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Chair of the Democratic Party
of Virginia through Nov. 2003. Framme began his political activity
as a precinct volunteer in Jimmy Carterís 1976 presidential campaign.
He served as chairman of the Richmond City Democratic Committee and later
as chairman of the Third Congressional District Committee. He was
first elected Chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia in 1986.
In 1990, Gov. Wilder appointed Framme to his Cabinet as Secretary of Economic
Development. Framme is an attorney concentrating on civil litigation,
business counseling and transactions and government affairs. He obtained
his B.A. from Center College in Kentucky and his J.D. from Washington &
Lee University School of Law. He worked for McGuire, Woods &
Battle in Richmond (now McGuireWoods LLP). In 1981, he co-founded Mezzullo,
McCandlish & Framme (now McCandlishHolton). In 1995 he founded the
Framme Law Firm PC in Richmond and he continues to head the firm.
||Larry H. Framme, III
Swecker also served as Kerry's
state director for the February 10 Virginia primary. A DNC Member,
she served on the DNC's convention site advisory committee in 2001-02 and
was elected chair of the party's Southern Caucus at its February 2003 meeting.
She chaired the Gore for President campaign in Virginia in 2000 and chaired
the Virginia delegation to the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los
Angeles. She is a former executive director of the Democratic Party
of Virginia and lives in Richmond.
press secretary on Wesley Clark's presidential campaign (February 7 caucuses).
He served as a press secretary to Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (WI) starting
in March 2002 and earlier as communications director for Congresswoman
Juanita Millender-McDonald (CA). In 2000 Beeton served as the Gore/Lieberman
press secretary in Kentucky. In the Clinton Administration,
he worked at the Department of Health and Human Services as the chief radio
coordinator and the Department of Labor as the special assistant to the
director of the Employment and Training Administration . During the
1996 election cycle he worked in Iowa for Clinton/Gore and in Grand Rapids
for the Michigan Democratic Party as their West Michigan press secretary.
In 1994 he served as assistant for Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers.
Beeton was born in Milwaukee, grew up in Ann Arbor, earned his B.S. from
Albion College, 1993.
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a press release (date not available but likely late Aug./early Sept. 2004)
Democratic Party of Virginia Communications Director Laura Bland outlined
an "historic" commitment of staff, supplies and offices for a Democratic
campaign for president in Virginia, including 30 staff and four field offices
(listed below). In addition there were the two Kerry-Edwards staffers
for a total of 32. Further, the release heralded this as "the first
round of staff hiring, with more to be hired later in September."
However, on October 3 the campaign announced it was sending 20 of its staffers,
including the state director and communications director, to other states.
Bland sent out a message
to Democratic activists urging them to "keep positive and keep the faith."
in Richmond, does strategic and IT consulting for campaigns, elected officials,
non-profits, and commercial enterprises. Worked on Kerry's primary
campagn in Virginia and Georgia. Served as Director of Information
Systems at the Democratic Party of Virginia. Active in Virginia Young
Democrats for many years; became a member in 1983. Graduate of James
the redeployment in early Oct. Winston took over as coordinated campaign
director and Joe Easton finished as statewide field director) Tennessee
state director for Edwards for President. Tennessee House Democratic
Caucus Director in the 2002 cycle. Native Virginian.
The Simmons Group, Inc., a consulting firm. Financial Specialist/Business
Banker with First Union National Bank. Sales Representative for Xerox
Corporation in Richmond, VA starting in 1998, then Marketing Executive,
responsible for federal accounts, in Washington, DC. Deputy Director
of Northeast Field Operations for the Clinton/Gore campaign in 1992.
(After the Oct. redeployment, Simmons finished the campaign in Wisconsin).
as a Central Georgia regional field director (based in Macon) on Kerry's
primary campaign, and later as a delegate tracker for MI, OH and WV for
the Democratic National Convention.
on Kerry's primary campaign in Virginia, Wisconsin and Georgia.
||Michelle R. Kirby
president of the Virginia Education Association.
as CFO of the Tennessee Democratic Party and in Gov. Phil Bredesen's (D-TN)
news director and executive producer for the NBC affiliate in Charlottesville,
VA for the last three years. Has also worked at the ABC affiliate
in Richmond and the CBS affiliate in Richmond.
on Wesley Clark's campaign in Little Rock and as interim director in Virginia.
Legal Fellow in the Office of Gov. Mark Warner, fall 2003. Staffer
on Mark Warner's campaigns. J.D. from the University of Virginia.
Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Undergraduate degree from Princeton University.
for Kerry Virginia Coordinator: Rick O'Dell of Roanoke County
840 Redgate Avenue
Director: Cardell Patillo
2722 Merrilee Drive
Northern VA Regional
Director: Joe Easton
Tanglewood West, Suite 470 - 3959 Electric Road
West) Tabitha Peace
- 2015 25th Street
Virginia Democratic Party
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Elected chair by the party's Central Committee
at its meeting on Nov. 15, 2003. Elected to the Alexandria City Council
in 1988, and re-elected in 1991 and 1994. Served as Alexandria's
Vice Mayor starting in 1994. Elected Mayor in February 1996, and
re-elected in 1997 and 2000, serving until June 2003. Employed by
Virginia Commerce Bank since 1998.
Lindsey Reynolds began her career
in Virginia Democratic politics in 1998, as the legislative assistant to
Stanley C. Walker of Norfolk, then President pro tempore of the Virginia
Senate. In 2000, she became the finance director for the Joint Democratic
Caucus, and in March 2002, she joined the state party as its finance director.
A year later, Reynolds was named executive director of the Democratic Party
of Virginia. She served as both the executive director/fundraiser
for the party and Joint Caucus fundraiser until May 2004, then continued
as the executive director and fundraiser for the Party. Reynolds
is a 1998 graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College, with a B.A. in political
|Party Services Director
||Ruth Anne Walker
|Deputy Finance Director
|Richmond Office Manager
|No.VA Office Manager