28. Gale Kaufman
The prominent Sacramento campaign management firm of Kaufman Campaign Consultants is coming off two big 2016 wins. Gale Kaufman’s firm managed the successful effort on behalf of Prop. 55, extending income tax rates for wealthier Californians, and Prop. 64, legalizing recreational use of marijuana. The firm can boast that Proposition 64 received the highest vote share of any of the eight states to legalize pot so far. Kaufman brings decades of experience to the job; she has headed up more than 100 state Senate and Assembly campaigns and has served as a political consultant to the California Teachers Association for twenty years. A partial list of clients includes everyone from the Assembly Democratic Caucus to Southern California Edison, the California Association of Realtors and the San Francisco Police Officers Association.
Updated Aug. 29, 2017