Key People-Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
revised July 13, 2008

Headquarters:  3461 Washington Blvd, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22201  ....the campaign moved to this bigger office on July 20, 2007
old office: 850 N. Randolph Street, Suite 122, Arlington, VA

...on Feb. 8, 2008 Paul sent out a message stating "we do not now need so big a national campaign staff, and so I am making it leaner and tighter"
Chairman Kent Snyder
Executive director of the Liberty Committee, a group chaired by Ron Paul that claims thousands of activists representing every congressional district in the country.   Managed the San Francisco office of Unified Communications, a telecommunications company based in Boston, MA.  Worked for Congressman Ron Paul when he ran for president on the Libertarian ticket in 1988.  Ran for Kansas House of Representatives.  Master's degree in political management from Georgetown University, 2005.  B.A. in political science from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, 1994.  Born in Kansas City, KS.  -Snyder died June 28, 2008 of viral pneumonia
Campaign Manager Lew Moore
Previously director of the Northwest Straits Commission (as chief of staff of to U.S. Rep. Jack Metcalf (WA-2), he was the co-facilitator of the bipartisan Murray-Metcalf panel that created the Commission).  Moore considered making a run for the seat opened by by Rep. Metcalf's retirement in 2000 but decided against it in mid-1999; instead he ran for Snohomish County Executive; after winning the Sept. 1999 primary, he lost in the Nov. general election to the incumbent.  Chief of staff to Rep. Metcalf, after starting as district director to Metcalf in Jan. 1995 (Metcalf did not seek re-election in 2000).  Bachelor's and master's degrees in history from Western Washington University.  From Everett, Washington.
Deputy Campaign Manager/Iowa Coordinator Joe Seehusen
Talk show host in Fairfield, Iowa and managing director of J. Seehusen & Assoc..  Executive director of the Libertarian National Committee through July 2005.  Libertarian candidate for Congress in Iowa's 3rd CD in 2000; obtained about 1 percent of the vote.
Assistant Campaign Manager Debbie Hopper

Communications Director Jesse Benton
(started late March 2007)  President of C.I.C Solutions, a Washington, D.C. based consulting firm.  Benton has served as press secretary at Americans for Tax Reform, communications director at the American Conservative Union, director of public policy and external affairs at the Performance Institute and communications director and policy consultant for the Liberty Coalition.  He has also worked on campaigns and in corporate and trade association government relations and external affairs.  Alumnus of Mary Washington College.  Native Philadelphian.

Fundraising Director Jonathan Bydlak
Investment associate at Bridgewater Associates.  Graduate of Princeton University, 2005.

e-Campaign Director Justine Lam

Events Coordinator Amanda Lee
Earlier Office Manager.  Worked for several years in Paul's congressional office.  (previous events coordinator Andrew Michel)
National Field Director Dennis Fusaro
(Earlier Regional Coodinator-East) Fusaro has worked for the Right to Work Committee and Gun Owners of America.
Regional Coordinator Jeff Greenspan
including CA and NV
National Ballot Access Coordinator Mike McHugh

National Youth Coordinator Jeff Frazee
Deputy field director at Leadership Institute starting in Sept. 2006.  Attended Texas A&M University.
Security Director Karl Golovin
Had a long career in Customs.
Video Production Director Bill Dumas

IT Director Douglas Blair

Administrative Assistant Brandon Standish
Recent graduate.
Chief Legal Advisor and Policy Director Joe Becker
(announced Feb. 21, 2007) Served as deputy chief of staff and legislative director to Congressman Paul from early 1997 until late 2001.  Becker practices law in Denver, Colorado.
Legal Counsel Alan P. Dye
(announced Feb. 21, 2007) Partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Webster, Chamberlain & Bean. He served as general counsel to Pat Buchanan's Republican presidential committee and has represented numerous other candidates and committees, such as the National Right to Work Committee.  Dye has worked in the election law field since 1975.
Legal Counsel Bruce Fein
(announced Feb. 21, 2007) Partner with The Litchfield Group in Washington, D.C.  Fein appears regularly on national television, cable, and radio programs.  He is a regular guest at the BBC, C-SPAN, CNN, Reuters, MSNBC, and NPR.  He is frequently quoted in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and other major national publications.
Treasurer Deana Watts
(based in TX)

Media Consultant Jay Bryant
"For more than two decades, Jay Bryant was one of America's leading political media consultants, creating political campaign advertising in more than 50 winning U.S. Senate and Congressional elections."  Additional experience includes assistant to Gov. Richard Ogilvie of Illinois; special assistant to Rep. Bob Michel (IL) and Sen. Bill Brock (TN); and communications director at the NRCC and at the NRSC.  Degrees in speech from Northwestern University.

