Hillary Rodham Clinton-Organization, Nevada
revised May 9, 2008
Headquarters: 1055 Tropicana Ave. #425 & #530, Las Vegas, NV  89119 
...a bit over 4,000 square feet
...National Chair Terry McAuliffe, Nevada Chair Rory Reid hosted grand opening on May 7, 2007.
Chair (and a Senior Advisor on Western issues) Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid
(announced Feb. 18, 2007)  Chairman of the Clark County Commission; first elected Clark County Commissioner in 2002 and re-elected in 2006 (appointed Chairman by his colleagues in 2005 and again in January 2007).  Reid is a shareholder at Lionel Sawyer & Collins in the Gaming and Regulatory Law Department and is a member of the Firm's Trusts and Estates Practice.  Chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party, 1999-2001.  Served as senior vice president and general counsel of Lady Luck Gaming Corporation.  J.D. from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, 1988.  B.A. in international relations and Spanish from Brigham Young University, 1985.  Rory Reid is the son of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
State Director Robby Mook
(announced March 1, 2007)  Directed the 2006 Maryland Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  In 2004 Mook served as DNC deputy field director for programs and finished out the campaign as GOTV director in Wisconsin.  Earlier he served as deputy field director on Howard Dean's 2003-04 New Hampshire primary campaign (started April 20, 2003).  Worked for NYC councilwoman Eva Markowitz.  Field director for the Vermont Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in 2002.  Graduate of Columbia University with a B.A. in Classics, 2002.  Worked for the Vermont Democratic House caucus in 2000 and the Vermont Democratic Party as a canvasser in 1998.
Political Director for Northern Nevada Pam duPre’
(announced March 6, 2007)  Executive director of the Washoe County Democratic Party, 2003-06.  Previously served as public affairs coordinator for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, and covered Northern Nevada as a broadcast journalist.
Political Director for Southern Nevada Alisa Nave
(announced March 6, 2007)  Litigation associate at the Nevada law firm of Lionel, Sawyer and Collins.  Served as in-state finance coordinator for State Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus' 2006 gubernatorial campaign.  Law clerk to The Honorable Philip M. Pro, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada.  J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 2004.  B.A. in public policy studies and Russian language and literature from Duke University, 2001.
Field Director Marlon Marshall
In 2006 Marshall served as field director on the Maryland Coordinated Campaign and earlier as Prince George's County regional field director.  Regional field director for the Kansas Democratic Party in the 3rd CD for the last six months of 2005.  In summer and fall 2004 Marshall served as Kansas City, MO field organizer/regional base vote director on the Missouri Coordinated Campaign; he finished the campaign doing GOTV in Ohio.  Graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in communication studies.  Native of St. Louis.
Deputy Field Director Brian DiMarzio
(announced March 6, 2007)  Canvass director for the Nevada State Democratic Party during the 2006 election cycle.

Field Offices  [PHOTOS]
Northern Nevada: 1475 Terminal Way, Suite B, Reno, NV  89502 (corner of Terminal and Villanova, next to the Democratic Party headquarters)
opened Aug. 27, 2007; expanded from initial space in Suite A2 in the same complex...National Deputy Campaign Manager Bob Nash, Northern Nevada Chair Frankie Sue Del Papa hosted grand opening of that space on June 2, 2007.

Pahrump: 2050 N. Highway 160, Suite 200, Pahrump, NV
...National Chair Terry McAuliffe and state chair Rory Reid hosted grand opening on Aug. 19, 2007.

Elko: 445 Fifth Street, Elko, Nevada, 89801  775-738-8007
...announced Nov. 14, 2007; grand opening celebration with Terry McAuliffe on Dec. 7, 2007.

