C&E Rising Stars

2015 Nomination Form

Since 1988, Campaigns & Elections has recognized up-and-comers in the campaign business with the coveted Rising Star award. Over the years, Rising Star recipients have climbed to the heights of the political world, launching dozens of successful consulting firms and serving at the highest levels of state and federal campaigns.

It's one of the most prestigious honors in the campaign world for a reason: industry giants are counted among the ranks of former Rising Stars. Included in 1988's inaugural class of Rising Stars: David Axelrod, Alex Castellanos, Rahm Emanuel, Ben Ginsberg, Celinda Lake and Mark Mellman. C&E Rising Stars have served in senior positions on the presidential campaigns of every major party nominee since 1992.

So who will make up the class of 2015? That's up to you. C&E will select 10 Democrats, 10 Republicans and 5 International/Nonpartisan/Third Party nominees.

If you know someone deserving of the honor, nominate them using the form below. All nominations must be submitted by May 22, 2015.

To be eligible, nominees must be 35 years of age or younger on July 30, 2015. Elected officials will not be considered.

In order for the nomination to be considered complete, a photo of the nominee and any supplemental materials must also be emailed to risingstars@campaignsandelections.com with the subject line: Rising Star Nomination.

The following supplemental materials are strongly encouraged: Up to two letters of recommendation in support of the nominee, links to news articles about the nominee or their work, and a copy of the nominee’s resume.

You may nominate yourself, but incomplete forms will not be considered and inaccurate information will void the nomination. If you have any questions about the nomination process please contact Shane D'Aprile at sdaprile@campaignsandelections.com
1. Your Name and Contact: (please include email and phone number)
2. Nominee Name and Contact: (please include name and phone number)
3. Nominee's Company or Campaign:
4. Company Description:
5. Position/Title:
6. Date of Birth:
7. Educational Background:
8. Political Affiliation:
9. Recent Employment History: (Nominee's full resume can be emailed along with supplemental materials to risingstars@campaignsandelections.com)
10. Client List: (If nominee is a consultant)
11. Please list nominee's top three accomplishments:
12. In 300 words or less, why is this nominee a Rising Star? Please be as specific as possible:
13. Please insert links to news articles about the nominee or their work below:
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