Bill Richardson-Organization, South Carolina
updated November 14, 2007

BILL RICHARDSON FOR PRESIDENT
BILL RICHARDSON FOR PRESIDENT EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE  (announced Jan. 21, 2007)
Headquarters: 1825 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201

 

State Director Lachlan McIntosh 
Left position as executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party to join the campaign.  Fifteen years of experience in SC politics.  SCDP executive director from 2005-March 2, 2007; also campaign manager for Robert Barber for Lt. Governor in 2006 (the second closest general election in South Carolina history).  Lowcountry/Coastal field coordinator on Sen. John Edwards' 2004 SC primary campaign (started with the campaign in June 2003).  Has served as an aide to Gov. Jim Hodges and has held positions for former US Sen. Fritz Hollings, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, and former Attorney General Travis Medlock.  First staff position was with Tom Harkinís presidential campaign in 1992.
 
 
Political Director James Dukes
(announced April 6, 2007)  In 2006 served as field coordinator for the South Carolina Democratic Party and as acting executive director.  Political director on the Inez Tenenbaum for U.S. Senate campaign. State director on John Kerry's South Carolina primary campaign starting in June 2003.  Field representative for Sen. Fritz Hollings from Feb. 1999-June 2003.   Regional field director for the South Carolina Democratic Party Coordinated Campaigns in 2002 and 2000.  Worked on the special congressional campaign of Brent Weaver for Congress in 2001.  Outreach director for Sen. Hollings' 1998 campaign.  Attended Coastal Carolina University, majored in political science, and was student body president and senior class president.  Native of Kingstree, SC.
 
 
Field Director Trav Robertson
(announced April 6, 2007)  Robertson ran the 2006 re-election campaign of State Treasurer Grady Patterson, narrowly won by Thomas Ravenel (R).  Previously he served as a spokesman for Treasurer Patterson, and directed Patterson's successful 2002 and 1998 re-election campaigns.  Robertson also managed Brent Weaver's congressional campaign in the Dec. 2001 special election in the 2nd CD, and Congressman John Spratt's large victory in 2000.   Additionally, he is a former chairman of the Anderson County Democratic Party
 

Regional Field Directors
Pee Dee Jeanie Brown-Burrows
(announced April 6, 2007)  Pee Dee director on State Senator Tommy Moore's successful June 2006 primary campaign for Governor.  In 2004 she held a similar position in Inez Tenenbaum's campaign for the U.S. Senate.
 
Upstate Harold Geddings
(started July 15, 2007)
 
Upstate Andrew Hammett
(started July 15, 2007)
 
 
Hispanic Outreach Diana Salazar
(started August 1, 2007)
 
 
Technology Mike Meehan
(started June 1, 2007)
 

Anna Alexander
 
 
Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Diana Salazar
(announced Nov. 14, 2007)  An activist in South Carolina for over 20 years.  Interpreter providing translation services for various legal entities, including the courts, and for various Latino community organizations.  Salazar has worked as an administrative assistant in the Legislative Delegation Office for eight Senators and thirteen House members in downtown Charleston.  Currently President of The Latino Association of Charleston.
 

South Carolina Steering Committee (announced July 19, 2007)
Fletcher Smith, State Representative, Greenville, Co-Chair ...on Oct. 6, 2007 the Biden campaign announced that Smith had switched to support the Senator
Jim Lander, Former SC Comptroller General, Newberry, Co-Chair
Ken Holland, Former US Congressman, Gaffney
Diane Aghapour, Former Charleston County Democratic Party Chair, Charleston
David Adams, Richland County Treasurer, Columbia
A.J. Glover, Dorchester County Democratic Party Chair, Summerville
Dell Isham, Former Director of the SC Sierra Club, Columbia
Dr. Hunter Stokes, Florence
Robert Burton, Former nominee for SC Adjutant General, Mt. Pleasant
Diana Salazar, Community Leader, North Charleston
 

State Representative Ken Kennedy (D-Williamsburg)   ...announced as a co-chair on Oct. 12, 2007

endorsement of former U.S. Representative Butler Derrick (announced Oct. 12, 2007)
Derrick represented South Carolina's 3rd Congressional district for ten terms between 1975-95.
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