Key People-Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC)
revised April 15, 2009

Headquarters: 410 Market Street, Suite 400, Chapel Hill, NC the states
Campaign Manager former Rep. David Bonior
(reported Dec. 5, 2006 as Senior Advisor to One America Committee)  Chairman of American Rights at Work and Professor of Labor Studies at Wayne State University.  Bonior is also a founding principal of DCS Online Communications, a consulting firm founded by Gerry Kavanaugh in 2004.  Unsucessfully sought the 2002 Democratic nomination for governor in Michigan, losing in the primary to Jennifer Granholm.  Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, represented Macomb and St. Clair counties for 26 years and served as Minority Whip from Sept. 1991-Jan. 2002.  Elected to the Michigan Legislature in 1972.  Worked as a probation officer and adoption caseworker.  Served in the Air Force.  Masters degree in history from Chapman College.  Undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa.  Born in Detroit.  Author of two books: The Vietnam Veteran: A History of Neglect and Walking to Mackinac.  Resident of Mount Clemens, MI.
Deputy Campaign Manager Jonathan Prince
Deputy campaign manager for strategy and policy on Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign (from Jan. 2003; earlier did some work for Edwards' Optimists).  In New York City, Prince teamed up with Josh Isay and Dan Klores to form an agency which worked on Andrew Cuomo's 2002 gubernatorial campaign.  Formed a, Govolution, Inc., incorporated in March 2000, serving as chairman and CEO.  The company, based in Washington, DC, described itself in a September 2000 press release as, "The leading provider of Web-based transaction services to the U.S. Government with more than two dozen federal e-commerce accounts."  Worked for the Clinton-Gore campaign in 1992; served in various roles in the Clinton Administration through February 2000, everything from speechwriter ("special assistant to the President"), to managing NATO's communications strategy during the war in Kosovo, to crisis management at the White House during the impeachment effort.  According to a New York Observer profile, Prince got his start in politics working for Mayor Ray Flynn of Boston.  From Danbury, CT.  With Dr. Sharon Moalam he co-authored Survival of the Sickest: A Medical Maverick Discovers Why We Need Disease (William Morrow, Feb. 2007).
Deputy Campaign Manager Paul Blank
(Announced July 16, 2007)  Prior to joining the campaign, Blank was campaign director for  Director of Trippi & Associates.  National political director for Gov. Howard Dean’s presidential campaign.  In 2002 he managed Chris Kouri's congressional campaign against Robin Hayes in North Carolina.  Bachelor’s degree from Duke University.
Chief of Staff Kathleen McGlynn
(succeeded Peter Hatch)  Previously director of special affairs at Kenneth Cole Productions.  Director of Scheduling for Elizabeth Edwards on the Kerry-Edwards campaign.  Director of the CEO's office for the Democratic National Convention Committee, Aug. 2003-Aug. 2004.  Graduate of Merrimack College, 2001.

Political Director David Medina
Political director at Edwards' One America Committee.  Deputy CEO of the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Bostion.  Legislative representative at the AFL-CIO for six years.  M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, 1993.  B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago, 1991.
Deputy National Political Director Jess Knox
Knox has worked at every ballot level in Maine for more than a decade, serving as a voter contact and mobilization consultant for numerous campaigns; he comes out of an organizing culture, with a focus on rural organizing.  Coordinated Campaign director for Maine in 2006.  Field director for the winning civil rights referendum in Maine in 2005.  Special assistant to the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives in spring 2005 and 2006.  Coordinated Campaign field director in West Virginia, 2004.  Coordinated Campaign field director for Maine in 2000; worked for Vice President Gore's NH Primary campaign in 1999-2000.   J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, 2004.  B.A. in politics and government from Ohio Wesleyan University, 1998.
Political Assistant Bryan Jung

regional political directors:
Oliver Gottfried
Rocky Mountain
David Kieve
Alana Kelly
Karine Jean-Pierre
Kinsey Casey

National Rural Liaison Mudcat Saunders

Constituency Director Matt Morrison

   -On June 29, 2007 the campaign announced endorsements of Latino leaders.
    -On June 27, 2007 the campaign announced endorsements of African American leaders.
    -On June 15, 2007 the campaign announced Young America for Edwards.
    -On May 15, 2007 the campaign announced Women for Edwards.
    -On April 19, 2007 the campaign announced endorsements of National Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders.
    -On April 10, 2007 the campaign announced endorsements of National GLBT leadersMore  (June 12, 2007)
National Ballot Access Director Erica DeVos
DeVos came to the campaign from the DNC where she was director of the Office of the Secretary since 2002; she went through three Conventions with the Office of the Secretary.  B.A. from Middlebury College, 1995 and M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, 1999.  Native of Brookline, Massachusetts.
Ballot Access/Delegate Director Lonnie W. Neubauer
Maryland attorney.

