Appoints Woolson State Campaign Manager; Announces Iowa
Urbandale, Iowa - Republican
presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's campaign today announced the
members of its Iowa staff assembled to lead the organization through
state's first-in-the-nation caucuses. Campaign officials also appointed
Iowa political veteran Eric Woolson as State Campaign Manager.
"We have a strong, experienced organization in place that
is equipped to build upon Michele Bachmann's historic victory in the
Republican Party of Iowa Straw Poll this summer," said national
manager Keith Nahigian. "Eric is the perfect person to lead our team to
victory on caucus day."
The campaign is proud to announce the following staff members:
Chris Dorr - Northwest Iowa
Emma Aquino-Nemecek of Mount Vernon Rapids - Northeast Iowa
Mark Doland of Oskaloosa -
Tony Eastman of Indianola - Central and parts of southwest Iowa
Barb Heki - Home-school coalition director
Waldron - Faith leader
Drew Klein - Faith leader
The campaign has a total of 10 full-time professionals in place,
including previously announced
Sen. Kent Sorenson - State Chairman
Sen. Brad Zaun - State Co-Chairman
Woolson - Newly appointed State Campaign Manager
Wes Enos - Newly appointed Deputy State
Woolson is an Iowa political
veteran who managed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 2008 Iowa
Doland is an ordained minister who has served as a precinct captain for
Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential
campaign. He was the pastor coalition director for the 2010 Bob Vander
Plaats for Governor campaign, a candidate recruiter for the Iowa Family
Center Action and campaign manager for former state Rep. Danny Carroll.
Doland currently serves as the county co-chair for Mahaska County
political activism includes her roles as an election volunteer
coordinator for the National Rifle Association, chair of the National
Filipino American Republicans, past president of the All Nations
Association, Linn County chair for the Matthew Schultz for Secretary of
campaign, and Second Congressional Director representative for 2008
presidential candidates Sam Brownback and John McCain. She also ran for
representative in 2006 and 2008.
former youth minister who has also worked in the financial services
sector, was a volunteer on then-state Rep. Kent Sorensen's winning 2010
for the Iowa Senate. Dorr worked for the Ron Paul campaign in 2008,
worked on Sorenson's 2010 campaign and served as his legislative
recently worked as a grassroots
strategist on the state of Iowa for Freedom, the successful campaign to
remove three Iowa Supreme Court justices. A board member of the Network
Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE), she was a key volunteer with the
Huckabee and Vander Plaats campaigns, focused on recruiting home-school
voters. She also is the volunteer Iowa director of ParentalRights.org.
Waldron is an author
and a frequent guest on radio and television programs. He has worked
seven presidential campaigns since 1980.
Klein has worked with the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition since 2008
helping them with various statewide initiatives including caucus
training and legislative efforts. In that time, he has been involved
with the Christian community organizing volunteer efforts in more than
legislative races across the state.
serving in a full-time role but state Senate rules preclude lawmakers
from being paid by the campaign.