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

Obama for America  

State Director Toby McGrath
(started early July 2008)  Comes to the campaign from position as chief of staff to Maine House Speaker Glenn Cummings, D-Portland.  In 2004 he served as House Caucus Director.  "He has worked on various campaign efforts in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts."
Communications Director
Jessica Santillo
(announced July 16, 2008)  Served on the Hillary Clinton for President communications team in several states, including Iowa, Colorado (communications director), Texas, and West Virginia (communications director).  In 2006 Santillo served as spokesperson for Tim Mahoney for Congress in Florida.

New Media Director
Elizabeth Meckes
Interactive account manager/associate producer and copy writer at Captains of Industry. 

Campaign for Change
Field Director
Ronnie Cho
(announced July 16, 2008)  Started on the Obama campaign in March 2007 as a field organizer in Iowa and continued on in Arizona, Texas and Indiana.  Field staffer for the Arizona Democratic Party in 2006.  Field organizer in Dubuque on the 2004 Iowa Coordinated Campaign.  B.S. in political science from Arizona State University, 2006.

Regional Field Directors
Bangor - Ryan Lynch 2nd CD
Portland - Meredith Turner 1st CD
Lewiston/Auburn - Ben Tate  2nd CD

Field Organizers: Ashley Ammons, Christian Coombs, Sarah Cramer, Lacy Ettehad, Nolan Fox, Leah Kirk (Bangor), Charlie Longo (Machias), Matthew Martin, Megan McNees,  Emily Miles (Bangor), Margaret Payne (University of Maine-Orno), Sarah Sibley (Belfast), Kelley Smith (Famington), Christopher Sopher (Portland), Kate Thompson (Portland).

Bangor - 73 Central Street, Bangor, ME

Belfast - 134 Church Street, Belfast, ME

Brunswick - 25 Stanwood Street, Brunswick, ME

Farmington - 231 Broadway Street, Farmington, ME

Fort Kent - 6 Page Avenue, Fort Kent, ME
Lewiston/Auburn - 1 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, ME

Portland - 1037 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

Rumford - 432 Hancock Street, Rumford, ME

Skowhegan - 165 Water Street, Skowhegan, ME

Waterville - 16 Common Street, Waterville, ME

Voter File Manager
Brett Benson

Operations Director
Anya Trundy
also at the state party

Victory 2008, the Coordinated Campaign 
550 Forest Avenue, Suite 101  |  Portland, Maine 04101   207-772-4353   1, 2
Campaign Director
Peter Chandler
(started Jan. 2008)  On leave from position as chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud.

Maine Democratic Party  |  16 Winthrop Street  |  Augusta, ME 04332  207-622-6233    >
John Knutson
(elected Aug. 12, 2007 to term that runs through Jan. 2009)  Retired businessman from Brooklin.  Hancock County party chairman.

Executive Director
Arden Manning
(since Spring 2007)  Started at the party as a regional field organizer, then served as communications director.  Graduate of the University of Southern Maine.  Winter Harbor native.

Field Director
Mark Henson
NH regional field director (Lakes and North Country) on John Edwards for President, 2007-Jan. 08.  Regional field director on the 2006 Minnesota DFL Coordinated Campaign (1st CD).  B.A. in government from Claremont McKenna College, 2004.

Communications Director
Rebecca Pollard
(started in April 2008).  Ed.M. in education policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.  Undergraduate degree from Colby College.

Director of Information Technology
Reid DeWolfe
Deputy Director of Information Techology Zach Kendrick

Finance Director
Sean MacWilliam
Deputy Finance Director Rick Redmond
Finance Assistant Erin Barnes

Claire Pomerleau

Operations Director
Anya Trundy
Started in Jan. 2008 after serving as a regional field director at the party starting in Feb. 2007.  Graduate of Bowdoin College, 2006.

Administrative Assistant
Beth Baker

House Caucus Director Kate Simmons
House Caucus Deputy Director Neil Doyle
Senate Caucus Director Chuck Quintero
Senate Caucus Deputy Director Alex Pringle

1st Congressional District
2nd Congressional District
Deputy Field Director - 1st CD  Brandon Maheu
Youth Coordinator - 1st CD  Vanessa Macoy
 Regional Field Directors:
Knox County - Chris Appel
York County - Lydia Blume
Cumberland County - Matt Grill
Lincoln & Sagadahoc Counties - Helena Herring
Kennebec County - Jon Hillier
Deputy Field Director - 2nd CD  Phil Bailey
Youth Coordinator - 2nd CD  Nicole Brown
 Regional Field Directors:
Franklin & Oxford Counties - Michelle Beaudin
Aroostook County - Jeralyn Cave
Pennobscot County - Katelyn Hartford
Piscataquis & Somerset Counties - Tansey Helmke
Androscoggin County - Nathan Libby
Hancock & Waldo Counties - Heather Martin-Zboray

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