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Tom Edmonds


Tom Edmonds has over two decades of experience in advertising, marketing and political media. Tom began developing successful political media strategies in the late 70's and early 80's when he served as a consultant for the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC), one of the first independent political action committees. Today, as Chief Executive Officer of Edmonds Associates, Inc., Tom develops and executes media campaigns for candidates at all levels of government, and implements independent expenditure campaigns for major conservative political organizations. Most recently, he helped coordinate and produce the media for the National Rifle Association's 2000 campaign, an effort that was recognized as "decisive" in the defeat of Al Gore by a number of publications, including Fortune, Newsweek and USA Today. Tom is a past president of the American Association of Political Consultants and is currently on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Political Consultants. He is also a member of the advisory board of Campaigns & Elections magazine. He has provided political insight for CNN, Nightline and National Public Radio, and his work has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, Dateline, PrimeTime Live, The Today Show, NBC Nightly News and the MacNeil-Lehrer NewsHour. Tom has also penned articles and op-eds for such noted publications as The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Campaigns & Elections magazine and Advertising Age.


In addition to his work with political candidates and organizations, Tom has produced several acclaimed documentaries, including the award-winning television mini-series "Campaigns in American History" and the official documentary of the Reagan presidency, "Ronald Reagan: An American President."


In 1995, Tom co-authored his first book, the Numbers: A State of Failure, which earned him the title "the man who wants to fix Washington" from The Washington Post. In 2000, he co-authored his second book, U.S. by the Numbers: What's Right and Wrong With America.