On May 30, 2002, Dean mailed the FEC papers establishing Dean for America,
a presidential campaign committee. Dean for America is headquartered
in Burlington, Vermont. Joe Trippi is the national campaign director.
The campaign moved into its Iowa campaign headquarters, in a storefront
location at 1408 Locust Street in downtown Des Moines, on March 9, 2003.
Dean for America Iowa Leadership
Campaign Headquarters: 1408 Locust St., Des Moines
(announced Dec. 18, 2002)
In 2002 Murray managed John Norris' unsuccessful campaign for the Iowa
4th CD seat held by Rep. Tom Latham (R). Murray served as executive
director of the Iowa Democratic Party from May 2000 to January 2002.
Previously she worked for Rep. Leonard Boswell for over four years, including
as his chief of staff. She is a graduate of St. Ambrose University
in Davenport, and attended graduate school in journalism at the University
An Iowa native, formerly worked
in Governor Tom Vilsack's office.
|Deputy State Director
(announced May 15, 2003 as Field
Director and continued in that role until taking charge of the Iowa Perfect
Storm) Has worked on campaigns across the country, most recently
in Minnesota on Sen. Wellstone’s re-election campaign and for the Service
Employees International Union.
|Perfect Storm Coordinator
|Perfect Storm Press Secretary
(took over from Ken Sanguin)
"an ex-Army captain, a veteran of Desert Storm and a former Pentagon official
in the Clinton administration"--Washington Post
|Deputy Field Director
|Assistant Field Director
F I E L D
Regional Field Directors
Davenport -- 303 W. 3rd St.
Region 1 (Dubuque and Davenport): Ryan
Regional Director -- Ryan
(started with the campaign
Scott County -- Alexander
(started with the campaign June
1, 2003) Prior to the campaign Mongiat practiced securities and antitrust
litigation at Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo in Boston;
he was admitted to the Massachusetts bar and became associated with the
firm in 2001. Mongiat graduated from the University of Iowa in 1990
with a dual B.A. degree in English and History. In 1999, he received
his J.D. from the College of Law at the University of Iowa.
Dubuque -- 1086 Main St.
Clinton -- 723 S. 2nd St.
Cedar Rapids -- Corner of 1st Avenue
and 2nd Street, SE
Region 2 (Iowa City and Cedar Rapids):
Linn County -- Luke Quandt
Iowa City -- 2nd Floor Old Capitol
Deputy Field Director --
Johnson County -- Keith
Burlington -- 213 Jefferson Street
Ottumwa -- 203B E. 2nd Street
Evan S. Peterson
Des Moines Organizers:
Region 3 (Polk County): David Imbody
Buffy Wicks - Beaverdale
Courtney Thompson - Southside
Jamal Anderson - Westside
John Falcicchio - Eastside
Steve Louthan - Northside
Polk County Organizers:
Aaron Sugarman - West Des
Joe Huser - Clive, Urbandale,
Kristi Knaack - Ankeny,
Mike McGeary - Altoona,
Fort Dodge -- 12 N. 7th Street
Region 4 (Fort Dodge and Mason City): Malea
Mason City -- 111 1st St. SE
Council Bluffs -- 622 4th Street
Region 5 (Sioux City and Council Bluffs):
Regional Director -- Nate
Pottawattamie County --
Sioux City -- 705 Douglas Street, Suite
Nikki Enfield, Jeff Horwitz
Jasper County Organizer:
Region 6 (Ames, Jasper, Poweshiek, Lucas,
Wayne, Monroe, etc): Nader Halawa
Poweshiek County Organizer:
Marion & Mahaska County
Lucas, Monroe & Wayne
Carroll County Organizer:
Boone & Greene
Ames -- 118 Kellogg Street, Suite 3
Maureen G. Meyer
Waterloo -- 501 Sycamore Street,
Region 7 (Waterloo): Kathryn "Katie" Malague
Worked at Center for Disabilities
and Development Training and Project Services at Iowa University Hospital
(Dec. 2003) Has organized
in religious communities for more than six years, most recently working
for the Jubilee 2000 movement for debt relief for impoverished countries
and advocating for a strong U.S. response to the global AIDS crisis.
