Kelly Calkin is a leader in a new generation of game-changing political strategists who are redefining how to win in high-stakes candidate, ballot measure, and legislative campaigns.

Bringing state-of-the-audience perspectives and a fully integrated management approach, Kelly focuses on helping TCT clients see around corners with difference-making game plans, stay ahead of curves with hands-on service, and put “W’s” on the most competitive scoreboards with high-velocity creative and optimally efficient media.

In 2016, Kelly served as campaign manager for the Proposition 52 statewide ballot initiative that garnered 70% of the vote statewide and won in every county – a historic result. He also has run ballot and independent expenditure campaigns at the local and state levels and has a win rate of over 80%.

Prior to becoming a Partner in TCT, Kelly worked as the political director for some of the most influential business and labor groups in California – Pacific Gas and Electric, the Personal Insurance Federation of California, and the California Professional Firefighters. He also worked for the California Building and Construction Trades State Council and for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. This distinctive experience allows him to fully understand the complexities his clients face as they navigate California’s political landscape.

Kelly graduated with honors in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley.