John Kerry-Campaign Organization
Primary and Caucus Edition: A sketch of the Kerry organization in early 2004   in the states >
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On December 4, 2002, Sen. Kerry filed papers with the FEC establishing John Kerry for President Inc., an exploratory committee.  James M. Jordan served as the campaign manager for the first eleven-plus months; however, on November 10, 2003 Kerry announced that Mary Beth Cahill would take over.  previous>
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Campaign Manager Mary Beth Cahill
(announced Nov. 10, 2003, replacing Jim Jordan)   Chief of staff to Sen. Edward Kennedy.  Director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House, appointed Feb. 1999.  Executive director of EMILY's List and previously the organization's political director.  Cahill has managed a number of gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, congressional, and other political campaigns.  Served as director of personnel and as director of the Washington, D.C., office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under Gov. Michael Dukakis.  Cahill has worked on the staffs of Reps. Robert Drinan and Barney Frank.  She received her B.A. degree from Emmanuel College, 1976. 
Deputy Campaign Manager Marcus Jadotte
(announced May 28, 2003)  Recently served as chief of staff in the office of Rep. Peter Deutsch (D-FL).  In 2000 Jadotte was the Gore-Lieberman campaign's Florida state director.  During the Clinton administration he worked in the Department of Labor in the Office of the Deputy Secretary and in Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.  In 1998 he served as political director on the MacKay-Dantzler campaign for governor of Florida.  In 1996 he was a regional director on the Clinton-Gore re-election campaign in Florida.  Jadotte was special assistant to the late Gov. Lawton Chiles, and communications director for the Florida AFL-CIO.  He has worked in the Florida House of Representatives and in the Agency for Health Care Administration. 
Deputy Campaign Manager Steve Elmendorf
(Jan. 2004-after Gephardt withdrew)  Served as chief of staff and senior advisor on Rep. Dick Gephardt's campaign. Chief of staff to Gephardt in the House Democratic Leader's office from January 1997; deputy chief of staff to Gephardt from July 1992.  He earlier served as chief of staff to Rep. Dennis Eckart (D-OH) and deputy chief of staff to Sen. Brock Adams (D-WA).  Elmendorf worked on the national field staff of Mondale for President.  He is a 1982 graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT; he majored in history. 


Political Director Luis Navarro
(started late Jan. 2003-served through late Feb. 2004)  Served as National Political Director of the SEIU through January 2003.  Previously at the DNC, where he directed regional desks.  Southeast Coordinator at the DCCC; Voter File Director for the North Carolina Democratic Party.  Worked as Admin. Assistant to Rep. Vic Fazio (D-CA) and to Rep. Al Wynn (D-MD).  Navarro earned a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland.
Leonard Joseph Amy Dacey Crystal King Jonathan Epstein
Lisa Garcia

Director of Ballot Access and Delegate Operations Jonathan Adashek
Manager of Communications and Events for the California-based Pulsent Corporation.  During the Clinton Administration he worked in the U.S. Treasury Department, first as a Senior Advisor on issues ranging from Social Security and Medicare to electronic commerce, and then as Advisor to the Secretary and Director of Strategic Planning, Scheduling and Advance; he also helped organize a number of international events, including the Stability Pact Conference of the Sarajevo Summit (July 1999), the NATO 50th Anniversary Summit (April 1999) and the Denver Summit of the Eight; and served in the White House Special Projects Office.  He was an associate director for the 1996 Presidential Inaugural. 


