Obama General Election
Campaign Organization, Minnesota revised
April 14, 2009disclaimer Obama for America
(announced June 16, 2008) Taking formal leave from his
position as executive director of Wellstone Action beginning July
Senior advisor to Amy Klobuchar’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2006.
Oversaw get-out-the-vote efforts in Minnesota for Kerry/Edwards in
2004. Thirteen years as a senior aide, advisor, and campaign
manager to the late Senator Paul Wellstone; ran all three of
Wellstone’s Senate races. Began his career as a community
organizer working with family farmers during the farm crisis of the
1980s. M.P.A. from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Director of communications at UnitedHealth Group, May
2005-July 2008. Communications manager for Planned Parenthood of
Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, March 2003-May 2005.
Deputy press secretary to Sen. Tom
Daschle, 2000-02. Graduate of Augustana College in Sioux Falls,
SD. South Dakota native.
Started out as director of new media on
Iowa caucus campaign, then served as communications director on Obama's
MN caucus campaign, and as a press secretary on the campaign in TX,
IN and OR. Prior to joining the campaign Kimball worked at the
DFL for nearly two
years, serving as acting communications director and earlier, during
2006 cycle, as deputy communications director. Legislative aide
Senate Majority Leader in 2005. Field organizer on Tom Daschle’s
2004 campaign after working field for Kerry during the primaries.
in communications office of national juvenile justice non-profit from
Graduate of The George Washington University. Native of Minnesota.
Came to the Obama campaign
from the Hillary for President campaign. He worked for the Clinton
campaign in Iowa, Michigan,
Lopez-Ayala has previous experience working for a social networking
the student coordinator for the Mexican-American Political Association
and as a
community outreach fellow with Polaris Project's Los Angeles
office. Lopez-Ayala attends Aquinas College
in Grand Rapids, MI, where he majors in political science.
for Change Headquarters: 777
Raymond Avenue | St. Paul, MN 55114
(North of Key's Cafe, off University Ave) ...office opening
July 17, 2008
as a field organizer on the Iowa caucus campaign and continued on to Minnesota, Wisconsin,
Ohio, Wyoming, Washington, Nevada, and Virginia during the
primary season. Worked for the Minnesota Coordinated Campaign in
2006. A legislative aide to former Minnesota Senate Majority
Leader Dean E. Johnson. She graduated from the University
of Iowa and grew up on a farm outside Fischer, MN.
served for six years as the executive director
of the Minnesota Alliance for Progressive Action. Public policy
director for OutFront Minnesota for several years. Member of Sen. Paul
Wellstone's Senate staff during his first term. Cooper has played
key roles in several Minnesota
elections, including Wellstone's campaigns and Skip Humphrey's
campaign, and he served as campaign manager for Minneapolis Mayor
Sayles Belton's successful 1997 reelection bid. Graduate of
College and Harvard's Kennedy School of
a consultant at M & R Strategic Services. In 2006 was a field
organizer on Missouri Project Victory. Graduate of Northwestern
State director for Sen. Amy
Klobuchar. State director for Minnesotans United
to Protect Social Security. In 2004 Rodvold served as the canvass
director for America Coming Together in Minnesota. Staff
assistant to Sen. Paul Wellstone. Graduate of the University of
(July 2008) President of
Kepler Solutions, Inc. since Aug. 2003. Web application developer
for DigitalWork, 2006-08. Self-employed consultant.
Internet Systems Virtuoso at Red Hat, Inc., 2000-02. Database
engineer at C2Net Software, Inc., 1998-2000. M.B.A. in general
management, 2008. B.S. in computer science from Elmhurst College,
Worked in Budapest, Hungary as an
analyst for a Pepsi bottling company; organized the Hungary for Obama
group. Degree in international relations
from the University of Puget Sound, 2007. Grandson of banker and
Minnesota Twins owner Carl Pohlad.
officer at the Beldon Fund, a philanthropic foundation in New
York. Previously served as organizing director with Green Corps,
a training program for aspiring environmental leaders. B.A. in
women's studies and biology from Dartmouth College, 1998.
(started at the DFL in Nov. 2005)
Graduate of Denison University.
DFL | 255 East
Plato Blvd | St. Paul, MN 55107-1623
(elected May 2005) Partner at Faegre
& Benson LLP. A.B. (1986), M.T.S. (1991) and J.D. (1991) from
Associate Chair Donna Cassutt Secretary
Treasurer Bill Davis
Affirmative Action Officer Megan Thomas Finance Chair
(started in Sept. 2005) Formerly
political director for the Indiana Democratic Party.
Voter File Manager
Party Affairs Director
(announced June 17, 2008; succeeded
Kelly Schwinghammer...Stiles had served as Associate Communications
Director for the past year)
(announced June 17, 2008) More than 15 years of experience
in communications and public relations, including as an award-winning
broadcast journalist. Campaign manager on Tony Raimondo's 2008
Democratic primary campaign for U.S. Senate in Nebraska.
Communications director for the Nebraska Democratic Party.
Regional director of public affairs for the U.S. Department of the Navy
and communications director for a statewide child-advocacy
organization. Originally from Wisconsin.
secretary in the 2004 cycle as well.
1st CD - Sarah Duevel 505 N Riverfront Drive,
Mankato, MN 56001