Kerry and Allies-Organization, New Hampshire

Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.  |  311A Lincoln St.  |  Manchester 
State Director Nick Clemons >
Served as field director on Kerry's New Hampshire primary campaign starting on Jan. 27, 2003 through to the primary; he also served as Kerry's state director for the March 2 Maryland primary.  Field director for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign and her 2000 re-election campaign.  Campaign manager on Manchester Mayor Bob Baines' 2001 re-election campaign.  Worked for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen in the Office of Citizen Affairs and as scheduler.  Graduate of UNH with a degree in history.
Communications Director Eric Schultz
Worked in the press department on Kerry's New Hampshire primary campaign and later as press secretary on Kerry's New York primary campaign.
Judy Reardon
Deputy National Director for Northern New England on Kerry's NH primary campaign.  Served as legal counsel to Gov. Jeanne Shaheen during the six years of her administration.  Took a leave to work as communications director on Shaheen's 2000 re-election campaign and served as communications director on Shaheen's 1996 campaign.  Reardon served as a state representative from 1985 through 1988 and was Democratic whip in 1987-1988. 

New Hampshire Business Leaders Steering Committee (announced Sept. 16, 2004)

also note:
Karen Hicks, who served as New Hampshire State Director for the Dean campaign, is the DNC's National Field Director.

Coordinated Campaign 311A Lincoln St.  |  Manchester   & New Hampshire Democratic Party  |  2 1/2 Beacon Street  |  Concord 
Chair Kathleen Sullivan
Chair since 1999.  Member of the Manchester law firm of Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C..  B.A., Georgetown University, College of the Holy Cross, 1976.  J.D., Cornell University, 1981.
Executive Director Michael Vlacich
Served as a business and industrial recruitment and retention specialist for the Department of Resources and Economic Development; as special assistant for policy, focusing on economic development and technology, and earlier as scheduler, to Gov. Jeanne Shaheen; and as an organizer for the Concord Coalition.  Graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1995.
Deputy Executive Director Justin Slattery
Bachelor's degree in political science from UNH, 2003.  Deputy finance director on Mark Fernald's 2002 gubernatorial campaign.  Graduate of Pelham High School, where he was president of the student government in his senior year.
Political Director Steve Gerencser
(started April 2004)  First post-primary NH staffer for the Kerry campaign, March-April 2004.  Deputy political director on Howard Dean's New Hampshire primary campaign from mid-Feb. 2003 to Feb. 2004.  Field staffer on the 2002 NH Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign in Keene, responsible for Cheshire County and western Hillsborough County.  B.S. in environmental studies from the University of Vermont, 2000.
Field Director Jeremy Hastings
(started in May 2004-the first field director hired in the country)  During the primary campaign served as Massachusetts field director for the Kerry campaign, regional GOTV desk in New Hampshire for the primary, and as a regional GOTV lead for the Tennessee primary.  Deputy field director for John Kerry's Senate re-election campaign in 2002.  Regional field director in 2000 in Southeast Ohio.  Graduate of Clark University, with a B.A. in biology, 2001. 
CD 1 Desk Sarah Holmes
Strafford regional director for Howard Dean's NH primary campaign (from June 16, 2003; announced July 9, 2003).  May 2003 graduate of UNH with a degree in political science; president of College Democrats at UNH, 2002-03.  From Charlestown, NH.
CD 2 Desk Gerry McDonough
Attorney with Holtz & Reed, Boston, Massachusetts, and long-time political consultant.  General Counsel for Mass. State Treasurer Shannon O'Brien, 1999-2003.  Chairman, Ward 11 Democratic Committee, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Has worked and volunteered on campaigns going back to RFK in 1968, and has also worked as a high school teacher, a union organizer, and a labor mediator.  Graduate of Suffolk University Law School: M.S. from UMass Amherst Labor Center, and undergraduate degree from Boston College.
Statewide Field Support James Coleman


F I E L D   O F F I C E S

Press Secretary Kathleen Strand
Worked on Daniel Hynes' campaign for the 2004 Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Illinois.  Deputy press secretary on Rep. Dick Gephardt's Iowa caucus campaign.  Worked in Rep. Dick Gephardt's leadership office.  Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri.
Press Department Billy Tranghese

