Hillary Rodham Clinton-Organization, Iowa
revised November 14, 2008

Headquarters:  715 E. 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA  50309

(May 3 grab)
State Director Teresa Vilmain
(announced June 5, 2007, taking over from JoDee Winterhof, who moved over to Senior Advisor)  Advisor on Tom Vilsack's presidential campaign, announced Nov. 9, 2006.  Director of political strategy at the DNC in the 2004 cycle (announced as "General Election Strategist" in February 2003).  Gore-Lieberman State Director in the 2000 General Election campaign.  General consultant to Tom Vilsack's gubernatorial campaign in Iowa in 1998.  Wisconsin state director for Clinton/Gore 96.  Consultant for the Human Rights Campaign's OutVote 96 project.  Political director of Emily's List.  Campaign manager for Geraldine Ferraro's 1992 U.S. Senate race.  Worked on the Iowa caucuses for Gary Hart in 1987 and Michael Dukakis in 1988.  First presidential campaign worked on was Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1980.  Native of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
  Assistant to the State Director Genevieve Craggs
   Finance director on Dr. Selden Spencer's 2006 congressional campaign in Iowa's 4th CD.
Caucus Manager David Barnhart
(later part of Sept. 2007; succeeded Angelique Pirozzi, who left first part of Sept. 2007)  A principal at Dewey Square Group.  Get out the vote director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, 2006.  Field director for Tim Kaine's gubernatorial campaign in Virginia in 2005 and then for a time campaign manager on Dina Titus' gubernatorial camapign in Nevada.  In the 2004 cycle he served as western regional field director on Kerry's caucus campaign in Iowa, then field director on the Missouri Democratic coordinated campaign, and finished the campaign in Ohio.  Regional campaign manager for three successful legislative races in Western Iowa in 2002.  Vice-president of sales for the University Travel Corporation in Virginia.  Served on the board of directors for Camp L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Education, and Diversity).  B.S. in psychology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  Assistant to the Caucus Manager and to the Field Director Katrina Coleman



Political Director Chris Hayler
(reported by Chris Cillizza "The Fix" Feb. 8, 2007; announced Feb. 15, 2007)  Midwest political director for Sen. Evan Bayh's All America PAC in the 2006 cycle.  Field director on Christine Gregoire's 2004 gubernatorial campaign in Washington and on the recount; then worked as a special assistant to the Economic Development Director.  Southeast regional field director on Kerry's Iowa caucus campaign starting March 1, 2003.  Directed the Iowa Coordinated Campaign in the 1st CD in 2002.  Regional organizer for the Alliance for Justice, organizing youth for gun control.  Field organizer for Gore in Washington State.  M.A. in political management and B.A. in political science from The George Washington University.
  Assistant to the Political Director Debbie Tinnirello
   Former pre-school school teacher.
Deputy Political Director Carol McDonald

Political Outreach Assistant Kristine Kippins
(including Educator Outreach Director)  In Fall 2006 worked on Rich Olive's State Senate campaign in Ames after going through the All America PAC's Camp Bayh training program.
Women's Outreach Coordinator Beth Swickard

Political Assistant Grant Woodard
(including Veterans)  Graduate of Grinnell College, 2006.  Served two terms as president of College Democrats of America; 2004-06.  Originally from Stratford, Iowa.


Field Director Denise Feriozzi
Experience includes Communities for Quality Education in 2006; Americans United to Protect Social Security (AUPSS) in 2005; Campaign Corps, a project of EMILY's List.  Graduate of the College of William & Mary, 2001.
Deputy Field Director Bailey Childers
Experience includes regional field organizer for the DNC in Harrisburg, PA.

