John Edwards-Campaign Organization, New Mexico
Edwards for President, Inc.
On January 2, 2003, Sen. Edwards announced formation of a presidential exploratory committee.  Edwards for President, Inc. is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Nick Baldick, a former top Gore operative, is the campaign manager. 

Edwards for President, Inc. New Mexico Leadership

Campaign Headquarters: 620 Roma Ave, NW, Albuquerque
State Director Caroline Buerkle
(announced Dec. 29, 2003) Managed Attorney General Patricia Madrid's successful 2002 campaign and has served as her special assistant in office. Buerkle was Al Gore's state political director during the 2000 presidential campaign, when Democrats won New Mexico's five electoral votes by less than 400 votes. Buerkle previously worked for Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM). Born in Las Cruces, she is a lifelong resident of New Mexico. She graduated from New Mexico State University and has a graduate degree from the University of New Mexico.
Field Director Lilah Pomerance
(announced Dec. 29, 2003) Most recently served as a legislative aide to Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY). In 2000, Pomerance served as campaign field coordinator for Al Gore in Palm Beach County, Florida. Pomerance is a graduate of Columbia University's Barnard College.
Northern New Mexico Coordinator Theresa Trujeque
(announced Dec. 29, 2003) Came to the Edwards campaign after serving as deputy chief administrative officer to Albuquerque Mayor Jim Baca. She was Baca's campaign manager in 1997 and co-manager of Art Trujillo for Land Commissioner in 2002. In 1996 she served as volunteer coordinator for the Clinton/Gore campaign in New Mexico. Trujeque is a native of San Antonio, NM. She was executive director of the Hispanic Culture Foundation in Albuquerque.
Southern New Mexico Coordinator Justin Woolf
(announced Dec. 29, 2003) Previously served as volunteer coordinator of Madrid's 2002 campaign. Raised in Moriarty, NM, he is a graduate of the University of New Mexico.
Volunteer Coordinator Greg Noss
(announced Dec. 29, 2003) Albuquerque resident.
State Chair Patricia Madrid
(endorsement/state chair position announced on April 11, 2003)  Elected New Mexico Attorney General in 1998 and re-elected in 2002.  A native New Mexican, Madrid received her law degree from the University of New Mexico.  She was the first woman elected to New Mexico District Court in 1978.

(announced January 28, 2004)

  • State Sen. Tim Jennings (Dist. 32, Roswell  ...Chaves, Eddy & Otero Counties) rancher
  • State Rep. Bengie Regensberg (Dist. 68, Cleveland  ...Colfax, Guad, Mora, S.M. & Taos Counties)   contractor 
  • New Mexico Veterans Service Commissioner Moise Medina
  • Albuquerque Councilman Rudy Abeyta
  • Santa Fe County Commissioner Paul Campos
  • Former Regional Director for AFL-CIO, Las Cruces S.Q. Chano Merino
  • Mora County Clerk Charlotte Duran
  • Albuquerque City Councilor Miguel Gomez
  • Taos Magistrate Judge Ermilio Martinez
  • Mora School Board member John Romero
  • Espanola School Board member Leroy Salazar
  • Albuquerque Democratic activist Dan Serrano
  • Former Bernalillo County Democratic Party chair Art Trujillo
  • Mora School Board member George Trujillo



    (announced July 17, 2003)
    State Sen. Michael Sanchez (Dist. 29, Belen  ...Valencia County)  attorney
    State Rep. Ken Martinez (Dist. 63, Grants  ...Cibola, McKinley & San Juan Counties)  lawyer
    State Rep. Pauline Ponce (Dist. 58, Roswell  ...Chaves County)  retired
    State Rep. Kandy Cordova (Dist. 7, Belen  ...Valencia County)  retired county clerk
    Santa Fe County Commissioner Mike Anaya
    Socorro City Councilor Ernest Pargas

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    Copyright © 2003, 2004  Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action