McCain General Election Campaign Organization, Arkansas
updated March 9, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008
Regional Headquarters: 6334 S. Racine Circle, Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80111
Regional Campaign Manager, South Central (AR, CO, KS, LA, NE, OK and TX) Craig Goldman
Candidate for Texas State Representative (Fort Worth HD-97) in the Nov. 6, 2007 special election.  Executive director of McCain's Straight Talk America, started Aug. 2005, then executive director on McCain's campaign in California through March or April 2007.  Goldman has been in and out of politics.  His private sector experience includes vice president of Ronnie's LLC of Ft. Worth, TX, his family’s retail business specializing in fine wines and epicurean foods, for seven years; and head of government relations at InsCap, LLC, an insurance and capital markets start-up company with offices in Nashville and New York.  In politics he managed former Los Altos Hills Mayor Toni Casey's campaign for the 2004 Republican U.S. Senate nomination in California.  Volunteered as needed on McCain's 2000 campaign.  Campaign manager on Rob Mosbacher for mayor of Houston, TX, 1997.  Worked for Sen. Phil Gramm for five years, starting in 1991 as assistant to Gramm at the NRSC and working on special projects (Iowa Straw Poll, the Florida GOP Presidency 3 and the Iowa Caucuses) on his 1996 presidential campaign.  B.A. in government from the University of Texas in Austin, 1991.

Victory 2008

Molly Donlin
(announced June 2, 2008)  Field director for Central Florida on the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee.  Prior to the campaign, Donlin was a presidential appointee in the Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs, where she served as assistant to the director.  Deputy director of volunteer development for the RNC from Aug. 2005 to Dec. 2006, and 72-Hour field director for Hamilton County for the Ohio Republican Party.  B.S. degree in international affairs from Xavier University in Cincinnati, 2004.

State Finance Chairs:
Co-Chairman French Hill and Co-Chairman Warren Stephens

Arkansas Republican Party  | 
1201 West 6th Street   |  Little Rock, AR  72201    501-372-7301   >
Dennis Milligan
Resident of Bryant; also Chairman of the Saline County Republican Committee.  Owns and operates Water Treatment Services, Inc. (Industrial Water Treatment Chemical Co.) which was established in 1985; also involved in commercial real estate development.  Candidate for the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2002 and 2004. 

Executive Director
Karen Ray
(started May 1, 2007)  Prior to joining the Arkansas Republican Party, Ray worked as an assistant to the assistant Secretary for Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Department of Homeland Security.  Central Arkansas field director on the Arkansas Leadership Committee (Republican coordinated campaign) in 2004.  Graduate of Mississippi College in Clinton, MS.

Director of Administration and Chief of Staff
Staci Cates

Political Director
Chase Dugger
Attended Arkansas State University at Jonesboro; served as chairman of the Arkansas Federation of College Republicans.

Communications Director
Elizabeth Aymond
(started in May 2008) Marketing specialist at MetLife Financial Services.  Deputy communications director on Asa Hutchinson's gubernatorial campaign in Fall 2006.  Campaign manager on Banks for Lt. Governor, 2005-June 2006.  University of the Ozarks, 2005.


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