RickPerry.org, Inc. on Congress Ave. in Austin, TX (opened early part of Sept. 2011) [website]
...announced candidacy Aug. 13, 2011.
updated March 1, 2012)
...for additions, corrections and other changes contact
Campaign Manager Rob Johnson
Senior advisor in Gov. Perry in the Governor's Office after managing his 2010 re-election campaign. Johnson served a brief interlude as senior advisor, then for about a month campaign manager for Newt Gingrich before the mass exodus. Chief of staff to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (TX); managed Dewhurst's 2002 campaign for Lt. Governor. Chief of staff to Congressman Jay Dickey (AR). Bachelor's degrees in political science and public relations from Southern Methodist University, 1996.
Strategist/Consultant David Carney
(from the beginning of the campaign) Carney has
served as the general consultant to Perry's campaigns
in 2010, 2006, 2002 and 1998. He started out the 2012
presidential cycle helping Gingrich before the mass exodus. CEO
and president of
Norway Hill Associates, Inc. (NHA, Inc.) based in Hancock, NH, since
advisor on Bob Dole's
1995-96 presidential campaign. Deputy executive director at the
NRSC in the 1994 cycle. National field director and director of
political affairs on Bush-Quayle '92; White House political director;
worked on George H.W. Bush's 1988 campaign. Worked on Gov. John
H. Sununu's unsuccessful 1980 run for U.S. Senate. M.P.P. from
New England College.
Senior Advisor Tony Fabrizio
(announced Oct. 24, 2011) Partner at Fabrizio,
Associates and at Fabrizio Ward & Associates. Key advisor on
myriad campaigns, to the national Republican committees, and has also
advised numerous corporations on consumer research, marketing, crisis
management, image management, market positioning and public
affairs. Strategist and pollster on Rick Scott's 2010 campaign
for governor of Florida. Pollster and strategist on Gov. Tim
Pawlenty's 2006 re-election campaign. Chief pollster and
strategist to Bob Dole's presidential campaign in 1996. National
pollster and strategist on Pat Buchanan's campaign, but left the
campaign in Jan. 1992. Advisor to Sen. Alfonse D'Amato.
Media buyer on Dole's 1988 presidential campaign. Pollster at
Arthur J. Finkelstein and Associates.
Senior Advisor Fred Maas
(announced Oct. 24, 2011) Founder
and CEO of Pacific EcoCompanies, LLC, a San-Diego based firm which
specializes in investments and the development of sustainable
buildings, communities and clean technologies. Previously
developer and CEO of Black Mountain Ranch, a 4,600 acre parcel in San
Diego. Maas has participated in
national, state and local politics for more than 30 years, and worked
for numerous prominent political figures, including John McCain, Bob
Dole, Jack Kemp, Pete du Pont, Richard Lugar and Mitch Daniels.
Senior Advisor Joe Allbaugh
(announced Oct. 24, 2011) Founder of the Allbaugh International Group, LLC, and serves on several corporate boards. A senior advisor on Rudy Giuliani's campaign (announced Oct. 30, 2007). Director of FEMA from February 2001 through March 2003. National campaign manager for the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign. Managed George W. Bush's 1994 campaign and served as chief of staff to Gov. Bush for five years. Deputy Secretary of Transportation in Oklahoma. B.A. in political science from Oklahoma State University. Native of Blackwell, OK.
Political Director Wayne Hamilton
Founding partner of San Jacinto Public Affairs, doing
the past eight years. (Recently served as event
coordinator for "THE RESPONSE: a call to prayer for a nation in
crisis"). Executive director of the Republican Party of Texas to
end of 2003;
the longest serving executive director in the party’s history.
Executive director of Texas Inaugural Committees in 2003, 2007 and
2011. Senior campaign aide to Congressman Joe Barton.
Dallas Baptist University in Dallas. Five generation native of
Congressional Liaison Stanton Anderson
(announced Oct. 24, 2011) Senior
counsel to the president and CEO of the United States Chamber of
Commerce, and of counsel to the DC law firm McDermott Will
& Emery (he joined the firm in 1995). Also managing director
of the U.S. Chamber's Campaign for Free Enterprise from Jan.
2010. Previously served as
executive vice president and chief legal officer at the Chamber.
Former chairman of Global USA, Inc., a consulting company he founded in
1983. In 1981 he founded the law firm, Anderson, Hibey,
Nauheim and Blair. Counsel to the Reagan-Bush campaign in 1980
and was senior director of the presidential transition of Ronald
Reagan. Convention opersations director for the President Ford
Committee in 1976. Attorney at Surrey, Karasik & Morse.
Involved in national political affairs since 1972; staff assistant in
the White House during the Nixon administration, then Deputy Assistant
Secretary of State for Congressional Relations under Henry
Kissinger. Executive director of the Young Republican National
Federation, 1963-65. Bachelor's degree from Westmont College in
1962 and J.D. from Willamette University in 1969.
Veterans for Perry Coalition
Dec. 8, 2011)
Major General James Everett Livingston, MOH, U.S. Marine Corp (Ret.) (South Carolina)
Chuck Larson, Sr., Fmr. U.S. Attorney and Justice Attaché to U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Colonel (USAR, Ret.) (Iowa)
Dakota Meyer, Sergeant, USMC (Ret.) (Kentucky)
William R. Mann, Lt. Colonel, US Army (Ret.) (Florida)
The Honorable Allen B. Clark , Fmr. Assistant Secretary for Veterans Liaison and Program Coordination and Director, National Cemetery System at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, CPT (USA-Ret) (Texas)
Communications Director Ray Sullivan
Chief of staff to Gov. Perry effective July 1,
2009. Operated Sullivan Public Affairs, an Austin-based public
government relations firm. Worked in various capacities for Perry
from 1998-2002, including governor’s deputy chief of staff, lieutenant
governor’s communications director, and communications director for the 1998 and 2002 campaigns.
A national spokesman for George W. Bush for President in Austin in the
2000 campaign. Deputy communications director for then Gov.
George W. Bush, 1995-98. Worked in the communications
office of Bush-Quayle '92. He also worked as a political
Karl Rove + Company, and served on the Washington, D.C. staffs of U.S.
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and
Congressman Sam Johnson (R-Plano). Degree in business marketing
from San Diego State University.
Deputy Communications Director Eric Bearse
Formed Bearse & Company LLC in 2007,
and has provided general consulting and communications services
to legislative candidates, written numerous speeches for officeholders
and university officials, directed grassroots and media campaigns aimed
at shaping regulatory decisions, and helped Governor Perry write his
first published book, On My Honor. Wrote speeches for
Perry for eight years (1999-2007), including two inaugural addresses,
four “state of the state” speeches and several Republican State
Convention addresses. Has worked
on six campaigns in Texas, including Perry’s campaigns for lieutenant
governor and governor. Bachelor’s
in political science from Texas A&M University, 1993.
National Press Secretary Mark Miner
Communications director to Gov. Perry in the
Governor's Office from Sept. 1,
2008; also communications director on Perry's 2010 re-election
campaign. Director of communications to Lt. Governor David
during two legislative sessions and six special sessions.
