John Kerry-Campaign Organization, Tennessee
John Kerry for President Inc.
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 national campaign manager through November 9, 2003; he was replaced by Mary Beth Cahill, who previously served as chief of staff to Sen. Edward Kennedy. 
John Kerry for President Inc. Tennessee Leadership
Campaign Headquarters: 1130 8th Avenue South, Suite 137, Nashville 
(opened October 2003; first of the campaigns)
State Director Stephen Lindsay
(named as state director on September 15, 2003)  Lindsey is a Tennessee native from Columbia (Maury County; central Tennessee).  Lindsey graduated from Columbia Central High School in 1989, and received a degree in Political Science and Sociology from the University of North Alabama in 1994.  He worked for various Democratic candidates from 1993-96.  In 1996 Lindsey returned to Columbia Central High School where he taught US Government for two years.  From 1998-2003, he worked for the Tennessee Democratic Party; when he left as the Deputy Director of the Party he had been in all of Tennessee's 95 Counties.

State Steering Committee Chair
Congressman Harold Ford Jr.  4/26/03

Rep. Barbara Cooper, Shelby County
Gary More, President, Tennessee Fire Fighters Union
Rev. Harold Middlebrook, Knoxville
Bill Owen, DNC Committeeman, Nashville
Tim Ayers, State Party Executive Committee, Nashville
Weldon Markham, State Party Executive Committee, Chattanooga
Elisa Parker, State Party Executive Committee, Franklin
Geeta McMillan, former Chair of County Chairs Association, Sparta
Brad Warden, Environmental Activist, Murfreesboro
Maryanne Bouldin, Women's Groups Activist, Nashville
Nicole Long, Young Professionals Groups, Clinton
Imogene Harris, Activist, Milan
Robert Tuke, Attorney, Nashville
Kevin Kelly, Disabled Veteran, Memphis
Mario Ramos, Hispanic Activist, Nashville
Rhet Butler, Carpenter's Union Member, Dickson
Kayla Henry, College Outreach Coordinator
Pam Saavedra, Activist, Memphis
Alma Sanford - Tennessee Outreach Coordinator, Nashville
Jean Carter Wilson - Tennesseans for Kerry Coordinator, Nashville

More Endorsements
-On February 7, 2004 former Gov. Ned Ray McWherter and former U.S. Sen. Harlan Matthews (served 1992-94) endorsed Sen. Kerry.

-On February 4, 2004 the campaign announced the names of more than 300 Tennessee Democratic voters from all walks of life supporting Sen. Kerry.

-On February 2, 2004 the campaign announced the endorsements of Bill Farmer, a former Democratic Party Chair and a number of members of the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee. 

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