revised January 27, 2009
OBAMA FOR AMERICA
Headquarters: 816 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512 476 2008
(announced Feb. 6,
Chief of staff to Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez (D-TX). National
field director at the DCCC. Communications director for
Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX) and president of the Congressional Hispanic
Association. Took leave from those roles during the fall 2004
to serve as base vote director (Hispanic) on the New Mexico Democratic
Coordinated Campaign, based out of Santa Fe office. B.S. in
science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
(announced Feb. 6,
Previously served as Obama's Georgia state director for the Feb. 5
campaign and earlier as the campaign's deputy political director in
National training director for EMILY's List during the 2006
Deputy political director of NARAL Pro-Choice America during the 2004
cycle. PAC coordinator at the AFL-CIO during the 2002 election
Message and polling coordinator at the DNC. Gilkey has worked on
several campaigns, including Diane E. Watson for Congress (CA-32) and
Kirk for U.S. Senate in Texas. First job out of college was
assistant at EMILY's List. Graduate of Howard University.
native. [Note. As national training director for EMILY's List,
Gilkey collaborated with Obama's Leadership PAC, Hopefund, to launch
We Can" -- a training program for young African American and Hispanic
(announced Feb. 6,
Previously served as communications director on Obama's Iowa caucus
Communications director on Tom Vilsack's presidential campaign (started
Dec. 13, 2006). Communications director for Jim Davis' 2006
for governor in Florida. In 2003-05, Earnest worked in the
department at the DNC serving as regional media director in the 2004
and as press secretary in 2005 and early 2006. Communications
for Rep. Marion Berry (D-AR); he was Berry's deputy campaign manager
his successful 2002 re-election campaign. Media assistant at
Before moving to Washington, DC, Earnest worked in the Houston office
Varoga & Rice (now known as Varoga, Rice & Shalett) as an
executive. Graduate of Rice University, 1997.
Deputy press secretary on
Iowa caucus campaign, then worked communications on the Nevada and
campaigns. Sen. Ted Kennedy’s deputy press secretary in
DC. During the 2004 campaign, she worked as a press assistant on
Missouri Gov. Bob Holden's re-election campaign, then as a press
on Missouri Victory 2004, the Democratic Coordinated Campaign, and
was dispatched to Ohio. Graduate of the University of
double majored in political science and communications.
Director of new media on
Iowa caucus campaign, then communications director on the campaign in
Worked at the Minnesota DFL for nearly two years, serving as acting
director and earlier, during the 2006 cycle, as deputy communications
Legislative aide to Minnesota Senate Majority Leader in 2005.
organizer on Tom Daschle’s 2004 campaign after working field for Kerry
during the primaries. Worked in communications office of national
juvenile justice non-profit from 2001-04. Graduate of The George
Washington University. Native of Minnesota.
In Fall 2004 Shapiro
as a regional press person at the DNC and was deployed to Nevada for
close of the campaign. Worked at Deveney Communication.
of Tulane University.
(announced Feb. 6,
Previously served as caucus director on Obama's Iowa caucus
Coordinated Campaign director in Minnesota during the 2006 midterm
Field director on Sen. Tom Daschle's 2004 re-election campaign.
Iowa regional field director for Sen. John Edwards’ Iowa caucus
(announced May 2003). A regional field director for the Louisiana
Democratic Party during Sen. Mary Landrieu's 2002 run-off
A regional field director for the South Dakota Democratic Party during
Sen. Tim Johnson's 2002 re-election campaign. Has also served as
a research assistant and staff assistant in Johnson's Senate office.
campaign's Western region field director in Chicago then served as
field director in California.
for Wake Up Wal-Mart. Organizer in the 'Anti-War in Iraq'
in San Francisco, CA. Co-founded Hoi-Polloi, "a people’s
created by a small group of conscientious thinkers striving for world
Campaign manager on Jay Fetcher's 2004 state Senate campaign in
Des Moines organizer on Howard Dean's Iowa caucus campaign.
of the University of Washington, 1998.
A regional field director
the Nevada caucus campaign. Experience includes deputy executive
of the Tahoe-Baikal Institute. Studied ecoregional environmental
management in Madagascar as a Fulbright scholar. B.A. from
(Charleston) regional field director for the campaign in South
Carolina. Campaign manager on Colleen Condon's July 19, 2005
special election race for county council in Charleston, SC.
Central Iowa regional field director for Obama's Iowa caucus
campaign. Worked on Virginia Victory
helping to elect Tim Kaine governor. Oregon City field organizer
on Carry Oregon (the 2004 Oregon Democratic Coordinated Campaign).
Keene regional field director for
Obama's New Hampshire primary campaign. Deputy
field director for John Tester’s U.S Senate campaign in Montana in
She has also worked for Alliance for Justice. Native of Oregon.
regional field director for the Nevada caucus campaign.
Field director on the Nevada caucus campaign. In 2006
Moffo served as
consultant for the DCCC, and briefly as field director on Tom Suozzi's
2006 campaign for governor in New York. Strategic planning role
organizing and targeting for field and paid voter contact) on Jon
2005 campaign for governor in New Jersey. In the 2003-04 cycle,
was a field staffer on Kerry's Iowa caucus campaign in the Sioux City
then field director on the Feb. 3 Delaware primary campaign, for the
14 Washington, DC caucuses, and for the March 9 Louisiana primary; in
general election he was field director for the Arizona Democratic
Campaign; and finally he served as a field consultant on the Christine
Gregoire for Governor re-count team. Graduate of Boston
Waterloo regional field director for Obama's Iowa caucus
campaign. Worked on Virginia Victory
helping to elect Tim Kaine governor.
field director for Obama's South Carolina primary campaign.