Communications director for the Bill Simon for Governor campaign in
California. Communications director at the
RNC under Jim Gilmore to the end of 2001. Communications director
to then Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore where
he was senior communications strategist and chief spokesman for the
Gilmore Administration. Press secretary for the Gilmore for
Governor campaign in
Virginia; communications director to the then Virginia Attorney
General Gilmore. Bachelor's degree in communictions from Michigan
Traveling Press Secretary Robert Black
Recently served as the director of governmental
affairs for American
Electric Power. Formed a consulting firm. He served as Gov.
Perry’s press secretary and communications director from 2003-08, as
well as communications director during Perry's successful 2006
re-election bid. Cmmunications director for Texas Attorney
General Greg Abbott’s successful 2002 campaign. Director
of public information at the Texas Department of Insurance.
Communications director for the Republican
Party of Texas from 1998-2001. Worked in Washington, DC for
then-Majority Leader Dick Armey, and as a press aide to Ari Fleischer
at the Committee on Ways and Means. Black has also worked for two Texas
state senators, and began his career as a legislative assistant to
now-Speaker Tom Craddick in 1990. >Graduate
of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
State Press Director Press Katie
Press secretary to Gov. Perry in the Governor's Office
from Dec, 2010;
previously deputy press secretary from August 2008.
Communications director for the Texas Governor's Competitiveness
Council in the first part of 2008. Has
Worked for the
Louisiana House of Representatives. B.A. in political science
Louisiana State University, 2004.
Policy and Strategy Director Deirdre Delisi
Recently chair of the Texas Transportation Commission,
appointed by Gov.
Perry in April 2008. Delisi served as chief of staff and deputy
chief of staff to Gov. Perry, and served as his special assistant when
he was lieutenant governor. Policy advisor to the presidential
campaigns of Lamar Alexander and George W. Bush. Delisi also
served at the Texas Department of Commerce and as legislative aide for
Texas Senator Bill Ratliff. Bachelor's degree in political
science from Duke University and master's degree in international
policy studies from Stanford University.
Senior Advisor Chip Roy
(announced Nov. 2, 2011) Most recently served as director of state-federal relations in the Office of the Governor of Texas. Prior to that, he served as special assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Texas. Roy worked for Sen. John Cornyn from 2002-09, including as staff director at the Republican Conference; senior counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; and staffer on Sen. Cornyn's 2002 campaign for Senate. Bachelor's degree in commerce and master's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Virginia; law degree from the University of Texas.
Senior Advisor Brandy Marty
(announced Nov. 2, 2011) Has worked for Gov.
Perry since 2007,
recently as the director of Budget, Planning and Policy since Jan.
she was policy director for the governor's 2010 primary campaign, and
served as the governor's deputy legislative director and House liaison
during the 80th Legislative Session. She has also worked in
several capacities for elected officials within the House of
Representatives. Bachelor's degree in government from
the University of Texas and a law degree from St. Mary's University.
Policy Advisor (Foreign Policy) Victoria
(Sept. 2011; announced Nov. 2) Director of
research at DHR
Holdings LLC (former Secretary of Defense
Donald Rumsfeld) from 2007-11. Ph.D. in Italian
Renaissance art and history from the University of Pennsylvania, 1998;
M.A. in art history from Williams College, 1992; B.A. in art history
from Trinity College-Hartford, 1990.
Policy Advisor (Economic
Issues) Sean Davis
(announced Nov. 2) Managing partner at Davis
from Oct. 2010. CFO at The Daily Caller in 2010. Chief
investigator and economic
policy adviser for Sen. Tom Coburn from 2005-08 (he
helped create USASpending.gov, the first searchable website with
information on nearly $1 trillion in federal grants, contracts,
sub-grants and sub-contracts). Policy analyst for the
Congressional Joint Economic Committee, 2003-05; legislative assistant
in the U.S. House of Representatives for the first part of 2003.
M.B.A. from the
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, 2010. BBA
in finance from Texas Tech University Rawls College of Business.
Policy Advisor (Defense, Energy and
Issues) Emily Domenech
(Sept. 2011; announced Nov. 2) Advance
officer in the Office of the Secretary of
Defense from 2007-11. Trip coordinator/advance representative in
the Office of the Secretary of Energy
from 2006-07. Master's degree in National
Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College,
2011. B.S. from University of Virginia, 2006.
Policy Associate Shana Gooch
Most recently worked at Delisi Communications, a political affairs and governmental relations firm headed by Ted Delisi. Served in the office of State Rep. Dwayne Bohac during the 81st legislative session. Bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas.
Director of Finance Margaret Lauderback
Finance on Texans for
Rick Perry, the 2010 re-elect campaign. Managing director for
technology at the Carmen Group starting late 2006. Vice president
for government relations at the NYSE Group. Managing
director for government affairs at Archipelago Holdings, Inc, announced
March 16, 2005. Various positions with TechNet, a PAC for the
hi-tech industry, including vice president of Republican outreach, vice
president of membership, executive director of the Texas office,
1999-early 2005. Worked in government affairs for
Ameritech. Aide to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison. Bachelor of
journalism degree from
The University of Texas at Austin.
Regional Finance Director - Jennifer Sullivan Grammer
(Aug. 2011) Deputy finance director on Texans
for Rick Perry from
June 2009. B.B.A. in marketing from The University of Texas at
Austin, Red McCombs School of Business, 2008.
Director of Advance David Eichler
Moved over from serving as deputy director of the
legislative office; he has also served as Perry's director of
Director of Scheduling Kim Snyder
Director of Operations Janan Grissom
(Sept. 2011) White House liaison at the
Treasury Department. Director of administration on Bush-Cheney
'04. Administrator of the Texas Governor's Mansion in
Austin under Gov. Rick Perry. Deputy director
of the White House Visitors Office, 2001. Staffer on Bush for
President and Bush-Cheney.
Deputy CFO Tom Adams
project manager/data analyst for the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund,
2009-11. Press billing manager for the McCain-Palin
campaign, June-Nov. 2008; budget deputy on John McCain 2008, March-May
2008. B.A. in finance from The University of Alabama, 2007.
Treasurer Sal Purpura
(Aug. 2011) Director of treasury for Country
First PAC, from Dec.
2008. Director of treasury for John McCain 2008, McCain-Palin
2008 and the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund, from Nov. 2006.
Treasurer on Carly for California. Treasurer and comptroller on
Bush-Cheney '04. Comptroller on Jeb Bush for Governor and
Bush-Brogan '02. National budget director on George W. Bush for
President and Bush-Cheney. Deputy comptroller on Jeb Bush for
Governor and Bush-Brogan '98. States budget manager on Dole-Kemp
'96. Budget and accounts payable manager on Phil Gramm for
President, 1995-96. Accounting assistant on Jeb Bush for Governor
and Bush-Feeney '94. B.S. in political science from Florida State
Counsel Joseph M. Nixon
Of Counsel at Beirne, Maynard & Parsons in
Houston since Feb. 2005. Served in the Texas House of
Representatives, 1995-2007. J.D. from St. Mary's University
School of Law, San Antonio, Texas, 1982; B.S. in economics from Texas
Senior Advisor Rick Ahearn
At Potomac Communication Strategies. Has worked
on a dozen
presidential campaigns going back to 1968.
