Buffy Wicks served as Barack Obama's deputy field director in Texas and field director in California.
“Our priority is expanding our strong grassroots movement for change across the state – from rural communities to urban centers – so we can win Missouri and the White House,” said Wicks in a statement. “I am excited to work with our dedicated activists and leaders, like Senator Claire McCaskill, who have been working tirelessly to encourage more Missourians to get engaged in the political process.”
Before joining the Obama for America, Wicks spearheaded campaigns for affordable health care and higher wages for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. She was an organizer for Howard Dean's presidential campaign in Iowa and served as a Legislative Assistant for California Congressman Bob Filner. Wicks is based in St. Louis.