2008 General Election Edition ...revised April 13, 2009 After
Sen. Obama became the presumptive nominee his campaign moved to put its
stamp on the DNC. On June 5, 2008 Paul Tewes was announced as the
Obama campaign's man at the DNC. The Obama campaign moved some
personnel to Chicago or out in the states and made other adjustments
and additions. As of mid-Aug. 2008 the DNC had a staff of
more than 260 people; key staffers are listed below.
447 Members of the DNC
includes 75 at-large
who are nominated by the Chairman and approved by the full DNC.
64 members; oversees
of the party in between meetings of the full committee and meets four
-Rules and Bylaws
Caucus -- Chair: Ray Buckley (NH)
Midwest Caucus --
Southern Caucus --
Western Caucus --
Women's Caucus --
Mame Reilly (VA)
Hispanic Caucus --
Alvaro Cifuentes (MD)
Black Caucus --
Transgender Caucus -- Chair: Rick Stafford (MN)
Caucus -- Chair: Belkis Leong-Hong (MD)
NINE ELECTED OFFICERS
Elected Chairman Feb. 12,
Founded Democracy for America, a political action committee "dedicated
to supporting fiscally responsible, socially progressive
Candidate for the 2004 Democratic nomination for president; established
Dean for America, a presidential campaign committee, on May 30,
Governor of Vermont from Aug. 14, 1991 to Jan. 9, 2003. Dean
office upon the death of then-Gov. Richard Snelling, was elected five
and opted not to seek re-election in 2002. Elected
lieutenant governor in 1986. Elected to
Vermont House of Representatives in 1982 and served through 1986;
assistant majority leader in 1985. Opened
an internal medicine practice with his wife in Shelburne, Vermont in
degree from Yale University, 1971. MD from Albert Einstein
of Medicine (New York City), 1978. Residency at Medical Center
Vice Chairs: Linda
- (re-elected Feb. 2005) Executive Vice President of the AFL-CIO,
elected at the federation's 1995 convention and re-elected in 2001;
as an AFSCME international vice president, 1988-96.
Turnbull - (elected
Feb. 2005) Appointed DNC Deputy Chair in fall of 2003. Has
served on the DNC Executive Committee since 1997 and has been on the
team of the DNC Women's Leadership Forum for close to ten years.
Has served on the Maryland Democratic Executive Committee since 1990.
- appointed by President Clinton to the Board of Directors of the
Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), 1993; first woman elected Mayor
of Little Rock, 1987.
Mike Honda -
Feb. 2005) Member of Congress, represents California's 15th CD
Valley); elected in 2000.
Mark Brewer -
(by virtue of ASDC position) elected
President of the Association of State Democratic Chairs in June
2003. Elected Chair of the Michigan Democratic
Party in Feb. 1995, re-elected in Feb. 1997, Feb. 1999, and Feb. 2001;
elected Executive Chair in Feb. 2003.
Executive Director, ASDC - Amy
Special Projects, ASDC - Kyle DeBeer
Midwest regional political director at the DNC. Executive
director of the Wyoming Democratic Party starting in 2003.
Graduate of Colorado College.
Democrats Abroad. Has worked for California State Treasurer Phil
Angelides. Worked a year in the Kerry headquarters in Washington,
DC including as an online organizer, constituency outreach, then spent
the last month of the 2004 campaign in Florida. Worked in the
White House. A former Republican, worked for Gov. Pete Wilson on
environmental issues. B.A. from UC Berkeley and a law degree from
Author of many books
three national best-sellers (Fire and Ice: the Charles Revson/Revlon
Story; The Only Investment Guide You'll Ever Need; Money
Angles; Getting By On $100,000 a Year (And Other Sad Tales);
Invisible Bankers: Everything the Insurance Industry Never Wanted You
Know; My Vast Fortune; The Funny Money Game; The
Little Boy in the World). His Managing Your Money
was the market leader. Graduate of Harvard Business School.
