Hillary Clinton-Organization, California

revised May 23, 2008

Southern California Headquarters: 600 So. Lafayette Park Place, Los Angeles
Northern California Headquarters: 1122 Howard Street, San Francisco ...open July 23, 2007

(Sept. 1, 2007 grab)
State Director Averell "Ace" Smith
(announced May 1, 2007)  President of the political consulting firm SCN Public Relations.  Among his many campaigns, Smith managed the successful efforts of Jerry Brown for California Attorney General in 2006 and Antonio Villaraigosa for Mayor of Los Angeles in 2005.  He has also worked for California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and former Governor Gray Davis among many others.  Smith made his reputation as an opposition researcher; in the mid-1990's he headed up The Research Group.  Son of former San Francisco District Attorney Arlo Smith.  Resident of Kentfield.
Political Director Chris Lavery
(June 2007)  Principal at Fowler & Crumley, Inc., a communications and political strategy firm in Palo Alto; also vice president of investor relations at Entrust Capitol.  Chief of staff and counsel at Maia Management, LLC.  Deputy national field director at the DNC in Fall 2004.  Deputy political director/traveling chief of staff on Sen. Joe Lieberman's 2003-04 presidential campaign.  Director of government relations at MCapitol Management.  Vice president at Chief Advantages, Inc, a political management consulting firm.  Northeast political director on Gore 2000, Feb.-Nov. 1999.  Special assistant to the political director and Northeastern political director at the White House, Feb. 1997-Feb. 1999.  Special assistant to the deputy campaign manager and political director on Clinton/Gore '96.  J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, 2004.  B.A. from Georgetown University, 1997.  Originally from Connecticut; his father was a state Senator.
Deputy Political Director Miguel Espinoza
(started June 2007)  Prior to the campaign Espinoza was finishing his studies for a dual degree student at the University of Southern California, J.D. and M.P.P..  In 2005 he took a leave of absence from studies to serve as  field coordinator on Villaraigosa for Mayor.  Prior to starting at U.S.C. he worked as a journalist in Washington, DC.
Northern California Director Maisha Everhart
(announced June 26, 2007)  Has "worked with local and state government officials including Oakland Mayor, Ron Dellums, State Assemblyman Sandre Swanson, San Francisco District Attorney Terrence Hallinan and Georgia State Sen.Horacena Tate."  J.D. from Rutgers Law School, 2004; while in law school, Everhart worked as a student attorney at the Rutgers Urban Legal Clinic representing indigent clients.  Undergraduate degree in political science and business management from Spelman College.
Field Director Michael Trujillo
(June 2007)  Described by the Daily News as "one of Villaraigosa's most-trusted political aides."
Deputy Field Director - Northern California Mather Martin
(announced June 26, 2007) "experience includes communications and public relations posts and served in the Office of House Speaker, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). She also worked as an Associate at the Breast Cancer Fund, a national organization founded by her mother, Andrea Ravinett Martin."
Deputy Field Director - Southern California Connie Lee
(June 2007)

Field Offices
Fresno - 2125 East Amador Street, Fresno   ...Matt Rogers

Sacramento - One Capitol Mall, Suite 660, Sacramento   ...Neil Pople, Nick Shepard

West Los Angeles - 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles

East Los Angeles - 4512 East Cesar Chavez Avenue, Los Angeles  (opened latter part of Jan. 2008)

Phone Banking Offices
Oakland - Law Offices of Steven R. Jacobsen, 901 Clay Street, Oakland   ...Dria Fearn

Palo Alto - 1121 N. San Antonio Road, Suite D-100, Palo Alto   ...Amy Pearl

County Captain - in every county.

1,700 HillStars - highly-trained volunteers who are the backbone of California's field operation; recruit and manage Hillary Corps members.

Hillary Corps - talk to their neighbors, friends, relatives and business associates about supporting Hillary Clinton.
Communications Director Luís Vizcaino
(start June 1, 2007)  Came to the campaign from position as communications and marketing director for the Human Rights Campaign; started there June 15, 2006.  A senior advisor to Antonio Villaraigosa’s 2005 mayoral campaign.  A spokesperson on Kerry-Edwards 2004.  In Fall 2000 served as New Mexico press secretary on the Gore-Lieberman campaign, after serving as chief spokesperson for the 2000 Democratic National Convention Committee in Los Angeles.
Deputy Communications Director Patricia Park


17 Members of Congress:
Senator Dianne Feinstein  (July 25, 2007)

Congressman Mike Thompson (CA-1, Northern California from Del Norte County south to part Yolo County)  (announced Jan. 14, 2008)

