John Kerry-Campaign Organization, New Hampshire
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 served as the national campaign manager through November 9, 2003; he was replaced by Mary Beth Cahill, who previously served as chief of staff to Sen. Edward Kennedy. 
See also: NH Travel
John Kerry for President Inc. New Hampshire Leadership
Campaign Headquarters: 195 MacGregor Street Center, Manchester
The campaign signed the lease for its Manchester headquarters in mid-April 2003 
and was moved in by the beginning of May; it has about 6,000 square feet.
State Chairman Bill Shaheen
Founded and practices law at Shaheen & Gordon, a law firm with offices in Dover and Concord, and York, ME. Shaheen served U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1977-81 and as judge of the Durham District Court 1981-96.  He oversaw wife Jeanne Shaheen's three campaigns for governor in 1996, 1998 and 2000.  Shaheen served as co-chairman of Jimmy Carter's 1976 NH primary campaign and as chairman of Al Gore's 2000 NH primary campaign.
State Director Ken Robinson
(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. 
Deputy State Director Rob McCarthy
Served as deputy director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party in 2002 and through March 2003.  Graduated from Harvard College in 2002 with a B.A. in government.  Originally from Worthington, OH.  


Field Director Nick Clemons
(started Jan. 27, 2003)  Field director for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign and her 2000 re-election campaign.  Campaign manager on Manchester Mayor Bob Baines' 2001 re-election campaign.  Worked for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen in the Office of Citizen Affairs and as scheduler.  Graduate of UNH with a degree in history. 
Deputy Field Director Heidi Kraus
(April 1, 2003)  Deputy field director for NH Democrats 2002 Coordinated Campaign.
Deputy Field Director Leticia Reyes
(April 1, 2003)  Worked on Sen. Kerry's 2002 re-election campaign.

F I E L D   O F F I C E S

Kate Murphy: Manchester field organizer for NH Democrats 2002 Coordinated Campaign.
Pat Morris: veteran Democratic campaign worker in New Hampshire.
Andrew Stone:  Manchester Field Coordinator - 2003 graduate of the George Washington University; native of Massachusetts.
Seth Williams: 2003 graduate of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Political Science.  Volunteer on Ed Rendell's 2002 gubernatorial campaign in Pennsylvania.
Matt Fish
Kasara Williams
Shannon Hughs
Stephen Barrows:  Regional Field Coordinator
...a 2002 graduate of Yale University.  He worked in the fundraising and press departments of the Robert Reich for Governor campaign in 2002.
Catherine Welker 2002 interned in the Office of the Assistant to the Democratic Leader, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, worked in the personal office of Congressman Tim Ryan, and was the press assistant on the Joe Courtney for Congress campaign.  B.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Christine Hammer 
...(from Oct. 2003) started on the Kerry campaign in Aug. 2003 as a volunteer in the DC office, helped out in various departments, and offered the  position in Derry, NH.   Interned in Sen. Tom Daschle's leadership office in the summer 2003.  Graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 2003, with a double major in English and political science.

Berlin - 136 Pleasant Street, Unit 4 (open July 1, 2003)

Patrick Foster:  North Country Regional Coordinator
...2003 graduate of Boston College.  Has been involved in several Boston area campaigns.
Rick Sigler

Concord - 154 N. Main Street (open July 1, 2003)

Spencer Hutchins: Greater Concord Area Field Organizer
...(from June 2003) 2003 graduate of Colby College; studied Government and Economics.
Amy Morse: Volunteer Coordinator
...(from Oct. 2003) 2003 graduate of UMass.  Grew up in Concord, NH.
Bryan Driscoll: 2003 graduate of Trinity College.  From Melrose, MA.
former-now in Manchester office: Johanna Voss: Regional Coordinator...worked for OSPIRG (Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group) at the Univ. of Oregon as a campus organizer.

