Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.
| 1408 Locust Street | Des Moines
Political director for Kerry's
Iowa caucus campaign starting in June 2003, then ran Kerry's North Dakota
campaign (Feb. 3), and served as political director for his Wisconsin campaign
(Feb. 17). Communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party
from January 2003. Communications director for the House and Senate
Caucus, April-Dec. 2002. Press secretary to Congressman Ken Lucas
of Kentucky in Washington from January 2000.
Press secretary for Sen. John
Edwards NH Primary campaign started March 1, 2003. Communications
director for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's U.S. Senate campaign in 2002.
Previously (and for several months after the 2002 campaign) press secretary
for the NHDP. Prior to that he lived in Washington, DC and worked
as a producer for The McLaughlin Group and press secretary to Congressman
Jim Turner (D-TX). He also served as press secretary to Texas congressional
candidate Loy Sneary. Van Ostern earned a B.A. from the Elliot School
at the George Washington University, 2000.
||Colin Van Ostern
Legislative political director for AFSCME
Iowa Council 61.
John Norris, who
served as Kerry's state director for the Iowa caucus campaign, is the campaign's
National Field Director. In that role he worked out of DC until the
later part of September; ABC's The Note reported on Sept. 28, 2004 that
he is being dispatched to the state.
Julie Andreeff, a veteran
of Kerry's Iowa caucus campaign, served as political director early on
but spent the last five months of the campaign in Ohio.
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as Caucus Director for the Iowa Democratic Party, responsible for organizing
the Jan. 19, 2004 precinct caucuses.
at the Iowa Democratic Party in June 2003 doing community outreach and
then served as Deputy Caucus Director. Graduate of the University
of Northern Iowa. Native of Burlington.
the Iowa caucus campaign de Ferranti ran the Kerry campaign's Council Bluffs
||Matt de Ferranti
manager/scheduler on Rep. Dick Gephardt's Iowa caucus campaign. Previously
worked on a state senate race in Carroll, Iowa. Graduate of the University
of Northern Iowa in Waterloo.
at Drake University. From Glen Ellyn, IL.
from San Francisco.
GOTV started Jayson Sime, Matt de Ferranti and Sue Monahan then served
as Deputy GOTV Directors.
16 Regional Field
19 Team Leaders
11 GOTV Directors
director of the Minnesota DFL Coordinated Campaign in 2002.
on Wesley Clark's NH primary campaign, based in Hanover, after serving
same role on Sen. Bob Graham's NH primary campaign (Upper Valley field
Vote and Volunteer Czar
of State Travelers Coordinator
Iowa Council 61.
Bluffs attorney. Delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
September 2004) Took a leave of absence from position as an Associate
at Arnold & Porter, LLP in Washington, DC. J.D., University of
Iowa, 1998. B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1994.
partner of Varoga Rice & Shalott, a Houston-based political consulting
firm he co-founded in 1995. Served as National Field Director on
Wesley Clark's campaign.
Iowa Democratic Party |
Victory 2004 | 1408 Locust Street | Des Moines
Partner in a Des Moines law
firm (attorney in general practice, specializing in employment law).
J.D. from Southern Illinois University, 1994. B.A. from the University
of Iowa, 1991.
Main office at 5661 Fleur Drive is serving as a field
office for Polk County Democrats through to the election.
(January 2002) Previous
experience includes senior vice president of programs for ProChoice Resource
Center; California Director, People For the American Way Foundation; Hollywood
Women’s Political Committee; and Development Director of California Human
Rights Watch. Campaign director and legislative director for Congressman
Dave Nagle (D-IA). B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa.
With the IDP since 2002.
Masters in Public Policy from Pepperdine University, 2000.
(started latter part of July
2004) Experience includes account executive at Terris & Barnes,
Political Media Inc. in San Francisco, 2001-02; program manager at
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, 2000-01; and account administrator
at Greer, Margolis, Mitchell, Burns & Associates, 1997-99.
MS from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, May 2004;
MA from the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington
University, 2001; BA from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, 1996.
