2005-06 Edition --note there
are a lot of holes in the information below...last updated Dec. 20, 2006.
For a good article about
the DCCC under Rahm Emanuel's leadership see: Ryan Lizza. "Kiss the
Excerpts from Rahm Emanuel's
Nov. 8, 2006 press conference. >>
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
430 South Capitol St., SE, Washington, DC 20003
(from Jan. 9, 2005) Elected
to Congress in 2002 representing Illinois 5th CD (Northwest Chicago).
Managing director of the investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein
in Chicago, 1999-2002. A top White House advisor to President Bill
Clinton from 1993-98, first Assistant to the President for Political Affairs
and then Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy.
Director of Finance in the 1992 Presidential campaign of then-Governor
Bill Clinton. Senior advisor and chief fundraiser for Richard M.
Daley's victorious campaign for mayor of Chicago in 1989. National
campaign director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in
1988. Worked on Paul Simon's 1984 election to the U.S. Senate.
Worked for the consumer rights organization Illinois Public Action.
Master's degree in Speech and Communication from Northwestern University,
1985. Undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College, 1981.
Rahm Emanuel (IL)
(started Spring 2006)
Previously DCCC Political Director. State director for ACT Florida
in the 2004 cycle. Principal at Precision Communications, Inc., a
consulting firm in Silver Spring, MD. Managed Rep. Tammy Baldwin
of Wisconsin's winning campaign in 2002. Political Director
at the DCCC in 2000 and as worked as its West Coast Field Director.
Communications Director, then Political Director at EMILY's List.
Worked for U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for ten years including the last
two as chief of staff.
(Habershaw continued serving
as COO from 2004) "Habershaw is an expert at managing the 'business'
of politics. In her capacity as COO, she has been instrumental in
crafting the DCCC's budget and strategic planning initiatives." Came
the DCCC as Chief Financial Officer in 2001. Prior to that spent
six years at EMILY's List, the last three as Director of Finance Administration.
Several years working in the business community. Habershaw has a
degree in accounting from Bryant College and an MBA from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
(started Spring 2006)
Previously DCCC Executive Director, started Jan. 2005. Lapp has worked
in Democratic politics for over ten years. In 2003, Lapp served as
the Iowa State Director for Dick Gephardt's presidential campaign.
Lapp managed Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack's successful 2002 re-election campaign
ffter serving as Vilsack's Deputy Chief of Staff, Before moving
to Iowa, Lapp worked in congressional politics, managing the open-seat
congressional race for Kentucky Rep. Ken Lucas, thereafter serving as Lucas’
chief of staff. In 2000, Lapp directed the successful effort to take
back New York's 2nd District, electing Steve Israel to Congress.
Subsequently, Lapp served as Israel’s chief of staff. Mr. Lapp
is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor
of Arts in Foreign Affairs. He also has a Masters in Public Administration
from George Washington University.
Previously Chief of Staff to
Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) starting 2000. Wade also served as Washington
State Director for John Kerry’s presidential campaign during the 2004 caucuses
and in the general election worked on the field campaign in Colorado.
Communications and Legislative Director for Rep. Smith from 1997-2000.
Worked on Smith’s successful campaign in 1996 when he defeated GOP incumbent
Rep. Randy Tate. Graduate of the University of Puget Sound with a
degree in Politics/Government, 1996.
Director, Independent Expenditures
Previously Communications Director
for Congressman Charlie Gonzalez (D-TX) and president of the Congressional
Hispanic Staff Association. Took leave from those roles during the
fall 2004 campaign to serve as Base Vote Director (Hispanic) on the New
Mexico Democratic Coordinated Campaign, based out of Santa Fe office.
B.S. in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Partner in the Dewey Square
Group, which he founded in 1993. (General election manager at the
DNC in Fall 2004 (took over from John Sasso at the DNC in September 2004).
Started with the Kerry campaign in Nov. 2003 reviving Kerry's Iowa caucus
effort. Chief political strategist at the DNC during the 2000 general
election. During the 2000 primaries oversaw strategy and field operations
in Iowa and NH for Gore 2000. National campaign manager for Vice
President Gore in the 1996 re-election campaign. Director of the
Office of Priority Placement in the White House Office of Personnel during
the Transition to the Clinton Administration. National field director
for Clinton/Gore '92; organized Bill Clinton's win in the Florida straw
poll in Dec. 1991. Kentucky state director for the Dukakis campaign
in Fall 1988. Worked on Joe DeNucci's campaign for Massachusetts
Auditor in 1986. Worked on Kerry's 1984 U.S. Senate campaign.
Directed field operations on John Kerry's successful 1982 campaign for
Lt. Governor of Massachusetts. Graduate of Boston College.
Native of Dorchester.
Previously chief of staff to
Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY). Experience also includes legislative assistant
to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY).
Previously coordinator of the
Political Opportunity Program at EMILY’s List. Campaign manager for
South Carolina Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum’s 2002 re-election
campaign. A legislative liaison for Gov. Jim Hodges (D-SC) for four
years. B.A. in political science from the University of South Carolina.
