Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. |
W. Broad St. | Columbus
May 24, 2004). Ran Sen. Jack Reed’s (D-RI) Washington, DC office
for fourteen years starting after his election to the U.S. House in
and continuing with him to the Senate. Directed Ohio Democrats'
Campaign in 2000. Campaign manager on Scotty Baesler’s 1998 U.S.
Senate campaign in Kentucky (narrowly lost to Jim Bunning).
political director at the DCCC in the 1990 cycle. Worked for the
National Association of Letter Carriers. In 1987 he joined the
campaign of then-Sen. Al Gore; he co-managed the campaign in Wyoming
the primaries. Started his career in the Washington office of
Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY). Graduate of Providence College in
secretary for the Edwards campaign starting in Jan. 2003. Press
at the DNC through the 2002 cycle. During the Clinton
served as a White House Deputy Press Secretary from 1998 to 2001, as a
Special Assistant to White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta and Deputy
Director of Scheduling and Advance. She started her career in the
congressional office of then Rep. Leon Panetta (D-CA). Graduate
the American University in Washington, DC.
Delegate selection coordinator for President Clinton in 1996 and Vice
Al Gore in 2000.Co-chaired the Rules Committee for the 1992 Democratic
National Convention. Executive Director and Chairman of the Ohio
Democratic Party from 1983 to January 1991 (led the party when Ohio
held both U.S. Senate seats, a majority of the seats in Ohio's U.S.
Delegation, the offices of Governor, Lt. Governor, all statewide
Offices and a majority in the Ohio House of Representatives).
director of the Lucas County Democratic Party and then Chairman.
Came to Ohio for McGovern, and never left.
2300 W. Broad St. | Columbus (The Fire House in the
opened July 10, 2004 Field
President of DeMay & Associates (St. Paul). Directed
the Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 2000.
the Ohio Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 1996. Served as
of Grassroots Lobbying for The Dewey Square Group. B.A. from the
University of Wisconsin and M.A. from Hamline University.
Earlier worked a political desk for the Kerry campaign. Worked
SEIU in Washington, DC. A west central coordinator (Montgomery
on the 1996 Ohio coordinated campaign. Dayton native.
last two months of the campaign; succeeded Donna Pignatelli)
drove to Ohio and started as a volunteer in mid-June 2004. Outis'
prior experience was almost entirely at the local level. She ran
a successful campaign of her own for school board and subsequently
or co-chaired successful campaigns for school bond measures and worked
on committees for local candidates for various offices.
degree in English from the University of Illinois; MSW from Catholic
in Washington, D.C., and certificate in non-profit management from the
University of San Francisco.
Ohio State. Began as a summer intern and decided to defer his
On leave of absence from position as press secretary for Cincinnati
Charlie Luken. Ran Mayor Luken's re-election campaign
in 2001 and worked on some other local campaigns. Grew up in
and moved to Cincinnati to go to Xavier University.
The Ohio State University, where she served as campus editor of The
Lantern. Lifelong Columbus resident
Owens] (Started right after taking the bar exam) J.D.
from Brooklyn Law School, 2004. Accounts executive at the Harbour
Group, an international public strategies consultancy with offices in
DC and New York. Assistant to the Press Secretary in the White
Press Office, June 2000-Jan. 2001. Special Assistant to the Under
Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the US Department
of State as, Aug. 1999-June 2000. Worked in the Mayor's Office of
City Legislative Affairs under Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. B.A. in
Government from Georgetown University, 1998.
2004) Policy advisor and deputy community liaison for Columbus
Mayor Michael Coleman since he started in office in Jan. 2000; served
deputy field director on his campaign. Veteran field organizer;
graduate of Participation 2000; helped out on Jesse Jackson's 1988
in Southern California. B.A. in political science from the
of Chicago. Native of Columbus.
the campaign Beatty was working as an associate in the government
litigation, and bankruptcy departments at Kegler, Brown, Hill &
in Columbus. Started legal career as a litigation associate at
Brown Todd in Cincinnati. Law degree from Vanderbilt University
of Law in Nashville. B.S. in Psychology from Spelman College in
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Beatty grew up around politics; her
father served in the Ohio House of Representatives for 19 years from
and her stepmother was appointed and then elected to his seat.
