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Peter Newton

Campaign Field Organizer

Objective

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
Volunteer
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
Canvasser
Arizona
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.
Education
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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