McCain General Election Regional Campaign Organization, Southwest - AZ, NM, UT
updated March 17, 2009

McCain-Palin 2008
Southwest Regional Headquarters: 5353 N. 16th Street, Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85016  
Regional Campaign Manager, Southwest (AZ, NM, UT) Bettina Nava
Comes to the campaign from Hamilton, Gullett, Davis & Roman.  Previously served as state director for Sen. John McCain for nearly three years, directing three state offices.  Worked on coalition building and outreach on McCain's 2000 presidential campaign. to enhance his coalition building efforts and outreach activities. Worked for Gov. Fife Symington as his Director of Community Relations and Boards and Commissions.  Graduate of the University of Arizona.

Deputy Campaign Manager Marcus Dell'Artino

Regional Coalitions Director Carlos Sierra
Staff assistant in McCain's Senate office; started with McCain in 2004 as an intern in his Senate office.

Regional e-Campaign Director Anthony Bradley

Regional Director of Surrogates Crystal Caballero
Legislative liaison in Sen. McCain's Phoenix office since Sept. 2004; previously worked as his state scheduler starting in Dec. 2002, and interned in the Phoenix office during summer 2002.  B.A. in political science from Arizona State University, 2002.
Regional Commmunications Director Ivette Barajas
(succeeded Whitney Cheshire)  Had been Spanish communications director at the NM GOP.  Worked for the Republican Party of California.  Graduate of Cal State-Northridge.  Los Angeles native.

Regional Commmunications Director Whitney Cheshire
President of Cheshire Communication Strategies in Albuquerque; formed Cheshire Consulting in 2000.  Communications director for the Bush Cheney 04 re-election campaign and then did work for the RNC and New Mexico Victory 2004.  Communications director for the Republican Caucus of the New Mexico House of Representatives, 2004-05.  Press Secretary on State Rep. John Sanchez's 2002 gubernatorial campaign.  Managed Steve Pearce's win in the five-way primary for Congress in 2002.  Managed a campaign for Mayor of Albuquerque in 2001.  Ran a campaign for Albuquerque City Council in 1997.

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