Communications Director Stephanie Cutter
(announced Nov. 11, 2003)  Cutter was named as Communications Director for the 2004 Democratic National Convention in July.  Previously she served as Communications Director for Senator Edward M. Kennedy.  Cutter worked for President Clinton as the Deputy Communications Director at the White House and as the Associate Administrator for Communications at the U.S. EPA.  Cutter has participated in the press operation of the last three conventions -- Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Originally from Raynham, Massachusetts, Cutter is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Smith College in Northampton, MA. 
Deputy Communications Director David Wade
Communications Director in Kerry's Senate office.  Served as national president of College Democrats of America (and addressed the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago).  Graduate of Brown University, 1997.
Deputy Communications Director Katie McCormick-Lelyveld
Prior to joining the campaign McCormick-Lelyveld worked as an Associate at The Harbour Group, LLC.  Previously she spent two years as a White House intern in the Office of former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Graduated from Georgetown University in 2001 with a B.A. in psychology and English. 
Deputy Press Secretary David DiMartino
(on leave from Sen. Nelson's office; started on the campaign in November 2003 and left after the February 3 primaries)  Communications director for Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE).  Deputy communications director at the DSCC in the 2000 cycle.  Worked for Sen. Kerry from 1993-97, including personal assistant/advance person for Kerry in his Boston office from 1994-97 and advance on Kerry's 1996 campaign.  Graduate of the University of New Hampshire in 1991 with a B.A. in communication.
Deputy Press Secretary Christine Anderson
Deputy Press Secretary Dag Vega
Deputy national spokesman for the Gore-Lieberman campaign.  Office Manager, Office of the Press Secretary at the White House, 1998. 

Executive Assistant - Press Office: Adam Abrams

Press Advance (through mid-March 2004): Carrie James

Senior Advisor Michael Meehan
(Nov. 2003)  "On leave" from position as vice president for politics, campaigns and strategy for NARAL Pro-Choice America, where he started in May 2003.  In the 2002 cycle Meehan was senior counselor/director of message development and polling for the Democratic National Committee.  Previously political director to Sen. Tom Daschle.  In 1996 he was press secretary for Sen. Kerry's re-election campaign.
Director of Speechwriting Andrei Cherny
(July 2003)  Cherny was a candidate for the California 40th District Assembly seat in the March 2002 Democratic primary after serving as Senior Policy Advisor to Assembly Speaker Robert Hertzberg from 1999 to 2001.  Author of The Next Deal: The Future of Public Life in the Information Age (Feb. 2001).  2000 Platform Director of the Democratic National Committee.  Founding Editor of Blueprint: Ideas for a New Century.  Senior Speechwriter and advisor to Vice President Al Gore; "the youngest White House Speechwriter in all of American history."  Graduate of Harvard College.  Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. 
Deputy Speechwriter Jon Favreau
started as National Press Assistant.  Graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester,  Mass., 2003 with a degree in political science; class valedictorian.  Worked as a press intern for Kerry in Spring 2001.  From North Reading, Mass. 


The Internet Team started with the hiring of Luis Miranda as Cyber Organizer in June 2003.  He converted the site from the re-election site to the campaign launch site,
which debuted in August 2003.  Miranda was responsible for developing Flash animations, editing "On The Road" videos and building out the team, as part of the broader effort to build an online campaign.
Key early additions included Morra Aarons as Director of Internet Communications, managing the initial online email campaigns and fundraising efforts; Mike Nemec as an Internet Team Member; and Sanford Dickert, who as the Chief Technology Officer managed the relaunch of the website in early November 2003 and worked to build the infrastructure to support the growth of the Kerry site for the start of the primaries.  And there was growth; for example the email list grew from 30,000 at the start to more than 300,000 by Iowa.

At the start of December 2003, the campaign brought Josh Ross in as Director of Internet Strategy; he spent a couple of months transitioning the team and gearing up for the General Election.  Ross brought a Silicon Valley professional quality to the web operations, revamping the site in time for the Democratic Convention
and launching a set of web organizing tools.

Director of Internet Strategy Josh Ross
(started consulting in Oct. 2003; on staff start of Dec. 2003)  Previously worked as a technology executive in Silicon Valley.  COO of V2 Group, Vice President of USWeb Corp. and CEO of NetWORKERS.
Chief Technology Officer Sanford Dickert
(Started Sept. 15, 2003)  Director at Rawlings Atlantic Limited, a private equity consulting firm based in London.  He served as Vice President of Internet Products for Interoute Telecommunications, one of Europe's leading telecommunications service providers, and as the founding Chief Technology Officer for The Hot Group, one of England's most successful online recruitment sites.  During the 2000 cycle he was the founding Director of Marketing for eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups).  He has also worked for Accenture, Cray Research and IBM.  Dickert holds a B.S. in Engineering from Purdue University and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. 

