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Michelle “Shelly” Haggerty

Westminster, CA 92683
ShellyHaggerty@aol.com
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
01/12-Present

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER
Democratic Club of West Orange County
Orange County, California
Create programs and schedule speakers for Democratic Club; create messaging and
talking points for club members; write press releases and advisories; create
fundraisers. Chaired fundraiser where 11 Democratic candidates spoke, ranging from
city council hopefuls to US Congressional candidate, and raised $877 for club.

12/05-Present

CONSULTING (freelance)
CA, WA, MO, IN, NV, and Nationwide
Helping nonprofits and grassroots organizations gain news coverage while teaching
them to effectively communicate their messages; Presidential Campaign Advance
trips; temporary assignments from political consultants; Communications for AFSCME
organizing campaign; Election Protection for the DCCC; Advance for One Nation
Working Together/SEIU-ULTCW; Sue Savary for Congress 2014, 48th District.

01/13-Present

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE OF 72ND DISTRICT
Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee
Orange County, California
The Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee is the governing body of
the County Democratic Party as defined in the California Government Code and
Election Code. It is comprised of local Democrats elected by voters in each Assembly
District, as well as partisan-level Democratic elected officials and nominees. This
group conducts the County Party's general business, approves its budget, coordinates
Democratic campaign activity, and endorses candidates for local offices.

03/06-12/06

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Communities United to Strengthen America
South Bend, Indiana
While working for this issue-advocacy organization, received consistently positive news
coverage: Over 60 TV hits, 33 radio hits, and 32 print hits. Worked closely with the local
press and established good relationships, which resulted in reporters calling when they
needed a personal story, research, or our organization’s viewpoint on issues in the news.
Worked as a spokesperson and coached coworkers on talking points. Taught the community
to advocate for themselves.
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08/05-11/05

CAMPAIGN MANAGER
Friends of Livermore
No on Measure D
Livermore, California
Led grassroots organization to victory against Pardee Homes, a subsidiary of Weyerhauser.
We received 72% of the vote and prevented their ballot initiative from passing, despite their
3.5 million dollar campaign. Coordinated with the campaigns of the mayor, vice-mayor, and
a council candidate; won all those seats.

09/04-11/04

PRESS ADVANCE/CONSULTANT
DNC
Traveled nationally with surrogates for Senator Kerry: Military Moms with a Mission.
Received local and national press coverage. Helped surrogates with messaging and their
personal stories.

06/04-11/04

PRESS ADVANCE
Kerry-Edwards 2004
Set up press filing centers for national traveling press; pitched stories to local press; wrote
press advisories which included cable throw, location of satellite trucks, and press call times.
Created press packets and credentialed press.
EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Campaign Advance School: Los Angeles, California
Golden West College: Huntington Beach, California
Coastline College: Fountain Valley, California
A.A. in Criminal Justice
Certificate of Accomplishment in Paralegal Studies (American Bar Association-approved)

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