2004) Prior to working for Kerry-Edwards, Clyde worked for a
few local Democratic candidates and for a nonprofit that funded and
programs and services for the homeless in Central Ohio. Graduate
of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Grew up in
staff; Goode was a vice president of Ohio Young Democrats and headed up
their campaign committee; she worked closely with Katie Clyde)
as aide in the Ohio Senate, and a former Communications Director for
Ohio Democratic Party. B.A. in News Journalism from Kent State
Adena Ventures, an Athens, OH-based venture capital firm.
consulted on entrepreneurship, technology, economic development, and
capital for Wilhelm & Conlon Public Strategies, Inc. and Ohio
Voinovich Center for Leadership and Public Affairs. Spent fifteen
years in the banking industry. Worked for the U.S. Treasury's
of the Comptroller of the Currency. M.B.A. from the University of
Colorado; B.A. from Hastings College in Nebraska.
Representative from the 26th District (Columbus) in 2002 and served
one term through Jan. 2005; narrowly upset in the March 2004
In 2003 founded the Urban Crime Advisory Commission and serves as
Committee Chair. Special assistant to Columbus Mayor Michael B.
2000-02. Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms in the Ohio Senate,
Staff assistant and community liaison in the office of Congressman Bob
Shamansky, 1981-82. Message clerk in the Ohio Senate. B.A.
in Journalism from Ohio State University.
Vote and Ministers Outreach Coordinator
Served as the Central Regional Field Director on Kerry's Iowa caucus
starting in March 2003; then Southern California Political and Field
for the California primary. Directed Iowa Democrats' Coordinated
Campaign in the 3rd CD in 2002 including the successful re-election of
Congressman Boswell. Grassroots coordinator for 25 states for the
American Cancer Society's government relations department. Worked
in the press office for Tipper Gore at the White House. M.A. in
management from the George Washington University. B.S. in
psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
- Julie Andreeff; (also coordinated GOTV including election
efforts in Cuyahoga County)
on Kerry's Iowa caucus campaign starting in August 2003; after the
caucuses she went on to North Dakota, Wisconsin and Hawaii. She
to Iowa early in the general election to serve as political director,
then was sent to work the final five months of the campaign in
Andreeff left her position as an associate at Powell Goldstein Frazer
Murphy LLP in Washington, DC to join Kerry's campaign. Law degree
from American University's Washington College of Law. Worked as
aide to Sen. Kennedy. B.A. in Political Science from American
Legislative Director and Counsel for Congressman Joe Baca (D-CA).
Experience fundraising for Democratic candidates at local, state and
level. Worked for the Mark Warner for Governor (VA) gubernatorial
campaign in 2001 through the Democratic National Committee focusing on
Hispanic Outreach. J.D. from The George Washington University Law
School plus M.A. in Latin American Studies from GW's Elliott School of
International Affairs. B.A. in International Relations from the
Legislative Aide for the City of Dayton.
in Kerry's Salem office during the NH Primary campaign.
Worked for the National Democratic Institute on political party
programs in eastern Europe. In 2000 he was involved in the Chuck
Robb for Senate and Bill Bradley for President campaigns.
of Catholic University with a degree in World Politics.
Prior to joining the Coordinated Campaign, Hill worked as Ohio State
Council Director for the Service Employees International Union,
the SEIU's political activities. In that capacity she had most
coordinated SEIU's Northern Ohio work with ACT; she also coordinated
Northern Ohio work on the 2002 governor's race, the 2000 presidential
and numerous state and local races and levies.
15, 2004) Akron native and graduate of Ohio State
Previously held positions in logistics and labor management.
managed logistics and inventory of all materials. He ensured that
all field offices throughout Ohio had the needed resources to
Materials entailed office supplies, cell phones, computers, yard signs,
literature, as well as promotional materials. Fuller created a
to break down the inventory to allotments based on vote goal,
To deliver the materials there were four paid employee drivers and
volunteers who would deliver or pick up the materials from the office
Columbus and distribute them throughout the state. Fuller
a system of hubs throughout the state to receive the materials;
counties could then pick up their allotted amount of materials.
coordinated with the field staff to have the materials picked up.