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-5, Sacramento)  (announced May 16, 2007 as a National Co-Chair and Chair of AAPIs for Hillary)

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (CA-6, all of Marin and most of Sonoma Counties)  (Dec. 27, 2007)

Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher (CA-10, Walnut Creek, Antioch, Fairfield)  (July 18, 2007)

Congressman Tom Lantos (CA-12, San Mateo/San Francisco Counties)  (early 2007)

Congressman Dennis Cardoza (CA-18, Merced County and portions of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Madera, and Fresno Counties)  (Dec. 8, 2007; also named Co-Chair of  National Hispanic Leadership Council)

Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-27, San Fernando Valley) (Nov. 30, 2007)

Congresswoman Hilda L. Solis (CA-32, portions of East Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley)  (Oct. 17, 2007)

Congresswoman Diane Watson (CA-33, includes Culver City, Koreatown, Hancock Park,  Hollywood) (Sept. 27, 2007)

Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34, downtown Los Angeles and suburbs)  (June 27, 2007)

Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-35, South Central Los Angeles)  (Jan. 29, 2008)

Congresswoman Jane Harman (CA-36, Venice to the Port of Los Angeles)  (July 18, 2007)

Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37, Carson, Compton, Long Beach)  (Sept. 13, 2007)

Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (CA-38, Norwalk)  (early 2007)

Congressman Joe Baca (CA-43, San Bernardino and the towns running west)  (Jan. 22, 2008)

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana and some of Fullerton)  (Jan. 18, 2008)

State Elected Officials
Lieutentant Governor John Garramendi  (Jan. 12, 2008)

Treasurer Bill Lockyer  (April 27, 2007)

Controller John Chiang  (Oct. 5, 2007)

Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell  (Oct. 2007)

State Senate President Don Perata (District 9-Alameda) (mentioned in Oct. 5, 2007 release)

State Senator Christine Kehoe (District 39-San Diego area) (April 27, 2007)

State Senator Sheila Kuehl (District 23-Los Angeles and Ventura Counties) (April 27, 2007)

State Senator Jenny Oropeza (District 28-Long Beach area) (Oct. 31, 2007)

Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez - (announced April 25, 2007 as a National Co-Chair) Represents District 46 (Los Angeles).  Elected to the Assembly in 2002 and became Speaker in 2004.  Prior to serving in the Assembly, Núñez was government affairs director of the Los Angeles Unified School District.  He served as political director for the Los Angeles County Labor Federation from 1996-2000.  B.A. degrees in political science and education from Pitzer College in Claremont.

Assemblywoman and Majority Whip Fiona Ma (District 12-San Francisco)  (April 27, 2007)

Assemblywoman Anna Caballero (District 28-Salinas)  (May 19, 2007)

Assemblyman Michael Eng (District 49-El Monte...San Gabriel)  (May 16, 2007)

Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (District 18-Hayward...Castro Valley)  (May 16, 2007)

Assemblywoman Betty Karnette (District 54-Long Beach/San Pedro)  (May 19, 2007)

Assemblywoman Sallie Lieber (District 22-Silicon Valley)  (May 19, 2007)

Assemblywoman Mary Salas (District 79-Chula Vista)  (May 19, 2007)

Assemblyman Charles Calderon (District 56-City of Industry)  (June 30, 2007)

Assemblymember Kevin de León (District 45-Los Angeles)  (June 30, 2007)

Assemblyman Sandré R. Swanson (District 16-Oakland)  (July 24, 2007)

Assemblyman Edward Hernandez (District 57-West Covina)  (Aug. 14, 2007)

Assemblyman Lloyd Levine (District 40-Van Nuys)  (Aug. 14, 2007)

Assemblyman Jim Beall, Jr. (District 24-San Jose)  (Aug. 15, 2007)

Assemblyman Jose Solorio (District 69-Anaheim...Santa Ana)  (Aug. 16, 2007)

Assemblyman Juan Arambula (District 31-Fresno)  (Aug. 22, 2007)

Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally (District 52-Compton, Watts...South Los Angeles)  (Sept. 18, 2007; named California co-chair)
Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus [which endorsed Obama on Sept. 13]; member of the Assembly since 2002.  Elected to Congress in 1980; re-elected five times, did not seek re-election in 1992.  Elected Lieutenant Governor in 1974.  Elected to the State Senate in 1966; elected to the State Assembly in 1962.  Teacher.  B.A. in Education from Los Angeles State College, M.A. in Government, California State University at Sacramento; and a Ph.D. from the United States International University at San Diego, California (now Alliant International University).  Native of Trinidad, British West Indies.

