Dick Gephardt-Campaign Organization, Oklahoma
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. Oklahoma Leadership
Campaign Offices
Oklahoma City -- Teamsters Local 866, 3528 W. Reno Ave (announced Nov. 11, 2003)
Tulsa -- 3930 East 31st Street (announced Nov. 11, 2003)

Oklahoma State Director Julie Gibson
(announced Oct. 22, 2003)  Gibson most recently served as chief of staff to Missouri's Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell and chief of staff to Gov. Bob Holden.  During the 2002 election cycle, she served as the Missouri Coordinated Campaign get-out-the-vote director.  In 2000 and 1996, Gibson served as campaign director for the Missouri Democratic Party. In 1994, she managed Alan Wheat's campaign for U.S. Senate, and in 1992, she served as Missouri state director for the Clinton-Gore campaign. 

Regional Coordinators
Central/SW - Michael Allen
NE (Tulsa Office) - Mindy Mazur
South - Scott Blubaugh
North - Paul Muegge

State Legislators
Rep. Kevin Cox (Oklahoma City) 
Rep. Darrell Gilbert (Tulsa)  initially backed Lieberman
Rep. Al Lindley (Oklahoma City)
Rep. Gary Taylor (Dewey)
Sen. Frank Shurden (Henryetta)

Complete Lisiting
On May 1, 2003 the campaign announced its initial Steering Committee.  Starting on November 25, 2003, it has been announcing additional supporters every week in a "Ten Weeks 'til Tuesday" effort.
On January 13, 2004 the campaign announced additional supporters.

On January 6, 2004 the campaign announced another 32 supporters including Rev. John A. Reed, President of the Oklahoma Baptist Convention.

On December 30, 2003 the campaign announced another 44 supporters including State Rep. Gary Taylor of Dewey.

On December 23, 2003 the campaign announced another 19 additional supporters including State Rep. Darrell Gilbert (D-Tulsa) and Rev.. W.R. Casey, President of the Christian Ministers Alliance. 

On December 16, 2003 the campaign announced the endorsement of the Northeastern Oklahoma Labor Council (NOLC), a consortium of more than 20 unions in northeastern Oklahoma, affiliated with the AFL-CIO, and 22 more supporters.

On December 9, 2003 the campaign announced support of 26 more supporters.

On December 2, 2003 the campaign announced support of Oklahoma UAW (more than 7,000 retired and active members; Judy Calhoun, President, Oklahoma UAW Community Action Program (CAP) Council) and 20 more supporters.

On November 25, 2003 the campaign announced 26 more supporters and vowed to announce additional Oklahoma supporters every Tuesday until the primary. 

Oklahoma Building and Construction Trades Council (13 affiliated local labor unions; represents 10,000 members; Jimmy Fish, President) ...endorsement of Gephardt announced on Nov. 11, 2003

On June 10, 2003 the campaign announced additional Steering Committee members.

On May 1, 2003 the campaign announced its Oklahoma Steering Committee, comprising 39 party officials, party delegates and activists.

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