Jeff Sadosky brings nearly 15 years of experience on Capitol Hill and on presidential, gubernatorial, and senate campaigns to Forbes Tate Partners, where he leads the firm’s growing Strategic Communications practice while working with many of the firm’s government relations clients in the U.S. Senate.
After helping to lead Rob Portman’s successful Senate campaign in 2010, Sadosky served as Portman’s Communications Director for four years. While working with Portman, who called Jeff a “rare mix of a policy mind that understands what it takes to get things done and a communicator who knows how best to advocate for it,” Sadosky gained valuable insight into the intricacies of trade, tax reform, energy, and budget debates, and played a leading role for Republicans during the Super Committee debate in 2011.
Jeff has a unique grasp of the intersection between campaign communications and the policy world. He served as Communications Coordinator for the Southwest region in then-President Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign – and as Communications Director for the Republican Party of Florida under then-Governor Jeb Bush. After serving as Traveling Press Secretary for Fred Thompson’s presidential campaign, Mr. Sadosky ran the regional communications team for former Senator John McCain’s presidential bid.
Prior to joining Senator Rob Portman’s campaign, Mr. Sadosky served as Communications Director for former Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) – who, at the time was the Ranking Member on the Senate Commerce Committee. While working with Senator Hutchison’s personal and committee staff, Jeff spearheaded several press outreach efforts tied to a diverse set of issues, including energy, telecommunications, and healthcare.
Mr. Sadosky also served the Buckeye State in yet another capacity – working as press secretary for former Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH) following his time with George W. Bush’s reelection campaign.
After working on and with nearly two dozen campaigns and in four positions within the U.S. Senate, Jeff was brought on to run the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) growing advocacy communications efforts. As a Managing Director, he worked with members of the biopharmaceutical, agricultural and next-gen industrial biotech industries to ensure their voices were heard in Washington policy debates.