Steve Forbes (announced Oct. 24, 2011)
(announced Oct. 24, 2011) Partner at OnMessage Inc. With Nelson Warfield, Anderson produced ads for Rick Scott's 2010 campaign for governor of Florida. Co-author of Gov. Bobby Jindal's book, "Leadership and Crisis" (2010). In Fall 2008 he led the RNC's independent expenditure campaign against President Obama; earlier in the cycle, in 2007-08, he was a member of the ad team for Mitt Romney's campaign. Led the RNC's independent expenditure ad campaign to re-elect President Bush in 2004. Directed coalition outreach efforts for the Bush/Cheney campaign in 2000, after serving as senior strategist for Steve Forbes in 1999. Political director at the RNC under Chairman Haley Barbour. Associate Director of Public Liaison at the White House under President Reagan. Other positions held include NRSC coalition director, NRSC Southern regional director, and RNC Midwest regional director.
(announced Oct. 24, 2011) A founding partner
(1984) of Sandler-Innocenzi, an award-winning
national political advertising firm. Innocenzi has been the lead
creative force behind dozens of high profile political campaigns.
Media director for the NRCC, 1979-83. Graduate of The Ohio State
University, 1977. (twitter)
(announced Oct. 24, 2011) Founder of Warfield & Company; was a key part of the team that produced ads for Rick Scott's 2010 campaign for governor of Florida. Served as a media consultant on Fred Thompson's presidential campaign but left in the latter part of Oct. 2007. National spokesman on former Sen. Bob Dole's 1996 presidential campaign. Spokesman for Ronald S. Lauder, cosmetics heir. Worked in the communications department at the White House. Executive director of the Maryland Republican Party.
Headquarters: 7780 Office
Plaza Drive, Suite 132, West Des
Moines, IA 50266
...Anita Perry at grand opening
State Director Matt Gronewald
Aug. 26, 2011; reported Aug. 25) Comes to
the campaign from position as deputy executive director of the
Republican Party of Iowa. In April 2011 for less than a month he
served as Iowa director/consultant for Gov. Haley Barbour's Haley's
PAC. House Majority
Fund director July
2007-Dec. 2010. Worked on John McCain's Iowa caucus effort from
mid-2006 to mid-2007, starting with Straight Talk
America in June 2006 directing day to day ops on the ground.
State Rep. Bill Dix's congressional campaign in Iowa's 1st CD; Dix
second to Mike Whalen in the June 6, 2006 primary. Worked for the
State Party's Legislative Majority Fund, and as Rep. Dix's
legislative assistant while he was the Statehouse Appropriations
From Des Moines.
Chairman Robert Haus
Vice president of public affairs at Policy
Works, announced Nov. 2010. Co-founder and owner of Eagle
Media Group LLC. Iowa state director on Fred Thompson's 2007-08
Iowa caucus campaign. Managing consultant for public policy
and public affairs (corporate communications and issue campaigns) for
DCI Group, 2000-06. Senior Iowa
consultant on Steve Forbes' 2000 Iowa caucus campaign. Managed
Phil Gramm's 1996 Iowa caucus campaign. Managed Sen. Chuck
1992 re-election campaign. Worked for the Iowa Senate Republican
Graduate of Iowa State University; law degree from the University of Iowa, 1988.
Senior Consultant Ruth Haus
(reported by Real Clear Politics) President of
Living History Farms. Co-founder and owner of Eagle
Media Group LLC. CEO of the Des Moines
Symphony, 2002-07. Deputy campaign manager on Steve Forbes' 2000
presidential campaign. Deputy political director at the RNC,
1994-97. Worked in the Offices of Intergovernmental Affairs and
Political Affairs at the White House, 1989-92. M.B.A. from The
College of William and Mary, 2002; B.B.A. from The George Washington
University, School of Business, 1988. Originally from Greenwich,
Co-Chairman Matthew Whitaker
Sept. 13, 2011) Formerly Gov. Tim Pawlenty's Iowa
chairman.1 Managing partner of Whitaker Hagenow GBMG in Des
Moines. He served as the United States Attorney for the Southern
District of Iowa, 2004-09. Whitaker earned a bachelor’s degree, law
degree and master of business administration degree from the University
of Iowa. As an undergraduate, Whitaker was a tight end on the 1990 Big
Ten Champion football team and played in the 1991 Rose Bowl and the
1991 Holiday Bowl.
Statewide Volunteer Coordinator Robert Crawford
Crawford has worked
as a realtor in Virginia, California and Iowa; served on the Robertson
for President campaign; attended University of Iowa.
Des Moines Headquarters Rachelle Crawford
Crawford formerly worked as an
educator in Virginia; bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.
Regional Field Staff
Northwest Iowa Travis Holler - formerly served as a regional field director for the Pawlenty campaign and aide to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell; bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University.
Southwest Iowa Drew Selden - served as scheduler and researcher on Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley's 2010 campaign and worked as PGA Tournament Director in West Palm Beach, Florida.; bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.
Central Iowa Rob Anderson - formerly served as regional field director on Pawlenty campaign; bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Barbara.
Central Iowa Dane Nealson - formerly served as a field representative on Pawlenty campaign, served as chairman of Iowa Federation of College Republicans and worked on Huckabee for President campaign; bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University.
North Central Iowa Gabe Haugland - served in the U.S military and led more than 50 combat missions in Operation Enduring Freedom; bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa and a law degree from Drake University.
Annie McEniry - formerly worked as a
fundraiser for the Republican National Committee, legislative
correspondent for Sen. Chuck Grassley’s Senate Finance Committee, and
served on the Iowa Branstad-Reynolds 2010 campaign and the McCain-Palin
presidential campaign; bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa.
Mike Thom - formerly served as field
representative for Pawlenty campaign and legislative clerk in Iowa
House of Representatives; received a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State
University and master of public administration from Drake University.
1. Note that although Pawlenty endorsed Romney
on Sept. 12, Perry was able to announce five people from Pawlenty's
Iowa team the next day.
Sen. David Johnson (District 3-Ocheyedan) (reported by DMR on 07/29/11) +
philanthropist Gary Kirke (announced
Oct. 5, 2011)
Veterans for Perry Coalition
Dec. 8, 2011)
State Chair: Chuck Larson, Sr., Fmr. U.S. Attorney and Justice Attaché to U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Colonel (USAR, Ret.)
State Co-Chair: The Honorable Royd Chambers, State Representative, District 5 and Master Sergeant, Iowa National Air Guard, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Dale Andres, Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Gary Fischer, Captain, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Wayne Vanderkrol, Captain, Army National Guard (Chaplain)
Gannon Hendrick, Captain, U.S. Army Reserve
Andy Andersen, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Lee D. Booton, U.S. Navy, Seaman 1st Class
Rick LaMere, US Army, (Ret.)
