A big win in the June 13th, 2017 Virginia Primaries

District 81 - Virginia Beach/Chesapeake City


Expertise honed through experience

I grew up the son of an Air Force Master Sergeant. world traveller by age 4 who settled in Ohio by age 8.  From the time I earned the rank of Eagle Scout at age 12, to the decade training young leaders in a Boy Scout Junior Leader Training  Program my strong ethic of public service and civics is deeply embedded in my character.

I graduated with two bachelor degrees from the Ohio State University, one in Political Science and one in Art History. I am an avid reader, have a decent eye for a good photograph (many photos on this site are my personal shots) and I enjoy hiking. I have a firm belief in finding and following that which you love to do. Providing these campaign services is a true calling for me to serve our body politic and leverage my passion, my unique skill-set and my experience.

Beginning with managing a field office for the Bill Bradley for President campaign nearly 20 years ago, where I won the 3 counties of my territory in the North Country of New Hampshire, and 12 years as a successful campaign fundraiser, growing my portfolio that started at less than $2 million per year to an annual amount in excess of $6.5 million per year, I have acquired a thorough understanding of conducting grassroots, voter-centric mass appeal campaigns in political and fundraising settings.

I earned a reputation for dealing with challenging campaigns due to my ability to translate basic participation data into an effective planning tool leading to the execution of successful campaigns. From doing a deep dive on constituent data to asking a room of people for their support, from identifying, recruiting and managing volunteers to coordinating impactful events, to selecting communication channels to training other staff I have deep and varied experience related to the design and implementation of powerful campaigns.

Let me put that experience to work for you and your campaign. Let me analyze your districts donor file and help you set campaign priorities. Let me share my expertise on creating the crucially important voter contact plan for your campaign. Let me help you launch a competitive campaign in your important district.


I’ve had the pleasure of doing campaign work with Don Braden over the past 15+ years.  I’m consistently impressed with his stunning ability to turn data in to real world campaign success.  Don has a keen analytic eye coupled with an ability to share its meaning with the people that need it.  If you want to ensure a deep and successful campaign, partner with Don Braden.

~Laura J Bain, Technical Advisor to VP & Director Intel Talent Org at Intel Corporation


Interested in working together? Contact Don today...


3414 Graystone Dr.

Columbus, OH43232



Me, my family and some of my influences.