Obama General Election Campaign Organization, South Dakota
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State Director Matt McGovern
Started in April 2008 as deputy state director on Obama's South Dakota primary campaign.  Associate at Gunderson Palmer Goodsell & Nelson, 2006-08.  Active in the South Dakota Democratic Party and Pennington County Democratic Party; in 2006, he worked for the Billion for Governor campaign.  Prior to law school, McGovern spent three years as an organizer and fundraiser for conservation groups.  J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2004.  B.A. in political science from University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994.  McGovern hails from Rapid City and is the grandson of George and Eleanor McGovern.
Field Organizer: Chris McConnell

"Our goal was to encourage South Dakotans to participate in the campaign for change.  We focused on making phone calls to voters in Minnesota and Montana and sending volunteer canvassers to Sioux City, Iowa and Billings, Montana.  We ran phone banks every night and sent volunteers to Sioux City every weekend, and greatly exceeded our goals for GOTV calls and volunteer shifts filled for Iowa canvassing.  We also worked with local Obama supporters and tribal officials and helped get early vote locations set up on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Indian reservations.- Matt McGovern

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Jack Billion
(elected Dec. 2006)  2006 Democratic nominee for governor.  State representative in the mid-1990s.  Practiced as an orthopedic surgeon from 1971-97.  Served two years in the U.S. Air Force.  Residency at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.  M.D. from Loyola University of Chicago; B.A. degree from Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Executive Director Rick Hauffe
(Jan. 2007)  Hauffe served a previous stint at the party from 1987-97.  Graduate of South Dakota State University, 1997.

Amanda Mattingly

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