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Obama team fleshes out leadership of Fla campaign



Barack Obama's campaign has finalized the senior leadership of its ginormous Florida campaign. Here are the top honchos:


Obama for America-Florida State Director Ashley Walker
Ashley Walker oversees all aspects of Obama for America-Florida’s efforts to win Florida's 29 electoral votes. Prior to being appointed as the Obama For America-Florida State Director, Walker served as the Organizing for America-Florida State Director where she oversaw the grassroots efforts to support President Obama’s policy priorities. Walker has served in senior leadership roles in campaigns including as the 2010 Coordinated Campaign Director and Deputy State Director for the 2008 Obama for America-Florida campaign. She has been active in Florida politics since 2002 and is a founding partner of Sunstream Strategies.
Organizing for America-Florida Senior Advisor Marcus Jadotte
Marcus Jadotte is another veteran of Florida politics. Jadotte served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Kerry-Edwards 2004 Campaign. Before the Kerry Campaign, he was the Chief of Staff in the United States House of Representatives for Congressman Peter Deutsch.
Organizing for America-Florida Senior Advisor Jackie Lee
Jackie Lee, a founding partner of Sunstream Strategies, is a veteran political advisor with deeps ties to Florida. In 2010, she managed the successful FairDistrictsFlorida Campaign and 2008 she was the General Election Director for the Barack Obama's Florida Campaign for Change.  Prior to that, Lee served as the Field Director for the Florida Democratic Party during the 2006 cycle.
Organizing for America-Florida Senior Advisor Steve Schale
A native of the Sunshine State, Steve Schale is a veteran Florida political strategist who has been involved in Florida campaigns since 1996. In 2008, Schale served as the Obama for America Florida State director and in 2006 served as the House Victory political director. Currently he is the political director for the Florida Justice Association.
Organizing for America-Florida General Election Director Nick Buis
A veteran of campaigns up and down the ballot, Buis brings wide experience in grassroots organizing. Having managed Congressional and Mayoral campaigns, as well as being the Organizing For America-Indiana State Director, Buis oversees the grassroots efforts to re-elect President Obama.
Organizing for America-Florida Political Director Reggie Cardozo
Prior to joining Organizing for America-Florida, Cardozo worked as a political consultant with Governance, Inc. and was Political Coordinator for the Florida Democratic Party during the 2004 cycle. Having moved from Puerto Rico with his parents when he was a child, Cardozo grew up in Broward County, FL. First moving to Tallahassee to attend Florida State University, Cardozo has lived in Florida’s capital city for the past 10 years and has been very active in Florida politics.

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