updated March 23, 2013)
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Senior Advisor Tanya Bjork
Senior advisor to Protect Your Care, a healthcare advocacy group, from 2010. Director of federal affairs for Gov. Jim Doyle 2009-10. Wisconsin general election director on Obama's 2008 campaign. A regional director for EMILY's List to 2008. In 2004 Bjork served as the AFL-CIO desk coordinator for MN, WI and IL, based in Madison. Aide to state Senator Brian Burke. Assembly Democratic Caucus (ADC) director under State Representative Shirley Krug in 2000. Political director for U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold's re-election campaign in 1998. Field director for U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone's re-election campaign in 1996.
State Director Tripp Wellde
Worked on Obama's
2007-08 campaign starting on March 3, 2007, working in Davenport, IA
the caucuses, and later served as a regional field director in Nevada,
Ohio, and as deputy field director in North Carolina; and in the fall
was filed director on the Iowa Campaign for Change. Graduate of
the University of Richmond. twitter
Communications Director Joe Zepecki
Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Office of
Public Liaison at the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Campaign manager on Nebraskans for Kleeb, 2008. Nevada state
director (April-Sept. 2007) then deputy caucus director in Iowa on
Chris Dodd for President to Jan. 2008. Senior associate at
360JMG, 2005-07. Regional field coordinator in Milwaukee on
Wesley Clark's 2004 presidential campaign. B.A. in political
science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004. From South
Press Secretary Gillian Morris
(Oct. 2011) Press secretary for the Wisconsin
Party. Deputy communications director on Milwaukee Mayor Tom
Barrett's 2010 campaign for governor. In 2009 Morris served as
senior research associate on Deeds for Virginia in the Fall campaign,
and as research assistant on Friends of Terry McAuliffe in the primary
campaign. Field organizer for the Democratic Party of Virginia in
Fall 2008. B.A. in policial science from The George Washington
University, 2008. twitter
Deputy Press Secretary Diane May
(July 2012) Press assistant at Fisher for Ohio,
Research analyst at Sage Computing, Fall 2009. B.A. in political
science and economics from American University, 2009.
Deputy Press Secretary Amanda Sherman
Press assistant and Barrett for Wisconsin, March-June
in political science from Saint Louis University, 2010.
Digital Director Emily Dalton
New media coordinator and regional field desk for the
"We are Wisconsin" campaign. Field organizer in the Appleton
office on Sen. Russ Feingold's 2010 campaign.
Deputy Digital Director Josh Burstein
(March 2012) Co-founder of the Millennial Youth
Initiative, 2011. Director of business development, West Coast
(digital media, film) for the Government of Israel Economic Mission,
2010-11. Founder and creative director of 3rd Heat Productions,
2008-10. New media volunteer on Obama's 2008 campaign.
Creative associate at Lindsay, Stone & Briggs, 2006-07. B.A. in
journalism and mass communication from University of Wisconsin-Madison,
also at the close of
Online Organizer and Content Manager Paul Kadzielski
Field Director Michelle Kleppe
Deputy Field Director Tim Edland
OFA North Dakota state director from mid-2010. twitter
Deputy Field Director Elizabeth Schaefer
Graduate of Northwestern University, 2010.
Training Director/Field Chief of Staff
Previously a federal analyst at Deloitte
Consulting. M.A. and B.A
degrees in politics from Brandeis University. twitter
Data Director Jeremy Walker
(March 2012) Washington SW regional field
director for Organizing
for America, March 2009-March 2012. Field organizer on Obama's
Washington Campaign for Change, June-Nov. 2008. Degree in
international affairs and economics from Eastern Washington University,
Deputy Data Director Bryan Post
(Sept. 2012) Staff of Wisconsin Assembly
Sergeant at Arms, early
2011. Field organizer for the Assembly Democratic Campaign
Committee in Wisconsin's 80th District and Dane County's 16th
Supervisorial District, June-Nov. 2010. B.S. in industrial and
systems engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.
Data Director Lucas Tieman (Sept. 2011-Feb./March 2012) Statewide grassroots coordinator on Tobacco Free Missouri, 2010-11. Organizer for Repower America in Missouri, 2009-10. Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign starting as a field intern in Indiana during the primary and serving as a field organizer in Ottumwa during the general election. B.A. in history from Valparaiso University, 2008.
Political Director Bethany Ordaz
(July 2012) Political director on the Recall
campaign, Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Oct. 2011-June 2012.
Earlier in 2011 Ordaz served as legislative assistant to Rep. JoCasta
Zamarripa, was a candidate in the July 12 primary for the 48th Assembly
District seat, and then served as GOTV director on Sandy Pasch for
State Senate. Deputy director at Wisconsin Progress, 2010.
Political director and earlier deputy political director at the SEIU
Wisconsin State Council, 2008-10. Legislative liaison in the
Office of Gov. Jim Doyle, 2007-08. Legislative assistant to Rep.
