Democratic Experience

Volunteer Experiences

Encouraged neighbors to vote Democratic by distributing literature and sample ballots as PCO

43rd LD Dems and 36th LD Dems (2001-Present):

  • Drafted plans for coordination with Democratic candidates and progressive initiatives; and trained PCOs in use of VoteBuilder and MiniVan as Vice-Chair for Elections
  • Filled nearly 200 PCO positions as Vice-Chair for Recruitment
  • Trained 2008 precinct caucuses area coordinators for >30 sites attended by >20,000 people; organized “data parties” to digitize attendee contact info, and organized LD caucus as Vice-Chair for Elections
  • Assisted with Membership and PCO Recruitment, Communications, Technology, Fundraising Events, and a joint campaign invasion with YDUW while volunteering as First Gentleman (spouse was Chair ‘07-’10)

King County Democrats (2004-2008):

  • Redesigned website, established moderated Community Calendar, began process of posting candidate questionnaires online,  integrated maps and elections data into website, and forwarded volunteers from KC Dems website to LD’s as 1st Vice-Chair for Communications and Technology

Young Democrats of America (2003-2009):

  • Took and distributed minutes; redesigned website, managed listservs, established an online newsletter and established YDA presence on social media like Facebook and Twitter as national Secretary
  • Remotely organized “Founder’s Day” fundraiser in DC at  with DNC meetings as Finance Committee Chair
  • Traveled to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Anchorage, AK to meet with YD’s  as Pacific Region Director

Young Democrats of Washington (2001-2007):

  • Represented Young Democrats interests as YDA National Committeeman and as WSDCC Committeeman including helping to organize the 2006 WA Dems convention vote to increase YD representation
  • Redesigned website and compiled calendar of 2002 election events as Communications Director

King County Young Democrats (2001-2005, 2010):

  • Organized “campaign invasion” events to purple parts of King County as Political and Legislative Director
  • Ran meetings, organized candidate forums, straw poll fundraisers, and endorsements as Chair
  • Drafted budget, tracked budget, deposited checks, and reported to group as Treasurer

Champaign County (IL) Democrats (1998-2001):

  • Worked and strategized to elect more Democrats while serving as a precinct captain, member of Central Committee, and member of Executive Committee in this predominantly rural county

Institute for a Democratic Future: Class of 2002

PNW Anti-Defamation League: Board member

Northwest Progressive Institute: Founding Board of Directors member and current Advisory Board member

Work Experience

To read about Rob’s professional background in the technology industry, visit the Work Experience page.