Regional Field Directors

Las Vegas - south, Henderson and Boulder City Dan DeBauche
In Fall 2006 DeBauche served as field director/volunteer coordinator on the Tessa Hafen for Congress campaign in Las Vegas, as part of Sen. Feingold's Progressive Patriot Fund program.  Field director and database administrator on the Alex Eaton for State Senate campaign in Minnesota, late 2005-06.  B.A. degrees in political science and anthropology from the University of Minnesota.
Summerlin & Western Las Vegas region Ryan Donohue
Las Vegas region - central Monica Perez
Las Vegas region - north, and North Las Vegas Isaac Medrano
Reno/Washoe region Chelsea Peterson
Northern rural Wayne Archer
Southern rural Victoria Ruan

Caucus Director Mara Lee
Masters of Science in political science from the School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2006.  Yavapai County field organizer on the 2004 Arizona Democratic Coordinated Coordinated campaign.  B.A. in political science and history from UC San Diego, 2004.
Communications Director Hilarie Grey
(announced March 6, 2007)  Most recently served as communications director for Dina Titus' 2006 gubernatorial bid.  Public affairs director at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas starting in April 2004.  Managed communications for Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport and other Clark County airports for five years.  Public information administrator for the Clark County manager's office.  A senior development officer for the City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Services Department.  A senior account executive for the Los Angeles-based Hands On Public Relations.  Volunteered in the San Fernando Valley office of the Clinton/Gore '92 campaign.  Bachelor's degree in literature/writing from the University of California, San Diego, 1992.
Deputy Communications Director Ben Kobren
Previously special assistant in Clinton’s Senate office.  Graduate of Emory University.

Scheduling Director Saskia Pallais
Previously development director for the César Chávez Public Charter Schools  in Washington, DC.  Worked with a private foundation on a program called Women Waging Peace.  Research assistant at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, evaluating after-school programs for at-risk teenage girls in the Boston area.  Master's degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School and a B.A. in theological studies and women’s studies from the University of Florida.
Technology & Operations Director Dan Seals

Co-Chair Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani
(announced May 31, 2007)  Took office as Clark County Commissioner in Jan. 2007, after serving in the State Assembly for eight sessions and five special sessions.   A career teacher, Giunchigliani has taught middle school special education for more than 25 years.  She served as president of the Clark County Education Association from 1983-87, and president of the Nevada State Education Association from 1987-91.  27-year resident of Clark County.
Co-Chair Robert Gomez
(announced June 1, 2007)  Owner and general manager of Magic Brite Janitorial.  2007 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce.  A 38-year resident of Las Vegas.
Northern Nevada Co-Chair State Treasurer Kate Marshall
(announced June 28, 2007)  Prior to being elected State Treasurer in 2006 Marshall managed her own law practice, specializing in consumer protection, telecommunications law, and competitive market analysis.  In-house counsel for ATG, Inc., a private telecommunications firm.  Senior Deputy Attorney General in Nevada; created and built the Antitrust Unit of the Nevada Attorney General’s office.  Worked in the Anti-Trust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in both the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations.  J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law, UC Berkeley.  Joined the Peace Corps and taught English and commerce in Kenya.  Undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley.
Co-Chair UNLV President Emerita Carol Harter
(announced July 30, 2007; also named as a member of the Nevada Women’s Leadership Council)  Currently serves as executive director of the Black Mountain Institute, an international center dedicated to advancing literary and cross-cultural dialogue.  President of UNLV for 11 years.  Previously served as president of the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo for six years, and spent almost 19 years at Ohio University, where she was a faculty member, ombudsman, and served in two vice presidential roles.

Nevada Hispanic Leadership Council (announced April 18, 2007)
Nevada African-American Leadership Council (announced May 29, 2007)
Nevada Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Council (announced June 22, 2007)
Nevada Native American Leadership Council (announced July 18, 2007)
Nevada Women’s Leadership Council (announced July 24, 2007)
Nevada Health Care Leadership Council (announced Aug. 12, 2007)
Nevada Educators Leadership Council (announced Sept. 6, 2007)
Nevada Business Leadership Council (announced Nov. 13, 2007)
Nevada Nurses for Hillary (announced Nov. 14, 2007)
Nevada Students for Hillary (announced Nov. 16, 2007)
Nevada LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Leadership Council (announced Dec. 3, 2007)

Also, four Nevadans are members of the Veterans and Military Retirees for Hillary National Steering Committee (announced May 25, 2007)
Chuck Fulkerson - Veteran, Two Vietnam Tours, NV Distinguished Service Medal.  Founded Veterans Guest House, Served as E.D. of NV Office of Veterans Service.

