Dave Stroup has worked with political campaigns for all levels of public office. His expertise is using digital tools to grow grassroots fundraising, recruit volunteers, and turn out voters.
Dave's political experience began in 2004, when he travelled to Iowa to knock on doors for Howard Dean's presidential campaign. After graduating from Georgetown University, Dave worked at Media Matters for America. From 2008 to 2013, he worked in digital strategies at the Sierra Club.
In 2012, Dave led the digital team for Sierra Club's 2012 election program. He oversaw a team of digital organizers who worked in support of more than 50 campaigns across the country. This effort recruited thousands of volunteers and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars, which went directly to sending more organizers out in the field.
Following the 2012 cycle, Dave joined Aneesh Chopra's campaign for Virginia Lieutenant Governor. As Chopra's digital director, Dave implemented a cutting-edge digital commit-to-vote program, using custom-built Twitter and Facebook tools.
In July 2013, Dave joined the digital team at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. In the role of digital communications manager, he worked to optimize the DSCC's email program, as well as develop specialized rapid response microsites.
As the 2014 election cycle heated up, Dave was tapped to serve as Senator Mark Warner's digital director. In this role, Dave managed all aspects of the Warner campaign's digital program, raising more than $1.28 million for the cycle and recruiting hundreds of volunteers.
Dave has also consulted for various campaigns for local office in the District of Columbia, including Bryan Weaver's campaign for at-large city council in 2011, Peter Shapiro's campaign for at-large city council in 2012, and Brianne Nadeau's successful campaign for Ward 1 member of the city council in 2014.
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