Bachmann for President P.O. Box 251310, Woodbury, Minnesota 55125 [website]
updated August 30, 2014
Candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann
Husband Marcus Bachmann
President of Bachmann & Associates, Christian
consulting firm with offices in Lake Elmo and Burnsville, has been a
clinical therapist in the Twin Cities for more than 20 years.
Doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Union Graduate Institute
in Cincinnati, Ohio. Masters degree in education/counseling from
Regent University in Virginia Beach.
Campaign Manager Keith Nahigian
(started as senior advisor for strategy and
as interim campaign manager on Sept. 5, 2011) President of Nahigian Strategies, LLC.
(established May 2000) and has fulfilled the communications strategies
objectives for the nation's most prominent presidential candidates,
Congressional candidates, governors and Fortune 100 corporations.
Consultant to the Department of Health and Human Services, starting in
2004. Director of strategic planning and senior political advisor
on Sen. John McCain's 2000 presidential campaign. Worked on the
1996 presidential campaigns of Steve Forbes as director of candidate
operations and then on Sen. Bob Dole's campaign as deputy director of
candidate operations/director of advance. Senior advisor for
communications to Gov. Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey, 1993-99;
director of candidate operations on Whitman's 1993 and 1997
campaigns. Lead advance rep. for Vice President Dan Quayle at the
White House, 1990-93. B.S. in history from the College of
Wooster, 1990. Cleveland native.
Chief of Staff Elizabeth Pinkerton
(July 2011) Previously partner at Baker Pinkerton, LLC, from April 2009. Special Assistant to the President at the White House, 2007-09. Director of intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 2001-06. Assistant to the Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, 1998-2001. Assistant to the chief of staff in the Office of the Governor, 1992-98. B.A. in public affairs from Columbia College.
Senior Policy Advisor Brett O'Donnell
President of O'Donnell
Associates, a political consulting firm. Director of
messaging for the McCain-Palin presidential campaign overseeing the
implementation of the McCain message, particularly in debates and
speeches. Served as coach of Liberty University's debate team for
18 years. In 2004 the Bush-Cheney campaign retained O'Donnell to assist
President Bush in debate preparation. He has consulted on many
Press Secretary/Spokeswoman Alice Stewart
(started early June 2011) Worked on
communications for the NRSC and the NRCC in the 2010 midterm elections.
Senior Advisor/Coalitions Bob Heckman
(started the latter part of May 2011) Principal
at Capital City Partners. Veteran political consultant with 30
years of experience in national campaigns including seven presidential
campaigns. Director of conservative outreach on
McCain-Palin. Senior consultant to Gary Bauer's presidential
campaign. Liaison to conservative organizations on Phil Gramm's
presidential campaign. Chairman of the Fund for a Conservative
Majority. Deputy director for national coalitions on the
Bush-Quayle campaign in 1992. Senior consultant to the Jack Kemp
campaign. Directed the "Citizens for Reagan"
independent-expenditure campaigns in 1980 and 1984.
National Political Director Guy Short
(announced as national political director on Oct. 10, 2011; initally served as senior advisor/finance)Served as Bachmann's general consultant in 2010, helping her raise a record $13.5 million dollars. Other recent clients have included Christine O'Donnell for Senate and Todd Akin for Senate, as well as Susan B Anthony List and Independent Women's Voice. Served as Vice President of Wiland Direct, a political direct marketing firm, starting in Jan. 2009. Chief of staff to Congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, 2003-08; managed her 2002 campaign. B.S. in political science from UC Santa Barbara, 1991.
Social Media Advisor Becki Donatelli
Founder and president of Campaign
Solutions/Connell Donatelli. Chief Internet consultant on
John McCain's two presidential campaigns and managed the
successful online fundraising efforts for Bush-Cheney '04.
"An online political pioneer, Donatelli is the first person to raise
money on the Internet." A founding partner of a large real estate
and property management firm in the Washington, DC metro region.
A founding director of The George Washington National Bank and a
regional director of BB&T Bank. Served on the national staff
of the original Citizens for Reagan in 1976. B.A. in
LAS/intetnational relations from the University of Southern California,
1975. California native. Donatelli also took on a
leadership role for SarahPAC in early 2009 but resigned in April after
just a couple of months.
