NEW YORK — Blue State, a leading creative agency and strategic advisor for purpose-driven organizations, announced the expansion of their Political Campaigns practice with the hires of Brendan Summers, senior vice president of campaigns; Larry Sanders, writer; and Sarah Lindstrom, senior strategist.

Brendan Summers will help lead the practice’s work on strategy for campaigns, political committees, and other clients. For the last 15 years, Summers has worked on political campaigns and in organizations at all levels. Most recently, Summers operated his own consulting practice where he advised the State of Nevada on vaccine rollout efforts, a foundation to improve student voting, and various elected officials. Summers served as the director of state and delegate strategy for Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign and as a senior advisor at Let America Vote, the voting rights organization led by Jason Kander. In 2016, Summers was the Iowa and national caucus director for Bernie Sanders, engineering results that helped to launch and sustain the Sanders campaign throughout the nominating process. 

Larry J. Sanders joins the Blue State Campaigns team from the Democratic National Committee, where he spent the first half of 2021 as an email and SMS strategist for their mobilization team. Prior to his work at the DNC, Larry worked for Biden for President and the 59th Presidential Inaugural Committee, helping to build the most financially successful Democratic presidential campaign in American history. 

Sarah Lindstrom joins Blue State to help campaigns, committees, and political organizations develop fundraising programs. She has extensive experience building programs that best represent the clients she serves and has raised more than $70 million dollars for Democratic candidates and causes to date. Prior to joining Blue State, she served as Theresa Greenfield’s digital director during the 2020 campaign cycle, where her team broke online fundraising records. Most notably, Sarah worked for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Senator Jacky Rosen’s U.S. Senate campaign, Senator Russ Feingold, and other national campaigns and committees. 

About Blue State Campaigns

Blue State Campaigns launched in May 2021. Blue State Campaigns offers multi-channel fundraising, strategic communications, paid media, and general consulting to Democratic and progressive campaigns, candidates, and organizations across the country.

About Blue State

Blue State is the creative and strategy agency for organizations looking to inspire people to take action. From nonpartisan charities to progressive campaigns to leading brands, Blue State cultivates communities, builds platforms, and transforms how organizations engage their most important people. Led by some of the most creative and analytical minds from the political, nonprofit, and brand worlds, Blue State has more than 150 employees across five offices in the US and UK.