Finance director on Steve
Israel's 2000 congressional campaign as finance director. Finance
director for Rep. Mike Forbes (D-NY). Campaign manager for Virginia
Del. Robert Hull's (D) successful re-election bid. Started political
career at the DCCC as a finance assistant. Bachelor's degree in international
relations from Connecticut College, 1997.
Experience incluces South
Florida director of the Voting is Power campaign in Fall 2004.
Political director on the
2004 Democratic Coordinated Campaign in Ohio; earlier worked a political
desk for the Kerry campaign. Worked for SEIU in Washington, DC.
A west central coordinator (Montgomery County) on the 1996 Ohio coordinated
campaign. Dayton native.
West- Akim Bergmann
Experience includes campaign
manager for Herrera for Congress in Nevada in 2002 and work at the DNC.
Christina Reynolds was most
recently the communications director for Sen. Tom Daschle's reelection
campaign. Prior to that, she served as research director during John
Edwards' presidential campaign, research director for Tim Johnson's Senate
campaign and deputy research director at the Democratic National Committee.
Reynolds graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
with a degree in journalism.
Beverly Gilyard joined the DCCC
in June 2003 to direct the Member Services Department. Prior to joining
the DCCC, she worked as a campaign manager and a field coordinator in various
political campaigns. Prior to her campaign work, she served for over
five years as the Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to Rep. Sanford
Bishop (GA-02) and for three years as part of Rep. Steny Hoyer’s (MD-5)
legislative staff. J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law
and B.A. in the dual majors of Political Science and Law & Society
from American University.
2005) Came to the DCCC from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin (IL). Served
as a Regional Communications Director on John Kerry's presidential campaign.
Press Secretary for Rep. Dick Gephardt's Iowa caucus campaign. Press
secretary to Sen. Tom Harkin, 2001-03. Earlier worked for U.S. Rep.
Bill Luther. Originally from Buffalo, NY.
February 2005) Feinberg served as Press Secretary for Senate Minority
Leader Tom Daschle until his defeat in Nov. 2004. In fall 2000 she
was West Virginia Press Secretary for the Gore-Lieberman campaign.
2005) Abrams worked in Communications on John Kerry's presidential
MARKETING AND ONLINE SERVICES
(internet plus small donor
fundraising, using direct mail, telemarketing, and email appeals).
(started Jan. 2005) Previously
at the DSCC.
of Marketing and Online Services
Director of Marketing
In charge of all Finance operations
at the Committee and serves as House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's Political
Director. Wolff previously served as National Finance Director for
the DCCC; he has been a chief fundraiser for Leader Pelosi for many years
and has aided her in raising a record amount of money to distribute to
House candidates around the country and to the DCCC. Northwest Finance
Director for Gore 2000 and the Northern California Finance Director for
Senator Barbara Boxer; also assisted Hillary Rodham Clinton in her 2000
campaign. Worked for the 1992 and 1996 Clinton campaigns.
Joined the staff of Senator David H. Pryor. Worked for CNN and “Larry
King Live.” Native of Little Rock, Arkansas
Joined the DCCC as National
Women’s Finance Director. Finance Director Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's
2002 U.S Senate campaign in New Hampshire. Sen. Dick Durbin’s Finance
Director in 2001. DSCC's Midwest Finance Director during the 2000
cycle. Washington PAC Director for BACKPAC, Sen. Bob Kerrey’s leadership
Dave Hamrick has worked
in Democratic politics for more than ten years. Most recently, he
was the Coordinated Campaign Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign
Committee where he designed and oversaw the field and Get-Out-The Vote
programs for key U.S. Senate races including newly elected Sen. Ken Salazar
of Colorado. In 2002, Hamrick served as the Coordinated Campaign
Director in South Dakota where he ran the field and Native-American programs
for Sen. Johnson’s successful campaign for the Senate. Previously,
David worked for Governor Minner of Delaware as her representative in Washington
and was with the Gore campaign in Iowa, Maryland and Delaware. David
has also worked for Rep. John Dingell and managed his campaign in 1998.
David has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from The George Washington
Field Director-Glenn Rushing.(left
early on in 2006 cycle; went to the DSCC)
Rushing came to the DCCC in the 2004 cycle after serving as Chief of Staff
to former Congressman Ronnie Shows. Rushing worked his first campaign
in 1987 as a regional field coordinator for former Mississippi Governor
Ray Mabus. Since then he has worked on over seven campaigns, serving
as Manager, Field Director, and Field Coordinator for a variety of candidates,
including President Clinton’s 1992 and 1996 elections. In addition to his
campaign experience, Rushing has worked for the Governor’s Office in Mississippi
as an Executive Assistant for Executive Services and Administrative Assistant
for Constituent Services, the United States Department of Agriculture as
a Confidential Assistant for Congressional Relations, the City of Jackson
as Director of Governmental Affairs, the Hinds County Board of Supervisors
as Director of Human Capital Development, and United States Congressman
Ronnie Shows as District Director and Chief of Staff. Rushing is
a 1987 graduate of Jackson State University and has a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Political Science/Pre-Law.
Note: A 2004 directory
lists nine departments: Member Services - Political -
Field - Communications - Online Operations
- Finance - Direct Member Fundraising - Direct
Marketing and Membership - Administrative.
© 2005, 2006, 2007 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action