Chris Dodd-Organization, New Hampshire
updated December 27, 2007

Headquarters:  379 Elm Street, Manchester ...headquarters opened March 20, 2007 
served as the headquarters for the 2006 Democratic Coordinated Campaign and is about 5,000 square feet

Important Note: On Oct. 9, 2007 the campaign announced New Hampshire State Director Steve Gerenscer as Iowa Caucus Director. Additionally some field staffers were moved to Iowa.  Other senior staff and field staffers are staying in NH and all offices are remaining open.
State Director Steve Gerenscer
(reported by John DiStaso on April 5, 2007; Gerenscer held the title of deputy state director for the first several months of the campaign; promoted to state director in late July-early Aug. 2007; to Iowa announced Oct. 9, 2007)  Political director on the NH Democratic Coordinated Campaign, starting in April 2004, and was the first post-primary NH staffer for the Kerry campaign, March-April 2004.  Deputy political director on Howard Dean's NH primary campaign from mid-Feb. 2003 to Feb. 2004.  Field staffer on the 2002 NH Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in Keene, responsible for Cheshire County and western Hillsborough County.  B.S. in environmental studies from the University of Vermont, 2000.
Political Director Sean Downey
(reported by John DiStaso on Feb. 8, 2007)  Northeast political director for Sen. Evan Bayh's All America PAC in the 2006 cycle; All America PAC paid for Downey to work as finance director for the NH Democratic State Senate Caucus starting roughly May 2006.  Worked on Joe Lieberman's NH primary campaign starting as Manchester co-director (announced July 28, 2003) and finishing doing advance.  Field and political director for Manchester City Democrats during the 2002 elections.  2002 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts.  Native of East Sandwich, Mass.
Field Director Dana Kelly
Political director of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, 2005-06.  Legislative assistant for Rep. Robert Wexler (D-FL).  Political representative for the IAFF, 2002-04.  King County field director for Maria Cantwell in 2000.

Regional Field Offices, Directors and Organizers

Manchester Regional Field Director Mike Brunelle
Brunelle is the State Representative for Manchester Wards 10, 11, 12. He previously served as the deputy political director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party and as the executive director of the Manchester City Democrats.  Graduate of the University of New Hampshire.  Native of Manchester.
   Manchester Field Organizer Jena Gross
   A deputy regional field organizer for U.S Sen. Joe Lieberman's re-election campaign in 2006.  In 2005, she served as an intern in Lieberman's Washington, DC office.  Graduate of The George Washington University.  Native of Connecticut.

Nashua  - 178 Main St., Nashua, NH 03060   603-886-DODD
Office up and running week of Aug. 13, 2007.

Nashua Regional Field Director Nick Williams
Worked as an assistant to the chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu.  Previously the legislative director for the Vice President of the New Orleans City Council.  Native of New Orleans, LA.
   Nashua Field Organizer Kelly Stieh
   Sept. 2007 graduate of Franklin Pierce College with a degree in European History.  Worked for the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication in the summer 2007 on "The Presidency and the Press" conference. She  has volunteered with local campaigns, but the Dodd campaign is her first national campaign.  From Milford, PA.

Concord - 75 S Main St., Concord, NH 03301   603-226-3660
Office up and running week of Sept. 24, 2007.

Concord Regional Field Director Scott Stephanou
(reported by John DiStaso on Feb. 8, 2007)  In Fall 2006 Stephanou was a staffer in NH for the Franklin Democratic Committee; he was one of Sen. Evan Bayh's Camp Bayh graduates.  Graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in political science, 2006.  He has also interned at the Connecticut General Assembly and in Dodd's U.S. Senate office.
   Concord Field Organizer Matt Rado
   B.A. in government from Cornell, 2006.  Volunteered on Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate in 2006.  Research assistant for Cornell University/DNC, studying 2004 election issues in Ohio.  Interned at the Ohio Statehouse as part of the internship program at the John Glenn Institute, Ohio State University.  Native of Columbus, OH.

Portsmouth - 31 Raynes Ave., Portsmouth, NH 03801  603-431-DODD
Office up and running week of Aug. 13, 2007.

Portsmouth Regional Field Director David Osborne
(First Dodd campaign hire in NH; started in Manchester in early January)  Field director on Merle Johnson's campaign for Iowa State Senate in Fall 2006 (Ankeny); one of Sen. Evan Bayh's Camp Bayh graduates.  Graduate of Northwestern University in Chicago, June 2005.
   Portsmouth Field Organizer Ryan Silver
   Before joining the Dodd campaign, Silver served as an intern in Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter's New Hampshire office and at the State House for State Senate President Sylvia Larsen.  Native of Sunapee, New Hampshire.

