Barack Obama-Organization, Connecticut
updated February 4, 2008

OBAMA FOR AMERICA (announced Feb. 10, 2007)
Headquarters: 99 Pratt St., Hartford, CT 06103
 
State Director David Cohen
Previously state director for Obama's Nevada caucus campaign.  Campaign manager for Jill Derby's 2006 race against Dean Heller (R) in Nevada's 2nd CD.  Earlier in the 2006 cycle, Cohen served as director of operations on Deval Patrick's gubernatorial campaign in Massachusetts.  In the 2004 cycle, he worked in New Hampshire and Tennessee on General Wes Clark's presidential campaign, and later on Tom Daschle's senatorial race in South Dakota.  Cohen is a former educator, having taught at the high school and college levels.  He is also an entrepreneur, having founded two companies and a non-profit organization the Brown University Entrepreneurship Program where he still serves as an ex-officio board member.
 
Communications Director Reid Cherlin
Previously communications director for Obama's NH Primary campaign.
 

Connecticut Leadership Council (announced Jan. 23, 2008)
State Sen. Donald E. Williams, Co-Chair
Ned Lamont, Co-Chair
 
New Haven Mayor John DeStefano
State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz
State Rep. Beth Bye
State Rep. Tom Christiano
State Rep. Charles D. Clemons
State Sen. Eric D. Coleman
State Rep. Stephen Dargan
State Rep. Kim Fawcett
State Rep. Art Feltman
State Rep. Steve Fontana
State Rep. Gerald Fox
State Rep. Henry J. Genga
State Rep. Jack Hennessy
State Rep. Ernest Hewett
State Rep. Karen Jarmoc
State Rep. Tom Kehoe
State Rep. Marie Lopez Kirkley-Bey
State Sen. Martin M. Looney
State Rep. John "Corky" Mazurek
State Rep. David McCluskey
State Rep. Douglas McCrory
State Rep. Denise W. Merrill
State Rep. Russell Morin
State Rep. Bruce Morris
State Rep. Melissa Olson
State Rep. Jim  O'Rourke
State Rep. Walter Pawelkiewicz
State Rep. Tom Reynolds
State Rep. J. Brendan Sharkey
State Rep. James F. Spallone
State Rep. William Tong
State Rep. Diana Urban
State Rep. Peter F. Villano
State Rep. Toni E. Walker
State Rep. George Wilber
State Rep. Roberta Willis
State Rep. Elissa Wright
New Haven Alderman Gina Calder
Commissioner for Planning and Zoning Ed Vargas

More Endorsements (formerly backed Sen. Chris Dodd)
Congressman John Larson (CT-1)  (Jan. 31, 2008)
Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5)  (Jan. 31, 2008)
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3)  (Feb. 2, 2008)

Newspaper Endorsements
Connecticut Post   (02/ /08)
The Day  (01/29/08)
Norwich Bulletin   (01/30/08)
Yale Daily News   (02/01/08)
 
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