McCain General Election Campaign Organization, New Jersey
updated March 25, 2009

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Regional Headquarters: 40 New Brunswick Avenue, 2nd Floor, Woodbridge, NJ 08861 
Regional Campaign Manager  (NY and NJ) Dominick Fiorilli
(started first week of June 2008 as deputy regional campaign manager under Bill Stepien)  Came to the campaign from position as chief of staff to State Sen. Kevin O’Toole (NJ-40th District).  Paralegal at Porzio Bromberg & Newman P.C., 2003-05.  Graduate of Lehigh University.

New Jersey Republican State Committee
Tom Wilson
(elected Nov. 2004)  Communications director for Donald DiFrancesco, president of the New Jersey Senate and acting governor.  Joined the Strategy Group consulting and lobbying firm.  Campaign manager on Gov. Christine Todd Whitman's 1997 re-election campaign.  Executive director of the New Jersey Republican State Committee in 1995 under chairman Chuck Haytaian.  Communications director for the Haytaian for U.S. Senate campaign, 1994.  Worked for David Welch on NJ legislative races.  Worked on Carey Edwards' unsucessful primary campaign for Governor in 1993 (lost to Whitman).  Director of New Jersey General Assembly Speaker Haytaian's office.  Political director of the Assembly Republican Majority, chaired by Haytaian, 1989-91.  B.A. in political science from the University of Vermont, 1989.

Executive Director
Don Povia
Field rep. in Washington State on Bush-Cheney '04.  Associate in the Legislative Information Services division at Stateside Associates.  Worked in the district offices of a State Senator and two Assemblymen in New Jersey; served as media relations liaison for a County Executive, as well as in a research and analysis capacity with a Washington, DC-based government relations firm.  Graduate degree from the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management; B.A. in political science and history from Monmouth College in New Jersey.

Communications Director
Todd Riffle
(April 2005; also is a partner at Clayton Services since 2002)  Consultant at Jamestown Associates, 2004-05.  Funding administrator New Jersey Highway Authority, 2004.  Special assistant to the chief of staff for Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, Jan. 1998-Jan. 2002.  Deputy communications director on the Whitman for Governor campaign, 1997.  Research director on the Zimmer for U.S. Senate, 1996.  In 1995 Riffle served as deputy political director for the Assembly Republican Majority and earlier as a legislative press secretary in the New Jersey General Assembly.  Staff assistant on Haytaian U.S. Senate, 1994.  Graduate of the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

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