PTD MEMBER (STATE) CONTACTS FOR TRUMP MEET-UPS, ARE NOW LOCATED IN THE MEMBERS SECTION.
PHONE NUMBERS ARE NOW POSTED, GET BUSY!
New Jersey: Rich
Volunteer if you can hold-down your state!
Now is the time gentlemen… Now is the time to get off your ass and put in some work! Even though we preach local movements here on PTD, we now have the opportunity on a national stage behind a strong male populist, to take the presidency! You should all get involved now.
In the coming months we will be organizing PTD Trump Meet-Up groups in certain states. In the coming days you will find contact information for PTD Members that have volunteered to head up the activism in your state! Contacts will be listed privately in the members section. If you’re interested, email me ASAP, and let’s get this thing started already!
My plan is to organize groups of us, in our respective states, dressed normally, preferably with PTD gear or TRUMP gear if you have it (I may have to design some cheap new t-shirts for these meet-ups with the logo up top) and we create simple Trump flyers that incorporate the PTD message, to get out the vote in the general election for Trump! We do this in heavily populated areas, among the general public, we shake hands, we explain our position, we handle ourselves with class, and we stump for Trump!
Now, if by chance we dont have a meetup in your state… You can always join the general Trump meet up groups, volunteer your time, go Door-to-Door Canvassing, get on board with Election Day Get-Out-The-Vote Operations, Intern with Trump, Join a Group Phone Bank, Help Organize Others, Manage an Event Table, be a fucking leader!
Our meetup group here in NJ will be organized around the end of May or the very start of June! Anyone interested is more than welcomed to join me here in the surrounding area, or organize PTD meet ups in your state! Once again, this is a great place to recruit, to network, to make connections, to meet successful like minded people, and people with businesses that may be looking for employees if you need a job or additional work! I will be making future announcements on the website soon. Check the members section for updates. Hope you will join me!
Additional info from the Trump campaign below…
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Headquarters: 3330 Westown Parkway. Suite 15, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
Col. Brian Miller (Sioux City)
Tana Goertz (Des Moines)
Richard Thornton (Des Moines)
(announced July 9, 2015)
State Director Chuck Laudner
(reported by Breitbart on Feb. 24, 2015…advisor) On Jan. 24, 2015 the Des Moines Register reported that Laudner had been named camapign coordinator for Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund. Campaign manager on Sam Clovis’ U.S. Senate primary campaign in 2014. Prominent supporter of Rick Santorum in 2011-12 Iowa Caucus campaign. Managed the anti-retention campaign (Iowa for Freedom) in 2010. Executive director of the Republican Party of Iowa, 2007-08. Chief of staff to Rep. Steve King, 2003-06, and senior policy advisor for several months at the end of 2006. In 2002 Laudner guided Steve King to victory in four-way special nominating convention in the 5th CD. Managed Bill Salier’s 2002 primary campaign against Sen. Chuck Grassley. Worked on Steve Forbes’ 2000 campaign.
Deputy State Director Ryan Keller
(announced April 7, 2015) Deputy Iowa Victory director and test manager, Sept.-Dec. 2014. Campaign manager on Zaun for Congress, Jan.-Sept. 2014. Executive director of Polk County Republicans, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2014. Iowa political and organizational director on Americans for Rick Perry, an independent 527 group, July-Aug. 2011; Iowa field staffer on the initial interation of Newt 2012. Staffer in the Republican Senate Minority Leader’s Office in the Iowa Senate. Political and organizational director on Zaun for Congress, 2010. General manager at Heart of America, limited service hotel, 2002-08. Personal and small business banker at Wells Fargo, 1998-2001. Master’s degree from Drake University. Bachelor’s degree from Grand View College. A.A. from Indian Hills Community College. Lifelong Iowan. twitter
4th CD (NW Iowa) Chris Hupke
(announced April 7, 2015) President of the SD Family Policy Council. Graduate of Iowa State University. twitter
3rd CD (SW Iowa) Marc Elcock
Owner of Elcock Law Firm, PLC in Des Moines from Oct. 2006. Legislative analyst for the State of Iowa, Dec. 2003-May 2006. Ed.D. in educational leadership from Drake University, 2009; J.D. from Drake University Law School, 2003; M.P.A. from Drake University, 2002; and B.S. in psychology from Iowa State University, 1996.
