Kerry and Allies-Organization, Washington

Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc.  | 1848 Westlake Ave  | Seattle 
State Director Sam Rodriguez
(announced late June 9, 2004, arrived in state June 16, 2004)  Rodriguez came to the campaign from his position as senior advisor to California Secretary of State Kevin Shelley.  Previously he worked as Chief Deputy Director of the Employment Development Department (EDD), appointed by Gov. Gray Davis on Oct. 31, 2000.  Before taking that position he served more than six years with the federal government as the Assistant Director of Communications and Science Education for the United States Department of Energy, Office of Science.  He earned his B.A. from the University of Texas.
Communications Director J.B. Tengco
Came to the campaign from position as media director for the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO.  Previously served as the national communications director for The New Teacher Project.  Worked as a communication relation management account manager and management consultant for eGain Communications and Deloitte & Touche.  An Americorp volunteer with the San Francisco based Partners in School Innovation.  He earned his B.A. from UC Berkeley and a M.P.P. from Columbia University (attended as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow). 

Coordinated Campaign  |  1848 Westlake Ave  | Seattle   Field Offices/Organization
Director Ryan Pennington
Campaign manager on Congressman Rick Larsen's (WA-2) 2002 re-election campaign, and served on Larsen's congressional staff from 2001-03.  In 2000 Pennington managed three state legislative races in Washington's 2nd CD.
Deputy Director Chris Gregorich
Worked on Sen. John Edwards' campaign as Oklahoma field director (Feb. 3 primary) and Washington state coordinator (Feb. 7 caucus).  Community Development Specialist in the City of Seattle's Office of Policy and Management.  Campaign manager for the Sept. 17, 2002 Seattle housing levy campaign.  Field director on Greg Nickels' successful 2001 campaign for Mayor of Seattle.  Regional field director (1st CD) for the Washington State Coordinated Campaign in 2000.
Field Director Noel Frame
Worked as an L.A. for Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA).  Field director on Congressman Brian Baird's (WA-3) 2002 re-election campaign.  Graduate of the George Washington University with a degree in political communications, 2002.  Field organizer in the 2nd CD on the Washington State Coordinated Campaign in 2000.

Field Offices/Organization

Deputy Field/GOTV Director Leslie Martes
Worked on Dick Gephardt's Iowa caucus campaign.  Graduate of Scripps College (Claremont, California), 2002. 
Communications Director Kristin Brost
Brost previously served as communications director for Washington State Democrats starting in March 2003.
Research Assistant Arija Flowers

Latino Vote Project Director Antonio Ginatta
(June 2004) Came to the campaign from position as executive director of the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs.
Latino Vote Project Field Organizer Anabel Romero-Juarez

Native American Vote Project Director Craig Bill
Formerly Political Director for the Lummi Nation (Northwest Washington).

Note: Several other base vote constituencies were handled by field organizers in addition to their regular responsibilities: 
Kerry Wade - African American Outreach, KP Santivong - APIA Outreach, Eric Manke - GLBT Outreach
Technology Director Kelly Merta

Comptroller Tillie Gallagher


Washington State Democratic Central Committee  |  616 First Avenue, Suite 300  |  Seattle >>
State Chair Paul Berendt
Elected chairman in 1994, and re-elected every two years since.  Formerly director of State Senate Democrats' campaign committee. Graduate of Evergreen State University.  Raised in northeastern Washington.

Vice-Chair: Ya-Yue Van    Treasurer: Habib M. Habib    Secretary: Sharon Mast 
Chief of Staff Annette Anderson
Political Director/Webmaster Casey Sugarman
Development Director Nova Gattman
Technology Director Jeremy Sher
Technology Coordinator Kelly Wright
Senior Engineer Andrew Roper
Accounting Specialist Graciela Navarro
Accounting Specialist Tille Gallagher
Office Manager Bertha McDaniel
Office Assistant Kiri Jacobsen
Convention Consultant Jaxon Ravens
Volunteer Bruce Stotler


Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO>>
President:  Rick S. Bender
Secretary Treasurer:  Alan O. Link

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