Chaired by Gov. Dan Malloy, the DGA is dedicated to electing Democratic governors across the country.
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Democratic Governors

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Founded in 1983, the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) is an independent voluntary political organization organized to support Democratic governors and candidates across the nation.

As the only organization dedicated to electing Democratic governors and candidates, the DGA participates at all levels of campaigns, from providing resources to fund operations to helping articulate and deliver their messages. The DGA also provides expert advice in policy areas to Democratic governors and candidates, with several policy conferences a year on topics such as biotechnology and life sciences and the new energy economy.

The DGA is proud to support the Democratic governors in 16 states and 2 US territories. We invite you to learn more about them, the upcoming races and how to be involved in the DGA.


Emma Anspach Deputy Research Director
Alfred Artis Research Associate
Kwame Boadi Policy Director
Kate Bukowski Director of Member Relations
Marshall Cohen  Deputy Political Director
Leti Davalos Deputy Events Director
Ronnie Eder Digital Associate
Josh Ellis Digital Assistant
Michelle Finkle Data Director
Jonathan Geldof Research Assistant
Sasha Gluck Deputy Director of Corporate Relations
Brandon Graham Policy Associate
Lindsay Hayes Events Director
Austin Hicks Press Assistant
Morgan Hill Research Associate
Stephen Hill Chief Operating Officer
Gavrie Kullman Digital Director


Noam Lee National Finance Director
Jared Leopold Communications Director
Meghan Meehan-Draper Major Donor Director
Candace Milner Administrative Assistant
Trey Nix Campaign Director
Heather Owens Research Director
Elisabeth Pearson Executive Director
Corey Platt Political Director
Joe Schafer IE Director
Nick Schumaker Deputy Major Donor Director
Audrey Schlette Compliance Associate
James Singer Deputy Research Director
Donna Tappin Director of Operations
Terri  Zuniga Executive Assistant
Gov. Dan Malloy, Connecticut (Chair)
Gov. Jay Inslee, Washington (Chair-elect)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New York (Policy Chair)
 Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia (DGA Unrig the Map Chair)
Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon (Executive Committee)
Gov. Steve Bullock, Montana (Executive Committee)
Elisabeth Pearson, Executive Director
Peter O’Keefe, Treasurer

Democratic Governors Association
1225 Eye St. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 772-5600
Fax: (202) 772-5602
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