National Finance Director Jody Thomas
(reported July 8,
2011) Most recently served as finance director on Newt Gingrich's
campaign; left the campaign June 21, 2011. Has worked as a
fundraising consultant since Aug. 2010. Principal at Sagac Public
Affairs, 2002-July 2010. Director of public liaison at the Office
of Personnel Management, 2001-02. Political and finance director
to Rep. J.C. Watts, 1995-2001. Undergraduate degree from
University of Central Oklahoma, 1985.
Director Mary Heitman
(reported July 8,
2011) Most recently served as finance consultant on Newt
Gingrich's campaign; left the campaign June 21, 2011.
Finance director at the RNC (announced May 7, 2010, succeeding Rob
Bickhart). A principal at Sagac Public Affairs. Principal at
MHeitman Associates, LLC, 2001-08. Finance director of the
Republican Governors Association, 1998-2001. Deputy finance
director of the RNC under Chairman Haley Barbour, 1993-96. M.S.
in higher education, 1981; B.S. in education from Bowling Green State
National Finance Chairman James L. Pollack
Oct. 24, 2011) "business executive, has had a number of significant
investments, primarily in Illinois, Minnesota and Florida."
communications Danielle Hagen
Vice president, communications at Nahigian Strategies,
started in Sept. 2010. Previously senior account executive at
Wordsworth Communications. M.A. in business communication (2008)
and B.A. in communication (2005) from University of Cincinnati.
Media Consultant The Strategy Group for
(reported by Politico) Rex Elsass is founder
president and CEO of The
Strategy Group for Media.
Counsel J. Christian Adams
Served five years in the Voting Rights Section at the
of Justice. Formerly general counsel to the South Carolina
Secretary of State. J.D. from University of South Carolina Law
School, 1993. Author of
INJUSTICE: Exposing the Racial
Agenda of the Obama Justice Department (Regnery, Oct. 3, 2011).
Congressional Co-Chair Congressman Trent Franks (AZ-2)
(announced Dec. 1, 2011) Elected in 2002. Four and a half years as executive director of the Arizona Family Research Institute, a non-profit organization associated with Dr. James Dobson's Focus on the Family. Served in the Arizona House of Representatives, 1985-87.
Headquarters: 2775 86th
Street, Urbandale, IA 50322 ...grand
opening on July 9, 2011
Campaign Chairman Sen. Kent Sorenson
(announced switch to Ron Paul on Dec.
28, 2011*; first reported as political director designee by CNN
on March 24, 2011; although Sorenson later said the report was "kind of
premature") From Indianola. Elected to the Iowa Senate,
representing District 37 in 2010, defeating incumbent Staci Appel
(D). Elected to the Iowa House, representing District 74 in 2008
and served one term. Owner/operator of Pro Kleen Building
Co-Chair Sen. Brad Zaun
(announced June 28, 2011) State senator first
elected in 2004 representing NW Des Moines and Urbandale, also is an
Assistant Republican Leader. Republican nominee for Congress in
the 3rd CD in 2010, losing to incumbent Rep. Leonard Boswell.
Mayor of Urbandale, 1998-2005; Urbandale city council member,
1996-98. Owner and operator of Zaun's Trustworthy Hardware in
Urbandale for 18 years. Bachelor's degree from Grand View
College. Born and raised in Des Moines.
Campaign Co-Chair Tamara Scott
Nov. 18, 2011)
Iowa director for Concerned Women for America, a national grassroots
policy organization based in Washington, DC; previously served as
the CWA legislative liaison. Norwalk resident.
as campaign manager Oct. 27, 2011; previously announced
on Sept. 21, 2011 as leading the Iowa communications effort)
State spokesman and senior consultant on the
Pawlenty for President campaign. President and CEO of The Concept Works, a
public, media and government relations and crisis management firm in
West Des Moines that he founded in 2002. Campaign manager for
Mike Huckabee's 2007-08 Iowa caucus campaign; started as coordinator of
Huckabee's Hope for America PAC in June 2006. Communications
director on then Gov. George W. Bush's Iowa caucus campaign,
1999-2000. Communications director for Gov. Terry Branstad during
his final term. Previously worked for 20 years as a member of the
Iowa press corps. O.Kay Henderson notes on Radio Iowa, the blog
(June 13, 2006) that, "Woolson left the Waterloo Courier in 1987 to
work as press secretary for Delaware Senator Joe Biden’s Iowa
effort." He is also author of Grassley: Senator from Iowa
(Mid-Prairie Books, Nov. 1995).
