John Edwards-Organization, Iowa
updated December 17, 2007

Headquarters: 712 E. 2nd Street, Suite A, Des Moines 
...Elizabeth Edwards officially opened on April 12, 2007
(May 10, 2007 grab)
State Director Jennifer O'Malley Dillon
(reported by Hotline On Call Jan. 25, 2007)  Campaign manager on Rep. Jim Davis' 2006 gubernatorial campaign in Florida (announced Nov. 3, 2005).  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.
Field Director Jackie Lee
(announced March 14, 2007)  Most recently Lee served as field director for the Florida Democratic Party.  Previously, she was Delaware state director for the Emergency Campaign for America's Priorities and for Americans United to Protect Social Security.  Field director for the Oklahoma Democratic Coordinated Campaign. *North Central Iowa regional field director for the Edwards for President campaign in the 2003-04 cycle, and then the campaign's field director in Virginia and Florida.  Worked for the Louisiana Democratic Party during Sen. Mary Landrieu's 2002 run-off campaign.  Managed a field office for the South Dakota Democratic Party during Sen. Tim Johnson's 2002 re-election campaign.  B.A. in international relations from University of Delaware.
Deputy Field Director Zach Weinberg
(announced March 14, 2007)  Kansas City regional field director for Claire McCaskill's successful 2006 campaign for U.S. Senate in Missouri.  Previously worked at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).  *Organized northeastern Iowa for Edwards in the 2003-04 cycle before continuing with the campaign in Virginia and Georgia.  A North Carolina native.

Regional Field Directors (announced March 14, 2007)

Andy Zabel - Black Hawk, Webster, Cerro Gordo, Kossuth, Emmet, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Calhoun, Winnebago, Hancock, Wright, Hamilton, Worth, Franklin, Hardin, Mitchell, Floyd, Butler, Grundy, Howard, Chickasaw, and Bremer
Minnesota DFL Coordinated Campaign regional field director for the 8th CD during the 2006 elections.  In 2004 organized for former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle's re-election campaign in Rapid City, South Dakota. *Organized for the Edwards for President caucus campaign in Iowa City.  Graduate of the University of Iowa.  Native of Humboldt, Iowa.

Chad Horrell - Woodbury, Pottawattamie, Buena Vista, Carroll, Lyon, Sioux, Plymouth, Monona, Harrison, Mills, Fremont, Osceola, O'Brien, Cherokee, Ida, Crawford, Shelby, Cass, Montgomery, Page, Adams, Taylor, Ringgold, Union, Adair, Audubon, Guthrie, Sac, Clay, and Dickinson
Field Director for Brad Ellsworth's successful campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2006 .  Worked on Tim Kaine’s 2005 gubernatorial campaign in Virginia. Other campaign experience includes various local and congressional races in Indiana, including time spent working for Sen. Evan Bayh and the Indiana General Assembly.  From Indiana.

Elizabeth Lucas - Scott, Clinton, Wapello, Lee, Des Moines, Muscatine, Louisa, Washington, Keokuk, Mahaska, Monroe, Jefferson, Henry, Appanoose, Davis and Van Buren
A field organizer for the Jim Davis for Governor campaign in Florida in 2006. In 2004, Lucas was the volunteer coordinator for MoveOn PAC in the Central Florida/Tampa Bay area before becoming the event coordinator for the Kerry/Edwards campaign in Pinellas County, Florida.  Graduated from the University of Iowa with a background in sales and marketing.  Native of Iowa.

