Obama General Election Campaign Organization, Alaska
revised April 14, 2009  disclaimer

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Note this is before Sen. McCain's selection of Gov. Palin.
State Director Kat Pustay
State director for Obama's Alaska caucus campaign after initially serving as political/press director.  Legislative aide for state Sen. Bill Wielechowski.  Experience also includes associate for Defenders of Wildlife.

Communications Director Jeff Giertz
On leave from position as communications director for U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (IA); served as spokesman on Braley's successful 2006 campaign.  Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005.     ...to Nevada

Campaign for Change
General Election Director Pat DeTemple
Various positions with Obama for America during the primaries.  Geographic Information Systems Manager for the City of Berkeley, CA, 1996-2006.  In 2004 he co-founded Map the Vote.  Experience in community, labor and political organizing, negotiations, and campaigns.  National field director for Earth Day in 1990.  M.P.A. from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, 1988.  J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, 1981.  B.A. in political science from Brown University, 1974.

Field Director Dan Correa

Anchorage - 2513 Fairbanks St., Anchorage, AK  99503  (907) 677-1532    ...grand opening July 8, 2008

Anchorage - 1015 W. 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK   ...grand opening Aug. 13, 2008

Fairbanks - 3352 College Road, 2nd Floor (Denali Building), Fairbanks, AK 99709  ...opening July 23, 2008
Juneau - 431 N. Franklin Street, #301, Juneau, AK 99801   ...opening July 23, 2008

- 268 E. Fireweed Avenue, Suite 5, Palmer, AK  99645   ...opening July 23, 2008

Alaska Democratic Party 
| 2602 Fairbanks Street | Anchorage, AK 99503-2428    (907) 258-3050   >
Patti Higgins
(assumed the position of ADP chair in summer 2007 and elected Feb. 5, 2008; previously served as ADP vice-chair for four years)  Currently a Realtor® and treasurer of a local Community Council.  Served on the Anchorage School Board in the mid 1990's.  A former vice-president of the AK State PTA; president of Wendler PTSA, Montessori Elementary, and Bartlett Democratic Club; also a former president and the current webmaster for the Alaska Women¹s Political Caucus.  Campaign experience includes running for Alaska State Senate and running the successful Assembly campaign for Melinda Taylor.  B.Ed. from University of Alaska.  Raised on Army bases from Ft. Bragg, NC to Ft. Richardson, AK. 

First Vice Chair Blake Johnson (Kenai)        Secretary Carolyn Covington (Palmer)        Treasurer Ron Rivas (Anchorage)        Past State Chair Jake Metcalfe
National Committee Members: John Davies (Fairbanks) and Cindy Spanyers (Juneau)

Executive Director
Mike Coumbe
(since January 2005)  Coumbe has worked in the governor’s office and for the legislature, and has been involved through the years in campaigns to elect Democrats to local, legislative and statewide offices.  In 2004, he was the state party's Legislative Coordinated Campaign Director.

Coordinated Campaign Director/Communications Director
Kay Brown
President of Kay Brown Communications from 1996-2005; worked with non-profit, corporate and political clients developing and implementing communication strategies.  A former state Representative, Brown served in the Alaska House of Representatives for ten years, 1987-96.  The State of Alaska's Director of Oil and Gas, 1982-86.  She also has worked as a journalist, technology consultant and legislative aide.

Technology Director
Angel Bunger
(started Dec. 2005)  Is also a partner of Earth Bed & Breakfast in Anchorage since mid-2005.  Voter file manager on Knowles for U.S. Senate, 2004.  Voter file manager for the Alaska Democratic Party, 1996-2000.

Legislative Campaign Director Heather Beaty

Fairbanks Mayor Jim Whitaker, a Republican, has endorsed Obama. (reported Aug. 12, 2008)

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