Bay area regional field director for the California primary
campaign. Lead singer for the San
indie band Every Move a Picture. Has worked for MoveOn.org and
Republican Brooks Firestone's campaign for state legislature in Santa
Degree in political science.
previously served as the campaign's
Colorado state director and earlier as its Northeast regional field
director in Chicago. In 2006 he was executive
director of Colorado Senate Majority, a 527 organization that worked to
build Democrats' majority in the state Senate. Worked several
for AFSCME, starting as an organizer, then Nevada political director
finally Colorado political director. Field director on state Sen.
Richard Romero's 2002 congressional campaign against Rep. Heather
in NM's 1st CD. Youth coordinator on the Gore-Lieberman campaign
in New Mexico in Fall of 2000. Bachelor's degree in political
from the University of New Mexico, 2001. From New Mexico.
Note: The campaign
in Texas did not end with the March 4 presidential primary/caucuses;
Mike Moffo and Katie Ingebretsen served as co-field directors for the
March 29 county conventions.
Manager for the City of Berkeley, CA starting in 1996. In 2004 he
co-founded Map the Vote. Experience in community, labor and
organizing, negotiations, and campaigns. National field director
for Earth Day in 1990. B.A. in political science from Brown
J.D. from Northeastern University, and M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard University.
Amarillo - 118 B SW 6th Ave.,
Austin-Dobie - 2025 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78705
Austin-East - 1309 Rosewood,
Brownsville - 305 East Elizabeth
Street, Brownsville, TX
Corpus Christi - 1318 S. Staples
St., Corpus Christi, TX
Dallas - 1409 S. Lamar St.,
011, Dallas, TX 75215
Dallas - 2612 Main Street,
Edinburg - 405 W. Owassa Rd.,
El Paso - Trowbridge Plaza, 5750
Trowbridge Drive, El Paso, TX 79925
Fort Bend - 13100 Southwest
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Fort Worth - East - 6322
Stair Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76112
Fort Worth - North - 2511 Rodeo
Plaza-B, Fort Worth, TX 76106
Galveston - 2028 Broadway St.,
Houston - 3710 Travis, Houston,
Houston - 1213 Hermann Dr Suite
185, Houston, TX 77004
League City - 1001 South FM,
City, TX 77573
McAllen - 4510 N. 10th St.,
170, McAllen, TX 78504
Midland - 1707 W. Wall Street,
San Antonio - 309 Third St., San
Antonio, TX .
San Antonio - West Commerce
- 2935 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207
San Antonio - 10415 Perrin
Road, San Antonio, TX 78217
Tyler - 610 WSW Loop 323, Tyler,
UT - Pan American - 1900 W.
Suite 7, Edinburg, TX 78539
Waco - 1818 Columbus Avenue,
U.S. Rep. Al Green
(CD-9, southwest Houston and Missouri City) (see
example the Houston Chronicle June 26, 2007)
U.S. Rep. Eddie
Bernice Johnson (CD-30, Dallas) (approx. Feb. 6,
previously backed former Sen. John Edwards)
U.S. Rep. Chet
(CD-17, suburbs of Fort Worth, through Waco to the Bryan/College
Station area) (Feb. 18, 2008)
U.S. Rep. Lloyd
Doggett (CD-25, Austin) (Feb. 20, 2008)
Ellis (District 13-Houston)
Texas House Democratic Leader Jim
57-Waco) (announced Feb. 14, 2008; previously
former Sen. John Edwards)
State Rep. Rafael Anchia (District
Feb. 7, 2008 Dallas Morning News)
State Rep. Yvonne
Davis (District 111-Dallas) (Feb. 29, 2008...is
State Rep. Jessica
Farrar (District 148-Houston) (March 1, 2008)
State Rep. Juan
Garcia (District 32-Portland)
State Rep. Dora
Olivo (District 27-Missouri City)
State Rep. Mark
Strama (District 50-Austin)
State Rep. Senfronia Thompson (District
141-Houston) (Feb. 28, 2008, switched from
Austin Mayor Will Wynn (Feb.
former Texas Agriculture Commissioner,
syndicated columnist and national radio commentator Jim Hightower (Feb.
former Gov. Mark White (Feb.
served as Governor from
1983-87; previously Texas Attorney General and Texas Secretary of State
Ron Kirk (key early endorsement; see for example Feb.
Dallas Morning News)
Texas Democratic Party Vice Chair Roy
Brooks (March 4, 2008...is a superdelegate)
Dallas Cowboys' Emmitt Smith
Dallas Morning News
(12/23/07 and 02/07/08)
El Paso Times
(Texas' seven largest
Burnt Orange Report
Unofficial - Obama
Texas Democratic Party chairman Boyd
and Democratic National Committee member Betty Richie (announced May 30, 2008)
superdelegate John Patrick - member
of the United Steelworkers (USW) as
well as a Vice President of the Texas AFL/CIO (announced May 1, 2008).
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