State Representative Steve Montenegro Introduces Exploratory Committee Team


PHOENIX – State Representative Steve Montenegro (LD13), today introduced the team of consultants that will be helping him to evaluate the Secretary of State race.

“Part of this process is working with professionals who can analyze the race and determine what a path to victory will look like.  So I am extremely excited to have such an outstanding group of individuals agreeing to work on this effort.” said Montenegro.

Montenegro’s team includes:

Polling/ResearchChris Wilson, Wilson Perkins Allen Research – WPA is one of the nation’s leading opinion research firms and the firm’s principals have represented more than 100 former and current members of Congress.  Notable WPA clients include U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee; Congressmen Allen West, Joe Heck, Raul Labrador, and Congresswoman Ann Wagner; and Governors Mike Pence and Sam Brownback.

Internet/Social MediaVincent Harris, Harris Media, LLC – Harris first garnered national attention for his work on behalf of Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign, but his subsequent work for the presidential campaigns of Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich, along with his work for Ted Cruz’ successful U.S. Senate campaign turned him into a national star.  He was recently named the youngest “Rising Star” in politics by Campaigns & Elections Magazine.  He helped Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell raise $1.4 Million online, worked for Texas Senator John Cornyn, and was instrumental in the election of Florida Governor Rick Scott.

Media ConsultantFred Davis, Strategic Perception, Inc. – Davis is one of the GOP’s leading ad men and his client roster is a who’s who of GOP heavyweights, including U.S. Senators John Cornyn, James Inhofe, and Bob Corker; Congressmen Bob Barr and Steve King; and Governors Sonny Perdue, Rick Snyder and Ernie Fletcher.  Davis was media strategist for both of the most recent presidential and U.S. Senate races for Arizona’s John McCain and was the creative director of the 2008 Republican National Convention.  Davis’ deep Arizona roots extend even further as he also designed ads for Jeff Flake and Ben Quayle.  In 2010, his firm’s ads won five of Time Magazine’s Best Viral Campaign Ads of 2010 and half of Human Events’ Best Campaign Ads of 2010, and he has won countless Telly and Pollie awards for his work. Among his better-known ads is McCain’s ad describing Barack Obama as “the biggest celebrity in the world”, an ad that generated more than 1,000,000 online views in just 24 hours.

General Consultant, Direct MailConstantin Querard, Discessio, LLC – One of Campaigns & Elections Magazine’s 2012 Influencers, Querard has run and won dozens of races throughout Arizona.  After the 2010 elections, nearly half of all Republicans in the Arizona Legislature were clients of the firm, a level of success without precedent in Arizona history.

“I look forward to a productive exploratory phase and, if we determine that the support we need to win is there, a spirited election contest all across this great state.  I can’t wait to see what this team can do!” said Montenegro.

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