William Wachob

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Partner, The Campaign Group, Inc.

Bill Wachob's unique background combines government, communications, electoral and public policy expertise.  His insight into campaigns comes from a professional political career spanning over three decades. 

In 1975, Bill began his public service career as the Director of Administration and Finance for the Youth Advocate Program of Pennsylvania, a private non-profit program serving the needs of dependent and delinquent children.

At the age of 25 he was elected to the Pennsylvania State Legislature where he focused on juvenile justice, welfare and senior citizen issues.  After serving three terms (1979 – 1984) as a Pennsylvania state legislator, Bill ran for the United States Congress from the 23rd District of Pennsylvania, narrowly losing to an incumbent Member.  Following his campaign, Bill worked closely with United States Senator Tom Harkin as the Executive Director of Independent Action PAC. 

Since 1989, Bill has directed the west coast office of The Campaign Group, Inc., a national media / political consulting firm with offices in Philadelphia and San Diego.  He was nationally recognized in 1992 for consulting on the campaigns of five successful congressional campaigns.

He has continued his success over the years winning over 75% including the upset of Orange County Congressman Bob Dornan by Loretta Sanchez.  And six years later Bill directed the successful congressional campaign of Linda Sanchez.  The Sanchez sisters are the first to serve in the United States Congress.

Bill Wachob has worked closely with mayoral, congressional and statewide candidates in Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Utah, Oregon, Texas, Washington, and California.  In 1994 Campaigns & Elections magazine called The Campaign Group one of the premier media/communications firms in the country and called Bill Wachob a “rising star” in national politics.

In addition to his electoral work he has been a Governor’s Appointee to the California Youth Authority Board and involved in public affairs campaigns for Southern California Edison, California Power Exchange (CalPX), Automated Power Exchange (APX), San Diego Gas and Electric, SEMPRE Energy, and numerous public interest organizations.

Bill Wachob holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MGA from the Fels Center of Government, University of Pennsylvania.

He lectures extensively on campaign strategy, communications, and public policy.

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