National Association of Diverse Consultants

New Group Will Push Campaigns to Hire More Diverse Political Consultants

By Suzanne Gamboa

Excerpt:  Having played bit parts for too long in campaigns and seeing the nation’s electorate become increasingly diversified, a group of political consultants said Tuesday it’s time for a greater diversity in their ranks.

The political consulting industry, largely white and male, is seeing more and more people of color, women and people from the LGBTQ community in the field. But too often they are relegated to smaller roles in campaigns or are paid less or hired only for outreach to their constituent communities, the consultants said.

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