Kerry and Allies-Organization, Connecticut

Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc. 
State Director  David Krause
(for the last eight weeks of the campaign; DNC covered salary for that time)  Political director for the Connecticut Democratic Party.

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Chairman George Jepsen
(Elected state chairman in Dec. 2002).  Of counsel at Cowdery, Ecker and Murphy in Hartford.  Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor in 2002.  Elected to the state Senate in 1990 and served as Senate majority leader, 1997-2002.  State representative, 1986-90.
Executive Director Leslie O'Brien
(started January 2003).  O'Brien managed several congressional campaigns including Joe Courtney's race against Rob Simmons in 2002 and Sam Gejdenson's 1996 campaign, one of the top targeted congressional races of that cycle.  She has worked as a policy advisor and legislative liaison to State Treasurer Denise Nappier. Double major in finance/economics for undergraduate degree, and Master's degree in economics from the University of Connecticut.
Coordinated Campaign Director Dan Pickett
(started Aug. 2004)  Executive assistant to the State Comptroller in Hartford, Oct. 2000-Aug. 2004 and Jul. 1997-Oct. 1999.  Advance on Bill Bradley for President, Jan.-March 2000.  Legislative aide for Senate Democrats in Hartford,1995-July 1997.  Clerk for the Select Committee on Children in Hartford, 1993-95.  Pickett has managed and worked on numerous campaigns, campaign events and fundraisers.  Graduate of Siena College with a B.A. in philosophy, 1990.
Political Director David Krause

Special Projects Director Andrew Cascudo

Voter File Manager Evelyn Mantilla

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