Director of Internet Operations/Cyber Organizer Luis Miranda
(Started June 2003)  Consultant for SEIU in Florida in 2002, running their political program to drive turnout.  In 2000 he worked on the Coordinated Campaign in Florida as Regional Field Director for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties and then worked on the recount.  Researcher for the DCCC, 1999-2000.  Degree in Political Science from Florida Atlantic University.
Internet Communications Morra Aarons
(Started Aug. 2003)  Deputy Fundraising Director for John Kerry for President, overseeing Internet fundraising and online marketing.  Before joing the campaign Aarons was Head of Marketing and Public Relations for, Europe's number one travel Web site and Senior Marketing Manager at iVillage UK.  During the 2000 cycle she served as New York based iVillage's Public Relations and Public Affairs manager and worked on its "Election 2000" program.  Aarons holds a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University. (source: IPDI Politics Online Conference 2004)
Blogmaster Dick Bell
(Started Aug. 2003)  In his first posting, on Aug. 16, Bell wrote, "I'm Kerry supporter from way back. I was on John Kerry's first Senate campaign in 1984, and have been involved with his efforts off and on for the past twenty years."
Internet Team Mike Nemec
(the initial "web guy"; doing most of the grunt web updating work as well as Flash)  Came from the Peace Corps.  Nemec had no previous web experience, and when Ross arrived he moved over to the Briefing Book group.
Volunteer Coordinator and Director of Customer Service Dave Patten
(started volunteering for Kerry's leadership PAC, Citizen Soldier Fund, in August 2002; on campaign staff in Jan. 2003--answering incoming emails to  Prior to the campaign Patten had a long career as a sales, marketing and communications executive for US and multinational companies including Citicorp, Loral CyberStar, Iridium, LLC, WinStar Communications, Inc. and 14 years with MCI Telecommunications.  M.B.A. from Boston University.  B.S. degree from Ithaca College. 



Policy Director Sarah Bianchi
(joined the campaign in early 2003)  Previosly senior counsel on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee.  Policy director for the DSCC.  Deputy Issues Director on Vice President Gore's 2000 campaign.  Worked for about five years in the Clinton White House first as Associate Director for Health Policy at the Domestic Policy Council, and as Senior Health Care Policy Advisor to the Vice President, and a Senior Policy Advisor at the National Economic Council.  Graduate of Harvard University.  Born and raised in Atlanta, GA. 
Deputy Policy Director Heather Higginbottom
(joined the campaign in April 2003)  Deputy Legislative Director in Senator Kerry's office from Jan.-April 2003, after serving as a Legislative Assistant responsible for a variety of domestic policy issues starting in July 1999.  Earned a Masters of Public Policy from the George Washington University.  Worked at Communities In School, an education non-profit in Washington.  Graduate of the University of Rochester with a B.A. in Political Science. 
Policy Analyst Brian Levine
(joined the campaign in August 2003)  B.A. in Government from Harvard College.


Research Director Mike Gehrke
Worked at the DSCC, 2001-2003.  Research Director in the Clinton White House, 1999 to Jan. 2001.  Worked with AFL-CIO Political Department/Labor '98 program, 1997-99. Research Director for Citizen Action, 1995-97.
Deputy Research Director Anne Davis
Research Analyst Simon Sargent
Research Analyst David Schnitzer



Finance Director Peter Maroney
Kerry's Finance Director since September 1997.  Previously, Maroney served as Finance Director for Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA) from 1992-97.  Maroney started out under the current Democratic Party Chairman, Terry McAuliffe, working for former House Minority Leader Richard Gephardt as Deputy Finance Director in 1991.  He is a 1990 graduate of Rollins College with a B.A. in History and is originally from Philadelphia.
Director of Grassroots Fundraising Kerry Greeley

Treasurer Robert Farmer
Farmer gained fame as finance director for Michael Dukakis' 1988 presidential campaign.  Earlier he raised money for John Anderson's independent campaign in 1980 and John Glenn's 1984 campaign.  In 1992 raised money for Bill Clinton's campaign and he then gained the position of U.S. consul general to Bermuda.

