Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. | 2341
University Avenue West | St.Paul (effective July 15, 2004)
former Wellstone headquarters
(August 2004) Veteran
of Missouri politics. Campaign manager for Missouri Gov. Bob Holden's
unsuccessful bid for the 2004 Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the
Aug. 3 state primary. Kerry campaign state director in the March
3, 2004 Missouri presidential primary. Washington chief of staff
to Sen. Jean Carnahan. Executive director of the Missouri Democratic
Party, 1998-2000. Ran Gov. Carnahan's 1996 re-election campaign.
Served in the Carnahan administration as deputy chief of staff and as chief
of staff. Political director on Mel Carnahan's successful 1992 campaign
for governor in Missouri. [note: Ken Robinson had been announced on June
10, 2004 as State Director to start after the Convention, but he went to
Florida to head the Coordinated Campaign].
(announced June 10, 2004)
Paxton served as Sen. Lieberman's South Carolina press secretary for the
Feb. 3, 2004 primary campaign. Previously she served as the CNN senior
publicist where she managed publicity for the network's anchors, correspondents
and programs including Crossfire, Wolf Blitzer Reports and Inside Politics.
Prior to that, she served as the press secretary to U.S. Representative
Lois Capps on Capps' campaign and in her congressional office.
for John Kerry "Volunteer Kitchen Cabinet"
| 2341 University Avenue West | St.Paul Field
June 10, 2004) Campaign Director for Kerry's Minnesota caucus campaign.
Campaign manager of Buck Humphrey's campaign for Minnesota Secretary of
in 2002. Deputy state director of Al Gore's presidential campaign
in Minnesota in 2000. State field director for the Minnesota DFL
Party, 1997-1999. Kansas Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign 1996.
Graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.A. in political science and
secretary for the House Financial Services Committee, Democratic staff.
Spokesman for Congressman John LaFalce (D-NY). Public and congressional
affairs manager for the Credit Union National Association, Inc. B.A.
in International Studies from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.A.
in Communications from American University. A native of Hartford, CT.
of Operations in Congressman Martin Sabo's district office, 2003.
Statewide field director on Roger Moe's gubernatorial campaign, 2002.
Political director for Congresswoman Betty McCollum, 2000. Graduate
of Illinois State University with a B.S. in political science.
of Cornell University, 2004, with a B.A. in English. Worked on the
North Carolina Fund for Public Interest Community Voter Project and the
New York Public Interest Research Group's Straphangers Campaign.
of St. Olaf College, 1991.
Steve Barrows CD5
+ Pat McQuillan CD4 +
Sara Stephenson CD6 + Dave Gringer
of Minnesota. Attended college at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee.
in child psychology and American Indian studies from the University of
Minnesota. Member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe.
American Community Coordinator
director of Progressive Minnesota, a community-based political organization
that runs grassroots campaigns on issues and elections. Ran
the electoral program for a public employee union in 2002. Managed
the Benanav for Saint Paul mayoral campaign in 2001. An organizer
with Progressive Minnesota on the successful Vote No Stadium Tax! campaign
in 1999 in Saint Paul. Started organizing with the Sierra Club in
one month leave of absence from position as executive director of Wellstone
Action. Worked for 13 years as a senior aide, advisor and campaign
manager to Wellstone, running all three of his election campaigns.
Began his career as a community organizer working with family farmers during
the farm crisis of the 1980s. M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Minnesota DFL |
255 E Plato Blvd | St. Paul
Elected chair of the DFL on
April 24, 1999 and re-elected to two more two-year terms. Has worked
for U.S. Congressman Martin Olav Sabo (MN-5) starting in 1987 and became
chief of staff in 1993. Completed Harvard's Kennedy School Program
for Senior Managers in Government, 1997. Graduate of St. John's University
in Collegeville, Minnesota, with a B.S. in business management, 1986.
Native Minnesotan; grew up in Fridley.
director of the Minnesota DFL since March 2004. Served as an aide
to State Senator John Hottinger and as Committee administrator for the
Minnesota Senate Health and Family Security Committee for five years.
Deputy director and GOTV director for the DFL Coordinated Campaign in 2000.
B.A. in political science from the University of Minnesota and a Master's
degree in education from the University of St. Thomas.
Director/Director of the Coordinated Campaign
|UDF Political Director
|Managing Director of Communications
Amberg helped elect Erlandson
party chair in 1999.
|Communications and Research
|Director of Party Affairs
America Coming Together
| 1919 University Ave W, Suite 3 | St. Paul >>
ACT MN's efforts were concentrated
in Minn./St. Paul and Duluth. ACT MN set a goal of knocking on 700,000
doors, and started in March. The organization made significant efforts
to maximize the immigrant vote.
Offices: Eveleth - 24 Grant Avenue
Duluth - 314 W Superior St, Suite 50
Richman served National Field
Director for the Bill Bradley for President campaign. He has worked
on numerous campaigns including Midwest coordinator for AFL-CIO's Labor
'98; Campaign Manager for Lee Fisher for Governor in Ohio for the first
half of 1998; Campaign Manager for Darlene Hooley for U.S. House (OR-5)
in 1996; Deputy Campaign Manager for Ann Wynia in her U.S. Senate race
in Minnesota in 1994; and Field Director for fellow Minnesotan David Minge’s
upset victory for the U.S. House in 1992. He was an early field organizer
for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone on his 1990 U.S. Senate campaign, and
is credited with finding Wellstone’s famous Green Bus.
