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Democratic Governors Leading the Way
Democratic Governors Leading the Way
Published: 2011/02/25
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
The President Meets with Democratic Governors
The President Meets with Democratic Governors
Published: 2015/02/20
Channel: The Obama White House
Glitch
Glitch
Published: 2013/08/26
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Democratic Governors Association (DGA) Civil War - Democrats attack President Obama and Nancy Pelosi
Democratic Governors Association (DGA) Civil War - Democrats attack President Obama and Nancy Pelosi
Published: 2010/07/19
Channel: Republican Governors Association
"The Difference"
"The Difference"
Published: 2014/01/28
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
"Brainpower"
"Brainpower"
Published: 2014/02/03
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Democratic Governors Assoc. "Brainpower"
Democratic Governors Assoc. "Brainpower"
Published: 2015/07/31
Channel: Todd Hahn
My Classroom
My Classroom
Published: 2014/10/01
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Radically Different
Radically Different
Published: 2012/09/27
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
How Many Governors Are Democrats?
How Many Governors Are Democrats?
Published: 2017/09/04
Channel: Last Question
Democratic Governors salute our servicemembers
Democratic Governors salute our servicemembers
Published: 2009/11/11
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Governor Tim Kaine on the Role of the DGA
Governor Tim Kaine on the Role of the DGA
Published: 2007/09/14
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
This Week in @DemGovs Leadership (5.12.17)
This Week in @DemGovs Leadership (5.12.17)
Published: 2017/05/12
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
"Interview"
"Interview"
Published: 2014/07/16
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
If I could talk, Democratic Governors Association
If I could talk, Democratic Governors Association
Published: 2015/05/13
Channel: mcfnTV2011
Christina Aguilera - Say Something (Democratic Governors Association "DGA" Holiday Party 08-Dec-14)
Christina Aguilera - Say Something (Democratic Governors Association "DGA" Holiday Party 08-Dec-14)
Published: 2014/12/15
Channel: Wow Christina
Governor Kathleen Sebelius on Insuring Children
Governor Kathleen Sebelius on Insuring Children
Published: 2007/10/15
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (Democratic Governors Association "DGA" Holiday Party 08-Dec-14)
Christina Aguilera - Beautiful (Democratic Governors Association "DGA" Holiday Party 08-Dec-14)
Published: 2014/12/15
Channel: Wow Christina
Why Democrats Won in 2011
Why Democrats Won in 2011
Published: 2011/11/21
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
"Border Republican"
"Border Republican"
Published: 2010/09/08
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Democratic Governor
Democratic Governor's Association Releases 'Cracks' Against Gov. Rick Perry
Published: 2010/09/28
Channel: The Texas Tribune
DGA Chair Conference Call on Maine Governor
DGA Chair Conference Call on Maine Governor's Race
Published: 2014/05/07
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Friday Five 05.05
Friday Five 05.05
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
2017 NGA Wrap-Up
2017 NGA Wrap-Up
Published: 2017/03/01
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
LePage Unleashed: Vaseline & Black Hearts
LePage Unleashed: Vaseline & Black Hearts
Published: 2013/06/20
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Dems
Dems' Challenge Is Pace of Economic Progress, Says Democratic Governors Assn. Chair O'Malley
Published: 2011/09/15
Channel: FORA.tv
Democrats Must "Fight Like Hell" for Obama Jobs Plan, Says Democratic Governors Chair O
Democrats Must "Fight Like Hell" for Obama Jobs Plan, Says Democratic Governors Chair O'Malley
Published: 2011/09/15
Channel: FORA.tv
STEM Ed and GIS - Presentation & Discussion at the Democratic Governors Association
STEM Ed and GIS - Presentation & Discussion at the Democratic Governors Association
Published: 2014/12/12
Channel: Enrique Legaspi Frias
Dem Govs on health care
Dem Govs on health care
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
FOX Business: Martin O
FOX Business: Martin O'Malley Gets It Wrong On Democrat Governors and Jobs
Published: 2012/09/11
Channel: Republican Governors Association
Governor Chet Culver on winning in Iowa
Governor Chet Culver on winning in Iowa
Published: 2007/09/13
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
DGA Chair O
DGA Chair O'Malley: Texas Gov. Perry Right on Tuition for Illegal Immigrants
Published: 2011/09/15
Channel: FORA.tv
Democratic Governors Assoc "Mark"
Democratic Governors Assoc "Mark"
Published: 2015/07/31
Channel: Todd Hahn
Cheat
Cheat
Published: 2014/07/30
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
No Way
No Way
Published: 2014/02/21
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Cuccinelli Calls on Christie to Resign as RGA Chair
Cuccinelli Calls on Christie to Resign as RGA Chair
Published: 2014/01/21
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
What Terry McAuliffe did right
What Terry McAuliffe did right
Published: 2013/11/07
Channel: Washington Post
CNN Coverage of President Obama
CNN Coverage of President Obama's Speech
Published: 2009/10/07
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Welcome from Governor Brian Schweitzer!
Welcome from Governor Brian Schweitzer!
Published: 2009/10/22
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on CNN
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on CNN
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
More Trouble for ObamaCare in the States With Democrat Governors
More Trouble for ObamaCare in the States With Democrat Governors
Published: 2014/02/18
Channel: Republican Governors Association
FOX News: Colorado Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper Facing Falling Approval
FOX News: Colorado Democrat Governor John Hickenlooper Facing Falling Approval
Published: 2013/09/11
Channel: Republican Governors Association
West Virginia’s Democrat Governor Turns Republican After CRAZY Thing Trump Did To Him.
West Virginia’s Democrat Governor Turns Republican After CRAZY Thing Trump Did To Him.
Published: 2017/08/04
Channel: Breaking News Today
Democratic Govs are Leading the Way
Democratic Govs are Leading the Way
Published: 2011/04/21
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Getting the Job Done
Getting the Job Done
Published: 2012/02/14
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Tom Corbett
Tom Corbett's 2013
Published: 2013/12/23
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
Governor Kathleen Sebelius on the DGA
Governor Kathleen Sebelius on the DGA
Published: 2007/09/13
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
DGA Press Conference: Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
DGA Press Conference: Ohio Governor Ted Strickland
Published: 2010/02/23
Channel: Democratic Governors Association
White House: Democrat Governors Support The Second Stimulus
White House: Democrat Governors Support The Second Stimulus
Published: 2011/10/31
Channel: Republican Governors Association
DGA Spokesperson Reaction on Tight Governor
DGA Spokesperson Reaction on Tight Governor's Race
Published: 2014/11/05
Channel: CBS Chicago
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United States President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden meet with the Democratic Governors Association in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on 22 February 2013.