Regional Field Directors
Region 1 Regina Fiorentini
(started June 2007) Canvass director on Lunsford-Stumbo for Change, 2007.  Regional field director for the Rhode Island Democratic Party, 2006.  San Gabriel Valley field director for the Alliance for a Better California, the campaign against Schwarzenegger-backed ballot initiatives, 2005. Field organizer for the Alaska Democratic Party, 2004.  Political assistant on the John Kerry for President Iowa caucus campaign.  Office manager on Citizens for Jim Fiorentini, Massachusetts State Senate campaign.  Graduate of Clark University, 2001.
Region 2 Jay Gertsema
(succeeded Ashley Spillane) Campaign manager on Jerry Brady's 2006 gubernatorial campaign in Idaho.  AFL-CIO.  Regional director for SEIU in Los Angeles, 2001.
Boone, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Greene, Guthrie, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story, Tama, Warren, Wayne.
Region 3 Zach Stewart
Davenport contact on Tom Vilsack's presidential campaign.
Appanoose, Clinton, Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Lee, Louisa, Monroe, Muscatine, Scott, Van Buren, Wapello.
Region 4 Jackie Bray
One of 12 co-authors of How to Get Stupid White Men Out Of Office:The Anti-Politics, Unboring Guide to Power.  B.A. in U.S. History from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2004.  From Ridgewood, NJ.
Allamakee, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Floyd, Franklin, Howard, Jackson, Jones, Mitchell, Winnebago, Winnesheik, Worth.
Region 5 Andrea Krizner
Experience includes field director on Rep. Shelley Berkley's 2000 campaign in Nevada 1st CD.
Adair, Adams, Audubon, Buena Vista, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Fremont, Harrison, Ida, Lyon, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, O’Brien, Osceola, Page, Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Ringgold, Sac, Shelby, Sioux, Taylor, Union, Woodbury.
Region 6 Travis Worl
Experience on campaigns since 1998 including in Indiana, Iowa, Washington DC, Virginia and Australia and California (he worked on former Assemblyman Lou Papan's unsuccessful primary campaign for state Senate in Millbrae).  M.P.S. in political management from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.  Legislative associate for the Indiana Association of Counties, 2000-01.  B.A. in political science from Purdue University.  Indiana native.
Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk, Linn, Mahaska, Washington.
Region 7 Jon Lipshutz
(started in Aug. 2007; succeeded Jamaal Craig)  Lipshutz has worked in Wisconsin politics since the 2000 general election.  In 2006 he served as Wisconsin state director for the national AFL-CIO.  In 2005 he was the Wisconsin state director of AUPSS (Americans United to Protect Social Security.)  He has worked on a number of state and local races including Peg Lautenschlager’s successful race for Attorney General in 2002.  Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Calhoun, Fayette, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Humboldt, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Webster, Wright.

Field Offices   >>
total of 34 plus or minus

Algona: 107 North Moore St., Algona, IA 50511   515-295-6182

Ames:  215 Stanton Avenue, Suite 1, Ames, IA 50014   515-268-3176
Grand opening May 5, 2007 with Tom Vilsack.

Burlington:  414 N. 3rd Street, Burlington, IA 52601   319-754-8122
Grand opening May 12, 2007

Carroll:  514 N Court St. Ste #1, Carroll, IA 51401   712-792-2831

Cedar Rapids:  601 2nd Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401   319-364-4083
old office 3037 Center Point Road, NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Clinton:  217 5th Avenue South #206, Clinton, IA 52732  563-242-1371

Council Bluffs:  136 W Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503   712-352-0286

Creston:  224 N. Pine St., Creston, IA 50801  641-782-4684

Davenport:  1416 West 16th Street, Davenport, IA 52804   563-322-8715
Grand opening May 5, 2007 with Andy McGuire.

