Hillary Clinton-Organization, South Dakota
revised November 25, 2008

Headquarters: 2101 W. 41st Street, Suite 30, Sioux Falls (on the east side of the Western Mall)    ...open house May 5, 2008
State Director Geoff Wetrosky
(announced April 24, 2008)  Started on the campaign as deputy field director (CD-2) in New Hampshire.  State field director for 2006 Massachusetts Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Campaign manager for Manchester Mayor Bob Baines' unsuccessful 2005 re-election campaign (position paid for by Sen. John Kerry's leadership PAC).  Regional field director for Southwest Florida/the Gulf Coast for Kerry-Edwards in 2004.  Field director on Stephanie Herseth's winning campaign in the June 2004 special election for Congress in South Dakota's At Large district.  Field organizer on Sen. Tim Johnson's 2002 Senate race.  Graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD.

Field Director Matt Tepper
(announced May 9, 2008) Tepper started on the Clinton campaign in New Hampshire as regional field director in Laconia; he then proceeded to Missouri, Texas and Pennsylvania.  Before joining the campaign, Tepper was a public school teacher at Intermediate School 339 in the Bronx, where he served as a Team Leader in the 7th grade, coordinated the iTeachiLearn Laptop Program, and taught sixth and seventh grade language arts.  Tepper entered teaching through Teach For America in 2004.  Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in political science.

West River Communications Director Ben Kobren
(announced May 9, 2008)  Deputy communications director in Nevada; worked on the campaign in California; communications director in Wyoming, deputy press secretary in Ohio, and deputy communications director in Indiana. Previously special assistant in Clinton’s Senate office.  Graduate of Emory University.

East River Communications Director Brendan Gilfillan
(announced May 9, 2008)  Started on the Clinton campaign during the Iowa caucuses in Linn County, then New Jersey communications director, a regional press secretary in Philadelphia, PA, and worked on the campaign in Indiana.  Deputy press secretary to Gov. Jon Corzine (D-NJ).  Graduate of Georgetown University.

Senior Communications Advisor Kathleen Strand
Communications director on the NH primary campaign, then senior communications advisor for the Ohio and in Pennsylvania primaries.  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.

41 former state legislators and constitutional officers (announced May 12, 2008)

Argus Leader (May 30, 2008)

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