Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Where Are They Now? Owen Shackelford

Owen Shackelford, the former Democratic Caucus director for the Oklahoma Senate, has joined "Mad Dog Mail" in Fernandina, Florida as managing partner.

Shackelford, who managed Congressman Dan Boren's first congressional campaign in 2004, joined the firm earlier this year.

The firm specializes in helping Democrats who seek office.

From the firm's website:

"Owen joined Mad Dog Mail in February 2011 as Managing Partner. Prior to joining Mad Dog, Owen served as Political Director for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) for four years. During his tenure at the DLCC, Owen played a crucial role in developing and implementing the national strategy that helped the DLCC win hundreds of legislative seats in 2008 and to minimize losses in the tough political environment Democrats faced in 2010. Additionally, Owen worked hand-in-hand with individual caucuses, legislators, new candidates, and campaign managers to craft communications strategies that simply worked.

"Prior to joining the DLCC, Owen was Caucus Director for the Oklahoma Senate. Owen tripled the caucus’s budget in one cycle and kept Republicans from claiming an almost certain majority in the 2006 cycle when eight Democrats left office because of term limits.

"In addition to his extensive work at the state legislative level, Owen managed Congressman Dan Boren’s first campaign for Congress in 2004, helping elect Oklahoma’s only Democrat in Congress.

"Owen has been married to his wife, Amanda, for 16 years. They have three children. Liz is 19, Daxon is 11, and Judson is almost 2."

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