The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) is a Washington, D.C. based 527 organization founded in 1983, consisting of U.S. state and territorial governors affiliated with the Democratic Party. The mission of the organization is to provide party support to the election and re-election of Democratic gubernatorial candidates. The DGA's Republican counterpart is the Republican Governors Association. The DGA is not directly affiliated with the non-partisan National Governors Association. Elisabeth Pearson is currently the Executive Director of the DGA.

Founding and early years[edit]

The DGA in its current form was founded by Virginia Governor Chuck Robb in 1983 with the help of Democratic National Committee Chairman Chuck Manatt. The purpose of the committee was to raise funds to elect Democrats to governorships and to improve the partnership between Democratic governors and the Democratic leadership of the House and Senate. Prior to its current formation in mid-1983, they met in a Democratic Governors Conference.

1990s[edit]

The DGA played a pivotal role in the election of Bill Clinton to the Presidency in 1992. Under the leadership of DGA Chair and Hawaii Governor John Waihee, the DGA helped organize Clinton's "winning the West" campaign tour through Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and California. Republicans had handily won in all but Washington and Oregon the previous three elections. According to The Washington Post,[1] it was "all but unthinkable to Republicans that the GOP could lose such stalwart pieces of the party's electoral base as Wyoming and Nevada." Clinton lost Wyoming but carried Nevada, Colorado, Montana, Washington, Oregon, and California.

