Vote From Home Team

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Ben Tyson, Co-Founder

Ben Tyson, Co-Founder

Ben has a long history in campaign organizing. Starting in 2008 on the Obama campaign, Ben has worked across the country for a host of Democratic candidates. From the statewide Senate campaigns of Michael Bennet in Colorado, Gary Peters in Michigan, and both Claire McCaskill and later Jason Kander in Missouri; to the mayoral elections of Christine Quinn in New York City and Sylvester Turner in Houston, Ben knows what it takes to organize and win on every level of government.

From 2017 – 2018, Ben served as the National Field Director for Let America Vote, a pro-voting rights PAC founded by former Missouri Secretary of State, Jason Kander. By developing innovative and flexible field programs, Ben built a national organizing operation that was able to recruit, train, and manage organizers from across the country with boots-on-the-ground field team that helped elect over 100 Democrats at the state level.

In addition to being a Co-Founder at Vote From Home 2020, Ben serves as the organization’s managing and organizing director, overseeing the internal operations and voter contact programs designed to chase mail-in-ballot applications to ensure that our key Democratic voters will receive their ballots and vote safely at home in the 2020 election.

Brennan Maragh
National Outreach Director

Brennan Maragh, National Outreach Director

Born and raised in New Jersey, Brennan has been working in politics since he graduated from college in 2015. Before joining Vote From Home, Brennan worked to win state legislative seats with the DLCC as the Western/Midwest National Field Coordinator and on the Nevada team for the Joe Biden campaign during the presidential primary.

During his off-hours, Brennan enjoys video games, reading, and trying to create the perfect breakfast sandwich. Passionate about voting rights, democratic reforms, and housing policy, Brennan looks forward to furthering Vote From Home’s mission of expanding every American’s ability to participate in the electoral process. Currently, he lives in DC with his partner.

Carlos Chaverst, Jr.
National Volunteer Coordinator

Carlos Chaverst, Communications Director

Carlos Chaverst, Jr. brings over 10 years of political, campaign, and organizing experience. From serving as a staffer to the Birmingham City Council to most recently serving as a National Distributed Organizer with Tom Steyer's Presidential campaign, Carlos brings skills and experience from every level of government to Vote From Home 2020.

In 2016, Carlos served as a Coordinator to Historically Black Colleges & Universities with Bernie Sanders' Presidential campaign, and in 2017 worked with the statewide organizing effort that elected Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate. Not only does Carlos have a strong background in organizing and volunteer management, but as a Junior Reporter with ABC 33/40, a Huffington Post Contributor, and as the host of his own radio show, Carlos has a wide array of skills and experience that he brings to Vote From Home as the Communications Director.

Maddy Leahy
Mobilization Director

Maddy Leahy, National Organizing Director

Maddy Leahy is a seasoned organizer who first gained experience at Let America Vote, the voting-rights organization founded by Jason Kander. In 2018, Maddy was instrumental in Let America Vote’s success in Iowa where they knocked over 90,000 doors to help flip seven state legislative seats.

In 2019, Maddy joined Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign in Iowa on the political team, helping to secure key endorsements. Maddy was then hired as the campaign manager for Sarah Trone Garriott’s successful Iowa Senate campaign where she managed a team of 5 organizers and led an impressive online organizing campaign that made over 16,000 calls and sent over 9,000 texts.

In addition to working to elect Democrats, Maddy loves a good vegetarian meal and fawning over her cats, Frankie and Finn.

Suzy Smith Co-Founder

Suzy Smith, Co-Founder

Suzy brings vast knowledge and experience in digital organizing to Vote From Home 2020. As a digital lead for the Obama re-elect in Virginia in 2012, Suzy has risen through the ranks to run innovative online programming for candidates across the country. From statewide elections with the Michigan Coordinated Campaign and Jason Kander’s U.S. Senate campaign to the Houston mayoral election to the nationwide program with Let America Vote, she has been at the forefront of online messaging and grassroots fundraising for Democratic candidates.

Most recently, Suzy was the Nevada State Director for Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign. In this role she managed over 50 full time staff and 7 offices across the state. Under Suzy’s leadership, the Warren for Nevada team pioneered new organizing tactics relying on cutting edge technology and research in field tactics including relational and distributed organizing.

Suzy oversees communications and leads the online fundraising team at Vote From Home 2020.