Meet the Team

Campaign

Manager

Kristin Wright

In addition to being a Bell County precinct chair and a Field Organizer for Beto’s campaign, Kristin has over twenty years experience as the executive director of nonprofits serving the elderly and people with disabilities. Advocacy, strategic planning, and developing strong teams are her greatest strengths. Kristin is especially passionate about dismantling inequities in healthcare, education, criminal justice, and electoral politics. Kristin has 2 “adult children”, Sophia and Ian, and 2 kittens, Sneaky Pete and Sophie Black.  In her prior life, before politics took over, Kristin loved gardening, reading fiction, golfing, quilting and watercolor painting.

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Field

Director

Peter Childs

Peter Childs has worked on multiple campaigns including the Obama campaign in 08' and most recently the Beto campaign. Peter was a delegate to the Texas state conventions in 2008 and 2016. Raised in Bell County, he grew up with horses and was a barrel racer. He's a huge fan of tennis & has a recurring tennis podcast segment. Peter's political heroes are Sherrod Brown, Russ Feingold, Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Duckworth. Peter is most passionate about the policy side of politics including affordable access to healthcare, access to voting for all Americans, DC statehood and improving education for all Texans. 

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Communications

Director

Marco Guajardo

A recent graduate of the University of Texas, Marco has spent the past 4 years working in political communications. Particularly immersed in the world of College Democrats, Marco has coordinated communications strategies at the local, state, and national level. His passion for aggressively creative graphic design makes waves in every circle he finds himself in. His childhood in border city Laredo undeniably informs his experiences and values as a staunchly progressive Democrat. Outside of politics, Marco is fond of cooking, sneakers, and vinyl collecting He spends his Sundays watching Formula 1 racing.

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Finance

Manager

Fletcher Lenz

Fletcher's activism with the Democratic Party began in 2008 when he served as an alternate delegate for Obama's campaign. In 2016, he was honored to be a state delegate for Bernie and was elected to represent Senate District 24 on the permanent Platform Committee at both 2016 and 2018 Texas Democratic Conventions. He is a founding delegate of Our Revolution Texas and served on the steering committee for its local chapter (Lampasas, Bell, Coryell counties). Currently, he represents the party serving as president of DoCC (Democrats of Copperas Cove).

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Creative

Director

Karla Palomares

As a local activist and organizer in the DFW metroplex, Karla has taken many roles through various community building groups. She currently serves as a precinct chair in Tarrant County’s Democratic Party, she is a leader in the Our Revolution Tarrant County chapter, an active member of Democratic Socialists of America Fort Worth chapter and supporter of Young Active Labor Leaders DFW chapter. The 2016 Election and now 2020 Election helped re-energize Karla to do more than just cast her own vote, but to also encourage and fight for every voice to be heard. She currently lives in Arlington, Texas with her husband, Taylor, and Chow Chow, Tribble.

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Field

Organizer

James McWilliams

As a Field Organizer for Beto, James trained 3 teams a day in block-walking and phone-banking AND knocked an average of 300 doors a week. Prior to his return to Texas, James lived in Maine for over 20 years, where he built an off-grid homestead and raised sheep for his families’ fiber business. Each year under the present administration, James has become more and more active in politics, seeing how critical it is that we are all involved in our political system if we want it to work for us. 

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Field

Organizer

Lorena Ramirez

Lorena has served as a precinct chair in Lampasas County, a community organizer for the Julie Oliver campaign in the Killeen area, and a volunteer deputy registrar. She is a Social worker serving disabled adults in central Texas. Lorena is a retired veteran of the U.S. Army and has worked with the family support program within the VA health care system. She has a passion for fighting discrimination and voter suppression. Lorena has two children who currently serve the U.S. Army and a soon to be Grandmother. She enjoys gardening and traveling.

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Campaign Academy

Director

Reshard Hicks

Reshard is a founder of Let's Move in Killeen and was a lead organizer of the recent peaceful protest in honor of George Floyd - and far too many others killed by police brutality. Reshard is from Tampa, Florida originally, attended Fordham University and graduated from Concordia University. He is also a retired veteran of the 1st Cavalry Division, professional boxer, personal trainer, and mentor. Reshard says he is especially excited to be part of building the leadership capacity of activists ready to be part of the change they want to see the in the world.

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Field

Organizer

Kelly Flading

Kelly has been politically active in her community, serving as a precinct chair, election worker, volunteer deputy registrar, and volunteering for various local candidates/causes. She also serves on several boards and committees, including Killeen Creators, Mats for the Homeless, Youth Backyard Gardening Initiative, Texas Rabbit Breeders Association, and Killeen Civic Art Guild. Kelly is a veteran of the U.S. Army and is currently in the Battleground to Breaking Ground Farmer Training program. She currently operates the urban agriculture operation, Killeen City Farm LLC.

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