Craig Katz

Party: Democratic

Territory coverage: Nationwide

I have over 35 years of experience in law, consulting, government relations and business. I have managed political campaigns from local thru national levels, including city council and congressional campaigns. In addition I have served on the advance staffs of a Vice Presidential candidate of a major party as well as the advance staff of a sitting Vice President of the United States (different people). I served as Chief Counsel to a municipal government body. I am a 1981 graduate of John Marshall Law School.

Areas of expertise:

  • Campaign Development 

  • Campaign Strategy/Consultation 

  • Crisis Management 

  • Grassroots Organization 

  • Media Strategy 

  • Debate Prep

  • Advance

Contact

Email: katzcrj@politicalvip.com

Phone: (847) 212-4583

​Destinnie Bujanda

Party: Democratic

Territory coverage: Texas, New Mexico, California

​​Destinnie Bujanda acquired a taste for politics at a young age while accompanying her father to frequent City Council and Commissioners Court meetings. At a young age she interned at the Texas Capitol for various State Senators and Representatives, and went on to work for a U.S. Congressman in Washington, D.C. At 21 years old, she was appointed Legislative Director for State Rep. Richard Raymond, making her the youngest person to ever hold this position at the state level. Soon after, she relocated to Mexico City, where she worked under that country’s presidential administration. After returning to Texas to be closer to her family, she worked as an adviser to a prominent U.S. presidential campaign..

Areas of expertise: 

  • Advocacy

  • State and local government strategy

  • Grassroots campaigning

  • Business development

  • Communications

Contact

​Email:  desbujanda@gmail.com
Phone:  (915) 269-8179

​Destinnie Bujanda acquired a taste for politics at a young age while accompanying her father to frequent City Council and Commissioners Court meetings. At a young age she interned at the Texas Capitol for various State Senators and Representatives, and went on to work for a U.S. Congressman in Washington, D.C. At 21 years old, she was appointed Legislative Director for State Rep. Richard Raymond, making her the youngest person to ever hold this position at the state level. Soon after, she relocated to Mexico City, where she worked under that country’s presidential administration. After returning to Texas to be closer to her family, she worked as an adviser to a prominent U.S. presidential campaign..

Areas of expertise:

  • Advocacy

  • State and local government strategy

  • Grassroots campaigning

  • Business development

  • Communications

​Michael Elliot

Party: Democratic

Territory coverage: Colorado, California, Illinois

​​Michael R. Elliott, Esq. is an experienced attorney that specializes in political consulting, government relations, and public relations. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Elliott made his career running political campaigns. His first job after graduating from law school in 2010 was to run the successful campaign to allow licensed medical marijuana businesses in El Paso County, Colorado (Colorado Springs). After that victory, Mr. Elliott became the Executive Director of a trade association of licensed marijuana businesses based in Denver, Colorado. In that role, Mr. Elliott facilitated hundreds of marijuana industry meetings about all manner of cannabis policy and political topics, oversaw the trade group’s lobbying activities at the Colorado General Assembly, Marijuana Enforcement Division, and the City of Denver, represented the trade group on numerous task forces, and was a lead industry spokesperson interviewed over one-thousand times by local, state, national, and international media, including the Denver Post, Colorado Statesman, MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, C-SPAN, CCTV, and Al Jazeera. Mr. Elliott has also spoken on dozens of conference panels about marijuana policy. Mr. Elliott continues his political advocacy efforts having advised multiple local campaigns, including having started the successful campaign to allow retail marijuana establishments in Rocky Ford, Colorado.

Areas of expertise: 

  • Campaign Management

  • Campaign Plans

  • Budgeting

  • Petitions

  • Government Relations

  • Communications

  • Crisis Management

  • Strategic Planning

  • Fundraising

  • Campaign Finance

  • Events

  • Public Relations

Contact

Email:  michael@michaelelliottlaw.com
Phone:  (720) 925-0126

Adrian Ghainda

Party: Democratic

Territory coverage: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

My name is Adrian Ghainda, I am a recent graduate from New Jersey City University where I received my B.A. in Political Science. My range in political science varies from working with nonprofits to lobby for the preservation of a federal budget, social media content management, working with a political campaign as a canvasser, mobilizer, and policy writing/editing. I worked as a marketing consultant overseas for a fellowship in Spain in the summer of 2019. I will be attending New York University in the Fall to obtain my Masters in International Relations.

