McCain General Election Regional Campaign Organization, North Mountain -
updated March 3, 2009

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North Mountain Regional Headquarters: 678 Transfer Road St. Paul, MN 55114  
Regional Campaign Manager, North Mountain (MN, ND, SD, MT, WY, ID) Ben Golnik
Golnik served as the campaign's Midwest regional political director before the July 2007 restructuring.  Executive director of the Minnesota Republican Party starting in Jan. 2006 after serving as the party's political director starting in April 2005.  Campaign manager for congressional candidate Brian Hamel in Maine's 2nd CD.  Executive director of the Vermont Republican Party, started March 2003.  Legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo.  Studied in Russia through a State Department fellowship.  2000 graduate of Middlebury College.

Deputy Regional Campaign Manager Mark Giga
Director of outreach at the Taxpayer's League of Minnesota, 2004-June 2008.  U.S. Marine Corps military police/infantry, 2001-04.  University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2001.
Communications Director Tom Steward
(July 2008)  Previously communications director for Sen. Norm Coleman starting March 2003.  Co-founder of Honest to God! Media, 2002.  V.P. for production, executiver producer at Tremendous! Entertainment, 1997-2001.  Reporter at WCCO-TV, 1987-96.  Reporter at KDKA-TV, 1986.  Reporter/producer at KSTP-TV, 1981-86.

Coalitions Director Ben Zierke
Graduate of Augustana College, 2007.

E-campaign Director Davin Fischer
(June 2008)  Communications staffer on Sen. Norm Coleman's (R-MN) re-election effort, with an emphasis on new media.  Field staffer on Mark Green for Governor campaign in Wisconsin, 2006.  Campaign manager on Bucher for Attorney General campaign in 2006.  Contracting project at Fannie Mae.  B.A. in English and Government from Georgetown University, 2005.

?Regional Events Director

RCM Desk Coordinator, North Mountain (based in VA HQ)

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