Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

Our Team

Our Team

Joseph Abushawish, Digital Manager 
Joseph joined the DLCC in 2016 after working on multiple campaigns at the federal level. He most recently served as a Campaign Manager on a Congressional race in the Maryland suburbs. Prior to that, he worked as a Field Director on a targeted Congressional race in Southern California. Joseph has experience on Capitol Hill where he served in the office of Rep. Raul Ruiz M.D. (D-CA). He is a proud native of San Jacinto, CA and a graduate of the University of San Diego.

Mari Borden, Political Director
Mari joined the DLCC in 2013. Starting her career as Campaign Manager for a local legislative candidate in her home town Portland, Oregon, she has since helped win passage of critical consumer protection bills as Coalition Coordinator for Economic Fairness Oregon, overseen big wins in Oregon’s House of Representatives as Campaign Services Director for Future PAC, served as Co-Chair of the Oregon Women’s Campaign School and gained experience working on the Hill for Congressman DeFazio (D-OR).

Kevin Boyd, Political Director
Before joining the DLCC in 2011, Kevin spent five cycles with the Iowa House Democrats. Working for Speaker Patrick Murphy, he was the Campaign Director for two cycles and the Deputy Campaign Director for two cycles. He previously had been a campaign manager for two Iowa House races. He started his career helping on municipal races in his hometown, Iowa City. He is a proud Hawkeye and a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Josie Bradley, Associate Political Director
Josie joined the DLCC after working multiple cycles on races throughout the Midwest, most recently as the caucus director for the Iowa Democratic Party for the 2016 Precinct Caucuses. She previously worked as the field director for the Iowa Senate Majority Fund in 2014, and she was the field director for Cheri Bustos' Congressional race in 2012. Josie is originally from Michigan, where she first started in politics, and is a proud graduate of Michigan State University.

Alex Chapman, Member Engagement Manager
Alex joined the DLCC as a Political Assistant in 2013. Prior to that she worked as an intern with the DLCC where she assisted the departments with several research and communications projects. Alex worked in the private sector after graduating from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Political Science. She moved to Washington D.C. from South Carolina and is a proud Charlestonian.

Ivan Cheung, Digital Director
Bio Coming Soon.

Jacob Dusseau, Independent Exependiture Director
Jacob is the director of Legislative Majority Project, DLCC’s affiliated super PAC and independent expenditure operation. Jacob brings over 10 years of campaign experience to the role, and he has organized and managed highly competitive campaigns in eight states -- California, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Maryland, West Virginia, Nebraska -- and at nearly all levels of the ballot. In 2014, Jacob successfully managed a nationally targeted reelection campaign for Representative Julia Brownley (CA-26). 

Carolyn Fiddler, National Communications Director
Carolyn returned to the DLCC in 2015 after serving as Political Communications Director for The Atlas Project, following a tenure as Strategic Communications Specialist with AFT. Prior to her previous stint as the DLCC’s Communications Director, she worked as Director of External Affairs at Media Matters for America. Carolyn graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas with a BA in international relations and political science, and she received her JD from the College of William & Mary. Prior to law school, she worked for the Democratic Party of Virginia, where she served as Deputy Finance Director and later as Communications Director. During law school, she interned with Virginia Delegate Jim Scott and drew political cartoons for the school paper. Carolyn is a native of Warsaw, Virginia.

Caitlin Gerena, Finance Assistant
Caitlin joined the DLCC in 2016. She previously worked as an intern in the Major Gifts department at EMILY’s List and as a finance fellow on Tammy Duckworth’s 2016 U.S. Senate Campaign. Caitlin graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University in 2016 with a B.S. in Journalism and Political Science. She is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 

David Griggs, National Political Director
Dave joined the DLCC in 2010 and hails from Minneapolis, MN. He most recently managed Sen. Tom Bakk's campaign for Governor and has spent several cycles working for the Minnesota DFL's Coordinated Campaign, getting his start in 2002 as a Field Organizer for Sen. Paul Wellstone's reelection bid. Dave is a graduate of New York University and received a J.D. in 2007 from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis.

