updated April 24, 2013)
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State Director Luke Hayes
(June 2011) Texas state director for Organizing for America, 2009-10. Field organizer on Obama's 2007-08 Nevada caucus campaign; in Fall 2008 Hayes served as deputy field director on the Virginia Campaign for Change. Worked on Will Wynn’s 2006 campaign for Mayor of Austin, TX. Graduate of Vassar College, 2005. Originally from the Bronx. twitter
General Election Director Emmy Ruiz
(Feb. 2012; Nevada field director for Organizing for America from June 2011-Jan. 2012) Texas field director for the DNC, 2009-May 2011. National field manager of Young Democrats of America, 2008-10. Canvass director, late help and regional field director on the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, Oct. 2007-May 2008. Development coordinator/grant writer at the American Red Cross, 2006-07. Bachelor's degree in English language and literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio, 2006. twitter
Press Secretary Aoife McCarthy
(March 2012) Previously press secretary at the
Community Service. Director at the Glover Park Group,
2008-11. Staff writer at Politico, 2006-08. Degree in
English from The George Washington University, 2002. twitter
Digital Director Brad A. Schenck
Field Director Jorge Neri
(July 2012; served as the national campaign's Southern
director from Aug. 2011-July 2012) Midwest and Southeast
organizer at the Center for Community Change, 2008-11. Organizer
at UFCW Local 1546 in Chicago, 2007. Robert Morris College.
...five deputies and 140 field staff.
Deputy Field Director Steve Sisneros
Deputy Field Director Anatole Jenkins
Deputy Field Director Mike Litt
(Sept. 2012; regional field director with Organizing
starting in Sept.
2009) Field director on Chris Riley for Austin City Council,
Jan.-June 2011. Canvass director for the Travis County Democratic
Party (Austin), April-Nov. 2008. B.A. in American
...7 field offices, 3 regional field directors, 30 field organizers in SW Las Vegas, Summerlin and rural Southern Nevada.
Deputy Field Director Kelly Canady
(Oct. 2012) Arizona field director on the
April-Oct. 2012; started as regional field director for
Organizing for America in Southern AZ, Oct. 2011-April
2012. Customer repair program at American Family Insurance,
2000-Oct. 2011. Master's degree in political science and
government from Western Washington University, 1994; bachelor's degree
in political science and government from Carroll College, 1990.
...Central Las Vegas.
Border State Coordinator Veronica Beebe
(Oct. 2012; also served as digital media coordinator
2012 and as a field organizer from June-Oct. 2012) Master's
degree in international service from American University, 2012; B.A. in
political science and religious studies from UC Santa Barbara, 2008.
Data Director Chris Coger
(Sept. 2011) Previously at Catalist from Jan.
2008 starting as an
intern, then as customer service representative, account executive,
senior account executive, and most recently senior product
manager. B.A. in political science from American
Deputy Data Director Darren Kregger
(Feb. 2012) Deputy targeting director at We Are
2011. Campaign manager on Aaron Bailey for State Senate, Fall
2010. Campaign manager on Ned Staebler for State Rep.,
2009-10. B.A. in political science, economics from Saginaw Valley
State University, 2009.
Deputy Data Director Lauren Coffee
(Coffee served as northern Nevada Director for much of the campaign, then moved over to this position for the last two months) Regional field director in North Texas for Organizing for America at the DNC, 2010-11. B.S. in sociology from Texas A&M University, 2007. twitter
Political Director Mariela Hernandez
Worked for Sen. Harry Reid from May 2005-end of Sept.
as a staff assistant,
then serving as a regional representative and as manager of strategic
PoliCY And Research
Policy and Research Director David Johns
Senior education policy advisor to the Senate
Committee on Health,
Education, Labor and Pensions under Sen. Harkin. Masters degree
in sociology and education policy from Teachers College, Columbia
University; triple major in English, creative writing and African
American studies from Columbia University, 2004. Originally from
Los Angeles, CA.
Latino Vote Director Leticia Ramirez
(May 2012) Campaign manager on Pleitez for
Congress (CA-32), Jan.-Sept. 2009. Policy analyst for The
Advancement Project, 2006-09. Organizer at SEIU, 2004-06.
J.D. from UCLA School of Law, 2012; B.A. in history from Stanford
University, 2004. twitter
GOTV Director Stacy Berger
Experience includes executive director of California
Graduate of UC San Diego, 2002. California native.
Voter Protection Director Jessica A.González
(June 2012) Most recently served a couple of fellowships. Attorney at Domingo A. Garcia, P.C. in Texas, 2010-11. J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2010; B.A. in criminology/criminal justice from University of Texas at Arlington, 2005.
Operations Director Dante Vasquez
(Dec. 2011) Survey research specialist at the
Social Research, University of Michigan, 2010-11. Deputy resident
technical advisor for the Carter Center in Southern Sudan, 2009.
B.A. in political science from University of Michigan, and working
towards an M.B.A..
Special Projects Director Veronica Puryear
(Feb. 2012) Program director for Boys
& Girls Clubs of
America at Overton Elementary in Austin, TX. B.A. in psychology,
sociology from University of Texas at Austin, 2010.
Digital Director Jason Karsh
(Oct. 2011-Aug. 2012) Regional field organizer
2008. Creative director at Spacedog Interactive Agency, five
months in 2007. Creative director at McElroy Advertising,
propreitorship, 2000-02, as well as copywriter. Studied American
studies at University of Southern California. twitter
Nevada Democratic Party +
Chairman Roberta Lange
(elected March 26, 2011) State director for The Pickens Plan, educating Nevadans about renewable energy, 2008. Nevada state director for Bill Richardson for President, 2007. Finance director for Dina Titus for Governor, 2006. Operations manager on Tom Gallagher for Congress, 2004. Finance director on Bernstein for U.S. Senate, 2000. Deputy campaign manager for Sen. Harry Reid's 1998 re-election campaign. Taught at Durango High School in Las Vegas, 1997-98. Moved to Nevada in 1995. Started her political career after being elected president of her local teacher’s union while teaching physical education in Washington State.
Executive Director Zach Zaragoza
(Feb. 1, 2011) Moved up from the position of
compliance director, which he held since 2008. Finance director
on Daskas for Congress. Regional
representative in the Las Vegas office (2007-08) and staff assistant
(2006-07) for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid.
Graduate of UNLV with a degree in political science, 2006; served as
president of both the UNLV Young Democrats and the Young Democrats of
Coordinated Campaign Director Justin
Research Director Paul Smith
Communications Director Zach Hudson
Finance Director Chris Anderson
Political Director Harriet Trudell
Office Manager Naomi Millisor
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State Director Jorge Adame
Data and Targeting Manager Leora Olivas