|Joe Lieberman for President, Inc.
Senator Joe Lieberman announced his presidential campaign and filed
papers with the FEC establishing his presidential campaign committee on
January 13, 2003. Craig T. Smith is national campaign director and
Joe Lieberman for President, Inc.
|On October 20, 2003 the
New York Times' Adam Nagourney reported that, "Mr. Lieberman's advisers
said on Sunday that they would pull out all but one of his 17 staff members
in Iowa and send them to states considered more receptive to his appeal,
like Arizona." State Director Kevin McCarthy confirmed, "The campaign
is shifting resources immediately to its targeted states."
Campaign Headquarters: 2605 Ingersoll, Des Moines (Lieberman
opened June 8, 2003)
(Announced as State Director
on July 25, 2003, replacing Ted Osthelder. Announced as Political
Director on April 28, 2003.) McCarthy represents District 67 in Des
Moines; he is the ranking member on the Public Safety Committee and serves
as well on the Ethics, Natural Resources, and Transportation Committees
and the Justice System Appropriation Sub-Committee. McCarthy is a
former Assistant Iowa Attorney General. He served as a counsel in
Washington D.C. for the Tobacco Project, which represents the fifty-two
settling governments under the tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
He served as campaign manager for Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller in 1994
(started Aug. 18, 2003)
On leave from the Iowa Attorney General's office where he worked as a lobbyist
for the Attorney General. In 2002 he directed field operations for
Progress Pottawattamie, the referendum to reauthorize slot machines and
riverboat gambling. Earlier he served as a grassroots lobbyist for
the Racing and Gambling Association through Bob Beckel & Associates.
In 1998 he served as field director for Chet Culver's campaign for Secretary
||Brian J. Meyer
A native of Philadelphia, PA,
Lorenzon most recently managed legislative races in Western Iowa.
Before graduating from Virginia Tech in 2000, he managed fundraising campaigns
for a non-profit radio station with listeners spanning four states.
|Deputy Field Director
Regional Field Directors
Mike Reasoner - First term member of the House, elected
in Nov. 2002. From Creston, represents District 95 (Clarke, Decatur,
Union Counties) Owner/operator of Reasoner Oil Company. Reasoner
earned his B.S. and J.D. degrees from Creighton University.
John Degner -
Native of Northwest Iowa. Recently came from Florida where he worked
in public relations for a short time. Previously he worked in political
campaigns in the Northeast and Midwest United States .
Kelleen McIntyre - A
native of San Jose, CA, Kelleen most recently worked as a field organizer
for SEIU's Colorado For Healthcare campaign in the 2003 municipal election.
Prior to that she worked for the coordinated campaigns in the 2002 Louisiana
Senate runoff, and South Dakota's coordinated campaign for the 2002 general
Cedar Rapids -The Coventry Gardens
Mall, 215 1st, SE, 2nd Floor
- office grand opening
Sept. 21, 2003 -
Cedar Rapids Organizer: Kombiz Lavasany
- Originally from Corona, CA, Kombiz most recently worked
with the DCCC during the 2002 election cycle to turn out the vote and support
field operations in congressional elections. He volunteered with Chris
Van Hollen's congressional campaign on field, office support, and GOTV
efforts. Mr. Lavasany just completed the DNC voter File Management Training.
Julia Franklin - graduated
from Yale University in May 2003 with a degree in History; interned in
Lieberman's Senate office in Washington, DC.
Toby Friesen - a May
2003 graduate of the University of Oklahoma; while there he was active
in the Cleveland County Democrats.
Field Staff/Assistant Press
John Kott - (started
Aug. 18, 2003) Served as press secretary for Charlie King, a Democratic
candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 2002. Previously press
secretary for New York City Councilman, Tony Avella.
Kate Hokans - Native
Kate Sienicki - Native
of New Jersey.
Cory DeGarno - From
Most recently worked as a lobbyist
in Des Moines; formerly worked as a patent attorney at Davis, Brown, Koehn,
Shors and Roberts, P.C. in Des Moines.
Erin most recently worked for
Secretary of State Bill Bradbury in Oregon. Prior to that she served
as the Assistant to the First Lady of Oregon and as a staff assistant to
Governor Gray Davis in 1999. Ms. Suhr earned her B.A. in Sociology
from the University of Montana.
|Director of Advance
(Announced June 8, 2003) Represents
District 92, Keokuk.
National co-chair for state legislative
General Tom Miller - became Iowa Attorney General in 1978, re-elected
to a sixth term in 2002; a friend of Lieberman's from his time as Connecticut
Attorney General, 1982-88. ...announced
May 10, 2003
Kevin McCarthy (District 67, Des Moines)
Mike Reasoner (District 95, Creston)
Doug Struyk (District 99, Council Bluffs) ...announced
July 17, 2003
Phil Wise (District 92, Keokuk)
...announced June 8, 2003
Paul Shomshor (Council Bluffs) - at the time he endorsed Lieberman,
Shomshor was a Council Bluffs city councilman; in 2002 he was the Democratic
nominee for the 5th CD. ...announced
April 10, 2003
Paulee Lipsman - House Democratic
director, ex-DNC member.
Brien - Polk County Recorder.
Steve Wandro - Des Moines
Muriel and Stan Rogers -
Cedar Rapids activists.
Eric Tabor - Former Iowa
Democratic Party chair.
Baccam - Des Moines School Board member.
Jo Corigliano - chair, South
Des Moines Revitalization Partnership.
Kelly Willis -community activist.
Ray Blase - Bureau Chief,
Polk County Attorney's Office.
Brian Meyer - community activist.
Betty Brien - community activist.
Rick Runez - chairman, Filipino-American
Assn. of Blackhawk County.
Frank Krauf - local labor
leader in Dubuque.
Sands - Des Moines School Board member.
formerly with the campaign.
On July 25, 2003 the campaign
announced its first State Director, Ted Osthelder, was stepping down at
the end of the month to return to Wisconsin for family reasons.
(Announced February 12, 2003,
started March 1) Osthelder, a Wisconsin native, most recently served
as director of operations for Bill Richardson's successful 2002 gubernatorial
campaign in New Mexico. He was the campaign manager for Antonio Villaraigosa's
2001 Los Angeles mayoral campaign. In 2000 he managed Adam Schiff's
challenge of Rep. Jim Rogan of California, one of the most expensive congressional
races ever. Osthelder served as executive director of the Democratic
Party of Wisconsin in 1996.
(April-August 2003) Before
joining the Lieberman campaign, initially as a regional field director,
Rosen served as the Iowa Democratic Party's Northeast Regional Director.
Previous experience includes field organizer for Progressive Majority in
St. Louis, MO; campaign manager at M&R Strategic Services where she
managed a nationwide pubic health campaign; national NARAL-PAC associate;
and student voter coordinator for Santa Cruz County Elections Department.
|Regional Field Director/Outreach
Field Staffer Sadie Stellish
(for about a month starting
in late July 2003) Founder and president of the Cherokee County (Iowa)
Young Democrats; worked as a page in the Iowa House of Representatives
also briefly with the campaign