revised March 29, 2013)
...for additions, corrections and other changes contact
State Director Pamela D. Coleman
Self employed management and business consultant,
2003-09. Vice president, general counsel, sales, marketing and
public relations at Gordon's Pies/Top of the Tree Baking Company in
Londonderry, NH, 1997-2002. Associate at Pryor Cashman LLP,
1992-96. J.D. from New York Law School, 1992. twitter
Communications Director Mahen
(Dec. 2011; also Arizona Press Secretary)
2011. Research director on Kendrick Meek for Florida, Fall
2010. Press secretary to Rep. Kendrick Meek, 2009-10. Press
intern for Sen. Charles Shumer, 2008-09. B.S. in international
politics from Georgetown University, 2008. twitter
Field Director Tomás
Earlier, in 2011, worked as CD-2 regional field
director for Organizing for America, based in Las Cruces. twitter
Digital Director Chris Burley
(March 2012) At Defenders of Wildlife from 2006 to March 2012, as online campaigns director and most recently senior director of membership and online advocacy. Director of communications at Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 2002-05. Creative director/webmaster and communications for Taxpayers for Commonsense, 1998-2001. B.A. in mass communications and film from Southwestern College, 1998.
Data Director Brooke Heller
(Aug. 2012) Taking a leave from graduate studies
analysis and corpus linguistics at the University of British
Columbia. VAN director for the Texas Democratic Party,
2009-11. Bill clerk in the Texas Senate, Jan.-June 2009.
Worked on the Chris Bell for Texas SD 17 runoff. Field director
on Joe Jaworski for Texas Senate District 11, Aug.-Nov. 2008.
M.A. in linguistics from the University of Georgia, 2007; A.B. in
English and Latin from College of Charleston, 2001.
Deputy Data Director Lee Henderson
Political, business, finance and operations consulting
in Fort Worth,
2009-Sept. 2012. Campaign manager on Kathleen Hicks for Congress,
Nov. 2011-March 2012. Candidate for Fort Worth City Council in
Spring 2011. Field staffer on Bill White for Governor
campaign in Texas, June-Nov. 2010. Executive vice president and
CFO at Micrin in Irving, 2003-09. Senior developer at Bravo Zulu
Interactive in Houston, 2000-03. Graduate of the University of
Texas at Dallas, 1999.
Political and Operation Vote Director
(March 2012; started the campaign as digital
constituency manager at headquarters in Chicago, July 2011-March
Finance director on Harry Teague for Congress campaign, July-Nov.
2010. Outreach director in the Office of Rep. Teague, Feb.-July
2010. Press secretary to Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, Feb.-Nov.
2009. Senior field representative for Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, July
2007-Feb. 2009. Master's degree in international relations and
affairs from Troy State University, 2007; B.S. in communication studies
from the University of Texas at Austin, 2002.
Operations Director Mariana Padilla
(Jan. 2012) Community building division manager at Parametrix from 2007. Studied at the University of New Mexico. South Valley (Bernalillo Co.) native.
Regional Field Directors
1st CD Kenneth Sandoval
Experience includes field staffer for Diane
Denish's gubernatorial campaign in 2010.
2nd CD Scott Tillman
(started in Oct. 2011) Deputy finance director on Balderas for New Mexico from Nov. 2011. Executive vice president of Young Democrats of New Mexico from April 2011. Deputy field director on Vote New Mexico, June-Nov. 2010. B.A. in public relations from University of New Mexico, 2011; A.A. in liberal arts from Central New Mexico Community College, 2009.
3rd CD Carol Baumgartel
(initially a field organizer) PR director at
Vice president of marketing at Albuquerque-based American Clay
Enterprises, LLC. Owner of Desert Design Leasing; opened interior
design office in Albuquerque in 1980. B.F.A. in ceramics from
University of Denver.
Native American Vote Director Debra Haaland
Vice President and administrator for J.D. Haaland
an Indian-owned small corporation that builds custom homes on the
central coast California. J.D. from UNM School of Law, 2006;
undergraduate degree in English from UNM, 1994. An enrolled
member of the Laguna Pueblo.
115 Montclaire Dr., SE (Nob Hill)
3809 Atrisco Dr., N.W, Suite A (Westside) ...April 14, 2012
7301 Indian School Rd., NE, Suite A (Northeast Heights)
4250 Coors Blvd., SW, Unit A (South Valley)
Anthony - 880
N. Anthony Dr., Unit 10
Bernalillo - 240 S Camino Del Pueblo, Ste E
Cedar Crest (East
12220 North Highway, Suite 2
Gallup - 809
North Highway 491
Las Cruces - 151 S. Solano, Suite D ...March 4, 2011
Las Vegas -
624 University Ave., Suite 100 ...Benjamin A Barillas
Rio Rancho - 2218 Southern Blvd. SE, Suites 2 & 3 ...April 13, 2012
Santa Fe - 1420 Cerrillos Rd.
Taos - 729
Paseo Del Pueblo Sur, Unit A
Note: The OFA-NM office at 115 Montclaire Blvd., SE, Albuquerque opened Jan. 23, 2010. Raymond G. Sandoval served as New Mexico state director of Organizing for America.
Democratic Party of New Mexico +
Chairman Javier M. Gonzales
(initially appointed by Lt. Gov. Denish; elected in
September 2009 and
re-elected April 2011) Consultant on the Santa Fe Studios
project, 2007-11. Briefly a candidate for mayor of Albuquerque in
2006. Executive for four years at Accenture. A Santa Fe
County Commissioner from 1994-2002, also president of the National
Association of Counties, 2001-02. B.A. in accounting from New
University in Las Cruces, 1989. Lifelong resident of Santa Fe
Executive Director Scott Forrester
(started Dec. 1, 2009) Previously chief of staff
Mayor Martin J. Chávez; started working for Chávez in
Dec. 2005. Did advance/college outreach on Colorado Victory 2004
(coordinated campaign). Bachelor's degree in political science
from Regis University in Denver, 2004. Attended St. Pius X High
School. Albuquerque native.