Obama General Election Campaign Organization, New Hampshire
revised April 14, 2009  disclaimer

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State Director
Mindy Myers
(announced June 11, 2008; to start "within the next few weeks")  Taking leave of absence from position as chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI).  Managed Whitehouse's 2006 Senate race.  Senior advisor and political director (DASH PAC) for former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.  Deputy director for constituency outreach for Al Gore's presidential campaign in 2000.  Worked in the legislative affairs office in the Clinton White House.  Grew up in Pennsylvania.

Deputy State Director and Policy Director
Mitchell Kent
(announced July 23, 2008)  Joined the campaign in Iowa, ran get out the vote efforts in Minnesota and Ohio, and went on to be the GOTV director for Indiana.  Came to the campaign from his position as an attorney at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York.  From 1999 through 2002, Kent served as the director of research on the Senate Finance Committee under Chairman Max Baucus of Montana and was on Committee staff for the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York.  J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.S. from Cornell University.

Political Director
Brian Wallach
(announced July 23, 2008)  Deputy political director on Obama's NH primary campaign, then worked in the Chicago headquarters as a deputy regional desk and ran voter protection programs in Texas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Indiana, and West Virginia.  Prior to joining the Obama campaign, he completed his J.D. studies at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC; undergraduate degree from Yale University.

Communications Director
Sandra Abrevaya
(announced July 15, 2008)  Abrevaya comes to the campaign from the office of U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) where she has served for two years as the deputy communications director, managing the day-to-day press operations for Durbin’s leadership office.  Prior to that, she was the Senator’s press secretary.  Communications director for Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), 2005.  Worked for the political communications firm, Strategy Group, based in Chicago, IL, 2004.  A deputy press secretary for Gov. Howard Dean in Iowa, Wisconsin and South Carolina in 2003. Graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

New Media Director
Brian P. Clark
Clark recently started a career as a writer and independent film maker after working in technology in California for ten years.

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General Election Director
Tracey Lewis
(announced July 23, 2008)  New Hampshire field director for Sen. Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential primary campaign, then served as senior staff and field advisor and organized get-out-the-vote efforts for Clinton in six other primary states including Tennessee, Texas, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia and South Dakota.  Campaign manager for Massachusetts Democrats' Victory ‘06 Coordinated Campaign.  Deputy director of Sen. John Kerry's leadership committee, Keeping America's Promise.  Worked in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Florida for John Kerry in 2004 and served as Kerry's credentials director during the 2004 Democratic National Convention.  Worked in Wisconsin for Gore-Lieberman in 2000.  She has also worked on various local and statewide races in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

Field Director
Katina Tsongas
One of the first staffers on Obama's NH primary campaign; served as Concord regional field director; after NH served as Fulton County regional field coordinator on the Georgia primary campaign, and field director on the North Carolina campaign.  Came to the Obama campaign from Washington, DC where she was a regional field director for Environmental Defense's Climate Change Campaign.  Worked on Sen. Tom Daschle’s campaign in 2004.  Full-time volunteer on Wesley Clark's 2004 NH primary campaign.  Experienced the 1992 NH primary at age 14 when her father, the late Sen. Paul Tsongas (D-MA) was a candidate.  M.P.P. from Harvard.  Undergraduate degree in urban studies from Brown University.

Deputy Field Director
Rishi Sahgal
Sahgal worked as a regional field director in Louisville on Hillary Clinton's Kentucky primary campaign.  J.D. from the Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California, 2007.  Undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.

Constituency Vote Director
Matt Kennedy
(announced July 23, 2008)  Graduated from Harvard Business School in June 2008.  Prior to business school, he managed Sen. Kennedy's reelection campaign in Massachusetts and ran The MoneySite, a non-profit dedicated to helping low income families achieve their financial goals.  Undergraduate degree from Stanford University.  Son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II.

Women's Vote Director
Lindsay Hanson
Senior project manager at grassroots solutions; joined the firm in 2003.  Director of operations and technology for the Wellstone for Senate re-election campaign in 2002.  Worked for an international education company in Massachusetts.  Recruited and managed accounts with one of the world's largest staffing companies.  Graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine with degrees in political science and Spanish.