Areas of expertise: 

  • Policy writing- above average

  • Graphic design- above average

  • Voter polling- average

  • Opposition research- average

  • Canvassing- average

  • Grassroot fundraising- above average

  • Advertising- above average

Contact

Email:  adrianghainda@gmail.com   
Phone:  (408) 480-7498  

Paul Hypolite

Party: Democratic

Territory coverage: --

Paul is an experienced public affairs strategist with a demonstrated history working with political campaigns, labor unions, local and state governments, and companies in the private sector. He specializes in grassroots lobbying, coalition building, community organizing, grasstops advocacy, campaigns, and elections. A talented community organizer, Paul has consulted on a number of issue-based, referendum, and electoral campaigns in Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina and New York. He has served in local and state governments for Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and NY State Senator Tim Kennedy; he has worked on federal campaigns for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (North Carolina) and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (Ohio); advised labor unions on political and legislative matters throughout Upstate and Western New York for NYSUT (the state teachers union); and worked as a public affairs strategist for one of the largest lobbying firms in New York State before founding Leading with Our Values. Born in Queens, NY, Paul graduated from Ohio University with a master’s degree in Political Science, focusing on political representation in American politics. He has organized coalitions throughout his career to increase participation and inclusion in the political process for often marginalized groups; Women, People of Color, and Low-income Communities.

Areas of expertise: 

  • Strategy

  • Grassroots Lobbying

  • Community Organizing

  • Campaign Advisement

  • Communications

Contact

Email:  hypolite@leadingwithyourvalues.com   
Phone:  ( 929 ) 244-0052

Marcus Kamal

Party: Democratic

Territory coverage: New Jersey

​Tested field operative and consultant specializing in grassroots mobilization, fundraising, and copywriting in the Midwest. Passionate about pursuing progressive policy as an advocate as well as electorally. Has run multiple statewide independent expenditure campaigns across five states. Michigan native.

Contact

​Email:  marcuskamal07@gmail.com
Phone:  (810) 599-1322

Albert Trombetta

Party: Democratic

Territory coverage: California, Washington State, New York

​​​I have 5+ years of political experience through the Democratic Party at the congressional campaign, student, youth wing, affiliated organization, presidential, state house, and most recently lead a Campaign for Mayor of New York City where I built campaign strategy and made executive decisions. I have created and managed field plans both physical and digital, ran campaign social media, and built relationships to even create my own democratic organization in 2017-2018(Young Democrats Branch). One of my most recent field plans, an inoculation(base expansion) plan for a State House candidate in Washington State, resulted in a 45+ point win, outperforming some of our early projections by 10+ points.

Areas of expertise:

  • Get out the Vote Strategy(Canvassing, Phonebanking, P2P Texting, etc...)

  • Social Media Strategy

  • Event Organizing

  • Speechwriting

  • Polling Data Analysis

  • Building a Political Platform(proposals, etc..)

  • Volunteer Recruitment and Training

  • Donor Pitches

  • Creating Field Plans

Contact

Email:  albert.d.trombetta@gmail.com
Phone:  (831) 277-4284

Emanuel Williams

Party: Democratic

Territory coverage: Mississippi, DC, Alabama

Emanuel Williams is CEO of The EDW Group with nearly a decade of combined work, training, and education experience in identifying resources and funding, policy and programmatic alignment, community and government relationships, and corporate engagement. He has worked on appropriations, budget, higher education, water, social security, and veterans' issues. As the Legislative and Advocacy Director at the ACLU of MS he created and developed the strategies needed to move legislation and create diverse coalitions. In this role, Emanuel oversaw the day to day lobbying, advocacy, and policy of the organization. Emanuel forged relationships to advance our policies and work to better the civil liberties of all Mississippians He serves as the Director of Government Affairs at the Tougaloo College Research and Development Foundation representing a consortium of 13 Historically Black Colleges and Universities with 100,000 students focused on research and development funding for HBCUs. Emanuel prides himself on being a part of the team of government affairs consultants that worked to get funding for emergency management for a county government, funding for water for a small municipality, a municipality from a State Department of Health. He served in the office of U.S. Congressman Bennie G. Thompson in both the district office in Greenville, Mississippi working on social security and veterans’ issues on behalf of constituents and the Congressional office in Washington, D.C

Areas of expertise:

  • Campaign Management

  • Message Development

  • Campaign Strategy

  • Political Advising

  • Government Relations

  • Campaign Spokesman

  • Outreach Directing and External Affairs

Contact

Email:  edw@theedwgroup.com
Phone:  (662) 347-1682
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