later additions
National Political Director John Tate
(announced Jan. 26, 2008)  "John Tate is a 25-year veteran of Republican politics. He has worked on dozens of local, state and national campaigns, was a key organizer in Pat Robertson's 1988 presidential bid, and ran for Congress in 1986. Mr. Tate was instrumental in the Paul campaign’s top tier finishes in Nevada and Louisiana."
National Media Director Mark Elam
(announced Jan. 26, 2008)  Veteran Texas political consultant and a long-time aide to Dr. Paul.  Serves as campaign manager on Dr. Paul’s congressional re-election campaign.  In 1996, Elam directed Dr. Paul’s win over Democrat-turned Republican Greg Laughlin in the CD-14 race.  President of Campaign Resources, Inc. a Texas-based political resource firm and M&M Graphics and Advertising, a company specializing in printing, advertising, graphic design and direct mail.  He also has worked for Phil Gramm.  One of the founders of the Young Conservatives of Texas.  B.A. in political science from Texas A&M University.
Policy Advisor Doug Bandow
(announced Feb. 1, 2008)  A political writer and the Robert A. Taft Fellow with the American Conservative Defense Alliance. He has been widely published in leading newspapers and periodicals, and is the author of several books – including, most recently, Foreign Follies.  Served as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan and as a senior policy analyst in the 1980 Reagan for President campaign.
Foreign Policy Advisor Charles V. Peña
(announced Feb. 1, 2008)  A senior fellow at the Independent Institute, a senior fellow with the Coalition for a Realistic Foreign Policy, a senior fellow with the George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute, and an advisor to the Straus Military Reform Project. Peña is the author of Winning the Un-War: A New Strategy for the War on Terrorism.
Foreign Policy Advisor Philip Giraldi
(announced Feb. 1, 2008)  A former officer of the Central Intelligence Agency who writes regularly on intelligence and foreign policy issues. Mr. Giraldi is a partner in an international security consultancy Cannistraro Associates, a contributing editor at The American Conservative magazine and a fellow at the American Conservative Defense Alliance.

Chairman Drew Ivers
(announced Sept. 21, 2007)  Ivers served as Iowa campaign chairman for Pat Buchanan in 1996 and 2000.  Iowa campaign chairman for Pat Robertson in 1988; chaired Robertson's state-wide organization that led to the creation of the initial 1989 Christian Coalition of Iowa (now known as the Iowa Christian Alliance).  Two-time Republican State Central Committee member and served on many Iowa campaigns including those of Roger Jepsen, Terry Branstad, Chuck Grassley, and Ronald Reagan.  Iowa Republican Party activist for 30 years and is a four-time Republican National Convention delegate.  Purple Heart honoree for his service in Vietnam.  Geneticist trained in the Iowa educational system.   also note Joe Seehusen, above
See Iowa page >>

New Hampshire
State Coordinator Jared Chicoine
(announced April 17, 2007)  Chicoine has served on campaigns for U.S. Senator Bob Smith, State Senator Bob O'Dell and national Republican Committeeman Sean Mahoney.  From 2003-05, he was a political and policy consultant for New England Citizens for Right to Work, educating and lobbying lawmakers in Concord on behalf of workers and economic liberty.  Chicoine also served as the area one vice chairman of the Republican State Committee in 2005, leading and coordinating GOP activity across three counties.
See New Hampshire page >>

South Carolina
State Coordinator Brian Gentry
See South Carolina page >>

more states








noteworthy endorsements include
former Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr.
Academics for Ron Paul (announced Dec. 6, 2007)
former NM Gov. Gary Johnson (endorsed on Jan. 21, 2008)

Endorsements by current and former legislators:  (Source: Campaign 12/14/07)
Alaska: former Rep. Alan Fanning (L); former Rep. Andre Marrou (L); former Rep. Dick Randolph (L-Fairbanks)

Arizona: Senator Karen Johnson (R-Mesa)

California: former U.S. Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr. (R)

Idaho: Rep. Phil Hart (R-Hayden)

Maine: former Rep. R. Kenneth Lindell (R-Frankfort)

Michigan: former State Rep. Leon Drolet (R-Macomb)

Missouri: Rep. Jim Guest (R-King City)

Montana: Senator Aubyn Curtiss (R-Fortine); Senator Jerry O'Neil (R-Columbia Falls); Rep. Rick Jore (C-Ronan); Rep. Roger Koopman (R-Bozeman); Rep. Tom McGillvray (R-Billings), Rep. Diane Rice (R-Harrison); and Rep. Craig Witte (R-Kalispell);

New Hampshire: Rep. Paul Ingbretson (R-Pike); Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (R-Manchester); former Rep. David Buhlman; former Rep. David Corbin (R-Stratham); former Senator Barbara Hagan (R-Manchester); former Rep. Tom Langlais (R-Hudson)

New Jersey: Rep. Michael Doherty (R-Washington Township)

New Mexico: former Governor Gary Johnson (R)

Ohio: Rep. Tom Brinkman (R-Mt. Lookout)

Oklahoma: Rep. Charles Key (R-Oklahoma City); Rep. Jason Murphey (R-Guthrie); and former Rep. Porter Davis (R-Oklahoma City)

Pennsylvania: Senator Michael Folmer (R-Lebanon)

Washington: former Rep. Brian Thomas (R-Renton)

Wyoming: Senator Cale Case (R-Lander)

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