Decorah:  213 West Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101   563-382-4617

Dubuque:  2255 JFK Road A, Dubuque, IA 52002   563-556-1063
Grand opening May 5, 2007 with Christie Vilsack.  later expansion to B

Dunlap:  111 Iowa Ave., Dunlap, IA  51529   712 643-1090
Opened week of Nov. 19, 2007

Fort Dodge:  1100 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA 50501   515-450-2055
Grand opening May 12, 2007

Fort Madison:  820 Avenue G, Fort Madison, IA 52627  319-372-7726

Indianola:  602 1/2 North Jefferson Way, Indianola, IA 50125   515-962-2764

Independence: 206 1st St., Independence, IA 50644   319-332-0226

Iowa City:  353 College Street, Iowa City, IA 52245   319-213-7422
Grand opening May 5, 2007 with Andy McGuire.

Marshalltown: 9 South Center Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158   641-752-9634

Mason City:  636 South Monroe Street, Mason City, IA 50401   319-610-0880
Grand opening May 5, 2007 with Tom Vilsack.

Muscatine:  2016 Cedar Plaza Drive #1, Muscatine, IA 52761  563-263-2139

Newton:  106 N. 2nd Avenue E., Newton, IA 50208  641-792-4811

Ottumwa:  405 E 2nd Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501  641-684-2290

Polk County:  1900 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309  515-243-0827

Sheldon:  820 3rd Ave., Sheldon, IA 51201  712-324-5224

Shenandoah:  509 1/2 W. Sheridan, Shenendoah, IA 51601

Sioux City:  700 Jennings Street, Sioux City, IA 51105   712-255-0096
Grand opening May 12, 2007

Spencer:  12 East 3rd Street, Spencer, IA 51301  712-262-0268

Vinton:  405 1st Ave, Vinton, IA 52349  319-472-3217

Washington:  119 W. Washington St., Washington, IA 52353

Waterloo:  10 West Forth Street, Suite 162, Waterloo, IA 50701   319-232-1380
Grand opening May 6, 2007.

Waukee:  43 NE Carefree Lane, Waukee, IA 50263   515-987-1648

Note: The campaign held county kickoff meetings around the state from Aug. 7-Sept. 10, 2007 (2, 3).


Communications Director Mark Daley
(announced Feb. 15, 2007)  Spokesman for Rep. Leonard Boswell's 2006 and 2004 re-election campaigns.  Founded Daley Solutions, Iowa based consulting firm; executive director of One Iowa, a nonprofit focusing on the equality of GLBT Iowans and "educating, informing and electing fair-minded officials in Iowa."  Communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party during the 2004 caucuses.  B.A. in political science from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, MA.
  Assistant to the Communications Director Reva Bottles

Deputy Communications Director Stephanie Bjornson
Worked in press on Tom Vilsack for President from the start of that campaign.  Previously an opposition researcher/consultant for Link Strategies, an Iowa-based political and government relations consulting firm.  Bjornson produced opposition research for several national races including the 2006 U.S. Senate races in Ohio and Tennessee, 2006 U.S. House race in Indiana (IN-8th) and the 2006 gubernatorial races in Ohio and California.  Prior to Link Strategies, Stephanie worked as an aide to U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan from 2002-05 in Washington, DC.
Press Assistant A. Kamyl Bazbaz
Graduate of Brown University, 2007.  From New York.

and National Senior Spokesman Mo Elleithee in state starting Nov. 7, 2007
and the New York Times reported that the campaign also hired eight deputies to generate media coverage in smaller cities
Researcher Patrick McQuillan

Iowa Online Director Scott Zumwalt
Previously worked in the Internet department on Tom Vilsack's presidential campaign; started with Vilsack's Heartland PAC in summer 2005 working as assistant in policy and political research and online strategy)  Served as president of the Georgetown University College Democrats, interned for Congresswoman Nita Lowey in 2003 and served as the national deputy youth outreach director for the Kerry Edwards campaign in 2004.  Research assistant at the Westchester County Parks Department.  B.A. in Political Economy from Georgetown University.  Native of Chappaqua, NY.