National Field Director Daren Berringer
Came to the campaign from position as senior associate at Joe Trippi & Associates, 2004-07.  In 2006 served as general consultant to John Hall in New York's 19th CD and senior advisor to Patrick Murphy in Pennsylvania's 8th CD, both defeated Republican incumbents; in 2005 worked with the ONE Campaign and D.A.T.A..  Political director on Rep. Joe Hoeffel's unsuccessful U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania, 2004.  Michigan state coordinator (Feb. 7 caucuses) on Howard Dean's presidential campaign.  One of two deputy campaign managers on Congressman Tim Holden's successful 2002 race against incumbent Congressman George W. Gekas in Pennsylvania's 17th CD.  In 2000 Berringer was campaign manager for Jim Eisenhower, the Democratic nominee for Attorney General in Pennsylvania.

National Director George Stern
National Director of "Do More Than Vote," June-Nov. 2006.  Graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, 2006.  Helped found "Do More Than Vote" in September 2004.

Four regions; chapters in 50 states.

National Volunteer Coordinator Pauly Rodney
Deputy communications director on Fernando Ferrer's 2005 mayoral campaign in New York City.  Worked on Edwards' 2004 campaign starting in Sept. 2003 in Raleigh as a deputy speech writer, and then in New Hampshire as the Manchester area regional field coordinator.  Worked with the NBA for two years.  Graduate of Princeton University, 2000.

Communications Director Chris Kofinis
(Announced July 16, 2007)  Most recently communications director/deputy campaign director for  Worked on and then on Wesley Clark's campaign.  Before entering politics Kofinis was a professor in the Department of Political Science at California State University, Northridge.  Ph.D. in political science and an M.A. in public policy from Claremont, an M.A. in political science from the University of Nevada, and a B.A. from Queens University.  Dr. Kofinis is the co-author (with Dr. Stella Theodoulou) of "The Art of the Game," an exploration of the American political and policy process (October 2003).
National Spokesman and Senior Advisor for Communications
(traveling spokesperson)
Mark Kornblau
Prior to joining the campaign Kornblau worked as vice president of corporate communications for Zagat Survey.  Sen. Edwards' press secretary during the 2004 general election.  Communications director on Sen. John Kerry's 2004 NH primary campaign (started Oct. 2003), then spokesman for Kerry's Feb. 7 Michigan caucus campaign, press secretary on Kerry's March 2 New York primary campaign, and later a regional communications director for the campaign.  Communications director for Sen. Evan Bayh; he joined Bayh's staff in 1999.   Press secretary for Debbie Stabenow's 2000 U.S. Senate campaign.  Communications director for Congressman David Wu after working on Wu's campaign in 1998.  Graduate of the University of Wisconsin.
National Press Secretary Eric Schultz
Communications director to Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and earlier press secretary to Schumer.  In Fall 2004 Schultz served New Hampshire communications director for the Kerry/Edwards campaign; during the primaries he was deputy communications director on Kerry's NH primary campaign and later press secretary on Kerry's New York primary campaign.  Graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, 2002; president of the senior class.  Research assistant on Hillary Clinton's 2000 U.S. Senate campaign.  Interned for Sen. Schumer in 1999.  From Syracuse, NY.
Deputy National Press Secretary Colleen Murray
(May 2007; succeeded Kate Bedingfield who moved over to NH communications director)  Experience includes spokeswoman for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
Deputy Press Secretary Andrea Purse
Previously press advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosia and press secretary to Rep. George Miller (D-CA).  Earlier worked in communications positions at the Center for American Progress and Campaign for America's Future.
Director of Communications Planning Candace McAdams
McAdams was most recently the director of marketing and communications at the White House Project.  In 2004, she worked on Sen. John Kerry's presidential campaign.  Prior to the campaign, she worked at Dan Klores Communications, a national public relations and integrated marketing firm, where she specialized in crisis management and political, corporate and non-profit accounts.  Before joining DKC, McAdams worked on Capitol Hill for Congressman Martin Frost.  In 2000, she was deputy press secretary for Steve Israel's congressional campaign.  Graduate of Texas Christian University, 1998.
Deputy Director of Communications Planning Audrey Waters
Formerly a Senior Associate at Glover Park Group.  Graduate of the University of Georgia, 2002.
Senior Advisor for Communications David Ginsberg
Vice president at Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates.  Director of rapid response for Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Deputy campaign manager for communication on Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign (from Jan. 2003; earlier did some work for Edwards' Optimists).  In 2001 started his own consulting firm Ginsberg Lahey LLC in Washington, DC.  Ginsberg worked on the Gore campaign starting in January 1999 and served as research director through to end of the campaign.  Director of research and policy for Edwards' 1998 Senate campaign.  Research analyst at the DNC.  Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Consultant/Senior Advisor Jennifer Palmieri
Vice President of Communications at the Center for American Progress.  Press secretary on Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign (from Jan. 2003).  Press secretary at the DNC through the 2002 cycle.  She served in the Clinton Administration for eight years, as deputy assistant to the president and  deputy press secretary from 1998 to 2001 and before that as a special assistant to White House chief of staff Leon Panetta and deputy director of scheduling and advance.  Palmieri started her career in the congressional office of Rep. Leon Panetta (D-CA).  Graduate of the American University in Washington, DC..

