Meet David, Managing Director of The Bernstein Shur Group, a public affairs, strategic communications, and political consulting firm.
Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.
David is managing director of The Bernstein Shur Group, a public affairs, strategic communications, and political consulting firm with offices in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Before joining The Bernstein Shur Group, he was president of Adeline Strategic Communications and the former deputy chief of staff and director of communications for Maine Governor John E. Baldacci.
David has extensive experience in statewide political campaigns, coalition building and management, and issue advocacy. During the last two election cycles, he was a communications strategist and communications director for successful statewide campaigns.
In 2012, he helped to lead a historic citizen’s initiative in Maine to allow same-sex couples to receive a marriage license. The groundbreaking campaign became the first in the country in which voters approved same-sex marriage at the ballot box.
In 2011, he was part of a successful statewide initiative campaign, which restored same-day voter registration with an overwhelming 20-point victory at the polls.
Before joining the Governor’s Office, David spent 17 years as a journalist and was an award-winning reporter and editor in Maine, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He currently writes a weekly political column in the Bangor Daily News, which was named the best opinion column for 2012 by the Maine Press Association.
MA, The American University
Graduate, The Campaign Management Institute, The American University
Graduate Assistant, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, The American University
BA, Emory & Henry College