Nic Van Putten and Kess Smith met in 2009 working on local campaigns. Nic had previously worked as a field organizer for President Obama’s 2008 campaign. Kess was one of the top ten fundraisers for President Obama’s Seattle Kickoff in 2007. After managing local campaigns, they formed Progressive Strategies NW in 2011. (While Kess has moved onto another business venture, he still remains a vested and much-loved partner.)
After several years of back-and-forth, intense campaigns against rival consultant Ben Anderstone, we joined forces in 2014. The rest is history…in the making!
Progressive Strategies NW brings youth, energy, and passion for electing great candidates and advancing critical ballot initiatives.
We pride ourselves in being different from the run-of-the-mill, conveyer-belt consulting firms. We believe that campaigning should adapt to today’s changing politics. You deserve access to industry-leading data and advice.
We are honest, straightforward, and affordably priced...and we'd love to sit down over coffee (or tea, or beer!) to discuss what we can offer.