(announced May 15, 2003)
Press secretary for Sen. Tom Harkin’s campaign. Communications director
for the Iowa Democratic Party. Worked on the Gore 2000 caucus campaign.
From Seattle, WA.
|Website Lead Programmer
Jen Shykula served as a
consultant on house meetings.
Davide Steinberg and Scott
Tift came from New Hampshire and served as house meeting coordinators.
On September 12, 2003 the
campaign released names of the statewide leadership team -- dubbed the
- former Democratic leader in the Iowa House (2001-2003). After winning
a special election in 1994, he served in the State House representing Iowa
City until his retirement July 1, 2003. (endorsement
announced September 1, 2003)
- former member of the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee.
Director of the Iowa Historical Foundation.
Tom Gillespie - president,
Iowa Building & Construction Trades.
Dr. Deborah Turner
- former Iowa Democratic Party vice chair.
Sandy Opstvedt -
president, IBEW Iowa State Conference. Story City.
Marcia Rogers - businessperson.
Serves on the board of directors of the Iowa Department of Economic Development.
Elaine Baxter - former
Secretary of State (1987-1994). Burlington.
Mike Tramontina -
executive director of the Iowa Finance Authority (appointed June 2000).
Former Clinton administration official--served three years in the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development as Secretary's Representative
for the Great Plains Region.
Joe Shannahan - "veteran
Iowa Democratic activist" (Press secretary for the Vilsack-Pederson administration
Sept. 1999-May 2002. Communications Director for the Iowa Democratic
Party from 1989 to 1993).
Dee Brandt - Iowa
Democratic Party State Central Committee. Oelwein (Bremer County).
Ann James - president,
Sioux City School Board.
Berkeley Bedell -
former member of the United States Congress (1975-87). Founder and
chairman of the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine. Spirit
Mary Rose Brown -
leading Iowa senior activist (was active in AARP). Worked as a school
teacher. Iowa Falls.
Matt Osterhaus -
president-elect, Iowa Pharmacists Association.
- Scott County Auditor; longest current serving Democratic elected official
in Scott County.
Linda Nelson - ISEA
executive board member. Former state Representative. Council
Johnie Hammond -
former state Senator. Ames.
Jonathan Wilson -
attorney, former Des Moines School Board member.
Megan Scott - MeetUp
and Dean Corps representative. Iowa City.
On January 9, 2004, the
campaign announced the support of Sen. Tom Harkin.
On November 15, 2003, the
campaign announced the support of nearly 100 key Iowa Democrats.
On October 30, 2003, the
campaign announced the support of over 140 members of the small business
In September 2003, Iowans
for Dean announced the support of 225 Iowans who have not caucused before
or not in the last 15 years. >
On September 17, 2003, Iowans
for Dean announced the support of nearly 300 Iowa teachers and education
On August 28, 2003, the campaign
held a press conference to announce support of 136 labor activists
(to emphasize the support the campaign ran an ad in the Des Moines Register
on Labor Day, September 1, 2003).
On August 22, 2003, the campaign
announced that Dean has gained the support of more
than 100 rural Iowa leaders including elected officials and small business
On August 5, 2003, the campaign
Jennifer Hengstenberg-Political Director
(announced May 15, 2003)
Former finance director for the Iowa Democratic Party. Political
director for Gov. Tom Vilsack’s campaign. Served in several capacities
within the political department for the Gore 2000 caucus campaign including
Matt Hartwig-Special Operations
(March-July 23, 2003) Hartwig
worked on communications/research for John Norris' congressional campaign
from March-Nov. 2002. A native Iowan, Hartwig hails from Thornton
and is a graduate of Iowa State University. He left in July 2003
to join the Protocol Group, a consulting firm.
(April-June, 2003) Biery
was a partner at Biery/Besserman Associates, a political consulting firm
in Washington State, and had extensive experience in Washington politics
including service as chair of the Jefferson County Democrats during the
2002 election cycle (elected May 8, 2001). In April 2003 she went
to Iowa to work for the Dean campaign, but in June she returned to Washington
to serve as director of external affairs to Gov. Gary Locke. >