Senate Caucus Communications Lauren Lafaro

Volunteer Coordinator Nicole Cirillo
Amy Morse
During the NH primary campaign Amy Morse served as volunteer coordinator in the Kerry campaign's Concord office.  She grew up in Concord, NH and is a 2003 graduate of UMass.
Out-of-State Volunteer Coordinator Amanda Tobey
Worked as a volunteer coordinator in Boston for the Democratic National Convention Committee.  B.A. in Political Science from Holy Cross, 2001.
Student Organizer Melanie Gleason
Interned on the NH campaign in summer 2004.  Student in political communication at the University of Texas at Austin.  Has interned with Amnesty International and with Public Citizen.
Latino Outreach Nurys Camargo

GOTV Director Lynda Tocci
Tocci served a State Director for Kerry in Massachusetts during the primary campaign and also headed up his get out the vote effort in the New Hampshire primary.  In 2002 she was a consultant on Shannon O'Brien's Massachusetts gubernatorial race.  Directed public relations at USTrust Bank in Boston.  GOTV coordinator for the 2000 Democratic Coordinated Campaign in New Hampshire.  Advisor to O'Brien's 1998 campaign for state treasurer.  Field Director for Sen. Edward Kennedy's re-election campaign, 1993.  Worked in the Boston office of the Feminist Majority.  She has been working on Democratic campaigns since 1989.  Tocci graduated from Wheaton College with a bachelor's degree in 1989 and from Simmons Graduate School of Management with a MBA in 1998.  Native of Leominster.
GOTV Adam Hinds
Upper Valley regional coordinator on Kerry's NH primary campaign.  Worked as campaign coordinator and field director for congressional campaigns in the 2000 and 1998 cycles. 
Surrogate Scheduler Liz Ignacio
Served as a receptionist and a special assistant for citizen affairs for Gov. Jeanne Shaheen and as a legislative aide for the New Hampshire State Senate. Graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2000. 
Advance Director Mark Bubriski
Served as Special Projects Coordinator for the 2004 Democratic National Convention.  Graduate of Dartmouth College, 2002 (served as managing editor of the Dartmouth).
Special Events Coordinator Tony Smith
Managed strategic communications for the New Hampshire Democratic Party with emphasis on John Lynch's gubernatorial campaign.  Graduated from UMass Amherst with an undergraduate degree in Economics and from Boston University with an MBA.
IT Director Brian Dumez
Director of IT for Sen. Kerry's NH primary campaign.  Previously worked for Cabletron.  1997 graduate of UNH with a degree in Computer Science.  Originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas, Dumez grew up in New Hampshire.
Finance Director Jennifer Kuzma
Named as the party's field and political director in July 2003.  Senior scheduler for Marian Wright Edelman at the Children's Defense Fund in Washington DC, first half of 2003.  Worked in Gov. Jeanne Shaheen's office from 1999-Jan. 2003, much of that time as scheduler.  Western tier field coordinator for Gov. Shaheen's 1998 re-election campaign.
Legal Coordinator Quentin Palfrey
Associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York (joined in 2003; took leave to serve as legal coordinator).  Law Clerk to Judge Max Rosenn, US Court of Appeals for the 3d Circuit, 2002-03.  Served as an aide to Congressman John Tierney (D-MA), 1997-98.  In 1996 worked on Phil Johnston for Congress and Kerry for Senate/Democratic Coordinated Campaign.  Graduate of Harvard Law School, 2002, and of Harvard College, 1996.
"The Democratic Party's legal operation in NH was focused on ensuring that all eligible voters be allowed to vote and have their votes counted.  We had a core group of lawyers involved well in advance of the election, and over 450 trained lawyers at polling locations across the state on election day to assist in voter protection efforts.  All lawyers involved in the campaign were trained in person.  The greatest challenge the campaign faced in NH was ensuring that students understood their rights to vote.  The NH legal effort was closely coordinated with legal efforts across the country.  In addition to reporting to the Democratic Coordinated Campaign in NH, I also reported to the DNC in Washington and worked closely with the Kerry campaign lawyers."