Dover - 274 Central Avenue (open July 1, 2003)

Tim Penna:  Seacoast/Strafford Regional Field Dir.
...field staff of Shaheen for Senate in 2002.
David White:  Rochester Field Coordinator 
...interned on Kerry's 2002 re-election campaign.
Ben Pignatelli
Johanna Milburn

Keene - 39 Central Square, Room 205 (open July 1, 2003)

Nate Snyder:  Monadnock Regional Coordinator
...worked for SEIU in upstate NY as a political and labor organizer.  Field organizer in the James River Valley and the Yankton Sioux Resrvation for the 2002 South Dakota Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  2001 graduate of Syracuse University.
Monica Weber:  Field Organizer
...organized the Rebecca Otto for Minnesota State House Feb. 2003 special election.  Member of Participation 2000's class of 2002, then worked as a communications assistant and field organizer for the Maine Coordinated Campaign.  2001 graduate of the College of St. Benedict in Minnesota.

Nashua - 70 East Pearl Street, Suite 1 (open July 1, 2003)

Chris Mullin:  Regional Coordinator
...worked on Kerry's 2002 re-election campaign in Boston.
Jenilee Keefe:  Nashua Field Coordinator
...2003 graduate of the George Washington University, degree in Political Communication.  She worked as a student assistant for the Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights Project at GW.  Keefe also interned on Kerry's 2002 Senate re-election campaign.
Laurie DePalo
...(Sept. 2, 2003)  May 2003 graduate of Hofstra University with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science.
Nathaniel Bruhn
...(Nov. 1, 2003)  2003 graduate of Vassar College, majored in International Studies.  Previously worked in the campaign's New York City office.
Jennifer Tomasello
...(Nov. 7, 2003)  2002 Master's of Public Administration from UConn.  2000 graduate of Wesleyan University.  Served as college coordinator (volunteer) of Connecticut Students for Bradley; has managed municipal races in Connecticut.
former: Kristen Browning:  Field Organizer...2003 graduate of Boston University.  Previously interned for the Kerry campaign in Boston and Manchester.

Portsmouth - 133 Islington Street (open July 11, 2003)

Kelly Farrell:  Portsmouth Regional Coordinator
...Seacoast field organizer for the NH Democrats 2002 Coordinated Campaign.
Sarah Donahue:  Hampton Regional Coordinator
...2003 graduate of Stonehill College in North Eaton, Mass.  Native of North Hampton, NH.
Sam Gager: Field Organizer 
...most recently worked as the GOTV coordinator for the Norwich Connecticut Democratic Headquarters.  Previously was a member of the Bozrah Connecticut Democratic Town Committee. Gager has volunteered on half a dozen campaigns.  B.S. in Corporate Finance and Management from Fordham University and Masters in Survey Research from the University of Connecticut.
Eric Marshall
...After EMILY's List campaign training, Marshall worked on the successful Mark Sickles for Delegate campaign in No. VA in 2003. Originally from Waltham, MA.

Laconia - 24 Canal Street (opening July 21, 2003)

Emily Torpey:  Lakes Region Regional Coordinator
...2001 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, studied Communications and Political Science.  Torpey has worked on campaigns around the country.
Pete Applegate:  Field Organizer
...2003 graduate of Williams College, Theater major.
Dan O'Connor:  Field Organizer
...2002 graduate of Colby College, majored in Government.  Worked on the 2002 Maine Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Originally from Brunswick, ME.

West Lebanon - 254 Plainfield Road (opening July 21, 2003)

Adam Hinds:  Upper Valley Regional Coordinator
...worked as campaign coordinator and field director for congressional campaigns in the 2000 and 1998 cycles.
Emily Mintz
Former: Jessica Yuen:  Claremont Field Coordinator
...2003 graduate of Wellesley University.  Interned on Andrew Cuomo's campaign for governor in New York.

Salem - 11 Red Roof Lane (Kerry at grand opening Sept. 6, 2003)

Ian Rogan:  Salem
...worked on Mass. Democrats Coordinated Campaign in 2002.
Damian Murphy: Field Organizer
...worked for the National Democratic Institute on political party development programs in eastern Europe.  In 2000 he was involved in the Chuck Robb for Senate and Bill Bradley for President campaigns.  Graduate of Catholic University with a degree in World Politics.
Erica Mattieson
Nancy Stolberg

Claremont - 162 Washington Street (announced Nov. 20, 2003)

Peter McCollum

On December 19, 2003 the campaign announced over 100 winterns from 40 colleges around the country would be spending anywhere from one week to over a month volunteering for the Kerry campaign. 

