McCain General Election Campaign Organization, Massachusetts
updated February 27, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008  
Regional Headquarters: 250 Commercial St., Suite 3007, Manchester, NH 03101
Deputy Campaign Manager for the Northeast (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI and VT ) Jim Barnett
State director on McCain's NH primary campaign (succeeded Jim Martin, the McCain's first NH campaign manager, after he was dismissed on May 11, 2007.  Barnett earlier served as the campaign's New England regional director, first reported by The Associated Press on Nov. 16, 2006)  Chairman of the Vermont Republican Party, elected May 2003, served through late Nov. 2006.  Deputy campaign manager on Jim Douglas' successful 2002 campaign for governor of Vermont, then worked on Gov. Douglas' senior staff.  Deputy Associate Director in the Presidential Personnel Office.  Worked at the RNC during the 1998 and 2000 cycles.

Jean Inman
Chairwoman of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee from 2002-03 and from 1997-99.  Massachusetts chairwoman of Sen. McCain’s 2000 campaign.  Dietician/nutritional consultant from Avon.

State Director
Amber Hillman
Legal assistant at Vertex Pharmaceuticals.  Chief of staff at Healey/Hillman '06.  Legislative aide in the Massachusetts State House.  Graduate of Middlebury College, 2005.

Victory offices in Boston, Plymouth, Springfield and Wooster.

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85 Merrimac St., Suite 400  |  Boston, MA 02114   >
Peter Torkildsen
(elected Jan. 17, 2007)  Previously executive director of the Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board; started in 2004.  Director of Federal, State and Local Workforce Relations for the Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development.  Commissioner on the Massachusetts Labor Relations Commission, 2001-03.  Lost 1998 re-match for Congress.  Elected to Congress in 1992; re-elected in 1994, but defeated in 1996.  Massachusetts commissioner of labor and industries, 1991-92.  Candidate for Lt. Governor, 1990.  Member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives, 1985-90.  Service coordinator for Visiting Nurse Association of Boston, 1982-84.  B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1980; M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, 1990.

Executive Director
Rob Willington
(started as acting executive director in Aug. 2007; previously political director starting in Jan. 2006)  Campaign manager for the signature drive in 2005.  Legislative aide to state Representative Paul Loscocco, 2002-05.  Graduate of Salem State College with a degree in political science, 2003.  Executive director of the Mass. Alliance of College Republicans, 1999-2000. 

Barney Keller
Spokeman on Jim Ogonowski's 2007 special election race in the 5th CD.

Finance Director
Lyndsay Jones
Account manager at Keelen Communications, 2003-05.  Studied politics at the University of Hull, 1998-2001; M.A. in political campaigning from University of Florida, 2003.

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