Maria has been working on campaigns, driving issue advocacy and getting Democrats elected since she was a kid in Idaho spending Saturday afternoons knocking on doors or putting up yard signs with her dad.
Later, doubling Democratic seats in legislative chambers, electing progressive mayors and city council members, winning targeted Congressional seats and serving as the Executive Director of two state parties, she’s been on the front lines of national electoral politics for over a decade running programs for the League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, Senator Patty Murray, Washington United for Marriage, Planned Parenthood of Montana, the Arizona, Utah, Kansas, and Alaska Democratic Party, The Colorado, Kansas, Arizona and Idaho House Caucuses among others.
Maria is known for targeting voters with precision, developing effective identification, persuasion and turnout programs, and building strong grassroots coalitions. Whether you are electing a candidate, running a ballot initiative, reaching out to constituents, or putting pressure on elected officials to do the right thing, you want Maria on your team.
Maria runs Hilltop’s Idaho office and when she’s not working, you’ll most likely find her on a yoga mat, experimenting in the kitchen, or hanging out with her husband, Jeremy.