Carlton “Carl” Fogliani has over 15 years experience serving as lead strategist and general consultant for local, state and federal candidate and issue campaigns. He is a seasoned expert in political strategy, voter contact mail design and targeting, television and radio ad creation, grassroots development and deployment, and coalition building. Carl has also served as Chief of Staff to several prominent legislators and as a senior consultant and director for the California State Assembly Republican Caucus.
Carl’s battle-tested strategies and ability to focus resources for maximum impact have been particularly successful in California’s Central Valley, where his guidance has led clients to stunning upset victories often against superior resources. Carl's hard-hitting television ads are credited by many with making the difference down the stretch. His successes have also been fueled by pioneering programs to reach out to minority communities, including Latino and Asian voter populations. Carl has developed a strong reputation for delivering broad-based, effective volunteer grassroots efforts in his campaigns.
Carl’s time spent as Chief of Staff and legislative analyst has given him a keen sense for understanding the unique interaction between politics and policy. He has used this knowledge to guide businesses and associations through California's complex regulatory and political environments.
Carl started his career as a volunteer in U.S. Senator Rick Santorum’s campaign for U.S. Congress in 1990. Carl ran his first targeted state house campaign in 1994 for the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania and successfully guided the GOP nominee past his Democrat opponent in a Democrat-majority district. He moved to California in 1998 after his service in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and has been involved in races throughout the west, including serving on the campaigns for Governor Schwarzenegger, and Mitt Romney for President.
Carl and Ann Fogliani live in Elk Grove, California where they are raising their two sons. In his off time, Carl pursues his passion for studying military history and strategy.
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