Principal – Steve Bouchard
Steve Bouchard has nearly 20 years of experience in campaigns at the local, state, national and international level.
In that time, Bouchard has established himself as one of the leading organizers and strategists in the U.S., working for candidates and elected officials across the country, including Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Governor Ted Strickland (D-OH), former Senators Bob Graham (D-FL) and Bob Kerrey (D-NE), retired General Wesley Clark, then-Senator Hillary Clinton and others.
Noted for taking on tough fights in tough environments, he also served as Campaign Manager for former Vice President Al Gore’s effort to pass climate and energy legislation in the US House of Representatives.
From 2006 through 2009 Bouchard served as Senior Vice President for State Affairs at the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) where he focused extensively on civil justice issues, Supreme Court battles and on messaging strategy. In this capacity he helped develop and implement electoral and legislative strategies in states all across the country, regularly addressed donors at fund-raising events, keynoted conventions and annual meetings in the US and Canada and led the rebranding effort that culminated in a revamped messaging effort and the name change from ATLA to the American Association for Justice.
Bouchard’s work has been recognized in publications and by organizations throughout the US, including the NY Times which wrote extensively about the field operation Bouchard established in the 2004 election cycle, calling it “impressive…almost military “ and describing it as “the most critical state operation in the largest get-out-the-vote effort ever undertaken to win a single presidential campaign.” Fox News referred to him as one of the top strategists and tacticians in the presidentially critical state of New Hampshire, writing that Bouchard “has helped more Democrats get elected to office in New Hampshire in the last 10 years than any other operative.” And the campaign of President Barack Obama called Bouchard “a nationally recognized political and field expert.”
In addition to his work with Bouchard Strategies, he is also a founding partner at SJB Strategies, International, an international general consulting firm and he serves as senior strategist for Gold Communications, a nationally recognized and award-winning direct mail firm.
Steve is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants and the International Association of Political Consultants.