McCain General Election Campaign Organization, Colorado
revised March 2, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008

Southwest Regional Headquarters:  6334 S. Racine Circle, Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80111
Regional Campaign Manager (Southwest - AR, CO, KS, LA, NE, OK and TX) Craig Goldman
Candidate for Texas State Representative (Fort Worth HD-97) in the Nov. 6, 2007 special election.  Executive director of McCain's Straight Talk America, started Aug. 2005, then executive director on McCain's campaign in California through March or April 2007.  Goldman has been in and out of politics.  His private sector experience includes vice president of Ronnie's LLC of Ft. Worth, TX, his family’s retail business specializing in fine wines and epicurean foods, for seven years; and head of government relations at InsCap, LLC, an insurance and capital markets start-up company with offices in Nashville and New York.  In politics he managed former Los Altos Hills Mayor Toni Casey's campaign for the 2004 Republican U.S. Senate nomination in California.  Volunteered as needed on McCain's 2000 campaign.  Campaign manager on Rob Mosbacher for mayor of Houston, TX, 1997.  Worked for Sen. Phil Gramm for five years, starting in 1991 as assistant to Gramm at the NRSC and working on special projects (Iowa Straw Poll, the Florida GOP Presidency 3 and the Iowa Caucuses) on his 1996 presidential campaign.  B.A. in government from the University of Texas in Austin, 1991.

Colorado State Director Jack Stansbery
(started Aug. 25, 2008)  Managed Wil Armstrong's unsuccessful campaign for the Republican congressional nomination in the 6th CD in the Aug. 2008 primary.  Director of operations at SmartBox.  Political director for the Trailhead Group, a conservative 527 organization, 2005-06.  Managed Rep. Bob Beauprez's successful 2004 re-election campaign.  Political director of the Colorado Republican Party in 2002. 

Colorado Political Director Andy Nickel
Campaign director on Jeff Crank for Congress primary campaign in Colorado's 5th CD, Jan.-March 2008.  Campaign manager on Wallace Ellender, Brian McNabb, Steve Carter for Louisiana State House, May-Nov. 2007.  Field director at the Colorado Republican Party, 2005-06.  Tour guide at Anheuser-Busch Inc. in Fort Collins, 2004-05.  Field staff on Beauprez for Congress, July-Nov. 2004.  Graduate of Colorado State University, 2005.

Victory 2008 
5950 S. Willow Drive, Suite 201  |  Greenwood Village, CO 80111  303.486.2008
James Garcia
(announced June 2, 2008)  Most recently a field director for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee in Iowa and Florida.  A field director on Shelley Sekula Gibbs for Congress; also assisted the Tom DeLay Congressional Committee in Sugar Land, Texas.  B.A. in political science from the University of Houston, 2006.

Deputy Director
Scott Howard
Prior to joining Victory, Howard worked for several months as a grassroots manager for the Credit Union National Association.  Worked on Romney for President and earlier founded and ran The Mitt Report website.  Worked in the real estate industry and in car sales.  Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University.  Piedmont College.

Deputy Director, GOTV
Jeff Daker
East Central regional field director on Rudy Giuliani's Iowa caucus campaign.  Served as chairman of the Iowa Federation of College Republicans.  Graduate of the University of Iowa.  Originally from Illinois.

Voter Registration Director Tiffiny Carlton
Previously served as executive director of the Nebraska Republican Party starting in Sept. 2006 and earlier as 72 Hour program director.

SoCo Coalitions Director (Statewide) Colby Adams

Statewide Coalitions Director Trainor Walsh

Organizational director on Mike Huckabee's Iowa caucus campaign and earlier Iowa field director on Sen. Sam Brownback's campaign through about June 2007; Brownback's first Iowa staffer starting in Dec. 2006.  In Fall 2006 Walsh was a regional political director for Iowa Republicans' Legislative Majority Fund, overseeing 13 State House campaigns in eastern Iowa.  In Fall 2005 he managed Robert Wittman's campaign for Virginia House of Delegates (99th District).  Worked on state Rep. Bev Kilmer's 2004 congressional campaign in Florida.  Worked on Rep. Jim Leach's 2002 re-election campaign.  Graduate of the University of Iowa.

