Jay Townsend…Who I am
Jay Townsend has served as a speechwriter, debate coach, spokesperson, polltaker, television, print and radio advertising strategist. He has worked in four presidential campaigns, scores of U.S. Senate, Gubernatorial and Congressional races, and more than 300 campaigns in County Executive, Mayoral, legislative and judicial contests. He is an advisor and consultant to public figures and is the author of two books, Fatal Mistakes Candidates Make in a Political Campaign and Lessons from the 2016 Election, What Every Candidates Should Know.
Townsend has received several national awards from the American Association of Political Consultants, including the nation’s best television commercial aired in a Gubernatorial race, the best persuasion mail piece produced for a Presidential campaign, and the nation’s best newspaper ad for a candidate.
A member of the National Speakers Association, Townsend has spoken to hundreds of audiences. He has lectured on politics and political warfare at the United States Military Academy, the Marketing Research Association, the Marist Institute for Public Opinion, and numerous colleges and universities. He has appeared on NBC, NY1, Time Warner’s Capitol Tonight, Canadian TV, FOX News, and is a global advisor to the Luce Foundation.
He resides in New York.