Obama campaign official Peggy Wood, 60, and wife Hope Wood, 48, killed in car crash

A former Obama campaign worker and his wife were killed in a horrific car crash in Southern California last week.

Peggy Moore, 60, and Hope Wood, 48, were killed when a Jeep pickup truck collided with a Chrysler sedan on Highway 76 near Fallbrook on Friday. NBC Bay Area reported.

The 60-year-old man behind the wheel of the Jeep and the driver of the Chrysler also died, the newspaper said.

A third passenger in the Jeep survived the accident.

moore He was the only accident victim named by the coroner. However, online obituaries soon revealed that both wives had been murdered.

Moore and Wood, who lived in the Bay Area, met while campaigning for Barack Obama in 2008, the report added.

In 2019, they founded Hope Action Change, a consulting and coaching firm focused on diversity and equity.

Peggy Moore and wife Hope Wood; Congresswoman Barbara Lee

“Together they organized, changed hearts and minds, and helped build a world where freedom is not limited by the people you love.” Rep. Barbara Lee wrote about X.

“Both Peggy and Hope made an impact on our community, city, state and nation that will be felt for generations to come.”

Moore is former Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff’s campaign manager and served as a senior adviser in Schaff’s office from 2015 to 2017, according to LinkedIn.

Her profile states that Moore also served as a general consultant for Diana Becton’s successful run for Contra Costa County District Attorney.

“Peggy and I can’t go anywhere in less than two hours,” Scharf said of Moore. According to KRON4.

“She knew everyone. For her, politics was deeply personal. It was about connecting across our differences. To increase the hope and just love we share. To.”

She added that people close to Mr. Moore and Mr. Wood were “somewhat comforted by the idea that they went quickly. It was painless and painless and they healed together.”