Obama 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Maine
Obama for America/Organizing for America  

MAINE  |  Obama Main Page

(page updated Feb. 21, 2013)
...for additions, corrections and other changes contact

facebook  |  twitter  |  state page

State Director Toby McGrath

(April 2012)  Political director (government affairs consultant) at Maine Street Solutions from June 2009.  Associate administrator of field operations at the U.S. Small Business Administration, Feb.-June 2009.  Maine state director on Obama for America, early July-Nov. 2012.  Chief of staff to Maine House Speaker Glenn Cummings, D-Portland, 2004-06.  Maine House Democratic Caucus Director, 2002-04.  Graduate of Bowdoin College. 

Field Director  Shelby Wright

(July 2011)  Councilor-at-large on the Hampden Town Council from June 2011.  Community outreach coordinator for the Maine Green Energy Alliance, July 2010-Feb. 2011.  Northern Maine field director on Organizing for America, July 2009-July 2010.  Degree in political science/history from Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993.

Regional Field Director  Thomas Battin

(March 2012)  Deputy field director on Putting Maine To Work-Yes on Question 2, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Field organizer for the Maine Green Energy Alliance, Aug. 2010-Feb. 2011.  Field organizer on Citizens Unified for Maine's Future, Fall 2009.  Director of IT on the Maine Campaign for Change, Fall 2008.  Director of IT consulting at CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, 1999-2004.  Aide to Supervisor Mabel Tang, 1994-95.  Senior associate at CompuMentor, 1990-94.  Placement specialist at TecNica, 1989-90.  IT manager at Onlok Senior Health Services, 1983-87.  B.A. in history and human services from Washington University in St. Louis, 1980.

Field Organizers
Southern ME/Export to NH  Stefanie Veneziano - (May 2012) B.A. in international affairs, political science from University of Maine, 2011.

Central and Northern ME  Margaret Payne

Western ME  Ben Kitendaugh - (April 2012; started as a Spring Fellow in Jan. 2012) B.A. in politics from Bates College, 2012.


533 Forest Ave., 2nd Floor, Portland 

205 Exchange St., Bangor

158 Court St., Auburn

The campaign worked to deliver Maine's four electoral votes for President Obama, support Democrats up and down the ticket, and, in the 1st CD, export volunteers to New Hampshire.

Maine Democratic Party        +

Chairman  Ben Grant

(elected Jan. 23, 2011)  Attorney at McTeague Higbee in Topsham where he practices labor and employment law.  Aide to State Senate Presidents Beth Edmonds and Beverly Daggett.  Served as the director of the Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee during the 2004 election cycle.  Has worked on numerous other campaigns in Maine and New Hampshire.  J.D. from University of Maine School of Law, 2008; B.A. in history from Wesleyan University, 2000.  Portland resident, originally from Merrimack, NH.

Executive Director  Mary Erin Casale

(announced March 2, 2010)  A regional field director for the Maine Democratic Party from Aug. 2009.  A media director at a consulting firm in Washington DC.  Worked on Chellie Pingree's U.S. Senate race in 2002.  Graduate of Simmons College in Boston, 2003.  Portland native.