McCain General Election Campaign Organization, Oregon
updated March 3, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008 

Regional Campaign Manager (West - CA, NV, OR, WA, AK and HI) John Peschong
Partner at Meridian Pacific, Inc. (MPI).  Northwestern regional political director at the RNC, 1998-2005.  Executive director of Dan Quayle's PAC, Campaign America, 1997-98.  Executive director of the California Republican Party, 1994-97.  Other experience includes press secretary to a U.S. Senate candidate, partner in a PR firm, White House Office of Communications during the Reagan Administration, Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, RNC, Fund for America's Future (a PAC).  B.A. in communications arts from Loyola Marymount University, 1984.

State Director Mason Harrison
Account executive at Meridian Pacific, Inc. starting in 2006.  Graduate of UC Davis, 2007.  Chairman of California College Republicans, 2005-06.

Victory 2008       ? to Minnesota ?

Bryan Watkins
(announced June 24, 2008)  Most recently served as campaign manager on Bob Watkins for Congress in San Diego (CA-52) in the June 2008 primary.  A California field representative for the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee.  In 2006, Watkins worked with Victory on the re-election campaign of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, then as a database coordinator for Nathan Fletcher for State Assembly in California.  He has interned for Gov. Schwarzenegger, Rep. Edward Royce, and California State Assemblyman Mark Wyland.

Victory 2008 Finance:

Chairman, Ambassador Gordon Sondland
Co-Chairman, Ambassador Charles Swindells

Oregon Republican Party  >

Vance D. Day
(first elected July 2005)  Salem trial lawyer.  Has worked in communications as a training consultant for the Ritz Taipei Hotel and with Overseas Radio and Television in Taiwan.  He also spent time as a television news producer and anchor for the nightly news hour of Middle East Television.  J.D. from Willamette University College of Law, 1991; degree in social science education from Warner Pacific College, 1984.  Born and raised in the Willamette Valley. 

Executive Director
Andrew Over
(effective March 3, 2008)  Came to the party from position as deputy campaign manager on Friends of Gordon Smith (Smith's 2008 re-election campaign).  Deputy state director to Sen. Smith.  Deputy campaign manager on Mike McGavick's 2006 campaign for U.S. Senate in Washington State.  Assistant to the chief of staff for Sen. Smith.  Lane County field director on Oregon Victory 2004.  Research director on Gordon Smith's 2002 campaign for U.S. Senate.  B.A. in history from Lewis and Clark College, 2001.


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