Obama General Election Campaign Organization, Idaho

Obama for America  

N. 9th Street (9th and Jefferson) in Boise   ...office opening Aug. 21, 2008
State Director
Kassie Cerami
(Aug. 2008)  Field organizer Jan.-Jun. 2008; full-time volunteer starting in Aug. 2007; a leader of the grassroots Idaho for Obama organization from May 2007.  Worked in marketing/advertising and events/concert promotion in Boise.  Lived in Oregon for ten years and returned to Boise in 1998.  Graduate of Boise High School, 1983.

Field Organizer
Stacy Falkner
Volunteer and Students for Obama lead during the caucus campaign.  Graduate of Boise State University, degree in political science, 2008.

Idaho Democratic Party
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R. Keith Roark
(elected Jan. 2008)  Founder and managing partner of the Roark Law Firm LLP in Hailey.  Democratic nominee for Idaho Attorney General in 2002.  Mayor of the city of Hailey 1990-93.  Blaine County Prosecuting Attorney, 1979-1985.  Blaine County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, 1977-78.  B.A., University of Utah 1974; J.D. University of Utah College of Law, 1977.  U.S. Army, 1969-71.

Executive Director
Jim Hansen
(start April 15)  Founded and served as executive director of United Vision for Idaho for 13 years.  Acting Director of the Office of Conflict Management Services at Boise State University, 1992-94.  Elected to the Idaho Legislature in 1988 and served three terms, retiring in 1994.  Practiced law at Givens, McDevitt, Pursley, Webb & Buser from 1986-91.  Graduate of the College of William and Mary, 1982 and the University of Idaho College of Law, 1985.  (Hansen's father represented Idaho's 2nd District in the U.S. Congress from 1968-74).

Communications Director
Julie Fanselow
Author or co-author of more than a dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles; self-employed since 1991.   Founder of Red State Rebels, one of the oldest and most influential political blogs in Idaho; wrote it from Nov. 2003-Sept. 2007.  Campaign blogger and online organizer for the Larry Grant for Congress campaign in the 1st CD, 2005-06.   Worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, and columnist for 10 years.

Voter File Director
Ira Bunch

Obama caucuses

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