People-Sen. George Allen (R-VA)
updated July 12, 2006
FRIENDS OF GEORGE ALLEN
(On leave of absence from position
as chief of staff of Allen's Senate office effective April 10, 2006)
Described as "Karl Rove's heir apparent" by a number of writers.
Campaign manager for John Thune's (R) successful U.S. Senate race against
Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle in South Dakota in 2004. Managed
Sen. Wayne Allard's (R-CO) 2002 re-election campaign. Managed Bill
Owens' (R-CO) 1998 gubernatorial campaign. Worked on Rep. Wayne Allard's
campaign for U.S. Senate in Colorado in 1996. Graduate of Colorado
State University at Pueblo with a degree in political science.
Finance director on John Thune's
2004 U.S. Senate race. In 2002 she was serving as managing director
of Center for the New West, a conservative think tank at that time based
ALLEN VICTORY COMMITTEE (raising
funds for GOTV)
(reported by Washington Post's
Chris Cillizza, April 9, 2006) Previously counselor to Vice President
Dick Cheney and and assistant to President George W. Bush, 2001-03.
Co-host of CNN's "Crossfire;" political commentator. Co-author of
All's Fair: Love, War and Running for President (1994). Political
director for President George Bush's reelection campaign in 1992.
B.A. in political science from Western Illinois University, in 1978 after
earlier dropping out.
Political director for the NRSC
during the 2002 election cycle. Campaign manager of Allen’s successful
bid for the U.S Senate in 2000. Executive director of the Republican
Party of Virginia. Political director for then-Governor Allen and
an assistant Secretary of Administration. Worked on Allen's 1993
campaign for Governor. Legislative assistant to then-Congressman
Allen. Political director on Allen's 1991 race for Congress.
Served in the U.S. Marines Corps in the Persian Gulf War achieving the
rank of Sergeant. 1989 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University
with a degree in political science and international affairs.
CEO and Partner of McLaughlin
GOOD GOVERNMENT FOR AMERICA
(from the beginning of Jan.
2006) Founder and principal of Quinn Gillespie & Associates,
a bipartisan public affairs firm formed in 2000. Chairman of the
Republican National Committee during the 2004 election cycle (announced
June 16, 2003; elected July 25). President and CEO of Policy Impact
Communications. Communications director for President Bush's inauguration
in January 2001. Spokesman during the recount in Florida. Senior
communications advisor on then Gov. Bush's 2000 campaign and managed the
program for the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
In 1996 served as Director of Communications and Congressional Affairs
at the RNC under then Chairman Haley Barbour. A principal drafter
of the “Contract with America,” which helped Republicans gain control of
the House in 1994. Worked for over a decade as an aide to former
House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R-TX) starting in 1985. Interned
for Rep. Andy Ireland (R-FL). Started working on Capitol Hill as
a Senate parking lot attendant while at CUA. Graduate of the Catholic
University of America, B.A. in Political Science (1983). Originally
from New Jersey.
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