Finance Chair: Louis B. Susman
(announced March 5, 2003) Chicago-based vice chairman of Salomon Smith Barney Investment Banking; he joined the firm in June 1989.  Previously Susman was a senior partner at the St. Louis-based law firm of Thompson & Mitchell.  Susman served as finance chairman for Bill Bradley's 2000 presidential campaign and served in a senior capacity on Gephardt's 1988 campaign.  He has been a member of the DNC from Missouri for 12 years.
NY fundraising:
CA fundraising
Silicon Valley fundraising:
NJ finance chair:
Jamie Whitehead
Dan Burrell
Mark Gorenberg >
Clay Constantinou
(Atlanta) Southern Finance Director: Kristin Oblander
Deputy Southern Finance Director:  Adam Abrams

S C H E D U L I N G   A N D   A D V A N C E

Scheduling Director Kaaren Hinck
Deputy Scheduling Director Alyssa Mastromonaco 
Prior to the campaign worked as Congressman Boucher's (D-VA) press secretary in his congressional office in Washington.  Worked in Kerry's Senate office in Boston.  Worked in New York City for a number of years.  Graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1998.  Grew up in Rhinebeck, NY. 

Scheduling Desks: Amy Brundage and Teri Krinvick

Advance Director Greg Hale
(started Aug. 2003)  Prior to joining the campaign Hale was working at consulting in Little Rock.  He handled event and media logistics for former President Bill Clinton, 2001-02.  Hale was a lead advance staffer for Vice President Al Gore during the 2000 campaign including overseeing the advance operation in Iowa leading up to the caucuses.  He worked on planning trips for President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1997-99.  Worked on Clinton/Gore '96 and the 1992 Clinton for President campaign.  Graduate of the University of Arkansas. 
Deputy Advance Director Parita Shah

Advance Desk: David Sandler


Traveling Assistant Marvin Nicholson
Formerly worked in Kerry's Senate office.  Served as Kerry's driver; interned in Kerry's Senate office in 2000.  Moved to Massachusetts from Canada in 1998 (holds dual citizenship).  Graduate of the University of Western Ontario. 
Intern and Volunteer Coordinator Chad Lennox
Native of rural North Carolina.  Served as Executive Director of the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation in Columbia, SC starting in 1999.  Master's degree from the University of South Carolina; bachelor's degree from Furman University.
Senior Strategist Jill Alper
Alper joined the Dewey Square Group as a principal in January 2001, establishing the firm's campaign division.  Worked on media planning and coordinated campaign strategies at Squier/Knapp/Dunn during the 2000 cycle.  Political Director at the DNC for the 1998 cycle.  Coordinated Campaign Director at the DNC, 1994-96.  Other campaign experience includes: Michigan State Director for Clinton/Gore in 1992; Deputy Political Director at the DSCC; Deputy Manager to Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) in 1990; Coordinated Campaign Manager to Wilder/Beyer/Terry in Virginia in 1989; Field Director in special congressional elections for John Vinich and Jill Long in 1989; and several positions for Dukakis for President in 1987-1988.  Alper earned a B.A. in Political Science/Philosophy from Boston College.
Chief Financial Officer Matthew Butler
(hired by Kerry in April 2002)  Butler served as Chief Financial Officer for The Kerry Committee (Sen. Kerry's 2002 Senate campaign), the Citizen Soldier Fund (Sen. Kerry's Leadership PAC), and then for John Kerry for President through the contested primary season.  Formerly, he worked as an attorney with the Haight, Brown & Bonesteel, LLP in Los Angeles.  He worked for the Democratic National Committee's national Coordinated Campaign effort in 2000 and on the 1996 Clinton re-election campaign.   He holds a B.A. in International Studies from American University, 1994, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law, 2000.  Butler is a native of Columbus, Ohio. 
General Counsel Mark E. Elias
Partner at Perkins Coie.  Also Counsel to the DSCC.  Duke University School of Law, J.D., with honors, and Duke University, M.A. in Political Science, both 1993; Hamilton College, B.A. in Government and History, 1990.