Office Manager/Director of Operations Abbe Ross
Deputy Director of the NH Senate Democratic Caucus from February to July of 2004.  Office Manager on Wesley Clark's NH primary campaign.  NH Office Manager for Graham for President campaign starting Aug. 18, 2003.  Formerly voter file manager and intern coordinator at the NHDP.  Graduated from Rivier College in Nashua, May 2003.
Front Desk John Collado


Americans Coming Together |  195 McGregor St., Suite 320  |  Manchester >>opened in November 2003
State Director Dennis Newman
(started Sept. 2003)  Massachusetts State Director for Gore-Lieberman in 2000.  Field Director for the Clinton/Gore '96 and Democratic Coordinated Campaign in New Hampshire.  Since 1985, in addition to his political organizing work, Newman has maintained a Boston law practice specializing in legislative issues and election law.  He served as Lead Counsel in Palm Beach County for the Gore recount effort in 2000.  Law degree from Boston College Law School; undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
Deputy State Director/Communications Director Delacey  Skinner
Served as press secretary on Howard Dean's South Carolina campaign starting in Dec. 2003.  Taught English to freshmen and  worked as a PR consultant for grassroots organizations.  B.A. in political science and a M.A. in English literature from the College of Charleston.
Field Director Josh Glasheen
Deputy state director of Howard Dean's NH primary campaign; started Feb. 1, 2003.  A finance staffer on Martha Fuller Clark's 2002 congressional campaign.  Graduate of American University in Washington, DC.
Deputy Field Director Bob Lauro
Regional director in the Keene office on Howard Dean's New Hampshire primary campaign.  2003 graduate of Keene State College with a degree in Communications. 
(Succeeded Aaron Holmes, who left to go to law school).

Field Office
2655 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway Village  opened on July 15, 2004. (Eamonn Donovan/Neil Alpert)

Regional Field Coordinators:
Melissa Byrne, Ben Clifford, Stephany Collamore, Ben Doyle, Mark Evans, Mike Kaufman, Jess Mantooth, Yaron Miller, Scotty Nichols, Graham Roth, Maeghan Silverberg, Olivia Zink
Canvass Director Dan Buttrey
Worked on Sen. Edwards' NH primary campaign in the Portsmouth office.  Graduated from Michigan State in 2004.

Canvass Team Leaders:
Ari Appel, Avishay Artsy, Amy Goodman, Mary Heslin, Tim  Razel
GOTV Coordinator Sue Meehan

IT Director Justin Wilds

Press Secretary Noreen Nielsen
Served as press assistant for the Think About It Maine campaign run by Grassroots Solutions in 2003.  Associate Director for the Wisconsin Newslab, a research project conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison in conjunction with the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, analyzing local news coverage of the 2002 elections.  Graduated with a B.A. in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Press Assistant Emily Daniels

Volunteer Coordinator Emily Mintz
Worked on Sen. Kerry's NH primary campaign in the West Lebanon field office.
Massachusetts Volunteer Coordinator Georgia Hollister Isman

Campus Organizer Mollie Meikle
 B.A. in creative writing from Bard College, 2003. 

College organizers in Durham, Dartmouth, Plymouth and Keene:
UNH - Pia Carusone; Dartmouth - Tam Doan; Plymouth College - Alexis Prieur; Keene State - Jessica Fisher
Senior Coordinator Tom Deary
A former General Electric machinist and member of IUE Local 201; served as an IUE international representative for 30 years. 
Director of Operations Hailey Arends

America Votes
New Hampshire Organizing Director Heather Stone
Events Director for New Hampshire for Health Care, project of the SEIU, during the New Hampshire primary.  Worked at the Turner Foundation where she managed an $8 million funding program.  She has also spent significant time in Texas politics working on health care legislation in the state legislature and on many state campaigns.  Stone worked for the Texas Freedom Network and co-ran her own political fundraising and event planning business.

MoveOn PAC's Leave No Voter Behind(volunteer-based precinct organizing program)
Matt Wilson of Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. coordinated the Leave No Voter Behind Campaign in New Hampshire and Maine.  Previously he directed Toxics Action Center, a New England based environmental group, for 16 years.  He is a 1983 graduate of Dartmouth College. 

NH AFL-CIO 161 Londonderry Turnpike  |  Hooksett 
President: Mark MacKenzie - International Association of Fire Fighters Local 856
Executive Vice President: John Amrol - Service Employees International Union Local 1984
Secretary-Treasurer: William Stetson - American Federation of Teachers Local 8027

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