Mexico Democratic Coordinated Campaign Field Organization
- 3301 Central Ave., NE
field office in Wausau for the Wisconsin primary campaign. Worked
for Colorado State Rep. Anne McGihon and did a lot of volunteer work for
the Denver Democrats.
Field Director/CD 1 Regional Director
worked in Pittsburgh, PA for a grassroots membership organization working
for increased US support for international treaties and institutions.
Has a masters degree in International Political Economy from the University
Heights, Nob Hill and University Area
college graduate. From Isleta Pueblo. -also did some
Native American Outreach.
County (just So. of Abq.) & East Mountains
campaigns; started as a volunteer.
Valley (NW Abq.)
Heights and Far Heights
New York where she was working in production.
Communications (last week plus)
Chief of Staff to San Jose (CA) Mayor Ron Gonzales since Aug. 2001.
During the Clinton Administration she held a number of positions including
Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Overseas Private Investment
Corporation (OPIC); working in government relations at HUD; and director
of the White House Intern Program in 1997-98. She worked as a fundraiser
for Mary Landrieu's 1995 campaign for governor in Louisiana.
- 411 Water Street (the old bank building)
field person on Kerry's NM Feb. 3 caucus campaign, then worked as Kerry's
volunteer coordinator for the Feb. 24 Utah primary. B.A. in Political
science from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, 2003. Field
organizer, responsible for four counties, on Art Trujillo's 2002 campaign
for Land Commissioner. From Anthony, NM.
Regional Field Director
on the Kerry campaign in October 2003; ran the Carroll field office during
the Iowa caucus campaign, worked for Kerry as a field staffer in New Mexico
and in Minnesota, and did delegate tracking, specifically outreach and
coordination with delegates from Alaska, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.
M.P.A. from Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs in Austin, 2001.
Worked for Texas State Rep. Craig Eiland, 1998-2000. Worked with
AmeriCorps VISTA at Texas Action for Cooperative Housing in Houston, 1996-97.
Other experience includes finance staffer on one of John Sharp's campaigns
for Texas Lt. Governor and project manager with Diana McIver & Associates
in mid-August 2004) Worked on the Democratic National Convention
as Special Assistant to the Deputy Exec. Dir. of Outreach. Bachelor's
degree in Government from Harvard, 2003. Native of El Paso, Texas.
Luna, Hidalgo Counties
moved from Minnesota to Idaho to work as an organizer for Stand for Children.
From Little Falls, MN.
Chaves and Lea Counties
late Sept. 2004; for the last five weeks of the campaign) Interned
in the political department of the Kerry campaign in June-July, then on
staff in the political department through late September working with Fran
Lalas, and finally transferred to the DNC to be sent into the field.
Graduate of Harvard with a degree in International Relations, 2004.
and Vol. Coordination and Recruitment
from position as senior program assistant at the National Democratic Institute.
Has volunteered on a number of campaigns. Prior to joining NDI in
2002 she worked for commentator Chris Matthews and for a political consulting
firm. Previously worked for a Los Angeles-based capital investment
firm. Graduate of the George Washington University with a degree
in International Affairs.
Cruces/West End of Doña Ana County
Laredo. Experience working on campaigns in Mexico.
Doña Ana County/Organizing Volunteers in El Paso, Texas
the Democratic National Convention. Graduate of Trinity College.
From Wooster, Mass.
in plant biology from Cornell University.
||Dr. Michael Casaus
includes work for Burnside & Associates.
last month of the campaign) Soto came to New Mexico from the DNC,
where she was in charge of the Opportunity (Non-Battleground) regional
press desk. Before joining the DNC, Soto was a Press Aide for the
2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston. Prior to that served
as a Press Secretary to California State Controller Steve Westly.
Soto is a 2002 graduate of Stanford University with a B.A. in Political
Press Secretary (Las Cruces)
Chris Pipa (last week or two)-from the Research Department at the DNC.
Protection: Stephanie Valencia-experience includes work for Sen. Tom
the last three weeks of the campaign) SEIU representative in Orange
County, California. Executive director of the New Mexico Democratic
Party starting in Feb./March 2001. Worked on the 2000 New Mexico
Coordinated Campaign as Southern Regional Field Director; associated with
Burnside & Associates. Worked for Neighbor to Neighbor in Santa
Fe; in New Mexico starting in 1998. California native.
