Barack Obama-Organization, Maine
revised June 14, 2008

OBAMA FOR AMERICA (announced Feb. 10, 2007)

Headquarters: 1 City Center, Portland, ME 04101
State Director Rob Hill
State field director on Obama's NH Primary campaign.  Directed Montana Democrats' 2006 Coordinated Campaign.  Field director for Carry Oregon (2004 Oregon Democratic Coordinated Campaign); field organizer in Waterloo on Kerry's Iowa caucus campaign.  Field organizer and then field director on Sen. Max Baucus' 2002 re-election campaign.  Worked as an environmental organizer with the PIRGs, first in Georgia and then in New Jersey.  Graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in history.

Newspaper Endorsement
Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram  (01/06/08...before the NH Primary)

Obama for ME (volunteer effort, started about a year before the caucuses)
Steering Committee
Chair Bob Monks - prominent real estate developer.  Founder and active partner in numerous real estate entities including Monks O’Neil Development, Dirigo Mangement Co., The Eagle Point Companies, The Signal Group, Northland Enterprises, New England Workforce Housing, Headwater Capital Management,Headwater Retail, and Spencer Monks Development.

post caucuses
Maine Democratic Party Chairman John Knutson (pledged on Feb. 7, 2008 to support winner of the caucuses)
Congressman Tom Allen (announced  May 12, 2008)
Gwethalyn Phillips of Bangor (unpledged add-on, June 1, 2008)

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