Our Team

Principal
Merv Wampold, Jr. founded Wampold Strategies in January 2005 after working with a national democratic direct mail firm for five election cycles as a strategist and partner...
Strategist
Chris is a production manager at Wampold Strategies. He joined the team in August to help the firm complete the 2014 election cycle. Now, he manages production schedules, edits mail plans and designs and researches races...
Lead Graphic Designer
Patricia Gunn has been our lead designer and creative director since 2005. Her work for Merv Wampold dates back to 2000 when Merv was a partner in another national direct mail firm...

Client Testimonials

Facing a severe funding shortfall for Minneapolis neighborhood parks, Wampold Strategies helped us secure over $200 million in new parks funding. Our measure was facing long odds but thanks to effective messaging and precise targeting we were able to win with unanimous support from the Minneapolis Park Board and City Council.

Tony Sterle

Campaign Manager Save Our Minneapolis Parks

Wampold Strategies produced first class mail in to help in my election and re-election for Mayor of New Orleans with precise messaging and accurate targeting. Wampold Strategies also helped pass important initiatives in Orleans Parish to continue funding for the water and sewage board and to fully fund the New Orleans Fire Fighters retirement program.

Mitch Landrieu

New Orleans Mayor 2010-2018

The Trust for Public Land has relied upon Wampold Strategies for two decades to help us win more than 100 county and municipal ballot measures for parks and conservation plus state-wide conservation funding measure wins in Florida, Oregon, Minnesota, Iowa, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia and Texas.

 

Merv invariably goes the extra mile for us to help meet budget or get extra mail out to help make sure we win.

Will Abberger

The Trust for Public Land, Vice President and Dirctor, Conservation Finance

Your campaign is too important to hand to an inexperienced firm.

We have won elections in 31 states, electing Democrats, and securing billions in funding for progressive causes.

wampold strategies has won races and ballot initiatives in 31 states

Notable Clients & Initiatives

  • Amendment 1: Florida’s Water and Land Conservation, the largest land conservation measure in U.S. history
  • Public Question 2: Open Space and Water Quality Dedication (NJ)
  • U.S. Senator Jim Webb (VA)
  • U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN)
  • Mayor Mitch Landrieu (New Orleans)
  • Mayor Shirley Franklin, Atlanta’s first black female mayor
  • Mayor Mark Stodola (Little Rock)
  • Mayor Bob Coble (Columbia)
  • Mayor Kip Holden, Baton Rouge’s first black mayor
  • In 2011, Wampold Strategies elected Bill John Baker Chief of the Cherokee Nation, the largest tribe in the U.S., coming from 42 points down to unseat a 12-year entrenched incumbent.
  • Wampold Strategies also helped mastermind the unlikely rejection of the 2011 “Personhood Amendment” in Mississippi by a 58–42 margin.