While studying Slavic Languages and Literature at Harvard he ran the
business Let's Go: The Student Guide to Europe. www.andrewtobias.com
Alice Travis Germond
Has served the Democratic
for over 40 years. Director of Party and Government Affairs and
Selection at the DNC, 1992-95. Held senior positions in the
of Jerry Brown, Gary Hart and Michael Dukakis and was California
Director for Clinton/Gore in 1992. She has participated in every
National Convention since the 1974 mid-term Charter Convention.
director on John Edwards for President. Director of the Office of
Secretary at the DNC starting 2002;
she went through three Conventions with the Office of the
B.A. from Middlebury College, 1995 and M.S. in Foreign Service from
University, 1999. Native of Brookline, Massachusetts.
Previously director of the
Secretary's Office and earlier was director of operations in political.
Philip D. Murphy
(nomination announced May
2006;elected by the full DNC in a vote-by-mail ballot) Murphy
for more than twenty years at Goldman Sachs where he most recently was
a senior director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.; he also served on
Goldman Sachs Management Committee from 1999-2003. Other
he held include head of the German region, president of Goldman Sachs
(through mid-1999) and global co-head of the Investment Management
(2001-03). Graduate of Harvard College and The Wharton School.
G E N E R A
L E L E C T I O N M A N A G E M E N T
Man at the DNC
(announced June 5, 2008)
Directed Obama's campaigns in the January 3 Iowa caucuses, March 4 Ohio
primary, and April 22 Pennsylvania primary. Partner at Hildebrand
Tewes Consulting, Inc., formed with Steve Hildebrand in early
of Americans United to Protect Social Security in 2005.
director at the DSCC in the 2004 cycle; worked for the DCCC starting in
2001. Field director on Vice President Al Gore's 2000 Iowa caucus
campaign starting in June 1999. Executive director of the
Democratic Party, 1998. Managed Sandy Pappas’ mayoral campaign in
St. Paul in 1997. Managed U.S. Rep. David Minge's re-election
in 1996. Western MN field coordinator for Ann Wynia's U.S. Senate
campaign in 1994. Graduate of Carleton College with a degree in
Science, 1993. Native of Mountain Lake, MN.
Campaign for Change
(announced June 5, 2008) Deputy state director on
Obama's Iowa caucus campaign. Washington State
Coordinated Campaign director in 2006. East King County director
(ran the Bellevue office) for Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) in 2005.
on Sen. Murray's successful 2004 re-election campaign. Worked on
Sen. John Kerry's primary campaign starting in Iowa City for the Iowa
campaign then proceeding to Michigan for the Feb. 7 caucuses campaign
to Ohio. Bachelor's degree in political science from Colorado
University; president of Young Democrats in her senior year.
Policy director on Obama's
Iowa caucus campaign. Previously policy
coordinator in Obama's Senate office after serving as a staff assistant
and starting as an intern. Interned at the UNICEF Innocentin
Centre. Undergraduate and law degrees from Howard University;
degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.
Chief counsel and deputy chief of staff to Obama in his
Senate office. Lobbyist with the Association of Trial Lawyers of
America. Legislative director and counsel to then Rep. Rod
staff to the General Counsel at the U.S. Agency for
International Development during the Clinton administration.
Practiced law. J.D. from the University of Illinois College of
Advisor (congressional liaison)
Longtime chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Henry
Waxman. Ran for Congress, seeking a Long Island, NY seat in 1992
and 1994. J.D. from Lewis
& Clark Law School in 1981; undergraduate degree from
Hofstra. Born and raised in Baldwin (Long Island), NY.
Policy advisor/consultant to then Gov. Mark Warner's Forward
Together PAC. Director of field communications for America Coming
Together, 2004. Consultant to the DSCC, 2002. Deputy chief
of staff to Vice President Gore, then joined the Gore-Lieberman
campaign in Nashville running the war room. Chief of staff for
the House Democratic Caucus.
Earlier worked on Obama for America doing
outreach to Americans overseas.
