Kay Brown / Executive Director

Since coming to Alaska in 1976, Kay has served as a journalist, an editor, a co-owner of a newspaper (the Alaska Advocate), a legislative policy analyst, a Special Assistant to the Commissioner of DNR, the Director of the Division of Minerals & Energy Management, the Director of the Division of Oil and Gas, an elected official for 10 years (the Alaska State House of Representatives), a radio talk show host, an executive director, the Alaska Democratic Party Communications Director, the head of the Alaska Democratic Party’s Coordinated Campaign, and a communications consultant and small business owner.


Jake Hamburg / Communications Director

Jake Hamburg has notable campaign, legislative, entrepreneurial, and advocacy experience. As President of the Associated Students of UAF in 2007, he helped author post-secondary financial aid legislation and coordinated lasting advocacy efforts with local and statewide organizations. In 2008, he successfully contributed toward the election of several Democratic candidates as the Interior Campaign Coordinator for the Alaska Democratic Party. From 2009-2011 he served as a Legislative Aide to former Fairbanks State Senator Joe Paskvan. Since then, Jake has managed a State Senate campaign, helped launch a variety of businesses, advanced social justice efforts, and, most recently, worked for the State’s Division of Community and Regional Affairs as a Local Government Specialist.


Matt Greene  / Data Director

Matt Greene has extensive experience in field and data work. In 2008 and 2010 he was a regional field director for Idaho Democratic Congressman, Walt Minnick. In 2012 he served as political director for the Idaho Democratic Party. He has also done field organizing in Virginia and Colorado. Most recently he was the campaign manager for John McCrostie.


Colin Palmer / Office Assistant

Born and raised in Eagle River, Colin Palmer graduated from Alaska Pacific University with a degree in history.  Prior to joining the Alaska Democratic Party staff Colin served as the office manager for Victims for Justice and the student director of Alaska InvestNET.  He also organized for Barack Obama's and Mark Begich's campaigns in 2008.  Colin is passionate about economic policy, entrepreneurship, and baseball. Outside of work he enjoys traveling, sports, Alaskan beer, and American history.