CHRIS DODD FOR PRESIDENT,
|Political Director||Heyward Bannister|
|Press Secretary||Michelle Macrina|
|Senior Advisor||(Mr.) Ashley Cooper|
State Senator Phil Leventis of Sumter
former State Representative Joe Brown of Columbia
Drew Theodore - (announced
Aug. 29, 2007) The Democratic candidate for Comptroller General in 2006.
President and owner of Theodore & Associates, based in Columbia; he
founded the business in 1984 and later expanded into Summerville and Greenville.
Graduate of the University of South Carolina.
Co-Chairs of groups from
political, business and education communities supporting Dodd (announced
Aug. 29, 2007):
South Carolina Educators for Dodd
Hon. Paul Livingston of Columbia - Livingston is currently a member of Richland County Council for District 4. He is a past Chairman of the Richland County Council and a former member and Chairman of the Richland County District One School Board. He is also a former member of the State Advisory Council for Vocational and Technical Education. He currently teaches psychology at Midlands Technical College, where is he is a previous recipient of the Teacher of the Year award.
John Presto of Rock Hill - Presto, a former teacher, was Vice President for Administration and Planning at Winthrop College for almost ten years. He also founded and operated for 15 years Academic Challenge, a company that published quiz bowl questions. Presently, he works in real estate and serves on the Executive Committee of the South Carolina Democratic Party.
South Carolina Business Leaders for
Drew Theodore - above
Frank Mood of Columbia - Mood is currently the Sr. Vice President and General Counsel at SCANA Corporation. A graduate of The Citadel, he was a First Lieutenant in the Army. He was the interim Dean at USC School of Law in 2003. He is also active on numerous professional and community boards, including the Columbia Urban League, Liberty Fellowship, the Citadel Foundation and American Bar Association.
South Carolina Women for Dodd
Jami Koontz of Charleston - Koontz worked for eight years for former U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings in his Columbia and Charleston offices. She currently works in Charleston and is active in the community.
Elizabeth Vogt of Clemson - Vogt worked for former U.S. Senator Wyche Fowler of Georgia in his Atlanta office. She is currently attending Clemson for her Masters in Public Administration and is active in local democratic campaigns.
South Carolina Veterans for Dodd
Sen. Phil Leventis - above
Ike Holman of St. Matthews - Holman is a Vietnam era veteran and has been a community activist in Calhoun County for more than thirty years. He serves on the Calhoun County DSS Advisory Board and the Lower Savannah Workforce Development Board. Holman is 1st Vice President of the Calhoun Branch of the NAACP and the Calhoun County Democratic Party. He is retired from the SC Army National Guard and Albemarle Chemical Corporation.
South Carolina Young Professionals for
Courtney Gibbes of Columbia - Gibbes, originally from Hilton Head, is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and an inaugural graduate of the Charleston School of Law. She is the former 3rd Vice Chair of the Charleston County Democratic Party. She currently works in Columbia with the Richland County Public Defenders Office.
Peter Leventis of Columbia - Leventis, originally from Sumter, is a graduate of University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He was a Secret Service agent in and New York, NY for four years before he returned to South Carolina and graduated from USC School of Law. He currently is an associate at McKay Law Firm in Columbia.
South Carolina Small Business Owners
Sharon Ritter of Columbia - Ritter is the owner of Critter's Corner which specializes in personal shopping and event planning. She is also a certified wedding director. Ritter has also worked with H&R Block for 20 years. She has served on the boards of SC State Employees Association and SC Public Health Association. She is also active in numerous community organizations and campaigns.
College Students for Dodd
Michael Cooper of Charleston - Cooper recently graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in English. While attending school, he served as vice-president of Sigma Tau Delta English Honors fraternity and mentored students at James Simmons Elementary School. He also interned in Washington, DC for former U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings. Currently, Cooper is a volunteer for Charleston Mayor Joe Riley's re-election campaign.
Ricky Harris of Whitmire - Harris is a rising sophomore at Furman University in Greenville where he was elected Class Senator his freshman year and is a member of the Mediation Project and Director of Child Recreation for the Heller Service Corps. He spent the summer interning in Columbia for the Richland County CASA office for disadvantaged children.
|Copyright © 2007 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action||