Background

Mark A. Capitolo

With 20 years of campaign experience, Mark Capitolo has honed exceptional organizational skills and presents a fierce sense of urgency on behalf of the clients he represents. Capitolo has developed dozens of campaign plans, budgets and field operations that maximize resources by minimizing inefficiencies. Capitolo specializes in developing campaign plans that fit the unique needs and realities of each campaign. His creative approach to fundraising, Get Out the Vote (GOTV) programs and earning visibility for new candidates and down-ballot races has resulted in improbable victories across California.

Before forming his own practice, he directed media and campaign strategies for the firms of Hopcraft Communications and Barnes Mosher Whitehurst Lauter & Partners. Capitolo also served as Communications Director for California State Senate President pro Tempore Don Perata.

A Bay Area native, Capitolo earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government from California State University Sacramento.


Vince Duffy

Vince Duffy helps campaigns deliver messages that persuade voters and win elections. From opposition research to speechwriting and press materials, Duffy specializes in developing a campaign's most compelling and effective case. Duffy's deep understanding of public opinion and careful message development helps clients break through the "noise" with convincing earned and paid media.

Prior to settling in Sacramento, Duffy worked on over two dozen political campaigns beginning in the Washington D.C. office of David Axelrod & Associates. Duffy also served as Press Secretary for Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez and was the Chief Speechwriter for Governor Gray Davis. He served as Communications Director for the campaigns of Congressman Mike Honda and Los Angeles City Council Member Mike Feuer, Campaign Manager for Assembly Member Wally Knox, and Senior Consultant specializing in initiative campaigns for the consulting firm of Townsend Raimundo Besler & Usher.

A Southern California native, Duffy earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Government from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He attended the graduate school of Journalism at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and earned a Master's Degree in Political Management from George Washington University in the nation's capital.