Symone Sanders

Senior Adviser, Biden for President  Fast Facts Democratic campaign communicator Industry: Political consultingKey previous position: Sanders 2016 press secretaryEducation: Creighton Notable fact: Nebraska native NJ50 Profile Symone Sanders was just 25 in 2015 when she became the national press secretary to Bernie Sanders’s underdog presidential bid. At the time, the senator …

Steven Law

President and CEO, American Crossroads Fast Facts Republican money man Industry: Campaign fundraisingKey previous position: General counsel, U.S. Chamber of CommerceEducation: U of California, Davis; Columbia Law Notable fact: Studied music in college NJ50 Profile When Steven Law helped launch American Crossroads, one of the first super PACs to form in the …

Amy Levin

Partner, Benenson Strategy Group Fast Facts Research guru Industry: Political consultingKey previous position: Pollster for Hillary ClintonEducation: Harvard Notable fact: Commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel NJ50 Profile Amy Levin is intent on making opinion research work better. Utilizing strategies that are equal parts qualitative and quantitative, the creator of Breakthrough Campaigns, …

2020 Visionaries

Campaign operatives shaking up the way candidates get elected Amy LevinPartner, Benenson Strategy Group Amy Levin is intent on making opinion research work better. Utilizing strategies that are equal parts qualitative and quantitative, the creator of Breakthrough Campaigns, an independent division of Benenson Strategy Group, is determined to bring her …

Lucinda Guinn

Executive Director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Fast Facts Democratic campaign operative Industry: Political consultingKey previous position: Vice president, EMILY’s ListEducation: U of Texas, AustinNotable fact: First Latina executive director of the DCCC NJ50 Profile Lucinda Guinn is in it to win it.  She’s eager to talk about how Democrats are …

Jon Donenberg

Policy Director, Elizabeth Warren 2020 Fast Facts Elizabeth Warren’s policy wonk Industry: Political consultingKey previous position: Chief Counsel to Elizabeth Warren Education: U of Illinois; Yale Law Notable fact: Published in The Yale Law Journal NJ50 Profile Conventional wisdom says that presidential campaigns work like this: You introduce the candidate and …

Gerrit Lansing

Cofounder, Revv Fast Facts GOP campaign innovator Industry: FundraisingKey previous position: RNC chief digital officerEducation: University of the SouthNotable fact: Studied classical languages NJ50 Profile Gerrit Lansing first drew the attention of Donald Trump in 2013, when the future president tweeted: “I am hearing that @NRCC Digital Director @lansing is …

National Journal 50

In celebration of our 50th year, we’re honoring 50 individuals who are driving positive impact and conversation in Washington through their work. Our NJ50 special report celebrates individuals whose work has an outsized impact in Washington. It also introduces National Journal Group’s ever growing capabilities to serve you through our …