Fred Thompson-Organization, Iowa
updated December 22, 2007

Headquarters: 2530 73rd Street, Urbandale, IA  50322
Chairman Congressman Steve King
(announced as chairman on Dec. 19; endorsement announced Dec. 17, 2007)  Elected to Congress in 2002 to represent the new 5th CD.  Iowa State Senate, 1996-2002.  Started King Construction in 1975 and built the business up from one bulldozer.  Attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO for three years.  Resident of Kiron (Crawford County) for 28 years.
State Director Bob Haus
(announced Sept. 6, 2007)  Des Moines-based consultant (Eagle Media Group LLC).  Senior Iowa consultant on Steve Forbes' 2000 Iowa caucus campaign.  Managed Sen. Phil Gramm's 1996 Iowa caucus campaign.  Managed Sen. Chuck Grassley's 1992 re-election campaign.  Worked for the Iowa Senate Republican Caucus.  Graduate of Iowa State University; law degree from the University of Iowa, 1988.
Caucus Organization Director Kristen Fuzer
(announced Sept. 6, 2007)  Served as both the Central Iowa Field Director and Organizational Director for the Republican Party of Iowa.
Political Director Scott Will
(announced as a field staffer Sept. 6, 2007)  A regional field director on Sen. John McCain's Iowa caucus campaign prior to the July 2007 restructuring.  Field staffer for Jeff Lamberti's 2006 congressional campaign.  Graduated from The University of Iowa with a degree in political science and history.

Field Staff
Southwest Anthony Phillips
(announced Oct. 23, 2007)  Undergraduate degree from Iowa State University; J.D. from Drake University Law School.  Worked for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry and also clerked for Rep. Doug Struyk (R) in the 2006 Iowa House of Representatives.
Central Nik Rule
(announced Oct. 23, 2007)  Student at William Penn University majoring in political science/pre-law.  He is the co-founder of the WPU College Republicans and is also the Central Region Coordinator for the Iowa Federation of College Republicans.
Central Marlys Grant
(announced Oct. 23, 2007)  Previously worked on former Gov. Tommy Thompson's Iowa caucus campaign.  Worked on Congressman Tom Latham's (R) campaign.  Grant owns her own business, Midwest Sales Professionals.
Northeast Chad Burton
(announced Oct. 23, 2007)  Member of the field staff for the Republican Party of Iowa in both the 2004 and 2006 elections.  Clerked in the Iowa House of Representatives for Rep. Jamie Van Fossen (R) in the 2005 and 2007 sessions.  Degree in public administration from the University of Northern Iowa.
Southeast Laura Mommsen
(announced Sept. 6, 2007)  Worked for Jim Nussle's 2006 gubernatorial campaign.
Communications Assistant Carolyn Haugland
(announced Oct. 23, 2007)  Graduate of Iowa State University; J.D. from Drake University Law School.  Haugland was a legislative intern for Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R) in the Iowa House of Representatives during the 2006 session.

Midwest Political Director Andrew Dorr
(11 Midwestern states including Iowa)  Political director of U.S. Rep. Jim Nussle's unsuccessful campaign for governor of Iowa in 2006.  Midwest coalitions director on Bush-Cheney '04 re-election campaign.  Deputy coalitions director on then-Gov. Bush's 1999-2000 Iowa caucus campaign.

Statewide Legislative Leadership Team (announced Dec. 19, 2007)
U.S. Congressman Steve King, State Chair
State Representative Kraig Paulsen, Co-Chair
State Representative Sandy Greiner, Co-Chair
State Representative Clel Baudler
Former State Senator Bob Brunkhorst
State Representative Royd Chambers
State Representative Jeff Kaufmann
State Representative Jamie Van Fossen

County Chairs (several dozen announced Nov. 5, 2007)

Veterans for Fred Thompson (announced Nov. 6, 2007)
Tech Sergeant Royd Chambers (State Representative), Chairman

Students for Fred Leadership (announced Nov. 14, 2007)
Co-Chair: Randy Weigand, Drake University
Co-Chair: Mark DeRee, William Penn University
Chapter Chairs:
Ashley Garvis, William Penn University
Elena Vukmir, Drake University
Josh Kreft, University of Iowa
Cam Cushing, Iowa State University
Adam Rohloff, Central College

Sportsmen for Fred (announced Nov. 24, 2007)
Clel Baudler, State Representative and National Rifle Association Board Member, is a National Co-Chair (one of five)

Endorsements by State Legislators
Rep. Clel Baudler (Greenfield)  11/24/07
Rep. Royd Chambers (Sheldon)  11/07/07
Rep. Sandy Greiner (Keota)  10/04/07>

More Endorsements
Bill Salier - (announced Dec. 21, 2007) Campaign manager for Rep. Tom Tancredo's Iowa caucus campaign from Jan. 29, 2007 until Tancredo left the race on Dec. 20.  Farmer from Nora Springs.  Ran for U.S. Senate in 2002, but defeated in the primary by Greg Ganske.  B.S. in ag. business from Iowa State University, 1995.  Former Marine; served in Somalia.
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