Regional Chairman - Warren Erdman
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. | 2318
Millpark Drive | St. Louis
Regional Political Director - Heath Thompson
(Grand Opening April 23, 2004:
Missouri Campaign Chair Bucky Bush and U.S. Senator Jim Talent)
note: shows the campaign organization as of Sept. 2004
||William “Bucky” Bush
Sept. 22, 2003) Brother of former President George H.W. Bush and
uncle of President George W. Bush. Chairs Bush-O’Donnell & Co.,
a St. Louis based holding company he co-founded in 1986.
A veteran of President Bush's
2000 campaign, Raad has been involved in politics and campaigns for almost
a decade. Most recently he served as a member of US Department of
State's Sudan Programs Group. He has also served as a member of
Eagle Publishing's management team. During the 2000 South Carolina
primary he served as the Bush campaign's Upstate field director.
(wife of St. Peters Alderman
|Deputy Executive Director
Worked for the Department of
Homeland Security in Washington, DC. Worked for Haley Barbour's gubernatorial
campaign in Mississippi in 2003. Graduate of Mississippi College,
|Regional Field Director
J.D. from Harvard Law School
in 2004, and his business degree from Texas A&M University in 2001.
While at Texas A&M Gober worked on then Gov. Bush's 2000 presidential
campaign on and off for a year and a half, starting in the Austin headquarters
in May 1999 during the exploratory committee phase; he spent several months
in Iowa working on the Straw Poll and also worked the convention in Philadelphia.
Native of Graham, Texas.
|Regional Field Director
(Mid-Missouri and St. Louis Area)
Ashley Lane (St. Louis area) [redeployed
to Nevada in late August/early September]
Keller's first position in politics
was as Travel Aide to then-Congressman Jim Talent in his successful 2002
Senate election campaign against Jean Carnahan in Missouri; following the
campaign he served as Talent's Political Director. Clayton, MO native.
[finished the campaign as Election Day Coordinator
in New Hampshire]
Experience includes staff assistant
to Congressman Kenny Hulshof (R-MO).
-On August 20, 2004 in St.
Louis, Maryland Lt Gov. Michael Steele helped the campaign roll out the
African Americans for Bush Coalition; co-chair is Rep. Sherman Parker.
-On August 2, 2004 in Arlington, Virginia
U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, former New York City Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen,
and Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri First Responders Committee Member and Moniteau
County Sheriff Kenny Jones announced the Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri First
-On July 27, 2004 at a press
conference in St. Louis Secretary of Education Rod Paige joined Julie Kammerich,
Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri "Educators for Bush" Northeast Regional Chair
and a 6th and 7th grade teacher; Peggy Krokstrom, Bush-Cheney '04 "Educators
for Bush" National Steering Committee Co-Chair (she was a classroom teacher
in Missouri public schools for 15 years and now works as an education consultant);
and Yolanda Moss, Principal of Laclede Elementary School, to announce the
Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri "Educators for Bush" Leadership Team.
-Lindsay Bush is the chair
of the Missouri Women for Bush Coalition. Bush worked for
California Senator Pete Wilson and also worked as a strategic consultant
and a leadership training firm. She and her husband, Scott Bush,
have two children.
-On March 19, 2004 the campaign
announced the Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri Farm & Ranch Leadership Team,
chaired by Missouri Farm Bureau Federation President Charlie Kruse.
-On February 27, 2004 the
campaign announced the Bush-Cheney '04 Missouri Veterans Leadership
Team. Statewide Co-Chairs are:
Joe Frank (Sunset
Hills) -- While serving in the Army 39th Engineers Battalion, a land mine
explosion caused Frank permanent disability. Frank is a former National
Commander of the American Legion and a former employee of the Veterans
Administration, now the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Frank is active
in the VFW and the American Legion.
Missouri Victory 2004
State Rep. Jack Jackson (represents
part of St. Louis County) -- Jackson is a Vietnam combat veteran, having
earned four Distinguished Flying Crosses and a Legion of Merit for his
service in the Marines. Besides being active in the VFW, American Legion,
and Marine Corps League, Jackson was until recently, the chief test pilot
for Boeing Corporation.
Ernie Lee (from Columbia
in Boone County) -- Lee served 38 years in the National Guard. He is the
current president of the Missouri Association of Veteran Organizations
Chief of staff for Rep. JoAnn
Emerson (R-Cape Girardeau); has worked for Emerson and previously for Rep.
Bill Emerson since 1981. Campaign manager on Jim Talent's successful
2002 U.S. Senate race against Jean Carnahan.
Worked for Texas Sen. Kay Bailey
Hutchison and for John Cornyn for Senate in 2002 (North Texas field director).
Executive director/political director of the Dallas County Republican Party
|Regional Field Director
Miriam Stonebraker (St. Charles)
Joined John Hancock &
Associates in April 2004. Political director for the Talent for U.S.
Senate campaign in 2002. Lemay Township Republican committeewoman
Janae Barker (Springfield)
Bachelor in Journalism from
University of Missouri, May 2004. From Highland, Illinois.
to Ohio after the St. Louis debate]
Spokesman for Jim Talent's 2002
U.S. Senate campaign (narrowly defeated Jean Carnahan)and the 2000 governor's
race (narrowly lost to Bob Holden). Congressman Jim Talent's press
secretary in the U.S. House of Representatives. Bachelor's degree
in English from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
White House Homeland Security
Council staffer. In 2000 Cooper was political division staffer at
the NRCC (he was in Florida for the recount and appeared in a somewhat
famous photo of a near riot at Miami-Dade county polling headquarters).
|Absentee Ballot Director
|Voter Registration Director
Missouri Republican Party
| 204 East Dunklin | Jefferson City
Co-chairman of the Republican
National Committee; serving her third term as Chairman of the Missouri
Republican Party. Missouri State Executive Director of the Bush/Quayle
Campaign in 1992. Republicans' Director of the House and Senate Redistricting
Commission in 1991. Worked in the Energy Division of the Miisouri
Department of Natural Resources. Held management positions at Hallmark
Cards in Kansas City and Ralston Purina in St. Louis. Graduate of
the University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S. in Business Administration in
Field Offices: St. Louis-2318 Millpark
Drive Independence-3675 Noland Road, Suite 110 Joplin-1531
East 32nd, #10 Springfield-1845 East Sunshine
Chairman - Stanley Cox Secretary - Dee Wetzel Treasurer
- Harvey Tettlebaum
- Lance Beshore (Carthage) National Committeewoman - Ann Dickinson
(April 2003) Previously deputy
to John Hancock.
|Chief Operations Officer
||Emily Kliethermes, CPA
(started Oct. 2003) Previously
worked eight years as a reporter with The Associated Press, including six
years at the Capitol in Jefferson City.
|Director of Grassroots
|Director of Information
|Deputy Director of Information
John Hancock served as executive
director of the Missouri Republican Party from 1997 through April 2003.
Republican nominee for Secretary of State in 1992 and 1996. Served
in the state legislature.
|Consultant on Political
Strategy and Fundraising
||John Hancock and Associates