Bill Richardson-Organization, Iowa
updated January 16, 2008

Headquarters:  601 S.W. 9th Street, Suite K  Des Moines, IA  50309      ...3,752 square feet
(May 21, 2007 grab)

State Director Rob Becker
(announced April 17, 2007)  Becker has spent over 15 years in Democratic politics throughout the United States as a campaign manager and senior strategist working for presidential, gubernatorial, mayoral, congressional and Senate candidates.  In 2006 he managed Phyllis Busansky's campaign in Florida's 9th CD.  In Fall 2004 he was field director for America Coming Together (ACT) in Florida.  He ran Polk County for Sen. Bill Bradley’s Iowa caucus campaign in 1999-2000.
Deputy State Director Jim Farrell
Executive director of the Montana Democratic Party from Sept. 2005 to Oct. 1, 2007.  Communications director for the late U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN) from Nov. 1998-2002.  Communications director on Bill Bradley's Iowa caucus campaign, 1999-2000.  Prior to joining Wellstone, Farrell worked on international and governmental affairs at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).  Served in the press office of Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown.  Worked on the Clinton '92 and '96 campaigns.  B.A. and M.A. in political science from the University of Delaware.  Originally from Wilmington, DE.
Political Director Dave Rogers
Prior to joining the campaign Rogers was a field organizer for Iowans for Sensible Priorities (Des Moines Metro area, Sioux City Metro area, and Western Iowa).  ran two Congressional campaigns in Western Iowa.  Worked on Dennis Kucinich's 2004 Iowa caucus campaign; started June 1, 2003 as special projects coordinator, then Iowa administrative director.  Rogers and his wife started a salon and day spa in Des Moines.  Previously he worked as a film and video maker in Minnesota and Iowa.
Deputy Political Director for Eastern Iowa T.K. Anderson
Anderson has served as president of the Davenport, Iowa NAACP for two terms and previously as its political action chair.  He served two terms on the Davenport Civil Rights Commission, has been a candidate for the Scott County Board of Supervisors, and has worked with the Harkin, Vilsack and Culver campaigns.  He is a Vietnam Veteran and an experienced community and grassroots organizer.
Field Director Brad Frevert
(reported by Iowa Progress on Feb. 15, 2007)  Deputy field director for the Iowa Democratic Party under Jesse Harris during 2006; field director for the Iowa Democratic Party in 2005; regional field director on Iowa Democrats' 2004 Coordinated Campaign based in Waterloo.   Worked for AFSCME organizing caucus supporters for Dean.  Waterloo field staffer on Sen. Bob Graham’s 2004 caucus campaign; ended Oct. 2003.  Graduate of the University of Northern Iowa.

Field Offices >>
On Oct. 3, 2007 the campaign reported 15 field offices (including Des Moines) and more than 70 organizers in the field in Iowa.

Ames:  303 Welch Ave #103, Ames, IA 50014  (515) 243-9502

Burlington:  206 N 3rd Street, Suite 4, Burlington, IA 52601  (563) 324-0523

Cedar Rapids:  Cypress Plaza, 4350 16th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404  (319) 390-3277

Council Bluffs:  1760 North 16th Street, Suite 103, Council Bluffs, IA 51501  (712) 352-0890

Davenport:  2302 ½ E. 11th St. #3, Davenport, IA 52803  (563) 324-0523

Dubuque:  919 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001  (563)582-3068

Fort Dodge:  1000 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA 50501  (515) 955-4940

Iowa City:   365 East College Street, Iowa City, IA 52240  (319) 358-9623

Marshalltown:   14 N Center St., Marshalltown, IA 50158  (641) 752-5109

Mason City:  29 1st St. N.E., Mason City, IA 50401  (641) 424-4602

Ottumwa:  224 East 2nd Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501  (641) 684-5524

Sioux City:  1410 Nebraska Street, Sioux City, IA 51105  (712) 258-4914

Waterloo:  919 W. 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50702  (319) 234-9966


1 - [SE Iowa] Cedar, Clinton, Des Moines, Henry, Jackson, Lee, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott, Washington - Travis Levitt

1A - [SE Iowa] Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Monroe, Van Buren, Wapello - Frank Costanzo

2 - Benton, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Jones Linn, Tama - Taylor Coots

2A - Iowa, Johnson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Poweshiek - Daniella Click

3 - Boone, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Greene, Jasper, Lucas, Marion, Marshall, Story, Warren, Wayne - Aaron Bratcher

3A - [SW Iowa] Adair, Adams, Fremont, Madison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Ringgold, Taylor, Union - Abby Campbell

4 - [NE Iowa] Allamakee, Bremer, Black Hawk, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Grundy, Hardin, Howard, Mitchell, Winneshiek - Mansoor Khadir

4A -[NCentral Iowa] Calhoun, Cerro Gordo, Emmet, Hamilton, Hancock, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Webster, Winnebago, Worth, Wright - Jonathan Valdez

5 - Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Guthrie, Harrison, Pottawattamie, Shelby - Seth Brooks