Scheduling Director Brenda Kole
Previously office manager on Tom Vilsack for President campaign.
Deputy Scheduling Director Lanon Baccam
Served a year in Afghanistan with the Iowa Army National Guard from June 2004-June 2005.
Surrogate Scheduler Mary Triick
Previously membership director of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.  Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in political science and international relations.  From Hartford, WI.
Advance Lead Chris Gowen



Operations Director Robert Opacki
B.A. in political science from Colorado State University, 2006.
IT Director Andrew Brown

Office Manager Chiquita Lee

Senior Strategist JoDee Winterhof
(State Director for the starting months of the campaign; announced Jan. 25, 2007; shift to Senior Strategist announced June 5, 2007)  Taking leave from her position as a principal at Grassroots Solutions, where she started in mid-2005.  National project director/outreach director for the White House Project.  Political director for America Coming Together (ACT) in the 2004 cycle.  Served Sen. Tom Harkin over a period of 14 years, including as his chief of staff from 1999-2003; advised both his presidential and senatorial campaigns.  She has managed congressional campaigns in Iowa and the Iowa Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 1996, served in the political operation of EMILY’s List, and served as a political appointee in the Clinton-Gore administration at the National Women’s Business Council.  B.A. from Simpson College.  Fourth generation Iowan; grew up in Walnut, Iowa (Pottawattamie County).
Senior Advisor Dusky Terry
(announced June 14, 2007)  Worked for Gov. Tom Vilsack's Heartland PAC starting in July 2006, then served as Iowa state director on his presidential campaign.  Sought the Democratic nomination for Secretary of Agriculture in the June 2006 primary but lost to Denise O'Brien.  Served as Gov. Vilsack's Constituent Casework Coordinator; Policy Advisor on Agriculture, Environment, and Transportation; Legislative Director; Senior Advisor to the Governor; and finally as Policy Director before leaving to run for office.  Started working for Vilsack on his gubernatorial campaign in January 1998.  Graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, 1997.  Grew up on a farm near Greenfield, IA.

National Co-Chair Former Gov. Tom Vilsack
(announced March 26, 2007) Vilsack ended his own presidential campaign on Feb. 23, 2007.
Midwest Co-Chairs (announced June 1, 2007)
Bonnie Campbell - former Iowa Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial nominee.
Jerry Crawford - Des Moines attorney

Iowa Co-Chairs (announced June 30, 2007)
Des Moines Activist Tom Baccam
State Senator Bill Dotzler of Waterloo
Former Dallas County Democrats Chair Mickey Carlson and Activist Pam Duffy
Agency Activist Bonnie Eggers
State Senator Gene Fraise of Fort Madison
Mayor Kay Halloran of Cedar Rapids
Past-President of Iowa College Democrats and University of Iowa Democrats Megan Heneke of Spirit Lake
Bloomfield Activist Cheryll Jones
Donnellson Labor Activist John Kemper
Des Moines Community and Business Leaders Bill Knapp and Susan Knapp
State Representative Mark Kuhn of Charles City
State Representative Mary Mascher of Iowa City
Former Lieutenant Governor candidate Dr. Andy McGuire of Des Moines
AFSCME President of Local 3000 Miguel Moreno and Activist Juanita Moreno of Glenwood
Former Lieutenant Governor and Iowa Democratic Party Chair Sally Pederson
Cedar Rapids Activist Alfred Ramirez
President of Hawkeye Labor Council and Cedar Rapids City Council Member Justin Shields
State Senator Roger Stewart of Preston
Burlington City Council Member Garry Thomas (to Obama....see Anne Kornblut, "For Some, Negative Turn is a Turn-Off." Washington Post, Dec. 7, 2007).
Former Iowa First Lady Christie Vilsack (first announced as a co-chair on March 26, 2007)
State Representative Roger Wendt and former educator Anita Wendt of Sioux City

County Coordinators
first announcements July 26, 2007
Mary Peterson of Centerville (7/26/07)
Walter Peterson of Centerville (7/26/07)

Bonnie Bryden of Tipton (7/26/07)
Alice Lopez of Lowden (7/26/07)