Kerry in January 2004 in Iowa while a sophomore at DePauw University;
proceeded to New Mexico, Wisconsin and Ohio. Assistant to the
Director of the Democratic National Convention, May-August 2004.
Contact & Targeting Manager
of Hamilton College in New York.
Trip to Victory Coordinator
from his position as election counsel for the Massachusetts secretary
and consultant in Washington, DC with extensive experience in both the
public and private sector. He has served as an Attorney Advisor with
Central Intelligence Agency's Office of General Counsel and in the
Security Law Unit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he
on counterterrorism and international computer crime. In the
sector, Greenwald has worked as a litigator and an international trade
lawyer with the law firms Steptoe & Johnson and Shearman &
Voter Protection Director
of $9,575,000 was raised for the Coordinated Campaign in Ohio,
including transfers from the DNC totalling $5,450,000. In
the ODP raised about $5,000,000 for local and state campaigns.
The Coordinated Campaign raised $842,000 prior to September 1st,
of which over $385,000 came directly from the DNC.
The Coordinated Campaign raised over $3,000,000 in the last two
weeks, of which over $1,500,000 came directly from the DNC.
note on the state headquarters building: The Associated Press and The
Dispatch reported on Sept. 24, 2004 that the ODP was subleasing
the Fire House for $3,200 a month from the Greater Hilltop Community
Corp., a nonprofit group which in turn was renting the building from
City of Columbus for $1; this use of the city owned building was
in violation of the lease terms.
also Mark Niquette. " Kerry team takes field in Ohio." The Columbus
Dispatch. May 19, 2004. According to the article, the
staff who started in Ohio in mid-May comprised Kerry's first field
in any state. Five of those initial 11 were from Ohio (Political
Director Crystal King, Cleveland organizer Vel Scott, S.E. Ohio
Bryan Whitaker, Dayton organizer Cedric Collins, and Press Secretary
Cull). Also Mark Naymik. "Kerry's election team sets up
in Ohio." Plain Dealer, May 13, 2004.
271 E. State St. | Columbus
First elected chair
2002; unanimously re-elected on April 19, 2004. Earlier White
nearly 10 years as Franklin Democratic Party Chairman. He has
served as a Madison Township Trustee and operates a family-owned
Chair: Dayton Mayor Rhine McLin
County Commissioner Gayle Jackson
Mayor Dean DePiero
Joined the Ohio
in 1988 and has had a variety of titles and a wide range of
from small donor fundraising to coordinating the direct mail program
local candidates and county parties, providing legal counsel, acting as
comptroller, maintaining the fundraising database and more.
to Lucas County Democratic Chairman Jim Ruvolo starting in 1981, then
Director, and remained there until 1988. Law degree from
of Toledo Law School, 1979; undergraduate degree from Ohio State,
Started in politics working on the McGovern campaign in 1972 and worked
as a volunteer on a wide variety of campaigns from 1972-1980 in Akron,
Columbus, and Toledo.
spokesman for the Columbus City Council, 2001-03. Former
statehouse bureau chief of Dix Newspapers to 2000, then joined
Americans Coming Together
1397 Dublin Road | Columbus
Director of Gen. Wesley Clark's NH Primary campaign, announced Oct. 10,
2003, after serving as New Hampshire State Director of Sen. Bob
campaign from March 17, 2003 until Graham withdrew on October 6,
In 2002 Bouchard was deputy campaign manager of Tony Sanchez's
campaign in Texas. He was field director for Mark Warner's
for governor of Virginia in 2000-2001. Bouchard worked for Sen.
Kerrey's BACK PAC on the national level in 1999 and as NH director in
as Kerrey considered a presidential campaign. Previously, he
in various capacities in NH Democratic politics, including
director for the House Democrats, House Caucus director, chairman of
Hillsborough County Democrats, chairman of the 1st CD for the NHDP, and
activity in numerous local and state campaigns.