Jim Margolis (GMMB)
Margolis is a senior partner at GMMB.  The firm began in 1983; it now has a staff of over 100 and is a Fleishman-Hillard Company.

Bob Shrum collaborating with Margolis
Shrum has produced political advertising since 1985 and is chairman of Shrum, Devine & Donilon.  Has worked on numerous U.S. Senate, gubernatorial and mayoral
 campaigns as well as a number of campaign overseas.  Before signing on with Kerry, he advised Sen. John Edwards' New American Optimists in 2002.  Senior advisor to Vice President Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign. Press Secretary to Sen. Edward Kennedy, 1980-84, and served as Sen. Kennedy's principal speechwriter during
and after the 1980 presidential campaign.  Staff Director and Chief Counsel of the United States Senate Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs.  Principal speechwriter to Sen. George McGovern in the 1972 Democratic campaign for President.  Graduate of Harvard Law School and Georgetown University.  Grew up in Los
Angeles, California. 

S T R A T E G I S T S  /  A D V I S O R S

Michael J. Whouley
(Started with the Kerry campaign in Nov. 2003 reviving Kerry's Iowa caucus effort).  Partner in the Dewey Square Group, which he founded in 1993.  Chief political strategist at the DNC during the 2000 general election.  During the 2000 primaries oversaw strategy and field operations in Iowa and NH for Gore 2000.  National campaign manager for Vice President Gore in the 1996 re-election campaign.  Director of the Office of Priority Placement in the White House Office of Personnel during the Transition to the Clinton Administration.  National field director for Clinton/Gore '92; organized Bill Clinton's win in the Florida straw poll in Dec. 1991.  Kentucky state director for the Dukakis campaign in Fall 1988.  Worked on Joe DeNucci's campaign for Massachusetts Auditor in 1986.  Worked on Kerry's 1984 U.S. Senate campaign.  Directed field operations on John Kerry's successful 1982 campaign for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts.  Ward 15 coordinator for Joseph Timilty's campaign for mayor of Boston in 1979.  Graduate of Boston College.  Native of Dorchester. 
Minyon Moore
Moore joined the Dewey Square Group heading up its state and local affairs shop.  She served as chief operating officer at the DNC, responsible for the day-to-day running of the party, after directing DNC chair Terry McAuliffe's transition in the first part of 2001.  Appointed as White House deputy director of political affairs in Feb. 1997 she became director of public liaison in May 1998 and finished as director of political affairs.  In the 1996 cycle she served as national political director at the DNC.  In 1988 she was national deputy field director for Rev. Jesse Jackson's campaign, Jackson's convention coordinator, and in the fall national deputy field director for the Dukakis campaign.  She also worked on Jackson's 1984 campaign.  Moore is a native of Chicago.
David J. Morehouse
(Senior advisor to the campaign from July 2003; announced as Communcations Director on Oct. 27 2003; then back to being senior advisor).  Has worked at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government since June 2001.  Served in the White House as Senior Counselor and Trip Director to Vice President Al Gore.  During the first term of the Clinton Administration, Morehouse served in a number of senior positions including Director of Strategic Planning in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP).  Morehouse is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and started his career as a welder and high-steel connector, member of Boilermakers Local 154.