Deputy Campaign Manager Wes Enos
(fired Dec. 29, 2011 in fallout over Sorenson; announced as deputy campaign manager Oct. 27, 2011; initially political director; first reported on the campaign by Mark Zdechlik of MPR on April 4, 2011) Enos is an independent contractor and a member of the Republican Party of Iowa State Central Committee (since Sept. 2008). Candidate for State Senate in District 13, losing the June 2010 primary. In the 2008 cycle he served as Iowa political director on Huckabee for President; campaign manager on Peter Teahen for Congress, and a fundraising consultant to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. Worked for Nationwide Insurance. Republican nominee for Polk County's 3rd Supervisor District, 2006. Central Iowa deputy director on Vander Plaats for Governor, 2005-06. B.A. from Grand View College in Des Moines. Altoona native; resident of Bondurant.
Northwest Chris Dorr
Northeast Emma Nemecek
President and CEO of Music 2 Link US Productions,
Inc. Experience includes 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 2nd CD representative for 2008
presidential candidates Sam Brownback and John McCain. Republican
nominee for State House against Ro
Foege in 2006 and 2008. Resident of Mount Vernon Rapids.
B.S. in Management
from Colegio de San Agustin in the Philippines. Born in Basilan
Central and parts of Southwest Tony Eastman
From Indianola. A former youth minister who has also worked in the financial services sector, was a volunteer on then-state Rep. Kent Sorensen's winning 2010 campaign for the Iowa Senate. Dorr worked for the Ron Paul campaign in 2008, worked on Sorenson's 2010 campaign and served as his legislative assistant this year.
Southeast Mark Doland
From Oskaloosa. 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 Policy Center Action and campaign manager for former state Rep. Danny Carroll. Doland currently serves as the county co-chair for Mahaska County Republican Central Committee.
Faith Leader Dr. Peter E. Waldron
(also referred to as Coordinator of Church/Pastor Outreach; focus on Iowa and South Carolina) In Feb. 2011 co-founded with Paul Louis Cole a group called Advancing American Freedom. In 2006, Waldron was in Uganda as founder of City of Faith Ministries Inc. and an advisor to the president of the Contact America Group Inc. when he was deported as a terrorism suspect. "He has worked seven presidential campaigns since 1980."
Faith Leader Drew Klein
(reported by DMR's Jennifer Jacobs on June 21,
2011) Previously organizational director for the Iowa Faith &
Home School Coalition Director Barbara Heki
(reported by DMR's Jennifer Jacobs on June 21,
2011) From Johnston. Recently worked as a grassroots
strategist on the state of Iowa for Freedom, the successful campaign to
remove three Iowa Supreme Court justices. Board member of the
Network of Iowa Christian Home
Educators. 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.
College Outreach Leader Alex Latcham
(announced Nov. 11, 2011) Student at Drake
Tea Party Outreach Director Ryan Rhodes
(announced Dec. 1, 2011) Chairman of the Iowa Tea Party. Previously worked as political director for Iowa congressional candidate Dave Funk in 2010 and as a consultant for the Iowa Senate Republican Fund on six campaigns during the 2010 cycle.
Advance Director Megan
Nov. 11, 2011; oversee the planning, scheduling and
execution of all
campaign events and event staff) Associate at Nahigian
Strategies, LLC starting in Fall 2006; she also has experience on the
McCain-Palin and Bush-Cheney '04 campaigns. B.A. in political
science from Villanova University.
Lead Advance Craig Handzlik
(announced Nov. 11, 2011; oversee the
logistics and execution of all Iowa events) Experience
includes advance work on the McCain-Palin campaign as well as as
lead advance to HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt.
Director of Voter Identification and Field Operations Steven Hensler
(announced Dec. 29, 2011) Phone bank director on Cain's campaign from June 2011. Hensler's experience includes aide to an Iowa state Senator, sales representative for Victory Enterprises, Inc., Dane County coordinator and social media on the Chad Lee for Congress campaign in Wisconsin in 2010, and team leader for Two Men and a Truck. He has studied at Christ for the Nations and Madison Area Technical College.
