John Edwards-Campaign Organization, Tennessee
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. Tennessee Leadership
Campaign Headquarters: 2809 Clifton Avenue, Nashville

Tennessee State Director John Winston
Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Director in the 2002 cycle.  Native Virginian.
Political Director Kim Sasser
Field Director on Phil Bredesen's successful 2002 gubernatorial campaign.  Worked in the Tennessee House of Representatives.  A regional field director for the Missouri Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in Kansas City in Fall 2000 after serving as a regional field director for Gore 2000 during the primary season in New Hampshire and Texas.  Degree in History from Vanderbilt University, 1999.
Outreach Director Jerry Maynard

and, on January 26, 2004 the campaign announced 
Field Director Oliver Gottfried
Southeastern Regional Field Directors on Edwards' Iowa Caucus campaign.  A regional field director for the South Dakota Democratic Party during Sen. Tim Johnson's 2002 re-election campaign.  Worked for Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, Inc., in Washington, DC.  B.A. in history from Haverford College.

  • Jill Allen, Memphis
  • Brian Brokaw, Middle Tennessee
  • David Cooling, Knoxville
  • Mike Edwards, West Tennessee
  • Jason Hirsch, Chattanooga
  • Matt McGrath, Memphis
  • Jonathan Pahl, Middle Tennessee
  • Lee Porterfield, Northeast Tennessee
  • Ryan Ramsey, Middle Tennessee



    On Feb. 4, 2004 the campaign annouced the support of more than 200 elected officials and party leaders.

    On Jan. 29, 2004 the campaign announced the endorsements of 19 prominent African-American ministers from across Tennessee.

    Rep. Nathan Vaughn (Kingsport, District 2)   1/28/04

    Early Endorsements
    Sen. Roy Herron (Dresden, District 24)   10/2/03     note: Herron was state director for the Gore-Lieberman campaign in 2000.
    House Majority Leader Kim McMillan (Clarksville, District 67)   6/19/03
    House Majority Floor Leader Rob Briley (Nashville, District 52)     6/19/03
    Rep. Mike McDonald (Portland, District 44)     6/19/03

    Bob Clement, former Congressman for Tennessee's fifth district     6/4/03; named as campaign chair on 2/2/04
    former State Senator Anna Belle Clement O'Brien     10/2/03


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