Profiles written by Noah Rothman and Daniel Weiss.

Each year, Campaigns & Elections selects a new class of Rising Stars—an exclusive group of operatives age thirty-five and under who have an established track record of achievement and the promise to achieve greatness.

First recognized in 1988, Rising Stars have gone on to do great things. Mayors, members of Congress, and presidential advisors can all be found among previous classes of Rising Stars.

From many worthy nominations, we have selected fifteen Republicans, fifteen Democrats, and ten nonpartisan or international operatives as this year’s Rising Stars. Among them are general consultants as well as specialists in both established and emerging disciplines. (No current elected officials were considered, though one recipient abandoned a promising career as a state representative to focus on consulting.)

In the following pages, we present to you the Campaigns & Elections Rising Stars Class of 2011.

Democrats | Republicans | Nonpartisan / International




Profiles written by Daniel Weiss and Noah Rothman