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Sagac Public Affairs Receives Highest Industry Honors

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) recognizes Sagac for exceptional work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 23, 2017

Washington, DC – Sagac Public Affairs is proud to announce that it has been awarded five coveted Pollie Awards from the AAPC, the industry’s highest honor bestowed upon political consultants at the national and international level.

“It’s always an honor to have our design and account services teams be recognized,” said Jeri Richardson, Sagac’s co-founder, who was on hand to accept the awards on behalf of the firm. “Receiving five awards at this year’s Pollie Awards is another great example of how our talented team continues to be national leaders in innovation and achievement for political communications and finance operations.”

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Sagac Expands National Team

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

For Immediate Release
June 7, 2016

Contact: Jeri Richardson
866-521-0900
jeri@sagac.com

Washington, DC/Oklahoma City, OK – Sagac Public Affairs announced today the addition of three key staff members that have joined the growing public affairs firm.

Baylee Leibold joins the account services team, bringing a fresh perspective to communication, branding and content. Rachel Roth brings solid outreach and marketing experience for corporate public relations and political affairs. Chad Taylor delivers in-depth analytical and research skills for information services. (more…)

Sagac Public Affairs Leads Industry Honors

Monday, April 18th, 2016

American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) recognizes Sagac for exceptional work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2016

San Juan, Puerto Rico – Sagac Public Affairs is proud to announce that it has been awarded nine Pollie Awards from the AAPC, the political industry’s highest honor bestowed upon consultants at the national and international level.

“It’s always an honor to have our design and account services teams be recognized,” said Jeri Richardson, Sagac’s co-founder, who was on hand to accept the awards on behalf of the firm. “Receiving nine awards at this year’s Pollies is another great example of how our talented team continues to be national leaders in innovation and achievement for political communications and finance operations.” (more…)

Sagac Impact 2016

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

By Dan Ekstein, Partner
Sagac Public Affairs, LLC

Contact us at (866) 521-0900 or email at info@sagac.com for more details.

Weber Merritt and Sagac are partnering on a 2016 elections education series called Impact 2016.  The goal of the series is to educate U.S. employees and association members (not just PAC-eligible folks) about next year’s elections — both the electoral process as well as public policy issues — tailored to your industry. (more…)

2014 Election Cycle Trends in Federal Business Political Action Committees

Monday, April 13th, 2015

For Immediate Release
April 14, 2015
Contact: Jeri Richardson
703-629-7303
jeri@sagac.com

Washington, DC – Sagac Public Affairs and the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) of George Washington University are today publishing the sixth report on the results of the “Trends in Federal Business Political Action Committees.” This study was conducted between January 30 – March 24, 2015 covering a sample of more than 2,000 federal business political action committees to evaluate fundraising, communication and disbursement activities during the last election cycle. (more…)

Sagac Public Affairs Receives Highest Industry Honors

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2015
Contact: Jeri Richardson
405-521-0900
jeri@sagac.com

Sagac Public Affairs Receives Highest Industry Honors
American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) recognizes Sagac for exceptional work

Washington, DC – Sagac Public Affairs is proud to announce that it has been awarded 12 coveted Pollie Awards from the AAPC, the industry’s highest honor bestowed upon political consultants at the national and international level. (more…)

Employee Profile: Doug Simon

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Doug Simon, VP Strategic Initiatives
Sagac Public Affairs

Florida native Doug Simon brings with him 18 years worth of experience in the intersection of business, politics and government to Sagac Public Affairs. Sagac is a national firm specializing in fundraising, communications and market research for the Nation’s top political organizations.

Simon is the new head of the firm’s strategic initiatives program, which works to expand and strengthen pro-business groups throughout the country. (more…)

Sagac Expands its Professional Services Team

Monday, January 5th, 2015

For Immediate Release
January 5, 2015

Contact: Jeri Richardson
866-521-0900
jeri@sagac.com

Washington, DC/Oklahoma City, OK – Sagac Public Affairs announced Monday afternoon the addition of two key staff members that have joined the growing public affairs firm.

Doug Simon will serve as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Amanda Hall will serve as Account Services Coordinator.

