Barack Obama-Organization, Ohio
updated March 6, 2009

Headquarters: 193 East Rich Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215  614.224.8600
State Director Paul Tewes
(reported by Obama's state director for the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses.  Campaign manager of Americans United to Protect Social Security in 2005.  Formed Hildebrand Tewes Consulting, Inc. with Steve Hildebrand in early 2005.  Political director at the DSCC in the 2004 cycle; worked for the DCCC starting in 2001.  Field director on Vice President Al Gore's 2000 Iowa caucus campaign starting in June 1999.  Executive director of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, 1998.  Managed Sandy Pappas’ mayoral campaign in St. Paul in 1997.  Managed U.S. Rep. David Minge's re-election campaign in 1996.  Western MN field coordinator for Ann Wynia's U.S. Senate campaign in 1994.  Graduate of Carleton College with a degree in Political Science, 1993.  Native of Mt. Lake, MN.

Political Director Michael O'Neil
Started on the campaign in Chicago early on, in its exploratory phase, and served as Midwest finance director.  Midwest finance director at the DSCC.  Worked on Howard Dean's presidential campaign.  Degree in communications and political science from the College of Wooster, 2003.  Defiance native; graduate of Defiance High School.

Field Director Chelsea Kammerer
South East regional field director on Obama's Iowa caucus campaign.  Deputy field director for the MN DFL Coordinated Campaign in 2006.  Fundraiser for Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Spring 2006.  Assistant to the finance director at the DCCC, 2005.  Field organizer in Anchorage on Tony Knowles' 2004 race for U.S. Senate in Alaska.  Graduated from Georgetown University in 2004.
Spokesman Ben LaBolt
Prior to joining the campaign LaBolt served as press secretary in Obama’s Senate office.  Spokesman on Sherrod Brown’s successful U.S. Senate campaign in Ohio in 2006.  Aide to U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL).  Seacoast regional director on Howard Dean's 2003-04 New Hampshire primary campaign.  2003 graduate of Middlebury College with a degree in political science; president of College Democrats at Middlebury, 2001-03 and helped out on Howard Dean's 2000 re-election campaign.  Native of LaGrange, Illinois.
New Media Director T. Neil Sroka
New media director on Obama's South Carolina campaign.  Associate at Trippi & Associates, 2006-07.  B.A. in political science and philosophy from The George Washington University, 2006.

pending verification:
Deputy State Director - Ami Copeland

Rachel Haltom - Youth Director
College coordinator/youth vote on the Iowa caucus campaign.  Experience includes work for Wal-Mart Watch.  Graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, 2004. 

Deputy Political Director - Michael Blake
Deputy political director on the Iowa caucus campaign.  Director of external affairs for the Michigan House of Representatives before heading to Iowa.  Prior to that, he was the West Michigan campaign organizer for the Michigan House Democratic Caucus.

Scheduling team - Joe Paulsen/Amanda Brown
Paulsen joined the campaign in June 2007; he was advance lead on Klobuchar for Senate, 2005-06. 
Brown started as a political assistant on the Nevada caucus campaign.

Press Secretary - Katherine Lyons
Deputy press secretary on the NH primary campaign.  Finance assistant at Angelides 2006 gubernatorial campaign in California.  Policy assistant at Dewey Square Group.  Graduate of UC Berkeley.

GOTV Director - Paulette Aniskoff
GOTC director on the Iowa caucus camapign.  Aniskoff Consulting, a political consulting firm in Manhattan; experience includes work on Kirsten Gillibrand's 2006 successful congressional campaign in NY.

Regional Field Directors
Central  - Rory Steele
Northeast - Dino Martino

Akron - 680 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44304   ...330.434.2008

Athens - 9 W. Stimson Avenue, Athens, Ohio 45701

Canton - 1800 Cleveland Avenue, Canton, Ohio 44707   ...330.454.2008

Cincinnati - 1524 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206   ...513.721.2008

Cleveland - 815 Superior Avenue East, Suite 100, Cleveland, Ohio 44114   ...216.861.2000

Columbus (Phonebanking Headquarters) - SEIU District 1199, 1395 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH   ...614-246-4407

Dayton - 40 North Main Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402   ...937.461.2008

Delaware - 12 North Sandusky Street, Delaware, Ohio 43015   ...614.572.8668

Elyria - 381 Broad Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035   ...440.323.9714

Forest Park - 1360 Kemper Meadow Drive, Forest Park, Ohio 45240   ...775.884.2008