2nd CD (Iowa City) Brad Nagel
(announced April 7, 2015) COO at Providence International, LLC. Served as a U.S. Navy SEAL; retired in 2012. M.B.A. from the University of Iowa, 2014; B.S. in workforce education and development from Southern Illinois University. Originally from Cherokee, Iowa and now a resident of Coralville. twitter
2nd CD (Quad Cities) Elizabeth Mae Davidson
Experience includes paralegal at Betty, Neuman & McMahon in Davenport from Feb. 2015; government relations specialist for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, 2013-14. M.A. in Christian formation from Princeton Theological Seminary, 2014; B.B.A in entrepreneurship from Loyola University Chicago, 2012. twitter
1st CD (Dubuque) John Hulsizer Jr.
From Dubuque. Candidate for Iowa State Senate in District 50 the June 5, 2012 Republican primary., also ran for State Senate in District 14 in 2008 and for State House in District 27 in 2006. Experience includes security supervisor at Dubuque Greyhound Park and Casino, and screening manager for U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. twitter
State Sen. Brad Zaun (announced Oct. 13, 2015)
>According to the NBC News on Oct. 15, 2015 the campaign had 12 paid staffers in state.
>According to Des Moines Register and the Washington Post, as of Aug. 2015 the campaign had a total of 10 operatives working in state.
Betsy Klein. “Donald Trump’s Iowa playbook: Organize, organize, organize,” CNN, Aug. 5, 2015.
Philip Rucker and Robert Costa. “An Iowa surprise: Donald Trump is actually trying to win.” The Washington Post, Aug. 13, 2015.
Vaugn Hillyard and Danny Freeman. “Trump Sets up Formidable Iowa Ground Game.” NBC News, Oct. 15, 2015.
Headquarters: 340 Granite St., Manchester @TrumpNH
…office open May 1, 2015 (reported by the Union Leader’s Dan Tuohy); opening event with Ivanka Trump on June 24, 2015
Offices: 25 Main St. (in the historic Newmarket Mills), Newmarket …reported by NH1’s Paul Steinhauser on Oct. 21, 2015
141 Winchester St., Keene …reported by NH1’s Paul Steinhauser on Oct. 21, 2015; opened Oct. 22
State Director Matt Ciepielowski
(reported Feb. 25, 2015) New Hampshire field director at Americans for Prosperity, April 2012-Feb. 2015. Youth for Ron Paul regional coordinator in Louisiana, Oct. 2011-March 2012. B.A. in political science, public relations from Quinnipiac University, 2011. Active in Young Americans for Liberty, including Connecticut state chair, June 2010-July 2011. twitter
Deputy State Director Andrew Georgevits
(announced March 31, 2015) Vice chairman of Concord City GOP. Sales rep. for Off the Vine from Jan. 2010; crew manager for Capital Productions from April 2004; owner of Andrew’s Auto Detailing from Jan. 2004; marketing rep. for LaBelle Winery from Jan. 2004. Field director for Romney for President in Merrimack, Belknap, Straffort and Carroll Counties, May-Oct. 2012; production assistant for Romney for President, Nov. 2011-Jan. 2012. Senior account executive at ReaXion Energy Drink, March 2008-May 2010. Waiter at Outback Steakhouse, Jan. 2004-May 2007.
Coalitions Rep. Joshua Whitehouse
(announced March 31, 2015) Elected to the State House from Farmington in Nov. 2014. Administrative assistant at SAN Group, Inc. from July 2014. Studied at Saint Anselm College. “NH family since 1632.” In Jan. 2014 Whitehouse launched Draft Andrew Hemingway for NH Governor PAC. twitter
Field Zach Montanaro
(announced March 31, 2015) Field director on Marilinda Garcia’s 2014 campaign in NH’s 2nd CD. Bachelor’s degree in political science from the Catholic University of America. twitter
Field Jonathan W. Dimock
(announced Aug. 25, 2015) From Newfields, NH.