Iowa Senate Campaign Director - Emily Parcell
Iowa Senate Fundraising Director - Heather
Iowa Senate Fundraiser - Melissa Peterson
Iowa Senate Field Director - Andy LaVigne
Iowa House Campaign Director - Tim Gannon
Iowa House - Kevin Boyd, Karen Erickson
America Coming Together |
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Operating from eight
offices around the state, including the headquarters in Des Moines, ACT
Iowa had 20 staff, 138 canvassers, almost 1,100 volunteers prior to Election
Day. ACT Iowa focused on Democrats, Independents and marginal voters
(people who had voted in one of the last three general elections).
Principal of Link Strategies,
an Iowa-based political and government relations consulting firm he founded
during law school. Campaign manager for Sen. Tom Harkin’s successful
1996 and 2002 campaigns. Iowa State Director for Gore-Lieberman in
2000. Chief of Staff for Sen. Harkin, 1997-99. Directed Democrats'
efforts to maintain their majority in the Virginia House of Delegates,
1995. Executive assistant to Speaker Robert W. O’Donnell of the Pennsylvania
House of Representatives from 1991-94; managed O'Donnell's gubernatorial
campaign in 1994. Law degree from Drake University, 2002.
-Ran an aggressive absentee
ballot campaign, going after very infrequent voters who are particularly
difficult to turn out. Through this specific program, ACT-IA reached
its goal of getting 22,000 absentee ballot requests turned in.
-From June through Election
Day, ACT-IA canvassers knocked on some 560,000 doors. Heading in
to Election Day, canvassers had conversations with 266,000 people.
-For GOTV (the last three
weekends of the campaign) and on Election Day, ACT-IA continued to focus
on going after the “hard to reach fruit” by running a turnout program in
rural areas. Over 600 staffers and volunteers spanned across Iowa
and talked to 60,000 voters in 195 small towns. These are Iowans
who almost never get a knock on their doors in the days before an election,
voters that the parties want to talk to, but never have the time for in
the last days of an election. This effort helped boost a number of
winning Democratic challenge candidates for the state legislature; local
candidates ran ahead of Kerry in each of the five winning open seat or
-Another success was the
communications program. The ACT-IA communications team organized
and executed creative, attention-grabbing protests, filled the inboxes
of local reporters with messages highlighting the failures of Republicans
up and down the ticket, and shaped the coverage of federal, state and local
Iowa Finance Director on Citizen
for Harkin, Sen. Harkin's 2002 re-election campaign, starting in March
2001. Worked briefly in Secretary of State Chet Culver's office.
Regional field director for EMILY's List Women Vote! starting July 2000.
Deputy political director on Vice President Gore's Iowa caucus campaign,
starting April 1999, and did surrogate scheduling for the final month;
after the caucuses went on to serve as political director in Washington
State. Worked on the Schools First Initiative, starting Feb. 1999.
Iowa Democratic Party House Truman staffer, managing four Iowa House races,
1998. Graduate of Iowa State University, 1998.
|Deputy Iowa Director
One of seven regional field
directors on Gov. Howard Dean's Iowa caucus campaign, and in the fall served
as deputy canvass director for Dean’s “Iowa Storm.” A GOTV
coordinator on Sen. Mary Landrieu’s successful 2002 re-election runoff
in Louisiana. Worked on the 2002 the Iowa Coordinated Campaign as
a team canvass leader in Ames; earlier was a fundraiser on John Norris’
congressional campaign in Iowa's 4th CD. Graduate of Iowa State University.
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826 E. River Dr. Suite 2,
102 2nd Ave., Coralville
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622 4th St., Council Bluffs
207 Stanton #4, Ames
520 Pierce St. Suite 256
Worked on Sen. Edwards Iowa
Caucus campaign as a Polk County field organizer. Younger brother
of Rob Berntsen.
America Votes | 1500
Locust Street | Des Moines
Iowa Caucus Director for Sen. John Edwards
campaign starting Feb. 14, 2003. Chief of Staff to Secretary of State
Chet Culver, after serving as Director of the Business Services Division
in Culver's office. He gained his law degree with distinction at
University of Iowa College of Law in 1998. Prior to that, he worked
in Washington, DC for three years, after graduating from Georgetown University
(1992). He is a native of Marion, Iowa.
Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
| 2000 Walker Street, Suite A | Des Moines >>
President: Mark Smith (member of
Secretary-Treasurer: Ken Sagar
(member of IBEW).
Executive Vice President: Jan Laue
(member of BCTGM).
AFL-CIO - Deborah