On January 5, 2004 the campaign announced it is hiring 50 new staffers to work in field offices throughout the state and support get out the vote efforts. 

Get Out the Vote Operations

Lynda Tocci
(announced Jan. 15, 2004) Before coming to New Hampshire, Tocci was State Director for Kerry in Massachusetts.  In 2002 she was a consultant on Shannon O'Brien's Massachusetts gubernatorial race.  In 2000 she was the GOTV coordinator for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign in New Hampshire.  In 1993 she was Field Director for Edward Kennedy's re-election.She has been working on Democratic campaigns since 1989.  Tocci graduated from Wheaton College with a bachelor's degree in 1989 and from Simmons Graduate School of Management with a MBA in 1998.

P O L I T I C A L 

Political Director Theo Yedinsky
(started June 1, 2003)  Caucus director for State Senate Democrats during the 2002 cycle.  Worked for the Democratic Leadership Council from 1999-2002 and for the New Democrat Network from 1997-99.  Previously a middle school teacher for three years.
Deputy Political Director Meredith Chaiken
Currently studying at the Kennedy School of Government.  She volunteered on Shannon O'Brien's gubernatorial campaign in 2002 and previously interned in Kerry's Boston and Manchester offices.  1998 graduate of Cornell University.


Communications Director Mark Kornblau
(October 20, 2003)  Prior to joining the campaign, Kornblau served as communications director for Sen. Evan Bayh; he joined Bayh's staff in 1999.  Graduate of University of Wisconsin.
Deputy Press Secretary Robin Liss
Member of the Tufts University Class of 2006, Liss is taking a semester off to work on the campaign.  She interned for the Kerry campaign in Boston during her freshman year.  Originally from Kalamazoo, MI, where she volunteered on Al Gore's 2000 campaign.


Director of IT for New Hampshire Brian Dumez
Previously worked for Cabletron.  1997 graduate of UNH with a degree in Computer Science.  Originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dumez grew up in New Hampshire.


New Hampshire Lead Advance Travis Dredd
Originally from Los Angeles, Dredd graduated from UCLA in 2000 with a degree in Political Science. He worked on Gore's 2000 campaign and as a Legislative Aide for Sen. Feinstein on Capitol Hill.  From January to May 2000 he worked on the White House national advance team.  Dredd also has experience on a number of California campaigns. 
New Hampshire Motorcade Advance Melanie Roe
Originally from Mexico City, Mexico.  Graduated from Wellesley College in 2000 with a degree in Political Science and French.  Volunteered on Shannon O'Brien's 2002 gubernatorial campaign in Massachusetts.
New Hampshire Site Advance Mark Hannah
Originally from Cape Cod, MA.  Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 with a double major in Philosophy and Communications.  Previously worked as a Press intern for Sen. Kerry on Capitol Hill and as a research assistant to Kathleen Hall Jamieson.
Advance Site Lead Mike Cuzzi
Graduated from Colby College in 1998 with a B.A. in Philosophy.  He volunteered for Gore in 2000 and for Rahm Emmanuel for Congress and Rod Blagojevich for Governor in 2002 in Illinois.

Deputy State Director Rob McCarthy helped out with scheduling.

Surrogate Scheduling Bill Abely
Worked advance for the Gore campaign starting in Oct. 1999 and continuing through the general election.  Graduated from Harvard in 1999 with a B.A. in Government.
Director of Operations Jessie Lyons-Grant
(started Feb. 15, 2003; third person hired; managed the 12 state offices and helped coordinate Sen. Kerry's NH schedule with headquarters in Washington, DC)  Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator on the Shaheen for Senate campaign in 2002.  Interned for Governor Shaheen.  Masters in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire.  B.A. from University of New Hampshire in Political Science.  Born and raised in Peterborough, NH. 
Deputy National Director for Northern New England Judy Reardon
(announced Feb. 4, 2003; started March 1)  Of Manchester, NH.  Served as legal counsel to Gov. Jeanne Shaheen during the six years of her administration.  Took a leave to work as communications director on Shaheen's 2000 re-election campaign and served as communications director on Shaheen's 1996 campaign.  Reardon served as a state representative from 1985 through 1988 and was Democratic whip in 1987-1988.
Senior Advisor Sue Casey
(announced Oct. 15, 2003)  New Hampshire native; grew up in Somersworth.  Organizer in New Hampshire for Ted Kennedy in 1980; with Jeanne Shaheen, Casey led Gary Hart's 1984 New Hampshire primary win; a senior staffer on Hart's 1988 campaign and managed his short-lived re-entry; top advisor on Bob Kerrey's 1992 campaign.  Casey returns to New Hampshire from Denver, Colorado, where she moved in 1986 to work on Hart's campaign. She served on the Denver City Council from 1995-2001, and ran for mayor in 2003.  Casey is the author of Hart and Soul: Gary Hart's New Hampshire Odyssey...and Beyond (1986).