Research Director and Senior Advisor for Communications Christina Reynolds
Research director at the DCCC in the 2006 cycle.  Communications director for Sen. Tom Daschle's 2004 reelection campaign.  Research director on Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign (from Jan. 2003).  Research director for Sen. Tim Johnson's (D-SD) 2002 re-election campaign.  Deputy research director at the DNC.  Graduate of UNC at Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism.
Deputy Research Director Peter Bondi
A researcher at the Democratic National Committee during the 2006 cycle.  Experience includes Jon Corzine for Governor, Bob Menendez for Senate and Betty Castor for Senate.  Interned on Sen. Joe Lieberman's presidential campaign and then served as a field staffer in New Hampshire.  Graduate of Cornell.  Native of New Haven, Connecticut.
Deputy Research Director John Dervin
DSCC research director in the 2006 cycle.  Political director of Youth Vote 2000.  Worked on John Edwards' campaign for U.S. Senate in 1998.  Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; president, North Carolina Student Association Chapel Hill, 1996-97.

Director of Internet Operations Aaron Myers
Director of Internet Development for Kerry-Edwards 2004 and Kerry for President, May-Nov. 2004.  Director of Internet Operations for Edwards for President, Dec. 2002 - March 2004.  Webmaster for the Office of U.S. Senator Tom Harkin in Washington, D.C. and for Citizens for Harkin in Des Moines, Iowa, June 2001-Dec. 2002.  Freelance web designer and consultant, Dec. 2000-Jan. 2003.  Senior web producer for Gore 2000, Inc. and Gore/Lieberman, Inc. in Nashville, Tenn., June-Nov. 2000.  Experience as a web developer, designer and webmaster going back to 1995-96 when he was a web developer for WYBE-TV Channel 35 in  Philadelphia.  Graduate of The George Washington University with a B.A. in Political Communication, May 2000.
Deputy Director of New Media Amy Rubin
(started May 2007)  Previously worked at, a social-networking site.
Director of Online Communications Ben Brandzel
Joined the campaign after working as advocacy director at; also founded and was project director for MoveOn Student Action.  Worked as an organizer on Gov. Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign.  Graduate of Brandeis University, 2003; while at Brandeis he started Oxfam Click Drive.  Grew up in Berkeley, CA.
Deputy Director of Online Communications Tracy Russo
Came to the campaign from the Democratic National Committee where she served as the Blogger and Online Outreach Coordinator.  In 2006 Russo directed the finance and online operations for the Texas congressional campaign of Ciro Rodriguez on behalf of the consulting firm ConklinScott.  She has also worked as a field organizer in Alaska, Virginia, Ohio and her home state of Florida.

Adam Lord

Senior Advisor for Online Communications Matthew Gross
(announced by One America Committee Oct. 6, 2006)  Has served as a strategic online advisor for global NGOs, Democratic senatorial campaigns, and numerous progressive and environmental organizations and initiatives throughout the country including in 2006 internet strategist for Jon Tester's primary and general election victories in the U.S. Senate race in Montana.  Director of Internet Communications for Gov. Howard Dean's presidential campaign in 2003-04; left his home in Moab, Utah and showed up at Dean's headquarters in March 2003; launched the first presidential campaign weblog, Dean's Blog for America.  Edited The Glen Canyon Reader (Feb. 2003).  M.S. degree from the University of Montana, Missoula, and a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Senior Advisor for Online Communications Ryan Montoya
Technology strategist by vocation and rancher by avocation.  Trip director for Elizabeth Edwards in the Fall 2004 campaign.  Director of scheduling for vice presidential nominee Joe Lieberman and as Director of Advance (NH) for Vice President Gore during the 2000 campaign.  Presidential appointee in Clinton Administration.  Worked on Clinton/Gore '96.  Master's and bachelor's degrees in International Relations/Security.

also: Senior Advisor Joe Trippi (see below)
Fred Gooltz provided a social networking tool used by the campaign