E X E C U T I V
E D I R E C T O R
Previously executive director of Democracy for America. Deputy
on Dean for America (announced May 22, 2003). Worked in the
Administration from 1993-99, serving as associate deputy director in
President Gore's scheduling and advance office, as a public affairs
at the Department of Defense, and as White House liaison at the United
States Information Agency. McMahon was involved in the Gore
in 2000, the Clinton campaign in 1996, and was a regional field
in Missouri for Clinton/Gore in 1992. Law degree from the
of Iowa; bachelor's degree in political science with an emphasis in
relations from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.
C H I E F F
I N A N C I A L O F F I C E R
CFO at the DNC since
Previously he worked for a decade as a CPA in Lexington, KY,
Financial Vice President and Controller for Melco Construction in
KY, 1980-82. Senior Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in
1978-80. Staff Accountant at Deloitte & Touche in Lexington,
1976-78. Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Morehead State
in Morehead, KY.
C H I E
F O F S T A F F
Staff and CEO of DNCC
(announced as DNCC CEO on
Chief of Staff at the Democratic National Committee (started in that
under Terry McAuliffe). Previously held several senior posts at
U.S. Department of Labor during the Clinton Administration, including
Advisor to the Secretary, Chief of Staff, and lastly, Acting Assistant
Secretary for Administration and Management. Executive Director
Man to Man/Sister to Sister. Served on the Clinton-Gore 1992
team. Director of Convention Management for the 1992 Democratic
Convention. Legislative Assistant to Congressman Edolphus
Daughtry is Pastor of The House of the Lord Church in Washington,
Graduate of Dartmouth College and native of Brooklyn, NY.
P O L I T I C A L
May 8, 2007) Principal at grassroots solutions; started there in
June 2005. Deputy political director of the AFL-CIO,
Served in the Clinton administration at the Department of Labor working
under then-Secretary Robert Reich. A state director for President
Clinton's 1992 campaign. Previously worked as a Boston-based
consultant, and before that as a commercial fisherman on Georges Bank.
Political Director, State Party Services
as interim political
director and earlier from Sept. 2005 through 2006 cycle as deputy
director, State Party Services. Her experience includes Deputy
Director of the Democratic Governors' Association. Executive
of the Massachusetts Democratic Party in the early 1990s.
Previously at the AFL-CIO.
for Change Budget Coordinator
Midwest regional political
consultant. Previously executive
director of the Democratic Party of Virginia, from March 2006 through
Political Group LLC in late 2005 "to help push the adoption of
advanced research and microtargeting throughout progressive
politics." In 2004 Goodman worked on the Labor 2004 political
program on battleground microtargeting. Native of Grand Rapids,
Previously director of the DNC
National Lawyers Council.
Voter Protection Coordinator:
Voter Protection Counsel
leave from position as Democracy
Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School
of Law. In-house counsel to America Coming Together.
Director of Strategic Targeting for Wes Clark's presidential
campaign. Clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. J.D. from Harvard Law School,
2001, M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government, and B.A.from
Director, Democrats Abroad
A M E R I C AN M A J O R
I T Y P A R T N E R S H I P
of the Maryland Senate for one term, Jan. 8, 2003-Jan. 2007.
of the Maryland House of Delegates for two terms, Jan. 11, 1995 to Jan.
8, 2003. J.D. from Antioch School of Law, 1985. B.A. in
from New York University 1979 and M.A. in sociology, 1981.
C O M M U N I C A T I O N
leave from position as president
of Americans United for Change. Spokesman at the DSCC in the 2004
cycle then several months as press secretary to Sen. John Corzine
secretary on Erskine Bowles' 2002 U.S. Senate campaign. A policy
and then press secretary to U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (NC).
(March 2005) Briefly
chief of staff for communications to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).
Communications director for Elizabeth Edwards on the Kerry-Edwards
(announced Aug. 31, 2004). Press secretary for Hillary Rodham
2000 Senate campaign. Director of business development at
Books in New York City. Deputy director of presidential
in the Clinton White House into 1998. Served as one of two deputy
press secretaries to First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton for the first
years of the Clinton Administration. Member of the national
team on Clinton's 1992 campaign. California Scheduler/Field
to Sen. Alan Cranston. Worked as a teaching assistant at the
Center for Young Women and Infants in Los Angeles.
