Key People-Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM)
updated August 9, 2006
New Hampshire Contact Dick Bouley
Concord-based lobbyist and consultant, Bouley Associates since 1982.  Adjunct professor at New Hamsphire Technical Institute, 1982-2001.  Staffer to Gov. Hugh Gallen, 1979-82.  Taught high school for 19 years in Littleton.  Supported Bruce Babbitt in 1988, Tom Harkin in 1992, and Dick Gephardt in 2004.  Carter delegate in 1980.  Carter delegate in 1976 (elected from District 2 in the Feb. 24 NH primary).

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Chairman Dave Contarino
Chief of staff in the Governor's office from the start of his administration through April 2006; started with Richardson in Oct. 2001 directing his exploratory committee.  Owner, with his wife, of Southwest Title and Escrow Inc. in Santa Fe; they opened the business in 1995, and he continued to work it until starting in the Governor's office.  Senior advisor on Sen. Bingaman's 2000 re-election campaign.  Managed Phil Maloof's 1998 general election campaign for Congress against Heather Wilson (R) in NM's 1st CD.  Managed Sen. Jeff Bingamanís re-election campaign against Colin McMillan in 1994.  Chief of staff to U.S. Rep. George Brown (D-CA) in the early 1990s.  Managed at least one congressional campaign.  Worked at the Democratic National Committee.  Graduate of Cornell University, 1983.  Interned for Rep. Pat Schroeder (D-CO).  Native of Massachusetts.
Campaign Manager Amanda Cooper
Oversaw Richardson's political action committee Moving America Forward.  Managed Richard Romeroís unsuccessful run for Congress in New Mexico's 1st CD in 2002.  Managed Udall's 2000 re-election campaign.  Managed the successful 1998 campaign of her father, then state attorney general Tom Udall, for Congress in NM's 3rd CD, defeating Republican Rep. Bill Redmond.  Managed Cate Stetson's 1995 campaign to become chair of the NM Democratic Party.
Colleen McCarthy
(from April 2006)  Previously national fundraising director for the Democratic Leadership Council.  Worked finance on Joe Lieberman's presidential campaign but left in Oct. 2003.
Jacqueline (Jackie) Brot
Previously finance director for the New York State Democratic Party.  NYC finance director on Joe Lieberman's presidential campaign but left in Oct. 2003.  In NYC worked as finance director for a City Council member and a State Senator.  Graduate of Tufts University, 2001.
Pollster Greenberg Quinlan Rosner

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Chief of Staff James Jimenez
(announced April 17, 2006)  Formerly Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration since Jan. 2003.  Administrator for the City of Rio Rancho in 1999-Jan. 2003; finance Director for the City of Rio Rancho for 3 1/2 years starting in 1995.  Deputy Cabinet Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration for one year.  Economic analyst for the Legislative Finance Committee.  Economic analyst for the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration, 1986-89.  B.A. in Economics from the University of New Mexico and M.P.A. also from the University of New Mexico.  Native New Mexican.

Deputy Political Director - Dan Sena.
Worked for Richardson's PAC Moving America Forward.

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