McCain General Election Campaign Organization, South Carolina
updated April 7, 2009

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Regional Headquarters: 420 E. Jefferson Street 3rd Floor Tallahassee, FL  32301 
Regional Campaign Manager (Southeast - AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC and TN) Buzz Jacobs
State director for McCain's South Carolina primary campaign; started following July 2007 shakeup. Initially the campaign's Southern regional political director.  Director of immigration security policy on the White House Homeland Security Council.  Graduate of the University of Alabama.

South Carolina Republican Party 
|  1913 Marion Street  |  Columbia, SC  29201  803.988.8440   >
Katon Dawson
(elected April 27, 2002; narrowly lost challenge to then Chairman Henry McMaster in May 2000)  Owner and operator of Burns Auto Parts in Columbia.  Degree in management and finance from University of South Carolina.

Executive Director
Jay W. Ragley
(announced Dec. 17, 2007)  South Carolina State Director for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2006-07.  Political director of the SCGOP from 2003-06.  Legislative assistant to Congressman J. Gresham Barrett.  Degree in economics from Clemson University, 2002.

Senior Finance Director
Sunny Philips
"the Crunchy Republican"

Communications Director
Rob Godfrey
Worked on Ralph Norman's campaign.

Political Director
Katie Baham
Midlands field manager for the Mitt Romney for President campaign.  In 2006, Baham served as a field representative for the SCGOP’s Victory campaign after serving as field staff for Ryberg for Treasurer.  worked for SC Senate Pro Tempore Glenn McConnell and the Senate Judiciary Committee, 2004-06.  Bachelor's degree in political science from University of South Carlolina, 2005.  From Charleston.

Lucinda Minnick

Deputy Finance Director
Callie Chappell

Executive Assistant
Jordan Von Tress

Executive Assistant
Leslie Shay Sonnenberg

Executive Assistant
John Strom

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