Obama 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Louisiana
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State Director  Pat McCollough

Ordained minister from Hawthorne, FL (Gainesville area).  Active in the 2008 campaign starting as a grassroots leader and then a Summer Fellow.  Served in the Marine Corps for 25 1/2 years, retiring as Marine Sergeant Major.  Degree in physical education from the University of Florida.

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Chairman  Karen Carter Peterson

(elected April 28, 2012)  Attorney, represents New Orleans and parts of Jefferson Parish in the Louisiana State Senate, first elected in 2010 special election; previously served in the State House from 1999-2010.  Candidate for Congress in 2006, losing runoff to incumbent Rep. Bill Jefferson.  J.D. from Tulane University Law School, 1995; undergraduate degree in international business and marketing from Howard University School of Business, 1991.

Executive Director  Stephen Handwerk

(April 2012)  Owner of TurnLouisianaBlue.com (political consulting), Jan- 2005-Sept. 2012.  National co-chair of National Stonewall Democrats PAC, 2008-July 2012; southern regional director of National Stonewall Democrats, 2006-08.