revised Jan. 24, 2009
(launched mid-April 2007; April 23 grab)
|State Director||Paul Tewes|
|Deputy State Director||Marygrace Galston|
Assistants to State and Deputy State Director - Katherine Bradley, Elizabeth Nelson
Budget Assistant - Jennifer Fiihr
|Political Director||Emily Parcell|
|Deputy Political Director||Mike Blake|
|Eastern Iowa Political Director||State Rep. Elesha Gayman (D-Davenport)|
|Outreach Director||Steve Chasse|
|Latinos, Asian American Pacific Islanders, ...||Joan Kato|
|Veterans ? LGBT,...||Brian Van Riper|
Environmental/Energy & Young Professionals...
Polk County Political Director
|African-Americans & Seniors||Denise Pate|
|African-Americans||Brooks Banton & Simeon Talley|
|College Coordinator/Youth Vote||Rachel Haltom-Irwin|
|Constituency Correspondence/Political Outreach||Tsehaynesh Abebe|
|Caucus Director||Mitch Stewart|
|Director of Political Operations; also Women's Outreach||Gillian Rosenberg|
|Field Director||Anne Filipic|
Regional Field Directors
|South East Iowa||Chelsea Kammerer|
|East Central Iowa||Hallie Schneir|
|North East Iowa||Brent Welder|
|South Central Iowa||Lauren Kidwell|
|North Central Iowa||Chris Lewis|
|Polk County||Chelsea Waliser|
|South West Iowa||Rory Steele|
|North West Iowa||Andy Wiese|
... 37 offices across the state as of Dec. 10, 2007 alphabetically
see also: regional organization; county leadership committees.
Ames: 303 Welch Avenue, Ames, IA 50014 515.268.3148 ...Story County.
Anamosa: 405 E. Main Street Suite A, Anamosa, IA 52205 319.462.4365 ...Jones County.
Burlington: 1000 North Roosevelt, Ste. 8, Burlington, IA 52601 319.752.4967 ...Des Moines County.
Carroll: 225 West 4th Street, Carroll, IA 51401 712-792-8793 ...Carroll County.
Cedar Falls: 4807 University Avenue, Ste. 101, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 319.268.7302 ...Black Hawk County.
Cedar Rapids: 1420 1st
NE, Room 105, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 319.366.0475
...Michelle Obama officially opened on April 28, 2007.
Charles City: 200 North Main Street, Suite 4, Charles City, IA 50616 641-228-3587 ...Floyd County.
Clinton: 1629-1663 Lincoln Way, Clinton, IA 52732 563.244.4000 ...Clinton County.
Creston: 121 N. Elm Street, Creston, IA 50801 641.782.3765
Council Bluffs: 500 West
Ste. 150, Council Bluffs, IA 51503 712.352.0640 ...Pottawattamie
...open mid-April 2007.
Davenport: 3546 North Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803 563.445.6774 ...Scott County.
Decorah: 300 West Water Street, Decorah, IA 52101 563-382-2008 ...Winneshiek County.
Des Moines: see above
Des Moines II: 603 E. 2nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309
Dubuque: 219 West 9th Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 563.582.5129 ...Dubuque County.
Elkader: 110 Mulberry Street, Elkader, IA 52043 563.245.3612 ...Clayton County.
Fairfield: 109 North Court
Fairfield, IA 52556 641.472.4537 ...Jefferson
...grand opening celebration on Oct. 27, 2007.
Fort Dodge: 12-11th Avenue
North, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 515.573.1703
Fort Madison: 2426 Avenue L, Fort Madison, IA 52627 319-372-2185 ...Lee County.
Indianola: 222 W Salem Avenue, Indianola, IA 50125 515-962-2755 ...Warren County.
Independence: 206 1st Street East, Independence, IA 50644 319-334-4128 ...Buchanan County.
Iowa City: 393 East College Street, Iowa City, IA 52240 319.358.5515 ...Johnson County.
Knoxville: 108 E. Robinson Street, Knoxville, IA 50138 641-842-4505 ...Marion County.
Maquoketa: 106 South Main Street, Maquoketa, IA 52060 563.652.1008 ...Jackson County.
Marshalltown: 31 South 1st Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158 641-844-2008 ...Marshall County.
Mason City: 503 South Federal Avenue, Ste. B, Mason City, IA 50401 641.423.1825 ...Cerro Gordo County.
Muscatine: 211 West 2nd Street, Muscatine, IA 52761 563.263.2365 ...Muscatine County.
Newton: 212 1st Avenue W, Newton, IA 50208 641.792.2308 ...Jasper County.
Oelwein: 1 South Frederick, Oelwein, IA 50662 319-283-4484 ...Fayette County.
Ottumwa: 224 East 2nd Street, Suite 1, Ottumwa, IA 52501 641.684.4068 ...Wapello County.
Perry: 1214 Willis Ave,
Iowa 50220 515 465-2400 ...Dallas
...announced Oct. 25, 2007.