Recent history[edit]

In the past 30 years Democratic Governors have served in various other government positions after their tenure. The following list provides recent positions from the Clinton and Obama administrations.

Democratic Governors elected as President:

Democratic Governors appointed to the U.S. Cabinet:

  • Governor Richard Riley: U.S. Secretary of Education 1993–2001 (Clinton)
  • Governor Bruce Babbitt: U.S. Secretary of the Interior (Clinton)
  • Governor Bill Richardson: U.S. Secretary of Energy (Clinton), prior to becoming Governor of New Mexico
  • Governor Gary Locke: U.S. Secretary of Commerce (Obama)
  • Governor Tom Vilsack: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (Obama)
  • Governor Janet Napolitano: U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security (Obama)
  • Governor Kathleen Sebelius: U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (Obama)


Democratic Governors appointed to Ambassadorships:

  • Governor Mike Sullivan: U.S. Ambassador to Ireland (Clinton)
  • Governor James Blanchard: U.S. Ambassador to Canada (Clinton)
  • Governor Richard Celeste: U.S. Ambassador to India (Clinton)
  • Governor Gary Locke: U.S. Secretary of Commerce and U.S. Ambassador to China (Obama)
  • Governor Ray Mabus: U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (under President Clinton)

Democratic Governors elected DNC Chair:

Democratic Governors elected to the U.S. Senate:

This list only includes Governors who were elected or who had been re-elected to the Senate when the DGA was established. Thus senators such as Gaylord Nelson, Richard Russell Jr., Edmund Muskie, Majority Leader Joseph Taylor Robinson and etc. are not included. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, even though he was elected in a special election in 1966, is included in the list because he had won reelection in the years 1986, 1992 and 1998.

DGA leadership[edit]

The leadership of the DGA consists of elected Democratic governors.

Office Officer State Since
Chairman Dannel Malloy Connecticut 2015
Vice Chairman Jay Inslee Washington 2015

List of current Democratic Governors[edit]

There are currently 15 Democratic governors:

Current Governor State Past Took office Seat Up
Jerry Brown California List 2011 2018
John Hickenlooper Colorado List 2011 2018
Dannel Malloy Connecticut List 2011 2018
John Carney Delaware List 2017 2020
David Ige Hawaii List 2014 2018
John Bel Edwards Louisiana List 2016 2019
Mark Dayton Minnesota List 2011 2018
Steve Bullock Montana List 2013 2020
Andrew Cuomo New York List 2011 2018
Roy Cooper North Carolina List 2017 2020
Kate Brown Oregon List 2015 2018
Tom Wolf Pennsylvania List 2014 2018
Gina Raimondo Rhode Island List 2014 2018
Terry McAuliffe Virginia List 2014 2017
Jay Inslee Washington List 2013 2020


In addition to governors of U.S. states, the DGA also offers membership to Democratic governors of U.S. territories.

Current Governor Territory Past Took office Seat Up
Ricky Rosselló Puerto Rico List 2017 2020
Lolo Matalasi Moliga American Samoa List 2013 2020

List of DGA Chairs[edit]

Current and former DGA Chairs.

Election
Cycle(s)
Chair State
1965 John Connally Texas
1966–1967 Harold Hughes Iowa
1968 Robert McNair South Carolina
1969 John Dempsey Connecticut
1970 Bob Scott North Carolina
1971 Marvin Mandel Maryland
1972 Dale Bumpers Arkansas
1973 Wendell Ford Kentucky
1974 Wendell Anderson Minnesota
1975 Philip Noel Rhode Island
1976 Reubin Askew Florida
1977 Patrick Lucey Wisconsin
Unknown Unknown
1978 Jim Hunt North Carolina
1979 Ella Grasso Connecticut
1980 Brendan Byrne New Jersey
1981 Jerry Brown California
1982 John Brown Kentucky
1983 Scott Matheson Utah
1984 Chuck Robb Virginia
1985 Bruce Babbitt Arizona
1986 Richard Riley South Carolina
1987 Michael Dukakis Massachusetts
1988 Bill Clinton Arkansas
1989 James Blanchard Michigan
1990 Dick Celeste Ohio
1991 Roy Romer Colorado
1992 John Waihee Hawaii
1993 David Walters Oklahoma
1994 Evan Bayh Indiana
1995 Mel Carnahan Missouri
1996 Gaston Caperton West Virginia
1997 Howard Dean Vermont
1998 Pedro Rosselló Puerto Rico
1999 Frank O'Bannon Indiana
2000 Paul Patton Kentucky
2001 Gray Davis California
2002 Parris Glendening Maryland
2003 Gary Locke Washington
2004 Tom Vilsack Iowa
2005–2006 Bill Richardson New Mexico
2007 Kathleen Sebelius Kansas
2008 Brian Schweitzer Montana
2009 Christine Gregoire Washington
2010 Jack Markell Delaware
2011–2012 Martin O'Malley Maryland
2013–2014 Peter Shumlin Vermont
2015 Steve Bullock Montana
2016–2017 Dan Malloy Connecticut
2018 Jay Inslee Washington

