|John Kerry for President Inc.
On December 4, 2002, Sen. Kerry filed papers with the FEC establishing
John Kerry for President Inc., an exploratory committee. James M.
Jordan, who served as executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign
Committee during the 2002 cycle, is the campaign manager.
Executive Director of the DSCC
for the duration of the 2002 cycle [Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), chair].
Political Director at the DSCC, May 1999-Dec. 2000 [Sen. Robert Torricelli
(D-NJ), chair]. Communications Director for Sen. John Kerry (D-MA),
Jan.-May 1999. Spokesman for Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee
during the 1998 impeachment hearings of President Clinton and for Democrats
on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee during the 1997 campaign finance
investigation. Communications Director for Sen. Robert Torricelli
(D-NJ) in 1997. Press Secretary for Tim Johnson's (D-SD) successful
campaign for U.S. Senate in 1996. Did non-profit fundraising.
Press Secretary to Rep. David Price (D-NC,4), Jan. 1987-1988. Originally
from North Carolina, Jordan earned his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College
and his J.D. from University of North Carolina law school (1986).
(announced May 28, 2003)
Recently served as chief of staff in the office of Rep. Peter Deutsch (D-FL).
In 2000 Jadotte was the Gore-Lieberman campaign's Florida state director.
During the Clinton administration he worked in the Department of Labor
in the Office of the Deputy Secretary and in Congressional and Intergovernmental
Affairs. In 1998 he served as political director on the MacKay-Dantzler
campaign for governor of Florida. In 1996 he was a regional director
on the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign in Florida. Jadotte was
special assistant to the late Gov. Lawton Chiles, and communications director
for the Florida AFL-CIO. He has worked in the Florida House of Representatives
and in the Agency for Health Care Administration.
|Deputy Campaign Manager
P O L I T I C A L
(started late Jan. 2003)
Served as National Political Director of the SEIU through January 2003.
Previously at the DNC, where he directed regional desks. Southeast
Coordinator at the DCCC; Voter File Director for the North Carolina Democratic
Party. Worked as Admin. Assistant to Rep. Vic Fazio (D-CA) and to
Rep. Al Wynn (D-MD). Navarro earned a B.A. in Government and Politics
from the University of Maryland.
C O M M U N I C A T I
O N S
(announced Oct. 27, 2003)
Senior advisor to the campaign from July 2003. Has worked at Harvard
University's Kennedy School of Government since June 2001. Served
in the White House as Senior Counselor and Trip Director to Vice President
Al Gore. During the first term of the Clinton Administration, Morehouse
served in a number of senior positions including Director of Strategic
Planning in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).
Morehouse is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and started his career
as a welder and high-steel connector, member of Boilermakers Local 154.
||David J. Morehouse
Communications Director in Kerry's
Senate office. Served as national president of College Democrats
of America (and addressed the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago).
Graduate of Brown University ('97).
|Deputy Communications Director
Press Secretary in Kerry's Senate
|Deputy Communications Director
Press Secretary for the DSCC,
2001-02; Communications Director for Debbie Stabenow's U.S. Senate campaign,
1999-2000; Press Secretary to Sen. Max Cleland, 1999; Communications Director
for Fritz Hollings 1998 re-election campaign.
|Deputy Press Secretary
|Deputy Press Secretary
National Press Assistant:
Press Desk: Carrie James
I N T E R N E T
P O L I C Y
Deputy issues director on Vice
President Gore's 2000 campaign. Worked at OMB and at the President's
Domestic Policy Council, then, in 1998, started working for Gore.
Previously worked on Kerry's
|Deputy Policy Director
R E S E A R C H
Worked at the DSCC, 2001-2003.
Research Director in the Clinton White House, 1999 to Jan. 2001.
Worked with AFL-CIO Political Department/Labor '98 program, 1997-99. Research
Director for Citizen Action, 1995-97.
|Deputy Research Director
F I N A N C E
Finance Director for Sen. John
Kerry's (D-MA) 2002 re-election campaign.
|Deputy Finance Director
|Director of Grassroots
Farmer gained fame as finance
director for Michael Dukakis' 1988 presidential campaign. Earlier
he raised money for John Anderson's independent campaign in 1980 and John
Glenn's 1984 campaign. In 1992 raised money for Bill Clinton's campaign
and he then gained the position of U.S. consul general to Bermuda.
Chair: Louis B. Susman
...(announced March 5, 2003)
Chicago-based vice chairman of Salomon Smith Barney Investment Banking;
he joined the firm in June 1989. Previously Susman was a senior partner
at the St. Louis-based law firm of Thompson & Mitchell. Susman
served as finance chairman for Bill Bradley's 2000 presidential campaign
and served in a senior capacity on Gephardt's 1988 campaign. He has
been a member of the DNC from Missouri for 12 years.
