VDP Staff


Claire Cummings


A native of rural Maine, Claire Cummings has dedicated her career to uplifting working people in Vermont and across New England. During the 2020 election cycle, Claire was the Organizing Director for the VDP; prior to that, she was the statewide Deputy Field Director (ME) and Coös County Field Organizer (NH) for the Bernie 2020 campaign. She has also worked as a fundraiser, community organizer, and communications consultant for issues-based campaigns and organizations advocating for increased access to healthcare, education, and political engagement. When she's not politicking around New England, Claire can be found exploring the Green Mountains with her very adventurous pup, Ellie.

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Spencer Dole


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.

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Kate Olney


Kate joined the Vermont Democratic Party as Finance Director in March of 2020. With more than 18 years of fundraising, marketing and public relations experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors in Montana and Vermont, Kate looks forward to working with fellow Democrats as they work towards real, lasting change that will benefit all Vermonters.

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Asha Carroll


Asha joined the Vermont Democratic Party as Communications Director in 2020 after working as Digital Organizing Director, Regional Organizing Director, and Leahy Fellow for the VDP in previous cycles. Asha holds degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and New England Conservatory and is a three-time small business owner. She brings with her over 10 years of marketing and communications experience working for organizations in the education, arts, natural foods, and publishing industries. Asha is a proud resident of Tinmouth, Vermont.