79. Wayne Johnson
The Wayne Johnson Agency is run by – you guessed it – Wayne Johnson, who is at or near the top of the list when California political pros are asked about Republican consultants. He’s handled political strategy for three decades. By his own count, he has been a senior consultant in more than 250 candidate campaigns, and has handled for more than a dozen statewide campaigns, including the successful Proposition 11 to overhaul redistricting. Each election cycle – and this year is no different – he plots strategy involving Republican and moderate Democratic candidates. He has served as president and chairman of the bi-partisan American Association of Political Consultants, as well as an American representative on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Political Consultants.
Updated Aug. 9, 2016