Office Manager Lisa Maciejowski Gambuzza
(announced Aug. 25, 2015) Senior development office for United Way of Massachusetts Bay. M.A. in holistic counseling from Salve Regina University, 1993; B.A. in liberal arts from Providence College, 1983.
New Hampshire Leadership Team
(announced May 21, 2015)
Chair- Josh Youssef
Vice-Chair- Ben Wilson
Chair- Nate Sullivan
Vice-Chair- Zac Mercauto
Chair- Gregory Johnson
Co-Chair- Jack Riendeau
Chair- Raul Cervantes [resigned effective July 19, 2015] …reported by WMUR on July 30
George H. Cook of Haverhill
Pete Petelle of Warren
Chair- Ellen Suprunowicz-Stepanek
Vice-Chair- Tony Mayfield
Co-Chair- Rick Cibotti
Co-Chair- Debbie Cibotti
Co-Chair- Lou Gargiulo
Co-Chair- Mary A. Gargiulo
Chair- Karen L. Warburton
Co-Chair- Cynthia Howard
Co-Chair- Phil Howard
State Rep. Stephen Stepanek (Hillsborough District 22-Amherst)
(announced June 26, 2015)
“Women for Trump”
(announced July 9, 2015) Over 160 women representing all 10 counties.
“Veterans for Trump”
Rep. Werner Horn of Franklin
Rep. Dan Tamburello of Londonderry
Rep. Joe Pitre of Farmington
Jerry Delemus of Rochester
(announced July 23, 2015)
Chairman Bob Burns
(announced Dec. 10, 2015) Chairman of the New Hampshire Young Republicans. Candidate for Executive Council in 2014 and 2012. Deputy director on Newt Gingrich’s NH primary campaign late 2011-12. Hillsborough County Treasurer, 2010-12. Degree in business management from Keene State College 2002. Grew up in Bedford; his mother served as a state rep. in the 1980s.
New England Police Benevolent Association
(endorsement announced Dec. 10, 2015)
Town Chairs in More then 200 Communities
(announced Dec. 22, 2015)
Columbia: 133-B State St. (803.638.4319)
Myrtle Beach: 604 16th Ave. North (843.251.9422)
Greenville: 2 North Main St. (843.422.3409)
Co-Chair Ed McMullen
(reported as co-chair by The State’s Andrew Shaun on March 10, 2015; reported as advisor by the Washington Post’s Robert Costa on Feb. 25, 2015) President of McMullen Public Affairs LLC, based in Columbia. 25 year career in public policy, politics, and business. President of the South Carolina Policy Council, a conservative think tank through 2007. Experience also includes chairman of the S.C. Research Centers of Economic Excellence Review Board. Bachelor’s degree in political science from Hampden-Sydney College.
Co-Chair John Russell
(reported as co-chair by The State’s Andrew Shaun on March 10, 2015) Former state legislator; served in the SC House representing Spartanburg from 1983-87, then in the SC Senate until retiring in 2000. Assistant to the President Pro Tem of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Strom Thurmond in 1981; staff counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in 1981. J.D. from St. Mary’s of Texas Law School, 1978; B.A. in history from the University of South Carolina, 1973. Son of former Gov. Donald S. Russell.
State Director Rep. James H. Merrill
(reported Feb. 25, 2015 as political advisor) Member of the House, elected in 2000; represents District 99-Berkeley and Charleston Counties;served as House Majority Leader from 2004-Dec. 2008. Owner of Geechie Communications since 1994. District administrator for U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, 1994. Political director for the South Carolina Republican Party, 1992-98. Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Floyd Spence, 1989-92. B.A. (1989) and M.P.A. (1992) from University of South Carolina. Resident of Daniel Island. Originally from Florida.
