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Washington D.C. Team

Todd Schulte, Executive Director
Todd Schulte previously served as Chief of Staff at Priorities USA Action, the Super PAC supporting President Obama's re-election. Prior to that he served as Congressman Scott Murphy's (NY-20) Chief of Staff and worked at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. He resides in Washington, DC with his beautiful chocolate lab Pippa and even more beautiful wife Lindsey.

Rob Jesmer, Campaign Manager 
Rob is the former executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. He manages our campaigns, and oversees grassroots operations, research, earned and paid media, and our policy and legislative operations. Rob has extensive experience on statewide and national campaigns and on Capitol Hill as a chief of staff.

Alida Garcia, Coalitions and Policy Director 
Alida Garcia is the former National Latino Vote Deputy Director of Obama For America's 2012 reelection campaign. As FWD.us’s Director of Coalitions & Policy, Garcia advises on immigration policy and oversees our external relationships with a diverse coalition of allied groups and individuals dedicated to passing comprehensive immigration reform.

Kate Hansen, Communications Director
Kate Hansen most recently worked as the communications director for the Democratic Governors Association’s successful 2012 cycle. Hansen has run communications operations for members of both the House and Senate and has wide-ranging experience on progressive statewide and national campaigns.