Previously Deputy Press
and Specialty Media. Worked at the American Bar
in the Division for Media Relations and Communications Services.
(started late April/early
2006) Came to the DNC from position as press secretary to Sen.
Dodd (D-CT). In Fall 2004 served as Kerry-Edwards Minnesota
director (announced June 10, 2004). Sen. Joe Lieberman's South
press secretary for the Feb. 3, 2004 primary campaign. CNN senior
publicist, where she managed publicity for the network's anchors,
and programs including Crossfire, Wolf Blitzer Reports and Inside
Press secretary to U.S. Representative Lois Capps on Capps' campaign
in her congressional office.
Majored in government at Harvard
A field organizer in Davenport
on Hillary Clinton's Iowa caucus campaign.
Prior to joining the DNC,
served as a spokesperson for the Kerry-Edwards campaign, working with
and specialty media around the country. He first joined Sen.
presidential campaign early in the primary season, starting the
internet operations and developing the campaign's on-line
strategy. Miranda has also worked on campaigns at the local
and state level, is a veteran of the 2000 presidential campaign and
recount, and worked with organized labor at the Service Employees
Union (SEIU) in Florida.
Deputy press secretary on
Kerry-Edwards campaign. Deputy national spokesman for the
campaign. Office Manager, Office of the Press Secretary at the
of External Communications
Political Director for America Votes in 2004. Deputy Political
for Governor Howard Dean’s presidential campaign. Deputy Field
for former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk’s 2002 U.S. Senate campaign.
served in both the Clinton and Bush White Houses as Liaison to the
Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and as
to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. B.A. in Plan
II Honors from The University of Texas at Austin and Master of Public
from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse
Runs a full-service
political consulting firm, Strategic Consulting Group. "His
clients have included labor unions, public interest groups, and
advocacy organizations like MoveOn.org, Americans United for Change and
USAction. He has also worked on hundreds of electoral campaigns at the
local, state and national levels." Married to Congresswoman Jan
Schakowsky from Illinois. Author of Stand Up Straight: How Progressives Can Win.
Director, Rapid Response Activities
Petty worked for CNN, and
at NBC for 13 years as an editor. He has spent many years as a
working for Discovery Communications, BBC America and Guggenheim
He spent his first year in the Washington, DC-area as a house husband
has lived in the region for 24 years.
of Surrogate Scheduling
(announced July 21,
Moved over from position as senior spokesperson for constituency media
for Obama for America. In 2004 Tolliver served as
the communications director for the Congressional Black Caucus.
Press secretary in the office of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). Worked
Office of House Democratic Leader Dick Gephardt.
of New Future Communications. "He has handled media issues on
five continents for the U.S. government, political organizations,
non-profits and corporations." Traveling press secretary to
2004 presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and Retired General
Wesley K. Clark. Managed media relations in 40 states for Vice
President Al Gore's 2000 campaign, then served as a spokesman during
the recount. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick
(MI). Political appointee in the Clinton Administration under
U.S. Trade Representative and Commerce Secretary Mickey Kantor. Managed
logistics for traveling press on Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign.
B.A degree from Morehouse College; Master of Public Policy degree from
the Kennedy School at Harvard University.
I N T E R N E T (7)
May 2006) Previously at EMILY's List. Graduate of American
Online media for United Federation
of Teachers in New York. Worked on the John Jennings for Congress
campaign in Indiana's 8th CD in 2004. Cedar Rapids organizer
on Sen. Joe Lieberman's 2003 Iowa caucus campaign. Worked with
DCCC during the 2002 election cycle to turn out the vote and support
operations in congressional elections. Originally from Corona, CA.
R E S E A R C H (20)
Executive director of the
Majority Project. Research director at the DNC in 2005 through
Sept. 2005. Research director on John Kerry for President and
2004. Worked at the DSCC, 2001-03. Research Director in the
Clinton White House, 1999 to Jan. 2001. Worked with AFL-CIO
Department/Labor '98 program, 1997-99. Research Director for Citizen
1995-97. J.D. from University of Utah, 1993; B.S. from University
of Utah, 1989.