Policy Director James Kvaal
Harvard Law School.  Senior policy advisor in Edwards' Senate office starting in Jan. 2003.  Legislative associate on the Democratic staff of the House Education and Workforce Committee, Jan. 2001-Jan. 2003.  Worked on education policy in the Clinton Administration from 1997-Jan. 2001, starting in Spring 2000 at the White House National Economic Council and earlier at the Department of Education's office of post-secondary education and the office of the Deputy Secretary.  B.A. in public policy from Stanford University.  Born in Lexington, MA.
Deputy Policy Director  for Domestic and Economic Policy Heather McGhee
Previously a member of the Economic Opportunity Program at Demos, a New York-based research and advocacy organization.  Has a chapter in the book Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and its Poisonous Consequences (New Press, 2005).  B.A. in American Studies from Yale University; started work towards a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Fall 2005.
Deputy Policy Director for Foreign Affairs and National Security Michael Signer
Prior to the campaign Signer worked as an attorney at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in Washington, D.C.  A principal of the Truman National Security Project. Has served as an adjunct professor at Virginia Tech University's Master's in Public and International Affairs Program in Old Town, Virginia.  Deputy Counselor to Gov. Mark Warner in Richmond, Virginia.  In 2004 he worked on Wesley Clark's campaign in Little Rock and as Clark's interim director in Virginia, and in the general election as voter protection director in Virginia.  Legal Fellow in the Office of Gov. Mark Warner, fall 2003.  Legislative aide to Delegate Creigh Deeds (D-Bath County) in Richmond.  Member of the “boiler room” legal team on Mark Warner’s gubernatorial campaign.  J.D. from the University of Virginia, 2004.  Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley, 2001.  B.A. from Princeton University, 1995.
Policy Communications Coordinator Alex Navarro
Navarro joins the campaign after working as communications director for the Working Families Party.  In 2004, he worked as press secretary for Sen. Edwards' New York campaign while on leave from position as communications director to New York City Councilman Bill de Blasio.  In 2002 he served as research director for Andrew Cuomo's gubernatorial campaign and then on the research staff of Carl McCall's gubernatorial campaign.
Deputy Policy Communications Coordinator Hillary Hampton
Graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, 2007; helped in press on Howard Dean's 2004 NH primary campaign.

On May 23, 2007 the campaign announced formation of a Military Advisory Group including leaders from all four armed services as well as the National Guard.
Senior Economic Advisor Leo Hindery
(announced June 13, 2007)  Managing partner of InterMedia Partners LP, a New York-based media industry private equity fund.  Formed YES Network, a regional sports network (television home of the New York Yankees), in summer 2001 and served as chairman and CEO to 2004.  Previously, president of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) and its affiliated companies, then the world’s largest cable television distribution and programming entity.  Became CEO of AT&T Broadband in 1999.  M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  Undergraduate degree from Seattle University.
Senior Foreign Policy Advisor Derek Chollet
Worked for Edwards during the 2004 Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign and on his legislative staff.  During the Clinton administration, he served in the U.S. State Department in several capacities.  Author of The Road to the Dayton Accords: A Study of American Statecraft (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).  B.A. in Government and History from Cornell.

Finance Director Brian Mixer
(mid-April 2007, succeeding Jennifer Swanson)  Was heading the campaign's finance efforts in New York.  Attended Wharton Business School.  According to Hotline On-Call he did fundraising for Mark Warner.
Finance Chief of Staff Angie Siecker
In the 2006 cycle Edwards' One America Committee paid for Siecker to work for New Hampshire Democrats.  Worked on Edwards' 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign in Dubuque.
National Finance Chair Fred Baron
Baron was also finance chair of Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign.  Founded Baron & Budd, P.C., Dallas-based law firm, in 1977; sold shareholder interest in Dec. 2002.  Served as ATLA President in 2000-01.  J.D. from University of Texas School of Law, 1971; B.A. from University of Texas, 1968.  (Baron is described in press accounts as an "asbestos kingpin" and "the Texas asbestos lawyer.")

Director of Operations Dan Holt
(April 2007)  National advance person for John Edwards, 2006-07.  National advance person on Edwards for President and Kerry-Edwards '04.  Sustainable Development Consultant - U.S. Embassy, London, 2001.  Congressional liaison at the Environmental Protection Agency, 1999-2000.  Worked in the Clinton White House, in operations from 1997-99, then as a financial specialist/special projects, 1997-99.  Field director on the Ian Bowles for Congress campaign in Mass. 10th CD, 1996, then deputy field director on Bill Delahunt's campaign.  M.P.A.  from UNC at Chapel Hill, 2003.  B.A. in political science/English from Moravian College, 1996.
Director of Scheduling Matthew L. Nelson

Deputy Director of Scheduling Katharine A. (Katie) Harris

Traveling Chief of Staff John K. Davis

Senior Advisor for Advance
Clark Jennings
(May 2007; Sept.-Jan. 2008 in Des Moines)  Project coordinator at Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, 2005-06.  National advance staff of Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Deputy director of advance on Wesley Clark's presidential campaign.  B.S. in business administration (marketing management) from University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 2001.
Trip Director Sam Myers Sr.
Director of Advance for Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign and Trip Director for Edwards in the general election.  Director of Press Advance for the Gore campaign (he started doing some advance work part time in Jan. 2000,  went full time from late June 2000, and was on the plane shepherding the press pool from after the convention on).  Senior vice president of client relations for Shandwick  International.  Worked for three months as regional ombudsman for the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Six years as associate director of presidential advance at  the White House starting in March 1993; senior advanceman for Clinton/Gore '92 starting in June 1992.  From 1980-June 1992 worked as a manufacturer's rep.  Started doing advance work as a part time consultant for the Carter White House in Missouri in 1978.
Trip Director for Elizabeth Edwards Katy Cutwright

