Derek Humphrey is the co-founder of Overland Strategies – a direct mail and general consulting firm based in Southern California. In 2015-16 his firm helped elect or re-elect over 40 candidates to various offices including Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, CA State Senator Josh Newman, CA State Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes, and CT State Representative Kelly Luxenberg. Newman and Cervantes captured seats never before held by Democrats and gave their party a super-majority in both legislative chambers.
As a staffer or consultant, Derek worked on the past five Congressional Special Elections in Southern California, including serving as campaign manager for former Congresswoman Laura Richardson’s upset victory in 2007. In 2010 he was campaign manager for Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber. Prior to founding his firm, Derek worked as a mail consultant at Shallman Communications.
Derek and his partner, Anna Sowle, live in San Dimas, CA, where he roots for the Angels and collects political direct mail.