John has directed over 200 political campaigns over the last 25 years. He has one of the best “win records” in California, guiding candidates and ballot measures to victory throughout the state. John has helped hospitals, schools, colleges, and transportation systems secure billions of dollars in public finance measures at the ballot. He has managed successful independent expenditure campaigns for labor and business interests and led groundbreaking candidate campaigns.
John has helped candidates win at every level of government, including former San Francisco Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr., former State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, California Governor Jerry Brown and State Senators Mark Leno and Noreen Evans.
Prior to co-founding Whitehurst/Mosher, John started Whitehurst Campaigns and worked at Clinton Reilly Campaigns. His first professional political campaign was Gary Hart for President in 1984 where he learned to organize in Iowa, Pennsylvania and California. John holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from American University. He lives with his wife and daughter in Oakland, California. John loves all things Italian – from traveling to Italy to enjoying Italian food and wine.
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