President George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, Arkansas
Central Regional Chairman - Warren Erdman
Southeast Political Director - Heath Thompson
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc.  513 Center Street  | Little Rock (The Atrium Building) 
(Grand Opening April 5, 2004...Gov. Mike Huckabee and Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller joined by RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie) 
Chair Gov. Mike Huckabee
(announced as Chairman Nov. 25, 2003) Assumed the governorship in 1996, elected in 1998 and re-elected in 2002. 
Co-Chairs (announced Nov. 25, 2003)
Lt. Governor Win Rockefeller  -  Congressman John Boozman  -  Senator Gilbert Baker  -  Former First Lady Gay White  - Bob Trevino
Executive Director Mitchell Lowe
(announced Nov. 1, 2003)  Lowe came to the campaign from his position as executive director of the Republican Party of Arkansas, Jan.-Oct. 2003.  Previously worked for Sen. Tim Hutchinson (R-AR) on his 2002 re-election campaign as a regional political director and in his Senate office.  Graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in history and political science.  Native Arkansan.
Communications Director Brandy Cox
Producer/writer of award-winning TV documentary "Coming Into Focus: The Story of Beth Gray."  Worked as public relations coordinator for GWL Advertising, Inc., in Little Rock.  1999 Miss Arkansas.  University of Arkansas journalism graduate.  Graduate of the University of the Ozarks, 1999.  (finished the campaign in Colorado)
Coalitions Director Sarah Beth Bailey
Previously worked at Small Business Administration.  Worked on Sen. Tim Hutchinson's 2002 re-election campaign. 2001 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a degree in political science and broadcast journalism.  Native Arkansan.

Field Directors
Central - Bryant Adams   (finished the campaign in Colorado)
Southern and Eastern - Josh South   (finished the campaign in Colorado)
Northwest - Amber Hutchinson

>By November 2003 the campaign had a steering committee in place.  It had co-chairs in every county by January 2004. 

>In mid-September several BC'04 staff (Sarah Beth Bailey, Bryant Adams, Josh South) staff went to work on the campaign in Colorado; several Arkansas Leadership Committee staff also ended up in Colorado (Adriel Domenech, Drew Griffin, Allison Johnson).

-On July 21, 2004 at the Remington Gun Club in Lonoke Gov. Mike Huckabee and Forrest Wood joined Sheffield Nelson and Mike Freeze, Bush-Cheney '04 Co-Chairs of Arkansas "Sportsmen for Bush," to announce the Arkansas "Sportsmen for Bush" Leadership Team.

-On May 27, 2004 in North Little Rock the campaign announced its Arkansas Viva Bush Team in an event featuring the Honorable Ruben Barrales, Bush-Cheney '04 State Co-Chair Bob Trevino, and local business owner Julio Ortega.  Ephrain Valdez from Conway led this coalition.

-Lynn Nash is a Bush-Cheney '04 Arkansas Educators for Bush steering committee chair.  She has taught at all levels - from kindergarten through university.  She has served as a magnet school program coordinator, elementary assistant principal, and principal of a middle school.

-On May 12, 2004 at the state capitol in Little Rock Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller joined Maj. Gen. William Page, (U.S. Army, Ret.) to announce the Bush-Cheney '04 Arkansas Veterans Leadership Team.  "Veterans for Bush" Chairman initially was Nick Bacon, Director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs.  Gary Heral of Little Rock succeeded him.

-Social Conservatives - Betsy Hagan.  President of Arkansas Eagle Forum.

-On July 29, 2004 in Bowman, US Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) joined Richard Bell, president and CEO of Riceland Foods and Bush-Cheney supporters to announce the “Farmers for Bush” Leadership Team.  Dotson Collins chaired this coalition.  He previously served as an Advisor to the Governor of Arkansas for agriculture and veterans affairs.

-On June 29, 2004 in Rogers, First Lady of Arkansas Janet Huckabee joined Arkansas State Representative Cecile Bledsoe, Surrogate Events Chair for Arkansas Bush-Cheney ’04 Deena Burnett and Bush-Cheney ’04 supporters to announce the Bush-Cheney ’04 Arkansas “W Stands for Women” Leadership Team.  Martha McCaskill from Little Rock chaired this coalition.  She is a mother of three and a broker and co-owner of a real estate company in Little Rock.

Arkansas Leadership Committee
Executive Director Clint Reed
Previously served as Legislative Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas.  Worked on Sen. Hutchinson’s 2002 re-election campaign.  Executive Assistant to Sen. Tim Hutchinson, 2001-02.  Native of Arkansas.
72 Hour Director Adriel Domenech
Interned at the RNC in Fall 2001.  Graduate of Texas A&M; studied history and political science.  (finished the campaign in Colorado)
Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Coordinator Kerry Baldwin
(spent the final eight weeks of the campaign working in Florida)

Field Staff
South - Josh Cooper
Northeast - Kathryn Cherry
Northwest - Drew Griffin
Little Rock (Pulaski) - Karen Ray
Southeast - Allison Johnson
Finance Coordinator Pasha Moore


Republican Party Of Arkansas | 1201 W 6th St. | Little Rock 
Chairman Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller
Elected lieutenant governor in November 1996 in a special election, re-elected in 1998 and 2002.
Executive Director Marie Holder

Director of Development Stacy DeJarnette

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