Randy Terrell – Editor/Publisher firstname.lastname@example.org
Randy Terrell has over 14 years experience working in the world of political communications and campaigns. His trajectory through political life has been unorthodox, but along the way he has managed to gather more practical experience across different political fields than many in this arena. He is and has been a political direct mail expert, ballroom dance instructor, online marketing specialist, as well as a grassroots organizer extraordinaire. He most enjoys spending time with his wife and son in Southern California.
Intern, Dan Lungren for California Governor
Ed Miranda – Assistant Editor email@example.com
In early 2010, Ed began working as an intern for the Orange County Republican Party in California. Ed continued his work until May 2010, when the California Republican Party hired him to manage the Orange County Voter Registration Program. Ed is currently a private first class in the U.S. Army Reserves, and a student at Fullerton College.
Intern, Lucille Kring for California State Senate
Danielle Cendejas is a Project Manager for The Strategy Group, a political consulting firm specializing in direct mail advertising. Prior to joining The Strategy Group in 2009, Danielle was a field organizer in New Hampshire and the Southwest Delegate Tracker for Obama for America. She has also worked for the California State Senate Majority Leader as a district representative and a field coordinator on a top targeted congressional race.
“I knocked on doors for Al Gore in East LA and it got featured on NBC Nightly news. My 18th birthday fell on Super Tuesday that year. No better way to celebrate than by voting!”
After working on several local campaigns, Shane Daley developed the campaign website design service OnlineCandidate.com. Shane has over a decade experience in web development and online marketing. He also maintains and manages OnlineCandidateResources.com, an political training website focusing on online tactics and strategies.
Ben Donahower is a national authority on get out the vote and campaign signs. Ben is a seasoned campaign operative in the battleground state of Pennsylvania where he has worked on campaigns professionally since 2004. His strengths include providing strategic vision for candidates, campaign analytics, and voter psychology.
“My first campaign is a little different than most political professionals. I ran for State Representative and while I didn’t collect a salary since I was a candidate, I was campaigning 40 hours a week while I was going to college. I knew I was taking one for the team, but between my own campaign and working for the entire ticket, I learned a lot and met a lot of great people.”
A veteran of California politics ranging from local to presidential contests, Jarryd has served as the statewide political director for the California Republican Party during the historic Recall election of Arnold Schwarzenegger, a spokesperson for both the Republican Party and Governor Schwarzenegger, and managed and consulted on numerous local campaigns. He is currently in charge of media relations and public relations for Verizon Communications in California.
First Campaign: “Pirozzi for Congress Special Election 1999 (California)”
A long time Southern California GOP Activist and Consultant, Rhonda is the President of Precinct Patrol and TechSetting Campaigns. She is a Reaganite Techie, Web Developer, Digital Strategist, and Mom to triplets.
No stranger to campaigns, Gerrie Schipske entered electoral politics at the age of 10 when her parents took her to LAX to greet Senator John Kennedy and then to the Bonaventure Hotel to meet other prominent Democrats.
A volunteer stint at the Venice Family Clinic convinced Schipske to return to health care and she received her degree and certification as a Registered Nurse Practitioner. Working at St. Mary Medical Center, Schipske was encouraged by the hospital administrator to join him at law school – and she did. Today, Schipske is both a licensed Registered Nurse Practitioner and attorney and serves as the State Senate Rules Committee appointee to the Medical Board of California.
Schipske ran unsuccessfully for college board and city council before defeating a long-time incumbent and winning a seat on the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees, spending less than $10,000.
Gerrie Schipske defeated several candidates and was elected to the Long Beach City Council in 2006 and re-elected in 2010, receiving 64% of the vote. Schipske is the first open lesbian elected in Long Beach. She and her partner of 32 years, Flo Pickett, have raised three children. She teaches part-time at CSULB; has written three history books on Long Beach published by Arcadia Publishing; and has a medical-legal consulting practice.
Brian, President of Progressive Contacts, has spent his 20’s traveling across the country, sleeping on air mattresses and helping elect political candidates. His campaign experience includes working for Tim Kaine for Governor, Jon Tester for Senate, Obama for America, Michael Skelly for Congress, and Peter Brown for Mayor. Having grown tired of strong arming volunteers to make 2 hours of phone calls and hearing for the millionth time that yard signs win elections, he decided to open up his own field consulting firm at the beginning of 2010. Brian was born and raised in Upstate NY and he currently resides in Baltimore, MD. Yes, he has seen The Wire.
Paid Canvasser for Michael Collesano for Congress in Buffalo, NY
Cami Zimmer is President of CampaignTouch, a mobile and digital strategy agency providing consulting, mobile app/SMS development services and online media buys. Zimmer started her career at the White House, and has spent the last seven years as an entrepreneur, focusing on project development, sales/marketing, management and business development.
“The first campaign I worked on was for MN Representative Steve Dehler. I was his campaign manager from 1993-1996.”