Data Director Andrew Tappan
(Manages all national database and data mining applications).   Managed former Congressman Robert N. Shamansky's 2006 congressional campaign in Ohio's 12th CD.  Internet strategy director/campaign technology director on Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate in Ohio, 2005-06.  Internet communications coordinator for The Alliance for a Better California initiative campaign in California, 2005.  Director of technical operations and earlier director of consulting and professional services and developer technical service manager at Zero G Software, Inc. in San Francisco, 2000-05.  Desktop systems administrator at Denison University, 1999-2000.  Studies toward a bachelor's degree in English literature at Earlham College and then The Ohio State University.
Chief Financial Officer Lora Haggard
Comptroller on Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign; also was the contact person for Edwards' New American Optimists.  Accountant/Compliance Officer for the Florida Democratic Party in 2000.
Comptroller (Steven) Jay Petterson

Treasurer Julius Chambers
Also served as Treasurer on Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign (announced Feb. 2003). Chairman of the Center for Civil Rights at UNC Law School.  Former chancellor of N.C. Central University.

Senior Advisors
Kate Michelman
Served as president of NARAL Pro-Choice America for almost 20 years; joined NARAL in 1985 and continued there through 2004.  Previously executive director of Planned Parenthood in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  She also trained medical students and residents in child development as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine.
Senior Advisor for Feb. 5 States Peter Hatch
(Chief of Staff through May 2007)  Hatch recently served as campaign manager for Take Back Congress 2006, an independent expenditure campaign in four Congressional Districts in New York and Connecticut.  Chief of staff to New York City Councilmember Bill de Blasio, leading his bid for Speaker in 2006.  In the 2004 cycle, Hatch was director of Miami-Dade County, Florida for Kerry-Edwards ’04.  He served as deputy state director for John Edwards’ New York primary campaign and Manchester field director for Edwards’ New Hampshire primary effort.  Earlier, in Spring 2003, he formed The John Edwards Group, a volunteer association of young professionals.  Prior to joining the Edwards campaign Hatch practiced employment law at Schulte, Roth & Zabel, LLP.  In his native New York, Hatch has advised the mayoral campaigns of Freddy Ferrer and Mark Green, as well as numerous State Senate, Assembly, and City Council races.  He worked as senior economist in the Bureau of Fiscal and Economic Analysis for the State Deputy Comptroller for NYC.  He also worked for both the NYC Economic Development Corporation and the Fund for New York City Public Education, and served as a legislative fellow for U.S. Sen. Patty Murray in Washington, D.C.   J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, 2001; M.P.P. from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1997; B.A. from Columbia University, 1992.

Chris Chafe
(announced April 20, to start in late May 2007...focus on outreach to the labor community, labor policy and overall strategy)  Chief of staff at UNITE HERE since 2005.  Joined the staff of the merged UNITE in 1995 as a political operative, and went on to become national political and legislative director at UNITE.  Worked as an organizer in the South with the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, a predecessor union to UNITE, in 1991 and 1992.  Has served as an organizer, political operative and executive in the labor movement and community organizations for 16 years and has played a leadership role within labor in every federal cycle since 1996.  Graduate of Colgate University.  Grew up in Chapel Hill.

Miles Lackey
Deputy campaign manager for policy and speechwriting on Kerry for President (announced April 16, 2004) and then Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Chief of staff on Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign (announced Dec. 18, 2003).  Chief of staff in Sen. John Edwards' Senate office starting in mid-2002; joined Edwards' as legislative director in 2001.  Two years as special assistant to the president for national security affairs in the Clinton White House.  Worked for several congressmen on Capitol Hill.  Master’s degrees in international relations and in divinity from Yale.  Bachelor’s degree in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Native of Shelby, NC (Cleveland County).

Peter Sher
Campaign manager for Sen. Edwards on Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Attorney at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw since 2000.  Special Ambassador for Agriculture, USTR appointed in 1997, served through 2000.  Chief of staff at the Department of Commerce under Secretary Mickey Kantor, 1996-97.  Chief of staff, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 1995-1996.  Staff director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, 1993-95.  Chief of staff for Sen. Max Baucus, 1991-93.  Keck, Mahin & Cate, Washington, DC, 1989-91.  J.D. from American University's Washington College of Law, 1987.  B.A. from The American University, 1983.

