Barack Obama-Organization, Tennessee
updated February 27, 2008

OBAMA FOR AMERICA (announced Feb. 10, 2007)

Headquarters: 1940 Airline Drive, Nashville, TN 37210  615-250-7838   ...grand opening Dec. 17, 2007
State Director Rohan Patel
Previously directed Rural America/Agriculture, Environmental/Energy and Young Professional outreach and served as Polk County political director on Obama's Iowa Caucus campaign (started on the campaign in Jan. 2007).  Previously served as an events director for Gov. Chet Culver’s Inaugural Committee.  Worked on the Iowa State Senate campaign initially on the finance team and then in the field for Sen. Herman Quirmbach.  Worked on Sen. Evan Bayh’s AllAmerica PAC in 2006 in Washington, DC and Des Moines.  Graduate of Northwestern University.
Political Director Bob Tuke
Partner at Trauger & Tuke, a Nashville law firm.  Recently completed a term as Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party.  B.A. from University of Virginia, 1969; and J.D. from Vanderbilt University, 1976.  Active duty Marine officer from 1969-73 and served in Vietnam.
State Coordinator/Field Director Jennifer Buck Wallace


Steve Chasse
Outreach director on Obama's Iowa Caucus campaign.  On AFSCME Iowa's political staff in 2005-06.  Field organizer on Kerry's Iowa caucus campaign, then ran Kerry's Green Bay office during the Feb. 17 Wisconsin primary campaign, and in the general election he was a regional field director on Iowa Victory 2004 (Cedar, Johnson, Louisa, Muscatine, Washington counties).  Formerly worked as a tech consultant in Boston.
Spokeswoman Katherine Lyons
Deputy press secretary on Obama's NH Primary campaign.  Finance assistant at Angelides 2006 gubernatorial campaign in California.  Policy assistant at Dewey Square Group.  Graduate of UC Berkeley.

Field Offices
Knoxville - 2719 Magnolia Ave. (corner of Cherry & Magnolia), Knoxville, TN 37914    865-973-6867

Memphis - 5026 Park Avenue (Eastgate Shopping Center), Memphis, TN 38111   901-761-5565

State Leadership Committee (announced Jan. 4, 2008)
Congressman Jim Cooper (Nashville)
House Speaker Pro Tempore Lois DeBerry (Memphis)
State Rep. Brenda Gilmore (Jackson)
State Rep. Johnny Shaw (Bolivar)
Metro Councilman at-large Megan Barry
Metro Councilman at-large Jerry Maynard
Metro Councilman Walter Hunt
Metro Councilman Lonell Matthews Jr.
Metro Councilman Vivian Wilhoite
Knoxville City Councilman Chris Woodhull
Former Metro Councilman Don Majors
Former Metro Councilman Jamie Isabel

More Endorsements
Congressman Steve Cohen (Memphis)  (Feb. 4, 2008)
Pastor Keith Norman (Memphis)  (Feb. 4, 2008)

Knoxville News-Sentinel (Feb. 3, 2008)
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