NORTH CAROLINA – The Biden campaign is expanding staff and efforts in North Carolina.
Starting July 22, Biden for President and the North Carolina coordinated campaign will have nine new senior directors.
The new senior hires include North Carolina natives and former staff from various presidential primary campaigns and state and local races.
New senior hires in North Carolina include:
- Katie Hendrickson, North Carolina Political Director: Hendrickson is a political strategist based in Raleigh. She previously served as the N.C. Political Director for Mike Bloomberg during the 2020 Democratic Primary, Deputy Director of Boards and Commissions in the Office of Gov. Roy Cooper, and on Secretary Clinton's National Advance team.
- Maya Humes, North Carolina Communications Director: Humes previously served as a consultant for Stockton, California Mayor Michael Tubbs, and as his chief of staff when he was National Co-Chair of Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign. Beforehand, Maya served as California Communications Director for Kamala Harris' presidential campaign and National Press Secretary for NextGen America.
- Bajeyah Eaddy, North Carolina Coalitions Director: Eaddy worked as a regional political director for Biden in this year's South Carolina primary and traveled to Michigan in the role of Special Projects Director for their primary, and most recently as special projects director over the Great Lakes states including Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Michigan, Indiana, Missouri, and Minnesota before assuming the current role.
- David Berrios, North Carolina Coordinated Campaign Director: Berrios most recently served as the national deputy campaign director for Organizing Together 2020. Before that, David worked on Cory Booker's presidential primary campaign as the national organizing director. He has done stints at the Democratic National Committee and served as the GOTV director for the 2018 Ohio coordinated campaign.
- Douglas Wilson, North Carolina Senior Advisor to the Coordinated Campaign: Wilson is the founder and principal of Alexander Wilson Consulting LLC., a political and public affairs company. In 2014, he served as the late Senator Kay Hagan's State Political Director. Wilson also served as a Regional Field Director for President Barack Obama's campaign in the South Carolina Democratic Primary, and as the State Director of Constituency Outreach in S.C. during the 2008 Presidential General Election.
- Amanda Clarke, North Carolina Coordinated Organizing Director: Clarke returns to North Carolina after serving as the Voter Registration Director and Deputy Organizing Director there in 2016. She worked on the Bloomberg campaign in Texas, previously worked as Regional Director with Run for Something, served as the Organizing Director for Mayor Bill de Blasio's re-election campaign and Jim Johnson's New Jersey gubernatorial race, and worked on Congressman Ro Khanna's 2014 campaign.
- Owen Berger, North Carolina Coordinated GOTV Director: Berger most recently worked as North Carolina Organizing Director with Warren for President. Past campaigns include McCready for Congress in NC-09, Bew for Congress in NC-03, and coordinated campaigns in New Hampshire 2018, Virginia 2017, and Pennsylvania 2016.
- Alexis Hebert, North Carolina Coordinated Digital Organizing Director: Hebert most recently served as the Digital Director for Organizing Together 2020 N.C. and before that as Digital Director for Mike Bloomberg 2020 in N.C. Previously, she was Co-Executive Director for Emerge Kentucky, part of the Emerge America network, and has worked in political fundraising and at a political media and communications firm.
- Hannah Slovut, North Carolina Coordinated Data Director: Slovut previously served as the Data Director at Organizing Together, National Data Manager on Sen. Amy Klobuchar's presidential campaign. Beforehand, she was a deputy field director on Angie Craig's congressional campaign in MN-02 and the campaign manager for Phillipe Cunningham's Minneapolis city council campaign.
The Biden-DNC Victory program has organizers across the state reaching out to voters. Staff are focusing on areas like voter protection, defining and localizing Trump, and constituency outreach.
In April, the Democratic Coordinated Campaign in North Carolina made over 200,000 calls and recruited over 390 volunteers, 90 percent of whom had not previously made calls with the program. In June, over 1.22 million voters were called.
Earlier this year, North Carolina was also a part of the first wave of Battleground Build-Up 2020 investments, which allows state parties to dramatically increase the immediate scale of their organizing programs by roughly doubling the amount of on-the-ground field organizers across battleground states.