Research director for Sen.
Cantwell (D-WA) 2006 re-election campaign. Worked in the research
department on Sen. Kerry's presidential campaign. Research
on Bob Clement's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign.
Research director on
Whitehouse's successful 2006 U.S. Senate campaign in Rhode
Worked on Wesley Clark's presidential campaign in 2003-04. Worked
at the DNC.
T E C H N O L O G Y (22)
2005) With other key members of Howard Dean’s web team, Self
Blue State Digital, an internet strategy, communications, and
consulting firm. Chief data architect for the Dean for America
extensive experience in data analysis, data warehousing, database
and administration, system design, and system development. Prior
to the Dean campaign, Self worked for several information technology
firms where he managed teams focused on the design, development, and
of many large-scale information technology systems in a variety of
A bachelor's and a master's degree in Computer Science from MIT.
in this role in July 2005 after serving as the DNC's director of
infrastructure from Aug. 2001-July 2005. UNIX Systems
Administrator at Bigfoot Interactive, 1999-2001. B.A. in computer
science from the University of Rochester, 1999.
(National Vote Builder Administrator)
Mike Sager and Katie Allen
started in this role in June 2008 after working as the DNC's voter file
special projects coordinator since Nov. 2007. He was DNC voter
file manager for Virginia and deputy technology director at the
Democratic Party of Virginia, Jan-Nov. 2007. Worked in client
services for NGP Software, Aug. 2005-Jan. 2007.
70+ Linux servers used by three
Democratic Party organizations
M A R K E T I N G (7)
2005) Deputy director of marketing and membership at EMILY’s
Marketing director on the Edwards for President campaign.
Party Victory Fund
F I N A N C E (39)
(announced Jan. 17, 2006; start Feb.
2006) Chidlow comes to the DNC after serving as Finance Director
for Grassroots Democrats. Previously he ran his own
practice. He served as Deputy Finance Director on John Kerry for
President until resigning Nov. 9, 2003. During the 2002 cycle,
was Finance Director for Sen. Max Cleland’s re-election campaign.
In 2000 he served as National Finance Director for Gov. Mel Carnahan's
campaign for U.S. Senate. In the 1998 cycle, he worked at the
on labor outreach and on PAC and national fundraising projects.
1991 to 1994, he worked in various capacities as a fundraiser for
Democratic House members including, Vic Fazio (CA), Sander Levin (MI)
Dale Kildee (MI). He also worked as a consultant for Association
of Trial Lawyers of America in the 1996 cycle and as a director of
for a regional non-profit health care charity. (succeeds Lindsey
Lewis, who resigned late-Sept. 2005).
In the 2004 cycle Tagen did
LGBT finance for Dean for America, and consulted for John Kerry for
President and America Coming Together. Development director at
the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, 2000-02. Events manager/corporations and
foundations relations at Human Rights Campaign, 1997-99.
University of Maryland College Park.
Director, Campaign for Change
her own firm P.J. McCann, L.L.C., advising political, non-profit and
corporate clients. Vice president of finance and development at
the ONE Campaign. Has worked on and off for
Sen. Russ Feingold since his successful 1992 campaign for the U.S.
Senate and started as a legislative aide to Feingold when he
was a State Senator.
Committee for Change was created to finance the mobilization, voter
registration and get out the vote efforts for the local Democratic
parties in our 18 battleground states. We have enlisted a record number
of volunteers and organizers and opened offices across the country in
an effort to win in traditional battlegrounds like Ohio, Florida,
Pennsylvania and Michigan, as well as states like Virginia and North
Carolina where Democrats are competitive for the first time in years.
The Committee for Change provides funding for these offices,
organizers, and volunteers and is another part of our strategy to win
in these decisive states." From July 1-Nov. 24, 2008 the
Committee for Change raised $19,869,469.44. (FEC)
Deputy finance director on Obama
for America. Finance
director on Sen.