Ed Turlington
Attorney at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP in Raleigh, NC.  General chairman of Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign (announced Feb. 19, 2003).  Deputy Campaign Manager, Bill Bradley for President, 1998-2000; Coordinator, Office of former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, 1997-98.  Campaign manager, Jim Hunt for Governor, 1996.  Executive assistant to N.C. Governor Jim Hunt, 1993-96.  Attorney, Tharrington, Smith & Hargrove in Raleigh, N.C.,1989-1993.  Chief of staff to N.C. Lt. Governor Bob Jordan, 1987-89.  Delegate coordinator, Biden for President, 1987.  Special assistant/counsel to U.S. Senator Terry Sanford, 1986-87.  Executive director, N.C. Democratic Party, 1985-86.  B.A. from Duke University (1979) and J.D. from University of North Carolina (1982).  Born in Clinton, NC.
Member of the Media Team/Senior Advisor Joe Trippi
(announced April 19, 2007; became the media consultant after Penczner left in September)   Heads Trippi & Associates, Washington, DC consulting firm.  Campaign manager on Dean for America from April 2003 to January 2004 (started on the campaign as campaign director on March 3, 2003).  Trippi and Steve McMahon were Dean's media consultants for all five of his gubernatorial campaigns.  Trippi earlier worked on the presidential campaigns of Edward Kennedy, Walter Mondale, Gary Hart and Richard Gephardt.  In 1984 he managed the Iowa caucus campaign for Mondale for President and went on to run several key states.  In 1988 he was the deputy national campaign manager on Richard Gephardt’s presidential campaign.  Started media consulting work at Doak, Shrum and Associates.  First campaign: volunteer on Iola Williams' campaign for San Jose, Calif. city council in 1976.  Author of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet and the Overthrow of Everything."
Pollster Harrison Hickman
At Global Strategy Group.  Over two decades of experience providing public opinion research and consulting to Democratic candidates and officeholders, progressive public interest groups and businesses.   Conducted all of the state polling for the Gore-Lieberman presidential campaign in 2000.  Polled for Bob Kerrey’s campaign for president in 1992.  M.A. from the University of Nebraska; completed doctoral exams in political science at Tulane University and received advanced training in statistical methods at the University of Michigan.  Undergraduate degree from Guilford College,  Native of North Carolina.
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State Director Jennifer O'Malley
(reported by Hotline On Call Jan. 25, 2007; announced Feb. 13, 2007)  Campaign manager on Rep. Jim Davis' 2006 gubernatorial campaign in Florida (announced Nov. 3, 2005).  Northeast regional political director for the DCCC.  Deputy campaign manager for Sen. Tom Daschle's 2004 Senate re-election campaign in South Dakota.  Field director on Sen. Edwards' 2004 Iowa caucus campaign (announced March 25, 2003).  In 2002 O'Malley served as field director for the South Dakota Democratic Coordinated Campaign, then as field director for Sen. Mary Landrieu's runoff campaign.  In 2001 she was campaign manager for St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay.  In 1999-2000 O'Malley was volunteer coordinator for Gore in the NH primary, then worked as a field organizer in New York and Pennsylvania, and in the general election, she was regional field director for the Missouri coordinated campaign in the St. Louis Metro area.  O'Malley is a 1998 graduate of Tufts University and hails from Jamaica Plains, Massachusetts.
See Iowa page >>

State Director Oliver Gottfried
(announced Nov. 5, 2007 succeeding Bill Hyers)  Came to Nevada from his position as Western regional political director for the campaign.  Deputy political director at the DSCC during the 2006 cycle.  Field director for the Alaska Democratic Party in Fall 2004.  During the 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign he ran Southeast Iowa for Edwards and then ran the field program for the Tennessee primary.  A regional field director for the South Dakota Democratic Party during Sen. Tim Johnson's 2002 re-election campaign.  Worked for Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Inc., in Washington, DC.  B.A. in history from Haverford College.
See Nevada page >>

New Hampshire
State Director Beth Leonard
(announced Feb. 13, 2007)  During the 2006 election cycle, Leonard served as the GOTV Director for the DSCC.  Campaign manager for Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s re-election campaign.  In 2004, Leonard was a consultant to the recount for Christine Gregoire’s gubernatorial campaign in Washington.  She worked on Sen. John Kerry’s presidential campaign as the field director in Ohio during the general campaign, as the California field and political director during the primaries, and as the Central Iowa field director for Kerry's Iowa caucus campaign starting in March 2003.  During the 2002 elections, Leonard worked on Sen. Mary Landrieu’s run-off election and as a regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Grassroots coordinator for 25 states for the American Cancer Society's government relations department.  Worked in the press office for Tipper Gore at the White House.  M.A. in political management from the George Washington University.  B.S. in developmental psychology from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.  .
See New Hampshire page >>

Michigan (Jan. 15...removed name from ballot)
On June 14, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of 50 Michigan Democratic leaders.
See Michigan page >>

