McCain General Election Campaign Organization, Connecticut
updated February 21, 2009

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Regional Headquarters: 250 Commercial St., Suite 3007, Manchester, NH 03101
Regional Campaign Manager, Northeast (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT ) Jim Barnett
State director on McCain's NH primary campaign (succeeded Jim Martin, the McCain's first NH campaign manager, after he was dismissed on May 11, 2007.  Barnett earlier served as the campaign's New England regional director, first reported by The Associated Press on Nov. 16, 2006)  Chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, elected May 2003, served through late Nov. 2006.  Deputy campaign manager on Jim Douglas' successful 2002 campaign for governor of Vermont, then worked on Gov. Douglas' senior staff.  Deputy Associate Director in the Presidential Personnel Office.  Worked at the RNC during the 1998 and 2000 cycles.

Connecticut Republican Party 
Christopher C. Healy
(elected in Jan. 2007 to fill an unexpired term; elected to a full term on June 26, 2007)  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons' 2006 re-election campaign, lost to Joe Courtney by just 83 votes. Managed Sen. John McCain's Republican primary victory in Connecticut in 2000. Connecticut director for the Bob Dole for President campaign in 1996.  Healy has also worked as a congressional press secretary, mayoral aide and newspaper reporter.  B.A. from from Denision University. 

Executive Director
Heath W. Fahle
(promoted to executive director in July 2007; started at the party as political director).  Field director on U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons' 2006 re-election campaign, lost to Joe Courtney by just 83 votes.  Temporary employee to U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons.  Managed the Chris Saxman for Delegate campaign in Virginia's 20th District, 2005.  Graduate of the University of Connecticut, 2005.  While in school, Fahle interned at the NRCC, worked on the successful re-election campaign of U.S. Rep Rob Simmons (CT-2) 2004 re-election campaign and worked in the office of Gov. M. Jodi Rell in spring 2005.

Finance Director
Liz Stafford
Deputy finance director on Gov. M. Jodi Rell's re-election campaign, 2006-07.  B.A. in philosophy and political science from Fordham University, 2004.

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