Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. |
Central Ave., NE | Albuquerque
Served as Southwest Political
Advisor/New Mexico and Arizona for the Gephardt campaign. Deputy
chief of staff to Gephardt when he was House Democratic Leader. Worked
on Gene Green's (TX-29) campaign, then served as his chief of staff starting
in 1993. Assistant state attorney. Graduate of University of
Texas and South Texas College of Law in Houston.
Arizona press secretary on Joe
Lieberman's campaign for the 2004 Democratic nomination. Communications
director to U.S. Representative Mike Honda. He has extensive press
and policy experience in both public relations and California state and
||Ruben Pulido Jr.
Campaign | 3301 Central Ave., NE | Albuquerque
Offices: Las Cruces - 411
Water Street Las Vegas - 158 Bridge Street
Espanola - 209 North Riverside Santa Fe
- 947 West Alameda
Sept. 2004, taking over from Joon Kim) Political action representative
for AFSCME in Washington, DC; has worked on various campaigns, for example
took leave to work on Howard Dean's primary campaign in Arizona, worked
on Jim McGreevey's 2001 gubernatorial campaign in New Jersey. Prior
to joining AFSCME Esparza worked at the U.S. Department of Commerce in
the Office of Secretary Daley. M.P.A. from American University; undergraduate
degree in Political Science from Catholic University.
director on Rep. Dick Gephardt's campaign for the 2004 Democratic presidential
nomination, starting in Sept. 2003. Prior to joining the Gephardt
campaign Kim was working in Los Angeles. In 2002 he worked on Oregon
Democrats' Coordinated Campaign, and earlier on Rod Blagojevich's primary
campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Illinois.
In 2000 he worked on Texas Democrats' Coordinated Campaign. He is
a University of Maryland graduate with a degree in International Relations.
field office in Wausau for the Wisconsin primary campaign. Worked
for Colorado State Rep. Anne McGihon and did a lot of volunteer work for
the Denver Democrats.
as communications director for the state party in April 2004) Communications
director for Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) for three years. Has
worked for Democratic candidates in nearly a dozen states. First
campaign job was with Bill Bradley's campaign for president in the Iowa
caucuses, New Hampshire and Missouri. Two years as an aide to Sen.
Russ Feingold (D-WI). B.S. in political theory from the University
of Wisconsin at Madison. Grew up in Westchester County, New York.
as a volunteer. Before joining the campaign worked at Hill &
Knowlton, the public affairs and public relations firm. Graduate
of Duke University with a degree in public policy.
the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at New Mexico State University
in Las Cruces.
Communications Erika Soto (last month of the campaign); Maria
Westfried and Robert Hack (last week-plus)
as a volunteer. Came from the private sector in California.
to NM for the last month or so from the campaign in Arizona) Graduate
of Harvard College, 2004; he studied American history and literature; among
other activities he also served as undergraduate president of the Institute
of Politics. Native of South Bend, Indiana.
the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Alvillar worked in the Boiler
Room; earlier he worked as a delegate tracker at Kerry headquarters in
DC; during the primaries he served as 1st CD regional field director on
Kerry's NM caucus campaign, 2003-Feb. 3, 2004. Worked for the ATR
research institute at the University of New Mexico. Deputy field
organizer on Richard Romero for Congress, 2002. District scheduler
for Congressman Udall, 2000-02. Volunteer coordinator on the 2000
NM Coordinated Campaign. Started off in politics working for the
Democratic Party of New Mexico as originator of the party's e-news newsletter.
Political Director/Surrogate Scheduler
also working on events/surrogate
scheduling: Hannah Burris, Pilar Velazquez
was hired from the Kerry advance team; after a while he left and Fitzpatrick,
also from the Kerry team, took the position.
out of Santa Fe office) Before returning to New Mexico, Saenz served
as Communications Director for Congressman Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX) and
was also president of the Congressional Hispanic Staff Association.
B.S. in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Vote Director (Hispanic)
co-chair of the Native Vote initiative at the National Congress of American
Indians (NCAI), 2003-04. Served as an organizer on the Pine Ridge
Reservation on Sen. Tim Johnson's 2002 re-election campaign in South Dakota.
Worked on outreach at the DNC during the 2000 campaign. Served in
the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in 1997-1998, focusing
on Native American issues. Graduate of the University of North Dakota
with a BBA and the University of St. Thomas with an MBA. Member of
the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.
