Keith Quinn (Campaign Manager) Alvin Keith Quinn was born and raised in Plainville, Kansas (population 770) smack dab in the middle of, as Keith puts it, “the left ventricle of the American Heartland.” The son of one of Kansas’ first female dentists and first male dental hygienists, Quinn likes to say that he owes his “corny” sense of humor to all of the corn that he grew up with. Others have pointed out that the predominant agricultural product in the area around Plainville is sorghum, a type of grass primarily use as animal fodder. But Quinn prides himself on his “happy go lucky,” “live and let live” attitude so he doesn’t care about petty nit-picking of this sort. Quinn credits his passion for politics to a dream he once had about former senator and fellow Kansan Bob Dole. A graduate of the University of Kansas where he majored in pharmacy science, Quinn is a Lt. Commander in the Coast Guard Reserve.
Michelle York (Senior Aide) Despite her youth, Michelle York has one of the most impressive resumes in Washington. A perennial fixture on he Hill’s annual Hot List, York began her political career as an intern to Sen. Barbara Hallowes (CO). She has been an aide to Congressman Phil Lamarr (PA) and worked on the campaigns of both Judy Sherman and Rep. Dorothy Vasconi (NJ.) Prior to joining the White House staff as senior aide, York was deputy chief-of-staff and then chief-of-staff for Sen. Tom James (CT.) A graduate of Yale University where she was the recipient of the John C. Calhoun Award, her hobbies include jogging and Pilates.