(Atlanta) Southern Finance Director:
Silicon Valley fundraising:
NJ finance chair:
Mark Gorenberg >
Deputy Southern Finance
Director: Adam Abrams
S C H E D U L I N G
A N D A D V A N C E
|Deputy Scheduling Director
Scheduling Desks: Amy Brundage
and Teri Krinvick
(started Aug. 2003) Prior
to joining the campaign Hale was working at consulting in Little Rock.
Worked on Clinton/Gore '96 and then in the White House. Graduate
of the University of Arkansas. (source:AP)
|Deputy Advance Director
Advance Desk: David Sandler
M O R E
Formerly worked in Kerry's Senate
Native of rural North Carolina.
Served as Executive Director of the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation
in Columbia, SC starting in 1999. Master's degree from the University
of South Carolina; bachelor's degree from Furman University.
|Intern and Volunteer Coordinator
Alper joined the Dewey Square
Group as a principal in January 2001, establishing the firm's campaign
division. Worked on media planning and coordinated campaign strategies
at Squier/Knapp/Dunn during the 2000 cycle. Political Director at
the DNC for the 1998 cycle. Coordinated Campaign Director at the
DNC, 1994-96. Other campaign experience includes: Michigan State
Director for Clinton/Gore in 1992; Deputy Political Director at the DSCC;
Deputy Manager to Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) in 1990; Coordinated Campaign
Manager to Wilder/Beyer/Terry in Virginia in 1989; Field Director in special
congressional elections for John Vinich and Jill Long in 1989; and several
positions for Dukakis for President in 1987-1988. Alper earned a
B.A. in Political Science/Philosophy from Boston College.
|Chief Financial Officer
M E D I A
Margolis is a senior partner
at GMMB. The firm began in 1983; it now has a staff of over 100 and
is a Fleishman-Hillard Company.
Bob Shrum collaborating
with Margolis (confirmed in late Feb. 2003)
Shrum advised Sen. John
Edwards' New American Optimists in 2002. His experience includes:
principal speechwriter to Sen. George McGovern in the 1972 Democratic campaign
for President; Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's principal speechwriter during and
after the 1980 presidential campaign and press secretary to Sen. Kennedy,
1980-84; and senior advisor to Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential
campaign. He has produced political advertising since 1985 and is
chairman of Shrum, Devine & Donilon.
S T R A T E G I S T S
/ A D V I S O R S
Moore joined the Dewey Square
Group heading up its state and local affairs shop. She served as
chief operating officer at the DNC, responsible for the day-to-day running
of the party, after directing DNC chair Terry McAuliffe's transition in
the first part of 2001. Appointed as White House deputy director
of political affairs in Feb. 1997 she became director of public liaison
in May 1998 and finished as director of political affairs. In the
1996 cycle she served as national political director at the DNC.
In 1988 she was national deputy field director for Rev. Jesse Jackson's
campaign, Jackson's convention coordinator, and in the fall national deputy
field director for the Dukakis campaign. She also worked on Jackson's
1984 campaign. Moore is a native of Chicago.
O W A
(started Jan. 1, 2003)
In 2002 Norris ran for Congress in the 4th District against Rep. Tom Latham
(R). Prior to his campaign, starting in 1999, Norris served as chief
of staff to Gov. Tom Vilsack. In 1998 he served as chairman and executive
director of the Iowa Democratic Party. Previously he served as chief
of staff to Rep. Leonard Boswell and as district representative for then-Rep.
Tom Harkin. He owned and managed the Old Hotel Restaurant in Greenfield
from 1989 to 1992 and served as vice president of the Greenfield Chamber
of Commerce. During the mid-1980's Norris served as state director
for the Iowa Farm Unity Coalition. A native of Red Oak, Norris graduated
from Simpson College in Indianola with a B.A. in political science in 1981
and received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1995.
E W H A M P S H I R E
(started end of January 2003)
Robinson served as executive director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party
from January 1999 through January 2003. In 2000 and 2002, he also
served as the Coordinated Campaign director for the New Hampshire Democratic
Party. He has worked on numerous campaigns including Gov. Jeanne
Shaheen's 1998 reelection campaign. In 1996 he served as field director
of Joe Keefe's campaign for Congress (1st CD). Robinson is a 1991
graduate of Brown University.
O U T H C A R O L I N A (February 3 primary)
(started June 15, 2003)
Served as Field Representative for Sen. Fritz Hollings from February 1999-June
2003. Previously served as Outreach Director for Sen. Hollings' 1998
campaign and as regional field director for the South Carolina Democratic
Party Coordinated Campaigns in 2002 and 2000. Also worked on the
special congressional campaign of Brent Weaver for Congress in 2001.
Attended Coastal Carolina University, majored in Political Science.