John W. Sturdy, Sgt. Major, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Jeffrey A. Havenner, Major, U.S. Army
Dick L. Rattray, Lt. Colonel, USMCR (Ret.)
Tom Hanrahan, U.S. Navy
Zac Buttercase, Army National Guard
Gabe Haugland, Army National Guard
“[W]e are actively recruiting volunteers for the Iowa
effort. We are looking for about 1200 volunteers to be onsite the week
of December 27 – January 4 or at the very least onsite no later than
January 3." -Oct. 2011 email from RickPerry.org via Politico's Mike Allen
Headquarters: 1750 Elm
Street, Suite 101, Manchester, NH 03104
Norway Hill Associates in Hancock, NH. See above.
Campaign Manager Kerry Marsh
(reported by John DiStaso on Aug. 25, 2011)
Immediate past chair
of New Hampshire Young Republicans. Marsh has worked on political
and corporate communications at Spectrum Marketing Companies since Feb.
2006. Deputy field director for Bruce Keough’s campaign for
governor in 2002. Graduate of Keene State College, 2003.
Native of Meriden, NH (Sullivan County).
B.A. in history from Bates College, 2011.
Worked for Sarah (Crawford) Stewart on then-Gov. Tim
First PAC and then as a field representative on Pawlenty for
President. B.A. in
political science from American University, 2010. Development
intern for Americans for Prosperity, 2007-09, also interned for Sen.
Judd Gregg and Executive Councilor Ray Burton. From Hanover, NH.
(Aug. 2011) B.A. in government from Colby
Political experience is volunteer on Peter Mills for Governor campaign
in Maine, Feb.-May 2010 and intern for the Mass. Republican Party,
Field representative on Pawlenty for President. Philadelphia field representative on the Toomey for Senate campaign. Worked for the North Carolina Republican Party.
Office Manager Maribeth McCue
In 2010 McCue opened a Under the Veil, a bridal store
(James Pindell reported Gigler to join the campaign
Previously Southern NH field director on Bachmann for President; left
in the mass exodus. Seacoast regional field coordinator for NH
GOP Victory in 2010.
"More than twenty-five years' experience in business, government and politics." Earlier in the cycle served as volunteer advisor to Gov. Haley Barbour. Currently founder and president of Novus Public Affairs in Portsmouth and a principal of Hynes Communications. Previously Young founded Calypso Communications, also in Portsmouth, and before that he headed Paul Young and Associates. He served as a senior national campaign advisor to the presidential campaigns of Jack Kemp, Bob Dole and Steve Forbes. First professional job was legislative correspondent in the U.S. Senate at age 20.
New Hampshire Steering
(announced Oct. 6, 2011)
Sen. Gordon Humphrey - Chichester
Rep. Spec Bowers - Sunapee
Rep. Robert Greemore - Meredith
Rep. Pete Silva - Nashua
Rep. Will Smith - New Castle
Rep. Pam Tucker - Greenland
The Hon. Emile Beaulieau - Manchester
The Hon. Chuck Douglas - Concord
The Hon. Dick Ferdinando - Manchester
The Hon. Sandy Reeves - Manchester
The Hon. Gregory Slayton - Hanover
Ambassador Joseph and Augusta Petrone - Dublin
Jim Adams - Pittsfield
Peter Angerhofer - Stratham
Robert Chernin - Hanover
Patty Humphrey - Chichester
Cliff Hurst - Manchester
Steve Lewis - Atkinson
Sean Mahoney - Portsmouth
Scott Mason - North Stratford
David McLaughlin - Nashua
Doug Newell - Derry
Marian Noronha - Madbury
John Stephen - Manchester
Maynard Thomson - Freedom
Jack Tulley - Nashua
(32 members announced
Oct. 21, 2011)
Coalition Co-Chair Dr. Julianne Cooper, Liberty Harbor Academy
Coalition Co-Chair Marian Norohna, Turbocam
Veterans for Perry Coalition
Dec. 8, 2011)
State Chair: The Honorable Frank McCarthy, State Representative, Major, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret. Mustang)
State Chair: Jim Adams, Pittsfield, Petty Officer Second Class, U.S. Navy
The Honorable Fred Rice, State Representative, Major, U.S. Army (Ret.)
The Honorable Larry Gagne, State Representative, Petty Officer Third Class, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
The Honorable Emile Beaulieu, Mayor of Manchester, Senior Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
The Honorable Chuck Douglas, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Ambassador Joe Petrone, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Dan Fleetham, Jr, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
The Honorable Al Baldassaro, State Representative, First Sergeant, U.S. Marines (Ret.)
Fed Up with Washington Coalition
Jan. 7, 2012)
Co-chairmen Rep. Steve Cunningham and former Franklin Mayor Tony Giunta
Sylvia Smith – Littleton, NH Tea Party Coordinator
Karen Thoman – Nashua Republican activist and Nashua Republican City Committee Secretary
Rep. Tom Howard (R-Croydon)
Rep. Walter Kolodziej (R-Windham)
Former Rep. Mark Clark (R-Bedford)
Mr. John O’Brien – Hillsborough GOP activist and former Cain for President Hillsborough Chair.
Susan Olsen – Smart Girl Politics NH and Warner GOP Activist
Paul Thoman – Nashua GOP Activist
Former U.S. Sen. Gordon Humphrey (reported by Granite Status on Aug. 25, 2011)
Former U.S. Rep. Chuck Douglas (reported by Granite Status on Aug. 25, 2011)
John Stephen, 2010
Republican gubernatorial nominee
on Sept. 1, 2011)
On Sept. 21,
2011 the campaign announced
endorsements of a total of 27 state Reps. (includes two reported earlier)
Rep. Pamela Tucker (R-Greenland), Deputy Speaker (first reported by Granite Status on Sept. 6, 2011)
Rep. Pete Silva (R-Nashua), Majority Whip (reported earlier in 09/11)
Rep. Dick Hinch (R-Merrimack)
Rep. Gregory Sorg (R-Easton)switch to Gingrich
Rep. Andrew Renzullo (R-Hudson)
Rep. Ralph Boehm (R-Litchfield)
Rep. Larry Gagne (R-Manchester)
Rep. Win Hutchinson (R-Manchester)
Rep. Carlos Gonzalez (R-Manchester)
Rep. Kevin Avard (R-Nashua)
Rep. Fred Rice (R-Hampton)
Rep. Ken Weyler (R-Kingston)
Rep. David Lundgren (R-Londonderry)switch to Romney
Rep. Will Smith (R-New Castle)
Rep. Norman Major (R-Plaistow)switch to Romney reported Oct. 28
Rep. Al Baldassaro (R-Londonderry)
Rep. Mike Kappler (R-Raymond)
Rep. Warren Groen (R-Rochester)
Rep. Spec Bowers (R-Georges Mills)
Rep. Tom Keane (R-Bow)
Rep. John Hikel (R-Goffstown)
Rep. Frank McCarthy (R-Conway)
Rep. David Bates (R-Windham)
Rep. Moe Villeneuve (R-Bedford)
Rep. Elaine Swinford (R-Center Barnstead)switch to Romney reported Nov. 2
Rep. Randall Brownrigg (R-Hudson)
Rep. Edmond Gionet (R-Lincoln)
Rep. James D. Summers
(R-Nashua) (announced Nov. 23, 2011)
Petrone and wife Augusta of Dublin (reported by John DiStaso
Granite Status and James Pindell Political Scoop on Sept. 29, 2011)
The Petrones were honorary NH co-chairs on Rudy Giuliani's 2007-08 campaign. He was chairman of the Reagan-Bush Iowa veteran's coalition in 1984 and she was co-chairman of the 1984 Reagan-Bush campaign in Iowa. They have farms in NH and Iowa. Ambassador Petrone served as the United States Permanent Representative to the European Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva from 1987-89. He was an Army officer during three wars – World War II, Korea and Vietnam, retiring in 1970 with the rank of Colonel. He was a White House aide during President Dwight Eisenhower's administration.
