LACDP Receives Top Honor from American Association of Political Consultants

clarklee March 13, 2011 0

LACDP’s literature piece, “Where Do You Do It?” receives the 2011 Gold Pollie Award in the “Direct Mail – Vote-By-Mail Request” category and “Voting…It’s Important!” wins Silver Pollie Award in “Web Video – Governor” category

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) received two prestigious “Pollie Awards” from the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) at the 2011 AAPC Pollie Awards in Washington, DC. LACDP is the only political party in the nation to receive a Gold Pollie.

LACDP’s permanent vote-by-mail application literature piece, titled “Where Do You Do It?” received the Gold Pollie Award in the category of “Direct Mail – Vote-By-Mail Request.” The piece was produced by the LACDP campaign team, including Chair Eric C. Bauman; Executive Director Adam Seiden; Political Director Clark Lee; Director of New Media Nik Swiatek; and Executive Assistant Jeremy Roseman. Comic-strip artist Benton Jew created the graphic artwork. Four Waters of Four Waters Media provided overall graphic layout and production.

Additionally, LACDP’s campaign video, “Voting…It’s Important!” received the Silver Pollie Award in the category of “Web Video – Governor” category. The video was produced by Jeremy Thompson of Reelpolitik Campaign Media with creative assistance from consultant Jeff Millman, LACDP Chair Eric C. Bauman, and LACDP Director of New Media Nik Swiatek. The video can be viewed online at

“The Los Angeles County Democratic Party worked hard to develop innovative campaign solutions that break through the noise to effectively communicate with voters about Democratic candidates and issues. I’m proud that LACDP’s creative campaign methods helped in successfully electing Democrats across California, including a clean sweep of California’s statewide offices in 2010. We are honored that the American Association of Political Consultants has recognized our hard work with these prestigious national awards. We are proud to be joining our fellow honorees to continue developing dynamic and creative ways to engage voters and mobilize activists,” said Eric C. Bauman, Chair of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.

LACDP congratulates fellow political party winners in California, including the San Francisco Democratic Party for receiving a Bronze Pollie, and the California Democratic Party for receiving an Honorable Mention.

Founded in 1969, AAPC is a nonprofit organization of political professionals from the local level to the White House. According to the AAPC, the Pollies, hailed as the “Oscars of Political Advertising,” represent those engaged in the business of politics. Spanning several categories the Pollie Awards offers an opportunity for both political consulting and public affairs professionals to achieve recognition. Winners represent the latest talent and techniques in this $8 billion industry.

For more information on the Pollie Awards, visit the AAPC website at


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