- 947 West Alameda
the government relation consulting firm of Austin Copelin & Reyes on
Dec. 1, 2003. Experience includes seven years on Capitol Hill as
most recently as a policy advisor at the Senate Democratic Policy Committee
(DPC) and legislative director for Congressman Silvestre Reyes (D-TX).
B.A. in political science from California Polytechnic University at San
Luis Obispo. Born and raised in California.
Regional Field Director
has worked in every congressional district in New Mexico. Northern
New Mexico field director on the Yes on 1 and 2 campaign for Gov. Richardson's
constitutional amendments on education, 2003. In 2002 he started
doing consulting; particularly on local races in New Mexico; he also ran
Cathy Belter's special election State Senate race in Virginia. Worked
on some races for Sue Burnside. 1st CD regional field director (Albuquerque)
on the 2000 Coordinated Campaign. Paid canvasser/opposition researcher
on Phil Maloof's congressional campaign in the June 1998 special election.
Graduate of University of New Mexico with B.A. degrees in political science
and communications, 2001. Started volunteering on campaigns when
hew was about 10 years old. Native of Santa Fe.
2004) Communications director on Howard Dean's NM caucus (Feb. 3)
campaign. Field organizer on the 2003 Democratic congressional campaign
of Carol Roberts in Florida. Prior to this political activity, Blaber
worked as a journalist including more than five years as a copy editor
at The Santa Fe New Mexican. She is originally from the Chicago
area and moved to Santa Fe in 1997. Blaber lives with her husband
and three stepchildren in Eldorado.
Organizer - Santa Fe
(started Oct. 1, 2004)
Oldham earned her MBA in Policy from the University of New Mexico just
prior to the campaign. She concentrated on Wildlife Policy and has
worked as a biologist with two of the Northern New Mexico Pueblos as well
as for the Forest Service. Worked on Wall Street before coming to
New Mexico for graduate school. Organizing experience began with
running a theater company in New York with her husband, Nejem Raheem.
B.A. in Theater from Bennington, 1993.
Organizer - Santa Fe
in Aug. 2004) Volunteered on Sen. Edwards' campaign in North Carolina,
and has worked on many local campaigns in North Carolina. From North
Carolina. Graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts with a degree
in American studies. ...Taos is about 70 miles or an hour and
a half drive north of Santa Fe.
Organizer - Taos office (112 Alexander)
last month or so) Steinberger had recently moved up to the Bay Area
in California and wanted to get involved in the campaign before starting
a new job; he found out about the opening in New Mexico through a connection
with SEIU. He had some campaign experience, notably as a field organizer
in Seattle on the campaign against Initiative 747, a statewide tax reform
proposal, in 2001. Master's degree in urban planning from University
of Southern California. B.A. in environmental studies from U.C. Santa
Cruz. ...Espanola is in Rio Arriba County about 25 miles or a
half hour drive north of Santa Fe, 45 miles south of Taos and 18 miles
east of Los Alamos.
Organizer - Espanola office (209 North Riverside)
Vegas, NM. Succeeded Jacob Salazar. ...Las Vegas is a town
of 14,000-plus in San Miguel County about 68 miles or a bit more than an
hour's drive to the west of Santa Fe out I-25.
Organizer - Las Vegas office (158 Bridge Street)
in Aug. 2004) Graduated from University of New Mexico in 2001 with
a B.A. in journalism; has worked primarily in non-profits since that time.
assistant and constituent liaison to Congressman Tom Udall (NM-3) in his
Washington, DC office; announced Nov. 2003. B.A. in History and Political
Science from the University of New Mexico, 2003. Resident of Rio
Rancho; attended Rio Rancho High School.
Came over from the campaign in
Arizona. During the New Hampshire primary Voss worked on Kerry's
campaign as a field organizer in Concord and then Manchester. Campus
organizer for the Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group at the
University of Oregon in Eugene. Graduate of Holy Cross in Worcester,
MA with a degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish, 2001.
|Northern GOTV Director
Pueblos (10 southern pueblos)
New Mexico after an adventure in Greece. Co-managed the cosmetic/fragrance
department at Neiman Marcus in Las Vegas. Graduated from New Mexico
State University in 2000 with a B.S. in Agriculture, Family and Consumer
Sciences, emphasis in Marketing. Born in Albuquerque; from Acoma
American Field Organizer for Southern Pueblos
American Field Organizer for Southern Pueblos
Organizer Ahmed Mahad
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