Key Supporters 
State Legislators
Sen. Sylvia Larsen - Concord (Dist. 15)
Sen. Burt Cohen - New Castle (Dist. 24)
Sen. Clifton Below - Lebanon (Dist. 5)   2/26/03
Sen. Iris Estabrook - Durham (Dist. 21)  10/7/03 

Rep. Dick Poulin - Berlin 9/11/03
Rep. Susan Almy - Lebanon 
Rep. Ruth Bleyler - Lyme 10/23/03  formerly backed Dean (6/6/03) 
Rep. Bernie Benn - Hanover 11/17/03
Rep. Nancy Scovner - Enfield   1/22/04  had backed Gephardt until he withdrew 
Rep. Barbara French - Henniker 9/11/03
Rep. Randy Perkins - Franklin
Rep. John DeJoie - Concord   1/22/04  had backed Gephardt until he withdrew 
Rep. Deanna Rush - Pembroke   1/25/04  had backed Gephardt until he withdrew
Rep. Bill Clayton - Manchester  1/13/04
Rep. Jane Clemons - Nashua 
Rep. David Cote - Nashua 
Rep. Debra Kudalis - Nashua 1/21/04  had backed Gephardt until he withdrew 
Rep. Roland Lefebrve - Nashua 1/22/04  had backed Gephardt until he withdrew 
Rep. Ben Baroody - Manchester 1/25/04  had backed Gephardt until he withdrew 
Rep. Eric Palangas - Manchester 1/22/04  had backed Gephardt until he withdrew 
Rep. Kim Casey - East Kingston 12/2/03
Rep. Maryann Blanchard - Portsmouth  1/25/04  had backed Gephardt until he withdrew 
Rep. Paul McEachern - Portsmouth    1/21/04  had backed Gephardt until he withdrew 
Rep. Roger Berube - Somersworth 9/11/03
Rep. Irene Creteau - Rochester 9/11/03
Rep. Naida Kaen - Lee 
Rep. Bill Knowles - Dover 9/11/03
Rep. Emma Rous - Durham   12/22/03
Rep. Thomas E. Donovan - Claremont 
Rep. Peter Franklin - Claremont     1/25/04 