Bill Nelson (D-FL)'s
re-election campaign. Deputy national finance director on Sen.
Tom Daschle's 2004 re-election campaign. Midwest regional finance
director at the DSCC, 2003. Started in fundraising on Sen. Tom
Harkin's 2002 re-election campaign. Copeland lived abroad and
obtained the rank of Master Sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces; he
has also worked as an investment banker and business journalist in
Europe. B.A. in international relations from Bard College, 2001.
Finance Convention Operations
Deputy Connecticut finance director
at Lieberman for Senate; political chief of staff at Joe Lieberman for
President and earlier director of operations on Lieberman's ROCPAC.
of Housing, Finance Convention Operations
Deputy Director of Housing,
Finance Convention Operations
Canan left his position as Vice
President of a government
relations firm in DC to work on the campaign. He has
worked on the last five Democratic presidential campaigns including in
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Virginia and
Florida. In 2000 he served as a legal advisor to Florida
Party in connection with the presidential recount in Florida.
served as the law clerk to Vice President Gore in 1998-99. He has
worked for numerous politicians in Massachusetts and Washington and
practiced law in private practice in Boston. B.A. in political
from Allegheny College; J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
Midwest (OH, IN, IL, MI,
IA, ND, SD, NE, KS, MO)
VT, MA, RI, PA, DE, MD, WV, VA, DC)
Deputy New England Finance Director on
Hillary Clinton for President
York (NY, NJ and CT)
South (AL, AK, GA, KY,
NC, SC, TN) and Assistant to
Finance Chair andExpats
AZ, UT, WY, MT, ID, NV, OR, WA, AK)
Mid-Atlantic (ME, NH, VT,
PA, DE, MD, WV, VA, DC)
Midwest (OH, IN, IL, MI,
IA, ND, SD, NE, KS, MO)
South (AL, AK, GA, KY,
NC, SC, TN)
California (plus HI)
Leadership Council Directors (note some also shown above)
Democratic Business Council
& Lesbian Leadership
Labor Council and NAB
Executive Director Sharon
Grosfeld Director Annie Lieberman
Co-Director Natalie Jones
Deputy WLF/GLLC: Christina Horn
National Jewish Community Finance
(started July 22, 2008)
According to JTA, Blatt was "a bigwig at the Jewish Federation of
Greater Los Angeles and a former AIPAC official."
Call Time Coordinator
Director of Events
Surrogate Director - Stacy Koo
O F F I C E O
P A R T Y A F F A I R S A N D D E L E G A T
S E L E C T I O N (5)
and Delegate Selection
Started as an Assistant in
1998; promoted to Deputy Director in February 1999 and Director in
2002. Graduated from the University of Massachusetts -- Amherst
1997, with a double-major in political science and journalism.
with PADS in June 2006) Started with the DNC in September 2005 in
the Research Department. Previously worked in Gov. Mark Warner's
office and in Congressman Bobby Scott's office.
with PADS in Feb. 2005) At the DNC since February 2001 and worked
in Chairman McAuliffe's office.
2007) Graduated from the University of Iowa in 2006. Was a
delegate to the Iowa 2004 caucuses, worked for Dean for America.
C O N S T I T U E N T S E R V I C E S (4)
C O M P L I A N CE (19)
(Preston) Alan Reed
Research consultant at Lexis-Nexis,
2001-07. Deputy director of compliance at the DNC,
1996-2001. M.A. in international political relations from
University of Kentucky, 1994. B.A. double major in history and
political science from Northern Kentucky University, 1992.
worked in compliance during the 2004 cycle.
A D M I N I S T R A T I V E S E R V I C E S(7)
of Administrative Services
H U M A N R E S O U R C E S (5)
2001) Special Assistant to the General Counsel at the Department
of Education, 1998-2000. Special Assistant to the Campaign
(Peter Knight) during the 1996 Clinton/Gore re-election campaign.
Worked for Peter Knight from the beginning of the Clinton
Legal assistant background.
