Jared Kamrass

Political Consultant

Jared Kamrass is a Principal with Technicolor Political, a full-service messaging and ad making firm advising Democratic candidates, committees, and progressive causes across the country. Based in Cincinnati, OH, Jared’s passion for politics was sparked while watching West Wing with his dad and brother and witnessing Barack Obama’s 2004 DNC Convention Speech in Boston.

After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in college, Jared’s interests shifted towards healthcare reform, seeing first-hand how health outcomes were driven by economic circumstances. Upon entering remission, he dedicated himself to making a difference by electing policymakers that work towards ending these inequities.

Jared returned home to Cincinnati after graduating from Ohio State and managed local campaigns before opening Rivertown Strategies in 2013. Over the course of eight years, Rivertown grew to be one of the top full-service Democratic consulting shops in the Midwest. The firm branched out to work in several states, including Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana, Oregon, and Florida, advising candidate campaigns and independent expenditure committees.

In the 2020 cycle, Jared served as a Senior Advisor to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, advising candidates and staff in some of the nation’s most competitive districts at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic and the parallel presidential campaign. The DCCC helped to preserve a Democratic majority following that tumultuous cycle.

Following the election, Jared joined Technicolor Political as a Principal, working as the ad maker and media consultant for a range of clients, including national committees, and candidates for Governor, Congress, and other statewide and local offices. Technicolor is the largest majority Black-owned firm in the Democratic party and is focused on creating and placing content that breaks the mold of traditional political advertising and grabs the attention of voters who are oftentimes engaging with multiple screens at once.

Professional Credentials

Personal Life & Education

  • Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Graduate of The Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati
  • Lives in Cincinnati with his wife Emma and their dog Archie

Fundraising & Clientele

  • Successfully raised funds totaling $30 million while working with 41 clients
  • Client roster includes DCCC, NRDC Action Fund, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, Mayor John Cranley (Cincinnati), Mayor Nan Whaley (Dayton), Senate Minority Leader Jeff Yarbro (Tennessee), State Rep. Brigid Kelly (Ohio HD-31), and the University of Cincinnati.

Professional Experience

  • One of the leading Democratic political strategists in the Midwest and Upper South for the past decade
  • Founder of Rivertown Strategies in 2013 and joined Technicolor Political in 2021
  • Served as chief strategist and ad maker for candidates for Congress, Governor, Mayor, State Legislature, and County Executive in 18 states across the country
  • Senior Advisor to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, FC Cincinnati, and the University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics
  • Adjunct faculty member at the University of Cincinnati

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