McCain General Election Campaign Organization, North Carolina
revised March 2, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008 
Regional Headquarters:  420 E. Jefferson Street 3rd Floor Tallahassee, FL  32301
Regional Campaign Manager (Southeast - AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC and TN) Buzz Jacobs
Initially the campaign's Southern regional political director, then, following the July 2007 shakeup, state director for McCain's South Carolina primary campaign and worked on the Florida primary campaign. Director of immigration security policy on the White House Homeland Security Council, 2004-07.  Office of strategic planning at the FBI, 2002-04.  M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, 2002.  B.S. in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama, 1998.

State Chairs, NC Women for McCain-Palin - Martha Jenkins, Dr. Linda Petrou

Victory 2008
Russell Peck
(announced July 31, 2008)  Organizational director and political director for John McCain 2008 in Florida, Jan.-July 2007.  In 2005-06 worked for the RNC as Florida director of voter registration and statewide field director; has also worked for the Republican Party of Florida.  B.S. in finance from Florida State University.

Asheville - 16 Regent Park Blvd, Suite I, Asheville, NC 28806  

Boone - 149 Meadowview Drive, Boone, NC 28607  

Charlotte - 1515 Mockingbird Lane, Suite 218, Charlotte, NC 28209  

Cornelius - 8301-17 Magnolia State Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031  

Durham - 4600 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham, NC 27707  

Fayetteville - 201 S. McPherson Church Road, Suite 204, Fayetteville, NC 28303  

Gastonia - 224 South New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28055  

Goldsboro - 147 South Center Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530

Greensboro / High Point - 3800 Tinsley Road, Suite 103, High Point, NC 27265  

Greenville - 103B Commerce Street, Greenville, NC 27858  

Hickory - 1899 Tate Blvd. SE, Suite 1105, Hickory, NC 28602 

Jacksonville - 487 Western Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28540 

Laurinburg - 684 Highway 401 North, Laurinburg, NC 28352

Raleigh - 1506 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27605 

Rocky Mount - 1826 Sunset Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Salisbury - 100 West Innes Street, Salisbury, NC 28144

Wilmington - 3145 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403  

Winston-Salem - 2110 Cloverdale Ave. Suite D, Winston Salem, NC 27103  

North Carolina Republican Party  |  1506 Hillsborough St.  |  Raleigh, NC, 27605  919 828-6423  >
Linda Daves
(elected chair in Dec. 2006)  Vice chairman of the party, 1999-2005; earlier served four years as chairman and two years as vice chairman of the Mecklenburg County Republican Party .  Manages rental properties in Charlotte.  Vice president of a family owned textile business for fourteen years.  Taught junior and senior high school for six years after college.  Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Executive Director
Chris McClure
(joined the NCGOP on Oct. 1, 2007 as chief of staff)  Previously finance director of McHenry for Congress.  Served on the staff of the NCGOP, first as House campaign director, then as executive dDirector of the Victory 2006 program.  Political director for the Cobey for Governor campaign and the Joe Knott for Attorney General campaign.  Coordinator of communications and government relations for the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA).  B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Originally from Clyde, NC.

Communications Director/Assistant Legal Counsel
Brent Woodcox
(joined the NCGOP in June 2007)  Worked as an intern with Justice Paul Newby of the North Carolina Supreme Court and served as an intern on the 2004 gubernatorial campaign of former NCGOP Chairman Bill Cobey.  2007 graduate of Duke University School of Law; undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2004.  Born and raised in Louisville, KY.

Political Director
M. Jillian DeCamp
(with the NCGOP since July 2005; started as an intern, then part time accounting assitant)  Degree in political science from North Carolina State University. 

Member Relations Director
Ladd Lesh
(joined the NCGOP in Feb. 2008) A graduate of Grove City College, political science and history. Legislative assistant for Congressman Joe Pitts (PA-16) on Capitol Hill.  Served on the State House campaign of Hal Jordan during the 2006 election.  Raised in Charlotte.

Finance Director
Todd Batchelor
(joined the NCGOP in Aug. 2006)  2004 Republican nominee for Congress in North Carolina’s 4th CD.  worked as a bid administrator for a national correctional supplier.  B.A. in communication from UNC-Wilmington, 1996.  Served in the U.S. Navy from 1989-93.  Native of Raleigh.

Accounting Director
Karen Langham
(Joined the NCGOP staff in April 1998 as the accounting director)  She has held positions as an accountant, financial analyst, and internal auditor for various oil companies throughout the United States; moved to Raleigh in 1996.  B.A. in business administration from Whittier College, Whittier, CA.  She also completed management courses at the University of California, Irvine.

Wanda Stivers
(joined the NCGOP in Sept. 2001)  Originally from Memphis, TN.

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