we ran five different staging areas with over 300 volunteers
working door to door to encourage people to vote and simultaneously made
phone calls to Kerry supporters. We coordinated our efforts with
America Votes in terms of assuring the broadest coverage and eliminating
overlap the last week of the campaign. Our national office also made
a series of media buys (1,
to address the Bush Administration's efforts to drill off the coast of
Florida." -Allan Oliver Aug. 2005, edited by
1. According to the LCV's
post-election report, EVP canvassers knocked on 284,383 doors and made
110,459 contacts. (The 284,383 includes all three rounds so there
is some repetition of doors).
See also: Angelo Villagomez'
(Based in Tampa) Previously
worked for the Alaska Wilderness League. Graduate of Harvard College.
|Central and Northern Florida
(Based in Miami) Previously
worked for the Center for Community Change in Washington, DC.
|South Florida Field Organizer
MoveOn PAC had paid staff
on the ground in about eight states from June until September, testing
the willingness of previously email-only members to engage in off-line
physical activities related to the elections. As a result of this
project MoveOn PAC leadership decided to pursue a precinct organizing project,
which put 500 organizers in the field nationwide.
One hundred organizers arrived
in Florida in late September to kick off the precinct organizing project.
Before then the two staffers in Tampa and Miami had undertaken such activities
as raising awareness of Michael Moore's film "Fahrenheit 9/11," which came
out in June and seeking to boost participation in election-related activities.
For example in July there was a call-in day where Move-On members were
given access to lists of unmarried and unregistered women in order to call
them and urge them to register to vote (based on the assumption that this
demographic would overwhelmingly vote for Kerry).
After the September 26 precinct
project start-up date, MoveOn PAC, with the assistance of Grassroots Campaigns,
a contractor that had previously worked with the DNC, opened about 10 offices
around the state. The goal was to get MoveOn members and Democratic
voters involved and going door to door to identify and turn out Kerry voters
to the polls. This work would seem to duplicate what ACT was doing,
but MoveOn felt that their PAC--as opposed to 527--status allowed them
freer speech that would be more helpful to turning out Kerry voters.
Although MoveOn originally
coordinated field activities through America Votes, once the precinct organizing
project began, this communication was less effective, leading to significant
overlap with districts where ACT was working. That said, MoveOn PAC
was also able to send volunteers and organizers to many locations where
ACT was not.
Florida AFL-CIO |
135 South Monroe Street | Tallahassee
President: Cynthia Hall
Secretary-Treasurer: Dwayne Sealy
Desk/State Director: Clarence Frost (fr. College Grove, TN)