John Kerry-Campaign Organization, Washington
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.
John Kerry for President Inc. Washington Leadership
Campaign Headquarters: 316 Occidental South, Suite 400, Seattle
moved in late Oct. 2003
State Director Ali Wade
(Nov. 1, 2003)  Prior to joining the campaign Wade served as chief of staff to Congressman Adam Smith starting in 2000; she previously served as Smith's communications and legislative director from 1997 to 2000.  Wade worked on Smith's 1996 campaign when he defeated incumbent Republican Congressman Randy Tate.  Graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Politics/Government, 1996.
Field Director Lisa Klebanow
(Sept. 15, 2003)  Most recently worked for a PR/political consulting firm in New York.  During 2002 Klebanow worked in the field for the Colorado Coordinated Campaign.

Southwest (Vancouver) - Nick Hodges
Seattle - Kristen Thorn
Northwest - Rebecca Sayre
So. King - Andy Yoakam
Eastern - Maya Drew
Pierce, Thurston and Kitsap Counties (Tacoma) - Puja Pathak

Steering Committee
Campaign Chair: Representative Adam Smith (Tacoma)

State Sen. Ken Jacobsen (Seattle)
State Sen. Paull Shin (Edmonds)
State Rep. Jeanne Edwards (Bothell)
State Rep. John Lovick (Mill Creek)
State Rep. Laura Ruderman (Kirkland)
State Rep. Brian Sullivan (Mukilteo)
State Rep. Dave Upthegrove (Des Moines)
The Honorable Val Ogden and Mr. Dan Ogden (Vancouver)
State Party Secretary Sharon Mast (Bellevue)
State Party Treasurer Habib Habib (Marysville)
7th Congressional District Democratic Committeeman Javier Valdez (Seattle)
Matt Bergman, attorney-at-law and Democratic activist (Vashon Island)
Skip Dreps, 2000 Washington State Outstanding Veteran (Burien)
Ralph Fascitelli, President of Imagio Advertising and Public Relations (Sammamish)
Yvonne Griffin, Democratic activist (Spokane)
Ron Forest, labor activist (Seattle)
Kelly Fox, Washington State Council of Firefighters

Seattle for Kerry site
Tim Harrison, Wallingford (43rd District)
Nick Hodges, Green Lake (46th District)
Claire Clement, Queen Anne (36th District)
Bill McQuaid, Ballard (36th District)
Bill Abelson, Wallingford (43rd District)
DiAnne Grieser, Green Lake (46th District)
Barry Schaeffer, Anacortes (40th District)
Patti Ferschke, Port Hadlock (24th District)
Shaun Dale, Lake City (32nd District)
Bill Duroe, Capitol Hill (43rd District)
Keith Deshaies, Kent (33rd District)
Gitane Versakos, University Village (46th District)

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