LEADERSHIP

Our Team

Matt Liebman, President

Matt has spent the past decade as a congressional level campaign manager. In the 2016 election cycle, Matt served as campaign manager for Congressman Pete Aguilar’s hotly contested Frontline re-election campaign. In a nationally targeted race by Republicans, Matt helped guide Aguilar’s re-election to victory. Today, Matt still serves as Congressman Aguilar’s lead political advisor. Matt has also managed and overseen multi-million dollar advertising campaigns on congressional, state legislative, ballot measures, county and municipal races across the country. 

Marissa McBride, Director of Voter Education & Outreach

 
McBride joins VPP as a voter registration and mobilization strategist with over a decade of experience developing and deploying impact driven tactics designed to increase turnout among young voters and communities of color.  McBride is Principal for Mission Control, Inc a Democratic Consulting firm, where she lends her expertise in voting patterns to progressive candidates and causes. McBride is also a Senior Advisor to the Center for Voter Information. McBride was previously the Executive Director of the Voter Participation Center/Center for Voter Information, where she helped to engineer the largest turnout program in the organization’s history. Prior to her role as Executive Director, McBride was the VP for Civic Engagement at the Bonner Group, Inc. a progressive non-profit and Democratic political consulting firm in Washington, DC. McBride sits on the Board of Directors for the Voter Participation Center, and The American Independent. 

Danny Kedem, Political Director

Danny has served as campaign manager for winning campaigns everywhere from hard-nosed mayoral races to multi-candidate gubernatorial races. At EMILY’s List, Danny helped elect multiple pro-choice Democratic women to Congress and Governor’s mansions. Danny has built and executed multi-million dollar creative advertising campaigns including helping win several critical legislative races that pushed Democrats over the top in flipping both Virginia legislative chambers blue in 2019. 

Andrew Janz, Board Member

Andrew is a deputy district attorney in Fresno County and former candidate for Congress whose insurgent campaign against Republican Devin Nunes received national attention and ignited grassroots activists and small dollar donors from all over the country — resulting in the most money raised of any Democratic challenger in the House.

Raised by immigrant parents, Andrew has lived the American dream and understands the promise that it holds — and has dedicated his life to protecting our rights and ideals. Andrew is a member of VPP’s Board of Directors.

Scott Cooper, Board Member

Scott was a career Marine, public advocate, and former candidate for Congress in North Carolina. He ran to bridge the growing partisan divide in our country and bring back the sense of common purpose he felt in the Marine Corps. Scott is a member of VPP’s Board of Directors.