Obama General Election Campaign Organization, Rhode Island
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|  321 South Main Street, Suite 101  |  Providence, RI  02903      ...grand opening Sept. 19, 2008
State Director
State Rep. Ray Sullivan
(announced Aug. 7, 2008Elected state representative from Coventry in Nov. 2004.  Taking leave from position as communications director for the Rhode Island Democratic Party; started in that role in May 2007.  Project coordinator for the Providence Community Health Centers, director of legislative and government affairs for Lt. Gov. Charles Fogarty, communications director for the York for Governor Campaign, and press secretary for the Rhode Island Secretary of State.

Field Organizers:
Devin Driscoll - Graduated from Providence College in May 2008, and served for the previous 18 months as chairman of the College Democrats of Rhode Island (CDRI).  Deputy state director of RI Students for Barack Obama since May 2007.

Jeff Partridge
- Before starting on the campaign in Aug. 2008, Partridge worked for four months as a canvass director for the Fund for Public Interest Research.  Canvass director/head organizer for ACORN, 2006-07.  Field manager for Clean Water Action, 2002-05.  Degree in history, environmental sciences from University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2003.

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Rhode Island Democratic Party  |  249 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 202  |  Pawtucket, RI  02860   401.721.9900   >
William J. Lynch, Esq.
(since 1998)  Partner at McIntyre Tate & Lynch LLP in Providence since 1992.  Attorney/partner at Blais, Cunningham & Crowe, Chester, 1984-92.  Director of Consumer Protection in the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General, 1983-84.  J.D. from Suffolk University Law School, 1982.  B.A. in political science from Brandeis University, 1979.

Executive Director
Timothy Grilo
(since Nov. 2006)  Started at the party in Sept. 2005 as political director.  A legislative assistant for House Speaker William J. Murphy.  Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Rhode Island.

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