Eileen Padberg has managed political campaigns for over 35 years from her Orange County, CA office. She is a former officer of the American and International Association of Political Consultants. She has served as a political consultant and strategist to elected officials at all levels of government, including managing the 1986 campaign of Clint Eastwood for Mayor of Carmel and serving as regional political director of the 1988 George Bush for President campaign for California, Hawaii and Nevada, In addition, she has managed two statewide ballot campaigns and more than 100 local and regional campaigns and initiatives.
Eileen brings this high level of expertise to her clients and candidates – creating and implementing a strategic plan that connects and engages voters. Her vast knowledge of the campaign process, voter trends, and issue management make her a top choice for candidates.
A few recent campaigns have included:
- Voters were being asked to approve a developer’s request to rezone one of the last, large undeveloped properties in an Orange County city. The community relations plan centered on the negatives of the current zoning (higher density) and how the new zoning would actually mean less development and more open space preserved for residents. The measure passed with a large margin.
- Voters in a local city began collecting signatures to recall an incumbent city council member. Our job was to make sure the effort failed to collect enough signatures to get on the ballot. Endorsements were collected from community leaders and voters, focused on fundraising. Two pieces of mail encouraging voters not to sign the petition citing it as a waste of taxpayer money were sent citywide. In the end, the citizens circulating the petitions fell short of the needed signatures, and the recall failed to go to the ballot.