Obama General Election Campaign Organization, New Jersey
revised April 14, 2009  disclaimer

Obama for America 

State Director Tricia Mueller
(late July 2008)  Leave of absence from position as political director of the New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters since 2000.  Graduate of The College of New Jersey, 1999.  Camden native.

Political Director Pablo Fonseca
(Sept. 1, 2008)  Leave of absence from position as chief of staff to Newark Mayor Cory Booker.

Communications Director Andrew Poag
Leave of absence from position as a spokesman for Gov. Jon Corzine.  Communications director for ACT WV, 2004.  Spokesperson on Gov. Ronnie Musgrove's 2003 campaign in Mississippi.  Assistant to the chief of staff in Sen. Robert Torricelli's (D-NJ) office.  Graduate of Muhlenberg College, 2001.

New Media Director Janice Laurente
At Dittus Communications.  Deputy press secretary to Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 2003-05.

Note: Bob Decheine, chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman, was announced as senior advisor but that did not happen.

Campaign for Change  29 Emmons Rd., Suite C-80, Princeton, NJ   ...opened Sept. 20, 2008
General Election Director
Jocelyn Woodards
Director of Camp Obama.  Chicago political strategist/community organizer.  A regional desk (AR, LA, VA) at the DNC in Fall 2004.  Served briefly as national field director on Carol Mosely Braun for President, March-May 2003.   In 2000 Woodards was deputy director of the Florida Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Deputy director of the Office of Voter Participation at the DNC, 1995-97.

Field Director
Tim Del Monico
On leave from his position as a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, where he started in Feb. 2005.  Campaign manager on Kathleen Falk for Attorney General campaign in Wisconsin, Fall 2006.  Field organizer on John Kerry for President starting on the Iowa caucus campaign in the Ottumwa office, and later serving as deputy Southern California field director.  Worked on the 2002 New Jersey Coordinated Campaign/Lautenberg for Senate (Passaic County).  Has also worked for U.S. Sen. Bob Torricelli and as legislative director for Assemblyman Peter Eagler.  Graduate of Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Deputy Field Director
Julie Diaz
One of the founders of the grassroots NJforObama group back in Jan. 2007.  Perth Amboy resident.

Regional Field Director North
Mario Bonifacio
Field organizer in Iowa, later worked in Chicago headquarters and as regional GOTV coordinator on the North Carolina primary campaign.  Veteran; served as an Army captain in Iraq.  Graduate of UC Berkeley.  Bonifacio is a Filipino American from California.

Regional Field Director South
Adam Goldfarb
Yale Law student.  Started as a summer intern with Obama's policy team in Chicago, then worked as a regional director on the New Jersey primary campaign.

Voter File Manager
David Parano
Has worked for three U.S. Senators from New Jersey, most recently as constituent services representative to Sen. Bob Menendez, as assistant for Military, Veterans, Postal and Labor Affairs to Sen. Jon Corzine, 2003-early 2006, and as a constituent services officer for Sen. Robert Torricelli, 2000-03.

Director of Operations
Liz Duthie

GOTV Director
Hiver Ambroise
Experience includes chief of staff to NJ State Sen. Raymond Lesniak.  Graduate of Kean University, 2001.

Voter Protection Coordinator
Tiffany Williams


Brick - 254 Brick Blvd., Brick

Cherry Hill - 2240-15 Route 70 West, Cherry Hill
(in Garden State Pavillion)

Egg Harbor - 6716 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor

Fanwood - 256 South Avenue, Fanwood

Flemington - 155 Main St, Flemington

Hackensack - 36 Bergen St., 2nd Floor, Hackensack

Hoboken - 12 Hudson Place, Room 103, Hoboken

Long Branch - 495 Broadway, Longbranch

Martinsville - 1910 Washington Valley Rd., Martinsville

Metuchen - 231 Bridge St., Metuchen

Mount Laurel - 7000 Atrium Way, Suite 7, Mount Laurel

Toms River - 600 Mule Rd., Unit 17, Toms River

Trenton - 130 West State St, Trenton

Trenton/Lawrenceville - 658 Whitehead Rd., Lawrenceville

West Paterson - 668 McBride Ave., West Paterson

Coordinated Campaign
Coordinated Campaign Director
Mike Muller
(announced July 17, 2008)  Associate executive director of the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office since 2002.  Campaign director (day to day) on Hillary Clinton for President New Jersey campaign.  From Mount Laurel.

Deputy Field Director
Geoffrey Borshof
(July 2008) Earlier served several months as 12th CD field director on Lautenberg for Senate.  Statewide volunteer director on Hillary Clinton for President.  12th CD field director on the Coordinated Campaign, 2007.  Masters in literature from Montclair State University, 2005.  Undergraduate degree from Rutgers, 2001.

New Jersey State Democratic Committee
  |  194-196 West State Street  |  Trenton, NJ 08608   609-392-DEMS (3367)     >
Assemblyman Joseph Cryan
(elected Feb. 25, 2006)  Elected to the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 20th Legislative District, in 2002.  Previously a corporate manager with ITT Avionics.

Executive Director Robert Asaro-Angelo
(Jan. 2007)  Political director for the Laborers' Union in New York.  A political representative for AFSCME in Washington, DC.  Master's degree in public policy from Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute.  Undergraduate degree from Boston University, 1997.

Communications Director
Richard McGrath
(since 2002)  Communications director on James E. McGreevey's successful 2001 campaign for governor.  Director of communications to Sen. Robert Torricelli, 1999-2001.  Director of communications for the Democratic Governors' Association, 1999.  Director of communications for Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, 1998.  Director of communications on James E. McGreevey's 1997 campaign for governor, a narrow loss to Gov. Whitman.  Director of communications for the New Jersey Treasury Department, 1991-93.  Communications staffer for the New Jersey Senate Democratic Majority, 1985-91.  Media analyst at Young & Rubicam Advertising, 1982-85.  B.A. from Rutgers, 1981.

Voter File Manager
"Data" Dan Dollbaum

Information Technology Director
Michael Giglio

Finance Director
Kelly Maer
Worked in the administration of Gov. Codey, and earlier did fundraising for him.

Peter Nichols, Liz Berry, Roberto Frugone

Administrative Team
Carmen Brown, Margaret Martin

DNC 50-State Strategy Team
Constantina Meis, Jorge Santos

Senior Advisor
Troy Singleton
Director of planning and policy at the New Jersey Regional Council of Carpenters since Jan. 2007. Deputy executive director of the State Assembly Majority office, 2006-07.  Chief of staff in Speaker Joe Roberts' Trenton office, 2002-07.  B.S. in business administration from Rowan University, 1997.

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