Campaign Field Organizer resume

Peter Newton

Campaign Field Organizer


I am seeking campaigns that are interested in creating a thriving, sustainable, cooperative nation by engaging citizens to participate in active leadership roles to influence positive community change.
Employment History
Maricopa County Democratic Party
Phoenix, Arizona
September 2005 – Present
  • Field Organizer, Voter Registration in LD-16 and on First Friday, 2011-12
  • Organizer, Democracy for America Maricopa County
  • Phone Banker and Canvasser, Organizing for America Health Care (LD-16)
Arizona Democratic Party
July 2003 – November 2010
  • Paid Canvasser, Arizona Coordinated Campaign, Get Out The Vote and Congressional District 3 Voter Registration Drive, 2010, and volunteer 2004-2012
  • Paid Field Coordinator, Legislative District 5, 2004
  • Assisted in the Organization of the African-American Caucus, Environmental Caucus, Hispanic Caucus, Progressive Caucus and White Mountain Democratic Club
  • Elected Precinct Committeeman and State Committee Member, LD 16, 2007-present, and LD 30, 2003-2006
  • Arizona Democrat Council, Member, 2006-2009
US Census Bureau
NRFU Enumerator
Phoenix, Arizona
June 2010 – July 2010
  • Located listed addresses in the Assignment Area.
  • Conducted interviews to determine the status of each address on Census Day.
  • Recorded the information provided by the respondent.
Pima County Democratic Party
Field Organizer
Tucson, Arizona
February 2003 – March 2005
  • Joined and planned events for the Nucleus Club, Saguaro Eastside Democrats, and Democrats of the Santa Rita Area
  • Appointed to Precinct Committeeman (PC) Recruitment Chair, Platform Committee, PC Training Handbook Committee and Speakers Bureau
  • Canvassed and Drove on election day for Pima County Coordinated Campaign
  • Hosted and Organized the DNC, Democrats, and Kerry Edwards Meetups
  • Joined Democrats of Greater Tucson, and was elected Board Member at Large
Dean for America
Field Coordinator
Tucson, Arizona
March 2003 – March 2004
  • Hired as Deputy Southern Arizona Director, Tucson, Arizona
  • Co-coordinated Tucson Coordinating Committee efforts in Arizona Legislative District 30
  • Coordinated Rallies, Meetups, Southwest Victory Express and Zephyr Teach Out events.
  • Coordinated campaign canvases, phone banks, events and Primary Day efforts.
  • Organized buses to rallies and coordinated campaign staff and volunteers en route to Arizona.
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts Major in Architecture
August 1992 – December 1996
  • Enrolled in courses that meet the NAAB requirements for a 4 year pre-professional liberal arts degree with a concentration in Architecture.
  • Educated through the Bauhaus method of experience through doing, designing studio projects with an urban focus towards the revitalization of St. Louis and its inner suburbs.
  • Attended visiting lecturers within the architecture, art and liberal arts schools.
  • Enrolled in liberal arts course work with concentrations in anthropology, archeology, physical sciences, art and architectural history, and history.
  • Enrolled in additional course work in painting, printmaking and drawing within the School of Art.
Phoenix College
Phoenix, Arizona
Certificates in Sustainability and Revit
March 2010 – August 2011
  • Enrolled in professional development, Certificate, non-credit coursework in Revit and sustainability.
  • Learned how to design, build and maintain buildings sustainably in the unique Sonoran Desert region.
  • Developed a regenerative vision for the abandoned Mervyn’s store at Camelback Colonade, where it could serve as a business incubator for future urban development in the Biltmore Area.
Campaign Experience
  • $5.15 Isn’t Working, Steering Committee Member
  • Clark for Arizona Corporation Commission, Southern Arizona Campaign Consultant
  • Goddard for Governor, Organizers of Architects for Goddard Organizer
  • Jeff Chimene for United States House of Representatives, Campaign Consultant
  • Ken Clark for Arizona Senate (LD-15), Canvasser
  • Manoil for Arizona Corporation Commission, Consultant
  • Marty Represents You, Martin Drozdoff for Arizona LD-26, Paid Canvasser
  • Paine for Congress, Organizer
  • Ruben Gallego for Arizona (LD-16), Driver, Consultant and Canvasser
  • Sharif for LD-30, Organizer
  • Stanton for Mayor, Volunteer Canvasser and Fundraising coordinator for AIA Phoenix Metro
  • Stuart Starkey For United States Senate, Southern Arizona Campaign Consultant
  • Tom Volgy for Mayor Campaign, Canvasser
  • Trinity for Chandler, Volunteer
  • Tucson Link, Petition Gatherer and Campaigner
  • Woods for Tempe, Supporter
  • Pastor for Congress, Canvasser
  • Coordinated an Arizona media swing for the Concord Coalition
Professional Organizations
Young Democrats of America

  • Young Democrats of Arizona, Member + Organizer, 2003-2008
  • Attended YDAz Conferences 2004-2008
  • Attended YDA meeting in Anaheim, Ca

American Institute of Architects

  • AIA Arizona and Phoenix Metro ArchiPAC, Organizer and Event Coordinator, 2006-Present
  • Government and Community Affairs Committee, Coordinator, 2012, AIA Phoenix Metro
  • Intern Associate Committee, AIA Houston and AIA New Orleans
  • Sustainable Housing Prototype for Habitat for Humanity and LEED Houston Series, Committee on the Environment, AIA Houston, Developer
  • ‘Reviving the City’s Faded Heart Charette and Historic Neighborhood Tours, AIA St. Louis

US Green Building Council

  • Sierra Club, Cool Cities Initiative, USGBC Organizer, 2009-Present
  • Legislative Liaison, Arizona Chapter Advocacy Committee, 2006-present, Vice-Chair Central Branch Advocacy Committee, 2008-10, and National Advocacy Committee, Participant, 2006-present
  • Arizona Chapter Central Branch Governing Council, 2010-present
  • The Green Chamber, Policy Committee Adjunct Member, 2009-Present

Urban Activism

  • Old North St. Louis Housing Re-Hab and Charette, Olive-Lindell Bath Path Corridor, City Development Tours and The Lot, Living Environments Committee, Metropolis St. Louis
  • St. Louis 2004 Forum Participant
  • Downtown Now! , Discussion Team Leader
  • Get Your PHX
  • Radiate Phoenix

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