Tiffany Muller is the President and Executive Director of End Citizens United. Tiffany came to End Citizens United with a record of empowering the progressive grassroots to achieve ambitious goals – and is excited to bring her talents to the fight to end Citizens United and get big money out of politics.
During her first cycle as head of End Citizens United, she helped grow the start-up into a nationwide organization with more than 3 million members that raised more than $25 million, with an average contribution of only $14. In End Citizens United’s first cycle, Tiffany led the organization to help elect 15 new champions of campaign finance reform (including Senator Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire and Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto in Nevada). In the 2018 election cycle, End Citizens United is tapping the power of its grassroots fundraising and energized members to elevate the issue of money in politics as a national priority and elect champions of campaign finance reform.
Prior to joining End Citizens United, Tiffany was Deputy Political Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee where she worked with the top-tier Senate races across the country. She also served as a chief of staff to two Members of Congress.
In 2004, Tiffany became the first openly gay public official in Kansas as a member of the Topeka City Council, where she led successful efforts to expand anti-discrimination protections. After working for Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Tiffany ran a political research firm based in Florida where she worked on some of the biggest races across the country. In 2012, she was the Vice-President of Political Operations at Victory Fund in a record breaking year for LGBT candidates that included electing the first openly LGBT US Senator and doubling representation in Congress.
Tiffany received her undergraduate degree from Washburn University in Topeka, KS and her Master’s from the University of Maryland. She is a die-hard fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and US Women’s Soccer. She lives in Washington, DC with her wife and their daughter.
Matt Burgess is the Executive Vice President at End Citizens United. Matt has over 15 years experience in campaigns and progressive advocacy organizations at the highest levels and has managed winning campaigns for United States Senate and Governor.
Prior to joining ECU, Matt served as the Senior Political Strategist for Planned Parenthood during the 2016 cycle. Before Planned Parenthood, he was the National Political Director at Everytown for Gun Safety.
Matt also managed U.S. Senator Al Franken’s reelection in Minnesota directing the campaign team that brought Franken to a 10-point victory in 2014 from a 312-vote margin in 2008. There Burgess managed a budget of over $20 million and oversaw a large team of consultants and more than 120 staff members. Just before the election, Meet the Press host Chuck Todd noted Franken’s campaign as the best of 2014.
In 2012, Matt served as now-U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s campaign manager for her race for governor of New Hampshire resulting in a 12-point victory for the first-time statewide candidate.
From 2007 to 2011, Matt served in the Political Department at EMILY’s List. Prior to that he worked for SEIU and served in senior roles on Senate, House and governor’s races across the country.
Before coming to End Citizens United, Adam served as Senator Bennet’s communications director. He brings more than 15 years of campaign and government communications experience at both the federal and state level. In addition to serving as Bennet’s communications director, he’s worked on Capitol Hill in Senator Jack Reed’s (D-RI) press shop and ran communications for Congressman Harry Mitchell (D-AZ). He’s a veteran of several campaigns, including Gov. Ronnie Musgrove’s run for Senate in Mississippi, Senator John Edwards 2008 presidential bid, Congressman Patrick Kennedy’s (D-RI) reelection in 2000 and gubernatorial races in Rhode Island and Kentucky. He’s managed communications in the Rhode Island Lt. Governor’s office and the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s office.
Bozzi graduated from Syracuse University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism.
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As press secretary for End Citizens United, Anne oversees all day-to-day communications with the press and helps drive messaging and media strategy for the organization. Prior to joining ECU, Anne served as press secretary on Jason Kander’s 2016 Senate race in Missouri. Anne began her career in communications at Derris, a brand strategy and communications firm in New York, where she worked with clients across tech, financial, non-profit and media industries.
Originally from Massachusetts, Anne graduated from Dickinson College with a degree in Political Science.
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Bawadden’s background in progressive politics began in field working on the 2014 gubernatorial race in Maine. Prior to joining the ECU team, Bawadden interned on Capitol Hill in Senator Angus King’s office.
Bawadden is a proud Mainer and an avid fly fisherman, seeking every opportunity to get out on the water and cast a fly. He is also extremely confident that his beloved Buffalo Sabres will make a run for the Stanley cup in the near future.
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Christine is the Deputy Finance Director at End Citizens United. Prior to joining ECU, she worked as a research assistant, spent six months in Scotland, and interned on Capitol Hill in the office of Representative Pete Aguilar.
Christine attended the University of Redlands in her native California, studying creative writing and political science.
