The long-standing firm of McNally Temple Associates offers pretty much one-stop shopping for a candidate or cause. Want strategic consulting? MTA is there. Need some graphic design help for your campaign materials? MTA again. Communicating your message clearly and attractively? Look no further. Ray McNally, president and creative director, founded the firm in 1980. Richard Temple joined in 1992. Clients, mostly Republican-leaning, have included Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, Gov. Pete Wilson, and former insurance-commissioner-seeking-a-comeback Steve Poizner, along with the California State Chamber of Commerce and the California Republican Party. The mustached McNally can boast of a perhaps more exotic background than many political types. He studied playwriting at UC Davis and has done communications training for candidates and political parties in Nigeria, Mongolia, Iraq, Egypt, Mexico, Malaysia and Russia. Temple, who, rumor has it, has been shorn of his ’stache, is a fellow UC Davis graduate and worked in the California Legislature for more than a decade as a political director and caucus chief of staff.
Updated Aug. 15, 2018