Sioux City: 1322 Pierce
Sioux City, IA 51105 712.255.5860 ...Woodbury
Spencer: 301 Grand Ave Spencer,
IA 51301 515-227-6477 ...Clay
...grand opening on June 30, 2007 with Sen. Tom Daschle.
425 Franklin Street, Suite FB, Waterloo, IA 50703
Regional Director: Katie Ingebretson.
Waverly: 104 East Bremer Avenue, Waverly, IA 50677 319-352-9009 ...Bremer County.
West Des Moines: 1309 50th St, West Des Moines 515.440.0657 ...Polk County.
also note. The campaign
about three offices open after the caucuses so supporters could make
to later states.
|Communications Director||Josh Earnest|
|Press Secretary||Tommy Vietor|
|Deputy Press Secretary||Gannet Tseggai|
Press Assistant - Bobby Gravitz
|Director of New Media||Nick Kimball|
|Lead Online Organizer||Jaime Mulligan|
|GOTC Director||Paulette Aniskoff|
|Caucus Training Director||Melanie Cloud Gross|
|Policy Director||Karen Richardson
|Trip Director||Franny Starkey|
|Deputy Trip Director||Jessica Wright|
|Lead Press Advance||Brian Weeks|
|Crowd Advance||Ethan Yake|
|Voter File Director||Michael Keane|
|Deputy Voter File Director||Daniel Wagner|
|Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator||Brett Prather|
|Senior Advisor||Jackie Norris|
got an early start. According to the 1st Q FEC report, by the end
of March 2007 there were already 52 people on the payroll (date
Tsehaynesh Abebe (3/9) Michael Blake (3/23) Matt Cain (3/23) Steve Chasse (2/23) Ronnie Cho (3/23) Joe Cupka (3/9) Douglas Dorando (3/23) Jillian Dykhoff (2/9) Derek Eadon (2/9) Orrin Evans (3/23) Marygrace Galston (2/9) Aaron Gardner (3/23) Caroline Grey (3/23) Travis Hall (3/23) Kevin Harris (3/23) Justin Huck (3/9) Katie Ingebretson (2/9) Benjamin Jacobs (3/23) Michael Keane (2/9) John Keig (3/23) Chelsea Kammerer (2/23) Grant Lahmann (3/23) Samuel Liebert (3/23) Michael Lindley (3/23) Nickolas Meyer (2/23) Kyong Nam (3/23) Elizabeth Nelson (3/23) Jacqueline Norris (3/23) Lindsey Pagel (3/23) Emily Parcell (1/26) Rohan Patel (2/9) Denise Pate (3/23) Jeff Philips (3/23) Allison Pulliam (3/23) Paul Tewes (2/9) Gannet Tseggai (3/9) Gillian Rosenberg (3/9) David Sawyer (3/23) Hallie Schneir (3/23) Franny Starkey (2/9) Quinn Staudt (2/23) Shira Sternberg (3/9) Mitch Stewart (1/26) Carrianna Suiter (3/9) Alicia Sutton (3/23) Simeon Talley (2/9) Adam Ukman (3/23) Jaclyn Urness (3/9) Thomas Vietor (2/23) Carl Wiederaenders (3/23) Andrew Wiese (2/23) Alek Wipperman (3/23)
State Legislators (20 as of Dec. 23, 2007)
State Sen. Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City (announced Dec. 4, 2007) >
State Sen. Bob Dvorsky of Coralville (June 28, 2007)
State Sen. Bill Heckroth of Waverly (announced July 16, 2007) >
State Sen. Rich Olive of Story City (announced Sept. 14, 2007)
State Sen. Tom Rielly of Oskaloosa (July 13, 2007) >
State Sen. Steve Warnstadt of Sioux City (announced beginning of Sept. 2007)
State Sen. Frank Wood of Eldridge (announced Sept. 14, 2007)
State Rep. Ako Abdul-Samad of Des
(Oct. 13, 2007)
State Rep. Deborah Berry of Waterloo (Nov. 27, 2007)
State Rep. Wayne Ford of Des Moines (Dec. 23, 2007) >
State Rep. Elesha Gayman of Davenport is the campaign's Eastern Iowa political director (May 23, 2007) >
State Rep. David Jacoby of Coralville (Oct. 11, 2007)
State Rep. Pam Jochum of Dubuque (Sept. 28, 2007)
State Rep. Helen Miller of Fort Dodge (announced Sept. 14, 2007)
State Rep. Donovan Olson of Boone (announced Oct. 10, 2007)
State Rep. Tyler Olson of Cedar Rapids (June 21, 2007) >
State Rep. Janet Peterson of Des Moines (announced Sept. 14, 2007)
State Rep. Brian Quirk of New Hampton (announced Nov. 20, 2007)
State Rep. Paul Shomshor of Council Bluffs (announced Dec. 10, 2007)
State Rep. Mark Smith of Marshalltown (announced Oct. 17, 2007)
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller (announced
Feb. 11, 2007) >
Iowa State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald (announced Feb. 11, 2007)
Congressman Dave Loebsack (IA-2)
(announced Dec. 17, 2007) >
99 County Leadership Committees >
164-member State Leadership Committee (announced Sept. 19, 2007) by county/by city
Six more Democratic County Chairs (announced
Dec. 19, 2007) >
Four more Democratic County Chairs (announced Dec. 12, 2007) >
Six Democratic County Chairs from Northern and Central Iowa (announced Dec. 10, 2007; note all previously announced as members of county leadership committees) >
Four rural Democratic County Chairs in SW Iowa (announced Dec. 6, 2007) > (note competing release from later the same day +)
Former Lt. Gov. Bob Anderson (announced Dec. 10, 2007) >
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie (announced Dec. 2, 2007) >
ISEA President Linda Nelson (personal endorsement announced Nov. 28, 2007) >
46 Women serving in elective office (announced Nov. 16, 2007) >
Delegates of United Auto Workers Region
4 (Nov. 15, 2007) >
UAW Region 4 represents 64,000 active and 122,000 retirees in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming, including 30,000 members and retirees in Iowa. Dennis Williams is director.