Youth Vote Director
Taara Rangarajan
Worked operations and field for Hillary Clinton's campaign including in NH, NJ, MD, TX and PA.  Degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2007.  From the Silicon Valley in California.

Latino Vote Director
Leticia Ortiz
Bedford activist was part of Hillary Clinton's Latino leadership team during the primary.

Press Secretary Larkin Barker
Barker formerly served as press secretary for Lt. Gov. Elizabeth Roberts of Rhode Island. During the 2006 election cycle, Barker was the deputy press secretary on Sheldon Whitehouse's campaign for U.S. Senate in Rhode Island.  Graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, DC.  Minnesota native.

Director of Scheduling
Sally Cluthe
(announced July 23, 2008)  Comes to the campaign from the office of Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN) where she served as the director of scheduling since 2007.  Scheduler for Sen. Debbie Stabenow (MI), 2002-07.  Scheduler for Sen. Bill Nelson (FL), 2001-02.  From 1998-2001, she worked for Senator Lautenberg (NJ), serving as scheduler, assistant to the chief of staff, and legislative correspondent.  Graduate of Florida State University.

Director of Operations
Samir Randolph
(announced July 23, 2008)  Has worked on the Obama campaign since March of 2007 in several roles including February 5th States Operation Desk, Get Out The Caucus Coordinator in Iowa, and Operations Director for Texas and West Virginia.  Prior to joining the Obama campaign, he worked on the staff of the Center for Public Leadership, a research center housed at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard; he coordinated co-curricular leadership development programs for graduate students and assisted professors with research work.  Randolph has also worked on several local campaigns in Massachusetts.  Graduate of Northeastern University.

GOTV Director
Lynda Tocci
A principal of the Dewey Square Group.  Tocci served as GOTV director for the Democratic Coordinated Campaign in New Hampshire in both 2004 and 2000.  State director for John Kerry in Massachusetts during the 2004 presidential primary campaign and also headed up the Kerry campaign's GOTV effort in the New Hampshire primary.  In 2002 she was a consultant on Shannon O'Brien's Massachusetts gubernatorial race and in 1998 she served as an advisor to O'Brien's campaign for state treasurer.  Deputy Treasurer and chief of staff for the Massachusetts State Treasurer's office, 1998-2002.  Field director for Sen. Edward Kennedy's re-election campaign, 1994.  Worked in the Boston office of the Feminist Majority.  She has been working on Democratic campaigns since 1989.  Tocci graduated from Wheaton College with a bachelor's degree in 1989 and from Simmons Graduate School of Management with a MBA in 1998.  Native of Leominster.

Voter Protection Coordinator
Sarah Fenn
Field organizer on the Iowa caucus campaign (Cedar Falls) and also on field staff in Idaho, Texas and Florida.  J.D. from UC Davis School of Law; B.A. from UCLA.

Manchester: 359 Elm Street, Manchester
Berlin: 225 Main Street, Berlin  
Claremont: 1 Pleasant St., Suite 102, Claremont
Concord: 4A Eagle Square, Concord 
Conway: 85 Main Street, Conway 
Derry: 9 E. Broadway, Derry  
Dover: 11 Chestnut Street, Dover 
Durham: 5 Mill Road Plaza, Suite 21, Durham  
Exeter - 130 Water Street, Exeter
Hampton - 12 High Street, Hampton
Keene: 305 Park Ave, Keene  
Laconia: 54 Canal St., Laconia 
Lebanon: 85 Mechanic St., Suite B3-3, Lebanon  
Nashua: 306 Amherst St., Nashua  
Peterborough: 50 Jaffrey Rd., Peterborough 
Plymouth: 42 Main St., Apt. E, Plymouth  
Portsmouth: 195 Hanover Street, Suite 13, Portsmouth (Parade Mall)  
Rochester: 28 N. Main St., Rochester 
Salem: 10 Lawrence Road, Salem 

