Released: Thursday, June 21, 2007
MANCHESTER - Senator and Presidential candidate Chris Dodd's New Hampshire campaign today announced the statewide leadership team that will head up Dodd's New Hampshire field campaign at the Manchester headquarters and in regional offices throughout the state.
"Senator Dodd's New Hampshire campaign is excited about adding this talented, energetic group of organizers who will take Senator Dodd's message of proven, bold leadership throughout the state," said Dodd New Hampshire Press Secretary Bryan DeAngelis. "With these organizers in place, the campaign will be able to reach out to primary voters in every region of the state, continue building Dodd's statewide organization, and take the campaign to the next level."
Regional Field Directors and Organizers will be establishing campaign offices throughout the state and coordinating local campaign and volunteer activities in their respective regions.
Manchester Regional Field Director: Mike Brunelle. Brunelle is the State Representative for Manchester Wards 10, 11, 12. He previously served as the Deputy Political Director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party and as the Executive Director of the Manchester City Democrats. Brunelle is a native of Manchester and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.
Manchester Regional Field Organizers: Jena Gross and Nick Williams. Gross is a native of Connecticut, and a graduate of The George Washington University. She previously worked as a Deputy Regional Field Organizer for U.S Senator Joe Lieberman's re-election Campaign in 2006. In 2005, she served as an intern in Lieberman's Washington, DC office.
Nick Williams is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana where he worked as an Assistant to the Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. He previously worked as the Legislative Director for the Vice President of the New Orleans City Council.
Nashua Regional Field Director: Kyle Gott. Gott brings prior presidential campaign experience, serving as a field organizer in Iowa, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky for John Edwards for President in 2003 and 2004. He went on to serve as the South Central Kentucky Coordinator on the campaign of Daniel Mongiardo for U.S. Senate.
Nashua Regional Field Organizer: John Murphy: Murphy is a native of Georgia and previously worked as the Campaign Manager and then Chief of Staff to Pennsylvania State Representative Chris King. Prior to that, he graduated from the University of Georgia and worked as a Regional Field Coordinator for Doug Haines for Congress.
Concord Regional Field Director: Scott Stephanou. Stephanou is a native of Connecticut and a former intern in Dodd's Connecticut Senate office. Last fall, Stephanou served as Field Director for the Franklin City Democratic Committee. Stephanou is also a graduate of U.S Senator Evan Bayh's campaign training program, Camp Bayh.
Portsmouth Regional Field Director: David Osborne. Osborne was the first Dodd campaign hire in New Hampshire, starting in Manchester in early January. A native of Connecticut, he previously worked on a State Senate campaign in Iowa after graduating from Northwestern University in Evanston. Osborne is also a graduate of Camp Bayh.
Portsmouth Regional Field Organizer: Ryan Silver. Silver is a native of Sunapee, New Hampshire. Before joining Dodd's campaign, he served as an intern in Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter's New Hampshire office and at the State House for State Senate President Sylvia Larsen.
Keene Regional Field Director: Elena DiTraglia. DiTraglia comes to New Hampshire from Texas where she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. She also has worked for a number of Democratic campaigns including State Representative Patrick Rose and Glen Maxey's campaign for Texas Democratic Party Chair.
Hanover/Upper Valley Regional Director: Kristina Mueller. Mueller is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. She previously served in numerous capacities for Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton including Interim Communications Director and Interim Policy Director. While attending the University of Wisconsin, Mueller spent a summer in China teaching English to a class of 60 5-8 year old children.