N A T I O N A L   S T E E R I N G   C O M M I T T E E

Chair Jeanne Shaheen
Narrowly lost campaign for U.S. Senate in 2002.  Elected Governor of New Hampshire in 1996 and re-elected in 1998 and 2000.  Elected to the New Hampshire State Senate in 1990 and served three two year terms.  With Sue Casey Shaheen helped engineer Sen. Gary Hart's win in the 1984 New Hampshire primary.  Owned and managed a small business.  Taught high school in Mississippi and New Hampshire.  Master's degree in political science from the University of Mississippi, 1973.  Bachelor's degree in English from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, 1969. 

National Veterans Coordinator
John Hurley

Women for Kerry
National Co-Chairs
Susan Liss
Robin Leeds

Latino Steering Committee:
National Co-Chairs announced Jan. 10, 2004
 Former HUD Secretary and Former Mayor of San Antonio Henry Cisneros - Texas 
   Former Small Business Administrator Aida Alvarez - California
   House Speaker Ben Lujan - New Mexico
   Los Angeles Councilman Antonio Villaraigosa - California

National African American Steering Committee:
Co-Chairs announced Jan. 10, 2004
U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr. - Tennessee
U.S. Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald - California
U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks - New York
Manhattan Borough President C. Virginia Fields - New York
Joel Ferguson, Regent of Michigan State University - Michigan

   519 C Street, NE, Washington, DC     --     197 Portland Street, 3rd Floor, Boston    --   101 West Grand Ave., Suite 200, Chicago     --    1100 Spring Street, Suite 360, Atlanta    --   3200 Travis St., 3rd Floor, Houston   --   6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 225, Los Angeles    --    201 S. Biscayne Blvd, Suite 2700, Miami Center, Miami    --    373 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor, New York   --    50 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 
Primary and Caucus Headquarters:
1500 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 
195 McGregor St., Center Entrance, Manchester, NH 
1200 Main Street (corner of Main & Gervais), Suite 1000, Columbia, SC
3806 N. 3rd Street, Suite 102, Phoenix, AZ
91 Lukens Dr., Suite A, New Castle, DE
4092 Robert Ave., St. Louis, MO and 204 W. Linwood Blvd., Kansas City, MO
301 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM
3333 East Broadway, Bismarck, ND and 1137 19th Ave. North, Suite 1206, Fargo, ND
26100 American Drive, Suite 200, Southfield, MI
316 Occidental South, Suite 400, Seattle, WA
 3805 Cutshaw Avenue, Suite 100, Richmond, VA
1130 8th Avenue South, Suite 137, Nashville, TN
125 West Mifflin St., Madison, WI
877 Main Street, Boise, ID
3400 West 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 
1844 Market Street, San Francisco, CA and 6100 Wilshire #230A, Los Angeles, CA
99 Pratt Street, Suite 420, Hartford, CT
1100 Spring St. Suite 700, Atlanta, GA 
8100 Wayzata Blvd., St Louis Park, MN
373 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor, New York, NY
1480 Dublin Rd, Columbus, OH
 249 Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 202, Pawtucket, RI

The campaign's website as it looked on May 29, 2003--little changed from the re-election site. At the end of August 2003 a redesign finally appeared. After early November 2003 redesign.


