2008 Edition -updated
April 4, 2008
Republican Congressional Committee
First Street, S.E | Washington, D.C. 20003
Elected to Congress in Nov.
2002. Chief of staff at the RNC, 1999-2000. Oklahoma Secretary
of State, 1995-99. Founding partner and past president of Cole Hargrave
Snodgrass and Associates (CHS & Associates), a consulting and survey
research firm based in Oklahoma City, 1998-2002. Executive director
of the NRCC, 1991-93. Member of the Oklahoma State Senate, 1988-91.
Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party, 1985-89. District director
to U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards (R-OK), 1982-84. Served on the faculty
at the University of Oklahoma and at Oklahoma Baptist University.
B.A. from Grinnell College, 1971; M.A. from Yale University, 1974; Ph.D.
from the University of Oklahoma, 1984. Cole is currently the only
Native American serving in Congress.
||U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (OK-4)
Previously chief of staff in
Cole's congressional office. Started in congressional politics working
in the district office of U.S. Rep. Herbert Bateman (R-Newport News) and
then served as his legislative director. From the Hampton Roads area.
(start Jan. 2007) Formerly
chief of staff to Rep. Anne Northup (R-KY).
Political director on Tom Kean
Jr.'s campaign for U.S. Senate in New Jersey in 2006. Worked on incumbent
retention at the NRCC. Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite
(R-FL) after managing her campaign in 2002.
(announced Jan. 2, 2007)
Knopp came to the NRSC from the RNC where she was Director of Marketing/Deputy
Finance Director since 1997; she started at the RNC as Director of Marketing
in 1993. Previously she worked for ten years at Odell, Roper &
Simms, a direct marketing consulting firm. Staffer for Congressman
Cleve Benedict (R-WV) in 1982. A marketing representative for two
daily newspapers in Charleston, WV. Graduate of West Virginia University;
West Virginia native.
Previously worked on major donor
programs at the RNC.
|Director of Major Donor
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