Barack Obama-Organization, New Mexico
revised May 30, 2008

Headquarters: 1000 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
State Director (also National Deputy Policy Director) Carlos Monje, Jr.
(Monje also did a lot of work on lining up endorsements)  Special assistant for policy and communications in Obama's Senate office.  Legislative assistant in Sen. Ken Salazar's Senate office.  Spokesman on Erskine Bowles' 2004 U.S. Senate campaign in North Carolina.  Worked on Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign after serving as deputy press secretary in his Senate office.  A.B. from Harvard, 2000.  New Orleans native.

 Political Director
Jenny Urizar
Experience includes assistant to the policy outreach coordinator on Kerry-Edwards 2004.  Graduate of Brown University.

Field Director
Mike Moffo
Field director for Obama's Nevada caucus campaign.  In 2006 Moffo served as field/GOTV consultant for the DCCC, and briefly as field director on Tom Suozzi's 2006 campaign for governor in New York.  Strategic planning role (online organizing and targeting for field and paid voter contact) on Jon Corzine's 2005 campaign for governor in New Jersey.  In the 2003-04 cycle, Moffo was a field staffer on Kerry's Iowa caucus campaign in the Sioux City office, then field director on the Feb. 3 Delaware primary campaign, for the Feb. 14 Washington, DC caucuses, and for the March 9 Louisiana primary; in the general election he was field director for the Arizona Democratic Coordinated Campaign; and finally he served as a field consultant on the Christine Gregoire for Governor re-count team.  Graduate of Boston University.

Online Director
Zachary Scott Edwards
New Media co-director on Obama's Nevada caucus campaign.

Communications Director Trevor Fitzgibbon
Vice president of media relations at Fenton Communications.  Worked for the Washington Wilderness Coalition.  Attended Hampden-Sydney College for two years.

State Rep. Al Park of Alburquerque - "made things work"

Chris Torres - helped get the campaign set up
Worked on the 2006 coordinated campaign in Rhode Island.

Albuquerque Volunteer HQ
-1014 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Silver City - 106 West 14th Street , Silver City, New Mexico 88061

Shiprock - Highway 491 North, At the Old Conoco Gas Station across from the Shiprock Medical Center, Shiprock, New Mexico 87420

Taos - 524 Paseo del Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico 87571

Gallup - 101 West Aztec Ave., Ste A, Gallup, New Mexico 87305

Las Cruces - 212 W Hadley Avenue, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005

Santa Fe #1 - 3005 S Saint Francis Dr. Suite F, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Santa Fe  #2 - 347 East Palace Avenue, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Endorsements (announced Jan. 23, 2008)
Obama Leadership Council Co-Chairs:

The Honorable James Lewis, State Treasurer
The Honorable Fred Harris, former U.S. Senator
The Honorable Patsy Trujillo, former State Representative
Mr. John Pound, Civil Rights Attorney

Elected Officials:

State Rep. W. Ken Martinez, House Majority Leader, Grants
State Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton, House Majority Whip, Albuquerque
State Rep. Joseph Cervantes, Las Cruces
State Rep. Antonio Lujan, Las Cruces
State Rep. Antonio "Moe" Maestas, Albuquerque
State Rep. Al Park, Albuquerque
State Rep. Peter Wirth, Santa Fe
Mr. Robert Rosebrough, former Mayor of Gallup, New Mexico
Mr. Javier Gonzales, former Santa Fe County Commissioner
Mr. Max Coll, former State Representative, Santa Fe
Mr. Damon Ely, former Sandoval County Commissioner
Mr. Jim Baca, former Mayor of Albuquerque
Mr. Michael Cadigan, City Council Member of Albuquerque

late Jan./ea. Feb. endorsements:

State Sen. Dede Feldman, Albuquerque
State Sen. John Grubesic, Santa Fe
State Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, Albuquerque
State Rep. Gail Chasey, Albuquerque
State Rep. Nate Cote, Las Cruces
State Rep. Joni Gutierrez, Mesilla
State Rep. Daniel Silva, Albuquerque
State Rep. Jeff Steinborn, Las Cruces

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima
Sunland Park Mayor Jesus “Ruben” Segura
Las Cruces City Councilors Miguel Silva, Nathan Small and Sharon Thomas
Doña Ana County Commissioner Dolores Saldaña-Caviness
Santa Fe Public Schools Board of Education member Angelica Ruiz

Laguna Pueblo Lt. Gov. Rich Luarkie

State Insurance Commissioner Mo Chavez
Transportation Secretary Rhonda Faught
Aging and Long-Term Services Secretary Cindy Padilla
Deputy Cultural Affairs Secretary Troy Fernandez

former Gov. Jerry Apodaca
former Attorney General Patricia Madrid  (previously a key supporter of John Edwards)
former Sandia Pueblo Gov. Stuart Paisano
former state Sen. Leonard Tsosie
former state Rep. Bob Perls of Rio Rancho
former Indian Affairs Secretary Benny Shendo Jr...3rd CD congressional candidate

and newspapers:
Albuquerque Journal  (02/03/08)
Albuquerque Tribune  (02/02/08)
Santa Fe New Mexican  (01/31/08)
Hobbs News-Sun
Los Alamos Monitor
Santa Fe Reporter  (01/30/08)

post primary
superdelegate Laurie Weahkee - lead organizer for the Native American Voters Alliance, elected as a superdelegate on April 26 (reported May 9, 2008)

New Mexico State Party Chair and superdelegate Brian S. Colón (announced May 3, 2008)
U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (announced April 28, 2008)
Gov. Bill Richardson (announced March 21, 2008)

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