Served as Ohio state
for the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000. Field director for the
Democratic Party from 1997-99, then formed a public affairs consulting
firm (Clay Consulting, LLC in Columbus). Named by Ebony
as one of 30 "Young Leaders of the Future" (Dec. 1997). Executive
director of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus from 1995-97.
Veteran of New York
Attorney-in-charge of the Manhattan public defender's office. In
1993 Harris became the first openly lesbian or gay elected official in
Brooklyn when she was elected to represent School Board District 15;
served as president of the Board in 1996-7 and resigned effective Feb.
1, 1998. In 1991 she ran Marty Markowitz's successful campaign
borough president. Worked on the Gore campaign in 2000.
Bob Graham's campaign for the 2000 Democratic presidential nomination,
announced May 1, 2003 served through end of the campaign in
Field director for the IDP's 2002 Coordinated Campaign. She
for the Iowa Democratic Party for two years. Benzing was field
for Butler, Bremer, Franklin, Grundy and Hardin counties on Al Gore's
Iowa caucus campaign. A University of Northern Iowa
From Neola, Iowa.
extensive targeting work
David Moore helped
and district director to Ohio Congressman Ted Strickland. Veteran
of five congressional campaigns. B.S. in Journalism from Ohio
2490 Lee Blvd,
"In total we knocked at over 3.7 million doors, engaged people in over
1.1 million conversations at the doors, made over 3 million phone
mailed out better than 2 million pieces of mail, and deployed over
individuals on Election Day. We also undertook an
absentee ballot program--closing the massive advantage the GOP
enjoys among those voters."
There are a variety
describing the extent of ACT's organization in Ohio, but by any of them
it was significant. A post-election communication from ACT's
office tallies 19 offices, 82 staff, over 700 canvassers, and thousands
of volunteers. ACT Ohio Communications Director Jess Goode stated
on Oct. 7 that ACT had about 70 salaried staff and 15 offices and had
85,000 voters. On June 3, 2004, speaking at the Take Back America
conference ACT Political Director JoDee Winterhof said ACT has 21
and 60 salaried staff in Ohio. Steve Bouchard has the final word
(9/15/05 e-mail) "The number of offices did fluctuate as we
offices at different times, and also had staging areas or GOTV offices
that weren't full-fledged offices. I think the 19 number is
Turnout Group Focuses on Ohio." Article on Center for Public
website. July 4, 2004. This article states that "ACT began
paying employees in Ohio on Oct. 15, 2003, according to FEC records..."
John F. Harris and
Farhi. "Taking the Campaign to the People, One Doorstep at a
Post. April 18, 2004, page A01. This article reported
ACT had 18 offices in Ohio.
America Votes |
Did consulting with
and Associates in Los Angeles, CA; clients included state parties,
organizations, teachers’ unions, and California State Senate and
candidates. NM Coordinated Campaign Director in 2000.
395 E. Broad St., Suite 300 | Columbus
Director: Wiley Pearson (Columbus)
President: William A. Burga
Working America (the
"community affiliate" of the AFL-CIO)
4039 Hamilton Ave., Suite 200 | Cincinnati (Amanda
3250 Euclid Ave., Room 250 | Cleveland (Anthony
395 East Broad St., Suite 010 | Columbus (Joseph Clark,
21st Century Democrats' Young
Project | 2930 Monticello Blvd |
Regional Director in
on Wesley Clark's NH primary campaign. Prior to the campaign Hutchison
was working as a paralegal at a law firm in New York; he helped with
of the early fundraisers there in Sept. 2003. In 2002 he worked
the Sanchez campaign doing GOTV in Tayor County (Abeline).
spent time in Quito working towards a Masters degree. He is a
Columbia graduate with a degree in Religion.
"managed a staff of
across offices and campuses in Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati"
Ohio Field Organizer
Ohio based Section
group formed June 7, 2004 by strategists Gerald Austin and Jeff Rusnak;
aims to "educate Ohioans about the
failure of the Bush administration," focusing particularly on Northeast
Ohio. Honorary co-chairs actors Chad Lowe and Fisher Stevens.
Make Ohio Blue
by Jerry Springer)