Political Director Jeff Taillon
(announced May 6, 2015) Campaign manager on Henry McMaster for Lt. Governor, April 2014-Jan. 2015. Director of advance (Sept. 2012-April 2014) and press assistant (Jan. 2011-Sept. 2012) for Gov. Nikki Haley in the South Carolina Office of the Governor. General aide on Nikki Haley for Governor, Aug. 2009-Nov. 2010. B.S. in business and behavioral science from Clemson University, 2009. twitter
Field Director Gerri McDaniel
(announced May 6, 2015) Active role in the campaigns of several successful city and county political candidates. 7th CD field director on Newt Gingrich’s 2012 campaign. Grassroots activist on the SC GOP 2010 Victory campaign. Co-founder of the Myrtle Beach Tea Party and is the organizer of the annual SC Tea Party Coalition Conventions. twitter
Upstate Regional Director James Epley
Owner of Arbor GreenBuilders LLC on Hilton Head Island, SC; 25 years of real estate development experience. Regional director/chairman for Beaufort County on NEWT 2012. B.S. in economics and political science from Western Carolina University, 1990.
Coalitions Director Nancy Mace
(announced Aug. 25, 2015) Mace runs The Mace Group, a small consulting business she started in 2008 and is a commercial realtor. She ran for U.S. Senate in the June 10, 2014 Republican primary challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham and finished fourth with 6.2% of the vote. Worked for Accenture, the management consulting firm. Master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Georgia. First woman to graduate from The Citadel (degree in business, 1999); author of In the Company of Men: A Woman at The Citadel. twitter
South Carolina Steering Committee
100-person steering committee announced on July 9, 2015.
State Director Charles Munoz
(announced Aug. 25, 2015) President and founder at Rebel Public Affairs. Deputy state director, grassroots coordinator, and southern Nevada field coordinator for Americans for Prosperity Nevada, started with the group in mid-2011. Attended University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
State Director Chess Bedsole
(announced Oct. 9, 2015) Attorney and municipal judge from Birmingham. In 2013 he considered running for Secretary of State in 2014, but decided against. Partner and trustee in a family timber business. Vice president at Porter, White & Co., an investment banking and advisory firm in Birmingham, joined the firm in 2011. Candidate for State Auditor in the June 2006 primary, finishing fourth of four candidates with a bit over 20%. Aa an attorney was dispatched to Florida for the 2000 presidential recount. Counsel to U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms (R-NC), Master of laws from University of Miami Law School, 1998; law degree from University of Alabama, 1997; undergraduate degree from Emory University, 1993.
Chairman Joe Gruters
(announced Oct. 23, 2015) Vice chairman of the Republican Party of Florida from Dec. 2008 and chairman of the Republican Party of Sarasota from Dec. 2008. Owner of Gruters CPA in Sarasota since Aug. 2015. CPA and tax manager at Shinn & Company LLC, Jan. 2010-July 2015. Campaign manager, political director and director of government relations for Buchanan Enterprises and Vern Buchanan for Congress, 2000-09. Vice president and project manager for Yacht Clubs of the Americas, Dec. 2006-May 2008. Project manager for Githier Development, Sept. 2004-April 2006. M.B.A. from University of South Florida’s College of Business, 2002; B.S. from Florida State University’s College of Business, 1999. Fourth generation Sarasotan. twitter
Co-Chair Susan Summerall Wiles
(announced Oct. 23, 2015) Managing partner of the Jacksonville office of Ballard Partners from 2011 and principal at Right Coast Strategies from 2011. Led Jon Huntsman’s ampaign for president, serving as executive director of H-PAC from late Jan. 2011 and then managing the campaign until resigning in July 2011. Managed Rick Scott’s successful campaign for Governor of Florida in 2010. Principal at Wiles Consulting, Inc. 2001-04. Co-managing partner for Florida at APCO Worldwide, 2000-2001. Director of communications (1995-96) and chief of staff (1996-99) in the Office of the Mayor of the City of Jacksonville. District director to U.S. Rep. Tillie Fowler (FL), 1992-95. Deputy director of operations at Bush-Quayle ’88. Principal at Summerall, Smith & Wiles in Jacksonville, 1984-86. Special Assistant to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Labor, 1982-83. Special Assistant to the President (scheduler) during the first year of the Reagan Administration, 1981-82. Deputy director of scheduling on Ronald Reagan’s 1980 presidential campaign. Staff assistant in the office of Congressman Jack Kemp, 1979-80. B.A. in English from University of Maryland. twitter
State Director Karen Giorno
(announced Oct. 2, 2015) Principal and founder (April 2005) of Kingston Public Affairs in New York. 25 years experience in public relations, communications, organizational management, and presidential advance operations. Florida state director of American Commitment (group founded by Phil Karpen), Jan. 2012-Feb. 2013. Director of external affairs in the Office of Gov. Rick Scott (FL), 2011-12. Director of press advance and operations at Meg Whitman for Governor (CA), March-Nov. 2010. Senior advance rep. for First Lady Laura Bush, Sept. 2003-Jan. 2009. Senior advance rep., press advance and scheduler for the office of former President George H.W. Bush, Jan. 2001-March 2007. B.A. in political science and communications from Marymount University, 1990.