South Carolina (Jan. 26)
State Director John C. Moylan III
State chair for Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign.  Attorney at Wyche, Burgess, Freeman & Parham, P.A. in Columbia.  Associate, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Washington, D.C., 1988-89, 1993-94.  Chief of Staff to South Carolina Lt. Gov. Nick Theodore, 1990-93, after managing his campaign.   Law Clerk to Hon. Donald S. Russell, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1987-88.  Attended Presbyterian College (B.A., cum laude, 1984) and Harvard University (J.D., 1987).  Born in Walterboro, SC.
See South Carolina page >>

Florida (Jan. active campaigning)

Feb. 5 States



On May 3, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of Congressman Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7), State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor, State Representative David Bradley and  State Representative Steve Farley.  (Grijalva had indicated his supportearlier [letter]).
See Arizona page >>


On April 29, 2007 the campaign announced endorsements of several dozen Democratic leaders from around the state.
On April 2, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of former Congressman, Assemblyman and State Senator John Burton.
See California page >>




On June 4, 2007 the campaign announced endorsements of several prominent Georgia Democrats.
On April 18, 2007 the campaign announced that, "State Senate Democratic Leader Robert Brown and State House Democratic Leader Dubose Porter, along with former Governor Roy Barnes and Shi Shailendra will lead the campaign's efforts in Georgia."  At the same time the campaign also announced a dozen other endorsements.
See Georgia page >>



On June 7, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of more than 30 prominent Democrats.
See Massachusetts page >>

On March 29, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of Congressman Jim Oberstar (MN-8) and 25 other Minnesota DFL leaders.
See Minnesota page >>

On June 13, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of 10 elected officials led by Missouri House Minority Whip Connie Johnson.  Former Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell, state Senator Wes Shoemeyer and state Representative Tom Shively previously endorsed Edwards.
See Missouri page >>

New Jersey
On Feb. 28, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of former New Jersey governor and current New Jersey State Senate President Richard Codey.
See New Jersey page >>

New Mexico
Endorsed by former New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid.

New York

North Dakota
State Advisors Tim Purdon and Chad Oban
Tim Purdon - Edwards' North Dakota campaign Co-Chair in 2004.  Treasurer of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party and Chair of the Bismarck Democratic Committee.
Chad Oban - North Dakota State Director for Edwards in 2004.  Nearly ten years of experience in North Dakota politics at the municipal, statewide and state legislative levels.
See North Dakota page >>

On March 16, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of 30 Oklahoma state legislators.
See Oklahoma page >>



Feb. 9 States


Maine (Feb. 10)
On April 25, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of 23 leading Maine Democrats.   On Oct. 19, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud (ME-2).
See Maine page >>

Feb. 12 States

District of Columbia
On May 8, 2007 the campaign announced endorsements of more than 40 prominent Virginia Democrats including 11 state legislators.
See Virginia page >>

Feb. 19 States


On May 2, 2007 the campaign announced endorsements of more than a dozen Wisconsin Democratic leaders.  Earlier in March the campaign announced the endorsement of Congressman David Obey.
See Wisconsin page >>

March 4 States

On July 5, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of 14 Ohio Democrats.
See Ohio page >>

Rhode Island

Endorsements include:
Congressman Charlie Gonzalez (announced March 7, 2007)
Former congressman and 2006 Texas gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell (announced March 8, 2007)
and many more...
See Texas page >>


Wyoming (March 8)

Mississippi (March 11)

Pennsylvania (April 22)

May States

Indiana (May 6)
On May 11, 2007 the campaign announced that more 30 Democratic leaders have endorsed Sen. Edwards.
See Indiana page >>

North Carolina (May 6)
National headquarters is in Chapel Hill.
On March 8, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsements of all seven Democratic congressman.
See North Carolina page >>

West Virginia (May 13)

Kentucky (May 20)

Oregon (May 20)
Endorsements include:
State Senate President Pro Tem Margaret Carter, Robert Stoll, Peter Bragdon, Homer Williams, Kevin Looper, Beth Bernard, Jesse Cornett, Kari Chisolm (announced March 2007)
State House Speaker Jeff Merkley and State Representative Mitch Greenlick, Ph.D. (announced May 2, 2007)
See Oregon page >>

June Contests

Puerto Rico (June 1)

Montana (June 3)

South Dakota (June 3)
On April 16, 2007 Congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin endorsed Edwards. +


