Romney 2012 General Election Campaign Organization, Nevada
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Romney for President   |  9640 West Tropicana, Suite 106  |  Las Vegas, NV 89147
State Director  Chris Carr

(reported by Jon Ralston week of May 7, 2012)  Previously Western regional political director at the RNC, announced June 1, 2011.  West and Southwest regional political director at the NRCC in the 2010 cycle.  Northwest political director at the RNC, 2007-08.  Campaign manager for Sen. John Ensign’s (R-NV) successful reelection bid in 2006.  Executive director of the Nevada Victory Campaign and Nevada State Republican Party in the 2004 cycle.  Previously executive director of the Clark County Republicans.  He came to Nevada from Louisiana; extensive experience in Louisiana campaigns including manager of Dan Kyle's primary campaign for Louisiana Insurance Commissioner in 2003; manager of Donna Mayeux's 2000 campaign for mayor of Baton Rouge; and manager of State Rep. Quentin Dastugue's 1995 gubernatorial campaign.  Deputy campaign manager on Jim Gibbons' 1994 campaign for governor.  Campaign manager for Bush-Quayle in Nevada in 1992.  Interned at the White House during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.  Graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA.  Originally from Sulphur.

Communications Director  Mason Harrison

(June 2012)  Associate campaign director at DDC Advocacy starting Jan. 2011.  Senior account executive (2009-10) and account executive (2005-09) at Meridian Pacific Inc.. Oregon state director for McCain-Palin 2008. Graduate of UC Davis, 2007; chaired the California College Republicans in 2005-06.  twitter

Political Director  Scott Scheid

(from Oct. 2011)  A field representative on Meg Whitman for Governor campaign in 2010.  In 2008 Sheid worked as NH coalitions director on Romney for President, grassroots campaign manger on Doug Ose for Congress and deputy field director on Citizens for Andal.  A regional field director on California Victory '06/Californians for Schwarzenegger, 2006.  Administrative/legislative aide at Platinum Advisors, 2004-05.

Field Director  David Gallagher

(June 2012)  Executive director of the Nevada Republican Party, Aug. 2011-June 2012.  Political director on Linda for Senate 2010 (CT), 2009-11.  Political director on Knudson for Governor (SD), June-Nov. 2009.  Representative for Congressman Dave Hobson, June-Dec. 2008.  Ohio state director on Romney's 2007-08 campaign.  Director of government affairs for HBA Greater Cincinnati, mid-2007.  Manager on the Nevada State Treasurer's election campaign, 2005-06.  Ohio staff at RNC Victory 2004.  Served on the staff of the Ohio Republican Party, 2003-05.  Staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine, 2000-03.  B.A. in political science from University of Dayton, 2000.  First campaign was Lt. Gov. Nancy Hollister's 1998 bid for Congress in OH-6.

Election Day Operations Director  Sarah Catignani

A regional political aide on Romney's 2008 campaign, then a presidential appointee at NASA.  J.D. from Boston College Law School, 2012; undergraduate degree from Bates College, 2007.

Coalitions Director  Swati Singh

(June 2012)  Operations manager at Red Rock Strategies, July 2011-June 2012.  Managing member (2007-Oct. 2012) and coordinator/office manager (2007-08) at Radiance Medspa.  Personal atache to Assemblywoman Melissa Woodbury, Jan.-June 2011.  Worked on RNC Victory in the Las Vegas area, May-Nov. 2010.  Outreach director on Tibi Ellis for Assembly, 2009-10.  Sales associate/sales coach at Gap Inc. 2003-07.  B.A. in political science from UNLV, 2006.

RNC Victory
Director  Kristin Vieira

(announced April 30, 2012)  Served as Nevada deputy state director on then worked on Newt 2012.  Previously at the Fund for Nevada's Future.  Deputy director of Nevada GOP Victory 2010.  Northern field director on Sue Lowden for U.S. Senate primary campaign in Nevada.  Political director on Dave Reichert for Congress in Washington, 2008.  Field rep. on the Rudy Giulian Presidential Committee, Sept. 2007-Jan. 2008.  Political director on Bob Beers for Governor campaign in Nevada, Dec. 2005-Aug. 2006.  B.S. in political science, history from University of Scranton.

Communications Director  Darren Littell

(announced April 30, 2012)  Briefly Southwest press secretary at the RNC.  Press secretary to U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, 2011-12.  twitter

Digital Director  Saat Alety

(May 2012)  Staff assistant in the Office of U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (IL-13), Sept. 2010-May 2012.  B.S. in biology from Loyola University of Chicago, 2010.

Event Director  TIffany Watkins

(June 2012)  Stewardship manager for the National MS Society's Utah-Southern Idaho chapter, 2010-11.  Human resource director/office manager at Operation Kids Foundation, June 2009-Jan. 2011.  Training coordinator at Sinclair Oil, 2007-09.  B.S. in organizational communication from University of Utah, 2006.