Wayne Smith - Veteran, Air Force Master Sergeant.  Southwest Asia Service Medal 1991 (Married in USAF over 18 years ago).

Val Smith - Veteran, Air Force Staff Sergeant, Member Disabled American Veterans.  Southwest Asia Service Medal 1991 (Married in USAF over 18 years ago).

Phil Lisagor - Veteran, Officer, Army Reserve, Two Tours in Iraq.  Chief Surgeon.

more endorsements
 former Nevada Governor Bob Miller (announced May 30, 2007)       ...co-chair of the campaign's national Governors Council.
Governor from 1989-99, the longest serving governor in state history.  Chair of the National Governors Association (1996-7) and of the Western Governors Association (1993-4).  Currently a principal with Dutko Worldwide and operates its Las Vegas office; affiliated with Dutko since 2001 as a partner in Kaufman, Pattee, Branstad & Miller.  Formerly a partner in the Las Vegas law firm of Jones Vargas, practicing legislation and government relations, international business law, resort development and gaming law.  Nevada State Chair of Bill Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns.

Senate Minority Leader Dina Titus (announced June 12, 2007)       ...co-chair of “Women of the West.”
Democratic nominee for Governor in 2006.  Has represented Senate District 7 in the Nevada Legislature since 1988, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader since 1992.  Titus has taught American and Nevada government at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), for the past 30 years. Democratic National Committeewoman for the State of Nevada. Bachelor's degree from William and Mary, Master's degree from the University of Georgia, and a Doctorate from Florida State University.  Grew up in Tifton in rural Georgia.  Author of “Bombs in the Backyard: Atomic Testing and American Politics” (University of Nevada Press, Revised Edition 2001) and “Battle Born: Federal-State Relations in Nevada During the Twentieth Century” (Kendall-Hunt, 1989).

Southern Nevada elected leaders (announced July 5, 2007)
Ricki Barlow, Councilman, City of Las Vegas
Prior to his election as Las Vegas City Councilman this year, Barlow served as council liaison in the office of City Councilman Lawrence Weekly.  Native Nevadan.
Dennis Keating, President, Nye County School District Board of Trustees
Has served on the Nye County School District Board of Trustees since 2003, and was elected president in 2007.  He is a transportation supervisor for the Clark County Department of Aviation.
Stephanie Smith, Councilwoman, City of North Las Vegas
A former Nevada Assemblywoman, Stephanie Smith was first elected to the North Las Vegas City Council in 1997.  She is a music educator in the Clark County School District.

Education leaders (announced July 16, 2007)
Joyce Woodhouse - longtime Clark County School District official and current State Senator
Cedric Crear - Nevada System of Higher Education Regents
Thalia Dondero - Nevada System of Higher Education Regents
Debbie Cahill - Deputy Executive Director, Nevada State Education Association (NSEA)

former Nevada Congressman James Bilbray (announced Aug. 9, 2007)
Of Counsel at Kummer Kaempfer Bonner Renshaw & Ferrario since 1996.  Elected to Congress in 1987 and served four terms.  Nevada State Senator.  B.A. in government and public administration from the American University, 1962; J.D. from the Washington College of Law in 1964.  Nevada native.

Sparks City Councilman John Mayer (announced Aug. 17, 2007)
Has served on the Sparks City Council, representing Ward 1, since June, 1991.  Life-time resident of Sparks,  Retired from the Washoe County School District after more than 30 years of service.

Northern Nevada elected leaders (announced Aug. 17, 2007)
Elko City Councilman John Patrick Rice
Elected to the Elko City Council in June, 2007.  Currently serves as Director of Institutional Advancement at Great Basin College; previously was a member of the Great Basin College faculty for eight years, teaching theatre arts.
Pershing County Commissioner Roger Mancebo
Currently serving his fourth term as chairman of the Pershing County Board of Commissioners.  Mancebo also currently serves as chairman of the Nevada State Lands Commission, the Pershing County Hospital Board, and the Pershing County Regional Street Commission. A member of the Lovelock Fire Department for 42 years, Mancebo has also served on the Nevada Rural Housing Authority since 1988.

former Las Vegas Mayor Jan L. Jones (announced Aug. 22, 2007)
Elected in 1991 and re-elected in 1995; served 8 years.  Currently a senior executive at Harrah’s Entertainment.

