Joseph Devlin, Chief of Staff

Office of Councilmember Jay Schenirer, District 5

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Highly accomplished strategic communications professional specializing in targeting, planning, and message development, with extensive experience managing and directing political campaigns. Recognized for ability to build key relationships and create inclusive high performance teams.

Mr. Devlin is a Sacramento based political consultant with over fifteen years of experience managing and directing successful political campaigns. He has worked as the principal consultant to local and state candidate campaigns, initiatives, and independent expenditures throughout California. Developing highly effective field strategies targeting key voter universes is a particular strength. Mr. Devlin is often called upon to develop winning campaign strategies and tactics for campaigns in what are otherwise unfavorable circumstances.

Mr. Devlin has also worked in the California State Legislature as a Legislative Director and as a Consultant to the Speaker of the Assembly. Prior to becoming involved in politics Mr. Devlin worked as a consultant securing development entitlements for various developers.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government with a concentration in State and Local Government from California State University at Sacramento, was recognized as one of Sacramento’s 40 under 40 in 2013 and is a two time participant in the US State Department, American Council of Government’s Professional Fellows Program (Azerbaijan 2014 & Ukraine 2015)