Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Honour has announced a deep bench of GOP operatives for his campaign team.
Honour’s campaign released an e-mail Tuesday afternoon announcing 12 people or their firms are working for him in positions ranging from field work to polling. Some of his top staffers were already known such as former Minnesota GOP Chair Pat Shortridge as lead strategist and long-time GOP fundraiser Shanna Woodbury as finance director. Others are:
–Valentina Weis, deputy campaign manager. Weis recently worked for U.S. Reps. Allen West of Florida and Francisco Canseco of Texas and the Mitt Romney presidential campaign.
–Brady Dube, campaign coordinator. Dube is a former field director and research coordinator for the Minnesota GOP.
–Sheldon Anderson, field manager. Anderson is a former mayor of Wyoming and legislative candidate. He was district director for U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack.
–Scott Howell, media. Howell runs Scott Howell & Company, which has worked for U.S. Sens. Norm Coleman and John Thune and President George W. Bush.
–Linda DiVall, polling. DiVall is the president and CEO of American Viewpoint, which she founded in 1985. Her resume includes Congressional, Senate, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns.
–Priscilla Pesci, marketing. Pesci is a former senior vice president at MGM Worldwide Television Group.
–Wesley Donehue, digital. Donehue is the CEO of Push Digital based in Columbia, S.C.
–Ted Daley, treasurer. Daley is a licensed CPA who served one two-year term in the Minnesota Senate as a Republican from Eagan.
–Erik Johnson, controller. A licensed CPA and former treasurer for Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek’s campaign.
–Brian Clark, campaign chairman. Clark owns a sewer and water business in Mound and is a lifelong friend of Honour’s.
Honour, a businessman from Wayzata, announced his campaign for the 2014 gubernatorial race, last month. Last weekend, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson also entered the GOP field.