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  • Brandon Batham // Director of Party Operations

    bbatham@vtdemocrats.org

    Brandon re-joined the Vermont Democratic Party staff team in May 2017 after serving briefly as a general consultant for the Vermont State Senate Democratic Caucus, and previous service on the senior staff teams for the VDP's 2014 and 2016 Coordinated Campaigns. In Vermont, he also helped to run the 2014 campaign for Senate Majority Leader Becca Balint, and served for two years as President of Vermont Theatre Company, a non-profit community theater organization based out of Brattleboro. In March 2017, Brandon was elected to serve on the Barre City Council. He also served on the Aldrich Public Library Board of Trustees, and as Chair of the Barre City Democratic Committee.

    A native of Southern California, Brandon initially moved to Vermont to attend Marlboro College, where he studied American Studies and Politics. He has more than a decade of political experience in California and Vermont, working on presidential, congressional, statewide, legislative, and muncipal campaigns for progressive Democratic candidates and causes.

    In addition to serving on staff, Brandon also serves on the board of the Vermont chapter of the New Leaders Council. He lives in Burlington with his partner, Amanda. 

  • R. Christopher Di Mezzo // Director of Communications & Outreach

    R. Christopher Di Mezzo, Director of Communications and Outreach

    Christopher joined the Vermont Democratic Party as Communication Director in July of 2018 and in April of 2019 became Director of Communcaitons and Outreach. He was no stranger to the Vermont area, having most recently served as communications director for a neighboring NY-21 congressional campaign. His background is in social and digital media, branding, and strategic communications. Originally from Rome, New York, he attended St. Lawrence University, earning a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Government with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies.
     
    Christopher resides in Burlington.
     
    Twitter: @rcdimezzo
     
     
  • Spencer Dole // House Campaign Director

    Spencer Dole // House Campaign Director

    Spencer joined the Democratic Party staff as Director of the House Campaign in February of 2019. Born and raised in Hartland, Spencer left Vermont to attend James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He stayed connected to Vermont - working for the State Park system during his summer’s home from school, interning with Senator Leahy in the Fall of 2015, and working as a Field Organizer for Matt Dunne’s Campaign for Governor in 2016. Following the 2016 Vermont Primary Election, Spencer proceeded to work on local, congressional and statewide elections in both Pennsylvania and Virginia. He joins the Democratic Party after most recently assisting Abigail Spanberger’s Campaign in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District during the 2018 midterm elections.