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State Director Pat McCollough
Ordained minister from Hawthorne, FL (Gainesville area). Active in the 2008 campaign starting as a grassroots leader and then a Summer Fellow. Served in the Marine Corps for 25 1/2 years, retiring as Marine Sergeant Major. Degree in physical education from the University of Florida.
Louisiana Democratic Party
Chairman Karen Carter Peterson
(elected April 28, 2012) Attorney, represents
New Orleans and parts of Jefferson
Parish in the Louisiana State Senate, first elected in 2010 special
election; previously served in the State House from 1999-2010.
Candidate for Congress in 2006, losing runoff to incumbent Rep. Bill
Jefferson. J.D. from Tulane University Law School, 1995;
undergraduate degree in international business and marketing from
Howard University School of Business, 1991.
Executive Director Stephen Handwerk
(April 2012) Owner of TurnLouisianaBlue.com
consulting), Jan- 2005-Sept. 2012. National co-chair of National
Stonewall Democrats PAC, 2008-July 2012; southern regional director of
National Stonewall Democrats, 2006-08.