Kerry and Allies-Organization, Hawaii

Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. 
State Director Jadine Nielsen
State director for the John Edwards for President campaign in Hawaii.  Political consultant and senior advisor to Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono's gubernatorial campaign in 2002.  Other campaign experience includes Northern California campaign manager for the Clinton for President primary campaign; California director of scheduling and advance for the Clinton-Gore campaign; campaign manager for Richard Riordan's successful mayoral campaign in Los Angeles; and political consultant to Kathleen Connell's successful campaign for California State Controller and Jane Harman's successful campaign for U.S. House.  Nielsen began her career with U.S. Sen. Alan Cranston and served as his California state director.  She was deputy mayor for the City of Los Angeles in charge of community outreach and legislative and executive services.  During the Clinton Administration she served as Presidential Transition Search Manager for the Office of Presidential Personnel; chief of staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration; deputy to the Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; and White House liaison for the SBA and for the FDIC.

Democratic Party of Hawai'i
Chairman Brickwood Galuteria
(elected May 30, 2004)  TV and radio personality; part of the Aloha Morning Show on KINE FM since 1994; started in radio in 1980.  Entertainer.  Worked for Hawaiian Airlines.  Briefly studied communications and business in college.  Graduated from the Kamehameha Schools in 1973.  Born and raised in Honolulu.
Executive Director Pohai Ryan
Resident of Kailua.  Previously executive director of the Kailua Chamber of Commerce.  Served as a Neighborhood Board member and Neighborhood Board Commissioner for the City and County of Honolulu.  Graduated from the Kamehameha Schools in 1980.  Raised on Molokai. 

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