Barack Obama-Organization, New York
updated March 25, 2009

OBAMA FOR AMERICA (announced Feb. 10, 2007)
Headquarters: 139 Fulton Street, Suite 508, New York, NY 10038  212.732.2008
State Director Rudi Shenk
Shenk previously served as the campaign's national outreach director in Chicago.  Oversaw Kerry-Edwards outreach to CEOs and small business owners during '04 cycle.  Aide to New York State Comptroller, H. Carl McCall during his 2002 gubernatorial bid.  Government affairs associate for Napster.  Undergraduate degree from NYU; J.D. from Fordham Law School.  Grew up in Portland, Oregon.
Petition Coordinator Joyce Johnson
A campaign consultant and deputy campaign manager on Charlie King for Attorney General, 2006.  Candidate for New York City Council, District 8 in the 2005 primary election.  Director of operations for Readnet Bronx Charter School.  Director of Equal Employment Opportunity at Joseph Seagram and Sons Inc.  Consultant to the NYC Mayor's Office for Children and Families.  Director of community relations for the NYC Comptroller.  Executive assistant to the Chancellor, NYC Board of Education.  Downstate field director in Geraldine Ferraro’s 1992 campaign for the U.S. Senate.  Campaign manager on C. Virginia Field’s race for City Council in 1991.  B.S. in microbiology from Howard University.

Marc LaVorgna
Spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  Communications director for the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund.  Field representative for Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-8), 2001-04.


Albany - 92 Lexington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210   518-434-0944

Brooklyn - 1424 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216   718-604-9720
                 739 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213   718-778-7978

Bronx -1428 E Gun Hill Road, Bronx, NY 10469   917-859-8803
            273 East 139th St, Bronx, NY 10454   917-327-9062

Buffalo - 927-929 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

Harlem - 401 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037   212-491-3568

Hudson - 360 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534   518-755-5691

Ithaca - 104 East State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850   607-256-8694

Poughkeepsie - 12 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603   845-240-6700

Queens - 136-11 Farmers Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11434   718-276-0046

Rochester - 1109 Hudson Ave., Rochester, NY 14621   585-336-9921
                     320 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607   585-285-6779

Rosendale - 294 Main Street, Rosendale, NY 12472   845-687-7374

Spring Valley - 250 Route 59, Spring Valley, NY 10977

Syracuse - 3000 Erie Blvd E, Syracuse, NY 13224   315-796-2262

Westchester - 931B East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY   914-315-6084
                        100 Maple Ave, Katonah, NY 10536   914-232-7244

...Feb. 3, 2008
NY Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama   petition

...Feb. 1, 2008 statement
Alma Rangel, wife of Congressman Charlie Rangel

...Jan. 27, 2008 NYT op-ed "A President Like My Father"
Caroline Kennedy

...announced Oct. 16, 2007
former Congressman Major Owens

...announced Aug. 22, 2007
Senator Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn)
Senator Kevin Parker (D-Brooklyn)
Senator Bill Perkins (D-Manhattan) [reported by the Daily News on May 3, 2007]
Senator John L. Sampson (D-Brooklyn)
Assemblyman Michael Benjamin (D-Bronx)
Assemblyman Karim Camara (D-Brooklyn)
Suffolk County Legislator Jon Cooper (D-Suffolk County)
City Councilwoman Helen Diane Foster (D-Bronx)
Rev. Wendell Foster (Christ Church, Bronx)
Rev. Clinton M. Miller (Brown Memorial Baptist Church, Brooklyn)
City Councilman James Sanders, Jr. (D-Queens)
City Councilman Al Vann (D-Brooklyn);
Suffolk County Legislator Elie Mystal (D-Suffolk County)
Suffolk County Legislator Vivian Viloria-Fisher (D-Suffolk County)

...announced Sept. 24, 2007
The New York City Correction Officers' Benevolent Association (COBA) (represents 9,000 unionized members in New York City and is the largest municipal jail union in the country) endorsed Sen. Barack Obama on Sept. 24, 2007.  release

New York Observer   (01/23/08)
New York Post   (01/30/08)
Gay City News   (01/31/08)
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