American Outreach Program
Started as a volunteer.
known as "Road to Victory Travelers Coordinator;" responsibilities include
arrangements for volunteers and staff from out of state) Left position
as associate at an Albuquerque law firm to work on the campaign.
working as a programmer and tech for about 20 years, and for over 50 political
campaigns since 1994, including the 2000 and 2002 New Mexico Democratic
Director/Voter File Manager
in October 2004) Deputy Field Director for ACT NM from April-August
2004. Regional director on Blair Hull's campaign for U.S. Senate
nomination in Illinois, based in Rockford. Field organizer for Bob
Graham for President in Sioux City, Iowa, July-Oct. 2003. Graduated
from Emory University in 2003 with a degree in Political Science and Environmental
IT Director/GOTV (Consultant)
director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP)'s National Voter Fund in the 2000 cycle. Training director
for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) starting in 1993. Field
director on Carol Moseley Braun's successful Illinois U.S. Senate race,
1992. Helped Citizen Action in 1979 and served as its co-director
until 1988. Founding director of Midwest Academy, a training center
for organizers, 1973. Active in the civil rights movement as a student
at the University of Chicago.
from Austin, Texas. One of the first people brought on. In
2003 he volunteered with Sen. Bob Graham's presidential campaign.
director of the NM Democratic Party from January 2003 to April 2004.
in Sept. 2004) Executive Director and General Counsel to the Judicial Standards
Commission. Worked as an attorney in private practice for about three
years; served on the Governor's Task Force on Election Reform, which issued
its report in Dec. 2003. JD from University of New Mexico, 2000.
MBA from Indiana University, 1988. Double BA from Indiana University
in Political Science and Anthropology, 1985. Noel made his first foray
into politics at age 11, walking neighborhood precincts in Fort Wayne,
Indiana for the McGovern campaign in 1972.
NM Voter Protection Program, working closely with county Democratic party
chairs and other party officials, organized over 800 in-state and out-of-state
attorneys to staff as many as 500 polling locations throughout the state
on Election Day. Prior to and on Election Day a fully staffed legal
support call center fielded thousands of calls and questions from voters
and campaign workers. This effort represented the single largest
coordinated effort to protect voter rights and reduce disenfranchisement
in the state's history.
Burnside & Associates (Los Angeles, CA)
and executed the Coordinated Campaign plan for New Mexico in 2004 as well
as in 2002 and 2000.
New Mexico Democratic Party |
1301 San Pedro NE | Albuquerque
(elected April 24, 2004)
Associate at Jones, Snead, Wertheim, Wentworth & Jaramillo, P.A. in
U.S. House candidate in 1st CD of New Mexico, 2000. Democratic nominee
for U.S. House, 1996. President, Young Democrats of New Mexico, 1994-96.
Campaign Manager, Bruce King for Governor, 1994. NM Director, Clinton
for President, 1992. Analyst, Corporate Finance, Alex. Brown &
Sons, 1990-1991. J.D., University of New Mexico, 1995. B.A
in History from Yale University, 1990; first American winner of the World
Debating Championship, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1990.
||John V. Wertheim
(June 2004) Most recently
majority legislative analyst in the New Mexico House of Representatives.
Worked in Gov. Bill Richardson's Office of Homeland Security; for then
Congressman Bill Richardson, for Sen. Edward Kennedy, and as an intern
for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in Washington, DC. Campaigns
include Gore/Lieberman campaign in New York, Jeff Bingaman's campaigns
for Senate and Governor, and Tom Udall's congressional campaign.
Master's degree from Columbia University's School of International and
Public Affairs, and also worked as a fundraiser for the university.
Graduate of the University of New Mexico with a degree in political science
and criminology. Alarid's grandfather was Majority floor leader for
18 years in the New Mexico State Senate.
|Deputy Executive Director/Field
In New Mexico since October
2003; helped run the presidential preference caucus for the party. 2003
graduate of Lafayette College in Easton, PA.
Americans Coming Together >>
"ACT, by far had
the largest on-the-ground operation in the state. We had permanent
offices in the three largest cities -- Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Las Cruces.
About three weeks before the election we started what we termed the 'Motel
6' program where we sent strong organizers to work in the more rural communities
recruiting local walkers and doing weekend canvasses in the weeks leading
up to E-Day. This built upon earlier roaming canvasses we had done
in rural areas during the summer. All told, we probably hit a very
high percentage of all of the walkable precincts in the rural part of the
state -- on top of our intense months of more urban work. All
this was on top of massive phone ID, mail and absentee programs that went
on throughout the campaign."
Albuquerque - 5600 Menaul Blvd NE Las Cruces
- 940 North Main Street, Suite A Santa Fe - 1500
5th Street, Suite 13 Espanola
Started as the Kerry campaign's
New Mexico state director in August 2003. Before moving to New Mexico
to work on the campaign, Prado was political director for Service Employees
International Union (SEIU) Local 105 in Colorado; she ran several campaigns
and worked on legislation for the union. Worked field in the last
month of Tom Strickland's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign under the Democratic
coordinated effort and as field director for Congresswoman Diana DeGette's
2002 campaign; also worked as a senior congressional aide in DeGette's
district office. Ran a state house race in Denver and was the Fair
Housing Director for NEWSED, a non-profit that serves low-income families
and communities. Worked in the Manhattan District Attorney's office.
Graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
|New Mexico Director
(started in June as America
Votes Director and took on additional role of ACT Field Director in August)
Chief of Staff for New Mexico Lt. Gov. Diane Denish. In 2002 served
as Campaign Manager for Diane Denish for Lt. Governor, then Political Director
for Victory 2002 New Mexico Coordinated Campaign. Field organizer
for the 2001 Victory New Jersey Coordinated Campaign in Union County.
M.A. from American University's School of Public Affairs, 2001. Copy
editor and page slot at the Albuquerque Tribune, 1996-99. B.A. in
Journalism and Political Science from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque,
Lisa Bianco served
as Field Director from April-August 2004.
Jason C. Miller served
as Deputy Field Director from April-August 2004.
Field organizer on the Gephardt
for President campaign in Iowa, 2003-04, based in Davenport, and worked
in two rural counties nearby. Graduate of Rhodes College (Memphis,
TN) in 2002 with a degree in Political Science.
|Statewide Canvass Director
Came to New Mexico to help run
the state Democratic Party's presidential preference caucus; precinct caucuses
held Feb. 3, 2004 and congressional district conventions April 17, 2004.
Master's in Public Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Worked on a number of campaigns. Graduate of the College of Charleston
(South Carolina) with a bachelor's in Political Science, 1999. Spent
a Washington Semester working in Congressman John Spratt's office, 1998.
|Deputy Communications Director
|Data IT Director
|Absentee and Early Vote
Regional Field Directors
From SEIU 1199 (New York).
|Regional Field Director-CD
Previously with ACT Arizona
as Pima County Field Director (Tucson); came to New Mexico after Arizona
fell out of play.
|Regional Field Director-CD
2 (Las Cruces)
Graduate of Harvard University.
Lance corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve; took off a year after
his sophomore year to go through infantry training and called up as a senior
to serve for a year starting in Jan. 2003.
|Regional Field Director-CD
3 (Santa Fe and Espanola)
>at the end ACT NM put lead
organizers in 8 counties
Executive director of Participation
2000 for five years. Has worked on campaigns across the country,
including Bill Richardson for Governor of New Mexico in 2002, Russ Carnahan
for Congress (MO-3), Tom Keefe for Congress (WA) in 2000, and David Lillehaug's
campaign for the DFL U.S. Senate nomination in 2000. National Director
of Organizing, managed the Ballot Access Teams, and served as Deputy Director
at the Iowa Caucuses on Bill Bradley's presidential campaign in 1999-2000.
Executive director of the Missouri Democratic Party from 1997-99.
Grew up in rural Missouri.
From SEIU 1199 (New York).
|Assistant GOTV Director
Sierra Club national political
director. Previously director of the Policy Institute of Montana.
Interim director of the Montana Human Rights Network.
|America Votes GOTV Director
(The Sierra Club ran a 527
voter education program in 10 metro areas around the country plus New Hampshire).
Environmental Victory Project
| 400 Gold Ave., S.W., 9th Floor | Albuquerque
The NM Environmental
Victory Project knocked on 157,662 doors and talked to over 54,479 voters
in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Sandoval County swing precincts and helped
endorsed candidate John Kerry win Bernalillo County by over twice Al Gore's
votes in 2000. The EVP mobilized over 6,000 volunteers and supporters
in New Mexico and close to 250 in neighboring states to assist in this
effort. On the final weekend plus Monday, 400 volunteers reached
over 36,000 doors. The EVP represented the biggest environmental
grassroots mobilization in New Mexico history and the largest volunteer
canvass program ever in the state.
(started Feb. 2004) Briefly
field director for the Democratic Party of New Mexico, 2003. CD 1
Field Director for the "Yes on 1 & 2" campaign, October 2003 special
election on constitutional amendments on education. Bernalillo County
Field Director for U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman's 2000 campaign. Master's
degree in political science from the University of New Mexico and worked
at the ATR Institute there, 2003. Bachelor's degree in Political
Science and Spanish from University of New Mexico, 2001.
Political Organizer for AFSCME
Local 18, 2003-2004. Campaign Manager on Steve Archibeque for State
Representative, 2002. Finance Deputy on Jim Baca for Mayor of Albuquerque,
|Community Outreach Director
Team Leaders: Mario Montoya,
Vanessa Rivera, Ariel Bickel, Terry McGuire, Nate Carsto
Organizers: Nancy Stalnaker,
Phil Johnson, Adam Clark, Adam Levine, Roger Sideman, Wesley Garcia, Monica
Martinez, Marshall Martinez, Zan Rubin, Sara Brosnan, Michelle Holubiak,
Moving America Forward nonpartisan
PAC (527 organization) formed by Gov. Richardson in mid-2002 to register
Native Americans and Hispanics
Managed the campaign to pass
Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2, constitutional amendments on education
advanced by Gov. Richardson, in the Sept. 23, 2003 special election.
Managed Attorney General Tom Udall's race for Congress in NM's 3rd CD in
1998. Analyst in the State Senate. Managed Albuquerque lawyer
Cate Stetson's campaign for chairman of the NM Democratic Party in 1995.
Daughter of Tom Udall.
|Native American Voting