Party of Iowa - Organization, Jan. 2008
Headquarters: 621 East Ninth Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
updated February 22, 2008
(elected on Jan. 15, 2005; re-elected
Jan. 13, 2007) Hoffmann, from Sioux City, is a stockbrocker and owns Luciano's
Restaurant. He has been a member of the State Central Committee since
1993 and served as the party's treasurer starting in May 1995. photo
Previously chief of staff to
U.S. Rep. Steve King (IA-5).
Campaign manager on Tommy Thompson's
Iowa caucus campaign, Jan.-Aug. 2007. Previously Olsen had been running
a small business in Panora with his wife. Managed the Sukup for Governor
primary campaign in 2002. Political director on the Forbes 2000 Iowa
caucus campaign. Legislative liaison for State Auditor Dick Johnson.
Field staffer on Jim Ross Lightfoot's gubernatorial primary campaign in
1998. Field staffer on Jim Ross Lightfoot's 1996 challenge to Sen.
Tom Harkin. Field staffer on Sen. Phil Gramm's 1996 Iowa caucus campaign.
Started on campaigns working on Pres. George H.W. Bush's 1992 re-election
effort in Washington, DC. B.A. in economics and political science
from Boston University.
Worked at the White House for
a little over two years in the Office of Presidential Advance as a press
lead, then on the staff side. Did press advance on Bush-Cheney '04
and worked on the Inauguration. Worked for Gordon C. James Public
Relations. Graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. Born and raised in
Senior campaign adviser in Iowa
and Midwest finance director on Elizabeth Dole's presidential run in 1999.
Bob Dole's campaign manager in Iowa in 1995 and 1996.
State Central Committee
Chairman - Ray Hoffmann, Sioux
Co-Chairman - Leon Mosley, Waterloo
Executive Director - Chuck Laudner,
Legal Counsel - Matt McDermott,
Pres. IFRW - Kathy Pearson, Cedar
National Committeewoman - Phyllis
Kelly, Charles City
National Committeeman - Steve Roberts,
Karl Gilbertson, Cedar Falls
Dan Nicholson, Dubuque
John Ortega, Bettendorf
Lisa Smith, Ottumwa - Secretary
Mark Lucas, Wilton
Bill Vernon, Cedar Rapids
Steve Scheffler, West Des Moines
Loras Schulte, Norway
Ted Sporer, Clive
Bonnie Hall, Boone
Matt Randall, Ames
Larry Smith, Truro
Bill Anderson, Sioux City
Reid Houser, Treynor - Treasurer
Dave Raak, Hospers
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