Alexander for President, Inc.
-exploratory committee formed Jan. 8, 1999.
announcement March 9, 1999.
1999 the campaign began to spread out from
...National Political Director Brian Kennedy and Deputy National Field Director Renee Klink started working out of NH from approx. April 8, 1999;
...Communications (Steve Schmidt, Jeff Macedo, Brian Jones and Valerie Walston) moved to Washington, DC in the third week of May 1999 working out of 1100 New York Avenue, NW East Tower, Suite 515. However the office closed end of June.
3, 1999 the campaign announced significant cutbacks
due to fundraising difficulties. A
statement from campaign manager Tipps described the cuts as "a
reorganization designed to reduce administrative overhead and increase
resources available for the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire Primary
Campaigns… Specifically, the overall
number of employees will be reduced from 38 to 34, with the Iowa staff
from 7 members to 11."
end of his presidential campaign on August 16, 1999, a day and a half
finishing sixth in the Iowa Straw Poll.
||former Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad|
|Campaign Manager||Mark Tipps|
|Deputy Press Secretary||Mark Fuqua|
|Finance Chairman||Ted Welch|
|Finance Director||Stephanie Fitzgerald|
|Senior Advisor (not
President National Steering Committee
Former Gov. Terry Bransted
Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist
Sen. Fred Thompson (TN)
Sen. Bill Frist (TN)
North Dakota Lt. Gov. Rosemarie Myrdal
Joyce Terhes, past chair of the Maryland Republican Party (April 22, 1999)
Former Congressman Bill Zeliff of New Hampshire (May 2, 1999)
|Campaign Manager||David Kochel|
Field Staff: Brian Dumas (NW), Carol Earnhardt (Eastern), Chad Binder (Eastern--west of Earnhardt), Kathleen Parris (SW-Audubon County GOP chair). Five others in headquarters help with field work such as back up and turnout at events.
- Agricultural Advisory Committee Chris Lang of Brooklyn, chair
- Education Advisory
House Speaker Brent Siegrist
Indian Hills Community College Pres. Lyle Hellyer
and National Chairman, Former Gov. Terry Branstad
|Organizational Director||Tim Buckley
|Field Director||Mike Tuffin
Representative - Richard
has worked for Oregon Republican Congressman Bob Smith and on the Bill Weld for Senate campaign.
|Strategist, New Hampshire||Tom Rath|
Also on April 8 the campaign announced that political director Brian Kennedy and deputy political director Renee Klink would be based in New Hampshire.
NH State Co-Chairs
Bill Cahill-- former member of the Governor's Executive Council
Bernie Streeter-- District Five Executive Councilor, first elected in 1969 (5th District includes Keene, Nashua and 25 towns in that area) (named Oct. 1, 1998)
Ray Burton-- Executive Councilor, North County
Scott Carr-- Sheriff of Carroll County, took office in Jan. 1999
and National Co-Chairman Former Congressman Bill Zeliff
Rath 5/1/99: 86 or 88 towns 70-plus percent of the primary vote. Establish leadership in each, then county and town chairman beyond those targeted. Active list of 600-700 can count on to get to events, put signs up…
|Chair||Joyce Lyons Terhes|
|Vice Chairman||Addie Eckardt|
|Vice Chairman||Bob McKee|
Lt. Gov. Rosemarie Myrdal --national co-chairman
Gov. Mike Huckabee --national co-chairman
Alabama--Marty Connors, a former executive director of the state party
Delaware--Ron Perkins of Wilmington
Communications Director Steve Schmidt
(from Jan. 1999 through July 1, 1999) Worked on Matt Fong's Senate campaign in California.
(from March 1999 through July 1, 1999) Worked on Matt Fong's Senate campaign.
(through June 1999). She was previously assistant press secretary for Gov. Pete Wilson.
(through July 1, 1999) Reseach director Fong for Senate campaign.