County Chairs in 91 of Iowa's 99 Counties
(announced Dec. 9, 2011)
by Elected Officials
Sen. Nancy J. Boettger of Harlan (Shelby Co.) announced July 1, 2011
Sen. Mark Chelgren of Ottumwa (Wapello Co.) announced July 2, 2011
Sen. Kent Sorenson of Indianola (Warren Co.) March 2011
Sen. Jack Whitver of Ankeny (Polk Co.) announced June 21, 2011
Sen. Brad Zaun of Urbandale (Polk Co.) announced June 28, 2011
22 additional pastors and faith leaders announced Dec. 30, 2011
39  Northwest Leaders announced Nov. 25, 2011
64 Southeast Leaders announced Oct. 31, 2011
former Iowa Family Leader Chairman Danny Carroll announced Aug. 8, 2011
More than 100 pastors and faith leaders announced Aug. 5, 2011
Things got messy after the campaign. In July 2012 Barb Heki filed a lawsuit against Bachmann and top campaign aides over theft and misuse of a list from Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE). In Jan. 2013 Peter Waldron raised the issue of nonpayment to some Iowa staff [press release], and on Jan. 28, he filed a Senate ethics complaint including the charge that Kent Sorenson had secretly received compensation estimated at $7,500 to serve as Iowa chairman of the campaign. ("The money laundering process engaged by Senator Sorenson, BFP and MichelePAC officials was to overpay a third party, C&M Strategies, a Colorado firm.") In May Iowa Supreme Court Justice Mark Cady appointed attorney Mark E. Weinhardt as independent counsel to the Senate Ethics Committee to investigate the charges against Sorenson. Meanwhile in August new allegations emerged that Sorenson had secretly been negotiating with the Ron Paul campaign. On Oct. 2, Weinhardt released a report, finding probable cause to believe that Sorenson had violated ethics rules; Sorenson resigned from the Senate. On Aug. 27, 2014 Sorenson pleaded guilty to two counts [press release]. The scandal could also affect several former Ron Paul staffers; on Aug. 29 former Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton resigned from his position as chairman of Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign citing "inaccurate press accounts and unsubstantiated media rumors about me and my role in past campaigns."
Kevin Hall. "Former Staffer Sues Bachmann,
Sorenson Over NICHE List Misuse." The
Republican, July 31, 2012.
Kevin Diaz. "Ex-Bachmann aide alleges campaign finance violations." Star Tribune, Jan. 13, 2013.
Kevin Hall. "Woolson Affidavit: Sorenson Admitted Taking NICHE List, Bachmann Campaign Knew." The Iowa Republican, Feb. 7, 2013.
Craig Robinson. "The Payoff - Details Revealed on Sorenson's Deal with Ron Paul." The Iowa Republican, Aug. 6, 2013.
Russ Choma. "Ron Paul Campaign Accused of Trying to Buy Iowa Endorsements" OpenSecrets.org, Aug. 7, 2013.
Jason Noble and Jennifer Jacobs. "Kent Sorenson resigns after report finds he received money from Bachmann campaign." Des Moines Register, Oct. 2, 2013.
Matea Gold. "Former Iowa state senator pleads guilty in Ron Paul endorsement-for-pay scheme." Washington Post, Aug. 27, 2014.
Coordinator Ajay Bruno
(briefly, from Dec. 21, 2011-Jan. 4, 2012) Bruno, from Jackson, NJ, has experience on more than half a dozen campaigns and hosts an Internet talk radio show.
On Oct. 21,
2011 James Pindell of WMUR Political Scoop reported that "all of
Bachmann's paid staff in New Hampshire have quit en masse."
Describing the "mutiny," the Union
Leader's John DiStaso wrote that the New Hampshire staff "quit
out of frustration with her national handlers, who essentially have
blown off the first-primary state."
Hours after these reports came out, campaign manager
Keith Nahigian issued the following
"We have a great team in
New Hampshire and we have not
notified that anyone is leaving the campaign. We look forward to
spending more time in the Granite State between now and the primary,
campaign has emphasized that our main focus is the first-in-the-nation
caucus state of Iowa and we are continuing to build efforts there.
she will campaign in other states, Michele will spend the majority of
her time in Iowa, doing what she does better than all the other
retail politics - leading up to the all important caucuses."
