Key People-Dr. Jill Stein
Jill Stein for President  P.O. Box 260217, Madison, Wisconsin 53726-0217  [website | facebook | twitter]
Green Party nominee. 

updated Nov. 7, 2012
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The campaign finished with a core staff of about 18.  At the time of the Green Party Convention in mid-July 2012 the campaign had about a dozen staff; it was able to expand after obtaining federal matching funds.  Ballot access was a major preoccupation through to September. 

Campaign Manager  Ben Manski

(Nov. 2011)  Over two decades of experience in Green Party politics; Manski joined the Greens in 1990 at age 16. Founder and executive director of the Liberty Tree Foundation, principal attorney at Manski Law, LLC, co-owner of the green business network, and member of the sociology faculty at MATC.  Green Party candidate for Wisconsin Assembly District 77 (Madison's West Side) in 2010.  Elected co-chair of the Green Party of the United States in 2001, and worked as national director of the Campus Greens USA.  Midwest field director on Nader 2000.  J.D. from University of Wisconsin, 2005; B.A. in sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999.  Ran for Dan County Board in 1996, winning 49.8% of the vote.  Grew up in Madison.  twitter

Associate Campaign Manager for Field  Erika Wolf

(announced Jan. 30, 2012 as national field director)  A leader in the Wisconsin uprising since she helped organize the occupation of that state's capitol building.  Advocacy field organizer for United Council of UW Students.  Joined the anti-war movement in late 2001 as a high school student activist.  twitter

Associate Campaign Manager for Operations  Tia Nowack

B.A. in strategic communications and environmental studies from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012.  twitter

Presidential Handler  Kate Davidson

Currently working on Master's degree in religion from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.  Undergraduate degree in religious studies from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Vice Presidential Handler  Alex Howard

Worked as a litigation attorney in New York and on Colin Beaven's congressional campaign in New York's 8th District.  Law degree from Pace Law School; undergraduate degree from American University.

Campus and Youth Organizer  Cabo Granato

B.A. in political science from Rutgers University; served as president of the student body.

Labor Organizer  Chuck Iver

A labor activist in New York City. He has worked on organizing campaigns in the Longshoremen's union and the Teamsters. He was an early, leading activist in United Students Against Sweatshops as well as the Books Not Bombs student strikes.

Community Network Organizer  David Schwab

Experience includes online organizer for, and translator and teacher of English as a foreign language.

Racial and Economic Justice Organizer  Shamako Noble

Has been involved with organizations like Hip Hop Congress, the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, the Women's Economic Agenda Project, The Umojafest P.E.A.C.E. Center and Silicon Valley De-Bug, among others.

Spanish Language Outreach  Tara Colon

A formally homeless youth and formally homeless mother. Colon is a member of the Kensington Welfare Rights Union and one of the founders of the national Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign.

Fair Debates Organizer  Carl Gibson

Co-founder of U.S. Uncut, a grassroots movement that tied corporate tax dodging to budget cuts in the months leading up to Occupy Wall Street.

Social Media Specialist  Janelle Sorensen

Communications consultant with over 10 years experience working on advocacy campaigns across traditional and new media platforms.  Pursuing on a Master's degree with a focus on leadership and social change.

Online Fundraising Specialist  Ali Thebert

Joined with the Green Party in 2010 helping state legislative candidate Jeremy Karpen win 35% of the vote.

Information Director  Matthew Kozlowski

Degree in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2012; during his senior year Kozlowski served as chair of the Wisconsin Student Public Interest Research Group.

Phonebank Manager  Chris Neverman

2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Materials Manager  Amanda Lazzari

Recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Media Strategy and Outreach  Glenn Turner and Shayna Samuels

Founders (2003) and partners at Ripple Strategies, a public relations firm.  Turner graduated from SUNY at Binghamton in 1993.  Samuels served as deputy communications director at the Drug Policy Alliance from 1999-2003 and as an account executive at Fenton Communications, 1997-99; she graduated from UC Berkeley in 1995.

Bookkeepers  Rick Tvedt (and Judy Sinnett)

Tvedt is a CPA practicing in Madison, WI and specializing in non-profit financial management.

Senior Advisor  John Andrews

Member of the Mass. Green-Rainbow Party.  twitter

Climate Taskforce  Mark Dunlea

Community organizer and long-term welfare rights advocate.  Executive director of Hunger Action.  A former head organizer for ACORN; researcher for the Environmental Planning Lobby; and national field director of the Campaign for Safe Energy.  Graduate of RPI and Albany Law School.  Originally from Long Island, now lives in a passive solar home in Poestenkill, NY.

Labor Taskforce  Howie Hawkins

Has run for office more than a dozen times including governor of New York in 2010.  Works at UPS.  Resident of Syracuse, NY.

Media Relations/Taskforce Coordinator  Gloria Mattera

Green Party of New York candidate for Lt. Governor in 2010.  Candidate for City Council in District 39 in Brooklyn in 2001 and 2003 and challenged the Brooklyn Borough President in 2005.  Active in the Green Party of New York since 2001.  Involved in the Founding Convention of the Labor Party.  Mattera has worked with under served, immigrant children and their families in the NYC public hospital system for over 20 years.  Taught children with special needs for 5 years.  M.Ed. in special education from Bank Street College of Education.  Lifelong resident of Brooklyn.

Media Relations/Celebrity Event Scheduling/Green Economy Advisor  Sarah Manski

Fellow at Meister Consultants Group from June 2012 and at Liberty Tree Foundation from Jan. 2008.  CEO of, a Green business network, since Oct. 2008.  Part-time sociology professor at Madison College, 2010-12.  Considerable experience in radio, including producer of "Here On Earth: Radio Without Borders" for Wisconsin Public Radion, 2006-07; produce of "EcoTalk" for Air America Radio, in latter part of 2005 and reporter for Pacific Radio, 2003-05.  Master's degree in life science communication from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009; B.A. in sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.

Translation  Isabel Espinal, Steve Herrick and Martin Alvarado

Field  June Brashares

Online Media Specialist  Michael Martez Johnson
Student at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Candidate for the Dane County Board of Supervisors (District 5) in April 2010.  Ran Katrina Flores' April 2009 campaign for Madison City Council.  Co-founder of Students for Progressive Dane.

Ballot Access  Thi Le

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Associate Campaign Manager  Anthony Price
(announced Jan. 30, 2012)  Over forty years of labor organizing in a wide variety of positions with the Steelworkers, Teamsters, National Treasury Employees Union, SEIU and IFPTE. He was elected to his first union position at the age of 17 as Chief Shop Steward with Teamsters Local 986 in Vernon, California.  He is a practicing lawyer and officer of the National Lawyers Guild.