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NALC members are welcome to contact the department for assistance with:

To reach the department, please call 202-393-2833. If you wish to contact a specific member of the Department of Legislative and Political Affairs, see below.

Meet our staff

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Kori Blalock Keller, Director of Legislative and Political Affairs

In March 2014, Kori Blalock Keller was hired as the Department of Legislative and Political Affairs’ legislative director and as political advisor to NALC’s president. Prior to coming to work for NALC, Keller worked for 10 years for a transportation union as its spokesperson for communications and legislative affairs. Since coming to NALC, Keller has helped fend off the repeated legislative attacks on letter carrier jobs while promoting the need for real postal reform that will allow the U.S. Postal Service to innovate and grow. As the director of the department, Keller oversees its staff and also sets NALC’s legislative, political and grassroots priorities.

Ed Morgan, Legislative and Political Organizer

As a legislative and political organizer, Morgan works closely with the Department of Legislative and Political Affairs at NALC Headquarters as well as with state associations and legislative and political activists across the country. Morgan, a member of Philadelphia Branch 157, has served as a branch steward, congressional district liaison, trustee and web editor. In addition, Morgan has led get-out-the-vote efforts in the Philadelphia area as part of the AFL-CIO’s labor-to-labor election program during the 2012 and 2014 cycles. In 2015, he assisted in developing and executing NALC’s first-ever network activist training, where he coached nearly 200 letter carriers from across the country on how to get active—and stay active—on the legislative and political fronts. He is a graduate of Leadership Academy Class 18.

Travis Van Horn, Legislative Communications Assistant

Travis Van Horn’s role in the Department of Legislative and Political Affairs is to help increase the flow of information with regard to the happenings on and off Capitol Hill from NALC Headquarters to the entire membership. Before coming to NALC, Van Horn worked on two ballot measures in Oregon to pass marriage equality and provide undocumented immigrants with driver’s licenses, in addition to helping elect a state representative in the state’s most contested race in 2014. Most recently, he worked with trade associations, coalitions and Fortune 500 companies in an account support role with a boutique public affairs firm specializing in health policy. He holds a B.A. in political science and an M.A. in political communication.

Corey Miller, Legislative and Political Assistant


State association presidents

Alabama

Antonia Shields

 

Montana

Julie Quilliam

Alaska

Chris Crutchfield

 

Nebraska

Larrissa Parde

Arizona

Jeff Clark

 

Nevada

Mickey Grizzle

Arkansas

Barry Bode

 

New Hampshire

Ronald Pritchard

California

John Beaumont

 

New Jersey

Richard O'Connell, Jr.

Colorado

Doug Jaynes

 

New Mexico

Richard Martinez

Connecticut

Joe Mahon

 

New York

George Mangold

Delaware

Alfonso Castagno

 

North Caroline

Eddie Davidson, Jr.

Florida

Albert Friedman

 

North Dakota

Scott Beohm

Georgia

Don T. Griggs

 

Ohio

John Dyce

Hawaii

Terry Kaolulo

 

Oklahoma

Mike Rogers

Idaho

John Paige

 

Oregon

Ricky Horton

Illinois

John Cooksey

 

Pennsylvania

Joseph G. Antal

Indiana

John Triplett

 

Rhode Island

Robert Falso, Jr.

Iowa

Jim Beach

 

South Carolina

Michael Hamilton

Kansas

Andy Tuttle

 

South Dakota

Brent Fjerestad

Kentucky

Bob Mcnulty

 

Tennessee

Christopher Verville

Louisiana

Troy Scott

 

Texas

Carlos Rodriguez, Jr.

Maine

Jon Brackett

 

Utah

Phil Rodriquez

Maryland/DC

Tonya Detrick

 

Vermont

Jill Charbonneau

Massachusetts

Van Heffernan

 

Virginia

Thelma Hunt

Michigan

Carl Blassingame

 

Washington

Brian Wiggins

Minnesota

Warren Wehmas

 

West Virginia

Joe Paden

Mississippi

Guy Weldon

 

Wisconsin

Scott Van Derven

Missouri

Kevin Holmes

 

Wyoming

Rene Eberhardt


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