Obama General Election Campaign Organization, Utah
revised April 14, 2009  disclaimer

Obama for America 
|  780 South Temple Street  |  Salt Lake City, UT  84102      ...held open house on Aug. 23, 2008
State Director
Suzanne Gelderman
(arrived in state on Aug. 8, 2008) Started as deputy director of Western caucus states and political director on the Colorado caucus campaign; later worked in Texas, and most recently in Montana.  Prior to joining the campaign Gelderman had recently finished Master's in public affairs and urban and regional planning at Princeton.  Served in the Peace Corps in Ukraine.  Bachelor's degrees in business information systems and international studies from the University of Washington.

"With the crucial general election battleground of Colorado right next door, Barack supporters here in Utah have an opportunity to make a big impact." -Suzanne Gelderman Sept. 16, 2008 e-mail

Graphic from Obama
Utah page (half size)

Nikki Norton - co-chair of grassroots Utah for Obama group

Utah Democratic Party
  455 S 300 E Suite 301   |  Salt Lake City, UT  84111  (801) 328-1212    >    blog posting
Wayne Holland, Jr.
(since May 2005) Background as staff representative for the United Steel Workers in Utah and northern Nevada; a third generation copper miner.

Executive Director
Todd Taylor
(since Aug. 2005) Taylor served an earlier stint as the party's executive director for over ten years through Dec. 2003.

Party Organizer
Craig Axford

Development Director
Tika Beard

Communications Director
Bill Keshlear

Legal Counsel
Stephen Owens

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