Pam Danielson - Polk, Story, Warren, Jasper, Marshall, Green, Boone, Dallas, Madison, Marion, Clarke, Lucas, Decatur, and Wayne
In 2006 Danielson served as deputy finance director for the Jim Davis for Governor campaign in Florida after managing Jay Martin for Lt. Governor in Arkansas.  Previously, she spent two years as regional field director and deputy national field director for the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks, working with Midwestern states including Iowa, Ohio and Indiana.  In 2002 Danielson was regional field director for Central Arkansas on Mark Pryor's U.S. Senate campaign before going to Louisiana to help re-elect Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Jessica Jones - Linn, Dubuque, Johnson, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Fayette, Clayton, Buchanan, Delaware, Tama, Benton, Jones, Jackson, Poweshiek, Iowa, and Cedar
Jones joined the campaign after clerking in the Iowa Senate for Senators Joe Bolkcom and Bill Dotzler.  A regional field director for Missouri Project Victory, helping to elect Claire McCaskill to the U.S. Senate in 2006.  Worked on Tim Kaine's gubernatorial campaign in Virginia in 2005.  A field organizer for former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle’s 2004 re-election campaign in South Dakota.  *During the 2003-04 caucuses, Jones worked as a field organizer for the Edwards for President campaign in Cedar Rapids.

Field Offices  >
Ames:   Park Plaza Professional Office Building, Suite 100, 103 E. 6th St., Ames, IA 50010   515-233-5399

Burlington:  2700 Mt. Pleasant St., Suite 39, Burlington, IA 52601   515-288-0766

Carroll:  217 West 4th Street, Carroll, IA 51401   712-792-4461

Cedar Rapids:  118 3rd Ave., Suite 430, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401    319-363-3017

Council Bluffs:  8 N. 34th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501  712-352-0908

Davenport:  1225 East River Dr., Ste 210, Davenport, IA 52803   563-324-9514

Dubuque:  1169 Iowa St., Dubuque, IA 52001   563-582-5981

Fort Dodge:   519 Central Ave., Fort Dodge, IA 50501   515-576-6665

Indianola:  602 N. Jefferson St., Indianola, IA 50125   515-961-0349

Iowa City:  213 E. Burlington St., Iowa City, IA 52240   319-338-7268

Mason City:  122 N. Federal, Mason City, IA 50401    515-288-0766

Ottumwa:  609 Church Street, Suite A & B, Ottumwa, IA 52501   641-684-4345

Sioux City:  600 4th St., Suite 124, Sioux City, IA 51101   712-258-3697

Waterloo:  425 Franklin, Suite B, Waterloo, IA 50703   319-287-5767
Elizabeth Edwards formally opened on June 12, 2007

and in Dec. 2007 the campaign opened 10 more offices:
...announced Dec. 11
Algona:  616 Diagonal Street Algona, IA 50511   515-333-2729

Decorah:  421 West Water Decorah, IA 52101   563-607-3441

Fairfield:  54 1/2 West Burlington Fairfield, IA 52556   641-980-8408

Grinnell:  808 Fifth Avenue Plaza, Grinnell, IA 50112   641-831-2211

Keokuk:  1603 Main Street Keokuk, IA 52632   319-671-0690

Maquoketa:  124 West Platt, Maquoketa, IA 52060   563-508-7973

Marshalltown:  12 West Main Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158   641-691-0800