Franklin Mayor Ken
Merrifield (reported by John DiStaso
Granite Status on Nov. 3, 2011; announced
Nov. 8, 2011)
Kurt Wuelper of
Strafford, President of New Hampshire Right to Life (announced
Dec. 6, 2011)
Headquarters: former Haley
for Governor headquarters ...Anita Perry at grand opening
35 Brendan Way, Greenville, SC 29615
Chairman Katon Dawson
(reported by CNN on Aug. 13, 2011) Dawson was
Newt Gingrich's top advisor in
South Carolina. He was candidate for RNC chairman in Feb.
2009, finishing second to Michael Steele. Elected Chairman of the
South Carolina Republican Party in spring 2002 and unanimously
re-elected in 2004 and 2007, he served to May 2009. President and
general manager of family-owned Burns Auto Parts in Columbia.
Active in Republican Party politics for more than 40 years. "On
Halloween night 1964, Dawson was just 8 years old when his mother drove
him to the downtown auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina, to hear
Ronald Reagan stump for Republican presidential nominee Sen. Barry
Goldwater of Arizona." B.S. in management from the University of
South Carolina, 1979.
State Director Chris McClure
(reported by CNN on Aug. 13, 2011) Manager at
Communications since January 2010. Executive director of the
North Carolina Republican Party 2007-09. Political director on
Cobey for Governor, 2003-04. B.A. in political science from UNC
at Chapel Hill.
Political Director Le Price
[reported by CNN on Sept. 15]
Senior Advisor Walter Whetsell
(reported by CNN on Aug. 13, 2011) Founder (in 1996) of Starboard Communications based in Lexington, SC, Whetsell has implemented and developed voter contact programs for numerous state-wide races. Advisor/in-state consultant on Friends of Fred Thompson in 2007-08. Coordinated the voter contact direct mail program for Gov. Mark Sanford's successful re-election campaign in 2006. In 2004, Whetsell played an important role in helping Rep. Jim DeMint in both his successful primary and general election bid for the U.S. Senate.
Finance Director Sunny Phillips
With Brad Henry formed a fundraising firm, pH
Strategic, in Columbia in
2010. Funded and executed two GOP presidential debates during
South Carolina’s First in the South Republican primary election in
Communications Coordinator/Field Brian
U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (SC-5 / Indian Land-Lancaster County) (announced 09/05/11)
Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler (District 14-Gaffney) (08/20/11) +
former House Speaker
David Wilkins (+)
Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. U.S. Ambassador to Canada, June 2005-Jan. 2009. Elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1980 and served for 25 years including 11 years as Speaker. State chairman of the Bush-Cheney ‘04 campaign and co-chair of the campaign in 2000.
Eddie Floyd, physician and prominent
fundraiser from Greenville (08/19/11)
On Sept. 21,
2011 the campaign announced
endorsements of a total of 21 state legislators (includes one reported earlier)
State Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler, Cherokee
State Senator Paul Campbell, Berkeley
State Senator Ronnie Cromer, Newberry
State Senator Larry Grooms, Berkeley
State Senator Mike Rose, Dorchester
State Rep. Todd Atwater, Lexington
State Rep. Liston Barfield, Horry
State Rep. Eric Bedingfield, Greenville
State Rep. Alan Clemmons, Horry
State Rep. Marion Frye, Saluda
State Rep. Dan Hamilton, Greenville
State Rep. Bill Hixon, Aiken
State Rep. Chip Limehouse, Charleston
State Rep. Philip Lowe, Florence
State Rep. Chris Murphy, Charleston
State Rep. Andy Patrick, Beaufort
State Rep. Bill Sandifer, Oconee
State Rep. Gary Simrill, Rock Hill
State Rep. Tommy Stringer, Greenville
State Rep. Bill Taylor, Aiken
State Rep. Mark Willis, Greenville
Commissioner Hugh Weathers (announced
House Speaker Bobby
Harrell (announced 10/25/11)
Veterans for Perry Coalition
Dec. 8, 2011)
State Chair: James Everett Livingston, Major General U.S. Marines (Ret.)switch to Gingrich announced Jan. 18, 2012
Major General Bob Livingston, Adjutant General - State of South Carolina
Herb Ellis, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
James "Boo" Alford, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Darwin Simpson, Major General, S.C. Army National Guard (Ret.)
Todd Humphries, Staff Sergeant., U.S. Army (Ret.)
Roger Sanderson, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Mark Kelly, Sergeant, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Daniel Jones, Sergeant, US Army
Charles E. Edge, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Ret.)
Note: in addition to Livingston, other Perry backers who switched included Patrick Haddon, former chairman of the Greenville County GOP (to Santorum, reported Jan. 13) and Barry Winn, a Spartanburg businessman and former chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party (to Romney, reported Jan. 12).
State Director Nick Hansen
Sept. 9, 2011) Most recently a
strategist and legislative assistant to state Representative Jeff
Brandes. Has served as a
campaign strategist for
Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Jack Latvala for State Senate, Sandra Murman
for Hillsborough Commissioner, Bill Foster for St. Pete Mayor, and
Deveron Gibbons for St. Pete Mayor. Tampa Bay regional field
director on Mitt
Romney for President in 2008.
Director Bret Prater
(announced Sept. 9, 2011) Political director on
Gov. Tim Pawlenty's campaign, announced July 19, 2011 through his
withdrawal on Aug. 14. Political director for
Party of Florida in the 2010 cycle (from May/June 2009); previously a
coordinator of the RPOF’s Get Out the Vote
Program. Served as deputy director of external affairs in the
Executive Office of Gov. Crist and as a special assistant to the
Governor for a 37-county region in North Florida. Organized the
RPOF’s statewide precinct walker program in the 2006 election.
Did political work for the Florida Association of Realtors,
Victory 2004 field staffer in Leon County. A grassroots organizer
for the Bush/Brogan ‘02 gubernatorial campaign in Miami-Dade County.
