Romney 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Virginia
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Romney for President   3811 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 750  |  Arlington, VA 22203 
State Director  Sara Craig

(reported May 3, 2012)  State director on Romney's Iowa caucus campaign.  Consultant at Redwave Communications in Des Moines.  Managed Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey's primary campaign for Governor of Tennessee.  Legislative caucus director and executive director of the North Dakota Republican Party, 2008.  Central Iowa field director on Romney's 2007-08 Iowa caucus campaign, and continued on with the campaign to Michigan, Florida, and Minnesota.  Western Iowa field director for the Legislative Majority Fund at the Republican Party of Iowa in the 2006 cycle.  Degrees in political science and journalism from Marquette University.

Deputy State Director  Danny Laub

(May 2012)  Political director on Ann Wagner for Congress, Aug. 2011-May 2012.  Director of voter contact at Roy Blunt for U.S. Senate, 2010.

Deputy State Director  Chris Burger

(May 2012)  On leave from position as a senior account executive at DCI Group; started there in Feb. 2008.  GOTV coordinator on Friends of Fred Thompson, 2007-08.  B.A. in economics and government from University of Virginia, 2007.

Communications Director  Curt Cashour

(May 2012)  Previously managing director (from June 2011) and vice president (July 2008-June 2011) at Revolution Agency.  In the U.S. Army served as speechwriter and photojournalist, Office of the Commanding General, Multi-National Corps, Iraq (2006-08) and public affairs manager (2003-06).  B.S. in interpersonal communication from Ohio University, 2001.  Ohio native.  twitter

Digital Director  Ty Palmer

President Zibs.biZ Marketing in Meridian, Idaho from March 2011.  COO of Social Eyes Marketing, Jan.-March 2011.  President of We The People of Idaho, Jan.-Dec. 2010. 

Data Director  Matthew Strauss

(July 2012; started as an intern in May)  Student in international politics at Georgetown University.

Director of Election Day Operations  Catherine Crane

(June 2012)  Legal clerk for Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) at the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 2010-12.  Senior staff assistant at the U.S. Senate, 2008-09.  Numerous internships.  J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2012; B.S. in journalism and political science and M.S. in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University, 2007.

Events Director  Sarah Ramig

Law degree from Harvard; undergraduate degree from Duke University.

Office Manager/Volunteer and Intern Coordinator  Jordan Wiggins

Office Manager/Special Assistant  Molly Edwards

B.A. in political science from the University of North Carolina.

Virginia Military Families for Romney (announced Nov. 2, 2012)
Virginia Young Americans for Romney Coalition
(announced Oct. 31, 2012)
Virginia Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders for Romney (announced Oct. 25, 2012)
Virginia Veterans for Romney Leadership Team (announced Aug. 21, 2012)

RNC Victory 

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Chair  Pete Snyder

CEO of Disruptor Capital since Dec. 2011.  Founder and CEO of New Media Strategies, Feb. 1999-Dec. 2011 (NMS is described as "the first and the world's largest social media marketing company," acquired by Meredith Corporation in 2007).  Director of public affairs at Brabender Cox, 1997-99.  Senior project manager at The Luntz Research Companies, 1995-97.  B.A. in government from The College of William and Mary, 1994.  Resident of Fairfax County.  

Director  David Rexrode

(announced May 1, 2012)  Executive Director of the Republican Party of Virginia since January 1, 2010 and will be serving as both RPV executive director and Victory director in 2012. Deputy campaign manager on Attorney General Bob McDonnell's successful 2009 campaign for Governor of Virginia.  Coalitions director on John McCain 2008 to July 2007.  Director of coalitions at the RNC starting in 2005.  Deputy director of coalitions for the Central Region for Bush-Cheney '04.  Graduate of James Madison University, 2001; while at James Madison managed Randy Fisher's first campaign for Augusta County sheriff.  Native of Augusta County, VA (Waynesboro area).

Communications Director  Michael Short

(June 2012)  Previously press secretary to Rep. Adrian Smith (NE), starting Oct. 2011.  Assistant press secretary at the RNC, 2009-11.  B.A. degrees in government and history from Texas Tech University, 2008.  twitter

Deputy Coalitions Director (Women, Small Business)  Sery Kim

(June 2012)  Health care counsel to Chairman Darrell Issa on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee from mid-2010 to first part of 2012.  Senior legislative counsel to U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, 2008-10.   Staffer on Mike Huckabee for President.  Adviser to Secretary Mike Leavitt, 2006-08.  Freelance food writer for NBC Washington Around Town, 2006-12.  J.D. from University of Texas at Austin School of Law; B.A. in history from University of North Texas, graduated in 2 years.  twitter

Hispanic Outreach Director  Jeyben Castro

(announced April 16, 2012)  Executive assistant and board liaison at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Feb.-April 2012.  Business development assistant at Afilon, Inc. Dec. 2011-Feb. 2012.  Research for the Hispanic Leadership Fund, June-Dec. 2010.  Public affairs event manager (2000-09), marketing coordinator for Florida (2005-06) and sales and service associate with GEICO (2001-04).  B.A. in government and international politics from George Mason University.  Served in the U.S. Navy, 1996-2003, and in the Reserve.

Deputy Hispanic Outreach Director  Gaby Prado

Attorney at McAlpin Conroy, 2008-11.  J.D. from Nova Southeastern University; B.A. in legal studies and political science from University of Central Florida.

Northern Virginia Veterans Coalition Director   Mike Cosio

(July 2012)  Intelligence officer in the Virginia Air National Guard from Feb. 2010.  Vice president at Brown and Company, Inc. Jan. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Staffer in the U.S. House, Sept. 2001-Jan. 2009.  Program director at CCS in Chicago, 1999-2001.  M.A. in political management from The George Washington University, 2003; B.A. in political science from Loyola University New Orleans, 1999.

