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(May 2012) Midwest area director (from July
2011) and political director (Dec. 2005-July 2011) at SEIU.
Political and communications director at SEIU Local 284, 2001-05.
Deputy finance director on Mark Dayton for U.S. Senate, Fall
2000. Finance director on Miles for U.S. Senate, 1999-2000; also
legislative assistant and public information specialist in the
Minnesota State Senate, 1999-2000. Fundraiser for Freeman for
Governor, 1997-98. B.A. in political science from University of
Minnesota-Twin Cities, 1997.
Digital Director Taneisha Roby
(Feb. 2012) Director of online outreach for
Mocha Money Makers,
2009-12. Digital engagement strategist for the Moore Legacy Group
in Calif., 2006-11. Voter contact manager for the South Bay
AFL-CIO Labor Council and civic engagement project manger for Working
Partnerships USA, Fall 2010. In 2007-08 served as a field
organizer on Obama's camapign in six states, as deputy director of
operations on Obama's Campaign for Change in Nevada from May-Sept.
2008, and then as director of operations on Larry Joe Doherty's
congressional campaign in Austin, TX. Customer relationship
manager for Verizon Wireless, 2004-06. Assistant to the vice
president of risk management at Business Bank of California in San
Field Director Andrew Katz
(Sept. 2011) Indiana Democratic Party field director for Rep. Baron Hill's 2010 re-election campaign. Regional lead organizer in Indiana on the Change That Works campaign to pass health care reform. Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign as a volunteer and field organizer.
Deputy Field Director Sean Schindl
A regional field director at Organizing for
America-DNC and then Obama
for America, managing 15 northern Illinois counties and most of
suburban Cook County, from July 2010. Worked on Obama's 2008
campaign as regional field organizer overseeing five northern IL
congressional districts (July-Nov. 2008) and as a deputy desk
Northern Cook County, Lake and McHenry Counties Nellie Sires
(May 2012) Started on the campaign as a fellow
2012. Keyword editor and creator at Zenya.com, 2009-11.
National student news service program director at U.S. PIRG,
2008-9. M.A. in political science from University of Illinois at
Chicago, 2012; B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago, 2008.
Near South and West sides of Chicago Cindy
(June 2012) Previously director of development
at the Pilsen
Alliance. Community liaison at The Community Builders, Inc. and
Hispanic Housing Development Corporation, 2009-10. Assistant to
housing policy analyst and outreach coordinator at Latino Policy Forum,
2008-09. Master's degree in urban planning and policy (2009) and
B.A. in political science and government (2007) from University of
Illinois at Chicago.
South side of Chicago, South suburbs and Eastern
Illinois Brendon Troutman
(June 2012) Extensive experience in local Chicago campaigns (Patrick Daley Thompson for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner, Stand for Children, Tim Egan for 43rd Ward Alderman, Brian Murphy for 36th Ward Alderman, City Treasurer Stephanie Neely, Illinois Democratic Party, Todd Connor for Metropolitan Water Reclamation Commissioner). Field organizer for Obama and SEIU in Nevada in Fall 2008. Field organizer on Carney for Congress (PA), Fall 2006. Reserve teacher and special needs aide in the Manitowoc Public School District, 2005. B.A. in political science from Susquehanna University, 2004.
Northern Illinois (42 counties; based in
(Oct. 2012; started as a fellow and community
organizer in Chicago in
Sept. 2011, then served as field organizer in eight rural counties
(Rock Island area from May 2012) Instructor at Curie High School
in Chicago, 2009-12.
Director, also Southern and Western Illinois Louis C. Raymond
(Sept. 2012) J.D. from the John Marshall Law
School, in Chicago,
16 field organizers
218 S Wabash St, Suite 500, Chicago, IL
1000-7 Rohlwing Road,
3310 W. 183rd St, Hazel
119 N Church St,
#100, Rockford, IL
-Hazel Crest is a village suburb of Chicago in So. Cook County; Lombard is a suburb of Chicago in DuPage County, east of the city.
-Rockford is located in Winnebago County in Northern Illinois, about an hour and a half drive to Madison, WI.
Data Director George Medairy
(Feb. 2012; started as deputy data director in Sept.
Computer technician for Sheetz, 2005-11. Medairy also has
experience as a consultant, data manager and intern, and served as a
deputy voter file manager on Obama's 2008 campaign. B.A. in
history from University of Maryland College Park, 2010.
Democratic Party of Illinois
Chairman Michael J. Madigan
(since 1998) Speaker of the Illinois House of
Representative for many years (from 1983, except for 1994-96).
First elected in the 22nd Representative District in 1970.
Madigan practices law at Madigan & Getzendanner (specializing in ad valorem real estate taxation) in
Chicago. J.D. from Loyola University Law School, 1967; B.A. from
the University of Notre Dame, 1964.
Executive Director Tim Mapes
(since 1998) Clerk of the Illinois House of Representative since 2011 and chief of staff to Chairman Madigan since late 1992. Previously special assistant to Madigan, has served on Madigan's research and issues staff since 1977. B.A. in political science from Western Illinois University, 1975.