No. 90: Capitol Weekly’s Top 100

Dan Newman. Illustration by Chris Shary

90. Dan Newman

Dan Newman is a political strategist, specializing in communications, media relations, and crisis management for candidates, companies, and causes. Newman rose to prominence as partner at SCN Strategies (now Bearstar Strategies). While at SCN he worked on over a dozen successful initiative campaigns and counseled a multitude of high profile Democrats including Kamala Harris, Jerry Brown, Alex Padilla – and Gavin Newsom.  Newman left SCN to stay in California with Newsom rather than sign on for the Harris For Prez campaign hayride, and he currently serves as chief political spokesperson and political adviser to the governor. Last year he joined Brian Brokaw (see No. 85) to launch The Media Company, which ran the IE backing George Gascón for Los Angeles District Attorney, and worked on the successful No on Prop 20 campaign. Newman has quite the bio: He previously worked as a Congressional staffer, aided asylum seekers in Mexico, was a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay, and recently completed the Western States Endurance Run.

Updated Aug. 25, 2021

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