Partner and Creative Director
Liz, a native Texan, is often described as one of the smartest, straight-shooting Democrats in the business. A direct mail consultant since 1999, Liz has created messaging, strategy and persuasion direct mail for presidential, congressional, legislative and municipal races in 42 states. In 2007, she became the first woman to start her own Democratic direct mail firm without a business partner. Liz is one of fourteen Democratic Board members for the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC). She and her team have won twenty-one Pollie Awards from the AAPC and six Campaign and Elections Magazine Reed Awards, including the “Toughest Direct Mail” piece 3 years in a row.
Liz has been a guest on Larry King Live, CNN American Morning, CNN International, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity, Fox Election Headquarters, Fox News’ Power Play and MSNBC. She has been the “on air” Democratic Strategist for BBC World Service News Radio US election night coverage for the 2012, 2014 and 2016 elections. Liz has been a contributing writer to several books and online publications, including AndersonCooper360.com.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Liz was named a political “Rising Star” by Campaigns and Elections Magazine in 2005. She is a former adjunct professor at American University and George Washington University. Liz has taught communication seminars for the American Association of University Women; the American Medical Association; Close Up Foundation; Ruth’s List Florida; Emerge America Chapters in Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Vermont and Virginia; the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund Leadership Institute; Howard University; the Lance Armstrong Foundation; the National Lung Cancer Partnership; Running Start; the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership; the Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas and the Veterans Campaign. She has presented annually at the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University since 2004.
Prior to her direct mail career, Liz was the North Carolina House Democratic Caucus Director in 1998, where she won seven seats and returned Democrats to the majority. In 1997, she served on the second Presidential Inaugural Committee for Clinton/Gore and later worked for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. Liz worked for Mark Warner on his 1996 US Senate campaign and for state legislative races in Virginia in 1997 and 1995. She began her career helping her mother run for the Texas state legislature in 1994, later joining the re-election campaign of Texas Governor Ann Richards as a volunteer coordinator.
Liz on John Stewart
Via Comedy Central