People-Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-VA)
updated May 2, 2007
JIM GILMORE FOR PRESIDENT
- EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE, INC.
Headquarters: 6230 Augusta Dr., Suite 1200 (Springfield Towers),
Springfield, VA 22150
A managing partner of Mercury
Public Affairs. As a media consultant for the NRSC in 2002, Mahoney
worked on the independent expenditure campaigns for John Sununu in New
Hampshire, Norm Coleman in Minnesota and Lamar Alexander in Tennessee.
A national political advisor to the 1996 Dole for President campaign for
the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. A senior advisor to all
three of George Pataki's gubernatorial campaigns, starting as a top strategist
and manager of the 1994 campaign that ousted Gov. Mario Cuomo (D).
Managed Sen. Al D'Amato's comeback re-election victory in 1992. Legislative
director for New York State Rep. Joseph J. DioGuardi. Graduate of
Campaign manager on Sen. Conrad
Burns' unsuccessful 2006 re-election campaign, announced in Jan. 2006.
Political director for the Republican Governors Association in the 2000
cycle. Political director for Oliver Northís U.S. Senate campaign
in Virginia in 1994. Bachelorís degree in political science from
American University, 1991.
|Deputy Campaign Manager
Consultant with extensive experience
in Virginia politics; was a consultant on Gilmore's 1997 campaign for governor.
Assistant to Gilmore at Kelley
Drye. Legal aide with The Law Offices of Philip T. Cronan and William
C. Hollis, III. Legislative and fundraising work with Maryland State
Sen. Richard F. Colburn. Worked as a legislative liaison to the lobbying
firm of John A. Pica, Jr. in Annapolis. Moved to Maryland in 2002.
Attended Guilford Technical Community College where she obtained specialization
in Alzheimerís Care; then attended High Point University in North Carolina.
From High Point, North Carolina.
|Director of Administrative
March 9, 2007 press release:
"Former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snow, CCA Industries Chairman
William H. Goodwin, Jr. and NewMarket Corporation Chairman Bruce C. Gottwald
are among a group of well known Richmond business leaders heading up a
fundraising event for the Jim Gilmore for President Exploratory Committee."
(The event is to be held March 27, 2007 at the Richmond Marriott).
Partner in Marcus & Allen,
a full service political and public affairs consulting firm based in Richmond;
also working with the mail firm Creative Direct. Chief of staff during
Gilmore's term as Governor of Virginia, 1998-2001. Chief consultant
on Gilmore's 1997 gubernatorial campaign; also a consultant to Gilmore
in his successful 1993 race for Virginia Attorney General. As president
of MBM Consulting Services, he served as the lead consultant in George
Allen's successful 1991 race for Congress and 1993 campaign for Governor
and also did work for Congressman Tom Bliley. Campaign manager for
Coleman for Governor, 1989. Virginia state coordinator for Bush for
President, 1988. Chief of staff to Congressman Tom Bliley, 1981-88.
Graduated from the University of Virginia in 1974 with a degree in American
A vice-president of the Dezenhall
Public Relations firm in Washington, DC. Executive director of the
American Conservative Union from 1999-2002 and of the Conservative Political
Action Committee. Worked on the Quayle for President campaign in
1999 and on Gilmore's successful 1997 gubernatorial race.
(started March 2007) Executive
director of the Polk County GOP, 2002. Worked on Bill Salier's campaign
for the 2002 Republican U.S. Senate nomination. Organization
director for Forbes 2000. In the 1998 cycle Bishop worked on the
Lightfoot for Governor campaign in the primary, and then led the Republican
Party of Iowa's absentee ballot initiative. In the 1996 cycle
he worked on Steve Grubbs' primary campaign for U.S. Senate, and then worked
at the Republican Party of Iowa helping Republicans win back the Iowa Senate.
Started in politics in 1995 as a field rep. on the Gramm for President
campaign. BLS from Iowa State University and an MA in English from
Iowa State University.
Sam Pimm was slated to
be campaign manager starting March 1, 2007 but that fell through.
Pimm's New Hampshire experience
includes campaign manager of Fran Wendleboe's campaign for New Hampshire
Republican state chair, 2007; Russell Prescott for Executive Council in
2006; and Fran Wendleboe for Congress in 2002. Served as executive
director of YAF. B.A. in government from Georgetown University.
First vote was for Reagan in 1976.
© 2007 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action