Deputy State Director Jennifer R. Locetta
(announced Nov. 24, 2015) Data director on Mitt Romney’s 2012 general election campaign in Florida (from May 2012). Statewide data director for the Republican Party of Kentucky, June-Nov. 2011. Human resources and office manager at Innoprise Software in Colorado, 2006-11. B.A. in American studies from University of Notre Dame, 2006.
Director of Field Operations Ken Mayo
(announced Nov. 24, 2015) Experience includes director of field operations for the Convention of States Project; work at Coalition for a Prosperous America (a national trade association); manager of field operations for Americans for Prosperity in Florida, 2012-13; and work with American Majority. U.S. Navy veteran.
Director of Coalitions Craig Bachler
(announced Nov. 24, 2015) Manatee County resident. Campaign experience includes Florida director of field operations for Rick Santorum for President; grassroots leader on Rick Scott’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign; also worked on Sen. Bob Smith’s campaign in New Hampshire and Pat Buchanan’s 1992 and 1996 campaigns in New Hampshire. President of Medi Worx of Bradenton. Previously president/CEO of A&J Travel Solutions, Inc. MBA in operations and supply chain management from Southern New Hampshire University.
Southeast Regional Field Director John Pughe
(announced Nov. 24, 2015) Founder of Pughe Consulting, 2010. Director of community affairs for the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce, 2013-15. Legislative aide to State Rep. George Moraitis, 2012-13. Campaign manager on Romney Rogers for Fort Lauderdale City Commmission, 2008-09, Business development at Tech One Electronics, LLC, 2007-09. Co-founder and special assistat at C9, 2007-08. Financial analyst at PCE Investment Bank, 2006-07. Graduate of the University of Florida, 2006.
State Director Brandon Phillips
(announced Nov. 2, 2015) Managing partner at Wiregrass Strategy Group. General consultant with Georgia-based Southland Strategies. Executive director of the Fulton County GOP. Georgia state director on Mitt Romney’s 2007-08 presidential campaign. Regional coordinator for Jim Whitehead’s congressional campaign in 2007 special election in GA-10. Worked on Ralph Reed’s race for lt. governor in 2006 and Herman Cain’s race for U.S. Senate in 2004. Managed John Bulloch’s campaign for State Senate in 2006; worked on Gary Black’s race for Agriculture Commissioner and Johnny Hopkin’s race for County Commissioner in Grady. Worked in the Georgia State Senate for both the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee and the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Committee. Started in politics in 2003 on a State House race. Originally from rural Southwest Georgia.
Initial State Director Seth Weathers
(announced Sept. 22, 2015) President of Weathers Corp since Jan. 2003, and president of Weathers Design & Advertising since Jan. 2001. Johns Creek resident. twitter
State Sen. Michael Williams (District 27, Forsyth County)
(reported Oct. 6, 2015) Elected in 2014. Started a restaurant franchise in Oct. 2014. Operated a chain of 18 franchise businesses which he sold in 2013. Worked for Arthur Anderson. Earned a CPA license; bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Montevallo, 1999.
State Director Kent Gray
(announced Oct. 9, 2015) Attorney in Springfield specializing in labor and employment law since Feb. 2007. Advance representative and consultant on Newt 2012. Advance representative for the George W. Bush White House. Advance representative on John McCain 2008. Senior associate at Gifffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, PC in Springfield, May 2001-Feb. 2007. Advance representative on Bush-Cheney 2000. Executive assistant to the Illinois Comptroller, 1995-99. Advance representative on Dole/Kemp ’96. J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, 2002; M.B.A. from University of Illinois Springfield, 1999; B.B.A. in business finance from Loyola Univrsity of Chicago, 1995; studied at Lincoln Land Community College.
