Obama General Election
Campaign Organization, Maryland
April 14, 2009 disclaimer
Obama for America
| 1101 Mercantile Lane, 2nd Floor | Largo, MD
Political director at
EMILY's List in the 2000 and 2002 cycles; moved to senior policy
advisor role in May 2003 to focus on family.
Works for Secretary of State John P.
Baltimore - 429 North Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD
Bethesda - 7832 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD
Towson - 40 West Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD
Party | 188 Main Street, Suite
1 | Annapolis, MD 21401
(started June 2007) Heads The Cryor
Group, LLC, a strategic
communications consulting firm located in Baltimore. Previously
executive vice president of Susan Davis International, a public affairs
firm headquartered in Washington, DC. For nearly ten years he
co-hosted WJZ-TV’s On Time, a public affairs talk show. Early in
his career, Cryor worked as a psychologist and a Director of the
Department of Consultation and Education at Lincoln Hospital in the
Bronx, NY. Bachelors degree in psychology from Morgan State
University; and Masters degree in psychology from Montclair State
(Aug. 2007) Served on then
O'Malley's transition team. Regional Political Director for the MD/DC
Division of SEIU
Local 1199. In the 2004 cycle Gamble took a
year off from law school and worked on Howard Dean's South Carolina
primary campaign and then for ACT MN doing African-American organizing.
Previously communications director
at Progressive Maryland. Formed The Mockingbird Company, a public
relations, political consulting and media-training firm and worked on
many campaigns. Extensive media career started a a reporter at
WSLA-TV in Selma, AL, then did political and investigative reporting
for WVTM-TV and WBRC-TV in Birmingham, consumer advocate and
investigative reporter for WJZ-TV in Baltimore, general assignment
reporter and Maryland bureau chief for WJLA-TV in Washington, DC,
political reporter for Maryland Public Television and producer for Fox
News Network. B.A. in mass communications from Auburn University.
Managed Baltimore City Councilman Edward
L. Reisinger's re-election campaign in 2007. Served in the U.S.
Marine Corps. Aquasco native.
6 organizers working on OFA, and
another 6 or 7 working on Kratovil's race.
Deputy executive director of the party in
the 2004 cycle.
Note: The Maryland campaign had a
very strong focus on Virginia as
evidenced by this Sept. 16 e-mail:
As you know, we live right next door to a state that is shaping up to
be a crucial general election battleground in a way that it hasn't been
for decades -- Virginia. And Barack supporters here in Maryland have an
opportunity to help a Democratic presidential candidate succeed there
for the first time in more than 40 years.
But now that there are just seven weeks left until November 4th, it's
going to be a sprint to Election Day.
And our neighbors in Virginia are going to be counting on us to help
put Barack over the top.
That's why this weekend and every weekend until Election Day, we're
organizing teams of supporters to travel to Virginia with our Drive for
Change weekend canvass.
In just the last three months, supporters like you have led an
unprecedented voter registration drive that has helped more than
110,000 Virginians register to vote.
It's a remarkable accomplishment, and it will go a long way towards
helping Barack succeed there. But time is running out before Virginia's
voter registration deadline on Monday, October 6th.
That's why one of the most significant things you can do right now is
take a short trip to Virginia to register people to vote, talk to
undecided voters about Barack, and help grow this movement for change.
No experience is required. Staff members will provide you with
everything you need, every step of the way.
Sign up and take a short trip to make a big difference: Come To VA
We can't do this without you.
Maryland State Director
Obama for America
That's right folks. I am originally from Maryland. I
love Maryland. I miss my crabcakes. That being said, there
is a lot of work to be done in Virginia for Senator Obama. My
friends from Maryland are always asking me how they can best contribute
to the campaign, and my answer is always, come to Virginia.
Please take this opportunity to forward this message to all of your
border state friends. I'll be in Virginia until November, and I
hope to see many border staters in the coming weeks!
© 2008 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action