Obama 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Minnesota
Obama for America/Organizing for America 
920 Selby Ave.  |  St. Paul, MN  55104   ...grand opening May 6, 2012
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(page revised April 6, 2013)
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State Director  Jeff Blodgett

(Blodgett was also MN state director in Fall 2008)  Founding director of Wellstone Action.  Senior advisor to Amy Klobuchar’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2006.  Oversaw get-out-the-vote efforts in Minnesota for Kerry/Edwards in 2004.  Thirteen years as a senior aide, advisor, and campaign manager to the late Senator Paul Wellstone; ran all three of Wellstone’s Senate races.  Began his career as a community organizer working with family farmers during the farm crisis of the 1980s.  M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, 1998. Undergraduate degree from Carleton College, 1983.  twitter

Communications Director  Kristin Sosanie

(Oct. 2011)  Previously communications director (Jan.-Oct. 2011) and deputy communications director (starting June 2009) at the Minnesota DFL.  Assistant communications director and earlier staff assistant on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, 2006-09.  Masters in political management from The George Washington University, 2007; B.A. in political communication from The George Washington University, 2006.  twitter

Digital Director  Jake Levy-Pollans

(March 2012)  Previously an account executive at Kohnstamm Communications, from Aug. 2010.  Deputy press secretary at Minnesotans for Matt, Jan.-Sept. 2010.  Undergraduate degree in political science from Macalester College, 2009.  twitter

General Election Director  Seth London

Worked on Obama's 2007-08 campaign starting as a field organizer for Henry County in Southeast Iowa on the Iowa Caucus campaign; by the general election he was deputy field director for Central and NE Pennsylvania on the Campaign for Change.  B.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University, 2007.  twitter

Field Director  Brooke Brod

Organizing and political director at Stand for Children.  In 2008 Brod served as a regional field director on the campaign in Washington State.  Directing intern at McCarter Theatre, 2001-02.  Master's in political management from The George Washington University, 2008; MFA in theatre from The University of Texas at Austin, 2001.  twitter

Data Director  Jeff Ingram

Georgia state field director for the OFA from 2009.  Worked on Obama's 2008 campaign starting as a field organizer in Aug. 2007 and continuing through to Nov. 2008 as a regional field director.  M.A. in political science from University of Memphis, 2007.  B.S. in anthropology from Middle Tennessee State University, 2005.  twitter

Operation Vote Director  Rotolu Adebiyi

(March 2012)  Counsel at Auramet Trading, LLC, 2011-12.  Partner at SplinkMedia, 2009-11.  Associate at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, 2008-09.  Partner at the Michigan International Development Program.  J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, 2008; B.A in sociology from University of Michigan, 2003.

Youth Vote Director  Alex Rosselli

Field director on Priscilla Scalf for Mayor of Columbus (IN).  Worked on Brad Ellsworth's 2010 campaign.  Degree in political science and history from Macalester College, 2010.  Native of Columbus, IN.  twitter

Operations Director  Jessica Anderson

Regional Field Directors

Minneapolis area -- Luseini (Lou) Pieh 

St. Paul area -- Libby Kantner

West Metro area -- Andrew Nilsen

Northern Minnesota -- Michael Crusinberry

Southern Minnesota -- Blair Jasper

Offices (12)
Coon Rapids (North Metro) - 9696 University Ave. Northwest, Coon Rapids,  MN

Duluth - 210 W Superior St., Duluth, MN  

Eagan - 1380 Duckwood Dr., #103, Eagan, MN

Hopkins (West Metro) - 1007 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN

Mankato - 110 E. Liberty St., Mankato, MN

Minneapolis - 2722 University Ave., SE, Minneapolis, MN   ...Organizing for America Minnesota opened this first office on Nov. 7, 2011 

Minneapolis - 1505 West Broadway Ave., Minneapolis, MN

Oakdale - 6993 35th St. N, Oakdale, MN

Rochester - 1107 7th St. NW, Rochester, MN

St. Cloud - 14 5th Ave. S, #300, St. Cloud, MN

Saint Paul - 920A Selby Ave., Saint Paul, MN

Virginia - 506 2nd Ave W, Virginia, MN

Office Grand Openings
no info for Mankato, Oakdale, St. Cloud

Nov. 2011
Dec. 2011
Jan. 2012
7 - Minneapolis
     (Univ. Ave.)

27 - Hopkins
3 - Duluth
6 - St. Paul
19 - Eagan
22 - Rochester
July. 2012
Aug. 2012
Sept. 2012
Oct. 2012
Nov. 2012

29-Coon Rapids
     (W. Bdwy)
16 - Virginia

...note that offices may somentimes be open and operating for weeks before grand opening event is held

Operations Director  Brandon Philipczyk     ...to FL Operations Director
(Dec. 2011-April 2012)  Comptroller on Mark Dayton for a Better Minnesota in Fall 2010; director of operations on Matt Entenza's 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Oct. 2009-Sept. 2010.  Deputy campaign manager on Elwyn Tinklenberg's congressional campaign.  B.S. in political science from North Dakota State University, 2003.

Data Director  Colleen Adams

RFD for CD4 
Sarah Clarke 

RFD for CD3 and other suburbs  Jacob Breedlove

Minnesota Democratic Farmer Labor Party    +
Chairman Ken Martin

(elected Feb. 5, 2011)  Director for the 2010 Dayton gubernatorial recount effort.  Executive director of WIN Minnesota.  Political director on the DFL Coordinated campaign in 2004 after serving as campaign director for Kerry's Minnesota caucus campaign (March 2, 2004).  Campaign manager of Buck Humphrey's campaign for Minnesota Secretary of State in 2002.  Deputy state director of Al Gore's presidential campaign in Minnesota in 2000.  State field director for the Minnesota DFL Party, 1997-1999.  Kansas Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign 1996.  Graduate of the University of Kansas with a B.A. in political science and history.

Executive Director  Corey Day

(announced Oct. 31, 2011)  Partner at Strategic Field Concepts.  Executive director of IMPACT Minnesota, an independent expenditure PAC focused on the African American vote, Fall 2010.  Managed the field program on Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's March 2009 re-election campaign.  Deputy GOTV director on the Obama for America campaign in Florida.  Field director on the 2004 Minnesota Coordinated Campaign.  Director of operations in U.S. Rep. Martin Sabo's district office, 2003.  Statewide field director on Roger Moe's gubernatorial campaign, 2002.  Political director for  U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, 2000.  B.S. in political science from Illinois State University.  Grew up in suburban Chicago.