Jason Barraza

Senior Associate Director – jbarraza@veridus.com

“To develop winning strategies, we become masters of an issue and take a creative mind-set to problem solving.”

Jason Barraza brings political acumen, firsthand experience with political organizations in Arizona, and a strong legal background to Veridus. Since joining the firm in 2009, in addition to lobbying, Jason assists in the development of political advocacy plans that include political campaigns, polling, and community outreach.

Barraza CandidPrior to joining Veridus, Jason spent multiple stints assisting the coordinated campaign of the Arizona Democratic Party during the 2002, 2006 and 2008 campaign cycles. Jason also worked security, logistics and similar roles as part of each Democratic National Convention between 2000 and 2012, and also the 2016 DNC in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated with a bachelor’s from the University of Southern California (2001), and a law degree from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona (2006).

Jason is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Leading for Change, a non-partisan, political leadership training organization; President of Los Abogados, the Arizona Hispanic Bar Association; is an appointed Member of the Legislative and Government Affairs Committee of the Hispanic National Bar Association; was recently elected Vice Chairman of the City of Phoenix’s North Mountain Village Planning Committee; and serves on the Board for Friends of the Phoenix Public Library.

Jason and his wife, Leila, have two children. In his free time, he’s an avid fan of the USC Trojans and also loves to read, golf, hike, and take on home improvement projects.

Areas of Expertise
Lobbying, campaign consulting (including message development, targeting, and delivery), polling, public affairs, community outreach, and government procurement processes.

Awards
2016: HNBA Top Lawyers Under 40 Award
2015: Hispanic National Bar Association representative at the American Bar Association’s Collaborative Bar Leadership Academy
2013-2014: Class Member of the Bar Leadership Institute (BLI) of the State Bar of Arizona

Media
08-26-2016: PBS – Arizona Week – Do Political Polls Inform or Mislead?
03-25-2016: PBS – Arizona Week – Independent Vote in Arizona ‘Hasn’t Come to Fruition’
04-04-2014: CopperTalk Podcast – CopperTalk Spotlight on David Garcia
02-17-2014: Getting Elected Podcast – Everything You Need to Know About Independent Expenditures
10-17-2012: The Arizona Republic Quote – Obama, Romney spar in feisty 2nd debate

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