McCain General Election Campaign Organization, Oklahoma
updated March 9, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008
Regional Headquarters: 6334 S. Racine Circle, Suite 200, Centennial, CO 80111
Regional Campaign Manager, South Central (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.

Oklahoma Republican Party 
Chairman and Executive Director
Gary Jones
Jones is a Certified Public Accountant.  He ran for State Auditor in 2002 obtaining 48.5% of the vote.  Elected chair in 2002 following resignation of the then-chair; re-elected to full terms in 2003 and 2005.  Resigned in 2006 to run for State Auditor a second time.  Elected chair again in 2007.  From Comanche County.

Vice Chair - Cheryl Williams

72-hour Task Force GOTV effort

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