Local Elected Officials
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  (May 30, 2007)
Los Angeles City Council Members Wendy Greuel, Jan Perry and Jack Weiss  (August 3, 2007)
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina (had backed Gov. Bill Richardson...endorsement announced Feb. 1, 2008; named a National Campaign Co-Chair).

Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums  (Sept. 28, 2007)

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (Aug. 10, 2007)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera  (April 27, 2007)
San Francisco City Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier  (April 27, 2007)

Sunnyvale Mayor Otto Lee (April 27, 2007)

more mayors (June 22, 2007)

Long Beach City Councilmember Suja Lowenthal (Dec. 6, 2007; also named a California Co-Chair for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) for Hillary)

Central Valley Elected Officials and Democratic Leaders  (announced Oct. 22, 2007)

over 20 statewide educational leaders (announced Dec. 6, 2007)

Venture capitalist John Doerr and environmental advocate Ann Doerr (announced Dec. 5, 2007)

many celebrity endorsements: Rob Reiner, Steven Speilberg, Quincy Jones, Magic Johnson, Ted Danson, Mary Stenbergen, Barabara Streisand...

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Steering Committee for Hillary (announced Dec. 4, 2007)
Chair-California State Senator Sheila James Kuehl

California members of the campaign's Hispanic Leadership Council (announced June 30, 2007)
State Assemblymember Anna M. Caballero,  Salinas
State Assemblymember Charles M. Calderon, City of Industry
State Assemblymember Kevin de Leon, Los Angeles
Honorable Maria Echaveste, DNC Member, Berkeley
State Assemblymember Edward P.Hernandez, West Covina
City Attorney Dennis J. Herrera, San Francisco
State Assemblymember Tony Mendoza, Norwalk
Honorable Mirian Saez, San Francisco
State Assemblymember Mary Salas, Chula Vista
State Assemblymember Jose Solorio, Anaheim
Hon. Irene Flores, Garvey School District, Garvey School District
Mayor Elba Guerrero, Huntington Park
Mayor  Manuel Lozano, Baldwin Park
Mayor Ray Soleno, Reedley
Mayor Robert Fierro, Commerce
Mayor Ray Luna, Santa Paula
Mayor Daniel Furtado, Campbell
Former Mayor Joaquin Gonzalez, Hanford
Former Mayor Leticia Vasquez, Lynwood
Former Mayor Ofelia Hernandez, Huntington Park
Former Mayor Juan Noguez, Huntington Park
Former Mayor Frank Quintero, Glendale
Former Vice Mayor Cindy Chavez, San Jose
Former Mayor Emelina Pedras, Lynwood
Former Mayor Diane Martinez, Paramount
Rosalie Alvarado,  National School District, San Diego
Mayor John Huerta, Greenfield
Former Mayor Maria Davila, Southgate
George Aaron Aguilar, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District

AAPI for Hillary State Steering Committee (announced May 16, 2007)
California Co-Chairs
California State Assemblyman Michael Eng
California State Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi
California State Assemblywoman and Majority Whip Fiona Ma
Alicia Wang, Vice Chair, Democratic National Committee
State Board of Equalization Member Judy Chu (added after May 16)
San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting (announced Oct. 2, 2007)
Julie D. Soo, chair of the California Democratic Party’s Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus (announced Oct. 2, 2007)

Northern California Co-Chairs
Otto Lee, Mayor of Sunnyvale
Henry Manayan, former Mayor of Milpitas; California Filipino American Caucus Chair
Mona Pasquil, former Deputy Political Director of Constituency Outreach for Kerry-Edwards 2004
Henry Chang, Vice Mayor of Oakland (announced Nov. 5, 2007)

Southern California Co-Chairs
Rajen Anand, Chairman, National Federation of Indian-American Associations (Affiliation is listed for identification purposes only)
Charmaine Manansala, former advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi; former senior policy analyst, White House Initiative on AAPIs
Elena Ong, former Southern California Chair, California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus (Affiliation is listed for identification purposes only)