R I Z O N A (February 3 primary)
Before joining the Kerry campaign,
Diaz was a longtime aide to Janet Napolitano. He worked with Napolitano
starting in 1993, when President Clinton appointed her U.S. attorney for
Arizona. Diaz ran Napolitano's campaigns for attorney general in
1998 and for governor in 2002, and was serving as deputy chief of staff
for urban relations and boards and commissions. He started in politics
as an intern for Sen. Dennis DeConcini; he then worked on Rep. Ed Pastor's
campaign and on his staff. Diaz has a B.A. in political science from
ASU (1991) and a master's degree in public administration, also from ASU.
He famously arrived in Arizona with $25 in his pocket as he transferred
from a California community college to ASU.
E W M E X I C O (February 3 caucuses)
I C H I G A N (February 7 caucuses)
(started September 2003) Associate
at Karoub Associates a lobbying firm in Lansing; he joined in 2000.
Curran is former manager of government relations for Suburban Mobility
Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART). He is a certified
professional of the Academy for Health Care Management. Curran earned
his B.S. from Michigan State University.
A S H I N G T O N (February 7 caucuses)
(Nov. 1, 2003) Prior to
joining the campaign Wade served as chief of staff to Congressman Adam
I R G I N I A (February 10 primary)
Swecker, a DNC Member, 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. Former executive director of the Democratic Party of Virginia.
Lives in Richmond. According to the AP she "led the push" for the
legislation that moved the state's 2004 presidential primary forward.
I S C O N S I N (February 17 primary)
(announced Sept. 17 2003, official
start Oct. 1, 2003) Twigg has worked for the Democratic Leaders of
both the Assembly and Senate in Wisconsin. He also worked for former
U.S. Rep. Tom Barrett’s campaign for Governor. Prior to moving to
Wisconsin, Twigg was a press intern in Kerry’s Washington, DC Senate office.
E W Y O R K (March 2 primary)
(started March 2003) Has
worked on the campaigns of Carl McCall (2002) and Hillary Rodham Clinton
(2000), three Democratic Conventions and the 1996 and 2000 Presidential
M A S S A C H U S E T T S
(March 2 primary)
I N N E S O T A (March 2 caucuses)
Campaign Chairs: Sam & Sylvia
Kaplan, Mike & Ann Ciresi, Vance & Darin Opperman
I L L I N O I S (March 16
(On September 15, 2003 Wilhelm
endorsed Kerry, and the campaign said he would head up their efforts in
Wilhelm is president of
Wilhelm & Conlon Public Strategies, founded in 1998. He managed
Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, and subsequently served as the
chair of the DNC, the youngest person ever to do so. He directed
the 1989 and 1991 campaigns of Mayor Richard M. Daley, and the 1984 campaign
of Senator Paul Simon.
C O L O R A D O (April 13
On September 30, 2003 former
Sen. Gary Hart, who himself considered making a presidential run, endorsed
|The campaign's website as
it looked on May 29, 2003--little changed from the re-election site.
||At the end of
August 2003 a redesign finally appeared.
519 C Street,
NE, Washington, DC -- 197
Portland Street, 3rd Floor, Boston -- 101
West Grand Ave., Suite 200, Chicago --
1100 Spring Street, Suite 360, Atlanta --
3200 Travis St., 3rd Floor, Houston -- 6100 Wilshire
Blvd., Suite 225, Los Angeles -- 201
S. Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2700, Miami Center, Miami --
373 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor, New York --
50 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ
1500 Locust Street, Des
195 McGregor St., Center
Entrance, Manchester, NH
1200 Main Street (corner
of Main & Gervais), Suite 1000, Columbia, SC
(Resigned Sept. 15, 2003)
Based in San Francisco, where he worked with Mark Fabiani. Lehane
served as press secretary for Al Gore's 2000 campaign (announced Oct. 27,
1999). He moved over to that campaign from his position as press
secretary for the Office of the Vice President, and previously served as
the Vice President's deputy communications director. Worked as a
special counsel for HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo in 1997 and as special assistant
counsel for the President in 1995-96. Lehane is a native of Lawrence,
Mass. and is a graduate of Amherst College ('90).
|Senior Advisor for Communications
Has supported Kerry since his
first campaign in 1972. Associate vice president of government relations
at Boston College from May 1, 2002. Coordinated the Oct. 3, 2000
presidential debate at University of Massachusetts at Boston. Prior
to joining Boston College, Keady worked for many years at Northeastern
University, starting as director of city relations, and then as director
of governmental relations and community affairs, and finally as vice president
of government relations. Served as staff director to Boston City
Councilor Michael McCormack; and legislative aide to City Councilor James
M. Connolly. Graduate of University of Massachusetts at Boston with
a degree in political science.
Regional director for the 2002
South Carolina Coordinated Campaign (Low Country). Previously worked
for Verizon Wireless. Graduate of the College of Charleston, 1998.
|Intern and Volunteer Coordinator
See also Campaign
Organization-1st Quarter 2003 FEC report.
Key people in Kerry's Senate
office are chief of staff David McKean and legislative director George