Former NH senior advisor Karen Testerman provided an
explanation in an Oct. 23, 2011 press
release. In part she wrote:
"...The manner in which
some in the national team conducted themselves towards Team-NH was
rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel. But more
concerning was how abrasive, discourteous, and dismissive some within
the national team were towards many New Hampshire citizens."
To which Nahigian responded:
"The unauthorized news release was sent by a person who doesn't even work for the campaign and has never had authority to speak on behalf of the campaign," said her campaign manager, Keith Nahigian. "We are not responding to comments made by a person who was not even a staff member in New Hampshire. Our focus is on Iowa."
Senior Advisor (Campaign Manager) Jeff Chidester
Chidester, who has helped with Bachmann's early trips,
has a radio show (+) on Sunday
mornings at 11:00 am on 96.7 The Wave and WGIR AM 610.
Director of Operations Mattheu LeDuc
(reported by John DiStaso on June 16, 2011)
Worked on Jack Kimball's campaign for governor, 2009-10.
Southern NH Field Director Caroline Gigler
(reported by John DiStaso on June 16, 2011)
Seacoast regional field coordinator for NH GOP Victory in 2010.
(reported by John DiStaso on June 16, 2011) Ran
Jack Kimball's campaign for governor. From Portsmouth; originally
Senior Advisor Karen Testerman
Founder and CEO of First Principles. Finished
third in the 2010 Republican gubernatorial
primary, and has also run for state representative a couple of
times. Co-founder of Cornerstone Policy Research (2000), served
as executive director and stayed with the organizatin for eight and a
half years. The Testerman family moved to Mont Vernon, NH in
1993, and now live in Franklin. B.S. in microbiology from San
Jose State University.
Senior Advisor Ron Thomas
(announced Oct. 10, 2011) Served as President George W. Bush’s appointee as deputy assistant secretary for policy in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Former vice chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, elected 2004. Graduate of USMA at West Point, 1997 and graduate of the USC School of Law, 2004.
Senior Advisor and Communications Director Wesley Donehue
Nov. 2, 2011) CEO of Donehue Direct, a Columbia,
SC-based political consulting and Internet strategy firm. He
serves as the
political director and spokesman for the SC Senate Republican Caucus
and the general consultant for numerous members of the SC General
Donehue is currently the senior Internet consultant for campaigns
across the country, including Congressman Joe Wilson in South Carolina.
In the 2010 cycle
he served as a strategist for the SC Republican Party.
State Chairman Senator Lee Bright
(announced Nov. 15, 2011) Elected to the Senate in 2008, representing District 12 (Spartanburg County); from Roebuck. Previously served the 6th District of the Spartanburg County School Board. Founder and CEO of On Time Transportation, Inc..
State Director Sheri Few
(hiring as staff reported by Politico on July
27) Few organized Bachmann's early SC trips. A wife,
mother, small business owner, activist from Lugoff (Kershaw County,
northeast Columbia area). President, CEO and co-founder of the
nonprofit South Carolina Parents Involved in Education (SC PIE), which does abstinence
education. Project coordinator for Palmetto Family Council's
Palmetto Marriage Project. Owner of Few Consultation Service
(FCS), which has developed and published an abstinence education
curriculum. Few has run for SC House District 79 three times, in
2010, 2008 and 2006. She has also served as chairwoman of the
Kershaw County GOP.
Assistant to the Director Gavin Smith
(announced Nov. 2) A college student studying international business and political science and plans to attend law school; recently founded and serves as president and CEO of a non-profit designed for students living in financial crisis in the Midlands of South Carolina.
Upstate Coordinator Natalie Lennon
(hiring as staff reported by Politico on July
27) From Greenville
County. Worked on the Gresham Barrett campaign for South Carolina
2010. Degree in political science from Bob Jones University.
Chairman Rep. Bill Chumley
(announced Nov. 15, 2011) Elected in 2010 represent District 35. Farmer; founder and president of Chumley Enterprises, a landscaping business. He and his wife Faye co-founded Southern Shade Nursery; he also started Reidville Products International, and Drainbox. Native of Spartanburg County.