Regional Field Directors
Southeast (Broward/W. Palm) Ashley (Beach) McElheny
Southest Craig Briscoe
South (Miami-Dade) Lazaro Fields
West Central Coast (from Pinellas North) Todd Lewis
Tampa Bay Jose Romano
Central Florida (Orlando) Mike Shirley
Northeast Ash Mason
Oct. 6, 2011; all except Mason in
place at time of P5)
Consultant-Grassroots Anthony Bustamante
(announced Sept. 9, 2011) Statewide field
director on Marco Rubio's 2010 campaign for U.S.
Senate. Has served as a regional
Victory director and 72 Hour director for the Republican Party of
Senior Advisor Randy
Principal of Enwright
Consulting Group in Tallahassee. National political
director of Fred Thompson's 2007-08
presidential campaign (officially announced Aug. 8, 2007).
Executive director of the Florida Republican Party.
Senior advisor to President George W. Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns;
a senior advisor to the re-election campaign of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush
2002. Executive director of the Iowa Republican Party,
Missouri campaign director on George H.W. Bush's 1988 presidential
Political director of the Missouri Republican Party, 1985-86.
Senior partner at Enwright Consulting Group in Tallahassee. Rimes served as executive director of the Florida Republican Party starting May 2007. He was a deputy chief of staff to Gov. Charlie Crist; transition operations coordinator; director of operations on the Crist for Governor campaign. Consultant with Enwright Consulting Group for six years. Campaign manager on then Attorney General Crist’s 1998 U.S. Senate campaign. Bachelor's degree in political science from Florida State University.
Sen. Don Gaetz (District 4-Niceville) (08/14/11, announced 08/29/11) +
House Speaker Dean Cannon (District 35-Winter Park) (announced 08/24/11) +
Rep. Jeff Brandes (District 52-St. Petersburg) (08/14/11) +
Rep. Matt Gaetz (District 4-Fort Walton Beach) (08/14/11) +
Rep. Clay Ingram (District 2-Pensacola) (08/15/11) +
(announced September 20, 2011)
Chairman Speaker Dean Cannon
John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Policy Councilswitch to Santorum Jan. 2011
Pam Olsen, founder and president of the Florida Prayer Network
Pasco County Republican Bill Bunting, a leader in the effort to protect the second amendment
Orange County Republican activist Lew Oliver
Dr. A.K. Desai, CEO of Universal Health Care Group, Inc.
State Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Crestview)
State Rep. Rachel Burgin (R-Riverview)
State Rep. Clay Ingram (R-Pensacola)
Broward County Commissioner Chip Lamarca
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo
Orange County Property Appraiser Bill Donegan
Former Florida GOP
Chairman Van Poole (announced
Sept. 21, 2011)
A managing principal at Dutko Worldwide; former Florida House Member, State Senator and House Minority Whip; served as a partner at Krieg, Kostas and Poole; worked for ten years with Exxon (Humble Oil).
House Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera (announced Sept. 22, 2011)
Paul Senft (announced
Oct. 3, 2011)
GOP activist from Haines City in Polk County and has served as Florida’s National Committeeman since 2004.
(announced Oct. 17, 2011) Maria Converse, Citrus County chair - Tabatha Matassa, Hernando County chair - Wes Maddox, Hillsborough County chair - Josh Burgin, Hillsborough County co-chair - Terri Gaffney, Hillsborough County co-chair - Heather Goldin, Manatee County chair - Bill Bunting, Pasco County chair - Fred Manno, Pasco County co-chair - Chet Renfro, Pinellas County chair - Julie Brady, Sarasota County chair
Florida Leadership Team
(announced Oct. 24, 2011) Bill Abbatematteo, Charlotte County chair - Hans Johnson, Collier County chair - Kathy Jones, Lee County Chair - Cannon Eley, Glades County chair - Wes Bartlett, Hendry County chair
Florida Leadership Team
(announced Oct. 27, 2011) Esteban Bovo, Miami-Dade County Chair - Carlos Curbelo, Miami-Dade County Co-Chair - Roly Marante, Miami-Dade County Co-Chair - Jorge Luis Lopez, Miami-Dade County Co-Chair
Beth Kigel, Palm Beach County Chair - Ira Sabin, Palm Beach County Co-Chair - Jackie Fay, Palm Beach County Co-Chair - Michael Barnett, Palm Beach County Co-Chair - Linda Gore, Palm Beach County Co-Chair
Chip LaMarca, Broward County Chair - Kevin Tynan, Broward County Co-Chair - Greg Aguirre, Broward County Co-Chair - Gregg Sjoquist, Broward County Co-Chair - Vince Boccard, Broward County Co-Chair - Joe Eikenberg, Broward County Co-Chair
Shanna Jones, St Lucie County Chair - Sal Rozzitti, Martin County Chair
Veterans for Perry Coalition
Dec. 8, 2011)
State Chair: The Honorable Jeff Brandes, State Representative, District 52, U.S. Army (Ret.)
State Chair: The Honorable George Moraitis, Jr., State Representative, District 91, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Tavis McElheny, Lieutenant, U.S. Coast Guard (Ret.)
Tony Buntyn, Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Richard Sugg, Staff Sgt, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Harlen Twible, Lieutenant U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Carl Jackson, Petty Officer Second Class, U.S. Navy
Chet Renfro, Major, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Bill Helmich, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Ben Warren, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)
Fred Manno, Air Man First First Class - U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
Yvonne Pillmore, Lt. Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)
State Director Jeremy Hughes
Oct. 5, 2011) Most recently
worked on Mississippi
State Treasurer Tate Reeves' campaign for Lt. Governor. In
(reported by HuffPo's Sam Stein).
Political director on Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson's U.S.
Senate campaign in the May 2010 primary election. Campaign
manager for Kentucky Congressman Geoff Davis. Managed managed
director of Freedom Vote, an
Ohio-based non-profit, focusing
on voter turnout efforts in the state. Graduate of
Morehead State University. Kentucky native.
Director Kristin Vieira
(announced Oct. 5, 2011) Most recently at the
Fund for Nevada's
Future. Deputy director of Nevada GOP Victory 2010.
Northern field director on Sue Lowden for U.S. Senate primary campaign
in Nevada. Political director on Dave Reichert for Congress in
Washington, 2008. Field rep. on the Rudy Giulian Presidential
Committee, Sept. 2007-Jan. 2008. Political director on Bob Beers
for Governor, Dec. 2005-Aug. 2006. B.S. in political science,
history from University of Scranton.