Executive Directors[edit]

Term Director
1989 Chuck Dolan
1990–1992 Mark Gearan
1993–1998 Katie Whelan
1999–2004 BJ Thornberry
2005–2006 Penny Lee
2007–2010 Nathan Daschle
2011–2014 Colm O'Comartun
2015–present Elisabeth Pearson

Fundraising[edit]

The DGA reported raising over $20 million in 2011, almost doubling what it raised during the comparable 2007 election cycle. "Because of our strong efforts in 2011, we will have the resources to aid Democratic candidates in targeted states and continue to fight for our core priorities: Jobs. Opportunity. Now.," DGA Chair Martin O'Malley said. Executive Director Colm O'Comartun added, "There is no doubt that we will face a challenging electoral environment in 2012, but our victories in 2011 showed that we know how to wisely and strategically deploy our resources. We are delighted with the continued support of everyone who believes in our mission of creating jobs and expanding opportunity now."[2]

Notable staff alumni[edit]

Several former DGA staff members have gone on to hold prominent positions in the government and in the private and non-profit sectors.

Former Communications Director Jake Siewert served as Press Secretary for President Bill Clinton for four months from 2000 to 2001. From 2001 to 2009, he worked for Alcoa Inc. In 2009, he became an advisor to then-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.[3]

Former Policy Director Sheryl Rose Parker was Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She is currently Deputy Director of Government Affairs for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.[4][5]

Former Policy Communications Director Doug Richardson served as Director of Public Affairs at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Obama administration. He is currently Public Relations Director for R&R Partners.[6]

Former Executive Director Katie Whelan served as a senior advisor to (Republican) California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. She was an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. She is currently Senior Public Policy Advisor for Patton Boggs LLP.[7]

Former Executive Director Nathan Daschle is the founder and CEO of Ruckus, Inc., an online political engagement platform. He is the son of former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle. In October 2010, Daschle was recognized as one of Time magazine's "40 under 40" rising stars in politics.[8]

Former Executive Director Mark Gearan was director of communications during the Clinton administration and served as director of the Peace Corps. He is the current president of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.[9]

Founding Executive Director Chuck Dolan is a Senior Vice President at kglobal and was appointed by President Clinton as Vice-Chair of the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. He is a lecturer at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Devroy, Ann, "Clinton Takes His Case to GOP's Western Stronghold", The Washington Post, October 22, 1993, accessed August 8, 2011.
  2. ^ O'Malley, Martin. "DGA Continues to Break Fundraising Records". [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Jake_Siewert?loadTab=0[dead link]
  4. ^ "Pelosi Names Senior Staff To Speaker's Office". The Washington Current. February 10, 2007. Archived from the original on March 28, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cheryl Parker Rose - POLITICO Topics - POLITICO.com". Archived from the original on October 23, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ "R&R Partners | Public Relations". Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Patton Boggs | Professionals | Katie Whelan". Archived from the original on April 10, 2010. Retrieved August 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Nathan Daschle". The Public Squared. Retrieved 2014-08-10. [permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "HWS: Office of the President". Hws.edu. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  10. ^ http://smpa.gwu.edu/faculty/people/27 Archived May 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

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