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State Legislative Coordinator

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Build a legislative team in your state and seek to increase activism.
  • Communicate all legislative information and material to the facility legislative reps.
  • Ensure a professional relationship is established and maintained with every member of Congress (MoC) and their staff in your state. Have a primary NATCA POC for each Congressional office.
  • Serve as liaison between the NLC, the facility legislative representatives and congressional point of contacts in their state for the following items: Grassroots campaigns, congressional election campaigns, NATCA PAC campaigns, fundraiser requests, and state/facility level legislative issues.
  • Make NATCA PAC a priority in your state and assist in regular facility PAC drives. Assist Facility Legislative Reps to develop their PAC plan.
  • Ensure all congressional meetings for NATCA in Washington and mini/rolling lobby weeks are scheduled and completed.
  • Be mindful of your social media posts. You are now in a position of leadership. NATCA is a bipartisan organization and members will look to your actions and social media for guidance and example. When you post, especially in regards to politics, always be cognizant that those who see it may perceive your opinion as NATCA’s opinion.
  • Stay up to date on all federal races in your state. Participate and encourage members to participate in the campaign season/process.
  • Know the HATCH Act.
  • Understand NATCA’s reimbursement policy. Do not expect reimbursement on anything without prior coordination and approval from your NLC member.
  • Utilize the PAC Tracker to request PAC funds.

NATCA’s State Legislative Coordinators

NSO Alabama All Antwan Acree [email protected] 478-365-8128
NAL Alaska All Richard “Tiny” Fagg [email protected] 907-440-9469
NWP Arizona All David Skarphol [email protected] 701-361-5516
NSW Arkansas All John Bratcher [email protected] 501-837-5777
NWP California 2-3, 7, 11-12, 14-15 18-19 Juan Serna-Spuler [email protected] 408-761-6625
NWP California 1, 4-6, 9-10, 13, 17 Erik Mandt [email protected] ‭941-224-0704
NWP California 16, 20-22, 29, 33, 37, 40, 43, 44 Martin Ramirez [email protected] 323-707-1941
NWP California 8, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30-32, 34-36, 38, 41 James Decker [email protected] 760-485-6913
NWP California 39, 42, 45-53 Alex Cisneros [email protected] 619-889-2539
NWP California 24, 26 Trisha Pesiri-Dybvik [email protected] 408-315-1820
NNM Colorado All Jenny Benjamin [email protected] (970) 215-7028
NNE Connecticut All Bryan Krampovitis [email protected] 203-767-9961
NEA Delaware All Scott Nagy [email protected] 561-445-9880
NSO Florida Northern (1-7, 9-15) Paul Behan [email protected] 386-547-6909
NSO Forida Southern (8, 16-27) USVI and PR Billy Kisseadoo [email protected] 954-288-4608
NSO Georgia All Jenny Chhetri [email protected] (850) 291-3088
NWP Hawaii All Jimmy Lake [email protected] 808-384-2407
NNM Idaho All Clay McCarty [email protected] 801-633-1883
NGL Illinois All Toby Hauck [email protected] 630-957-7205
NGL Indiana All Eric Nolting [email protected] (317) 663-9657
NCE Iowa All Sarah Soma [email protected] 952-220-1679
NCE Kansas All Jami Davis [email protected] 913-544-6850
NSO Kentucky All John Buonodonna [email protected] 502-807-1552
NSW Louisiana LA 3, 4, 5 Mary Ann Hall [email protected] 318-658-7453
NSW Louisiana 1, 2, 6 Keith Dupuy [email protected] 337-577-3631
NNE Maine All Andre Jean [email protected] 603-943-4006
NEA Maryland All Jamaal Teel [email protected] 301-520-2918
NNE Massachusetts All Jason Holland [email protected] 860-573-3729
NGL Michigan All Matt Arington m[email protected] 765-792-0273
NGL Minnesota All Brian VanDeBerg [email protected] 651-319-2570
NSO Mississippi All Mike Long [email protected] 661-886-8515
NCE Missouri All Bryan Schwappach [email protected] 816-522-5189
NNM Montana All Chris Bakke [email protected] 801-633-6963
NCE Nebraska All Melissa Tinzmann [email protected] 618-791-6650
NWP Nevada All Tony Borgert (L30) [email protected] 702-557-7031
NNE New Hampshire All Jeff Aulbach [email protected] 603-320-8320
NEA New Jersey All TJ Woodyard [email protected] 412-337-3628
NSW New Mexico All Derek Bray [email protected] 505-595-5426
NEA New York Eastern Long Island (1-4, 11, 18) Dave Romano [email protected] 631-252-1486
NEA New York Upstate (19-27) Jeff Sieczkarski [email protected] 585-490-5052
NEA New York NYC (13-17) Toby Bucsescu [email protected] 914-441-5446
NEA New York NYC (5-10, 12) Louis Caggiano [email protected] 718-751-5604
NSO North Carolina All Stephen Cooper [email protected] 904-316-7553
NGL North Dakota All Jonathan Blumhorst [email protected] 913-244-5206
NGL Ohio All Ron Shonk [email protected] 440-452-9627
NSO Ohio All John Buonadonna [email protected] 502-807-1552
NSW Oklahoma All Berkley Atkins [email protected] 405-210-4991
NNM Oregon All Terry Sullivan [email protected] 415-517-3367
NEA Pennsylvania Eastern PA (1-6) John Murdock [email protected] 215-534-9770
NEA Pennsylvania Central PA (10-13) Phil Gesumaria  [email protected] 570-259-5902
NEA Pennsylvania Central PA (7-9) Allen Fritz [email protected] 610-621-6268
NEA Pennsylvania Western PA (14-18) Chuck Zielinske [email protected] 724-462-4263
NNE Rhode Island All Juan Ledesma [email protected] 781-353-8885
NSO South Carolina All Matt Trimble [email protected] 585-610-2448
NGL South Dakota All Jon Goeden [email protected] 605-661-9428
NSO Tennessee All Zac Hedrick [email protected] 615-427-9403
NSW Texas 3, 17, 25, 31 Betsy Beaumont [email protected] 817-781-6288
NSW Texas 11, 16, 19, 23 Cesar Cordero [email protected] 915-613-6664
NSW Texas 1, 4, 13, 24, 32, 33 Bill Dewey [email protected]  817-528-4558
NSW Texas 2, 7, 9, 18, 29 Eric Avila [email protected] 713-702-6402
NSW Texas 5, 6, 12, 26, 30 Trevor Barry [email protected] (717) 917-5977
NSW Texas 8, 15, 20, 21, 28, 34, 35, 36 Corey Soignet [email protected] 337-298-2891
NSW Texas 10,14,22,27 John Olinger [email protected] 832-217-5853
NNM Utah All Caryn Smith [email protected] 801-808-5392
NNE Vermont All Rick Selter [email protected] 386-747-4330
NEA Virginia 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 Brian Schmelzel [email protected] 630-723-9422
NEA Virginia 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 Joseph Heale [email protected] 509-251-5471
NNM Washington All Neil Miller [email protected] 608-235-6999
NEA West Virginia All Clarence Rucker [email protected] 703-338-4274
NGL Wisconsin All Mark Hermanson [email protected] 608-214-4455
NNM Wyoming All Caryn Smith [email protected] 801-808-5392