McCain General Election Regional Campaign Organization, OH and PA
revised June 15, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008

Regional Headquarters:  240 North 5th Street  |  Suite 340  |  Columbus, Ohio 43215  614-441-8097    ...grand opening June 19, 2008
Regional Campaign Manager (OH and PA) Jon Seaton
Briefly Northwest regional political director at the RNC.  State director on McCain's Iowa caucus campaign; prior to the July 2, 2007 restructuring served as the McCain campaign's national field director.  Associate director (West/Northern Plains) in the White House Office of Political Affairs.  Executive director of Bush-Cheney '04 in Washington State.  Field representative at the National Association of Realtors®.  Worked at the National Republican Congressional Committee and in the first part of 2002 he managed John Redwine's primary campaign in Iowa's 5th CD.  He worked on the field teams of the National Federation of Independent Business and Associated Builders and Contractors.  Graduate of the University of Colorado.

Deputy Regional Campaign Manager  Joe Colletti
Hillsborough County field coordinator on McCain's New Hampshire primary campaign.  Field staff on state Sen. Thomas Kean's unsuccessful 2006 U.S. Senate campaign in New Jersey.  Graduate of Tufts University, 2004.

Regional Communications Director Paul Lindsay
Previously a regional press secretary at the RNC.  Worked for Rep. Charles Boustany (LA-7) from 2005-07, first as a staff assistant, then as press secretary.

Regional E-campaign Director Kelly Reynolds
Belknap/Carroll County field coordinator on McCain's New Hampshire primary campaign.

Regional Coalitions Director Andy Swanson
A regional field director on McCain's Iowa caucus campaign.

Regional Events Director Kate Spellman
Rockingham County field coordinator on McCain's New Hampshire primary campaign.

State Director Ryan Meerstein
Executive director of Rudy Giuliani's South Carolina primary campaign.  During the 2006 election cycle, Meerstein served at the director of political education at the Republican National Committee (RNC) and worked with the RNC's Victory Program on the successful campaign of Bob Corker for U.S. Senate in Tennessee.  In 2004 he served as the RNC Victory field director for Central Ohio.  Graduate of Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, 2003.

State Director Ted Christian
Program manager for ADP Public Sector in Fort Washington, PA.  Consultant for IBM Global Business Services in Bethlehem, PA.  Worked in the Bush administration as senior advisor to the Regional Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration, Mid-Atlantic Region in Philadelphia.  Field representative for the NRCC.  Director of government and community relations for Comcast in Philadelphia.  Executive director of the New Jersey Republican Party; field organizer for Gov. Christie Whitman's 1997 re-election campaign; and field work for Bob Dole in 1996.  M.A. in public relations from Rowan University; B.A. in communications from William Paterson University.

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