Elizabeth Warren Exploratory Committee Announces Hires with Deep Iowa Experience
Boston, MA - The Elizabeth Warren Exploratory Committee today announced that four operatives with extensive Iowa experience - Kane Miller, Emily Parcell, Janice Rottenberg, and Brendan Summers - have joined the exploratory committee as it plans for the early states and lays the groundwork for a potential presidential run.  

Kane Miller is a veteran organizer. He got his start in politics as a Field Organizer for Barack Obama in 2008 and has worked on each presidential campaign since. He was Hillary Clinton’s Regional Director for Polk County in the 2016 Iowa Caucus and later served as her State Director in the general election. In 2018 he managed Congresswoman-elect Abby Finkenauer’s successful campaign in Iowa’s first Congressional district.


Emily Parcell is an Iowa native with two decades of campaign experience. Parcell began her career as a field intern for Al Gore’s 2000 Iowa Caucus campaign, was a Regional Field Director for Dick Gephardt’s 2004 Iowa Caucus operation and Political Director for President Obama’s 2008 Iowa Caucus team. She was State Director in Indiana for the 2008 general election and served as National Political Director for the first Obama inaugural. Over the past decade, she has led direct mail strategy for hundreds of campaigns across the country. She lives in Des Moines with her husband and two young sons.

Janice Rottenberg has worked for campaigns across the country from New Hampshire to Virginia, Ohio and Iowa. In 2018, she was the Coordinated Campaign Director for the Iowa Democratic Party. In 2016, Janice worked for Hillary Clinton in Iowa during the caucus and in general as the Organizing Director for the Ohio Democratic Party. In 2014, she was the Field Director for the Iowa Democratic Party. 


Brendan Summers was Senior Advisor to Let America Vote. He has been a long time fixture in Iowa politics and on campaigns serving as Bernie Sanders' Iowa and National Caucus director in 2016. He started his career in Iowa over a decade ago working with the House Truman Fund, and through the years has served in various political roles including as the Iowa Democratic Party’s 2008 Caucus-to-Convention Director and in 2012 as the Presidential Caucus Director. Brendan helped draft the 2008 and 2012 Iowa Delegate Selection plans.

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