Romney 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Michigan
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Romney for President   |  120 N. Washington Square, Suite 600  |  Lansing, MI  48933
State Director  John Sellek

(started end of May 2012)  On leave from position as communications director for Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette; started as press secretary and deputy communications director to Attorney General Mike Cox in Aug. 2008.  Communications and constituent relations director, Michigan House of Representatives, 2007-08.  Deputy chief of staff to the Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives, 2005-07.  Policy development and strategic issues coordinator, Michigan House of Representatives, 2002-05.  Director of issue research and voter programs for the Michigan Republican Party, 2000-02.  Policy coordinator Office of the Governor, 1999-2000.  Political director on Engler for Governor, 1998-99.  Graduate of Michigan State University, 1997.  Grew up in Lansing Township.

Communications Director  Ryan Kazmirzack

Communications aide to Gov. Rick Snyder after serving as deputy director of communications on Snyder's campaign.  Previously spokesman for Michigan House Republicans. twitter

Political and Field Director  Michael Sistak

(July 2012)  Research assistant to Sen. McCain at the Senate Armed Services Committee, Jan. 2011-July 2012.  Grassroots state director for John McCain 2010, April-Nov. 2010.  Group sales coordinator, spring training (Oct. 2009-April 2010) and inside sales consultant (Jan.-Oct. 2009) for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  GOTV director for the Pima County Republican Party, Sept.-Nov. 2008.  Field director on Tim Bee for Congress (AZ), Jan.-Sept. 2008.  B.A. degree from University of Arizona, 2008.

Regional Field Directors

South East MI  Carter Bundy

(July 2012)  Assistant to the state director on Romney's Michigan primary campaign, Aug. 2011-March 2012.  Legislative intern in the Michigan Senate, Jan.-Aug. 2011.  B.A. in finance from Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University, 2010.

Tri-Cities/Thumb  Travis Howell

On leave from staff of State Sen. Mike Green.

Macomb County  Greg Cairns

B.A. in political science and government from University of Michigan, 2012.

West MI  Jim Barry

(Aug. 2012)  Manager on Bill Huizenga's successful campaign for Congress in 2010.  Financial advisor, most recently with PNC Investments; started with Dean Witter, Oct. 1991-Aug. 2012.  Reporter and producer at WHTM TV, WMDT TV and WUHQ TV, 1985-91.  Bachelor's degree in arts and media from Grand Valley State University, 1978.

Northern MI  Lori Latham

(July 2012)  District director for U.S. Rep. Dan Benishek, Jan. 2011-July 2012.  Mid-Michigan field director on Hoekstra for Governor, March-Aug. 2010.  Vice president for political and public affairs (June 2008-Feb. 2010) and senior director for political affairs (June 2003-June 2008) at the Michigan Health &Hospital Association.  Campaign manager of Citizens for a Healthy Michigan, 2002.  Director of legislative issues for the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, 2001.  Aide in the Michigan Legislature, 1995-2000.  B.A. in English from Anderson University, 1994.

Coalitions Director  Michael Yost

(July-Nov. 2012)  Account director at The Rouen Group, March 2011-June 2012.  MN executive director for American Majority, Jan. 2010-Feb. 2011.  Staff liaison for the USTR Advisory Committee on Trade, Policy and Negotiations, 2007-2010.  Coalitions director on Coleman for Senate, May 2008-June 2009.   Biofuels manager at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, 2007-08.  Legislative assistant in the Office of U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy, 2002-07.  B.S. in economics from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2002.

Deputy Coalitions Director  Jordan Hankwitz

On leave from staff of State Sen. Majority Leader Randy Richardville.

Coalitions Assistant  Priti Kothari

Michigan State graduate.

Digital Director  Ross Abraham

(June 2012)  Manager in training at Family Christian; worked at four locations over six years.  A co-founder of in Sept. 2010.  Bachelor of business administration, management from Grand Valley State University, 2009. 

Election Day Operations Director  Samantha Dravis

Associate director, Office of Political Affairs at the White House, 2007-08.  Regional political coordinator and director of surrogate operations John McCain 2008 in 2007.  Executive assistant/legislative aide to Congressman Dan Lungren, 2006-07.  J.D. from University of Notre Dame Law School, 2012; B.A. in political science from University of Kansas.

Event Coordinator  Brenna Phelan

(June 2012)  Finance coordinator June 2011-June 2012 and accounting assistant (Dec. 2010-June 2011) at the Michigan Republican Party.  B.A. in political science, public policy from Albion College, 2011.

