|John Kerry for President Inc.
On December 4, 2002, Sen. Kerry filed papers with the FEC establishing
John Kerry for President Inc., an exploratory committee. James M.
Jordan served as the national campaign manager through November 9, 2003;
he was replaced by Mary Beth Cahill, who previously served as chief of
staff to Sen. Edward Kennedy.
John Kerry for President Inc. South
Campaign Headquarters: 1200 Main Street (corner of Main &
Gervais), Suite 1000, Columbia
Office opened July 1, 2003; grand opening on Aug. 21,
2003 w/ Alex and Zoe Sanders.
Charleston Office: 215 East Bay Street, 2nd Floor
On Jan. 22, 2004 the campaign reported "over 22 staff
in place, with 56 key supporters throughout South Carolina's 46 counties."
(started June 15, 2003)
Served as Field Representative for Sen. Fritz Hollings from February 1999-June
2003. Previously served as Outreach Director for Sen. Hollings' 1998
campaign and as regional field director for the South Carolina Democratic
Party Coordinated Campaigns in 2002 and 2000. Also worked on the
special congressional campaign of Brent Weaver for Congress in 2001.
Attended Coastal Carolina University, majored in Political Science.
Served as treasurer of Greenville
County Democrats through to the beginning of 2003. Field director
for Sen. Max Cleland's 2002 re-election campaign. Regional field
director for the South Carolina Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in
CD1 - Mike McCauley
CD2 - Daron Myers
CD3 - Daniel Barton
CD4 - Danielle Black
CD5 - Damian Williams
CD6 - Duane Cooper
Announced as director of constituency
organizing for Kerry's campaign in Iowa in Dec. 2003. Ran Dr. Julie
Thomas' congressional campaign in Iowa in 2002.
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"Fritz" Hollings Jan.
Native of Charleston, S.C.;
served as U.S. Army officer in World War II; elected to the U.S. Senate
in 1966 to fill the unexpired term of Olin Johnson; re-elected six times
since then; ran for President in 1984.
Sumter native, first elected
to Congress in 1992. Previously served as South Carolina Human Affairs
Commissioner, appointed by Gov. John C. West in 1974.
30, 2004 (eve of the debate)
Former Democratic National
Committee chairman (1995-97). Currently serves as Richland County
State Sen. John
W. Drummond of Greenwood (Dist. 10 - Abbeville & Greenwood
Cos.) - President Pro Tempore Emeritus and decorated WWII fighter pilot
State Sen. Phil
Leventis of Sumter (Dist. 35 - Sumter & Lee Cos.)
James E. Smith, Jr. of Columbia (Dist. 72-Richland Co.) -House
State Rep. Jerry
N. Govan, Jr. of Orangeburg (Dist. 95-Orangeburg Co.) - chairman
of the Legislative Black Caucus
State Rep. J.
Todd Rutherford of Columbia (Dist. 74-Richland Co.)
State Rep. Jimmy
Bales of Eastover (Dist. 80 - Richland County)
Alex Sanders, Democratic
nominee for U.S. Senate in 2002; President of the College of Charleston
from 1992 - 2001;Chief Judge of the South Carolina State Court of Appeals
from 1983 - 1992; former State Senator. April
Steve Benjamin, 2002
candidate for South Carolina Attorney General
Scott, Chair of the Richland County Council
Waymon Mumford, Member
of Florence County Council
Williamsburg County Sheriff
Jane Emerson, former
president of Planned Parenthood
former director of First Steps
Zoe Sanders Nettles,
Women for Kerry
Ken Riley, President
Longshoreman’s Local 1422
Andy Brack, 2000
1st Congressional District Democratic nominee
General Steve Cheney,
former Commander of Parris Island
Reverend David Alston,
Vietnam Swift Boat Crew Mate
Ben Gregg, Democratic
Florence County Executive Committeewoman
Israel Brooks, former
U.S. Marshall, SC First Black Highway patrolman