268 Iowa Republicans (announced Nov. 5, 2007) >
Former State Rep. Bob Osterhaus and Ann Osterhaus of Maquoketa (announced Oct. 23, 2007)
former Iowa Democratic Party chair Gordon Fischer (announced Sept. 24, 2007)
Generation Obama Iowa Steering Committee (announced Sept. 7, 2007) >
Iowa African American Steering Committee (announced Sept. 6, 2007) >
Iowa Latino Steering Committee (announced Sept. 5, 2007) >
Iowa Labor Steering Committee (announced Sept. 3, 2007) >
Women for Obama County Leaders in 50 Iowa counties (announced Aug. 23, 2007) >
252 Iowa veterans – including 55 who caucused for Senator John Kerry in 2004 (announced May 28, 2007) >PDF
More than 100 community organizers
(announced April 20, 2007) >
also, on July 24, 2007,
advance of Obama's July 27 Rural Issues Forum at the Van Fossen Farm in
Adel, the campaign announced the names of several Iowans who will "lead
the effort to create and enact his rural agenda:"
Mike Dunn, of Keokuk - former under secretary of agriculture for marketing and regulatory programs during the Clinton administration.
Gary Lamb, of Chelsea - has farmed for 55 years and has served as president of the Iowa Farmers Union, chairman of the Iowa State Committee of the Farm Service Agency and as an agricultural liaison for Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa.
Neil Hamilton, of Waukee - director
of the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University. In 2000, he
appointed by Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as chairman of the Iowa Food Policy
also, on Nov. 12, 2007
campaign announced several Iowans as members of its National Veterans
Col. Bill Peterson - U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Iowa City, I A
MG Dennis Gray - U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Glenwood, IA
Ray Hutchinson - State Chair of Vietnam Veterans of America., Chairman-Iowa Veterans Council, Des Moines, IA
State Senator Steve Warnstadt -
a Lieutenant Colonel in Iowa Army National Guard, former state chair of
Veterans for Kerry, Sioux City, IA
also on Nov. 14, 2007
its "Caucus Pros" program consisting of "seniors and long-time caucus
across the state to train supporters who haven’t caucused before"
Post-Jan. 3, 2008
Gov. Chet Culver announced his endorsement on Feb. 7, 2008 (note caucuses in neighboring Nebraska on Feb. 9).
On March 13, 2008, shortly before county conventions on March 15, the campaign held a press conference to announce the endorsements of Lt. Gov. Patty Judge and 17 more state legislators. One more legislator joined after the press conference.
Representative McKinley Bailey
Representative Dennis Cohoon
Representative Ro Foege
Representative Marcie Frevert
Representative Bob Kressig
Representative Kevin McCarthy
Representative Eric Palmer
Representative Mike Reasoner
Representative Kurt Swaim
Representative Dick Taylor
Representative Roger Thomas
Representative Andrew Wenthe
Representative John Whitaker
Representative Philip Wise
Representative Ray Zirkelbach
Senator Brian Schoenjahn
Senator Keith Kreiman
Senator Amanda Ragan (added post press conference)
Congressman Bruce Braley (CD-1) (announced April 30, 2008)
Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan (announced May 20, 2008)
Jackie Norris continued to lead the campaign in Iowa after the caucuses. Additionally, several field organizers worked in advance of the March 15 county conventions: Kevin Geiken, Adam Gibbs, Caroline Gonzalez, Matt Nappe, Lindsey Pagel, Audie Schmidt and Karen Wohlleben.
|Des Moines Regional Field Director||Carl Wiederaenders|
|Copyright © 2007, 2008 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action||