Wesley Clark-Campaign Organization, New Mexico

Clark for President New Mexico Leadership

Albuquerque: 2501 Candelaria NE
Santa Fe: 923 W. Alameda
Las Cruces: 1021 Amador St., Suite E
State Director Brian Burke
Prior to being appointed to state director, Burke was a Principal at The Burke Group, Inc., a government relations and public policy consulting firm based in Washington, DC.  Burke has served in various capacities in federal government, including Counselor to Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army; and Deputy Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment in the Department of Agriculture. He also worked as a senior policy analyst at the White House under the Clinton Administration and was a trial attorney in the Environmental Enforcement Section of the U.S. Department of Justice.  Burke, 44, holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and an A.B. from Brown University. 

Staff (Operations Manager)
Jonathan Neal
"Southwest Regional Political Coordinator" in Little Rock.  Prior to the campaign worked as a credit analyst for Los Alamos National Bank. Sales operations coordinator for a multimedia software company.  Graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Political Science and Business Economics, Aug. 2000.

Communications Director Luis Vizcaino
Served as Press Secretary to Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante starting in January 2002.  Press Secretary for the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles.  Press Secretary for the 2000 Gore/Lieberman presidential campaign in New Mexico.  Communications Director for California Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the nonprofit Welfare-to-Work Partnership, as well as Deputy Press Secretary for the 1996 Clinton/Gore re-election campaign in California.
State Chair Edward L. Romero
Former Ambassador to Spain; nominated by President Clinton in April 1998 and started serving in June.  From Albuquerque, New Mexico, a Korean War veteran, Romero founded and served as chairman and CEO of Advanced Sciences, Inc..  A founder of the Hispanic Culture Foundation and the National Hispanic Cultural Center in New Mexico. 

Jerry Apodaca, former Governor of New Mexico (1975-78) -  served in the State Legislature from 1966-74; served as Governor from 1975-78.  Founding publisher of Hispanic magazine.  Currently a consultant with Butch Maki and Associates.

Jim Baca, former Mayor of Albuquerque (1997-2001) -  director of the Bureau of Land Management at the U.S. Department of the Interior, 1993-94.  State Land Commisssioner, 1981 and 1990.  First political job was as press secretary for Gov. Bruce King, 1974. 

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