Tony Fazio – Senior Votes Count! Co-Founder
Tony Fazio, a nationally-known strategic communications specialist, is Founder and President of Winning Directions, one of America’s leading political communications firms. Tony started his national political consulting career in 1979. In hundreds of local, state and national political campaigns over the past 35 years, Tony’s company has created hundreds of winning political and public affairs programs for candidates, labor organizations and private-sector advocacy efforts all across America, working in almost every state in the country.
Tony stays up on all the latest communication innovations. In one of his ventures he created Digital Advantage, a Social Networking company, to help bridge the gap between today’s new internet technologies and tried and true political organization and advocacy skills. Tony is also a recognized expert in guiding groups through the intricacies of micro targeting, messaging and political strategy.
Tony was one of two Campaigns & Elections Magazine Movers and Shakers for the year 2000, and is the author of the book “Winning Direct Mail,” a step-by-step guide for producing political direct mail. A longtime member and Director of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), Tony was first elected President of the 1,800 member Bi-partisan association in 2007 and later became Chairman of its Board from 2009 to 2011.
American University is honoring Tony by hosting the Anthony J Fazio Political Direct Mail Archive, which houses more than 10,000 of his company’s individual pieces of mail. Tony is a Co-Founder in 2010 of the Alliance for Jobs and Sustainable Growth, an organization of Labor, Business and Community groups in San Francisco.
And most recently in 2013 he became a Co-Founder of Senior Votes Count!