left approximately April 2007; re-appeared in the news in December 2007, running the 527 "Alliance for a New America" campaign.
Senior Advisor, early states (consultant) Nicholas Baldick
President and founder of Hilltop Public Solutions.  Previously served for five years as a principal at the Dewey Square Group.  National campaign manager for Sen. John Edwards’ presidential campaign starting in Jan. 2003.  New Hampshire primary state director for Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign.  Directed and managed Gore's political action committee, Leadership ‘98.  Eastern Political Director in the White House Office of Political Affairs, 1997.  Director, Florida Democratic coordinated campaign, fall 1996; state director in New Hampshire, Wisconsin and New Jersey, 1996 primary campaign.  Campaign director of the 1994 Rhode Island coordinated campaign.  Northeast political director at the DNC, 1993.  A field director in the 1992 Clinton primary campaign.  B.S. from Georgetown University; J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Chris Cillizza reported Penczner's departure on Oct. 1, 2007, noting that it occured about a month earlier.
Lead Media Consultant Marius Penczner
Joined the John Edwards for President media team late in 2003 and was responsible for the campaign's advertising in the Democratic primaries from Iowa through Super Tuesday.   A media advisor to the Gore/Lieberman presidential campaign.  A member of the 1996 media team for the Clinton/Gore re-election campaign responsible for the cinematography of the President as well as the creative/visual design of the campaign's advertising.  Penczner been a consultant to state and congressional candidates including Gov. Jim Blanchard of Michigan, Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., Rep. Steve Cohen and Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri.  Son of the internationally reknown portrait artist, Paul Penczner of Budapest, Hungary.

Jennifer Swanson served as finance director through the 1st Quarter of 2007, but resigned in mid-April.
Finance Director Jennifer Swanson
Finance chief of staff on Sen. Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign.  Deputy finance director at the DCCC.

In February 2007 Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan had a short stint as part of the campaign's Internet team.  William Donohue of the Catholic League and Michelle Malkin raised a controversy over earlier writings by the two, which they characterized as anti-Catholic.  Reports suggested the campaign fired the two.  The campaign issued a press release to clarify the situation. [more]  By mid-February both had resigned.
Blogmaster Amanda Marcotte
(first posting on Jan. 30, 2007)  Runs and writes for a blog called Pandagon ("which is one of the top liberal political blogs on the internet and known mostly for insightful and often humorous political blogging.")   Previously sole blogger at a blog called Mouse Words.  Has lived in Austin, TX for 11 years.  Graduated with a BA in English literature from St. Edward's University in Austin, 1999.  Originally from West Texas.
Netroots Coordinator Melissa McEwan
(she announced on Jan. 31, 2007)  Runs Shakespeare's Sister blog.

Correction: Aaron Pickrell not running day to day ops. as reported by AP's Nedra Pickler on Dec. 6, 2006.


Nicholas Baldick
President and founder of Hilltop Public Solutions.  Previously served for five years as a principal at the Dewey Square Group.  National campaign manager for Senator John Edwards’ presidential campaign starting in Jan. 2003.  New Hampshire primary state director for Vice President Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign.  Directed and managed Gore's political action committee, Leadership ‘98.  Eastern Political Director in the White House Office of Political Affairs, 1997.  Director, Florida Democratic coordinated campaign, fall 1996; state director in New Hampshire, Wisconsin and New Jersey, 1996 primary campaign.  Campaign director of the 1994 Rhode Island coordinated campaign.  Northeast political director at the DNC, 1993.  A field director in the 1992 Clinton primary campaign.  B.S. from Georgetown University; J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Political Director David Medina
Previously Legislative Representative at the AFL-CIO.
Communications Director Kim Rubey
Communications director on Edwards' vice presidential campaign; press secretary for Edwards for President in the Iowa caucus campaign starting in March 2003.  Previously press secretary for the DCCC.  In 2000 she served as Midwest communications director for the Gore campaign.  A native of Oklahoma, Rubey graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in American Government.
Deputy Press Secretary Jenni Lee
During Fall 2004, Lee worked as assistant to Peter Sher, the campaign manager for the Vice Presidential nominee.
Advisor for Online Communications Matthew Gross
(announced Oct. 6, 2006)  Has served as a strategic online advisor for global NGOs, Democratic senatorial campaigns, and numerous progressive and environmental organizations and initiatives throughout the country.  Director of Internet Communications for Governor Howard Dean's presidential campaign; left his home in Moab, Utah and showed up at Dean's headquarters in March 2003; launched the first presidential campaign weblog, Dean's Blog for America.  Edited The Glen Canyon Reader (Feb. 2003).  M.S. degree from the University of Montana, Missoula, and a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Not listed above but receiving salary according to FEC 1st Q report
Justin J.C. Buoen, Alicia J. Brown, Hillary Caron, David Cooling, Eric Dillon, Chris Fadeff, Matt Fuehrmeyer, Charles J. Gardner, Matthew C. Giobbi, Evan M. Hicks, Kelly Ann Hunter, Jameson E. Kirk, Lori K. Krause, Kathryn Lee, Adam Lord, Thomas Patrick Maloney, Lauren Mandelker, Sam Myers, Jr., Edward L. Niles, Elizabeth Pavle, David Perucci, Lesley Pittman, Elise W. Richman, Benjamin Shannon, Andrew Robert Solari, Amanda Scott, Jenna L. Slosson, Kristen Smith, Monica Swintz, Kim Taylor, Jessica Lynn TeSelle, Melissa Wideman, Jim Williams.

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