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Bridgette is the Finance and PAC Assistant at End Citizens United. Prior to joining ECU, Bridgette worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign in California and Pennsylvania, and interned on Capitol Hill in the office of Representative Steve Cohen.
Originally from San Diego, Bridgette graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Political Science.
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A veteran of state and local political campaigns, Jody Murphy has worked with state legislative caucuses for the last 10 years. Immediately prior to joining End Citizens United, he served as a Political Director and Independent Expenditure Director for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. During his time at the DLCC, Jody worked in 18 states across the country to lead in-state independent expenditure efforts while building local democratic infrastructure. He has previously served as Executive Director for legislative programs in Virginia, Missouri and Oklahoma.
Jody is a proud native of both Troup, Texas and Dale, Oklahoma. He played baseball and graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University.
Ian is the Executive Assistant at End Citizens United. During college, Ian was an active advocate for progressive causes, interning for his Congressman Jim McGovern, Everytown for Gun Safety, and the American Water Works Association.
Ian graduated from American University’s School of Public Affairs. He studied abroad in Brussels, Belgium and is a native of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
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Erin began her career in democratic politics in 2006 in her home state of Texas working on a successful congressional campaign to unseat then Majority Leader Tom Delay. Prior to joining End Citizens United, Erin spent nearly six years on Capitol Hill working for Texas and California Members. She understands the impact of money in politics from her work on the most expensive congressional race in the country in 2014.
While working in the private sector in government affairs for an airline, Erin acquired her love of travel and exploring new places. She graduated from Texas State University with a B.A. in Mass Communications and enjoys taking ballet classes at her gym as well as spending time with friends.
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Jordan Wood is the Political Director at End Citizens United. Jordan got his start in progressive politics working on Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign for President. Prior to joining the team at End Citizens United, he worked on numerous competitive House campaigns. Jordan also worked on Capitol Hill before starting a career in political fundraising.
Originally from Maine, Jordan graduated from Calvin College in Michigan with degrees in Political Science and Philosophy.
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A longtime political veteran, Scott came to ECU from The Sheridan Group where, as Vice President, he managed advocacy strategies for nonprofit clients including the ONE Campaign and City Year’s Voices for National Service. Prior to The Sheridan Group, Scott served over a decade on Capitol Hill. He was Chief of Staff to Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), lead sponsor of the Disclosure of Information on Spending on Campaigns Leads to Open and Secure Elections (DISCLOSE) Act. Scott is also a proud alum of Senator Ted Kennedy’s office, having served a number of roles including as the Senator’s Senior Advisor.
Scott received a Masters degree in Public Communications from American University and a B.A. in Political Science from Boston University. A native of Massachusetts, Scott is convinced clam chowdah isn’t the real thing unless it’s actually made in New England.
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Rachel got her start in progressive politics in college where she served as the team leader for the Students for Obama group on campus. After graduation, she worked in New Hampshire for the 2014 mid-term cycle and joined a political consulting firm.
Rachel received her B.A. in Political Science and Geography from the University of Florida. She loves the Florida Gators and looks forward to their triumphant return in college football.
Prior to joining End Citizens United, Sela was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in which she spent a year in Spain teaching English and running a Model UN Program at a bilingual high school. Sela also worked as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and interned at a variety of organizations focused on anti-discrimination and immigration reform.
Originally from Brooklyn, Sela graduated Phi Beta Kappa and received her B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Brandeis University in Boston.
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Dorothy Scheeline is the Research Director at End Citizens United. Her background is in both political research and nonpartisan advocacy. After starting her career in progressive politics in Massachusetts, she traveled to DC where she gained extensive experience in political research. In her previous roles at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and American Bridge she provided research for the nation’s most competitive senate races. Before her career as a researcher, she was part of the electoral reform movement, advocating for changes in our elections system from coast-to-coast.
She graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a B.S. in Political Science, and originally hails from Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
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Sam Jones is the Deputy Research Director at End Citizens United. Prior to joining ECU, Sam worked at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, assisting with the development of new programs, internal processes, and products. Sam previously performed political and campaign research at both the national and ground levels, including working at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and on Bruce Braley’s 2014 U.S. Senate campaign.
Originally from Los Angeles, Sam received an MPA and Bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, and continues to be a diehard Trojan fan.
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After serving as Research Director during the 2016 cycle, Rajan now handles ECU’s state- and local-level work and manages ECU’s Fight For Reform project. Before joining ECU, his work in progressive politics included stints in campaign management, organizing, and strategic communications. Rajan holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Georgetown University.
Rajan is a longtime fan of Oakland sports.
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