updated March 27, 2013)
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State Director Brandyn Keating
(Oct. 2011) Virginia state director of
Organizing for America
2009. In Fall 2008 Keating
served as GOTV
director on the Campaign for Change in Wisconsin. Field director
at Coalition for Our
Communities, the campaign against a Sept. 2008 ballot initiative to
eliminate the Mass. income tax. Worked in field on the Obama
campaign in March-April 2008. Finance director of the
Massachusetts Democratic Party, 2007-ea. 2008. Executive director
Criminal Justice Policy Coalition, Sept. 2005-June 2007. Regional
field director on Deval Patrick's 2006 campaign for governor.
Lead organizer for the Coalition for Social Justice/Coalition Against
Poverty. Graduate of Suffolk University Law School, 2006;
bachelor’s degrees in
philosophy and political science at Bridgewater
Field Director Diane Goodwin
(March 2012) Leave of absence from manager of
communications at TriMet, 2006-March 2012. Account supervisor at
Hill & Knowlton-Los Angeles, 2000-03. Media relations manager
for Los Angeles County Public Health, 1999-2000. Director of
communications and marketing at the Howard Brown Health Center,
1996-99. Director of publications at Lewis University,
1993-96. B.S. in mass communications from Illinois State
Regional Field Director John Samuelian
(Dec. 2011) Account supervisor at Solomon McCown
& Co. in Boston, Nov. 2009-April 2011. Deputy director of
legislative and policy affairs at the Executive Office of Health and
Human Services (Mass.), 2007-10. Research assistant at the Kaiser
Family Foundation, Dec. 2004-May 2007. B.S. in behaviorial
neuroscience and philosophy from Northeastern University, 2006.
Multnomah Co. - Alexis Davis
(March 2012; started as an Organizing Fellow in Jan.
Student working towards a degree in political science at Portland State
Southwest/Central OR - Jennifer Knowles
Southeast OR - Toby Thom
Undergraduate at Portland State University.
Marion, Polk, Lincoln
and Yamhill Cos. - Leslie
Prior to starting on the campaign Jackson worked in
marketing. Volunteered on Obama's 2008 campaign.
Director of Special Projects Colin Thacher
(March 2012...Data, Digital and Operations) Line producer at LAIKA/house, 2007-10. Freelance advertising and reality TV production management 2000-07. B.A. in religion from Bard College, 1995.
Washington/Oregon Digital Director/Press Secretary Paul Bell
(Aug. 2012) New Media director on Kendrick Meek for Florida, April-Nov. 2010. Online marketing director at TwinCitiesFun.com, 2006-09. Bachelor's degree from University of Minnesota-Duluth, 2009.
Volunteer State IT
Coordinator Ryan Bruce
10120 SW Hall Blvd, Portland
1125 SE Madison, Suite 112, Portland
250 Liberty St. SE, Salem
115 W. 6th Ave., Eugene
132 SW 4th St., Corvallis
16031 SE McLoughlin Blvd., Oak Grove
132 W. Main St., Suite 101, Medford
Oregon Democratic Party
Chair Meredith Wood Smith
(since March 10, 2007) Experience includes small business owner, president of a local business association, and sales representative for a mid-sized national corporation. Taught children with disabilities, served as a vocational counselor, taught delinquent and neglected adolescents, and later served as an at risk youth advocate and community organizer for city, county and state government. B.A. in education from the University of Kentucky.
Executive Director Trent Lutz
(April 2007) Previously deputy legislative director to Gov. Ted Kulongoski. Finance director on Kulongoski's 2006 campaign for governor. Finance director on David Wu for Congress, 2004. Deputy field director on the 2002 Coordinated Campaign in Oregon. Worked for the Legislative Affairs Department at the Oregon School Board Association. Moved to Oregon to run a field office for the Democratic Party in Clatsop County in Fall 2000. Graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN in 2000. Born and raised in rural Ponca City, Oklahoma.