~ For Friday, January 29:
This week's Democratic Club features a visit from representatives from the Idaho Democratic Party. We will be visited by IDP Communication's Director-Dean Fergunson and IDP Political Director-Tom Hamilton. They will provide an overview of Idaho's current legislative activities, an update on Democratic Legislative priorities and what Democrat will need to do to win in 2016.
Please join us this Friday, January 29. The meeting will take place at the Iron Horse Bar and Grill, at 407 E Sherman Ave in Coeur d'Alene at 12:00 PM. Club meetings take place each Friday.
Dean Ferguson – Communications Director, Idaho Democratic Party
http://idahodems. Role at IDP: Dean oversees all the communication from IDP. All press inquiries are managed by Dean. When you get an email or phone call from Dean, he may be alerting you to what is going on in DC or the Statehouse, asking you to act on behalf of an issue we care about, or he may just be getting your thoughts on an upcoming story.
Professional Experience: Dean earned a B.S. in Education from the University of Idaho and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He managed an Idaho U.S. Senate race and worked as communication director for Congressman Walt Minnick. Outside of his political career, he has worked in the ranching, timber, mining, recreational and farming industries and was a political reporter for the Lewiston Tribune.
Personal Notes: Dean is a fifth generation Idahoan who enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking and rafting. His immediate family lives in North Idaho and Eastern Washington.
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Tom Hamilton – Political Director, Idaho Democratic Party
Role at IDP: Engage, retain and recruit Democratic supporters, maintain/train on statewide voter database, work with campaigns, county organizations and activists on marketing, targeting and outreach, build partnerships with key constituency groups on mutual policies and issues, and execute voter mobilization campaigns to maximize resources and progressive turnout.
Professional Experience: After receiving his Political Science degree in 2009, Tom developed his skills as the Northern Nevada Regional Field Director with Organizing for America for 2 years. There Tom developed a commitment to grassroots organizing and a passion for data-driven, modern campaigning. He relocated to Boise when he became Nicole Lefavour’s Congressional Field Director in August of 2012. Like many, he found Idaho a welcoming place and even more importantly he realized that people here are eager to be part of a grassroots effort to improve their state. In 2013 Tom co-managed Boise Greater Auditorium District’s successful campaign as well as the Yes! Yes! Boise Bond campaign. Tom joined the IDP staff in 2014 and is excited to continue finding ways for our volunteers to make a difference and grow into a more organized, more effective force for change.
Personal Notes: Tom’s early life was split between Reno, Nevada and Las Vegas. While growing up he experienced equal parts privilege and adversity and developed an early understanding that we need to create more opportunity for people to reach their potential. When he isn’t running campaigns or volunteering on them, you’ll find Tom doing something on the nerdy side. While he occasionally gets out for a game of tennis, Tom is much more likely to be found playing table games with some friends or sitting down with a new video game.
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