and Allies-Organization, Texas
Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.
(July-end of Sept/start of Oct.
2004 when he went to Colorado to serve as Base Vote Director) Earlier served
as an advisor for the Edwards for President primary campaign. Worked
on the Florida recount as lead lawyer at the West Palm Beach Legal Intake
Center, Nov.-Dec. 2000. Central Political Director on the Gore/Lieberman
campaign, responsible for supervision of approximately 20 paid employees
in over ten Central United States, July-Nov. 2000. Arizona Deputy
State Director/Political Director on Clinton/Gore 96, Fall 1996.
Field Director in Texas Friends of Bill Clinton headquarters, Jan.-March
1992. Rodriguez joined the law firm of Leonard Frost in May 2001,
after serving in a variety of government positions. Counsel to the
Solicitor at the U.S. Department of Labor, 1999-2001; Chief of Staff for
the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Department
of Labor; in the White House Office of Congressional Affairs; and Deputy
Associate Director and later Acting Associate Director in the White House
Office of Presidential Personnel. He worked for former Texas Attorney
General Dan Morales, serving as a Legislative Liaison and later as an Assistant
Attorney General. Graduate of St. Edward's University, where he was
student body president; law degree from The University of Texas School
of Law. Son of migrant farmworkers; native of Alamo, Texas.
(Oct. 2004) Student at
the University of Texas Law School. Earlier in the campaign Herrera
worked as assistant to Kerry/Edwards National Finance Co-Chair Fred Baron,
and as Texas field coordinator on the John Edwards for President campaign.
Served as a Public Policy Fellow with the Democratic Senate Steering Committee
and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX). Graduate of Columbia University
with a B.A. in Political Science, 2001; White House intern in 1997.
(Oct. 2004) Graduate studies
at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Program coordinator for the
Reform Movement of Judaism's 'Seeking Peace, Pursuing Justice' campaign.
Legislative Assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
in Washington, DC. Graduated from Emory University with a B.A. in
Political Science and Religion, 1999.
|Deputy State Director
Texas Democratic Party
(elected interim chair Oct.
25, 2003 and chair June 20, 2004) Attorney from San Marcos.
Fifth generation Texan.
(started with the party as Communications
Director) Formerly spokesman for Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), chairman
of the Senate Finance Committee.
|Chief of Staff
Corpus Christi field director
on Tony Sanchez for Governor in 2002.
Texas House efforts - Kelly
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