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Giuliani Campaign Press Release - Giuliani Announces Campaign Staff in California

July 11, 2007

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee announced today the campaign's California staff. Brent Lowder will serve as California Executive Director. He will oversee the campaign's daily statewide operation building upon the Mayor's momentum leading into next year's Republican primary.

In addition to Lowder, Thomas Roberts will serve as the campaign's California Political Director and Jessica Patterson as Deputy Political Director. Steve Frank, Coalitions Director, will help grow the grassroots efforts throughout the state.

"Rudy's support in California continues to grow and our campaign staff in the Golden State will turn that support into a strong victory in the Republican primary," said Giuliani's National Political Director Mark Campbell. "We have made tremendous progress from the grassroots to statewide fundraising, and we are excited to have such a strong political team in a state as important as California."

About the California Campaign Staff:

Brent Lowder, Executive Director

Lowder has over ten years of experience working in the California political arena. During this time, Lowder has served in senior staff positions on various state and local Republican campaigns. In 2002, he served as a senior aide to Bill Simon during his campaign for Governor of California. Prior to his work on the Simon campaign, Lowder worked on Matt Fong's campaign for U.S. Senate in 1998 and on the Pete Wilson Gubernatorial Committee in 1994.

Thomas Roberts, Political Director

Roberts has held a number of positions on campaigns across the country. He served as Political Director for the Washington State Republican Party in the 2006 election cycle. During the 2004 Presidential election, Roberts served as a field representative for the Bush-Cheney campaign in both Washington state and Ohio. He also directed the northeastern Mississippi 72-hour program for Haley Barbour's successful gubernatorial bid in 2003. Most recently, Roberts worked within the Bush Administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Jessica Millan Patterson, Deputy Political Director

Patterson is joining the Giuliani Campaign after successfully directing strategy and communications for the election of Keen Butcher for the California County Chairmen's Association. Her campaign experience in California includes serving as Regional Political Director for the California Republican Party, covering the Central Coast, Central Valley, and the Bay Area. She also worked as the Executive Director of the Ventura County Republican Party during the 2004 and 2005 election cycles.

Steve Frank, Coalitions Director

Frank is a Vietnam veteran whose campaign experience in California dates back to Richard Nixon's run for President in 1960. Frank played active roles in Ronald Reagan's campaign for Governor of California in 1966 and Reagan's presidential campaigns in 1976 and 1980. He served as the California Republican Party Parliamentarian, former President of the California Republican Assembly, and Deputy Political Director of Bill Simon's campaign for Governor.

Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani Campaign Press Release - Giuliani Announces Campaign Staff in California Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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