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      John Whitehurst


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      John has directed more than 200 political campaigns over the last 25 years. He has one of the best win records in California, guiding candidates and ballot measures to victory throughout the state.

      John has helped hospitals, schools, colleges and transportation systems secure billions of dollars in public finance measures at the ballot. He has managed successful independent expenditure campaigns for labor and business interests and led groundbreaking candidate campaigns.

      John has helped candidates win at every level of government, including Santa Clara Supervisor Susan Ellenberg, Supervisor Catherine Stefanie, former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr., former State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, California Governor Jerry Brown and former State Senators Mark Leno and Noreen Evans. Prior to co-founding Whitehurst/Mosher, John started Whitehurst Campaigns and worked at Clinton Reilly Campaigns. His first professional political campaign was Gary Hart for President in 1984 where he learned to organize in Iowa, Pennsylvania and California.

      John holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from American University. John loves all things Italian — from traveling to Italy to enjoying Italian food and wine. Currently, he is learning how to play the guitar.

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        Fix LA is a coalition of community groups, faith-based organizations, working families and others who came together to advocate for vital City programs and services that have been cut. We worked with the coalition to develop clear, concise and hard-hitting messaging that helped FixLA Coalition expose wasteful city contracts with big Wall Street firms and win the restoration of vital LA city services and the creation of a targeted local hiring program in disadvantaged communities.




        SEIU 721 and the Los Angeles Coalition of City Unions




        BMWL Campaigns worked with SEIU 721, the Coalition of City Unions and more than 30 Los Angeles community groups to expose how contracts with large financial firms drained millions from the City of Los Angeles during the financial crisis, leading to layoffs and the erosion of basic services like street maintenance and cleaning, 911 and 311 response times and recreation opportunities in low-income communities. Through the development of white papers, graphics and collateral, free media, community organizing and paid media, including mail and videos, the FixLA project won significant changes to LA City budget priorities, including the commitment of a targeted local hiring program to hire 5,000 City of LA residents from disadvantaged communities.

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