5A - [NW Iowa] Buena Vista, Crawford, Dickinson, Ida, Lyon, Monona, O'Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux, Woodbury - Jeff Perry

6 - Polk
Caucus Director Shari Fitzgerald
" a seasoned Iowa political operative who has been involved in every caucus since 1972." She was part of Dick Gephardt's 2004 campaign (one of two campaign chairs), Bill Bradley's 2000 campaign (one of five campaign chairs), Dick Gephardt's 1988 campaign, supported Gary Hart in 1984, and was part of Jimmy Carter's 1980  and 1976 campaigns, and has served on the State Central Committee of the Iowa Democratic Party.  From Fort Dodge.
Hispanic Outreach Coordinator Annette Torres
(announced Nov. 14, 2007)  A community activist for many years.  Torres was a VISTA volunteer for AmeriCorps.  She has worked on campaigns in Arizona, Texas, Colorado, and Maryland.  Graduate of the University of Texas at El Paso.
Communications Director Lauren Rose
"Most recently worked for a nationally-respected Democratic direct mail firm.  In 2004, she worked in the South Carolina press operation of Gen. Wes Clark's presidential campaign, as well as on numerous campaigns in Texas."
Deputy Communications Director Phoebe Silag
Deputy press secretary on Chet Culver's successful gubernatorial campaign in 2006 and then served as communications director for the Culver-Judge Inaugural Committee.  In 2004 Silag worked for America Coming Together in central Iowa.  B.A. from Grinnell College and a J.D. from the University of Iowa.  Native Iowan.
Scheduling/Advance Director Valerie Herold
Served on the Virginia Coordinated Campaign in 2006 during Jim Webb's successful campaign for U.S. Senate.  Worked on Kerry-Edwards 2004 in Florida.  Communications and fellowship manager at the United States-Israel Science & Technology Foundation.  Worked for Treasury Secretaries Rubin and Summers during the Clinton administration.  A field director for Clinton-Gore '96 in Florida.  Master's degree from The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management and bachelor's degree from University of California-Santa Barbara.

Statewide Leadership Committee (as announced Nov. 20, 2007)
State Representative Marcie Frevert (Emmetsburg)
Governor Robert Fulton – Attorney (Waterloo)
Former State Representative Brian Carter – Professor (Mount Pleasant)
City Councilman Matt Bemrich – Master Electrician (Fort Dodge)
Mary Bro – Businesswoman (Little Sioux)
Kenneth Briggs – Pastor, Vietnam War Veteran (Clive)
Linda Chavez – Secretary of Linn County Democrats, Activist (Cedar Rapids)
International Representative Tad Gusta – International Brotherhood Electrical Workers (Cedar Rapids)
Nathan Huss – Student, Iraq War Veteran (Davenport)
Brandi McCauley – Activist (Des Moines)
David Neas – Teacher, 5th District Democratic Party Central Committee Member (Osceola)

Regional Leaders (announced Dec. 10, 2007)
presented here alpha by county
Beverly Frevert - Educator (Appanoose)
Kathy Mahoney - Lawyer (Black Hawk)
Suzanne Morrow - Administrator, Democratic Activist (Buena Vista)
Sherry Toelle - Social Worker (Cass)
Elsie Ulland - Special Education Teacher, Activist (Jasper)
Karin Hill - Marshall County Democratic Chair, Businesswoman (Marshall)
Jody Ewing - Author, Democratic Activist (Monona)
Helen Van Hoozer - Former Media Specialist, Democratic Activist (Muscatine)
Denny Johnson - Grocer (Polk)
Becky Kaiser - Activist (Polk)
Suzanne McCauley - Activist (Polk)
Elizabeth Keest Sedrel - Copy Editor (Polk)
John Sprole - Iowa Democratic Party Third District Central Committee Member (Polk)
Lynne Brock - Vietnam Veteran (Pottawattamie)
Stacey Brewer - Retired Correctional Officer, Retail Loss Prevention Agent (Tama)
Peggy O'Neill - Human Services Director (Warren)
Richard Inman - Retired Teacher, At-Large Member of the Fort Dodge City Council (Webster)
Jane Nagy - Winnebago County Central Committee Member, Teacher (Winnebago)

STAR*PAC (announced Nov. 7, 2007)

Communications Director Tom Reynolds
(announced April 17, 2007; announced as national press secretary on Aug. 30, 2007)  Reynolds came to the campaign after serving as press secretary to Sen.Tom Harkin (D-IA).  Previously he worked as the communications director for Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA).  Earlier, according to the Hill, he worked for a public-affairs firm in Southern California.  Reynolds earned his undergraduate degree from Boston University, and he has completed most of the work towards Master’s degree in political management from The George Washington University.
David Negrete
A former police officer, Negrete's political experience includes work on Councilman Alex Padilla's successful campaign for State Senate and the California Democratic Party in Los Angeles County in 2006, and work for the non-profit Moving America Forward Foundation founded by Gov. Richardson in 2004.
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