President George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, Arizona
Southwest Regional Chairman - John Sanchez
Southwest Political Director - Rudy Fernández
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc.  |  4647 N. 32nd Street, Suite 125  |  Phoenix
(chairs, co-chairs, deputy chairs, hon. co-chairs Oct. 10, 2003)
Sen. John McCain
Sen. John Kyl

Co-Chairmen: Congressmen Rick Renzi, Trent Franks, John Shadegg, J.D. Hayworth, Jeff Flake, and Jim Kolbe.

Deputy Chairman: Arte Moreno, Jerry Moyes, Jerry Colangelo, and Bob Bohanon.

Honorary Co-Chairmen:
Secretary of State Jan Brewer, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Horne, Treasurer David Peterson, Speaker Jake Flake, President Ken Bennett, Majority Leader Eddie Farnsworth, Majority Leader Timothy Bee, Governor Jane Hull, Governor Fife Symington, Vice President Dan Quayle, and Congressman Matt Salmon.
Executive Director Lisa James
Executive Committee member of Gordon C. James Public Relations.  Chaired the "No Taxpayer Money for Politicians" ballot initiative campaign in Arizona, starting Fall 2003.  Director of Republicans' Arizona Victory 2000.  Served as an advance person for President George H.W. Bush and worked on the Bush/Quayle campaign.  Worked at the RNC in the political department, focusing on state and local government.  Worked on and managed several campaigns in Illinois.  Started career in politics working in the Illinois Legislature.  Bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University.
Communications Director Blanca Esparza
Esparza worked as community relations and volunteer manager at Phoenix Baptist Hospital & Medical Center.
Coalitions Director Tammy Kelch
Earlier in the year, Kelch served as Washington County field directo on the Dave Phillips for Congress campaign in the Texas 10th CD March 9, 2004 election.
Field Representative (based in Tucson) Meghan C. Thein
Prior to joining the campaign Thein worked for the University of Arizona.  Graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, 2002; active in College Republicans.

A couple of coalitions:
Kimberly Owens is the Bush-Cheney '04 Arizona Educators for Bush steering committee chair.  She is serving her thirteenth year as a member of the Tolleson Union High School District Governing Board and is the current president.

-On May 4, 2004 the campaign announced the Viva Bush Coalition.  Bush-Cheney 04 Arizona Hispanic Chair is Rubén Alvarez.

Also note:
From March 18-April 5, 2004, Bush-Cheney '04 conducted a March to Victory tournament to encourage volunteer recruitment among students in 32 states.  The campaign reported that the tournament brought in 21,930 new recruits nationwide.  Arizona State University was the top school in recruitment with 2,566 new Bush volunteers, and University of Arizona was fifth.

Scottsdale - 14950 N. 83rd Place (83rd Place and Hayden)    Northwest Valley - 1101 N. 99th Ave., Suite 128, Peoria (99th Ave. and Peoria Ave.)    Tempe -975 E. Elliot Road, Suite B-2 (Rural and Elliot)    Mesa - 1818 E. Southern Ave. , Suite 19A (Southern and Gilbert)   Northwest Tucson - 5151 N. Oracle Road #102 (N. Oracle and River Rd.)    Tucson -5447 East 5th Street, Suite 100 (5th Street and Craycroft)    Flagstaff - 100 W. Humphreys (I 180 and Aspen)    Prescott - 212 S. Montezuma (I-89 and Goodwin St.)    Yuma -1185 S. 4th Avenue, Ste. N (4th Ave. and W. 12th St.)
...and Republican Headquarters in:
Mohave County - 2176 McCulloch Blvd. #2, Lake Havasu City    Yavapai County -112 E. Union St., Prescott
   San Luis - 629 N. 2nd Ave.   Cochise County - 432 W. Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista   Payson - 434 B Beeline Hwy    Globe - 145 S. Broad St    Green Valley - 275 W. Continental Drive

Arizona Republican Party  | 3501 North 24th Street  |  Phoenix
Chairman Bob Fannin
Elected June 16, 2001.  Partner in Steptoe & Johnson, LLP, a national law firm.  Graduate of the University of Arizona College of Law with a J.D., 1963 and Stanford University with a B.A. in economics, 1957.  Son of former Arizona Gov. Paul Fannin.
Executive Director Bill Christiansen
(From Dec. 2003)  Came to the position from California.  Worked on Arnold Schwarzenegger's October 2003 recall election campaign.  Appointed director of the Irvine Valley College Foundation, effective March 20, 2002.  Executive director of the Orange County Republican Party for eight years.  Worked for former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and former California State Sen. Newton R. Russell.  Graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in political science and international relations.  Born and raised in San Diego.
Political Director Scott Stewart

Director of Finance Marlo Bisbee

Director of Operations Ralph Klotz

72 Hour Director and Volunteer Coordinator Erik Weigand
A Californian, academic financial analyst by profession, active in Orange County Republican politics since 1996.  Candidate for Orange County Republican Party Central Committee in March 2004.  Orange County GOTV coordinator for the Schwarzenegger campaign.  Campaign manager for Jim Silva's campaign for Orange County Supervisor.  Field coodinator Orange County Republican Party in the 2000 campaign
Southern Arizona Coordinator 72 Hour Task Force Cyndi Collins

Communications Director Colin McCracken
Came to the position from California where he was a 12-year resident of Yorba Linda, and an account manager.  Candidate for Orange County Republican Party Central Committee in March 2004.  B.A. in political science, University of California, Irvine.
Office Manager Becca Luby

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