Hillary Clinton-Organization, Pennsylvania
revised April 30, 2008

Headquarters: 520 North Delaware Avenue, Suite 202, Philadelphia, PA 19123
State Director Mary Isenhour
Comes to the campaign from her position as executive director of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party.
Deputy State Director Kevin Kinross
Western regional coordinator on Gov. Ed Rendell's 2006 re-election campaign.  Chief of staff to Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato; managed Onorato's campaign.  Lobbyist for the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.  Campaign manager for Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission counsel James Dodaro's campaign for Commonwealth Court judge in Nov. 2001.  Aide to U.S. Rep. Ron Klink of Murrysville, 1998-2000.  Aide to U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York.
Political Director Jordan Marks
Legislative liaison for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services.  Field director Gov. Ed Rendell's  2006 re-election campaign.  Regional GOTV director on Pennsylvania Victory '04.  Graduate of Temple University.
Northeast Political Director Sean Pendrak
Director of communications and special projects to Lt. Gov. Katherine Baker Knoll.  Prior to working for the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Pendrak worked for Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter, Mellon Certified Restoration, and the Dunmore Oil Corporation.  He has worked on congressional, judicial, and statewide races.  B.S. in finance from Penn State University.
Western Political Director Ian Harlow
Executive director of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.
Central Political Director Brad Koplinsky
Elected to the Harrisburg City Council in Nov. 2007.  An attorney.  Central regional field director on Pennsylvania Victory '04.  Deputy director of delegate operations on Joe Lieberman for President.  Worked on Mark Shriver's campaign in the Sept. 2002 Democratic primary in Maryland's 8th CD.  Author of Hats in the Ring: Conversations with Presidential Candidates (Presidential Publishing, 2000).  J.D. from the New England School of Law, 1995.  Undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Originally from Kankakee, Illinois.
Philadelphia Political Director Abe Dyk
Scheduling and advance consultant on the Nutter for Mayor campaign.  Deputy campaign manager (scheduling and advance) on Casey for Senate, 2005-06.  Special projects on Fowler for DNC chair.  Director of scheduling and advance for Pennsylvania Victory '04.  Campaign manager on Andrew Hohns for State Representative, 2004.  Delegate operations on Joe Lieberman for President.  Regional organizer for the NHDP in 2002.
Field Director Tracey Lewis
Field director on the Clinton's NH primary campaign.  Campaign manager for Massachusetts Democrats' Victory ‘06 Coordinated Campaign.  Deputy director of Sen. John Kerry's leadership committee, Keeping America's Promise.  In Fall 2004 she served as base vote director on Florida Victory 2004; earlier she did credentialling at the Democratic National Convention for the Kerry campaign, and served as deputy director of advance on the Kerry campaign.
Communications Director Mark Nevins
Communications director on Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Communications director for Philadelphia Mayor John Street's 2003 re-election campaign.  Nevins served as a press secretary at the DCCC during the 2002 cycle, after earlier doing regional work for the DCCC.  Spokesperson for Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 1999.  In 1998 he worked on Dennis Moore's successful congressional campaign in the Kansas Third CD.  In 1996 he worked at the DNC and was communications director for the College Democrats.  Nevins grew up in Chicago.
Senior Communications Advisor
Kathleen Strand
Communications director on Clinton's NH Primary campaign, then senior advisor on the Ohio communications team.  Communications director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party in the 2006 cycle.  Communications manager of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services under Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich.  Press secretary for the 2004 New Hampshire Democratic coordinated campaign.  Deputy press secretary on Congressman Richard Gephardt’s 2004 Iowa caucus campaign.  Bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Grew up in Chicago, IL.
Regional Press Desk Deirdre Murphy
Oklahoma communications director for the campaign (Feb. 5 primary) and then the campaign’s Houston press secretary (March 5).

Press Assistant    Denene Wambach

Regional Press Secretaries(starting March 19, 2008)
·        Kamyl Bazbaz, Erie
·        Emily Cain, Altoona/Johnstown
·        Dana Edelstein, Harrisburg
·        Brendan Gilfillan, Philadelphia
·        Kristin Lee, Pittsburgh
·        Frank Rothman, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Operations Director Abbe Ross
Deputy state director on Clinton's NH primary campaign.  Previously deputy executive director at the New Hampshire Democratic Party; started there as director of operations for the 2004 general election campaign.  Deputy director of the NH Senate Democratic Caucus from Feb. to July 2004.  In the 2004 NH primary campaign, Ross served as office manager for Clark for President, and earlier for Graham for President (Aug.-Oct. 2003).  Voter file manager and intern coordinator at the NHDP.  Graduated from Rivier College in Nashua, May 2003.
Senior Advisor Tony Podesta
Co-founder and co-chairman of PodestaMattoon, a Washington, DC lobbying firm; he and his brother John started Podesta Associates in 1988.  Pennsylvania state director on Kerry-Edwards 2004 (announced late May 2004).  Ran the Clinton/Gore campaign in Pennsylvania in 1996.  California campaign manager for the Dukakis/Bentsen campaign during the general election in 1988.  Worked on Sen. Ted Kennedy's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1980. Founding president of People for the American Way.  B.A. from the University of Illinois, M.A. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.  Grew up in Chicago.
Senior Advisor Nick Clemons
State director on Clinton's NH primary campaign.  Came to the campaign from his position as executive director of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  New Hampshire state director for Kerry-Edwards '04.  Field director on Kerry's New Hampshire primary campaign starting on Jan. 27, 2003 through to the primary; he then served as Kerry's state director for the March 2 Maryland primary.  Field director for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign and her 2000 re-election campaign.  Campaign manager on Manchester Mayor Bob Baines' 2001 re-election campaign.  Worked for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen in the Office of Citizen Affairs and as scheduler.  Graduate of UNH with a degree in history.

