Howard Dean-Campaign Organization, New Mexico
Dean for America  
On May 30, 2002, Dean mailed the FEC papers establishing Dean for America, a presidential campaign committee.  Dean for America is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont.  Joe Trippi is national campaign manager.
Dean for America New Mexico Leadership
Campaign Headquarters: 2929 Coors Boulevard, Albuquerque
Field Offices:135 E. Griggs, Las Cruces and 907 W. Alameda, Santa Fe
New Mexico State Director Francisco Castillo
(Started September 1, 2003)  As the Southern New Mexico Coordinator for Bill Richardson's campaign in the fall of 2002, Castillo ran the Las Cruces office and oversaw the campaign's efforts in 7-9 southern counties.  He is from Central Texas and was living in Austin at the time he was selected for the Dean campaign.  Castillo did Hispanic outreach for the Texas Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 2000; was Hispanic director for Garry Mauro's 1998 gubernatorial campaign; was Hispanic outreach director for Texas Attorney General Jim Mattox in the 1990 Democratic gubernatorial primary (won by Ann Richards); and worked on Mattox' successful re-election campaign for Attorney General in 1986.  Castillo got his start in campaigns in Galveston, where he was hired as a Criminal District Attorney Investigator with the Galveston County District Attorney's Office, but got involved in the District Attorney's re-election bid. 
Field Director Carlos Trujillo
Carlos is a native of Chimayo NM, and a University of New Mexico Political Science student.  In 2002 he managed a Rio Arriba County Commission campaign, the latest in a long list of local and state campaigns he has worked or volunteered on.  He was appointed the youngest-ever chairman of the Fiesta del Valle de Española in 2001; he and the council put an emphasis on cultural pride and community inclusion.  Carlos has served as a community organizer, mentoring program project director, and community activist.  He is a political junkie who has had a Howard Dean habit since his first meet-up in March.

1st CD Coordinator Loretta A. Naranjo Lopez

A native Albuquerquean. Graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor's degree in Business and a master's from the Architectural and Planning School.  President of AFSCME Local 3022 Management Series union for two years and represented 900 bargaining unit members.  As an AFSCME representative, Loretta worked on several campaigns and lobbied for the State of New Mexico employees contract.  She worked as an associate planner with the City of Albuquerque and retired with 25 years of service. She lives with her husband Jesse Lopez, grandson Elijah and family in Martineztown; a neighborhood she grew up in. 

Las Cruces -- 135 E. Griggs (opened Nov. 6, 2003)
2nd CD Coordinator Earl Greene
Dona Ana County Field Organizer/Outreach Director Georgi Blumenthal
(volunteer) Steven Montano

Santa Fe -- Casa Solana Shopping Center, 907 W. Alameda (opened Nov. 8, 2003)
3rd CD Coordinator Charlotte Roybal

Charlotte has lived in New Mexico for 35 years.  After a stint with state government as a health planner, she was director of St. Vincent Hospital Foundation.  For the last 14 years she has been a consultant to political campaigns, nonprofit organizations and advocacy groups.  She has served as acting director for the Democratic Party of New Mexico, managed many local campaigns and worked for groups such as Common Cause New Mexico, ReVisioning New Mexico and Coalition to Save Our Health Resources.  She is a member of the State Democratic Central Committee.
Santa Fe County Field Organizer Chas McGrath
Chas was born in Panama and lived there and in Mexico City before moving to the United States at age 10.  An artist and photographer living and working in Santa Fe, he had no previous experience in politics before, like many Dean supporters, he got angry about the state of our country, started volunteering for Howard Dean in April 2003 and went on to become the Santa Fe County Coordinator for Dean.
Communications Director Ramona Blaber
Mona worked as a journalist, including more than five years as a copy editor at The Santa Fe New Mexican, before changing careers to become a field organizer on the 2003 Democratic congressional campaign of Carol Roberts in Florida.  She is originally from the Chicago area and moved to Santa Fe in 1997.  She lives with her husband and three stepchildren in Eldorado.
Information Director Robert Adams
Robert has served on the Democratic Party of New Mexico State Central Committee since 1998 and is the vice chairman of the Democratic Party of Santa Fe County.  He has volunteered, worked on and managed several campaigns in New Mexico.  Robert also spends much of his time working to end discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered New Mexicans.  He lives in Santa Fe with his partner Andrew and dog Caésar.
Volunteer Coordinator Jonathan Valdez
Jonathan grew up in Española and graduated from Pojoaque High School, where he was Student Body president, North Central District of Student Councils President, and student School Board representative.  He has volunteered on a number of previous campaigns and attended the Pacific Institute of Community Organizing.  He is taking a break from studying broadcast journalism and political science at UNM.  His work as a fulltime volunteer at the Albuquerque headquarters led to this position.

Fred Harris -- Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairman, 1998-99; US Senator from Oklahoma, 1964-73; DNC Chairman, 1969-70.  Currently a professor of political science at the University of New Mexico.
House Majority Leader Danice Picraux (Dist. 25, Albuquerque)  educator
State Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton (Dist. 19, Albuquerque)  educator
State Sen. Dede Feldman (Dist. 13, Albuquerque)  public relations
Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez
Patti Bushe --  Santa Fe City Councilor
David Coss --  Santa Fe City Councilor
Miguel Chavez --  Santa Fe City Councilor
Karen Heldemeyer --  Santa Fe City Councilor
Patrick Trujillo --  Espanola City Councilor
Diane Albert --  Los Alamos County Councilor
Gary Jaramillo --  Socorro City Councilor
Arthur Rodarte --  Rio Arriba County Assessor, Former State Senator
Anthony Gallegos --  Former Executive Director DPNM, Former Advisor to Sec. Richardson
Danny Hernandez --  Albuquerque Metropolitan Flood Control Authority
David Gomez --  Former Democratic Party NM Vice Chair
Owen Lopez --  Executive Director, McCune Foundation
Robert Ochoa --  Former Chairman Santa Fe Public Schools
Emma Ortiz --  Former DPNM Chairwoman, Gov. Richardson Appointee
Linda Siegle --  Chairwoman Santa Fe Community College BoD
Tim  Kraft --  White House Aide to Pres. Carter
Moises Gonzales --  Former Candidate for State Land Commissioner
David Fardel --  Vice Chair Democratic Party of Sierra County
Robert Adams --  Vice Chair Democratic Party of Santa Fe County
Charlie Trujillo --  Former Candidate for Rio Arriba County Commissioner
Leroy Ortiz --  Former Candidate for Rio Arriba County Commissioner
Manuel Tijerina --  Former Deputy Attorney General
Katherine Tijerina --  Former Cabinet Secretary
Issac Medina --  Member Espanola School Board of Education
LaDonna Harris --  Former Vice Presidential Candidate/Citizens Party


(Sept. 5, 2003)

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