Muscatine:  1424 Park Ave. Muscatine, IA 52761   563-528-4059

Newton:  207 1st Ave W. Newton, IA 50208   641-792-4304

Spirit Lake:  832 Lake Street, Spirit Lake, IA 51360   712-574-7478
Political Director Pat Maloney
(announced March 14, 2007)  Maloney joined the campaign from 21st Century Democrats, where he was national field director during 2006.  Previously worked at a public affairs technology firm where he helped corporate and association clients design and manage grassroots campaigns.  Political director for the 2004 Oklahoma Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  *Organized southwestern Iowa (Council Bluffs) for Edwards in the 2003-04 caucuses before working as the campaign's deputy field director in Oklahoma and Texas.  Native of Cushing, Oklahoma.
Deputy Political Director Chris Fields
(started as surrogate trip director, announced March 14, 2007)  Most recently managed the successful re-election campaign of State Senator Daryl Beall (Fort Dodge).  Bilingual program specialist for D.C. ParentSmart, a Washington, D.C. based educational non-profit, for a year through March 2006.  Field organizer for the South Carolina Democratic Party in 2004, working to elect Inez Tenenbaum to the U.S. Senate. *Field organizer in Davenport on Sen. Edwards’ 2003-04 caucuses campaign.
Communications Director Dan Leistikow
(announced March 23, 2007)  Communications director to Gov. Jim Doyle (D-WI) since 2004, and also worked on Doyle's 2006 re-election campaign; joined Doyle's staff in Feb. 2003 as press secretary.  Communications director for Missouri Senator Jean Carnahan’s 2002 campaign.  Deputy communications director for Carnahan's Senate office in Washington, D.C., 2001.  Communications director for the Washington State Coordinated Campaign in 2000.  Chief speechwriter to Washington, D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams from Feb. 1999 to June 2000.  He also served in the offices of Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell and Hawaii Congressman Neil Abercrombie.  1998 graduate of Georgetown University.
Press Secretary Jenni Lee
Lee also worked as a deputy press secretary in Chapel Hill.  Deputy press secretary for Edwards' One America Committee in the 2006 cycle.  During Fall 2004, she worked as assistant to Peter Sher, the campaign manager for Edwards, the Vice Presidential nominee.
Deputy Press Secretary Mark McCullough
(announced March 14, 2007)  McCullough worked at the American Association for Justice as the Southern Regional Press Secretary.  Prior to that, he handled media for the non-profit Washington Regional Transplant Consortium, a Donate Life organization.  He has worked on U.S. Senate campaigns in South Dakota and Oklahoma. *In the 2003-04 caucuses, McCullough organized Iowa City and eastern Iowa for Edwards and later worked in Virginia and Florida.  Florida native.
Trip Director Matt McGrath
(announced March 14, 2007)  Directed South Carolina Democrats' Coordinated Campaign in 2006; earlier worked Paul Hodes in New Hampshire, helping to set up his successful campaign for Congress. In 2005, McGrath served as the Kentucky state director for Americans United to Protect Social Security.  Regional field director for Anchorage for Tony Knowles' U.S. Senate race in 2004.  *Organized parts of Southeastern Iowa for Edwards in 2003-04, and then continued with the campaign in Tennessee and Ohio.
Iowa Lead Advance Matthew Giobbi
New Hampshire advance staffer for Howard Dean in 2004.  Graduate of the University of Mary Washington,1999.
Operations Director Melanie Muenzer
(announced March 14, 2007)  In 2006 Muenzer worked for Congressman Leonard Boswell's re-election campaign, a position sponsored through Sen. Evan Bayh’s All-America PAC ("Camp Bayh" graduate).  Handled operations for a real estate title company in Chicago.  Earned an M.P.A in human services administration from Indiana University Northwest, Dec. 2005.  Worked on Gov. Joe Kernan's race in Indiana in 2004.  Native of Indiana.