“As a firm, we have been fortunate to attract a solid team of talented and experienced professionals who excel not only as strategists, but as political marketing experts. These new members of our team will be key to our mission of providing innovative solutions and real results for our clients today and into the future,” said Trey Richardson, Managing Partner of Sagac. (more…)

Sagac Honored with Nine National Pollie Awards by the AAPC

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

For Immediate Release
April 8, 2014

Contact: Jeri Richardson
866-521-0900
info@sagac.com

SAN DIEGO – Sagac Public Affairs received nine Pollie Awards at the 23rd Annual Pollie Awards and Conference held by the American Association of Political Consultants April 4, 2014 in San Diego, California. (more…)

Sagac Public Affairs, LLC is seeking an Information Services Coordinator

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Sagac Public Affairs, LLC
Information Services Coordinator
Location: Oklahoma City, OK

Description:

Sagac Public Affairs, LLC is seeking an Information Services Coordinator responsible for Market Research and database administration for the firm. This position requires an individual with an understanding of I.T. and database applications, the ability to create queries and reports over relational databases and flat file systems using Microsoft Excel and must possess a range of skills including the ability to effectively communicate and coordinate with end users, vendors, and technical staff. (more…)

Report on the Results of the Trends in Federal Business Political Action Committees Study for the 2011 – 2012 Election Cycle

Friday, June 21st, 2013

For Immediate Release
June 21, 2013

Contact: Jeri Richardson
703-629-7303

Washington, DC – Sagac Public Affairs and George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) are publishing the fifth report on the results of the “Trends in Federal Business Political Action Committees Study.” This study was conducted from April 22 to May 21, 2013 and included a sample of more than 2,000 federal business political action committees (PAC) to evaluate fundraising, communication and disbursement activities during the last election cycle. (more…)

Sagac Receives Twelve National Pollie Awards by the AAPC

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Washington, DC – Sagac Public Affairs received twelve Pollie Awards at the 22nd Annual Pollie Awards & Conference held by the American Association of Political Consultants, April 5, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Among Sagac’s awards for Public Affairs Fundraising Campaigns were The Home Depot, DynCorp International, National Multi Housing Council and Devon Energy Corporation. In addition, the firm won best logo design, best fundraising event and best house mailer categories for Celgene Corporation, U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe’s Annual Dove Hunt and Oklahoma State Senator Dan Newberry’s Death at the Polls. Of particular note, the firm won two awards for best email fundraising campaign for both Devon Energy Corporation and DynCorp International. (more…)

Dan Ekstein Named Partner at Sagac Public Affairs

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

For Immediate Release
April 4, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – APRIL 4, 2012 – Sagac Public Affairs announces that Daniel (“Dan”) J. Ekstein, formerly of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Washington, D.C., has joined the firm as a partner. In this role Ekstein will focus on furthering strategic growth and enhancing client services for the public affairs firm. (more…)

FEC Lets PACs Take Unlimited Money For Independent Campaign Expenditures

Monday, October 10th, 2011

BNA Money & Politics (October 6, 2011)
New FEC Policy on PACs

Key Development: All independent federal political action committees will be allowed to accept unlimited contributions, including corporate and union money.

Next Step: The federal PACs can notify the FEC they want to set up separate accounts for candidate contributions and independent campaign expenditures. (more…)

Todd Pauley Named Partner

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

For Immediate Release
September 20, 2011

Oklahoma City, OK – Todd Pauley has been named a Partner at Sagac Public Affairs having previously served as the firm’s senior account executive. Pauley’s promotion is reflective of the firm’s commitment to build and maintain a strong and dynamic team across Sagac’s unique portfolio of political clients. (more…)

Dan Boren to Retire: What Does that Mean for Oklahoma and the Nation?

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

“With the surprise announcement by Democratic Congressman Dan Boren that he won’t seek reelection, the race for the 2nd District seat has gone from “likely Democrat” to “tossup” and Republicans are salivating over the prospect of again claiming the seat (McCarville, 2011).”