Nevada Assemblyman William Horne (announced Aug 31, 2007)
Represents District 34; first elected in 2002, and is currently the Assistant Majority Whip.  Operates an independent law practice in southern Nevada.  J.D. from the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, 2001; bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from UNLV.  Worked in the airline industry for 15 years.

Nevada Assembly Majority Leader John Oceguera (announced Sept. 15, 2007)
Represents District 16 in southeast Las Vegas; first elected in 2000.  Worked as a firefighter, paramedic, engineer, captain at the North Las Vegas Fire Department.  B.S. in fire administration from Cogswell College, 1995; M.P.A. from UNLV, 1998; J.D. from William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV, 2003.

Assemblywoman Kathy McClain (announced Sept. 17, 2007)
Represents District 15 in Las Vegas; first elected 1998.  M.P.A. from UNLV; B.S. in business administration from Regis College, Denver.

Assemblyman Morse Arberry (announced Sept. 17, 2007)
Represents District 7 (Cheyenne area of Las Vegas); first elected in 1984.  President and CEO of Canyon Lake Mortgage.  A.A. from Central Arizona College.  B.S. in engineering from Northern Arizona University; completing M.B.A. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Assemblyman Harry Mortenson (announced Sept. 17, 2007)
Represents Assembly District 42 (Clark County; Spring Valley area of Las Vegas); first elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 1996.  A nuclear physicist, he retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory to operate his own scientific consulting firm until he was elected to the Nevada Legislature.

Carson City Supervisor Robin Williamson (announced Sept. 24, 2007)
Elected to be a Carson City Supervisor in Nov. 1998.  Now serves as Chairman of the Carson City Redevelopment Agency.  Has lived in Carson City since 1990.

Assemblywoman Susan Gerhardt (announced Oct. 18, 2007)
First elected to the Nevada State Assembly in 2004; represents District 29 (Henderson).  A former corrections officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.  B.A. in criminal justice from UNLV.  Former manager of a dental practice.

Assemblyman Ruben J. Kihuen (announced Nov. 10, 2007; also named national Co-Chair of Hispanic Outreach)
Elected to serve the 11th Assembly District of Nevada in 2006.  Regional representative for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, 2005-06.  Deputy field director and base vote director for the Nevada State Democratic Party in the 2004 cycle.  He has worked as a field organizer for the Democratic National Committee for campaigns in Virginia, Florida and Texas.  Bachelor's degree in education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2004.  Attended the Community College of Southern Nevada (CCSN) and served as a student recruiter.  Born in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung (announced Nov. 16, 2007)
The only Democrat on the five-member Washoe County Commission.  Prior to being appointed District Three Commissioner, Jung served as  She has over 10 years of  government and community relations experience including community liaison for the City of Reno and business and community liaison for the Sierra Job Corps Center in Reno.  She also has background as lecturer and instructor in psychology, including two years in the Liberal Arts and Public Service Division at Truckee Meadows Community College.

IATSE Stage Employees Local 720 in Las Vegas (announced Nov. 29, 2007)
Approximately 4,500 members and affiliated workers involved with the convention and trade show industry, theatrical productions and live entertainment events in southern Nevada; Hal Ritzer, president.

U.S. Rep. Shelley Berkley (announced Jan. 9, 2008)

and locals of unions that have endorsed Sen. Clinton:
BAC Local 13 Nevada Union of Bricklayers - 1,400 members; Carlos Aquin, president.

Nevada State Association of Letter Carriers - over 2,200 active and retired members; Mick Grizzle, president.

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) Local 845 - over 1,700 active and retired members; Richard Dishman, president and legislative director.

Nevada chapter of the United Transportation Union - represents over 800 active and retired members; Jack Fetters, Nevada state legislative director.

July 11, 2007 Memorandum
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