Des Moines
County Supervisor Jeff Heland of Burlington  (7/26/07)
Cyndi Heland of Burlington (7/26/07)
Dawn Schulte of Burlington (7/26/07)
Karen Wick of Mediapolis (7/26/07)

State Senator Mike Connolly of Dubuque  (7/26/07)
Thomas Reisdorf of Dubuque (7/26/07)
Carrie Tedore of Dubuque (7/26/07)


Steve Brannan of Panora (7/26/07)

Bart Rule (11/27/07)

Deb Batey of Mt. Pleasant (7/26/07)
Mary Elgar of Mt. Pleasant (7/26/07)

County Supervisor Ric Gerard of Amana  (7/26/07)
County Supervisor Linda Yoder of Marengo  (7/26/07)
Linda Olson of Marengo (7/26/07)

State Senator Dennis Black of Lynnville  (7/26/07)
State Representative Paul Bell of Newton  (7/26/07)
Judy Dailey of Newton (7/26/07)
Steve Dailey of Newton (7/26/07)

Mary Krier of Ollie (7/26/07)

State Senator Wally Horn of Cedar Rapids  (7/26/07)
Bill Calloway of Cedar Rapids (7/26/07)
Teresa Martinez of Cedar Rapids  (7/26/07)
Jerica Parker of Cedar Rapids (7/26/07)
Alfred Ramirez of Cedar Rapids (7/26/07)
Marcia Rogers of Cedar Rapids (7/26/07)
President of the Hawkeye Labor Council Justin Shields of Cedar Rapids  (7/26/07)
Emily Thomson of Cedar Rapids (7/26/07)

County Supervisor Paul Beneke of Palmer  (7/26/07)

State Senator Staci Appel of Ackworth  (7/26/07)
Don Brown of Norwalk (7/26/07)

Patsy Olejniczak of Fort Dodge  (7/26/07)

Joy Newcom of Forest City (7/26/07)

Naomi Maxheimer of Clarion (7/26/07)

State Legislators (21 as of Dec. 24, 2007)
Sen. Staci Appel (Ackworth)  07/12/07
Sen. Dennis Black (Lynnville)   07/12/07
Sen. Michael Connolly (Dubuque)  07/24/07
Sen. Dick Dearden (Des Moines)  07/12/07
Sen. Bill Dotzler (Waterloo)   07/12/07
Sen. Gene Fraise (Fort Madison)   07/12/07
Sen. Rob Hogg (Cedar Rapids)  11/19/07
Sen. Wally Horn (Cedar Rapids)   07/12/07
Sen. Becky Schmitz (Fairfield)   07/12/07
Sen. Roger Stewart (Preston)   07/12/07

Rep. Paul Bell (Newton) 07/12/07
Rep. Swati Dandekar (Marion)  ??/??/??
Rep. Mark Davitt (Indianola)  12/23/07
Rep. Jack Hatch (Des Moines)  12/24/07
Rep. Mark Kuhn (Charles City)   07/12/07
Rep. Vicki Lensing (Iowa City)  07/12/07
Rep. Mary Mascher (Iowa City)   07/12/07
Rep. Todd Taylor (Cedar Rapids)  11/19/07
Rep. Roger Wendt (Sioux City)   07/12/07
Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell (Ames)   11/26/07
Rep. Cindy Winckler (Davenport)   07/12/07

On Dec. 24, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of State Rep. Jack Hatch of Des Moines.

On Dec. 23, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of State Rep. Mark Davitt of Indianola.

On Dec. 22, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of three Iowa labor leaders.

On Dec. 21, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of former Lt. Gov. Jo Ann Zimmerman; she joins 100 women elected officials supporting Clinton.

On Dec. 20, 2007 the campaign, building on its July 19, 2007 announcement, the campaign announced endorsements of 535 Iowa veterans.

On Dec. 14, 2007 Clinton received the endorsement of Congressman Leonard Boswell (IA-3).