Field Directors
Adams/Broomfield - Tiffany Coolidge

Jefferson/Douglas - Ben Engen

El Paso?Denver Arapahoe - Drew Dougherty

Adams/Broomfield - Shana Kohn

Arapahoe/Denver - Dan Cutts

Fort Collins - Conor Maguire

Mesa/Western Slope - Gary Hollis

Boulder - Taylor Hansen

5th CD Victory Director - Crystal Bouziden

Jericho Cline, Jennifer Trachte

State Finance Chair: Greg Maffei

Colorado Victory Headquarters - 5950 S. Willow Dr., Suite 201, Greenwood Village, CO 80111   303-486-2008
El Paso County/Colorado Springs Victory Center - 4525 Northpark Dr., Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Jefferson County Victory Center - 1350 Independence St., Suite 101, Lakewood, CO 80215
Mesa County/Western Slope Victory Center - 634 Main St., Suite 4, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Northern Metro Area Victory Center (Adams County, Broomfield) - 2200 E. 104th Ave. Suite 114, Thornton, CO 80233
Boulder County Victory Office - 324 Main St., Longmont, CO 80501
Pueblo/South East Victory Office - 830 N. Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003
Fort Collins/Weld Victory Office - 1730 S. College Ave., Suite 203, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Castle Rock Victory Office - 611 N. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO 80104
Highlands Ranch Victory Office - 9135. Ridgeline Blvd. Suite 170, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Eagle Victory Office - 50 Chambers Road, Buildng B, Unit A, Eagle, CO


Colorado Republican Party  | 
5950 S. Willow Dr., Suite 220  |  Greenwood Village, CO 80111   303-758-3333  >
Dick Wadhams
(elected March 2007)  Wadhams is also managing former Rep. Bob Shaffer's U.S. Senate campaign since March 2008.  Campaign manager on Sen. George Allen (R-VA)'s unsuccessful 2006 re-election campaign.  Campaign manager on former Rep. John Thune's 2004 win over Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle in South Dakota.  Managed Sen. Wayne Allard's 2002 re-election campaign.  Managed Sen. Conrad Burns (R-MT)'s 2000 re-election campaign.  Managed Bill Owens' successful 1998 campaign for governor of Colorado.  Managed then Rep. Wayne Allard's 1996 campaign for Senate.  Press secretary to Sen. Conrad Burns, 1994-95.  Graduate of Colorado State University at Pueblo.  Elected Republican county chairman in Bent County in 1975 at age 19.  Grew up in Southeastern Colorado.  (A June 2005 article in Slate labeled Wadhams as "Karl Rove's heir apparent").

Executive Director
Michael Britt
(March 2008)  Midwest regional political director on Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, started Fall 2007.  Associate director (Western region) in the Office of Political Affairs at the White House.  Campaign manager on U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert's (WA-8) closely watched 2006 re-election race.

Political Director/In-House Legal Counsel
Ryan Call

(started July 15, 2008) Taking a leave of absence from the Denver law firm of Zakhem Atherton LLC.  J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, 2005.  M.B.A. from the University of Colorado, 2002; B.A. from the University of Colorado, 2001.  Call served as national co-chairman of the College Republican National Committee from 2001-03.

Deputy Political Director/EDO Director
Emily Kinzer

also came over from Zakhem Atherton LLC.

Communications Director
Randy Hildreth

Previously worked at Colorado State House of Representatives.

Press AideMatt Milner

Finance Director
Elizabeth Adams


Vice Chairman - Ms. Perry Buck
Secretary - Mr. Steve Schultz
Treasurer - Mr. Richard Westfall
National Committeeman - Mr Bob Schaffer
National Committeewoman - Ms. Lilly Nunez


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