Event Coordinator  Elizabeth Heng

(July 2012)  Deputy campaign manager on Ed Royce for Congress, Jan.-July 2012.  Press and legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-12.  Regional Victory director for the Oregon Republican Party in Oregon City, Fall 2010.  Central Valley regional volunteer coordinator on Meg Whitman for Governor, April-Sept. 2010.  Director of operations at exclusive wireless dba T-Mobile in Fresno, 2007-10.  B.A. in political science, economics from Stanford University, 2007; student body president, 2006-07.

Event Coordinator  Aaron Bradley Buttafucco

Experience includes freelance production coordinator in Los Angeles; executive assistant to Gary L. Ginsberg, executive vice president of marketing and corporate affairs at News Corp.; executive assistant to Marion L. Kestler, senior vice president of leasing and sales ad Dupont Fabros; personal assistant to Katherine Concannon-Walker, Western bureau chief at NPR; and international office manager at Schmitd GmbH in Hannover, Germany.


Hispanic Outreach Director  Elsa Barnhill

(announced April 16, 2012)  Nevada state director of Hispanic inclusion on Newt 2012.  Worked for Sen. John Ensign in various positions from 2006-11 (most recently as regional representative/Hispanic outreach coordinator; started as a staff assistant).  Hispanic outreach for the Joe Heck campaign/RNC, Fall 2010.  Studied English, literature and poetry at Nevada State College; studied political science at UNLV.  Native Nevadan.

Women and Catholic Outreach Coordinator Christy Guedry

(July 2012)  Executive assistant in the Governor's Office of Economic Development, Oct. 2011-Feb. 2012.  Regional representative for U.S. Sen. John Ensign, 2001-11.  Administrative assistant to Gov. Kenny Guinn, 2000.  Staff assistant/scheduler to U.S. Rep. John Ensign, 1996-98.  Office administrator at Westfield Eye Center, 1980-96.  Studied at UNLV.

LDS Outreach Coordinator   Jacob Fullmer

(started as June 2012 as Victory Northern Nevada field director)  Area captain on the Orrin Hatch Election Committee, Feb.-May 2012.  Field staff on Romney for President, starting in Iowa, Sept. 2011-Feb. 2012.  Area captain on the Orrin Hatch Election Committee, March-Sept. 2011.  Field representative for CRNC in Athens, OH, Aug.-Nov. 2010.  Publications coordinator at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Dec. 2009-May 2010.  Sales Manager at Living Scriptures, May-Sept. 2009.  B.A. in communications from Utah State University, 2008.

Veterans, Sportsmen, Young American Outreach Coordinator   Mitchell Lash

Degree from Brigham Young University-Idaho, 2012.  Specialist in the Army National Guard since April 2008.

Outreach Coordinator  Colby Cameron

Campaign manager for Idaho State Sen. Dean Cameron, April-May 2012.  Program manager at Kaplan Virtual Education, May 2010-Aug. 2011.  Government affairs representative at Sullivan & Reberger, 2008-10.  Technical writer for Boise State University Environmental Finance Center, Oct. 2006-Feb. 2007.  Constituent services specialist for Idaho Gov. Jim Risch, May-Sept. 2006.  Policy assistant for Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne, Sept. 2004-May 2006.

Victory Offices

Carson City - 2049 California Street, Suite #2, Carson City, NV 89701   ...Chad Minnis

Elko - 2140 Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89108   ...Jessica Keith   ...Gov. Rick Perry at office opening on July 12, 2012

Fernley - 140 E. Main Street, Suite C, Fernley, NV 98408   ...Jeff Stidham

Henderson - 8915 S. Pecos Road, #17A, Henderson, NV 89149   ...Brady Griffiths

Henderson - 157 N. Gibson Road, Suite 110, Henderson, NV 89014   ...Nicole Koester

Las Vegas (Centennial Hills) - 6955 N. Durango Drive, Suite #1112, Las Vegas NV 89149   ...Jenny Romano

Las Vegas (Summerlin) - 9640 W. Tropicana Avenue, Suite #106, Las Vegas, NV, 89147  ...Chris Young and Holli Knight

Las Vegas (Eastside) - 235 N. Eastern Avenue, Suite #112, Las Vegas, NV 89101  ...Stephen Paredes

Mesquite - 355 W. Mesquite Boulevard, Suite C80, Mesquite, NV 89027   ...Blake Garfield

Reno (Central) - 3702 S. Virginia Street, Suite G1, Reno, NV 89502   ...Will Batista

Reno (Northwest) - 6300 Mae Anne Ave., Suite #6, Reno, NV 89523   ...Will Abraczinskas

Nevada Republican Party  6330 McLeod Dr., Suite 1  |  Las Vegas, NV 89120  +
Chairman  Michael McDonald

(elected April 22, 2012 after Amy Tarkanian resigned)  Working on developing an affordable housing project; former city councilman.