Monadnock Region - 83 Marlborough Street, Keene, NH  03431   603-357-3660
Office up and running week of Sept. 17, 2007; grand opening Sept. 21, 2007 with Dodd's sister, Martha Buonanno, and his niece, Carolyn Chase

Keene Regional Field Director Elena DiTraglia
Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.  DiTraglia has worked on State Rep. Patrick Rose's campaign and Glen Maxey's campaign for Texas Democratic Party Chair.
   Keene Field Organizer James Breen
   Graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in May 2007. In fall 2006 he worked as the Western MA volunteer coordinator on Tom Reilly's gubernatorial campaign. He has also volunteered on a number of campaigns including Congressman Jim Langevinís campaign and Congressman John Olverís campaign.

Upper Valley Region - 75 Main Street, West Lebanon, NH  03784   603-298-5700
Office up and running week of Sept. 10, 2007; grand opening Sept. 21, 2007 with Dodd's sister, Martha Buonanno, and his niece, Carolyn Chase

Hanover/Upper Valley Regional Field Director Kristina Mueller
Served in various capacities for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton including interim communications director and interim policy director.  Graduate of the University of Wisconsin; while attending the University of Wisconsin, Mueller spent a summer in China teaching English to a class of 60 5-8 year old children.
Voter File Manager Nigel Henry
Graduate intern at the National Foreign Trade Council in 2006.  MA from The George Washington University, 2006.  Operations manager for Cardiovasular Associates, 2005. BS from Yale University, 2003.
Press Secretary Bryan DeAngelis
(announced March 23, 2007)  Prior to joining the campaign DeAngelis served as press secretary to Rep. Martin D. Meehan (MA-5), who resigned to become chancellor of the Univ. of Massachusetts at Lowell.  Deputy press secretary on Tom Reilly's 2006 campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Massachusetts.  B.A. in political science and B.A. in economics from Boston College.
Senior Advisor for NH and Labor Maura Keefe
In 2004 Keefe served as senior advisor charged with designing and managing the DNC's surrogate operation (announced April 16, 2004).  Former advisor to the Dean campaign.  Former Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.  New Hampshire native and sister of former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Joe Keefe.
Chairman Joe Keefe
(support reported Jan. 29, 2007)  Founder and president of NewCircle Communications, a strategic consulting and communications firm located in Manchester and CEO of Pax World Management Corp., a Portsmouth, NH-based socially responsible mutual fund firm (announced May 2005).  Senior adviser for strategic social policy at Calvert Group.  Attorney in private law practice for 16 years.  Ran for Congress in New Hampshire's 1st CD in 1996.  Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party.  Graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Co-Chair David Lang
(announced Sept. 7, 2007) . President of the Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire (PFFNH) since 2001.  Lang is a Captain in the Hampton Fire Department and has served in a leadership position for the PFFNH for 26 of his 27 years on the job.

County Chairs and Co-Chairs

Belknap County
Chair: Cinde Warmington - Warmington served on Sen. John Kerry's New Hampshire Steering Committee in 2003-04.. She currently serves as the Gilford Town Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party, and is an attorney with the law firm of Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C. in Concord, where she primarily represents health care providers and non-profit organizations.  (announced Sept. 9, 2007)

Cheshire County

Co-Chair: Anna Tilton - Tilton currently resides in Marlborough, NH and serves as the Cheshire County Register of Probate. She is also the 2nd Vice Chair of the Cheshire County Democrats and previously served as the Chair.  (announced Sept. 9, 2007)

Hillsborough County

Co-Chair: State Representative Mike Farley of Manchester
Co-Chair of Manchester for Dodd - Kathy Kelley
Chair of Nashua for Dodd - Mike O'Brien

Strafford County

-Gail Mitchell - Early leading organizer and volunteer campaign aide for Carol Shea-Porter for Congress, 2006 (Barrington)
-Mark Mitchell - Retired 23-year veteran NH State Police Detective, Barrington Town Democratic Chair (Barrington)

Sullivan County

Co-Chair: Cynthia Sweeney - Sullivan County Treasurer and former State Representative.