Gov. Brian Sandoval (announced Sept. 13, 2011)
State Coordinator Shawnna L.M. Bolick
(Oct. 2011) President and founder (April 2011)
of Arizonans for
Government Efficiency. Candidate for Arizona House of
Representatives in Aug. 2010 primary. Consultant to various
organizations including Booz Allen and Hamilton, Legislative Education
Action Drive, Alliance for School Choice, Rose Law Group, Goldwater
Institute and the Arizona Charter School Association. Research
assistant, then committee clerk (high tech commission) in the Office of
Lt. Gov Rick Perry, 1999-2000. Research assistant at the Heritage
Foundation, 1999. Staff assistant to Sen. Rick Santorum,
1998-99. Graduate degree in public policy from American
University, 1999; B.A. in policy studies from Syracuse University,
1997. Grew up in suburbs of Pittsburgh.
U.S. Rep. Candice Miller (MI-10) (announced Sept. 8, 2011)
(leadership team announced
Oct. 19, 2011)
State Network Coordinator Camaran Williams
Native of Pell City who is currently chairman of the St. Clair County Young Republicans. He served as central Alabama vice chairman of the College Republican Federation of Alabama while studying at the University of Alabama. Williams is a veteran of numerous state, local and national political campaigns.
Deputy State Network Coordinator Clay
Former deputy campaign manager of the Bryan Taylor for Senate campaign; former legislative aide to Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey. Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University-Montgomery.
Member of the Alabama Republican Executive Committee; former deputy
finance director for the State of Alabama; former president and CEO of
Opelika Chamber of Commerce. Master’s degree from University
of Alabama-Birmingham and bachelor’s degree from Auburn University.
Former public relations director of Alabama Students for McCain; former
communications staff member of the Byrne for Alabama gubernatorial
campaign; political communication consultant to the Bryan Taylor for
Senate campaign. Bachelor’s degree from University of Alabama.
Tyler Evans –
Former advance team volunteer of Byrne
for Alabama campaign. Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University.
Nikki Nicholson – Vice chair of Mobile County Young Republicans; social media chair of the Young Republican National Federation; chair of the 2013 Young Republican National Convention; member of the Mobile County Republican Executive Committee; events committee chair of Smart Girl Politics.
(announced Oct. 6, 2011)
25 elected officials and conservative leaders in Arkansas, including 19 state lawmakers, four GOP county chairs, Land Commissioner John Thurston, and National Committeewoman Reta Hamilton.
Land Commissioner John Thurston
State Representative Duncan Baird
State Representative Nate Bell
State Representative Mark Biviano
State Representative Ann Clemmer
State Representative Charlie Collins
State Representative Bruce Cozart
State Representative Kim Hammer
State Representative Justin Harris
State Representative Mary “Prissy” Hickerson
State Representative Lane Jean
State Representative Josh Johnston
State Representative Allen Kerr
State Representative Andrea Lea
State Representative David Meeks
State Representative Stephen Meeks
State Representative David Sanders
State Representative Gary Stubblefield
State Representative Bruce Westerman
State Representative Jon Woods
National Committeewoman Reta Hamilton
Pulaski County GOP Chairman Cory Cox
Ashley County GOP Chairwoman Jane Johnson
Benton County GOP Chairman Mike Sevak
Sebastian County GOP Chairman Rex Terry
Finance Leadership Team
Nov. 2, 2011)
Finance Chair Paul Folino
Executive chairman of the board of
directors of Emulex, an information technology product manufacturer
headquartered in Costa Mesa. Folino has been with Emulex since
1993, first as CEO, then
adding the title of chairman in 2002, and becoming executive chairman
2006. In addition, he is one of the founding members of New
Finance Chair John Harris
Owns and manages Harris Ranch, a diversified
agricultural company in California; it also
includes Harris Ranch Restaurant and Inn, a major hospitality center on
Interstate 5. Harris also has been active in breeding and racing
thoroughbred horses for almost 50 years. He and his wife, Carole,
live on their River Ranch
east of Fresno. They both are graduates of the University of California
Finance Chair E. Floyd Kvamme
Partner Emeritus at the high-technology
venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. In 1982,
he became executive vice president of sales and marketing for
Apple Computer. Kvamme helped found National Semiconductor in
serving as general manager of semiconductor operations. He holds
from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MSE in
semiconductor electronics from Syracuse University.
Finance Chair Dean Spanos
Chairman and president of the San Diego
Chargers and president of the A.G. Spanos Companies.
Finance Chair Mike Tuchin
A founding member and co-manager of Klee, Tuchin, Bogdanoff and Stern LLP. Law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley in 1990; bachelor's degree in psychology from Stanford University.
Co-Finance Chairs: Ed Atsinger, CEO, Salem Communications (Los Angeles) - Doug Barnhart, Chairman and CEO, J. Reese Construction (San Diego) - Kim Bengard, Founder, It Takes a Family Foundation (Orange County) - Stephen Chazen, Chairman and CEO, Occidental Petroleum (Los Angeles) - Ken Eldred, Founder and CEO , Living Stones Foundation (Bay Area) - Frank Jao, CEO, Bridgecreek Group (Orange County) - Steve Layton, President, Eand B Natural Resource Development Corporation (Central Valley) - Tom McKernan, President and CEO, Automobile Club of Southern California (Orange County) - Paula Kent Meehan, President and Chairman, Kenquest, Inc. (Los Angeles) - George Mihlsten, Partner, Latham and Watkins (Los Angeles) - John Mumford, Founding Partner, Crosspoint Venture Partners (Bay Area) - Larry Paul, Founding Principal, Laurel Crown Partners, LLC (Los Angeles) - The Honorable Gregory Slayton, Owner, Slayton Capitol (Bay Area) - Patrick Soon-Siong, Founder, Abraxis (Los Angeles) - Dr. Josh Valdez, President and CEO, Right Way Healthcare (Los Angeles) - Michael Warder, Vice Chancellor, Pepperdine University* (Los Angeles) - Rock Zierman, CEO, California Independent Petroleum Association (Sacramento)
Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-6)
Oct. 17, 2011) Elected to Congress in 2008. Elected
Secretary of State in 2006. Elected Treasurer. Elected to
the state Senate, 1994-1998. Elected to the Colorado House in
1988 and 1990. Founded a property management firm and acted as
the senior shareholder of his business for nearly two decades.
Active duty infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps after
transferring from the U.S. Army Reserve. B.A. from the University
of Colorado, 1979.
Co-Chair House Majority Leader Amy Stephens
Has represented House District 20 (Colorado Springs)
Founder and director of Fresh Ideas Communication & Consulting,
helping non-profit and faith-based organizations. Public policy
and youth culture specialist for Focus on the Family, 1991-2001.
B.A. in communications from Cal State Fullerton, 1980.
Co-Chair and State Network Coordinator
State Rep. Larry Liston
Has represented House District 16 since 2004.
Liston has worked as a financial consultant with RBC Dain Rauscher in
Colorado Springs. B.S. in business adminstration from Colorado
Co-Chair State Sen. Jason Welch
(announced Oct. 20, 2011) Currently serving his first term representing Connecticut’s 31st Senatorial District. Welch works as an attorney for a Lloyd’s of London syndicate based in Farmington.
Co-Chair and State Network Coordinator
(announced Oct. 20, 2011) Former chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party, Healy works as director of business development for Summit Financial Inc.. In 2000, he managed Sen. John McCain's Republican primary victory in Connecticut. Connecticut director for the Bob Dole for President campaign in 1996. Experience includes newspaper reporter and editor, mayoral aide and congressional press secretary. B.A. degree from Denision University.