Scott Freda - a finance director

Offices and Organizers
Allentown - 512 Hamilton Street, Suite 103 Allentown, PA 18101     ...Lehigh
Lindsey Marshall

Bristol - 303 Mill Street, Bristol, PA 19007     ...Bucks
Lori D'Orazio

Easton - 431 Northhampton Street, Easton, PA 18042    ...Northhampton
Ryan Donohue

Erie - 916 W. Erie Plaza, Erie, PA  16505     ...Erie
Ryan Williams

Greensburg - 113 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA  15608     ...Westmoreland
Morgan Callahan

Harrisburg - 308 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101     ...Dauphin
Maya Solis

Johnstown - 421 Main Street, Johnstown, PA 15901     ...Cambria
Josh Friedman

Lancaster - 151 N. Queen Street, Lancaster, PA  17603    ...Lancaster
Michelle Bensignor

Media - 426 E. Baltimore Pike, 2nd Floor, Media, PA  19063     ...Delaware
Beth Schoenbach

Monaca - Township Marketplace, 115 Wagner Road, Unit 15, Monaca, PA 15061     ...Beaver
Henry Simchuk

Norristown - 1800 Markley Street, Norristown, PA 19401     ...Montgomery
Rishi Sahgal

Philadelphia - 7727 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19136
Lorna Kurdi

Pittsburgh - 213 Smithfield Street, Second Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222   412-232-0151  ...Allegheny
Jonathan Drobis

Eric Anthony

Scranton - Ritz Building, 222 Wyoming Ave, Scranton, PA 18503     ...Lackawanna
Doug Greven

Sharon - 130 W. State Street, Sharon, PA 16146     ...Mercer
Jeremy Lerman

St. Mary's - 230 Brussells Street, St. Mary’s, PA 15857    ...Elk

State College - 1318 W College Ave, State College, PA 16803     ...Centre
Lindsey Walters

Uniontown - 18 Mill Street, Uniontown, PA 15401     ...Fayette

Washington - 90 W. Chestnut Street, UL# 35, Washington, PA 15301     ...Washington
Michel Chaghouri

West Chester - 138 E Gay Street, West Chester, PA 19380     ...Chester
Ben Farley

Wilkes-Barre - 70 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701     ...Luzerne
Dana Arneson

Williamsport - 175 W. Pine Street, Williamsport, PA 17701     ...Lycoming
Doug Keith

York - 330 S. George Street, York, PA  17401     ...York
Graeme Joeck

Ben Donahower
A regional field director for Pennsylvania Victory ‘06 (Lancaster and York Counties).  Managed Millersville Victory 05, a coordinated Democratic effort to win council seats in Millersville borough.  Candidate for state representative in Pennsylvania's 43rd District in 2004.  B.S. in government from Franklin and Marshall College.

Gov. Ed Rendell (Jan. 23, 2008)

Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll (Sept. 5, 2007)

Treasurer Robin L. Wiessmann (Sept. 4, 2007)

U.S. Rep. John Murtha (PA-12)  (Mar. 18, 2008)
U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak (PA-7)  (May 25, 2007)
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (PA-13) (Mar. 19, 2007)

12 Pennsylvania state legislators (announced Aug. 22, 2007).
State Sen. Raphael J. Musto, Luzerne County
State Rep. Thomas W. Blackwell, IV, Philadelphia County
State Rep. Thomas R. Caltagirone, Berks County
State Rep. Peter J. Daley, Fayette and Washington Counties
State Rep. Frank Dermody, Allegheny County
State Rep. Dan Frankel, Allegheny County
State Rep. John T. Galloway, Bucks County
State Rep. William F. Keller, Philadelphia County
State Rep. Kathy Manderino, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties
State Rep. Barbara McIlvaine Smith, Chester County
State Rep. Edward P. Wojnaroski, Sr., Cambria County
State Rep. John T. Yudichak, Luzerne County

former Philadelphia Congressman Reverend William H. Gray III (Sept. 25, 2007, announced as a national co-chair)

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter (announced Dec. 11, 2007 when Nutter was still Mayor-elect)

state party chairman T.J. Rooney (announced Jan. 28, 2008)

Erie Mayor Joseph E. Sinnott  (announced Feb. 27, 2008)

Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (announced March 13, 2008)

Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato (announced March 13, 2008)

Liberty City Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club (announced March 25, 2008)

Steel City Stonewall Democrats

Pennsylvania Veterans for Hillary Leadership Committee (announced April 4, 2008)
Co-chairs are Congressmen John Murtha and Joe Sestak

Former Pittsburgh Mayor and superdelegate, Sophie Masloff  (announced April 10, 2008)

Over 270 Local Elected Officials (announced April 10, 2008)

100 Mayors (announced April 15, 2008)

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review  (04/20/08)
Daily Pennsylvanian [University of Pennsylvania] (04/17/08)

see also: "Hillary Clinton's Pennsylvania Background"


U.S. Rep. Chris Carney (PA-10) (announced May 9, 2008)
Bill George - superdelegate; DNC member since 1996 and President of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO (announced April 30, 2008)
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