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Health Care Compact Scores in Oklahoma

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

On June 18, 2011 Governor Mary Fallin (R-OK) signed HB1273/SB722 and made Oklahoma the second state to sign a health care compact into law, preceded by Georgia. By doing so, Oklahoma enters into an interstate compact relating to healthcare regulations.

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Sagac Secures National Pollie Awards

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Washington, DC – Sagac Public Affairs received top honors in three different categories at the 20th Annual Pollie Awards & Conference held by the American Association of Political Consultants.

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Lankford Wins Republican Nomination in Oklahoma’s Open 5th Congressional District

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

August 25, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

James Lankford Wins Republican Nomination 
in Oklahoma’s Open 5th Congressional District

Oklahoma City – “Momentum among voters and the money to drive your message are everything in politics and James Lankford had them both,” said Trey Richardson, Principal of Sagac Public Affairs.   (more…)

New to the Sagac Team

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Kaila St. George

Kaila is an experienced public relations professional bringing her creativity, leadership and marketing skills to Sagac. Her background has allowed her to work with the American Heart Association, raising funds for their Women’s Heart Disease effort, lead Oklahoma City University’s “Soles4Souls” campaign, and manage events for the Humane Society of Central Oklahoma. She is an accomplished copywriter and graphic designer having created corporate collaterals, press releases and newsletters over the last few years for public relation clientele in the greater Boston area.

Lankford Retains Sagac for Finance Operation

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Lankford Retains Sagac for Finance Operation
From The McCarville Report
wwwtmrcom.blogspot.com

Rep. Mike Thompson’s fundraising success in his race for the Republican nomination for Congress in the 5th District has been noted by first-place finisher James Langford, who retained Thompson’s fundraiser.

Sagac Public Affairs will provide strategic and day-to-day fundraising services to the campaign, its announcement said. It is credited with helping Thompson raise almost a million dollars.

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Historic Contest Set for Mary Fallin

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Historic Contest Set for Mary Fallin

Congresswoman Mary Fallin defeated three opponents and won the Republican party’s nomination for the Oklahoma Governor’s race on July 27th, without even having the opportunity to vote for herself. Fallin made an emergency trip to Washington, D.C on election morning to vote on a supplemental funding bill for the war in Afghanistan. (more…)

Sagac Study Reveals Oklahoma Contribution Trends

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeri Richardson
(866) 521-0900

Oklahoma City, OK – Sagac Public Affairs today released an analysis of contribution trends by political action committees and individuals to state and federal elections. The report takes a look at the past 20 years of available data to develop a forecast for the next decade’s giving patterns. (more…)

Mary Heitman to Lead Finance for Republican National Committee

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Oklahoma City, OK – Trey Richardson, founder of Sagac Public Affairs, today lauded Mary Heitman, one of the firms’ three Principals, for being selected to serve as Finance Director of the Republican National Committee.

“I congratulate Mary for this important recognition of her experience and talents,” said Richardson. “She shines as another great example of how our talented team continues to be national leaders in innovation and achievement for political finance operations.”

“Mary’s experience in the fields of direct marketing and comprehensive fundraising projects at the federal and state levels will serve the National Committee well this year as conservatives work to win U.S. House, Senate and Gubernatorial contests throughout the country,” Richardson continued.

Sagac Public Affairs (www.sagaconline.com) is a national company providing communications, research, fundraising and management solutions to hundreds of political, non-profit and corporate organizations.

New to the Sagac Team

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Teale Trammell

Teale Trammell brings experience promoting, marketing, and producing special events and finance activities. (more…)

RedistrictUSA

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

With the Census more than a year away redistricting may seem like a distant exercise, but a new group led by former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) is focused on the GOP Redistricting effort. (more…)

The Money Chase

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

Representative Mike Thompson is the only open seat Republican candidate in the nation to raise more than $200,000 in each of the last two quarters, according to 10/16/09 FEC reports. Since opening his Congressional campaign committee in early April, Thompson’s campaign for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District has raised (more…)

New to the Sagac Team

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Emily Shipley is an experienced public policy advocate having worked in the DC office of U.S. Senator Tom Coburn and the Oklahoma Legislature. Her journalism background has allowed her to be involved in issue campaigns for the construction industry, tribal leaders and the business community. She brings strong client, event and design management skills as Finance Coordinator for Sagac’s political efforts.