Rockingham County

Co-Chair: Richard Ingram - Recently became executive director of the Housing Partnership in Portsmouth.  President of the Chamber of Commerce, 2004-07.  Executive director of the Seacoast Big Brothers Big Sisters from 2001-04. (announced Aug. 27, 2007)
Chair of New Hampshire Educators for Chris Dodd State Representative Emma Rous
(announced July 5, 2007)  Currently serving her third term in the New Hampshire House representing Durham, Lee and Madbury and her first term as Chair of the House Education Committee.  A lifelong educator who now does adjunct work at the University of New Hampshire and Plymouth State University, Rous spent 17 years as a high school English teacher at Oyster River High School in Durham, NH.  She has also taught preschool, elementary and junior high school students.
Co-Chair of Labor for Dodd Dennis Murphy
(announced Sept. 7, 2007)  worked for NEA New Hampshire for over 15 years, serving as the executive director from 2001-03.  Murphy served as the Commissioner of Labor under Gov. Hugh Gallen from 1981-83. He also served as a State Representative for the town of Pittsfield from 1965-66 before taking a job with Gov. John King.
State Representative Dan Sullivan
Chair of Peace Corps Volunteers for Dodd Dan Calegari

Steering Committee Members  (announced June 11, 2007)
- Former U.S. Representative for the 1st Congressional District Norm D'Amours
- State Rep. Mike Brunelle - Former Executive Director, Manchester City Democratic Committee (Manchester)
- State Rep. Mike Farley - Former John Kerry '04 NH Steering Committee Member, Democratic Activist (Manchester)
- State Rep. Maureen Nagle - Administrator, NH Community Technical College (Manchester)
- State Rep. Mike O'Brien - Deputy Fire Chief, Nashua Fire and Rescue (Nashua)
- State Rep. Sandra Smith - (Manchester)
- State Rep. Dan Sullivan - Lieutenant, Manchester Fire Department (Manchester)
- State Rep. Frank Sullivan - Retired Teacher (Manchester)
- Kathleen Kelley - Manchester School Board Member-at-Large (Manchester)
- Sherri Basso - Democratic Activist (Hampton)
- Dan Calegari - Former NH Field Director for Gary Hart '84, veteran of five NH Presidential Primaries, Small Business Owner (Deerfield)
- Beth Campbell - Former 1st Vice Chair, NH State Employees Association, Treasurer, Merrimack County Democrats, Co-Chair NH Democratic Party Labor Caucus (Concord)
- Janet Cataldo - Democratic Activist (Hooksett)
- Pat Clark - Democratic Activist (Tilton)
- Fran Egbers - Former State Representative (Manchester)
- Edward and Mary Lou Grevatt - Democratic Activists (Gilford)
- Kevin Hampsey - Vice Chair, Jaffrey Democratic Committee (Jaffrey)
- Skip Hebert - Retired Captain, Manchester Fire Department, Democratic Activist (Hooksett)
- Dick Kelley - Small Business owner (Manchester)
- Patsy Kendall - Treasurer, Plymouth Area Democrats (Plymouth)
- Chris Kennedy - NH State Senate Legislative Aide, veteran of the 2006 NH Senate Democratic Caucus Field Operation for the Lakes Region (Manchester)
- Mike Knapp - President, Dartmouth College for Dodd (Hanover)
- Scott D. McGuffin - Attorney, Activist (Northfield)
- Valery Mitchell - Former John Kerry '04 NH Steering Committee Member and Organizer of Democratic Network (Concord)
- Richard Molan - Esq., Attorney, Cook and Molan, P.A. (Concord)
- Henry Mullaney - Town Democratic Chair (New Boston)
- Bill Murray - Democratic Activist (Alton)
- Bobbi Ricci - Democratic Activist (Exeter)
- Sara Smith - Treasurer, New London Democratic Committee (New London)
- Joe Sullivan - Manchester Ward 12 Democratic Committee, Retired Teacher (Manchester)
- Lisa Sullivan - Vice President, New Hampshire Association of Nurse Anesthetists (Manchester)
- Cynthia Sweeney - NH Democratic Party State Committee member, Treasurer, Sullivan County Democratic Committee, Former State Representative (Charlestown)
- Barbara Tsairis - Former Lobbyist, NH Women's Lobby, Dean Delegate to 2004 Democratic National Convention, Seacoast Activist (Exeter)

(more Steering Committee, announced July 5, 2007)
-Rolf Bremer - Chair, Brookline Democratic Committee (Brookline)
-Shannon Chandley - Democratic Activist (Amherst)
-Matt Conley - Democratic Activist (Merrimack)
-Larry Finkelstein, Ph.D. - Democratic Activist (Nashua)
-John Hattan - Secretary, Concord City Democratic Committee (Concord)
-Gail Mitchell - Early leading organizer and volunteer campaign aide for Carol Shea-Porter for Congress, 2006 (Barrington)
-Mark Mitchell - Retired 23-year veteran NH State Police Detective, Barrington Town Democratic Chair (Barrington)
-Erika Thorsell - Chair, Concord City Democrats (Concord)
-Tom Silvia - Democratic Activist (Amherst)

