Dick Gephardt-Campaign Organization, New Mexico
Gephardt for President, Inc.
On January 6, 2003, Rep. Gephardt filed papers with the FEC establishing Gephardt for President Exploratory Committee.  The campaign opened its headquarters in a downtown Washington, DC office building in the first part of February 2003.  Gephardt formally announced his campaign on February 19, 2003 in St. Louis, MO.  Steve Murphy is the national campaign manager.

Gephardt for President, Inc. New Mexico Leadership
Campaign Headquarters: 335 Jefferson, SE  Albuquerque

Southwest Political Advisor/New Mexico and Arizona Moses Mercado
Deputy chief of staff to Gephardt when he was House Democratic Leader.  Worked on Gene Green's (TX-29) campaign, then served as his chief of staff starting in 1993.  Assistant state attorney.  Graduate of University of Texas and South Texas College of Law in Houston.
State Director/Field Director Joon Kim
(started Sept. 23, 2003; originally hired as lead organizer, after about two weeks became field director and as things progressed was the de-facto state director)  Most recently was working in Los Angeles.  In 2002 Kim worked on Oregon Democrats' coordinated campaign, and earlier on Rod Blagojevich's primary campaign for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Illinois.  In 2000 he worked on Texas Democrats' coordinated campaign.  He is a University of Maryland graduate with a degree in International Relations.

1st Congressional District - Michelle Mares

2nd Congressional District - Steven Borg

New Mexico State Chairman Jamie Koch
(announced July 7, 2003)  A longtime Sante Fe businessman and political activist and former state legislator.  Koch put together the financing and framework for Bill Richardson's successful 2002 run for governor.  He ran four-time Governor Bruce King's campaign and was a fundraiser for Martin Chavez's gubernatorial run.  Koch is also a former chair of the state Democratic Party.

New Mexico Building Trades Council, AFL-CIO (17 affiliated local labor unions; Rudy Zamora, Executive Director) ...announced Oct. 23, 2003

Senator Richard Romero, Senator Manny Aragon, Representative James Taylor, and Representative Kiki Saavedra.

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