RNC Victory
Director  Steven Ostrow

(April 2012; also political director at the Michigan Republican Party from Sept. 2011)  Account manager at Association Management Strategies, June-Sept. 2011.  Political operations director at Steve Poizner for Governor 2010.  Worked on the Norm Coleman recount effort; field representative for the Nevada Republican Party, Sept.-Nov. 2008; field representative for the Oregon Republican Party, June-Sept. 2008.  B.A. in political science from UC Berkeley, 2008.

Communications Director  Sean Fitzpatrick

(June 2012)  Worked on Capitol Hill as a press secretary, legislative correspondent and staff assistant, Feb. 2009-Juen 2012.  Analyst at Haley Real Estate Company, Oct. 2008-Feb. 2009.  B.A. in history from University of Southern California, 2008.  twitter

Regional Director  Lynn Aronoff

(Aug.-Nov. 2012)  Southeast director on Hoekstra for Governor, 2010, and senior advisor on Bishop for Attorney General, 2010.  Consultant at Action Strategies from Nov. 2009.  Executive director of the Oakland County Republican Party, March-Nov. 2009.  Great Lakes regional coalitions director on John McCain 2008, July-Nov. 2008.  Michigan political director for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committeee, 2007-08.  Regional coalitions director at DeVos for Governor, 2006-07.  Director of the Mckinac Leadership Conference, 2003.  Associate director of Gov. Engler's SE office, 2002-03.  Account manager at Dickerson Govan Management, 1999-2002; finance consultant on Abraham Senate 2000.  Studied in the Master's program of photography at Columbia College Chicago; B.A. in psychology from University of Michigan, 1990.

Victory Offices

Calhoun - S 20th Street, Suite 90B, Battle Creek, MI 49015   ...Wesley Rhein

Genesee - 12741 S. Saginaw, Grand Blanc, MI 48439   ...Adrian Montague

Grand Traverse - 1107 E. 8th Rd Ste B, Traverse City, MI 49686   ...Mike Squatrito

Ingham - 520 Seymour Ave, Lansing, MI 48933   ...Nick Sizeland

Jackson - 414 S Jackson St, Jackson, MI 49201   ...Travis Newton

Kalamazoo - 7632 S Westnedge, Portage, MI 49024   ...Kody Hitchcock

Kent - 725 Lake Michigan Dr NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504   ...Rob Clark

Livingston - 2554 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843  ...Bailey Curtin

Macomb-Utica - 13285 Hall Rd., Suite C125, Utica, MI  48315   ...Victoria Czapski

Marquette - 2164 US41 West, Marquette,MI 49855   ...Justin Bis

Midland - 109 E Ashman St, Midland, MI 48640   ...Kayla North

Monroe - 40 S Monroe St, Monroe, MI 48161   ...Frankie Dame

Oakland-Bloomfield HIlls - 42611 Woadward Ave., Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304   ...Laura Wagner

Oakland-Lake Orion - 3048 W Clarkston Rd, Lake Orion, MI 48362   ...Andrew Block

Oakland-Royal Oak - 30701 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073   ...David Hollady

Ottawa - 513 E 8th Street #21, Holland, MI 49423   ...Ross Addison

Saginaw - 3071 Bay Rd. Ste 300, Saginaw, MI 48603   ...Matt Davison

Washtenaw - 4695 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor, MI  48108   ...Ryan Hundt

Wayne-Dearborn - 22707 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124   ...Jacob Taschler

Wayne-Livonia - 29635 Plymouth Rd. #G140, Livonia, MI  48150   ...David Herbeck

also, added later:

Oakland County-Commerce Township - 170 W. Commerce Road, Commerce Township, MI  48382  ....Andrew Suzio   ...opened Sept. 28

Wayne-Riverview ("Downriver") - 19220 Fort St, Riverview MI 48913   ...Joe Smith    ...opened Sept. 28

St. Joseph-Berrien - 1109 Main Street, Saint Joseph, MI 49085   ...Aaron Horner

Michigan Republican Party 520 Seymour Street  |  Lansing, MI 48933  +
Chairman  Bobby Schostak

(elected Jan. 29, 2011)  Finance chairman for the Michigan Republican Party starting after the 2008 campaign through the 2010 election cycle.  As co-chairman and CEO of Schostak Brothers & Company, Inc., Shostak has been active in the commercial real estate business since 1976.

Executive Director  Kim Jorns

(announced July 1, 2011) Previously executive director of the Maryland Republican Party starting Jan. 1, 2010.  Finance director for the Republican Party of Virginia for one year starting in Jan. 2009.  Director of development for the Tax Foundation, 2008-Jan. 2009.  Political event coordinator on the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign, 2007-08.  Finance director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin, 2005-07.  M.P.A. in non-profit administration from Arizona State University, 2004; B.S. in communication from Michigan State University, 2001.