(more Steering Committee, announced July 25, 2007)
-Denise Castonguay - Member, Plymouth Area Democrats and Educator (Holderness)
-Joan Crimlisk - Democratic Activist, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Derry)
-Art Gatzoulis - Partner, Craig & Gatzoulis, PLLC and 2006 Chair of State Sen. Lou D'Allesandro's Re-Election Campaign (Manchester)
-Peter Hughes - Democratic Activist (Ellsworth)
-Kaili Lamb - Student, Dartmouth College and Member of Dartmouth for Dodd (Hanover)
-Dr. Paula Mahon, M.D. - Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Derry)
-Monique Martineau - Educator, Democratic Activist (Manchester)
-Robert Z. Norman - Environmental Activist, Professor Emeritus at Dartmouth College, Co-Founder of Hanover Conservation Council, Active Member of NH Sierra Club (Hanover)
-Michelle Parmeter - Democratic Activist (Manchester)
-Rosa Pichardo - Former Member of the Manchester City Democrats' Latino Caucus, Democratic Activist (Manchester)
-David Perez - Democratic Activist (Manchester)
-Tom Rossi (Portsmouth)
-Elizabeth Salinas - Former Member of the Manchester City Democrats' Latino Caucus (Manchester)
-Martin Smith - Democratic Activist (Hampton)
-Priscilla Smith - Democratic Activist (Hampton)
-Larry Sparks - Former Member of the Manchester City Democrats' Black Caucus, Democratic Activist (Manchester)

(more Steering Committee, announced Sept. 7, 2007)
-State Representative Marcia Moody (New Market)
-Bill Trumble - Former Dean of UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, Grassroots organizer for Carol Shea-Porter 2006 (Madbury)
-Dick Labonte - Veteran, Democratic Activist, Grassroots organizer for Carol Shea-Porter 2006 (Somersworth)
-Michael Duclos - Veteran, Retired Fire Fighter (Rochester)
-Connie Margowsky - Somersworth Town Democratic Chair (Somersworth)
-Muriel Ring - Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Educator (Somersworth)
-Karen Bernier - Democratic Activist (Rochester)
-Kathi Braun - Director of Finance, UNH Manchester (Fremont)
-Andrea Calandrella - Democratic Activist (Lebanon)
-James Donovan - Democratic Activist (Bedford)
-Peter Hope - Secretary, Grantham Town Democratic Committee, member Green Mountain Club (Grantham)
-Grace Johnson - Environmentalist, Democratic Activist (Grantham)
-Andrew Klein - Student for Dodd, Dartmouth College (Hanover)
-Cynthia Lamagdelaine - Democratic Activist (Somersworth)
-Wes Martin - Professor, Keene State College (Richmond)
-Bryan Martineau - Vice President of the Student Senate, NH Community Technical College at Manchester (Goffstown)
-Kelsea Perreault - Specialized Learning Aide at Exeter High School, Student for Dodd, Southern New Hampshire University (Exeter)
-Todd Sweet - Democratic Activist (Greenland)
-Tom White - Coordinator of Educational Outreach for the Cohen Center of Holocaust Studies at Keene State College (Keene)

??Manchester Alderman-at-Large Dan O'Neil

More Endorsements
State Rep. Mary Stuart Gile (Concord) (announced July 20, 2007)

Peter Glenshaw, co-founder of Democracy for New Hampshire (July 14, 2007) >

Dean Barker, co-founder of the online community Blue Hampshire (Sept. 5, 2007) >

State Rep. Catherine Mulholland (Grafton)  (reported Sept. 20, 2007)

former New Hampshire House Minority Leader and former congressional candidate Jim Craig  (Oct. 20, 2007)

former U.S. Sen. John Durkin  (Nov. 15, 2007)
Practices law in Manchester.  Served in the U.S. Senate 1975-80.  Prior to being elected to the U.S Senate, he served as New Hampshire's Insurance Commissioner from 1968-73, and earlier as Assistant Attorney General from 1967-68.  Served in the U.S Navy from 1959-61.

Mike Caulfield, one of the three founding members and managing editors of the online community Blue Hampshire (Dec. 27, 2007) >

see also: delegate slate (elected Dec. 15, 2007)


former staff
The campaign made its initial announcement of regional field directors and field organizers on June 20, 2007.  Two of them left the campaign by August:

Nashua Regional Field Director Kyle Gott - South Central Kentucky Coordinator on the  Daniel Mongiardo for U.S. Senate campaign. Served as a field organizer in Iowa, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky for John Edwards for President in 2003-04.

Nashua Field Organizer John Murphy - Campaign Manager and then Chief of Staff to Pennsylvania State Representative Chris King. Prior to that, he worked as a Regional Field Coordinator for Doug Haines for Congress.  Graduate of the University of Georgia.  Native of Georgia.
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