(announced Sept. 8, 2011)
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle
Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black
(announced Sept. 30, 2011)
45 Georgia Legislators (21 Senators and 24 Representatives) including
State Senator Tommie Williams, President Pro Tempore
State Representative Larry O'Neal, Republican Majority Leader
Co-Chair State Treasurer Ron Crane
(announced Nov. 4, 2011) Currently serving his fourth term as treasurer. Previously he was a member of the Idaho House of Representatives and a Republican precinct committeeman.
Co-Chair and State Network Coordinator
Ralph D. Perez
(announced Nov. 4, 2011) A GOP activist who currently serves as a Republican district chairman and Republican precinct committeeman. Perez is executive vice president of Indepth Solutions, Inc., a family-owned small business. He formerly served as a city councilman of Garden City, a suburb of Boise.
Gov. Sam Brownback (announced Sept. 22, 2011)
Co-Chair State Senator Chris Shank
Oct. 19, 2011) Represents District 2, Washington County; elected
in 2010 Previously
served as a state delegate, elected in 1998. M.A. in political
management from The George Washington University, 1998; B.A. in history
from the Johns Hopkins University, 1994.
Co-Chair State Delegate Justin Ready
(announced (Oct. 19, 2011) Represents Carroll
County. Is a two-time former executive director of the Maryland
Co-Chair and Finance Co-Chair Lawrence Scott
(announced (Oct. 19, 2011) Scott and his wife
Francine operate a
consulting firm for local, state and federal candidates.
Finance Co-Chair Richard "Dick" Hug
(announced Oct. 19, 2011) Served as finance
chairman for five past Maryland
gubernatorial campaigns: in 1994 and 1998 for the Ellen Sauerbrey
campaigns and in 2002, 2006 and 2010 for the Bob Ehrlich
Mr. Hug also served as Maryland’s finance chairman for the George W.
Bush presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004.
State Network Coordinator Michelle Corkadel
(announced Oct. 19, 2011) A board member of the
Republican Club and has
extensive experience managing the campaigns of federal, state and local
GOP candidates. Candidate for Anne Arundel County Council in the
Sept. 2010 primary.
On Sept. 27, 2011 the campaign announced endorsements of 40 Maryland leaders including one state Senator and seven state Reps.:
State Senator Chris Shank
State Delegate Wendell Beitzel
State Delegate Gail Bates
State Delegate Kathy Szeliga
State Delegate Nancy Stocksdale
State Delegate Kelly Schulz
State Delegate Justin Ready
State Delegate Steve Hershey
Agriculture Commissioner Lester Spell (announced Sept. 26, 2011)
U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (MO-6) (reported by the Post-Dispatch on Aug. 14 2011)
Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler (announced Sept. 26, 2011)
Chairman and State Network Coordinator
Oct. 27, 2011) ND GOP state chairman and member
of the RNC from 2007-10, finance director from 2006-07, and executive
director from 1984-89. CEO and founder (June
2011) of Freedom Roots; founder (March 2011) Voices of Freedom.
Senior vice president sale of Green Chile Foods from 2010.
Former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (announced Oct. 26, 2011)
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (announced Aug. 29, 2011)
Chairman Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey
(Ramsey and leadership team announced
Oct. 18, 2011) Senate Speaker of the State of
Tennessee, the first Republican to be elected Senate Speaker in 140
years and the longest serving Republican Senate Speaker in Tennessee
history; elected to the State Senate in 1996. Previously served
two terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives. owner of Ron
Ramsey and Associates, a real estate and auction company.
Graduate of East Tennessee State University.
Honorary Chairman Mike Curb
Owner of Curb Records, one of the most
companies in the world. former Lt. Gov. of California. In
2007, Curb was named Nashvillian of the Year.
Finance Chairman Stephen
Chairman of Haury and Smith
Inc., a building and development company. He served as national finance
co-chair for Lamar Alexander’s 1996 and
2000 presidential campaigns, and is one of three Tennesseans to achieve
Super Ranger status in President George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign.
also national finance chairman for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist’s
leadership political action committee, VOLPAC, and served as finance
chairman for Sen. Lamar Alexander’s 2008 reelection campaign.
Bates - Tom Beasley, former Tennessee
GOP Chairman - Bob Davis, former Tennessee GOP
Chairman - Howard “Butch” Eley - John
- James Gregory
- JR Hand - Bill Henson
- Willis Johnson - Monty
Lankford - Albert McCall
- Dr. Paul and Carla McCombs - Andy
Miller - Dick Powell - Reese
Smith - Howard Wall, former Rutherford County
GOP Chairman - Henny Weisinger
- Brad Williams
(announced Nov. 7, 2011)
Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro
State Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown
State Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson
House Speaker Pro Tempore Judd Matheny of Tullahoma
State Rep. Don Miller of Morristown
State Rep. Mark White of Memphis.
TEXPAC (announced Dec. 1, 2011)
Rep. Sam Johnson
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (TX-5) (Aug. 25, 2011)
Rep. John Culberson (TX-7) (on ABC News Topline Aug. 17, 2011)
Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10) (reported by Roll Call on 08/12/11)
Rep. Mike Conaway (TX-11)
Rep. Kenny Marchant (TX-24) (announced Sept. 10, 2011)
Rep. John Carter (TX-31)
Rep. Pete Sessions (TX-32) (Aug. 25, 2011)
Chairman Jay Shepard
(announced Sept. 22, 2011) Served on the VTGOP executive committee for eight years.
State Network Coordinator and
Jose B. Carrion III
(Carrion and leadership team announced Oct. 21, 2011) Co-founder (2001), principal partner, and president of Carrion, Laffitte & Casellas, Inc. is a leading full service insurance brokerage firm with offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Miami, FL. Previously held various management positions at other insurance brokerage firms
Co-Chair Fred Riefkohl
Annie Mayol, president and founder of IMAGEN Strategies; advisor to the governor of Puerto Rico
Ricardo Aponte Parsi, executive director of the Republican Party of Puerto Rico
Hon. Lorenzo Gonzalez Feliciano, Puerto Rico Secretary of Health
Gerardo Martinez, president of Xtrategit
Daniel Ballori, chairman of the Young Republicans Puerto Rico Chapter
Director Louisa Imperiale
(left the campaign for personal
reasons; reported by
The Daily Caller
on Oct. 4, 2011) Director of Republican Regents and Team 100 at
the RNC from April 2011. Finance director on Rick Scott for
Governor, April-Nov. 2010. Finance director to Sen. Arlen
Specter, 2007-09. Director of development at the NRSC,
2005-06. Fundraiser for the National Gallery of Art,
2004-05. Fundraiser for the John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts, 2001-02. M.B.A. in strategy and marketing from
University of Alabama, 2004; B.A. in vocal performance and arts
management from University of Alabama, 2000.
See also: Sasha Issenberg. RICK PERRY AND HIS EGGHEADS: Inside the Brainiest Political Operation in America, an e-book preview of THE VICTORY LAB, a book about Perry's 2006 re-election campaign, due out in Fall 2012.