Pedro Colon, 2005-07. Assembly regional field director, Fall
2006. Legislative director at the United Council of UW Students,
2003-04. B.A. in political science from Truman State University,
2003. Native of Peoria, IL.
Operation Vote Director Konstantin Hatcher
(March 2012) Owner at Infinite Platinum
account executive at 93.5 KDAY. M.B.A. from California Lutheran
Youth Vote Director Paul Kendrick
(Feb. 2012) Director of policy at Single Stop
USA, 2011-12. Director of the College Success Office for Harlem
Children's Zone, 2007-10. M.P.A. from The George Washington
University. B.A. in American studies from The George Washington
University, 2005. twitter
African American Vote Director Tracey
(April 2012) House manager at Hope House of
2008. Candidate for 18th District seat on the Milwaukee County
Board. Family worker at St. Charles Youth and Family Services,
2006-Jan. 2012. In 2011 served as volunteer coordinator/lead
trainer on Sandy Pasch for State Senate, and earlier at Wisconsin
Progress. B.S. in sociology/human services from Edgewood College,
Latino Vote Director Ben Juarez
(June 2012) Co-founder (May 2012) and chief
analyst at JSR
Consulting Group, LLC. Candidate for the 8th District Aldermanic
seat in Milwaukee, June 2011-April 2012. M.P.P. from Oregon State
University, 2011; B.A. degree from Marquette University, 2009.
Voter Protection Director Jennifer Lohr
(Feb. 2012) Voter protection director at the
Democratic Party of
Wisconsin, Sept. 2010-Feb. 2012. Associate at Howrey LLP,
2005-10. Wisconsin deputy voter protection director on Obama's
2008 campaign. J.D. from Duke University Law School, 2005; B.A.
in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001.
GOTV Director Jeremy Jansen
Statewide field director for the Democratic Party of
Wisconsin, March 2011-Sept. 2012. Senate field director for the
Iowa Democratic Party, 2010-11. Legislative secretary in the Iowa
House of Representatives, Jan.-May 2009. Managed an Iowa State House
May-Nov. 2008. Legislative secretary in the Iowa House of
Representatives, Jan.-May 2008. Worked on Americans Against
Escalation in Iraq (AAEI)
in the 2008 Iowa caucus campaign. B.A. in political science from
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2007.
Operations Director Jen Patterson
Program manager at FieldWorks, April 2008-Jan.
2012. Community organizer for Michigan State House Democrats,
2006-08. Assistant to the press secretary of the Sottish National
Party, Aug.-Dec. 2005. Canvasser for America Coming Together in
Oregon, latter half of 2004. B.S. in political science from
Southern Oregon University.
independent of the campaign...
• Democratic Party of Wisconsin +
Chairman Michael Tate
(elected chair in June 2009, youngest state chair in
the country) Consultant to Gov. Jim Doyle's camapign until he
opted not to seek a third term. Executive director of Advancing
Wisconsin, a voter mobilization effort in the 2008 campaign.
Executive director of Fair Wisconsin, the unsuccessful campaign to
defeat the constitutional amendment banning civil unions, 2006.
Deputy state director of America Coming Together, 2004. Wisconsin
state coordinator on Howard Dean's campaign. Political director
County Executive Kathleen Falk. State field
director on Falk's 2002 bid for the Democratic gubernatorial
then worked as a regional political director for AFSCME Council
40. Started out in
Wisconsin politics as a volunteer on Sen. Russ Feingold's 1998
campaign. B.A. in political science from University of
Wisconsin-Madison, 2005. Resident of Milwaukee County.
Executive Director Maggie Brickerman
Communications director in the Offfice of Assembly Majority Leader
Thomas Nelson, Jan.-Aug. 2009. Campaign manager for Alison Page
for State Senate, June-Nov. 2008. Campaign director on Citzens
for Dane County's Future, Nov. 2007-April 2008. Campaign manager
for Ann Hraychuck for State Assembly, June-Nov. 2006. B.A. in
political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.
Coordinated Campaign Director Mitch Wallace
Recall campaign director. Northeast field
organizer on Fair
Wisconsin, the unsuccessful campaign to
defeat the constitutional amendment banning civil unions, 2006.
Worked on Howard Dean's campaign, America Coming Together and as an
organizer for Wisconsin Educational Association Council. Graduate
of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. From Lake Mills, WI.
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State Director Zach Stewart
Worked in the Campaigns and Elections department of
Education Association. Deputy political director at the
Democratic Governors Association in 2010. Served as a regional
desk with America Votes, A regional field director for the
Hillary Clinton campaign in the Iowa
caucuses, then served in leadership roles Wisconsin, Washington, and
contact on Tom Vilsack's
brief presidential campaign.
A regional field director for the Iowa Democratic Party in 2006.
Graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.