McCain General Election Campaign Organization, Idaho
updated March 4, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008
Regional Headquarters: 678 Transfer Road St. Paul, MN 55114    
Regional Campaign Manager (North Mountain - MN, ND, SD, MT, WY, ID) Ben Golnik
Golnik served as the campaign's Midwest regional political director before the July 2007 restructuring.  Executive director of the Minnesota Republican Party starting in Jan. 2006 after serving as the party's political director starting in April 2005.  Campaign manager for congressional candidate Brian Hamel in Maine's 2nd CD.  Executive director of the Vermont Republican Party, started March 2003.  Legislative aide to U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo.  Studied in Russia through a State Department fellowship.  2000 graduate of Middlebury College.

Idaho Republican Party 
Norm Semanko
Executive director and general counsel of the Idaho Water Users Association.  Of counsel to the law firm of Barker, Rosholt & Simpson, LLP; previously previously a shareholder in the law firm of Rosholt, Robertson & Tucker.  Member of the Eagle City Council, appointed on Jan. 8, 2008.  Sought the Republican nomination for Congress in 2006 in the 1st CD.  A legislative assistant for Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho in both the House and Senate.  Graduate of Georgetown University Law Center; undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Idaho, where he served as head of College Republicans.  Grew up in Rathdrum.

Executive Director
Sid Smith
(announced Feb. 5, 2008)  Previously spokesman for Sen. Larry Craig in Boise.  Idaho native.

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