updated October 26,
Office "for volunteers and Illinois field operations": 300
Adams, 10th floor, Chicago
Michelle Obama on July 20
(succeeded Jon Carson when he
moved over to do voter contact for Feb. 5 states) With the
campaign from the start; initially Illinois
political director and national labor outreach. Worked for the Strategy Group (Pete Giangreco). Served as political
director at Obama's Hopefund. Deputy campaign manager on Obama's
2004 U.S. Senate campaign.
Political director on former Assemblyman Nate Umberg's 2002 campaign
for California State Insurance Commissioner.
organizer. Job developer at South Suburban College. Field
(AR, LA, VA) at the DNC in Fall 2004. Served briefly as national
field director on Carol Moseley Braun's presidential campaign,
2003. In 2000 was deputy director of the Florida Democratic
Campaign. Deputy director of the Office of Voter Participation at
the DNC, 1995-97.
Graduate of the University of
Illinois at Chicago, 1985.
|Camp Obama (a
program in Chicago)
Came to the campaign from
Obama's Senate office where she served as downstate director from Oct.
2006-March 2007. Downstate
field director on Rod
Blagojevich's campaign for governor in 2002. Graduate of University of
Arizona, 2000. Native of
Kenilworth, IL. (Note: "downstate" is the 92 counties outside of Chicago).
former...through late summer/early fall-moved over to voter contact
Managed Tammy Duckworth's
general election campaign in Illinois' 6th CD. Served in the
Corps. Worked for South Carolina Democrats in the 2002 cycle,
to target African-American voters. Director of the Wisconsin
Democratic Caucus from Feb. to Aug. 2001. A regional field
on Al Gore's 2000 Iowa caucus campaign. Worked on Russ Feingold's
1998 U.S. Senate campaign. Graduate of the University of
with a degree in civil engineering. From La Crosse, WI.
An April 11, 2007 entry
by freedom4u_n_me on the Illinoisians for Obama community blog mentions
a training Anita Decker conducted on the Iowa Sister City Program...
"The campaign will be
prepare us for this! We will travel to Iowa 3 times;
1st-between June 9th
2nd-between Labor Day
3rd-The final weekend
See also: Lynn
"Obama's Illinois operation. Campaign to launch "'Camp Obama'" Chicago
Sun-Times. May 3, 2007. and John McCormick article in the Chicago
Tribune on July 17, 2007
© 2007 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action