On Dec. 6, 2007 the campaign announced expansion of it Education Leadership Council and Apple Corps.

On Dec. 6, 2007 the campaign issued a release "Five Democratic County Chairs Speak Out on Hillary."  (triggered by an earlier Obama release)

On Nov. 26, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of State Rep. Beth Wessel-Kroeschell of Ames.

On Nov. 19, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of State Sen. Rob Hogg of Ceder Rapids and State Rep. Todd Taylor of Cedar Rapids.

On November 8, 2007, building on its July 30 announcement,  the campaign announced over 250 women on its Women’s Leadership Council.

On October 15, 2007 the campaign announced 144 additional Health Care Professionals for Hillary.

On October 4, 2007 the campaign announced the Iowa Hispanic Leadership Council for Hillary.

On October 2, 2007 the campaign announced “Hill Yea!” Iowa Students for Hillary.

On September 18, 2007 the campaign announced Health Care Professionals for Hillary comprising a 15-member Iowa Health Care Professionals Leadership Council and 256 physicians, nurses, health care professionals, and other clinicians.

On August 17, 2007 the exploratory committee announced Iowa Educators for Hillary comprising its Iowa Education Leadership Council (38 members) and Apple Corps (167 members).

On July 30, 2007 the exploratory committee announced its Statewide Women’s Leadership Council (105 women in the initial announcement).

On July 24, 2007 the exploratory committee announce the endorsement of State Senator Michael Connolly (S-14) of Dubuque.

On July 19, 2007 the exploratory committee announced the endorsements of 316 veterans, including 10 co-chairs:
·        Sgt. Major Dean Cox, USA (Ret.) of Corydon; Navy/Army, WWII, former Chair of the Iowa Veterans Council
·        State Senator Bill Dotzler of Waterloo; Army, Vietnam Era
·        Ron Healey of Durango; Army, Vietnam War, 1971-1972, Bronze Star
·        State Senator Wally Horn of Cedar Rapids; Army, 1953-1955
·        Erma Maine of Columbus Junction; Navy, 1958-1960
·        Miguel Moreno of Glenwood; Marine Corps, Vietnam War
·        Lt. Col. Harvey Sims, USA (Ret.) of Des Moines; Army 1942-1988
·        Kent Sovern of Des Moines; Army, Vietnam War
·        John Tuttle of Norwalk; Army, Vietnam Era, Former Iowa State Commander of the American Legion
·        State Representative Roger Wendt of Sioux City; Army, Korean Era

On July 12, 2007 the exploratory committee announced the endorsements of 14 state legislators.

December 6, 2007 - Iowans for Hillary Campaign November Update
November 1, 2007 - Iowans for Hillary Campaign October Update
October 3, 2007 - Iowans for Hillary Campaign September Update
September 4, 2007 - Iowans for Hillary Campaign August Update
July 27, 2007 - Iowans for Hillary Campaign July Update

Deputy State Director and Caucus Manager Angelique Pirozzi 
(announced Feb. 15, 2007; reported out by Chris Cillizza "The Fix" on Sept. 14, 2007)  Caucus manager (Jan.-June 2003) and GOTV director  (starting Nov. 2003) for Sen. John Kerry's in 2004 Iowa caucus campaign. Campaign manager of the Kerry Committee, Sen. Kerry's re-election campaign in 2002.  Directed the Democrats' coordinated campaign in Wisconsin in Fall 2000, and earlier was deputy caucus director for Iowans for Gore.  Pirozzi worked on the Clinton/Gore campaign in New Hampshire in 1996.

Regional Field Director (Region 7): Jamaal Craig
Experience includes field organizer in the Iowa City office on Howard Dean's 2003-04 Iowa Caucus campaign.

Regional Field Director (Region 2): Ashley Spillane
Served as regional field director (Ames) on Tom Vilsack's presidential campaign.  From Boston.
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