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State Director Toby McGrath
(April 2012) Political director (government affairs consultant) at Maine Street Solutions from June 2009. Associate administrator of field operations at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Feb.-June 2009. Maine state director on Obama for America, early July-Nov. 2012. Chief of staff to Maine House Speaker Glenn Cummings, D-Portland, 2004-06. Maine House Democratic Caucus Director, 2002-04. Graduate of Bowdoin College.
Field Director Shelby Wright
(July 2011) Councilor-at-large on the Hampden
Town Council from June 2011.
Community outreach coordinator for the Maine Green Energy Alliance,
July 2010-Feb. 2011. Northern Maine field director on Organizing
for America, July 2009-July 2010. Degree in political
science/history from Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993.
Regional Field Director Thomas Battin
(March 2012) Deputy field director on Putting
Maine To Work-Yes
on Question 2, Aug.-Nov. 2010. Field organizer for the Maine
Green Energy Alliance, Aug. 2010-Feb. 2011. Field organizer on
Citizens Unified for Maine's Future, Fall 2009. Director of IT on
the Maine Campaign for Change, Fall 2008. Director of IT
consulting at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, 1999-2004. Aide to
Supervisor Mabel Tang, 1994-95. Senior associate at CompuMentor,
1990-94. Placement specialist at TecNica, 1989-90. IT
manager at Onlok Senior Health Services, 1983-87. B.A. in history
and human services from Washington University in St. Louis, 1980.
Southern ME/Export to NH Stefanie Veneziano - (May 2012) B.A. in international affairs, political science from University of Maine, 2011.
Central and Northern
ME Margaret Payne
Western ME Ben
Kitendaugh - (April 2012; started as a Spring Fellow in Jan.
2012) B.A. in politics from Bates College, 2012.
533 Forest Ave., 2nd Floor, Portland
205 Exchange St., Bangor
158 Court St., Auburn
The campaign worked to deliver Maine's four electoral votes for President Obama, support Democrats up and down the ticket, and, in the 1st CD, export volunteers to New Hampshire.
Maine Democratic Party
Chairman Ben Grant
(elected Jan. 23, 2011) Attorney at McTeague Higbee in Topsham where he practices labor and employment law. Aide to State Senate Presidents Beth Edmonds and Beverly Daggett. Served as the director of the Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee during the 2004 election cycle. Has worked on numerous other campaigns in Maine and New Hampshire. J.D. from University of Maine School of Law, 2008; B.A. in history from Wesleyan University, 2000. Portland resident, originally from Merrimack, NH.
Executive Director Mary Erin Casale
(announced March 2, 2010) A regional field director for the Maine Democratic Party from Aug. 2009. A media director at a consulting firm in Washington DC. Worked on Chellie Pingree's U.S. Senate race in 2002. Graduate of Simmons College in Boston, 2003. Portland native.