George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, North Carolina
Chairman - Warren Tompkins
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. |
1506 Hillsborough St. | Raleigh
Political Director - Heath Thompson
Felts previously served as a
spokesman for Congressman Robin Hayes (NC-8) starting in late 2001.
Worked on Dan Quayle's campaign for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination
in Iowa and Phoenix, 1999. Spokesman on Sen. Lauch Faircloth's (R-NC)
1998 re-election campaign. Press deputy on Robin Hayes' unsuccessful
1996 gubernatorial campaign. Davie County native.
Served as a spokeswoman for
the Department of Homeland Security. Worked in the press office at
the White House and on Bush's 2000 campaign. Graduate of the University
(started Sept. 5, 2004)
Worked in the office of Senator Elizabeth Dole starting Jan. 2003 as a
special assistant/legislative correspondent, and then as a legislative
aide. Finance coodinator on the Elizabeth Dole for U.S. Senate campaign
from Nov. 2001 through end of 2002. Graduate of the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in American history and geography,
2001. (shifted to Colorado to work as
a regional field staffer starting first week of October)
of Congressman Roger Wicker (MS-1).
(shifted to Colorado to work as a regional field staffer starting first
week of October)
Campaign manager for former
congressman and GOP state chairman Bill Cobey's gubernatorial campaign,
2003-04 (he finished third in close July 20, 2004 primary). Finance
director for the Republican Party of North Carolina.
Republican Party of North Carolina
| 1506 Hillsborough St. | Raleigh
(elected August 2003) President/CEO,
Blount Companies. Elected RNC Committeman on August 16, 1996.
From Bethel (Pitt County).
(since April 2001) Practiced
law in Cary for nearly a decade. Also served as the Chairman of the
Wake County Republican Party from 1997-2001, Vice Chairman of the Wake
County Republican Party from 1993-1996 and Deputy Legal Counsel to the
North Carolina Republican Party 1990-2001. Graduate of the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
|Chief of Staff / Political
Director / Special Legal Counsel
(started in August 2004)
Legal counsel for the House Majority Leader in the North Carolina General
Assembly, from after the Nov. 2002 general election. Started working
with the NCGOP in May 2002 as deputy political director. Worked on
the campaign of Mark Martin for North Carolina Supreme Court, 1998.
J.D. and an M.A. in public policy from Regent University. B.A. in
political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
||Christopher F. Mears
|Deputy Political Director
||Dennis V. Berwyn, MBA
(named to the position on March
2, 2004) Graduate of North Carolina State University with B.S. degrees
in biology and political science. In college interned in the North
Carolina General Assembly for Senate Republican Leader Patrick Ballantine.
||Kevin V. Howell
(started August 2002)
||Mary Catherine Rouse
Accounting Assistant Jennifer Behr
(joined the staff in May
2001) From Asheboro.
(started Sept. 2001) Volunteered
during the 2000 election. Life-long Republican. Attended Memphis
State University; originally from Memphis.
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