Newark, NJ – Today, Cory 2020 announced several key members of Sen. Cory Booker’s national campaign team. Earlier today, Booker announced that he is running for president of the United States.
Addisu Demissie will serve as Campaign Manager. Demissie most recently served as Campaign Manager for Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and as National Voter Outreach and Mobilization Director on Hillary Clinton’s 2016’s presidential campaign. Demissie managed Booker’s first campaign for US Senate in 2013.
Jenna Lowenstein will serve as Deputy Campaign Manager. Lowenstein most recently served as Campaign Manager for Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) and as Digital Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Lowenstein previously served as Vice President of Digital at Emily’s List.
Matt Klapper will serve as Senior Advisor. Klapper has served for four years as Senator Booker’s chief of staff. Klapper previously served as Policy Director for Booker’s 2013 Senate election, as Chief Policy Advisor to Mayor Booker in Newark City Hall and as a professional firefighter in New Jersey.
Modia Butler will serve as Senior Strategist. Butler has previously served as Senator Booker’s New Jersey Chief of Staff, as Chief of Staff to Mayor Booker in Newark City Hall, and as Chairman for the Newark Housing Authority.
Tamia Booker will serve as National Political Director. Booker has served as Deputy Chief of Staff in Senator Cory Booker’s Washington, DC, office. Booker previously worked as African American Outreach Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and as the Director of Constituency & Allied Groups Outreach at the Democratic National Convention Committee. Tamia Booker is not related to Cory Booker.
Lauren Dikis will serve as National Finance Director. Dikis has served as Booker’s Finance Director since his first Senate campaign in 2013 and previously served as Campaign Services Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).
Jeff Giertz will serve as National Communications Director. Giertz has served as Communications Director in Senator Cory Booker’s Washington, DC office. Giertz previously worked as Communications Director for Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA)’s 2014 US Senate campaign, and also worked on President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
Michael Tyler will serve as Deputy National Communications Director. Tyler has served as Chief of Staff to DNC Chair Tom Perez and as Spokesperson and National Press Secretary for the DNC.