Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. |
E. Burnside | Portland (started moving
in June 1, 2004; grand opening June 27, 2004)
has worked in campaigns and elections around the country for more than
15 years, managing races and projects in 20 states. Notable races
include former Oregon Congresswoman Elizabeth Furse's re-election in 1994;
Washington Congressman Brian Baird's race in 1998; New Mexico Senator Jeff
Bingaman's re-election in 2000; and Bev Stein's campaign for the Democratic
gubernatorial nomination in Oregon in 2002. She also helped on the
Gore-Lieberman campaign in New Mexico.
Sohn came to the campaign after
working in the Oregon State Legislature as a Senior Policy Advisor in the
Senate President's office and as Communications Director for the Senate
Democratic Leadership Office. Previously she worked on Capitol Hill
as Press Secretary to Congressman James Maloney and in the communications
department at the DCCC. She has worked in state, federal and initiative
campaigns around the country.
Independent Site: www.oregonians4kerry.org
Oregon (Coordinated Campaign) | 2901 E Burnside
St. | Portland Field
served as Director of Grassroots Organizing for the DC-based Alliance for
Justice; she joined AFJ in Sept. 2001. In 2000 she was director of
the Virginia Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Worked for The Ron
Brown-Paul Tully Institute for Political Action and as an independent contractor.
Trip director for Secretary of Labor Robert Reich and the Congressional
liaison for the Peace Corps. B.A. from the University of Cincinnati.
coordinator for Oregon AFSCME. Directed the DNCís Hispanic outreach
program in Oregon in 2002.
organizer in Waterloo on Kerry's Iowa caucus campaign. Field organizer
and then field director on Sen. Max Baucus' 2002 re-election campaign.
Worked as an environmental organizer with the PIRGs, first in Georgia and
then in New Jersey. Graduated from the University of Virginia with
a B.A. in history.
in Oregon July 26, 2004) Coro fellow; worked in Pittsburgh, PA for
over a year, including some time on Howard Dean's presidential campaign
in Iowa. Campaign manager on Mayor Rafi Manoukian's campaign in Glendale
(CA) in 2003; volunteered on Manoukian's campaign for Glendale City Council
in 1999. Graduate of Occidental College with a degree in diplomacy
and world affairs, 2002.
in political science at Portland State University. Studied
physics and aeronautical engineering at the historically black Morehouse
College in Atlanta for two years. Graduate of Benson High School
15 years of public service experience working in state government administering
and managing human services programs in Oregon.
late May 2004) Started working at the Democratic Party of Oregon
in Feb. 2004. Worked as a car salesman for a year. Started
political activity with Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility in
2000. Attended Reed College.
Aug. 2004) Party administrator for Multnomah County Democrats, Feb.-July
2004. Member of Portland, OR grassroots coordinating committee for
Howard Dean. B.A. in mathematics from Reed College, 2002.
of State Coordinator (Oregon Trail to Victory)
Aug. 2004) Left position as spokesperson for the New Jersey Democratic
State Committee to come to Oregon.
Access Program Director at Chemeketa Community College. Candidate
for House District 22 in the May 21, 2002 Democratic primary; school board
member and city councilor in Woodburn. Co-founded the Oregon Latino
Voter Registration Education Program in 1996. M.S. from the University
of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI and B.S. in Business/Marketing from Portland
State University in Portland, OR. Lifelong resident of Woodburn.
Coordinator's trusty sidekick (vol.)
(vol.): John Goff, Albert Hanson, Jim Pettus, Cheryl Saunders.
(vol.): Anne Hughes, Pam Wev.
Democratic Party of Oregon |
232 NE 9th Ave | Portland
(elected Jan. 10, 1999)
Eugene attorney. Former State Representative, elected in 1988 and
served through 1994.
(from June 1999) Has worked
on campaigns in half a dozen states. Managed GOTV in the Dec. 1996
special election in Texas' 9th CD, a Democratic pick up. Worked on
the 1994 Virginia coordinated campaign. In between campaigns Pender
has held communication positions with Powell Tate, a Washington D.C. public
affairs firm, the Walt Disney Company, and the Virginia Baseball Club,
an investment group working to return Major League Baseball to the Washington,
D.C. area. Bachelor of Arts in public policy from the College of
William & Mary. Grew up in Virginia.
Americans Coming Together
| 410 NE 18th Ave | Portland
From June to October ACT registered
about 50,000 new voters, shifting the split between Democrats and Republicans.
ACT reported 1.2 million doors
knocked in 16 counties.
President of Field Strategies
in Washington, DC. Notable experience includes GOTV for the municipal
campaigns of David Roberts in Hoboken and Glenn Cunningham in Jersey City,
NJ in Spring 2001 (for which PoliticsNJ.com named him one of New Jersey's
best political operatives in 2001) as well as a number of DC municipal
Executive director of the Delaware
Democratic Party, Feb.-May 2003. Kansas City field director for the
Missouri Democratic Party in Fall 2002; earlier he worked in two different
states for EMILY's LIST. In 2001, he worked with the AFL-CIO to defeat
an anti-union state question in Oklahoma. Staffer for Senator Metsger
in the Oregon state legislature. M.A. in Political Science from Colorado
State University. B.A. in Political Science from Southern Oregon
University. From Oregon.