John Edwards for President Campaign Iowa Statewide Steering Committee
(announced Aug. 15, 2007...74 leaders from across the state)
·         Rob Tully, Former Chair of Iowa Democratic Party and Democratic Leader, Des Moines, Polk County  - Chair
·         Roxanne Conlin, Civil Rights Attorney and former Iowa Gubernatorial Nominee, Des Moines, Polk County
·         Geri Huser, State Representative, Des Moines, Polk County
·         John Riccolo, AAJ Board of Governors, Cedar Rapids, Linn County
·         Carole Curry, Democratic Leader, Marengo, Iowa County
·         Rod Baker, Union Activist and AFSCME Member, Parkersburg, Butler County
·         Mac Smith, Attorney and former Congressional Candidate, Sioux City, Woodbury County
·         Peggy Smalley, Audobon County Treasurer and Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee Member, Audobon, Audobon County
·         Georgia Robertson, Boone County Democratic Party Central Committee Chair, Boone, Boone County
·         Diane Curry, Buchanan County Recorder, Independence, Buchanan County
·         Bill Hanes, Union Activist and IBEW Member, Cedar Rapids, Linn County
·         Ron Wheeler, Clarke County Attorney, Murray, Clarke County
·         Billy Kerns, Clarke County Sheriff, Murray, Clarke County
·         Bill Behnken, County Supervisor, Massena, Cass County
·         Kristie Rysdam, Davis County Democratic Party Vice Chair, Drakesville, Davis County
·         Tom Carsner, Democratic Leader, Iowa City, Johnson County
·         Susie Baker, Union Activist and AFSMCE Member, Parkersburg, Butler County
·         Denny Perry, Dickinson County Democratic Party Caucus Chair, Spirit Lake, Dickinson County
·         Ed Fallon, Former State Representative and 2006 Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, Des Moines, Polk County
·         Aletia Morgan, Director of Iowa City Community Schools, Iowa City, Johnson County
·         Richard MacHacek, DNC National Committeeman, Winthrop, Buchanan County
·         Brad Skinner, Attorney and Small Businessman, Pleasant Hill, Polk County
·         Jon Nelson, Emmet County Democratic Party Central Committee Chair, Estherville, Emmet County
·         Highland Nichols, Former Clinton County Democratic Party Central Committee Chair, Retired Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 25, Clinton, Clinton County
·         Creta Teut, Democratic Leader, Ute, Monona County
·         Laura Foell, Former County Supervisor, Schaller, Sac County
·         Ann Hutchinson, Former Mayor of Bettendorf, Bettendorf, Scott County
·         Leland Carmichael, Former Mayor of Villisca, City Councilman and former County Supervisor, Villisca, Montgomery County
·         Dan Spellman, Sr., Former President, Iowa Trial Lawyer Association, Perry, Dallas County
·         Keith Kreiman, State Senator, Bloomfield, Davis County
·         Ed Skinner, Former State Representative and Small Businessman, Pleasant Hill, Polk County
·         Connie Smith, Retired Teacher, Sioux City, Woodbury County
·         Pam Wilson, Mental Health Advocate and 2007 “100 Great Iowa Nurses Honoree”, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County
·         Bill Voss, Mayor of Fairfax, Fairfax, Linn County
·         Jody Ewing, Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee Member, Onawa, Monona County
·         Wes Whitead, State Representative, Sioux City, Woodbury County
·         Denise O’Brien, Iowa Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee and 2006 Democratic Nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, Atlantic, Cass County
·         Anne Travis, ISEA Executive Board Member, Sidney, Fremont County
·         Dave Helman, Henry County Democratic Party Central Committee Chair, Mount Pleasant, Henry County
·         Jeff Link, Democratic Leader, Des Moines, Polk County
·         Paula Logan, ISEA Treasurer, Burlington, Des Moines County
·         Doug Bishop, Jasper County Treasurer, Newton, Jasper County
·         Greg Stevens, Former State Representative and Teacher, Milford, Dickinson County
·         Terrence Neuzil, Johnson County Supervisor, Iowa City, Johnson County
·         Kurt Swaim, State Representative, Bloomfield, Davis County
·         Tom Kriz, Johnson County Treasurer, Iowa City, Johnson County
·         Paul Gronbach, Kossuth County Sheriff, Algona, Kossuth County
·         Merle Chamberlain, Mayor of Lake City, Lake City, Calhoun
·         Ro Foege, State Representative, Mount Vernon, Linn County
·         Joel Miller, Linn County Auditor and former Linn County Democratic Party Central Committee Chair, Robins, Linn County
·         Mike Moreland, Former State Representative, Ottumwa, Wapello County
·         Don Zeller, Linn County Sheriff, Palo, Linn County
·         Bob Bell, Madison County Democratic Party Central Committee Chair, Saint Charles, Madison County
·         Diane Weldin, Mayor of Hampton, Hampton, Franklin County
·         Eldon Teut, Mayor of Ute, Ute, Monona County
·         Joy Lowe, Democratic Leader, Waterloo, Black Hawk County
·         Al Sturgeon, Former State Representative and former Woodbury County Democratic Party Central Committee Chair, Sioux City, Woodbury County
·         Wayne Shoultz, Muscatine County Supervisor, Muscatine, Muscatine County
·         Dennis Anderson, Polk County Sheriff, Des Moines, Polk County
·         Doug Shutts, Poweshiek County Supervisor, Grinnell, Poweshiek County
·         Tammy Duehr, President of Dubuque Education Association, Dubuque, Dubuque County
·         Russ Lowe, Democratic Leader, Waterloo, Black Hawk County
·         Celia Rangel, Immediate Past President of Quad City Mexican American Federation, Davenport, Scott County
·         Bruce Clark, President of the Iowa Postal Workers Union and Iowa AFL-CIO Vice President, Bellevue, Jackson County
·         Art Staed, State Representative, Cedar Rapids, Linn County
·         Lena Robinson, President of Latinos Unidos of Iowa, Des Moines, Polk County
·         Kevin Miskell, Democratic and Rural Leader, Stanhope, Hamilton County
·         John Campbell, Union Activist and Steelworker, Des Moines, Polk County
·         Russ Hass, Sac County Democratic Party Central Committee Chair, Sac City, Sac County
·         Andrew Wenthe, State Representative, Hawkeye, Fayette County
·         Dave Redlawsk, University of Iowa Professor, Iowa City, Johnson County
·         Don Hoffman, Vice Chair Harrison Democrats, Missouri Valley, Harrison County
·         Denise Hocraffer, Wright County Democratic Party Central Committee Chair, Clarion, Wright County
·         Les Lewis, Retired Teacher and Farmer and Vice Chair, 5th Congressional District Central Committee, Denison, Crawford County

