Principals: George Gorton, Todd Blair and Garrett Biggs
George Gorton has been called "brilliant" by the Los Angeles Times, a "wizard" by Campaigns & Elections magazine and "one of the most driven, go-for-the-jugular consultants in California politics" by the Sacramento Bee. His fellow consultants have called him "the finest in the business” and "masterful."
Most recently, Gorton was the architect of Proposition 49 and one of the key advisors behind Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s transition from the top of the entertainment world to the top spot in California politics.
Gorton also ran all of Governor and Senator Pete Wilson’s successful statewide campaigns
- Pete Wilson for US Senate 1982 against Governor Jerry Brown
- Pete Wilson for US Senate 1988 against Lt. Governor Leo McCarthy
- Pete Wilson for Governor 1994 against Treasurer Kathleen Brown
Gorton has a better winning record in California statewide campaigns than any other California GOP consultant.
His guidance in Pete Wilson's 1994 reelection campaign brought Governor Wilson from a 23-point deficit 18 months out to a 15-point win in November – one of the few races that can be considered both an upset and a landslide.
Gorton is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), and the only consultant to ever win the MVP award for both a domestic and an international campaign.
Gorton has also served on the national campaign staffs of four of the last five Republican presidents.
In addition to his victories in California, Gorton was part of the team of strategists that brought Boris Yeltsin from fifth place in the polls with 6 percent to a 13-point win in 1996. Gorton's team's activities were chronicled in the Showtime movie "Spinning Boris" starring Jeff Goldblum, Liev Schrieber and Anthony LaPaglia. The movie won best picture at the Hamptons Film Festival, and has been nominated for best "made for TV" picture at the Monte Carlo Film Festival.
Gorton has also advised political leaders in Romania, Czechoslovakia, Canada and Panama.
In the 1980s, Gorton was the strategist behind the Wilson-Lowery political machine in San Diego, and at one point had helped elect six of the nine city council members.
His strategic advice has made an impact in numerous statewide initiatives in California, including:
Proposition 213, the only time anyone has beaten the trial lawyers in California
Key leaders in business and industry have turned to Gorton for strategic advice, including Hyatt Hotels, Signal Resco, Koch Industries, the Irvine Company and the San Diego Padres.
A campaign professional since 1992, Todd Blair’s career has taken him from Maine to California. He has played an instrumental role in federal, state and local campaigns, ballot initiatives and has worked for issue-advocacy organizations.
An accomplished writer of political television ads and direct mail, Blair has won Pollie Awards from the AAPC, and he served as a judge for the awards in 2008. He has co-authored articles for the Los Angeles Times, the Daily News and Campaigns & Elections magazine.
Blair is a member of the International Association of Political Consultants and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
A veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the VFW, Blair served in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait during the Persian Gulf War.
Garrett Biggs is a Los Angeles native who cut his teeth in politics by working on numerous Los Angeles-area campaigns. Garrett began his career early, having been the youngest staff member in California while working for Assemblyman Nao Takasugi, who is featured in Tom Brokaw’s book The Greatest Generation.
Over the years, Biggs continued developing his craft working on political campaigns, and now after 15 years in the industry, is a veteran of nearly 100 campaigns.
Biggs has won national recognition for his work on political campaigns and causes. With years of experience producing and writing television and radio spots as well as direct mail literature, Garrett has won multiple Pollie Awards for excellence in campaign consulting. This includes awards for TV production, direct mail design and press relations.
Biggs has also appeared in the press on television, radio and in print as a commentator on the political scene. He has appeared in such publications as Campaigns & Elections magazine, the Los Angeles Times as well as CBS News Online and others.
Below is a partial list of the elected officials, campaigns and organizations we have worked for.
- GOVERNOR ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
- GOVERNOR & SENATOR PETE WILSON
- PRESIDENT BORIS YELTSIN
- AMBASSADOR PAUL BREMER
- THE SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ROMANIA
- THE COMMITTEE FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION REFORM AND ACCOUNTABILITY
- LOS ANGELES MAYOR RICHARD RIORDAN
- HAWAII REPUBLICAN PARTY
- CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY
- LOS ANGELES POLICE PROTECTIVE LEAGUE
- AMERICANS FOR LIMITED GOVERNMENT
- LOS ANGELES COMMISSIONER STEVE SOBOROFF
- CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYMAN NAO TAKASUGI
- CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYWOMAN PAULA BOLAND
- CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLYMAN CAMERON SMYTH
- MEASURES F & H, LOS ANGELES
- TERM LIMITS NOW
- SELLECK DEVELOPMENT GROUP
- CONGRESSMAN RICK RENZI
- CONGRESSMAN JIM ROGAN
- NEVADA STATE CONTROLLER KATHY AUGUSTINE
- DOLE/KEMP '96
- WE WANT NEWT PAC
- LOS ANGELES COUNCILMAN BERNARD PARKS
- CITIZENS FOR AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
- HYATT HOTELS
- SPRINT WIRELESS
- LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES
- THE SAN DIEGO PADRES
- SIGNAL RESCO
- PARSONS BRINKERHOFF
- WIRELESS FACILITIES INC
- BAY MEADOWS
- KOCH INDUSTRIES
- TRANSROUTE INTERNATIONAL
- MCMILLIN COMPANIES
- CMG FINANCIAL SERVICES
- CALIFORNIA TRANSPORTATION VENTURES
- POSEIDON RESOURCES
- AMERICAN GOLF CORPORATION
- CONGRESSMAN HOWARD "BUCK" MCKEON