With the election year officially underway, former Virginia governor Timothy M. Kaine (D) has rounded out the staff for his U.S. senate campaign.

The Democrat, who is running to succeed retiring Sen. James Webb (D) — most likely against former governor and U.S. senator George Allen, the favorite for the Republican nomination — announced Wednesday that several operatives with previous Virginia campaign experience would be helping his bid.

Ally Coll will serve as Kaine’s field director; Tyee Davenport will be political director; and Sindy Benavides will be Northern Virginia political director. On the media side, Brandi Hoffine is in place as communications director; Lily Adams is press secretary; Nicole Gyorfi Titus is director of digital media ;and Dawn Hillard will be operations director.

Kaine announced back in July that he had brought Mike Henry on board to serve as campaign manager.