State Director Dean Cavaretta
(announced Dec. 7, 2015) Founder (Feb. 2003) and principal of GEN X Companies in Greater Boston area. Candidate for Massachusetts State Senate in 2012. Deputy campaign manger on Karyn Polito for State Treasurer, 2010. Political director on Jim Rappaport’s campaign for Lt. Gov. in 2002. Worked as a transportation official for MassDOT (formally MassHighway) and Keville Enterprises, Inc.. M.A. in public policy and management from Northeastern University; secondary education training at Framingham State University; B.S. in political science from Northeastern University, 1994. twitter
State Director Scott Hagerstrom
(announced Dec. 21, 2015) Director of grassroots and strategic engagement at the Coalition Against Higher Taxes and Special Interest Deals (Anti-Prop. 1) from Feb. 2015. Nearly seven years directing Americans for Prosperity in Michigan from June 2008. Worked for 15 years in the Michigan House of Representatives. J.D. from Western Michigan University’s Cooley Law School; B.A. in political science from Michigan State University.
State Director Dane Maxwell
(announced Dec. 7, 2015) CEO of CMV Experts, LLC in Biloxi since April 1998. President/CEO of Transportation Compliance Services, USA, April 1998-Feb. 2015. Deputy director of the Southern Regional Public Safety Institute, 2000-02; officer in charge of the Harrison County Sheriffs Department motor carrier division, 2000-02. Has worked and volunteered on campaigns since 1972.
State Sen. Mike Doherty (District 23)
(announced Oct. 14, 2015) Currently in his third term after serving four terms in the General Assembly.
State Director Earl Phillip
(announced Nov. 19, 2015) President and owner of Innovative Consulting Services in Charlotte since Sept. 2008. North Carolina African-American State Director for the RNC, announced Oct. 2013. Other experience includes chairman of the National Veterans for Republicans Association and director of The Frederick Douglass Foundation in the Greater Charlotte area. Site director-staffing and recruiting for Seaton Corp./SMX, Sept. 2009-Jan. 2012. Assistant vice president, client service treasury manager for Bank of America, Dec. 2004-Aug. 2008. M.P.A. from Troy University, 2004; currently working towards a Ph.D. in public administration from Capella University. Veteran. twitter
Deputy State Director Taylor Playforth
(announced Nov. 19, 2015) Based in Raleigh. Has worked with the RNC on voter registration efforts and a regional field director for RNC deployment. twitter
State Director Rob Scott
(announced Nov. 2, 2015) Practicing attorney, Kettering City Councilman, weekly columnist for the Dayton City Paper, and an adjunct instructor. Chairman of the Montgomery County Republican Party for 17 months; from April 2012 until resigned Sept. 2013. Founder of the Dayton Tea Party. Native Ohioan; grew up in Kettering. twitter
State Director Stephanie Milligan
(announced Nov. 2, 2015) Founding partner (Sept. 2015) at 26/7 Lifestyle Management in Oklahoma City and president of HERA Consulting from June 2014.. Vice president of government relations at Capitol Insight, Nov. 2010-June 2014; vice president at Alexander Companies, May 2010-Dec. 2014. State chairman of the Oklahoma Federation of Young Republicans, June 2010-July 2013. Finance director on several campaigns. Legislative assistant in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Nov. 2009-June 2010. Loan officer at the Oklahoma Employees Credit Union, Oct. 2008-May 2009.
Field Director Ben Keel
(announced Dec. 8, 2015) from Norman.
(announced Dec. 8, 2015)
Bob Mills – founder of Bob Mills Furniture, with stores in Oklahoma and Texas (endorsement announced Oct. 15, 2015)
Dan Keating – president of Summit Consolidated Group; retired Marine; ran for state treasurer in 2006.