Lakewood - 11730 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Lancaster - 120 1/2 East Main Street, Lancaster, OH 43130

Lima - 226 North Main Street, Lima, Ohio 45801   ...614.224.8600

Mansfield - 30 Bowman Street,  Mansfield, Oh 44903   ...419.589.2008

Maple Heights - 5330 Northfield Road, Maple Heights, Ohio 44137   ...216.587.2008

Oberlin College - 48 West Vine Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074   ...803.840.5588

Ohio State University - 2240 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43201   ...614.421.2008

Piketon -  4561 US Highway 23, Piketon, Ohio 45661

Ravenna - 128 North Chestnut Street, Ravenna, OH 44266    ...330-296-8273

Sandusky - 2704 Milan Rd., Sandusky, OH 44870   ...419.708.8539

Steubenville - 136 North 4th Street, Steubenville, Ohio 43952

Toledo - 48 South St. Clair Street, Toledo, Ohio 43602   ...419.244.2008

Warren - 2051 Niles Road Southeast, Warren, Ohio 44484   ...330.397.4279

Youngstown - 25 Federal Plaza West, Youngstown, Ohio 44505   ...330.744.2008

endorsed by
Treasurer Richard Cordray (announced Feb. 17, 2008)

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (announced Oct. 26, 2007)
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (announced Feb. 21, 2008)
Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory (announced Feb. 25, 2008)
Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams (announced mid-Jan. 2008)
Mansfield Mayor Donald Culliver (announced Feb. 25, 2008)

Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (announced Jan. 28, 2008)
17 members of the Ohio General Assembly.  Representative Tyrone K. Yates, president. >

Sonny Nardi, President of Teamsters’ Local 416, and a superdelegate (announced Feb. 22, 2008)

Jan-Michele Kearney and her husband state Sen. Eric Kearney

Former Ohio Gov. and more recently member of the Cincinnati school board Jack Gilligan (reported by Cincinnati Enquirer's Politics Extra on Jan. 28, 2008)

Former Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White (served three terms from 1990 to 2002) (switched from Clinton to Obama Feb. 25, 2008 in The Plain Dealer)

The Plain Dealer - Cleveland  (02/10/08)
The Enquirer - Cincinnati  (03/02/08)
Canton Repository  (02/17/08)
Dayton Daily News  (02/25/08)
Springfield News-Sun  (03/02/08)
Toledo Blade  (02/28/08)
The Lantern [Ohio State University student paper]  (02/29/08)

Regional Director, Dino Martino
Deputy Regional, Alex Okrent
GOTV Director, Lauren Kidwell

Ann Dailey - Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga Heights, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights, Walton Hills, Valley View, Independence, Seven Hills, North Randall, Cleveland Wards 16, 15, 14, portions of 13.

Matt Devine - Bay Village, Westlake, North Olmstead, Fairview Park, Rocky River, Lakewood, Brook Park, Parma

Bill Gibbons - Cleveland Ward 28, 21, 17, 18 19, Linsdale

Michael Halle - Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Pepper Pike, Hunting Valley, Orange, Moreland Hills, Chagrin Falls, Chagrin Falls Township, Bentleyville, Solon, Glenwillow, Oakwood, Bedford, Bedforheights, Warrensville Heights

Luis Hernandez - Cleveland Wards 6 & 4

Matthew Kireker - Cleveland Wards 8, 9, 10, Bratenahl, East Cleveland

Tim Ossowski - Gates Mill, Mayfield, Highland Heights, Richmond Heights, Euclid, South Euclid, Cleveland Ward 11

Hollister Reneau - Strongsville, North Royalton, Broadview Heights, Brecksville, Middleburg Heights, Parma Heights, Berea, Olmsted Falls, Olmsted Township

Maria Thomas - Cleveland Wards 7, 5, 2

C'Reda Weeden - Cleveland Ward 3, 1,

Molly McGrane - Cleveland Heights, University Heights, Beachwood, Woodmere, Highland Hills

PRESS RELEASE from Obama for America

Ohio Superdelegate Endorses Barack Obama

DNC Member Enid Goubeaux cites Obama’s ability to end "politics as usual"

Chicago, IL - Today, Ohio superdelegate and DNC member Enid Goubeaux endorsed Barack Obama.

Her statement is below:

"I am endorsing Sen. Obama because his message, ‘yes we can’ has inspired so many voters, especially younger voters, to take part in shaping our country's future.

"I believe that Sen. Obama will end politics as usual which divides the nation and prevents us from confronting our most serious problems."
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