Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. |
137 Kennebec Street | Portland
(started June 1, 2004)
Connolly served as Kerry's Maine political director for the Feb. 8 caucuses.
Previously he worked as communications director for Senate President Beverly
Daggett, and in the 2002 cycle he was director for the State Senate Caucus.
A Mainer, Connolly graduated from Bates College in May 2001 with a B.A.
in political science.
Spokesman for Howard Dean's
Maine caucus campaign. Worked for Rabinowitz Media, a strategic communications
firm in Washington, DC. Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Volunteer Political Director - Justin Leites
(started Sept. 2004)
On leave from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) where he served
as a staffer to Administrator Mark Malloch Brown starting in 2000; promoted
to head of the internal communications department in 2002. (Leites'
involvement in the campaign later became a subject of some controversy
as the subject of an official complaint with the internal investigative
arm of UNDP on April 7, 2005; reported by the New York Sun in May).
as a program manager at National Democratic Institute for International
Affairs (NDI) handling their Bosnia portfolio. Previously worked
on educational programming for congressional staff at the Council on Foreign
Relations in Washington, DC. Served with the Organization for Security
and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Started
career in foreign policy as a civil servant at the Department of Defense
in 1993. Master's degree in public policy (international economic
and security policy studies) from University of Maryland, College Park
and B.A. in government from Colby College in Waterville.
director for the last month) Lobbyist. Regional field director
in Southern Maine on the 2002 Coordinated Campaign. Originally from
of Information, Events, Audiences
Trip To Victory Coordinator
Office: 137 Kennebec Street
Field Director - Maggie Allen
Organizer - Samantha Kurkjy
LGBT Field Coord. (MDP)
- Ryan Anderson
Senate Caucus Field
- Kevin Moynihan
Office - 16 Common Street
Director - Kate Nyhan
Office - 56 Main Street
Field Director - Sarah Stevens
Field Director - Torvic Vardamis
Organizer - Eric Black
Organizer - Winthrop Roosevelt
Organizer - Kerry Wahl
Caucus Field - Steve Ransom
Caucus Field - Greg Olson
Office - 110 Lisbon Street
- Stephanie Hart
Field Director - Ben Buxton
Organizer - Mackenzie Keliher
House Caucus Field
- Paul Brunetti
Volunteer - Jim Horwitz
Millinocket Office - 101 Main Street
Organizer - Diane Gagnon
Isle Office - 431 Main Street
Organizer - Rachel Smith
House Caucus Field
- Dara Kidder
Maine Democratic Party |
12 Spruce St. | Augusta
Elected in June 2003.
From Falmouth. Delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention;
neonatal nurse at Maine Med.
||Dorothy "Dottie" Melanson
(started January 2003)
Born and raised in Maine. Second District field coordinator for John
Baldacci's successful gubernatorial campaign in 2002, then worked on the
transition team to plan the Governor's inauguration. Started full
time political work in 2001 as the field director for Sean Faircloth's
congressional campaign in a heated six-way primary. B.S. in education
and early child development from the University of Maine, Farmington.
House Caucus Field Staff: George Austin,
Paul Brunetti, Amelia Golden, Erika Helgerson, James Keiliszek, Sarah Ripley
|House Caucus Director
Senate Caucus Field Staff: Lauren Debelius
|Senate Caucus Director
Americans Coming Together
| 145 Lisbon Street, Suite 504
| Lewiston (opened May 15, 2004) >>
other offices in Bangor and Fort Kent
ACT Maine was the smallest
of the ACT state organizations with eight field staff and about 30 paid
canvassers. ACT focused most of its efforts on the 2nd CD.
Over the summer ACT registered about 11,000 voters. ACT set a goal
of contacting 20,000 infrequent voting Democrats and unenrolled voters
eight times before the election (this was done using layered communications,
for example an auto call, a door knock, a follow-up mail piece...).
In the final two weeks ACT workers focused on a GOTV universe of 17,000
people in 32 towns in the 2nd CD. In sum State Director Rich Pelletier-Simpson
described the effort as "a very targeted campaign" that reached "folks
that weren't regularly communicated with."
Started with ACT as New Hampshire
communications director in late 2003. Political director for Think
About It, an unsucessful November 2003 referendum to build a casino resort
in Sanford, Maine. Maine
House Caucus Director in the 2000 and 2002 cycles. Graduate of University
of Maine at Fort Kent. A Mainer.
A regional field director for
John Baldacci's 2002 gubernatorial campaign.
Native of Waterville.
Member of IBEW Local 1837.
Dean delegate to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Northern
Maine Regional Organizer, Dean for Maine campaign.
University of Southern Maine.
Interned for Congressman Tom Allen in Fall 2003 and the Maine AFL-CIO in
|Fort Kent (office on Main
(Note. Fort Kent in St.
John Valley is the highest Democratic performing area in the state).
Hails from Maine. Was
the Legislative Director for Speaker of the House Michael Saxl and Pat
|Deputy Communications Director
Maine AFL-CIO |
Bangor Office: 157 Park St. | Augusta Office: 65-71 State St.
President: Edward Gorham
Vice President: Brenda Kaler
Secretary-Treasurer: Ned McCann