Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. |
West Grand Street | Chicago
(reported May 28, 2004, start
July 1, 2004) Senior Partner for Business Development at The Foster Group,
an information technology consulting company based in Chicago. Previously
served as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs for the University
of Chicago Hospitals. Managed Mayor Richard M. Daley's 1999 re-election
campaign. Vice President of Communications for Waste Management.
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services under Donna Shalala. National Press Secretary
for the Clinton for President campaign. Radio and television reporter.
Graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; post-graduate studies
at the Keller School of Management.
(Started Aug.15, 2004, mostly
worked out of the Quad Cities) Since 2001 McNeil has run a one-person
PR business in the Quad Cities. In the lead-up to the Illinois primary,
Sept. 2003-Jan. 2004, he worked for the Kerry for President campaign as
downstate advisor, recruiting and organizing delegate slates. Prior
to moving to the Quad Cities, McNeil served as press secretary to Comptroller
Daniel Hynes and for House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and the Illinois
House Democrats as assistant director of communications and issues evelopment
staffer. Worked on U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin's 2002 re-election campaign.
Directed several House Democrat campaigns in downstate Illinois during
the 1990s. Part-time newspaper columnist. Former Statehouse
reporter for "Illinois Issues" magazine. Graduate of Macalester College
in St. Paul, MN, and the University of Illinois in Springfield with a degree
in public affairs reporting.
for Kerry, Chicagoland
for Kerry blog
Democratic National Committee
B.A. in communication studies
from the University of Iowa.
|Phone Bank Coordinator
coordinated campaign was run through the Obama campaign:
Democratic Party of Illinois
(since 1998) Speaker of
the Illinois House since 1983, except for 1994-96 when he was Minority
Leader. Elected to the House in Nov. 1970. Graduate of Loyola
University Law School and undergraduate degree from University of Notre
Dame. Born in Chicago.
||Michael J. Madigan
Chief of Staff to Madigan since
late 1992. Graduate of Western Illinois University.
>Michael Weir notes that
Democratic party organization in Illinois is "fairly decentralized."
He adds that "with all but one Constitutional office held by Democrats,
both Senators Democrats, 10 of 19 House seats held by Democrats, both houses
of the GA controlled by Democrats and a Democratic majority on the Supreme
Court, it is a model that seems to work here."
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