• John Whitehurst

    Principal

    John has one of the best “win records” in California, guiding candidates and ballot measures to victory throughout the state.     More >
  • Mark Mosher

    Principal & Creative Director

    Mark has combined award-winning creative with hard-hitting political strategy to win hundreds of ballot measure and issue advocacy campaigns. More >
  • Jill Nelson Golub

    Principal

    John has one of the best “win records” in California, guiding candidates and ballot measures to victory throughout the state.     More >
  • Yolanda Cheers

    Business Manager

    Yolanda has more than nine years of experience in financial and administrative consulting at various levels of government, education, non-profit and within the private sector. More >
  • Lisa Hanson

    Production Manager

    A native of Chicago, Lisa has extensive political and campaign experience at local, state and national levels. More >
  • Morgan White

    Deputy Creative Director

    In today’s hyper-visual society, Morgan brings clients’ content to the public with professionalism and creativity. More >
  • Paul Murre

    Senior Associate

    Paul Murre brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the table that help our clients meet their goals and surpass expectations. More >

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.

Mark is an award-winning creative director and public policy strategist with 20 years of experience as a journalist, media-relations executive, political consultant, and creative director for commercial and political media. In 2012, Mark’s work earned the firm over 20 “Pollie Awards” from the American Association of Political Consultants for television, direct mail, and logo and sign designs. Mark has spent several years assisting labor unions such as SEIU International, SEIU 1021, SEIU 721, SEIU 521, SEIU 221, UHW, and CSEA with communication programs and elections.

Mark previously worked as the principal strategist to the San Francisco business and labor communities. Prior to co-founding Whitehurst/Mosher, he was executive director of the Committee on Jobs, a coalition of CEOs of San Francisco’s largest corporations. He has directed hundreds of successful ballot measure campaigns and issue advocacy efforts. Mark served as executive director of Governor Schwarzenegger’s California Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth, which developed the state’s economic development advertising and organized the state’s five successful international trade missions.

Mark lives in the Castro District of San Francisco with his wife. He has three sons, is a prolific bass player, and knows where to get the spiciest food in the Bay Area.

Jill Nelson Golub provides Whitehurst/Mosher clients with a wide range of strategic communications, political and campaign expertise. Since joining the firm in 2009, Jill has successfully managed a wide variety of campaigns, including a parcel tax campaign for the West Contra Cost Healthcare District, a hospital merger campaign for the Sierra Kings District Hospital, Noreen Evans’ campaign for State Senate, and simultaneous bond and parcel tax measures for the West Contra Costa Unified School District.

Jill’s diverse background includes work in local government, electoral politics, policy research, strategic communications, new media and community organizing. Jill relocated to San Francisco from New York, where she gained extensive experience as a political strategist and senior government aide. She served as chief of staff for New York City Council Member David Yassky, as political director for Yassky’s campaign for New York City Comptroller, and as director of external affairs for Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer.

Jill has a degree in Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and lives in Oakland with her family. Jill spends as much time as possible camping, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors.

Yolanda has more than nine years of experience in financial and administrative consulting at various levels of the government, education, nonprofit and private sectors. She is a fiscal and grants executive with a proven track record managing processes, procedures and staff.

In her previous position, as the deputy director for the DC State Commission for National and Community Service located within the Executive Office of the Mayor of Washington, DC, she was responsible for a broad range of programmatic, financial oversight and management duties. Some of her successes over the past seven years include the negotiation of competitive contracts to reduce expenses from $250K-$400K, reducing cash outlay by $1.25 million, achieving post-merger synergies of $3-$4 million annually and increasing the annual operating budget from $10-$15 million.

She also has excellent skills in strategic planning, budget forecasting and expenditures.
Yolanda is an avid Archie comic enthusiast.

Lisa provides production support. She has extensive political and campaign experience at local, state and national levels. Lisa previously founded and ran her own East Bay political consulting firm and managed a number of successful candidate and ballot measure campaigns, including Mike Sweeney’s successful 1994 bid for state Assembly, Rusty Areias’ victorious 1992 state assembly campaign and winning city council campaigns for Joanne Lothrop and Shelia Young in San Leandro. A native of Chicago, Lisa attended Indiana University.

Morgan has more than ten years of experience in media production. In today’s hyper-visual society he brings clients’ content to the public with professionalism and creativity. He is excited to combine his two passions: politics and media.

Morgan worked as a staffer on back-to-back mayoral campaigns before he moved to Los Angeles to focus on film. He is returning to the Bay Area after three years as a director of photography. In addition to cinematography he has experience in graphic design, social media and photography. Morgan finds an effective way to distill the message and communicate it to the target audience. He cuts through the chatter for his diverse client base with high quality production.

Morgan is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz. He currently lives in Albany with his four-legged companion, Patience.

Paul Murre brings a diverse set of skills and experiences to the table that help our clients meet their goals and surpass expectations. His background in opposition research, operations, and grassroots organizing make him a crucial asset to projects of all types.

Prior to joining Whitehurst/Mosher, Paul worked as a Research Analyst at Oakland-based VR Research. In that capacity, Paul led opposition research efforts on behalf of dozens of campaigns, labor unions, and Fortune 500 companies across the nation. Previously, Paul oversaw operations on Joanna Rees’s campaign for San Francisco mayor, which included the management of a 100-staff member payroll and $1 million budget. During the 2010 election cycle, Paul was the Director of Students for Gavin Newsom, bringing statewide campus organizing to Gavin Newsom’s successful campaign for Lieutenant Governor.

Paul is a graduate of San Francisco State University, where he majored in Political Science. While at SFSU, he was President of the California College Democrats and served as the National Secretary of the College Democrats of America.

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