Pete D’Alessandro of Des Moines is a longtime Democratic activist and political adviser for local, state and national campaigns. In 2020, Pete served as a senior adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Four years prior, he was Sanders’ Iowa campaign coordinator and later helped secure upset victories as the lead staffer in Oklahoma and Indiana. Prior to that, he served for a wide range of candidates including Iowa Gov. Chet Culver, former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone, Congressman Leonard Boswell, and State Rep. Marti Anderson.