Carlos Sierra: Trying to change the world for the better, one client at a time.
Carlos Sierra Political Consultant's Bio:
Carlos Sierra is the President of Sierra Public Affairs, and a partner in Renegade Public Affairs, both full-service consulting firms working with candidates and committees of all parties, and spearheading reform-oriented initiatives across the country. He is also the Co-Founder and President of The Reform Project, a nonpartisan and nonprofit organization focusing on campaign and political reform.
Carlos Sierra most recently served as the general consultant and strategist to the victorious Oscar Leeser for Mayor Campaign in El Paso, Texas. Prior to that, as a national leader in the Hispanic community, Sierra was asked to be the Co-Chairman and Campaign Manager to the Committee to Defeat Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Maricopa County, Arizona.
Sierra was also a regular contributor to CNN OutFront, POLITICO, and is often quoted in other publications where his knowledge, bluntness, and insight on national politics is frequently called upon.
During the 2012 presidential election, Sierra served as national campaign manager to the Buddy Roemer for President Campaign – the youngest manager of the 2012 cycle. The campaign focused on reforming and ending corruption in Washington by promoting and implementing policies that diminish the special interests and uplift the average American. Carlos was one of ten national campaign managers invited to speak at Harvard’s Institute of Politics on the 2012 presidential election.
Carlos Sierra first cut his teeth in politics as an intern for the John McCain for President Campaign during the 2000 presidential election. He went on to work over the next ten years in Senator McCain’s Tucson, Washington, Phoenix, Tempe, and campaign offices where he handled community outreach, constituent services, and various policy matters such as immigration reform, rural affairs, and natural resources. During the 2008 election cycle, Carlos traveled to most major primary and caucus states on behalf of the McCain campaign, helping John McCain to capture a come-from-behind victory in the primary. He then went on to become the Southwest Coalitions Director for McCain-Palin 2008.
Carlos Sierra has been an advisor to dozens of Republican, Democratic, and Independent campaigns across the United States. Always supporting the reform-minded candidates over the ideologues, Carlos is known for being independent, a trait many lack in this business.
Although Sierra enjoys being a thorn in the side of business-as-usual politicians, he most enjoys spending time with his two kids, Destiny and Carlos.
Carlos Sierra Political Consultant's Experience:
National Field Director at Gary Johnson for PresidentMay 2016 - November 2016
Carlos Sierra served as the National Field Director for the Gary Johnson for President Campaign. Sierra oversaw ballot access in all 50 states and D.C., planned all political rallies and events for Governor Johnson and Governor Weld, oversaw all advocacy groups and coalitions, oversaw field and grassroots including the ground game in all 50 states, volunteers, and field staff, and oversaw the distribution of merchandise. The 2016 election cycle was the Libertarian Party’s most successful in its history. We attained ballot access in all 50 states, raised more money than all previous Libertarian tickets combined, and built an army of thousands of volunteers throughout the country, resulting in the Libertarian’s highest vote total and percentage of the vote, ever.
Non-Partisan Contributor at CNN OutFrontJune 2012 - January 2014
Contributor at POLITICOJune 2012 - January 2014
General Consultant at Oscar Leeser for MayorFebruary 2013 - July 2013
Carlos Sierra served as the General Consultant, Strategist, and Digital Strategist for the mayoral campaign of first-time candidate Oscar Leeser. In an 8-person primary, Leeser received almost 50% of the vote, almost avoiding a runoff. In the runoff, Leeser finished with nearly 75% of the vote, making it the widest margin of victory for any competitive El Paso mayoral race ever.
Campaign Manager at Committee to Defeat Sheriff Joe ArpaioAugust 2012 - November 2012
Carlos Sierra served as Co-Chairman and Campaign Manager to the Citizens for Professional Law Enforcement Committee, in Maricopa County, Arizona. Congressman Ruben Gallego served as Co-Chairman. This committee served as the official "Anti-Sheriff Arpaio Campaign Committee." The 2012 election for Maricopa Sheriff was the closest race of Sheriff Arpaio's career, garnering only 50.66% of the vote.
National Campaign Manager at Buddy Roemer for PresidentApril 2011 - July 2012
Carlos Sierra served as the National Campaign Manager to the Buddy Roemer for President Campaign, the youngest manager of the 2012 cycle. Governor Roemer was a four time Congressman and one term Governor from Louisiana who ran on a pro-campaign finance reform and anti-corruption platform. With a $100 limit on donations, no donations from lobbyists or Wall Street bankers, and no Super PAC ties, Roemer was able to build a national grassroots army that made corruption and campaign finance reform a key issue to voters. Roemer was also the first candidate to qualify for public financing.
Community Outreach/Campaign Staffer at United States SenateJanuary 2000 - April 2011
In the almost decade long career with Senator John McCain, Carlos Sierra handled community outreach for Arizona and was McCain's only staffer to work in his Tucson, Tempe, Phoenix, Washington, and campaign offices. On the campaign side, Sierra assisted in both presidential campaigns and ultimately served as the SW Coalitions Director for McCain-Palin, before returning to the Senate office.
Partner at Renegade Public AffairsNovember 2013
Carlos Sierra is a Partner in Renegade Public Affairs, a full service nonpartisan political, business, and nonprofit consulting firm. We specialize in the latest strategies in marketing, communications, digital strategy, website development, mail/literature/brochure design, grassroots and coalition building, graphic design, and government relations. We have experience in presidential, gubernatorial, congressional, and local campaigns. www.RenegadePublicAffairs.com
President and Co-Founder at The Reform ProjectAugust 2012
Carlos Sierra is co-founder of The Reform Project (TRP), along with Governor Buddy Roemer. TRP was established after Governor Roemer's presidential campaign to inform and educate the public on the corrupting influence of money in our political system. TRP is also looking into hosting an annual campaign training for reform-minded candidates. www.TheReformProject.net
President at Sierra Public AffairsJune 2012
Carlos Sierra is President of Sierra Public Affairs (SPA), a full service nonpartisan political, business, and nonprofit consulting firm. We specialize in the latest strategies in marketing, communications, digital strategy, website development, mail/literature/brochure design, grassroots and coalition building, graphic design, and government relations. We have experience in presidential, gubernatorial, congressional, and local campaigns. www.SierraPublicAffairs.com
Carlos Sierra Political Consultant's Education:
University of Arizona2000 – 2004Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Carlos Sierra Political Consultant's Interests & Activities:
Politics, Political Consulting, Political Campaigns, Public Policy, Media Relations, Grassroots Organizing, Political Science, Policy, Public Speaking, Public Relations, Strategic Communications, Legislative Relations, Legislation, Public Affairs, Speech Writing, Fundraising, Policy Analysis, Government, Political Communication, Community Development, Economic Development, Coalitions, Social Media, Public Administration, Nonprofits, Crisis Communications, Press Releases, Message Development, International Relations, Community Organizing, Spokesperson, Governmental Affairs, Volunteer Management, Community Outreach, Foreign Policy, Blogging, Campaigns, Corporate Communications, Editing, Journalism, Newsletters.