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Jason Kinney, a veteran political/communications strategist and co-Publisher of the California Majority Report, is a Principal in California Strategies LLC, one of the state's premier public affairs consulting firms.
Before surrendering to the foolish temptation of sane working hours and a livable wage, Kinney was a state government employee, serving as Chief Speechwriter and Senior Communications Advisor to Governor Gray Davis for more than four years and, prior to that, as Communications Director for now-Senate President Don Perata (D-Oakland) and as Chief-of-Staff to now-Senator Elaine Alquist (D-Silicon Valley).
He has also worked as a consultant to numerous statewide, legislative, local candidate and ballot measure campaigns. (A few of them have even won.) Most recently, he served as Chief Strategist to the successful John Garamendi for Lieutenant Governor campaign.
A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Kinney launched his glamorous, Mountain Dew-fueled career of political "hacktivism" at the age of 13, when he helped run his mother's successful campaign for State Senate. His mother is still serving in the Indiana State Senate today and Kinney has not managed to get a life since.
Kinney is married to the beautiful-on-the-outside, Republican-on-the-inside Mary Gonsalves Kinney, is father to two daughters/iron-fisted autocrats, and has long harbored a "man crush" on former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh.
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