(announced Oct. 15, 2015)
State Sen. Ralph Shortey
State Sen. Mark Allen
State Rep, Mike Christian
State Rep. John Bennett
State Rep. Mike Turner
Dr. Sam & Lynn Coury
Carol & Robert Hefner, IV
Lisa & Steven Kalman
Angie & Jason Thomas
Guy & Jennifer Madison
(announced Dec. 8, 2015)
Dan Keating and Kathy Keating
Beth Marshall Ronnie Farmer
D.W. & Rochelle Converse
State Director Darren Morris
(announced Sept. 22, 2015) President of Morris Global Strategies, a public affairs and political consulting firm based in Nashville. Has worked in each presidential campaign cycle since 1996.
Headquarters: 815-A Brazos Street PMB 403 Austin, TX 78701
State Director Corbin Casteel
(announced Oct. 2, 2015) President at FourOneThree Communications, LLC in Austin, TX from Jan. 2013. Partner at RedRock Strategies, Inc. in Austin, Jan. 2010-Dec. 2012. Partner at Casteel, Inc. in Austin, April 2005-Dec. 2009. A regional finance director at the RNC, Aug. 2003-April 2005. B.A. in political science, business from The University of Texas at Austin, 1997 twitter
Deputy Director Joshua Jones
(announced Jan. 6, 2016) Has an MBA, is an engineer by trade and a veteran of campaigns at the highest levels including U.S. Senate, Governor and U.S. Congress races.
Dallas/Fort Worth and north Texas Eric Mahroum
A former candidate for State Board of Education, has extensive business background and has worked on several campaigns.
Houston area and east Texas Kayla Hensley
A social media expert and helped organize grassroots volunteers across the state via one of the first pro-Trump Facebook groups.
Central, south and west Texas Paul Janiczek
Former state director for Concerned Veterans of America, served in several roles in the U.S. State Department and mobilized veterans for McCain for President in 2008. U.S. Navy veteran and graduate of U.S. Naval War College.
Texas Women for Trump Coalition
(announced Dec. 10, 2015) “over 100 accomplished leaders – Republican women, Tea Party leaders, former city officials, business leaders, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and philanthropists.”
State Director Michael Rubino
(announced Oct. 2, 2015) “has worked in varying capacities on twenty political campaigns to elect conservatives in nine different states.” twitter
Field Director Dena Espenscheid
(announced Sept. 22, 2015) Lobbyist and scheduler for the Coalition for a Strong America and End Global Governance from Nov. 2014. Project director for the Independent Women’s Network, July 2013-Dec. 2014. In West Palm Beach, FL field representative for American Majority, March 2012-July 2013; and office manager and chief of staff for American Majority Action, Sept.-Nov. 2012. Educational programs director, lobbyist, communications, public policy, advisor and development for National Abstinence Clearinghouse, in Sioux Falls, SD, 2001-07. B.A. in biology, speech communications from Thomas More College, 2001. twitter
Field Director and Director of Coalitions Mark Kevin Lloyd
(announced Nov. 2, 2015) Longtime political activist and operative in Virginia where he was involved in the rise of the Tea Party movement. Veteran of the U.S. Navy, and the father of an Iraq War veteran.
Western Field Director Landon “Tucker” Davis
(announced Nov. 2, 2015) Experience includes candidate for Soil and Water Conservation Director of the Big Sandy District in Nov. 2011.
Hampton Roads Chairman Gary C. Byler
(announced Nov. 2, 2015) Attorney and Virginia Beach Republican activist.
Southside/Central Virginia Leadership Team
Chair Former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode – first elected to Congress in Nov. 1996 as a Democrat, switched to Republican in 2002, defeated in 2008 re-election bid. Constitution Party nominee for president in 2012.
Ron Scearce – Danville Tea Party Chairman and Pittsylvania County Supervisor-elect.
Eric Zehr – Campbell County Supervisor and GOP Chairman.
(announced Nov. 25, 2015)
Southwest Virginia Leadership Team
Chair Jack Morgan – former chairman of the 9th CD Republican Party.
Co-Chair Tamara Neo – former Buchanan County Commonwealth Attorney.
(announced Nov. 18, 2015)