Midlands Coordinator Patsy Dabney
A real estate agent and longtime conservative activist
served as campaign manager and lead volunteer for
various state house campaigns.
Low Country Coordinator Taylor Mason
at USC-Beaufort where he served as chairman of the College
Republicans. In 2010 he worked with the Joe Wilson campaign.
Tea Party Coalition
(announced Nov. 28, 2011 along with 35 members)
19 former Cain supporters
(announced Dec. 6, 2011) including:
Rep. Ralph Norman of Rock Hill
Matt Gottlieb, former Herman Cain Richland County chairman
(announced Dec. 27, 2011) including five S.C. Republican Party executive committeemen, former GOP county chairmen, and local GOP officers and executive committee members.
Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch and House Majority Leader Matt Dean (announced Oct. 28, 2011)
Finance Chairman Bill Hemrick
(announced July 21, 2011) From Franklin,
TN. Founder of the Upper Deck trading card company. Founded
the National Fiscal Conservative PAC (NFC-PAC).
TeaParty HD, a TV
and Internet network that launched in May 2010. Vietnam veteran
and Purple Heart recipient.
Pollster/Strategist Ed Goeas
(reported by Hotline OnCall on May 31, 2011; on Oct. 3 reported he would leave the campaign after the Oct. 18 debate in Las Vegas) President and C.E.O. of The Tarrance Group. In the 2008 election cycle he served on the polling team and provided strategic counsel for the McCain-Palin presidential campaign. In addition, Goeas served as program director of the 2008 Republican National Convention. More than thirty years of working professionally in politics; he has served as political director of the NRCC, a field operative for the RNC, campaign manager in several campaigns, and chief of staff to a congressman.
(moved to Iowa in mid-June 2011; returned to the congressional office approx. early October) Chief of staff in Bachmann's congressional office to June 2011; returned to Bachmann as senior advisor in July 2010 after working at AARP Minnesota. "Grants and outreach coordinator" in Bachmann's office from Jan. 2007-first part of 2008. Managed Bachmann's successful 2006 campaign for Congress. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Doug Sachtleben
Scheduler Kimberley Rubin
Sachtleben and Rubin worked on the camapign for a couple of months before returning to the congressional office approx early October.
major restructuring...announced Sept. 5, 2011
Campaign Manager Ed Rollins
(Bachmann's initial campaign manager reported June 6,
2011 to Sept. 5,
2011 when move to senior advisor announced;
what that actually means as two weeks later for example he
stated in an interview on MSNBC, "She doesn't have the ability or the
resources to go beyond that [Iowa caucuses].")
2007. Managed George Nethercutt's successful race against House
Speaker Tom Foley in 1994. Managed Christine Todd Whitman's
successful campaign for governor of New Jersey in 1993.
Co-chairman and campaign manager on Ross Perot's 1992 presidential
campaign. Chaired the NRCC in the 1990 cycle. Managed Jack
Kemp's 1988 presidential campaign. National campaign director on
President Reagan's 1984 re-election campaign. Assistant to the
President and Deputy Chief of Staff for Political and Governmental
Affairs to President Reagan. Served in the administrations of
Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan. Held several positions in the
California legislature. B.A. in political science from California
State University, Chico. Author of Bare Knuckles and Back Rooms
At about the same time as campaign manager Ed
Rollins moved to a senior advisor role at the beginning of Sept. 2011 [press
release], CEO and deputy campaign manager David
Polyansky left the campaign.
CEO and Deputy Campaign Manager David Polyansky
(to early Sept. 2011) Chief operating officer on
starting late Oct./early Nov. 2007. Came to the campaign from his
position as chief operating officer of Americans for Fair
Taxation. Attorney at McFall, Sherwood & Breitbeil in
Houston. Served in Iraq in 2004-05 with the 1st Battalion, 23rd
Marines, a Houston-based Marine Corps Infantry Battalion, in Al
Anbar. Attorney practicing commercial litigation defense in
Houston. Experience includes campaign manager for an initiative
campaign, spokesperson and policy director for a congressional
candidate, volunteer for a presidential election, chief of staff for a
City of Houston council member, and an account executive with an
advertising/public relations agency during law school. Veteran of
the U.S. Marine Corps; served on active duty from 1992-97. B.S.
in political science from the University of St. Thomas and J.D. from
the University of Houston Law Center.