Josh Handelman, National Development Director
Josh joined the DLCC as National Development Director in 2017 after serving on the finance teams of five US Senate campaigns. Josh most recently served  as National Finance Director for Katie McGinty's US Senate race in Pennsylvania - ultimately the most expensive Senate race in history. He was previously National Finance Director for US Senator Brian Schatz's successful 2014 election campaign in Hawaii. Originally from just outside of Annapolis, MD, Josh attended Colby College in Waterville, ME. 

Kellie Luke, Executive Assistant
Bio Coming Soon. 

Michael McCall, Political Director
Bio Coming Soon. 

CG Niquette, In State Fundraising Manager
CG has worked on campaigns at the city, state, and federal level, including the Maine Senate Democratic Campaign Committee and Hillary for America. Prior, he worked in the Maine Senate as a legislative aide and special assistant to the Senate Majority Leader. A proud Kentuckian, CG is a graduate of Bates College. 

Jill Simkin, Political Director
Bio Coming Soon.

Kate Stoner, Major Gifts Director
Kate joined the DLCC as Major Gifts Director in 2017 after spending multiple cycles at EMILY’s List. Kate most recently served as the Majority Council Manager at EMILY’s during the 2016 election cycle – expanding the organization’s mid-level fundraising program in its biggest cycle to date. She previously served as Finance Director for Connie Pillich’s campaign for Ohio State Treasurer after working on the EMILY’s List Campaigns Team for almost three years. Originally from New Castle, PA, Kate attended American University in Washington, DC. 

Nathan Thomas, Email Director
Prior to joining the DLCC in 2009, Nathan worked on the writing staff of the Mack Crounse Group. He is a veteran of the 2008 Iowa Caucuses and later joined the field staff of Louisiana Democrat Don Cazayoux’s successful special election campaign for Congress. Before that, Nathan got his start as an intern for the 2006 congressional campaigns of Nick Lampson and Dan Maffei. Nathan is a native of New Orleans and a graduate of Syracuse University in New York.

Therese Thomas, Receptionist/Office Manager
Bio Coming Soon.

Shelbi Warner, Director of Operations & Compliance
Shelbi joined the DLCC after spending the 2014 election cycle on her second stint with Gumbinner & Davies as a Senior Political Associate managing direct mail programs nationwide for labor unions, independent expenditures, and candidates. Prior to returning to G&D, Shelbi served on the operations and marketing team for Lake Research Partners. Previously, she spent several years in her home state of Florida as a fundraiser and strategist with campaigns and associations. Shelbi attended the University of Florida for undergrad and Florida State University for graduate studies.

Alexandra Weinroth, Research & Policy Outreach Coordinator
Alexandra joined the DLCC in 2016. She previously worked as a Research Fellow with the DLCC and as a Political Analyst with the Atlas Project. Alexandra got her start in 2014 as a field organizer for the PA-08 congressional race. She graduated from Tulane University in 2014 with a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Music and is a Pennsylvania native.

Heather Williams, Deputy Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer
Heather returned to the DLCC in 2015 after serving as Vice President at Stateside Associates. Heather first started at the DLCC as a member of the Political Department, serving as Director of Financial Services, supporting both legislators and caucuses with their fundraising operations. From there, Heather transitioned into the Finance Department where she ultimately rose to the role of National Finance Director. Prior to joining DLCC in 2005, she worked on campaigns in Iowa, including working for Former DLCC Chair Senator Mike Gronstal as finance director of the Iowa Senate Democrats. Heather graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Robert Williams, Director of Corporate Relations
Robert joined the DLCC in 2016. Prior to joining the DLCC, he was a Denver-based fundraiser for the National Conference of State Legislatures. Robert got his start in politics working on state and local campaigns in his home state of South Carolina. He received his BA in Political Science from the College of Charleston.

Graham Wilson, National Field Director
Graham joined the DLCC in 2014; prior to joining the DLCC he worked in different states for different campaigns across the country. One of the first field hires for the Obama Campaign in 2007, he continued working in the Obama organization until 2011. He was formerly the Grassroots Victory Program Director at the DLCC. A native of Minneapolis Minnesota, his political career began in his home state in 2006 when he worked for the Minnesota DFL Coordinated Campaign.