Coordinated Campaign  |  34 Fir St   |  Manchester, NH 03101   603-644-4720
Colin Van Ostern
(started April 2008)  Pursuing M.B.A. from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business.  Principal, Washington Street Consulting, 2004-2006.  Iowa communications director for Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Press secretary for Sen. John Edwards NH Primary campaign started March 1, 2003.  Communications director for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's U.S. Senate campaign in 2002.  Previously (and for several months after the 2002 campaign) press secretary for the NHDP.  Prior to that he lived in Washington, DC and worked as a producer for The McLaughlin Group and press secretary to Congressman Jim Turner (D-TX).  He also served as press secretary to Texas congressional candidate Loy Sneary.  Van Ostern earned a B.A. from the Elliot School at the George Washington University, 2000.

Field Director Mara Lee
Served as Clinton's Nevada caucus director, then as her New Mexico state director.  Masters of Science in political science from the School of Advanced Study, University of London, 2006.  Yavapai County field organizer on the 2004 Arizona Democratic Coordinated Coordinated campaign.  B.A. in political science and history from UC San Diego, 2004.

Press Secretary
Alex Reese
NH deputy communications director on John Edwards’ presidential campaign.  Associate at Acosta/Salazar, LLC, 2005-06.  Teach for America corp member, 2003-05.  In 2006 Reese started work towards a law degree at New York University School of Law.  M.A. in education from University of San Francisco, 2005.  Undergraduate degree from Pomona College, 2003.

Blake Roter

NHDP Coordinated Campaign Offices (in addition to those listed above)
Manchester field office: 379 Elm Street,  Manchester, NH 
Exeter: 130 Water Street, Exeter, NH 03833 
Hampton: 12 High Street, Hampton, NH 03842  
Keene: 2 Eagle Court, Keene, NH 03431  
Lebanon: 2 West Park Street, Lebanon, NH 03766 
Littleton: 62 Cottage Street, Littleton, NH 03468 
Merrimack: 594 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH, 03054
Milford: 285 Union Square, Milford, NH 03055 
Ossipee: Unit 2B, 1230 Route 16, Ossipee, NH 03864

New Hampshire Democratic Party  2 1/2 Beacon Street  |  Concord, NH  03301   (603) 225-6899     >
Ray Buckley
(elected March 2007; prevously served as vice chair)  Chairman of the Manchester City Democrats, 1998-2007.  Director of the New Hampshire Democratic Senate Caucus.  Unsuccessful candidate for Executive Council in 2004.  Elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1986 and served through 2004, including as House Democratic Whip.  Buckley has experience on presidential campaigns in New Hampshire since he served as Tilton town chair for Ed Muskie at age 12; he worked on Jimmy Carter's campaign in high school and was on staff as Eastern regional director on Sen. Joe Lieberman's 2003-04 NH primary campaign.. 

1st Vice Chair Martha Fuller Clark        2nd Vice Chair Jane Clemons        Treasurer Rick Trombly        Secretary Dorothy Solomon       
Legal Counsel Finis Williams       
DNC Committeewoman former New Hampshire Democratic Party Chair Kathy Sullivan    DNC Committeeman State Senator Peter Hoe Burling  (both elected April 26, 2008; four-year terms start Aug. 29, the day after the convention)

Executive Director
Dave Scannell
Elected state representative for Manchester Ward 2 in a 2007 special election.  Served for three years as Safe Schools Coordinator for the Manchester School District.  Assistant to the Mayor of Manchester for Legislative Affairs.  Undergraduate degree from Colby College and law degree from the University of Maine.  Manchester native; graduate of Manchester's Central High School.

Political Director
Michael Brunelle
Brunelle is the State Representative for Manchester Wards 10, 11, 12.  Manchester regional field director on Sen. Chris Dodd's NH primary campaign.  Deputy political director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party and executive director of the Manchester City Democrats.  Graduate of the University of New Hampshire.  Native of Manchester.

Nicole Cameli
B.A. in government from Dartmouth.

Deputy Finance Director
Chelsey Goff

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