Pete Kavanaugh brings a wealth of experience designing and leading field, political and communications operations for local, state and national campaigns.
In 2011–2012, Pete served as the New Hampshire State Director for President Obama’s re-election campaign, overseeing all strategy, staffing, and spending in the critical battleground state. In November, New Hampshire delivered the second-largest margin of victory for President Obama amongst battleground states and helped to carry a historic Democratic wave in New Hampshire, including a gubernatorial victory and majorities in the state House of Representatives and Executive Council.
In 2010, Pete advised a number of candidates and organizations on their field and communications strategies. In 2008, Pete directed field operations for the Democratic Party of Virginia, resulting in Barack Obama’s becoming the first Democrat to carry Virginia on the presidential level in forty-four years, the election of Mark Warner to an open U.S. Senate seat, and three new Democratic Members of Congress.
Pete’s other political work includes advisory roles to the campaigns of Attorney General Peter Kilmartin (RI), Terry McAuliffe for Governor (VA), and Jody Wagner for Lt. Governor (VA); deputy field director for John Edwards 2008 New Hampshire campaign; and deputy director of the Missouri Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 2006. A native of Massachusetts, he received a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University.