Panel on Get out the Vote, Opposition Research, Fundraising, & Independent Expenditures

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Tue, 01/30/2018

Telley Madina, Laura Veazey, & Gordon Reese

Telley Madina

A veteran of over 46 political campaigns, Telley was born and raised in New Orleans and  is a graduate of Eleanor McMain Secondary School.  He received a Bachelors of Science in Social Sciences from Loyola University New Orleans and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of New Orleans. He is proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Most recently, Telley was a 'canvas captain' for Organizing for America, which is a community organizing project for the DNC, during the 2012 presidential election and was in charge of 'getting the vote out' in a number of very important precints in Northern Virginia.   Other political campaigns he has worked on in varying capacities include, Congressman Cedric Richmond, Helena Moreno, Walt Leger, Tracey Flemings-Davillier, JP Morrell, Senator Mary Landrieu and host of other democratic candidates.


Telley currently works as a Coastal Communities Program Officer for OxFam America concerned with coastal restoration and workforce development projects on the Gulf Coast.  He lives with his wife and two children in New Orleans.


Gordon Reese


Gordon leads People Who Think's political division, Innovative Politics.  He is a trusted, behind-the-scenes advisor to leading advocacy groups, donors and politicians at every level of government.  His dedication to the political and legislative process led Gordon to Washington D.C., where he developed winning strategies for candidates, associations and government relations organizations.


After Hurricane Katrina, Gordon took a year long sabbatical where he raised over $1.5 million to rebuild homes and small businesses in coastal Louisiana.


Since joining People Who Think in 2007, Gordon has led the Innovative Politics team in an impressive number of victories in races and issue advocacy campaigns across the nation.