Worked on Howard Dean's Iowa
caucus campaign, first as Field Director (announced May 15, 2003) and then
as coordinator of the Iowa Perfect Storm. Has worked on campaigns
across the country, including on Sen. Wellstone's re-election campaign
in 2002 (ran GOTV for the Wellstone/ Mondale campaign) and for the Service
Employees International Union.
Worked on Sen. Wellstone's 2002
campaign (4th CD). Graduate of Hamline University, 2001.
|Deputy Field Director
Served as South Carolina Communications
Director for Wesley Clark's campaign.
Worked in communications for
Families USA in Washington, DC; previously worked for the Minnesota Dental
Association through Nov. 2002.
Previously, Twiss worked for
12 years as Co-Director of ISAIAH, a faith-based organization of 80 congregations
in the greater Twin Cities area and St. Cloud, Minnesota. Prior to
that, she was Executive Director of Ocean State Action, a progressive political
coalition in Rhode Island. She also directed the Coalition of Consumer
Self-Advocates, a group of people with chronic mental illnesses who won
improvements in Rhode Island's mental health system. Twiss started organizing
in 1986 on health care issues with New Hampshire Citizen Action, a grassroots,
direct-action justice organization.
|Director of Constituency
From SEIU 1199 (NY)...one of
that union's more than 2004 "Heroes" deployed to battleground states.
Among other activities Vazquez helped organize a "Latino Election Action
Another SEIU "Hero." Taking
a year off from law school. Worked for Howard Dean in South Carolina.
Samantha M. Shapiro. "The New Ward Heelers." Mother Jones,
Kenyan American tax lawyer with
ABC Group, LLC. Executive director of Coalition for Pan-African Minnesotans
With SEIU "Hero" Abdirizak Bihi, Ongeri organized a "African Election Action
|African Immigrant (Somali)
Worked on Sen. Wellstone's 2002
campaign (6th CD-North Metro and Central MN). Aug. 2000 graduate
of the University of North Dakota with a BSSW.
Graduate of the University of
Volunteer on Paul Wellstone’s
2002 re-election campaign.
some of the canvassing was
contracted out to Citizen Campaigns Inc.
Oversaw 100 staff, which knocked
over 375,000 doors, and made more than 180,000 phone calls. Wilcox
previously worked for four years at Clean Water Action.
America Votes | St.
(started March 2004) As
field director McFarland ran Ben Chandler's campaign in the Feb. 2004 special
election in Kentucky's 6th CD; this was the first congressional race after
BCRA went into effect and was a Democratic gain. He has worked on
campaigns throughout the country often with a labor connection, including
with the AFL-CIO in Oklahoma, SEIU in Washington State, and on a casino
initiative in Maine. In 2000 he was a coordinated campaign staffer
in Central Florida and then represented the Democratic Party during the
first recount in Volusia County.
|Minnesota Organizing Director
>On Election Day, MoveOn
PAC set up hospitality tents near hundreds of polling places. Citing
reports of MoveOn activists operating within 100 feet of polling places,
the Minnesota Republican Party sought unsuccessfully to obtain a temporary
restraining order against the group. MoveOn PAC's Eli Pariser issued
this statement from Washington, DC:
A Hennepin County,
Minnesota court this afternoon threw out a Republican request for a temporary
restraining order against MoveOn PAC for lack of evidence.
Young Voter Project (21st Century Democrats)
Republican witnesses were
unable to testify under oath that any of the volunteers involved in an
alleged incident within 100 feet of the polls were associated with MoveOn
PAC. Both witnesses, it turned out, were volunteers for the Minnesota Republican
Party. The judge found that they were not credible.
"This supports our contention
that this was a harassment lawsuit, not based on facts," explained Eli
Pariser, Executive Director of MoveOn PAC. "It's purpose was to make
news today to suppress voter turnout, and build a false record to use for
any possible voter challenges."
"Republicans have been smearing
MoveOn all year," Pariser continued. "This is nothing new. It's their modus
operandi. Early results today tend to suggest that the American public
is not falling for lies and smears."
Minnesota was one of four
states (OH, MN, OR, NV) where 21st Century Democrats enacted their Young
Voter Project to turn out 18-35 year olds. (Theme: "Vote Mob: Knocking
the Doors Off Traditional Politics.") According to 21st Century Democrats,
"Democratic turnout in our 21 targeted precincts increased 80.7%, while
Republican turnout increased by only 17%. In St. Paul, we targeted five
"swing precints" that split evenly between Bush and Gore in 2000. This
year, Kerry won all five precincts by 2% to 14%."
A field coordinator on Sen.
Paul Wellstone’s 2002 campaign
1919 University Avenue West,
Suite LL6, St. Paul - Patrick
314 West Superior, Suite
50, Duluth - Tony Cuneo
1623 32nd Ave North, St.
Cloud - Katie O'Malley
Note: House Minority Leader
Matt Entenza and wife Lois Quam made contributions totaling $300,000 to
21st Century Democrats, a 527 organization, in the months leading up to
the election, prompting state Republicans to raise questions. In
mid-October St.Paul Pioneer Press political reporter Patrick Sweeney
reported that 21st Century Democrats spent at east $210,000 in Minnesota.
Minnesota AFL-CIO | 175
Aurora Ave. | St. Paul
President: Ray Waldron (Roofers)
Secretary-Treasurer: Steve Hunter
Desk/State Director: Jon Youngdahl