On Dec. 17, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of First Lady Mari Culver.

On Dec. 12, 2007 the campaign announced that Edwards has the support of 38 Iowa law enforcement leaders.

On Dec. 3, 2007 Congressman Bruce Braley endorsed Edwards.

On Nov. 29, 2007 the campaign announced that 52 county elected officials have endorsed Edwards.

On Nov. 28, 2007 the campaign announced support of a dozen Iowa education leaders.

On Nov. 15, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of Rep. Bob Kressig (Cedar Falls).

On Nov. 9, 2007 the campaign received the endorsement of Caucus for Priorities.

On Oct. 18, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of the Iowa Postal Workers Union, representing more than 3,000 workers in all 99 counties. The Iowa Postal Workers Union is the statewide branch of the AFL-CIO-affiliated American Postal Workers Union.

On Oct. 16, 2007 the campaign announced its Statewide Rural Advisory Committee.

On Oct. 15, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of Iowa SEIU Local 199.

On Oct. 11, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of Rep. Daryll Beall (Fort Dodge).

On Oct. 7, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of Rep. Nathan Reichert (Muscatine).

On Sept. 29, 2007 the campaign announced Iowa Students for Edwards.

On Sept. 25, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of Patty Link, a newly elected member of the Des Moines School Board, past Des Moines PTA President and a former teacher.

On Sept. 21, 2007 the campaign announced Iowa Education Professionals for Edwards.

On July 26, 2007 the campaign announced the endorsement of Denise O'Brien, a farmer from Atlantic who was the 2006 Democratic nominee for Iowa Secretary of Agriculture.

On June 12, 2007 the campaign announced 99 county chairs.

On May 15, 2007 the campaign announced a 1,500 member strong, statewide Women for Edwards organization representing all 99 counties and more than 800 precincts and a statewide Women for Edwards Leadership Team comprised of 31 prominent business, education, law, government and community leaders.

On April 20, 2007 the campaign announced 99 rural county chairs.

On March 6, 2007 the campaign announced that Edwards had gained the support of more than 100 former Vilsack supporters including State Rep. Kurt Swaim.

Note: Of the 13 senior staff announced through March 14, 2007 nine had experience on Edwards' 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign.

also note:
Western regional political director Oliver Gottfried spent some time in Iowa, effectively serving as deputy state director, on his way to becoming Nevada state director...
Oliver Gottfried - Deputy political director at the DSCC during the 2006 cycle.  Field director for the Alaska Democratic Party in Fall 2004.  Southeastern Iowa regional field director on Edwards' 2003-04 Iowa caucus campaign; then served as field director in Tennessee.  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.
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