Staff


Joshua Morrow

Executive Director

As Executive Director Joshua oversees 314 Action’s operations and works with outside allied organizations. A veteran campaign manager and communications expert, Joshua got his start as the field director for Harry Reid’s US Senate campaign in 1998. He has managed campaigns in 8 states and abroad, in South and Central America. He has managed campaigns from state wide gubernatorial and senatorial to congressional and mayoral campaigns in Los Angeles, San Fransisco, New York City and Philadelphia.  As the chief strategist, Joshua led the team that elected Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu, to congress.


Erik Polyak

Director of Campaigns

As Director of Campaigns Erik advises candidates on how to build strong campaigns, raise money, and helps to screen potential candidates. Erik was previously Campaign Manager for Shaughnessy Naughton in 2016 and was the Deputy Finance Director in Tammy Duckworth’s successful 2016 Senate bid while also serving as the Finance Director of the Illinois Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Erik also worked as a Finance Director of a DCCC Red to Blue race in 2014, on Tammy Duckworth’s election to Congress in 2012 and for Congresswoman Lois Frankel.


Derek McDonald

National Field Director

As National Field Director, Derek works to build connections with grassroots supporters all over the country, organizing a network of volunteers ready to work hard to lobby for more science in politics. Derek got his start working on President Obama's re-election campaign in the battleground state of New Hampshire and has been working on campaigns ever since-- traveling to Texas in 2014 to work on Wendy Davis' gubernatorial bid, and more recently leading the Montana Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign's field efforts for the southern half of the state. Additionally, he has worked on successful tribal elections in Oklahoma, was a member of Shaughnessy Naughton's finance team in 2016, and consulted on a Virginia House of Delegates special election.


Harmony Knuston

Director of Development

As Director of Advocacy, Harmony leads 314 Actions state and federal government relations efforts as well as coordination with coalition partners to advance 314 Action's policy objectives. For more than two decades, Harmony has served as a Democratic fundraiser, strategist and government relations advisor. She has represented before Congress Fortune 100 companies including Oracle, AT&T, Citigroup, General Motors and UPS and orchestrated issue advocacy campaigns for organizations such as the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and the American Association for Justice. As a veteran Democratic fundraiser, Harmony has worked with state and federal candidates and national party organizations including the DCCC, EMILY's List, and Defenders of Wildlife; Senators Mark Warner, Heidi Heitkamp, Kent Conrad, Byron Dorgan, Bob Graham and others.


Ted Bordelon

Director of Communications

As Director of Communications for 314 Action, Ted spearheads the organization's public relations, media relations and social media strategies. Prior to joining 314 Action, Ted worked for top strategic research consultancy firm, Benenson Strategy Group, on a polling team advising clients including the NFL, Ford Motors, and the ACLU. He has worked on several political campaigns and traces his professional roots to journalism.


Nick serves as Director of Annual Giving at 314 Action and oversees the development and fundraising efforts of our mid-range donors. He comes to 314 Action with a background in fundraising on congressional campaigns and non-profits.  Nick previously served as Annual Giving Manager for the League of Conservation Voters and before that spent 3 years as Campaign Manager/Finance Director for Representative Dave Loebsack.  During the 2012 cycle, Nickserved as Finance Director for a DCCC Red to Blue race and also worked on Congresswoman Lois Frankel’s campaign.

Nick Clarkson

Director of Annual Giving