?Rep. Roland Hofemann - Dover

Rep. Judith Spang - Durham backing Dean

Some of the campaign's other announcements:
On Jan. 25, 2004 more Gephardt and undecided activists.
On Jan. 22, 2004 UFCW Local 1445 (represents 17,000 people in northeastern New England, including 700 in New Hampshire; President Richard Charette) and prominent former Gephardt supporters.
On Jan. 20, 2004 former Gephardt supporters.
On Jan. 13, 2004 the campaign announced new supporters and released the names of the members of his
local steering committees across New Hampshire.  The newly announced supporters are Manchester Alderman George Smith; Manchester School Board Member Carol Scott; former Franklin Mayor Tom Matzke; Concord City Councilor Marjory Swope; State Representative and Manchester Firefighter Bill Clayton; former Manchester State Representative Amy Robb; Claremont activist Jane Harland; Concord business leader John Swope; and Echo Group CEO George Epstein from Conway.
On Dec. 29, 2003 former Keene Mayor Bob Mallat, Jr.
On Dec. 29, 2003 Bob Hemeon, a prominent activist in the Lakes Region.
On Dec. 18, 2003 Nashua Alderman Steve Bolton.  Democratic nominee for mayor of Nashua in the 2003 municipal elections; member of the Nashua Board of Aldermen for six years.
On Dec. 15, 2003 Keene City Councilman Randy Filiault and Hinsdale Selectman Robert Johnson.
On Dec. 5, 2003 Manchester Mayor Bob Baines.  (Elected 1999 and re-elected to a third term in Nov. 2003; served as principal of Manchester's West High School for almost 20 years).
Earlier in the week of Dec. 5, 2003 200-plus "Educators for Kerry."  Chairs are: Jack Brouse, Salem; Claudia Damon, Concord; Ellen Healy, Litchfield; Jim Heffernan, Hanover; and Grace Reisdorf, Derry.
On Nov. 25, 2003 former State Senate President Bev Hollingworth. (Served five terms, 1990-2002, representing Hampton).
On Nov. 20, 2003 former Claremont Mayor Chris Shaban.  Named as Sullivan County Chair for Kerry for President. 
On Nov. 11, 2003 over 400 New Hampshire veterans.  New Hampshire Chair of Veterans for Kerry is Robert Hannan.
On Nov. 4, 2003 former Laconia Mayor Matt Lahey; native of Laconia, served as mayor from 1996-2001.
On Nov. 3, 2003 Salem Democratic Town Committee Member and retired educator Dick O'Shaughnessy.
On Oct. 29, 2003 Allen Damren, George W. Bush's 2000 Sullivan County Co-Chair; currently a school administrator in Claremont.
On Oct. 29, 2003 five Derry and Londonderry activists: Gordon Graham of Derry, an Attorney at Soule Leslie Kidder Sayward; Margie Ives of Derry, Treasurer of the Derry Democrats; Grace Reisdorf of Derry, Manager of Community Relations for the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston; Ed Boutin of Londonderry, Attorney at Boutin and Associates; and Katie Wolff of Londonderry, American History Teacher at Hampstead Middle School.
On Oct. 23, 2003 Rep. Ruth Bleyler (D-Lyme), who formerly backed Dean. (Subject: "Dated Dean, Married Kerry!")
On Oct. 7, 2003 Sen Iris Estabrook (D-Durham).
On Sept. 23, 2003 Kerry received the endorsement of former Gov. Jeanne Shaheen.
On Sept. 11, 2003 the campaign announced Kerry has gained the support of 55 NH activists.
On Aug. 6, 2003 the campaign announced endorsements of Upper Valley Democratic leaders.
On July 24, 2003 Barney Brannen, the 2000 Democratic congressional nominee for the second district.
On July 10, 2003 Paul Robitaille, Coos County Democratic Chair.
On June 20, 2003 Carole Appel, Strafford County Democratic Chair and Secretary of the Democratic State Committee. 
On June 17, 2003 Susan Calegari, Deputy Director of Bill Bradley’s 2000 New Hampshire campaign, and other Bradley supporters.
On March 27, 2003 Joe Keefe, former Democratic Party Chair.
On March 18, 2003 the campaign announced endorsements of 73 NH activists.
On March 11, 2003 Ellen Healy, president of the Manchester Education Association.
On Feb. 26, 2003 Sen. Clifton Below (D-Lebanon).

Team Kerry in Action
State Director Ken Robinson, Field Director Nick Clemons , Deputy Press Secretary Robin Liss , Pat Morris (10/03)
Manchester Field Staffers, Derry, Dover (10/03)
A Visit to Kerry Headquarters (05/22-05/23/03)

Communications Director Kym Spell
(started August 18, 2003; left the campaign September 18, 2003 to join Wesley Clark's campaign)  Spell has run her own public relations firm, Spell Communications, LLC, in New York for the past three years.  She served as deputy national communications director for the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000; communications director for John Edwards 1998 Senate campaign; communications director for Congressman David Price (D-NC) from 1997-98; and assistant press secretary for Gov. James Hunt (D-NC) from 1994-96.

Copyright © 2003, 2004  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Actionft the campaign September 18, 2003 to join Wesley Clark's campaign)  Spell has run her own public relations firm, Spell Communications, LLC, in New York for the past three years.  She served as deputy national communications director for the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000; communications director for John Edwards 1998 Senate campaign; communications director for Congressman David Price (D-NC) from 1997-98; and assistant press secretary for Gov. James Hunt (D-NC) from 1994-96.

Copyright © 2003, 2004  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action