Deputy Communications Director Evan Ryan

Deputy Communications Director Kelley Benander
Press Secretary in Kerry's Senate office.
Deputy Finance Director Carl Chidlow
(Resigned Nov. 9, 2003)  During the 2002 cycle, Chidlow was Finance Director for Sen. Max Cleland’s re-election campaign.  In 2000 he served as National Finance Director for Gov. Mel Carnahan's campaign for U.S. Senate.  In the 1998 cycle, he worked at the DSCC on labor outreach and on PAC and national fundraising projects. From 1991 to 1994, he worked in various capacities as a fundraiser for several Democratic House members including, Vic Fazio (CA), Sander Levin (MI) and Dale Kildee (MI).  He also worked as a consultant for Association of Trial Lawyers of America in the 1996 cycle and as a director of development for a regional non-profit health care charity.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs
(Resigned Nov. 11, 2003)  Press Secretary for the DSCC, 2001-02; Communications Director for Debbie Stabenow's U.S. Senate campaign, 1999-2000; Press Secretary to Sen. Max Cleland, 1999; Communications Director for Fritz Hollings 1998 re-election campaign.
Campaign Manager Jim Jordan
(Served as campaign manager from the start until fired in Nov. 9, 2003)  Executive Director of the DSCC for the duration of the 2002 cycle [Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), chair].  Political Director at the DSCC, May 1999-Dec. 2000 [Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-NJ), chair].  Communications Director for Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), Jan.-May 1999.  Spokesman for Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee during the 1998 impeachment hearings of President Clinton and for Democrats on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee during the 1997 campaign finance investigation.  Communications Director for Sen. Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) in 1997.  Press Secretary for Tim Johnson's (D-SD) successful campaign for U.S. Senate in 1996.  Did non-profit fundraising.  Press Secretary to Rep. David Price (D-NC,4), Jan. 1987-1988.  Originally from North Carolina, Jordan earned his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College and his J.D. from University of North Carolina law school (1986).
Senior Advisor for Communications Chris Lehane
(Resigned Sept. 15, 2003)  Based in San Francisco, where he worked with Mark Fabiani.  Lehane served as press secretary for Al Gore's 2000 campaign (announced Oct. 27, 1999).  He moved over to that campaign from his position as press secretary for the Office of the Vice President, and previously served as the Vice President's deputy communications director.  Worked as a special counsel for HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo in 1997 and as special assistant counsel for the President in 1995-96.  Lehane is a native of Lawrence, Mass. and is a graduate of Amherst College ('90).
Advance Director Tom Keady
Has supported Kerry since his first campaign in 1972.  Associate vice president of government relations at Boston College from May 1, 2002.  Coordinated the Oct. 3, 2000 presidential debate at University of Massachusetts at Boston.  Prior to joining Boston College, Keady worked for many years at Northeastern University, starting as director of city relations, and then as director of governmental relations and community affairs, and finally as vice president of government relations.  Served as staff director to Boston City Councilor Michael McCormack; and legislative aide to City Councilor James M. Connolly.  Graduate of University of Massachusetts at Boston with a degree in political science.
Intern and Volunteer Coordinator Stephone Mickler
Regional director for the 2002 South Carolina Coordinated Campaign (Low Country).  Previously worked for Verizon Wireless.  Graduate of the College of Charleston, 1998.

See also Campaign Organization-1st Quarter 2003 FEC report.

Key people in Kerry's Senate office are chief of staff David McKean and legislative director George Abar.


On December 17, 2001 Sen. Kerry opened the Citizen Soldier Fund, a leadership PAC, to help Democratic candidates.  The PAC made significant contributions to candidates and committees in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, in addition to purchasing the Iowa and New Hampshire Democratic parties' voter files.   Citizen Soldier Fund also conducted a couple of trainings for young activists. 

Angelique Pirozzi served as campaign manager of  the Kerry Committee, Sen. Kerry's re-election campaign.  Previously, she directed the Democrats' coordinated campaign in Wisconsin in Fall 2000, and she worked on the Clinton/Gore campaign in New Hampshire in 1996.  Peter Maroney served as the Kerry Committee's finance director.  Jill Alper, a principal at the Dewey Square Group, helped the campaign as well.  Over the six-year cycle, the Kerry Committee raised $14.0 million and spent $9.1 million, finishing with $2.9 million in cash on hand. Of the $9.1 million, about $3.2 million went to pay off debts from Kerry's tight 1996 campaign against William Weld.  The committee built up a direct mail list with about 200,000 names and was able to convert $2.65 million in unused funds to the presidential campaign committee.  (See Finances). 

Direct mail piece from Sen. Kerry's 
                             re-election campaign, early 2002.
The re-election campaign produced a video "The Courage To Do What's Right" which presaged a presidential campaign.

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