revised June 20, 2008
OBAMA FOR AMERICA
Headquarters: 1201 N. Orange Street, Suite 900,
...officially opened Jan. 19, 2008
Oversaw veterans, seniors
labor outreach in the political department on Obama's NH primary
Came to the campaign from Washington, DC where he was associate at
& Daniels LLP. Campaign experience includes Dorothy Brown for
Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court, 2000; Bill Bradley for
1999–2000; and Glenn Poshard for Governor of Illinois, 1998. J.D.
from Georgetown University Law Center, 2004. B.A. from University
of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1997.
Oversaw faith, progressives, people
of color and GLBT outreach in the political department on Obama's NH primary camapign. San Francisco activist.
For much of 2006 Derse worked
as field director for PowerPAC; coordinating with grassroots
in Southern California to help them increase voter turnout.
for the Alliance for a Better California, a labor-backed organization
to oppose Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Nov. 2005 ballot
Managed Ross Mirkarimi's successful 2004 campaign for San Francisco
Youth empowerment coordinator for the San Francisco Youth Commission
three years. Degree in urban studies at Macalester College,
From Slinger, WI.
from his position as legislative director in Obama's Senate
office. Deputy chief counsel for the Democratic
staff of the House Government Reform Committee (Rep. Henry Waxman),
1997-2005. Served as special advisor for communications to
Kerry-Edwards '04. Worked as a litigator at a D.C. law firm and a
law clerk to a federal court of appeals judge. Graduate of
Princeton University and Harvard Law School, where he was a classmate
Former FEC attorney. Graduate of Harvard Law School, 2002.
Mid-Atlantic finance director. Graduate of
Williams College, 2005.
Treasurer Jack Markell (Jan.
7, 2008; first statewide official to endorse)
Matthew Denn (Jan. 7, 2008)
Council President Ted Blunt (Jan. 7, 2008)
Council Members Samuel Prado and Stephanie Bolden
Delaware Women for Obama steering
state Rep. Valerie Longhurst
former Delaware Secretary of Labor Lisa
state Rep. Theresa Schooley of Newark
philanthropist Linda Gilliam.
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