C O U N S E L '
O F F I C E
Joseph E. Sandler
at Sandler, Reiff & Young, P.C. General counsel to the DNC,
staff, Feb. 1993-May 1998. Partner at Arent Fox, 1989-93.
counsel for the Democratic National Committee, 1986-89. Associate
at Arent Fox Kintner Ploktin & Kahn in Washington, D.C.,
Graduated of Harvard College summa cum laude in 1975 and of Harvard Law
School with honors in 1978.
Has worked for the
of State in Annapolis and for the Maryland Attorney General in
Graduate of Boston University, 1993 and American University's
College of Law, 1997.
(July 2008) Majority counsel for
U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, March
2007-July 2008. Trial Attorney/Special Assistant U.S. Attorney at the
U.S. Department of Justice, 2005-07. LL.M. from London School of
Economics and Political Science, 2005. J.D. from Columbia
University School of Law, 2005. M.A./B.A. in government from
Georgetown University, 2002.
Research & Strategies
(announced May 5, 2005)
ongoing organization of volunteer lawyers and law students who will
with the Party at the national, state and local levels on a broad range
of issues." National Co-Chairs:
Former U.S. Deputy
General Eric Holder
Disability rights attorney
Voting rights attorney and
former general counsel of the Southwest Voter Registration Education
Former Vice Chair of the
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Paul Igasaki National Steering
Democratic National Veterans and
(announced April 5, 2006)
seek ways to support a strong national defense, help Democratic
running for office, and serve America's veterans and military
The Council will also help mobilize veterans in communities across the
country to help elect strong Democratic leaders at all levels of
Donald Fowler - A
former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Fowler is a
Colonel in the United States Army Reserve. Having served as Commander
the 360th U.S. Army Civil Affairs Brigade in Columbia and the 1189th
States Army Transportation Terminal Unit in Charleston, Fowler was
the Army Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the
Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy:
The first and only woman to serve as a three-star general in the United
States Army, General Kennedy served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Army
Joe Rios (AZ); Gen Joseph Hoar (CA); Mick Bilney (CO); Mike Evans (DC);
Gregory Baldwin (FL); Lanon Baccam (IA); Major General George Buskirk
Jim Buterbaugh (KS); Michael Nolan (KY); Bill Dooling (MA); Jack Devine
(MI); Ed Tinsley (MT); Gerry Finnegan (NE); Steve Shurtleff (NH);
General Preston Taylor (NJ); Mike Aupperle (NV); John Boccieri (OH);
Wasson (OK); John Calhoun (OR) and Jim Rassman (OR); Hal Donahue (PA);
Maura Satchell (TN); Larry Romo (TX); Larry Daniel (UT); Dick Klass
Karen Dahl (WI); Bruce Drummond (WY); Chris Shannon (Dems Abroad,
[AR, AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN] Rodney
Arkansas State Director
for the Kerry-Edwards 2004 campaign (announced June 21, 2004, arrived
state later that week) Before joining the campaign Shelton worked
in Washington, DC for America Coming Together. In fall 2000 he
as North Carolina State Director for the Gore-Lieberman campaign and in
1996 he was an assistant Southern regional director for Clinton's
campaign. He has worked for the U.S. Department of
the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the Democratic National
He attended both the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and
Smith College in Little Rock.
Northeast [CT, DE, DC, ME, MD, MA,
NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI VT, VI, WV] Art DeCoursey
Served as Kerry campaign
coordinator for Western Pennsylvania. In the Clinton
DeCoursey worked at OSHA as small business ombudsman. From
Northwest [ID, IA, KS, MN, MT, NE,
ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY] Brad Martin (July
2005) Came to the DNC after serving as executive director of the
Democratic Party starting in 1993. Previously worked with the
(announced March 19, 2008)
events manager at Campus Progress, the youth organizing division of the
American Progress. Before Campus
Progress, she worked for the Florida Democratic Party, volunteered with
Sen. John Kerry's presidential run in 2004, and served as President
of Florida A&M's College Democrats where she earned a Bachelor's
degree in political science.