Rusty Appleton most recently served as Assistant Finance Director for United States Senator Jim Inhofe, where he helped coordinate and raise more than $6 million. He also implemented a 77-county grassroots organization by utilizing call, walk and mail programs to persuade and motivate voter groups. In addition to campaign experience, he is a skilled market researcher having worked as a manager and analyst for one of America’s leading public opinion research firms. While there, he played an integral part in projects involving media firms, issue campaigns, legislative campaign efforts, conservative non-profit organizations and academia.

Battleground: Virginia

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

With Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell’s campaign on the rise, Virginia’s voters will also make their decision about which party controls the House of Delegates. Speaker Bill Howell and Sagac Principal Mary Heitman are feverously raising (more…)

Thompson Ranks Among Top 4 in Country

Monday, August 10th, 2009

According to a July 21 Roll Call report, Sagac client Mike Thompson (R-OK-5-Open) ranked 4th among all open seat candidates in the country for funds raised during the 2nd quarter of 2009 with $218,897. (more…)

New Oklahoma City Office

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Following several mergers and the expansion of company services, Sagac has opened new offices housing the company’s donor research, communications and finance services for state and regional clients. (more…)

It’s Not Real Unless It’s On The Web

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Sagac is pleased to announce the release of our new website at www.sagaconline.com. Our new site has a bold, fresh look along with the latest navigational tools. Please check out the updated information regarding our services and team members.

Fallin Leads Gubernatorial Field

Friday, August 7th, 2009

In the Oklahoma Governor’s race, Congresswoman Mary Fallin, (R-OK), out raised both Lt. Governor Jari Askins (D-OK) and Attorney General Drew Edmondson (D-OK) in second quarter fundraising for the upcoming contest. (more…)

Thomas Rejoins Sagac

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Alexandria, VA – Jody Thomas, former Principal at Sagac Public Affairs, has returned to the firm after a year’s sabbatical at the nonprofit Orphan Foundation of America. (more…)

Ross Joins Sagac to Save Our Secret Ballot

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Alexandria, VA – Marc Ross, who served as a Victory ’08 political director for the California Republican Party, signed an agreement today with Sagac Public Affairs to provide consulting services to Save Our Secret Ballot (SOS Ballot). (more…)

Kivett Signs On

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Oklahoma City, OK – Josh Kivett, manager for U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe’s successful 2002 and 2008 re-election campaigns, signed an agreement today with Sagac Public Affairs to provide general consulting services to some of the firm’s clients. (more…)

Sagac Announces Mergers

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Sagac Public Affairs has joined forces with two prominent political consults, including Oklahoma City-based Public Issue Advisers, Karma Robinson, Director, and Alexandria, Virginia-based MHeitman Associates, Mary Heitman, President. (more…)

National Political Advisors Merge

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Alexandria, VA – Veteran political advisors Trey and Jeri Richardson of Sagac Public Affairs and Mary Heitman of MHeitman Associates, Alexandria, VA announced a merger of the two firms today under the Sagac banner. (more…)

Fundriasers Unite Under One Firm

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Oklahoma City, OK – In the first of a series of mergers to be announced, Oklahoma’s premier political fundraising company, Public Issue Advisers, Inc. (PIA), Karma Robinson, Director, finalized its merger today with one of the country’s top political action committee finance and management firms, Sagac Public Affairs, LLC (Sagac), Trey and Jeri Richardson, Principals. (more…)

Save Our Secret Ballot Campaign Launched

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

From our elections for 5th grade class president, to the last time we went to the polls closed the curtain and voted, most of us have assumed voting by secret ballot in America is a constitutional right, a God given right. It seems so natural in our democracy, most of us believe it has always been that way and always will be. (more…)

How Do You Stack Up? 2004-2008 PAC Analysis

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

A comparative analysis of three studies (52% association; 48% corporate combined) performed in 2004, 2006, 2008 to benchmark trends in business political action committee fundraising disbursements and communications. (more…)

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