California Women for Hillary Council (announced Oct. 19, 2007)
California Women’s Leadership Council
Alice Huffman, President, California NAACP
Amy Fierstein, VP Business Development and Strategy, The Cradle
Anne Bartley, Philanthropist
Andrea Dew Steele, Founder of Emerge
Betty Karnette, Assemblymember
Dr. Cabrini March, March Vision Care, Westchester
Catherine Dodd, RN, Nurses for Hillary
Darian Weltman Swig, Founder and President, Article 3 Advisors
Denita Willoughy, VP External Affairs AT&T
Elena Ong, AAPI Co-Chair in Southern CA
Eleni Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis, President of AKT Development Corporation
Fiona Ma, CA Assembly Whip
Fran Diamond, CA Environmental Protection Agency
Francine Busby, Community Activist
Grace Napolitano, US Congresswoman
Hala Hijazi, Founder, Professionals VIP
Jamienne Studley, President of Public Advocates
Jan Perry, Los Angeles City Council Member
Jane Harman, US Congresswoman
Jennifer Winslow, retired attorney, Gunderson Dettmer
Judith Keyes, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Laura Lee, Mayor of Cerritos
Laura Richardson, US Congresswoman
Laurie Littlepage, Scientist
Linda Harris-Forster, CA 52nd District Assembly Candidate
Linda Moulton-Patterson, Former Mayor of Huntington Beach
Lorraine Hariton, Beatnik Chairman
Lucille Roybal-Allard, US Congresswoman
Lynn Schenk, Former US Congresswoman
Martha Whetstone, Executive Director Marine Mammal Center
Mary Lou Morales, Community Activist
Nancy Parrish, Former National Vice Chair, Wes Clark for President Campaign
Nonie Greene, co-owner, Greene Companies Inc.
Patricia Salber, President, PRS Strategic Health Care Consulting
Robyn Ritter Simon, NWPC - President for West LA Chapter
Dr. Ruth Love, Former Superintendent of Oakland Schools, Founder of RBL Enterprises
Sheila Keuhl, CA State Senator
Sheryl Sandberg, Vice President Global Online Sales and Operations, Google
Sophia Yen, MD MPH Adolescent Medicine specialist, Pediatrician
Susan Levine, Managing Director, Watershed Assets
Susan Rose, former Santa Barbara County Supervisor
Susie Tompkins Buell, co-founder Esprit
Wendy Baker, Former Mayor of Fairfax
Wendy Greuel, Los Angeles City Council member
California Women for Hillary Council (see Oct. 19 release above)

On April 27, 2007, the eve of the California Democratic Party Convention, the campaign announced endorsements of two dozen prominent California officials and community leaders.
Bill Lockyer, California Treasurer
Gray Davis, Former Governor
Christine Kehoe, State Senator
Sheila Kuehl, State Senator
Fiona Ma, State Assemblywoman
Clarence Avant, Music Executive
Berry Gordy, Music Producer and Founder of Motown Records
Quincy Jones, Musician
Rev. Amos Brown
Rosalind Wyman, Democratic National Committee Member and CEO of 1984 Democratic National Convention
Maria Echaveste, Democratic National Committee Member
Alice Huffman, Democratic National Committee Member
Mirian Saez, Democratic National Committee Member
Dennis Herrera, San Francisco City Attorney
Michela Alioto-Pier, San Francisco City Supervisor
Joe Nation, Former Assemblyman
Jackie Speier, Former State Senator
Otto Lee, Mayor of Sunnyvale
Henry Manayan, Former Mayor of Milpitas
Rajen Anand, Chairman of the National Federation of Indian-American Associations
Alice Bulos - Chair Emeritus of the Filipino American Democratic Caucus
Charmaine Manansala, former Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders
Dang Pham, Vietnamese Activist
Rose Ochi, Attorney
Jim Park, Businessman

from the HillStar Guidebook:
1,000 HillStars - "I am one of a thousand highly-trained volunteers who are the backbone of California's field operation.  I am responsible for recruiting 5 Hillary Corps members and managing 20 Hillary Corps members over the next 5 months.  I will be responsible for providing my Hillary Corps members with voter contact information for thheir precinct, training them as organizers, motivating them, securing speakers for house parties and ensuring that the campaign receives complete information about the results.  At its core, I am responsible for being a catalyst for the 1000-20-200 program."

Hillary Corps - "members will have the job of talking to their neighbors, friends, relatives and business associates about supporting Hillary Clinton.  Unlike traditional field programs, we will be allowing our Hillary Corps members to decide the best way to contact voters.  For instance, they can extend house party invitations while walking or phoning their own neighborhoods, or they can conduct traditional precinct walks and phone banking directed at voters outside of their social circles.  But the key for them will be to contact voters in their neighborhood at first, because they are already members of their social network.  Their goal will be to contact a minimum of 200 voters, identify 100 Hillary Clinton supporters and recruit 5 new Hillary Corps members."

Before the Iowa Caucus was moved up to Jan. 3, 2008, the campaign envisaged that California might play a very significant role:

"Imagine this-up to a half-million votes will be cast in California in the week before the Iowa Caucus.  For the first time, the California campaign will be in the vanguard of the presidential nomination process."

Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who succeeded Tom Lantos in CD-12, endorsed Clinton on April 15, 2008.
Congressman Dennis Cardoza switched to Obama on May 23, 2008.

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