revised March 15, 2008
In a conference call on Oct. 10, 2007, national campaign manager David Plouffe announced that the campaign has more than 50 field staff in the state.
|State Director||David Cohen|
Assistant to the State Director - Daryl
|Political Director||Alison Schwartz|
Political Assistant - Amanda Brown
|Constituency Director||Stephen Brokaw|
|Youth Vote Director||Justo Robles|
|Field Director||Mike Moffo|
Special Assistant - Mark Beatty
|Deputy Field Director||Matt Kasdan|
|Voter File Manager||Ethan Roeder|
|Voter Targeting Director||Doug Taylor|
|Southern||Hallie Montoya Tansey|
|Border States Director||Krish Subrahmanian|
Cannistra, John Gilbert, Edgar Gonzalez, Luke Hayes, Luis Hernandez,
Iftimie, Adrienne Lever, Scott Melamed, Jenny Montoya-Tansey, Julie
Brenna Norton, Katharine Nowak, Bryan Pacheco, Blake Roberts, Marquita
Sanders, Christine Schellack, Graves Spindler, Max Stahl, Cheryl Taruc,
Noma Thayer, Beatina Theopold, Natasha Marsh...Kathryn
Bassier, Roger Low...Tristan Brown, Roger Horowitz, Nicholas Kowalski,
John La Rue, Matthew McKnight, Anna Scott, Frances Sharpe, Daniel Shih,
Field Offices [PHOTOS]
Boulder City: 508 Nevada Way, Suite 3, Boulder City, NV 89005
Carson City: 172 West Winnie
Carson City, NV 89703
Grand opening: Oct. 13, 2007
Elko: 423 5th Street, Elko, NV 89801
Henderson: 153 W. Lake Mead
Henderson, NV 89015
Incline Village: 923 Tahoe Blvd,
Suite 210, Incline Village, NV 89451
Grand opening: Jan. 3, 2008
North Las Vegas: 4080 Martin L.
King Blvd, Suite 101 B (also Suite 101A), Las Vegas, NV 89032
Grand opening: Oct. 13, 2007
Pahrump: 3250 South Highway 160,
Suite 9B, Pahrump, NV 89048
Grand opening: Nov. 17, 2007
Reno: 141 East Pueblo Street,
B, Reno, NV 89502
Southwest Las Vegas: 9640 West
Avenue, Suite 111, Las Vegas, NV 89147
Grand opening: Oct. 20 or 21, 2007 with former Denver Mayor and Secretary of Energy and Transportation Federico Peña
Winnemucca: 508 Winnemucca Blvd., Suite C, Henderson, NV 89445
|At-Large District Director||Nathaniel Snyder|
|At-Large Precinct Coordinator||Magrette Thompson|
|At-Large Union Outreach||Esther Morales|
|Communications Director||Shannon Gilson|
|Nevada Press Assistant||Jen Stutsman|
|New Media Co-Director||Zach Scott Edwards|
|New Media Co-Director||Michael Pipe|
|Director of Operations||Taylor Fiscus|
Dina Hadziselimovic - Graduate of Oberlin College with a
degree in political science. Born in
Nevada Steering Committee Leadership
(as of Sept. 4, 2007; Horsford, Leslie, McKinney-James, Vassiliadis and Wynn announced July 12, 2007)
Assemblywoman Sheila Leslie – Five-term Assemblywoman representing the 27th Assembly District in Washoe County. Leslie participates actively in a number of community organizations, and is a founding member of Join Together Northern Nevada. Bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University and Master’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Rose McKinney-James – Small business owner with a consulting practice focusing on advocacy related to renewable energy, education and environmental policy (Energy Works Consulting and McKinney-James & Associates in Las Vegas). Previously president of Brown & Partners and president of Governmental Affairs for Faiss Foley Merica. A former Utility Commissioner, chief of staff for the City of Las Vegas and director of the Nevada Department of Business and Industry. McKinney-James was the first African American to win a statewide primary in Nevada as a candidate for Lt. Governor of Nevada in 1998. Graduate of Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC. Undergraduate degree from Olivet College in Olivet, Michigan.
Billy Vassiliadis – Billy Vassiliadis has served as a close advisor to former Governor Bob Miller, U.S. Senator Harry Reid, former Speaker of the Assembly Richard Perkins, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, and Secretary of State Ross Miller. Vassiliadis is CEO and Principal of R&R Partners, the firm responsible for managing the second most recognizable brand in the world, Las Vegas, creating the famous "What Happens Here, Stays Here" slogan.
Elaine Wynn – Elaine Wynn currently serves as a Director of the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. As a long time community activist and advocate for children, Wynn has served as Co-Chairperson of the Greater Las Vegas After-School All-Stars since 1996 and is the Founding Chairperson of Communities-in-Schools. She is currently on the State Council to Establish Academic Standards in Nevada.
Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson – Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson was first elected to represent Assembly District 17 in 2002, but has been working to help his community since he first started in local government over 15 years ago. His desire to improve educational opportunities for his daughter and all Nevada's children led him to initially run for the state legislature, and in the years since, he has made educational reform one of his top priorities. He currently serves as Chairman of the Transportation Committee and is a member of the Government Affairs Committee and the Committee for Natural Resources, Agriculture and Mining. Atkinson is also an active participant in the Caucus of African Americans of Nevada, the National Council of State Legislators, and the African American Leadership Council Executive Committee.
Helen Foley– Helen Foley is a life-long Las Vegan and has been a key player in Nevada politics for over 30 years. She has served in both houses of the state legislature and became the youngest state senator in Nevada history when she was first elected in 1983. Following her time in office, Foley has worked to advance a large number of community programs and local causes, including the Clean Indoor Air Alliance and increasing women's participation in elected politics. She is now the co-owner of a local public relations agency.
Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick– As a lifelong resident of Assembly District 1, Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick had been involved in community and political events throughout Clark County for years before being elected to the state Assembly in 2004. Since being elected in 2004, Kirkpatrick has quickly risen through the legislative ranks, and currently serves as Chairwoman of the Assembly Government Affairs Committee. Her experience and commitment running grassroots, person-to-person campaigns in North Las Vegas will be critical in motivating her constituents and other voters across Nevada to caucus for Senator Obama. Kirkpatrick brings a wealth of political and grassroots experience in Nevada that will help propel the Obama campaign towards a January 19th victory.
Assemblyman Harvey Munford -
Assemblyman Harvey Munford was first elected to represent Assembly
6 in 2004, and now serves as a member of the Education, Government
and Elections Procedures and Ethics/Constitutional Amendments
As a retired schoolteacher, Munford understands the need for major
in education and continues to work to ensure that children in Nevada
across the country receive the schooling they deserve. Munford is
also a leading member of the African American Leadership Council
Committee, and is dedicated to increasing voter turnout among African
in the upcoming election.
On Jan. 9, 2008 Culinary Workers Union Local 226 endorsed Sen. Obama for president.
The Culinary Workers Union is the largest and most politically active union in Nevada.
On Nov. 12, 2007 the
announced several Nevadans as members of its National Veterans Advisory
1st Sgt. Frank Barbee (Ret.), U.S. Army, Las Vegas, NV
Sgt. Allen Dohra, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Henderson, NV
Cpl. Bert Cooper, U.S. Army (Ret.), Ely, NV
Sfc. Rick Hull, U.S. Army and International Air Guard, Winnemucca, NV
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