Hampton Roads Veterans Coalition Director  Andrew Schwartz

(June 2012)  Staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, June 2000-June 2012.  B.A. in American history from Old Dominion University, 2011.

Social Conservatives 
-Northern Virginia  Laurie Tryfiates

Home educator for the Christ Covenant Home-School Cooperative.  M.A. in public policy from Regent University. 

-Rochester and Tidewater  MD Sias

-Western Virginia  Travis Witt

Pastor, known for portraying the Revolutionary War hero and Virginia pastor John Peter Muhlenberg.

-Victoria Burnham

Volunteer missionary in Armenia, 2010-12.  B.S. in political science from Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2010.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Sahra Su

Sportsmen, Agriculture  Cody May

Deputy Director of Election Day Operations  John Stapleton

(June 2012; started as Loudoun County director, April-June 2012)  Campaign manger on Rippeon for Congress in MD-6, Nov. 2011-April 2012.  Foreign policy writer at, April 2011-April 2012.  Account executive/executive buyer at Stone Street Capital, Oct. 2009-Dec. 2010.  Program assistant-Asia Division at the International Republican Institute, Jan. 2008-Aug. 2009.  Grants technical assistant at DB Consulting Group, Inc, June 2005-Jan. 2007.  Youth director on Steele for Maryland, May-Nov. 2006.  M.A. in political science (comparative politics), 2009; B.A. in political science from American University, 2005.

Events Director  Sean Storan

Consultant at 5 Corners Strategies.  Consultant on Marco Rubio for U.S. Senate, 2010.  Tour director for Americans for Prosperity, July 2009-Nov. 2010.  Consultant/outside contractor for the U.S. Department of HHS, 2005-09.  Advance logistics consultant on the McCain campaign Feb.-Nov. 2008.  Studied at the Institute of Technology, Sligo.

Victory Offices (28 as of Oct. 31) +

Abingdon - 1060 W. Main St., Suite 5, Abingdon, VA  24210   ...Jim Bebout

Alexandria - 25 S. Dove St., Alexandria, VA  22314   ...Hooff Cooksey

Arlington - 3811 Fairfax Dr., Arlington, VA  22203   ...Mike Flanagan

Blacksburg - 215 Draper Rd., Blacksburg, VA  24060  ...Lexy Rusnak

Charlottesville - 455 Albemarle Sq., Charlottesville, VA  22901  ...Nick O'Boyle

Chesapeake - 124 S. Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA  23322   ...Christine De Triquet

Chesterfield North - 9503 Hull Street Rd., Ste. D, Richmond, VA  23236   ...Eric Philipkosky

Chesterfield South - 3610 Festival Park Plaza, Chester, VA  23831   ...Matt Hudgins

Danville - 625 Piney Forest Rd., Suite 207, Danville, VA  24540   ...Kevin Besserer

- 4246 Chain Bridge Rd., Fairfax, VA  22030   ...Susan Falconer April Lyman

Fredericksburg - 1311 Central Park Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA  22401   ...Charles Rush

Harrisonburg - 182 Neff Ave., Suite S13, Harrisonburg, VA 22801  ...Joe Russo

Henrico - 2819 N. Parham Rd., Suite 210A, Henrico, VA  23294   ...Tommy Ewing

James City County 5251 John Tyler Hwy Unit 52, Williamsburg, VA 23185   ...Zac LeMaster

Loudoun - 18 Royal St., Leesburg, VA 20175   ...John Stapleton Colin Newman

- 3700 Candlers Mountain Rd., Lynchburg, VA  24501  ...Angela Inglett

McLean - 6867 Elm St., Suite 103, McLean, VA  22101   ....Mike Flanagan

Newport News - 12715 Wawick Blvd., Newport News, VA  23606   ...Mike Young

Norfolk - 193 W. Ocean View Ave., Norfolk, VA  23503   ...Tim Johnson

Prince William East - 4431 Prince William Pkwy., Woodbridge, VA   ...Patrick Hefflinger

Prince William West - 10286 Bristow Center Dr., Suite G5, Bristow, VA  20136   ...Patrick Hefflinger

Richmond - The Richard D. Obenshain Center, 115 E. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219   ...Dave Rexrode

Roanoke - 2706 Ogden Rd. SW, Roanoke, VA  24018  ...Russell Hagood

Springfield - 6320 Augusta Dr., Suite 900, Springfield, VA  22150   ...

Stafford - 2773 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Suite 119, Stafford, VA  22554   ...

Sterling - 21430 Cedar Drive, Suite 118, Sterling, VA 20164  ...

Virginia Beach - 911 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, VA  23454   ...Isaac Dietrich Dustin Rinehart

Warrenton - 74 Waterloo Street, Warrenton, VA  20186   ...Sean Hutson

Winchester - 101 Millwood Avenue, Winchester, VA  22601   ...Jen Ewing

Republican Party of Virginia  |  The Richard D. Obenshain Center  |  115 E. Grace Street  |  Richmond, VA 23219  +

Chair  Pat Mullins

(elected May 30, 2009)  Works for Markel Insurance of Glen Allen, VA specializing in equine insurance.  Chairman of the Louisa County Republican Committee.  Chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee from 1990-96.  Ran unsuccessfully as the Republican candidate for Board of Supervisors in Fairfax County in 1979 and 1987.  J.D. from The George Washington University; B.A. from Columbia University in New York City.

Executive Director  David Rexrode

see above

Communications Director  Garren Shipley

Coalitions Coordinator  David Weber