Field Offices: Salem
- Eli Levine Eugene - Tricia
Peebles Bend - Stacey
Dycus Ashland - Steve
Graduate of Lewis & Clark
Law School. PIRG experience.
Most recently New York Public
Interest Research Group's Energy Campaigns Coordinator since Fall 2002;
joined NYPIRG in 1998. Graduate of Syracuse University with a B.S.
Previously worked as a pokesman
for the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department; spokesman
for Gov. Ted Kulongoski; spokesman on Kulongoski's 2002 gubernatorial campaign.
Worked for Pac/West Communications, a Portland consulting firm. Reporter
for the News Register (McMinnville/Yamhill County).
Political consultant has run
campaigns at the local state and federal levels; including senior consultant
on the Oregon Political Accountability Campaign in 2000, and campaign manager
for Walter Capps' congressional race in 1994. Strategic communications
consultant to socially responsible businesses including Liefer Capital
and Patagonia clothig. Worked for four years as executive director
of a national women's health research foundation based in Santa Barbara,
California. Graduate of Yale College, 1991.
Environmental Victory Project |
1411 SW Morrison, Suite 205 | Portland (opened May 24)
LCV reported activists and volunteers
knocked on 305,790 doors and made 144,535 contacts. The canvass focused
on Clackamas, Washington, Multnomah and Marion Counties. On the weekend
before Election Day some 700 volunteers knocked on 60,000 doors in swing
precincts in the Portland area.
Ran John Edwards' field office
in Carroll, Iowa during the caucus campaign. Petty succeeded the
initial state director Matt Blevins.
(Blevins oversaw the Oregon
Environmental Council's legislative, media and web programs starting in
Nov. 2000. His experience also includes: program director at the
Oregon League of Conservation Voters; field director for the Coalition
for School Funding Now!; and campus organizer for the California Public
Interest Research Group. He received a B.A. in political science
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison).
"We are focused
on canvassing a universe of 150,000 swing voters in the Portland metro
area and Salem. We are sending out canvasses mon-fri and the second
saturday of every month during the summer. We are also recruiting
volunteers to join the campaign now and in the fall." -Matt
21st Century Democrats' Young Voter
Project | 410 NE 18th Ave | Portland
(started summer 2004)
Founded and directed for nearly three years directed a new regional program
of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). Graduate of Brown
University, 2001. Originally from Evanston, Illinois.
young voters city-wide in Portland and Eugene. "The Project registered,
educated, and mobilized over 50,000 progressive young Oregonians, turning
almost 70% of them out to vote Ė a new record for Oregon."
MoveOn PAC "Leave No Voter Behind"
This was MoveOn's effort, in
a number of states, to convert online members into offline activists, as
well as build membership, raise funds, and affect the outcome of the election.
The effort started in June but really ramped up the last six weeks when
Grassroots Campaigns spread five hundred or so people around in the target
states. The idea was that staff people would recruit MoveOn members
to become offline activists who would in turn recruit teams to go out and
canvass their neighborhoods. One element of this was the Web Action
Center (WAC), essentially an online library where activists could check
out walk lists, print them out, canvass, then update what had happened.
Unfortunately the WAC had just been designed and had some technical problems
which hampered its effectiveness. As a specific example, in Eugene
the effort kicked off with meetings at Cozmic Pizza event space at 199
W. 8th Avenue on Sept. 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2004. The goal was to identify
150 voters in each precinct "who have a spotty voting frequency but who
are pro-Kerry" and then to make sure that they actually voted. MoveOn
was a bit different from other members of the America Votes coalition in
that the places where it did its canvassing were more determined by where
it had members, whereas for the other groups where targeting was preeminent.
MoveOn had not tried this before, so there were a lot of lessons learned,
notably that they should have started earlier.
(last six weeks) State
director of NCPIRG, where she started in 1998. A 1997 graduate of Yale
University, Outz began her work with the state PIRGs in New Jersey, where
she completed service for NJ Community Water Watch, a project of NJPIRG
Law and Policy Center. Native of North Carolina.
(worked on "Leave No Voter Behind"
full time from June-Nov. 2004, first as director and for the last six weeks
Tri-County area-Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas) Portland campaign
manager for M+R, managing grassroots and media advocacy campaigns for clients
including the National Environmental Trust. and the Tobacco Free Coalition
of Oregon. Before joining M+R in 2001 she served as campaign field
director for Basic Rights Oregon and a field organizer for two successful
local ballot measures. Prior to moving to Oregon, she was a project
coordinator for NYPIRG and a case manager for the Nassau County Coalition
against Domestic Violence.
Oregon Labor 2004 |
214 SE 18th Ave. | Portland
Oregon AFL-CIO |
2110 State Street | Salem
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