Hans Goff held numerous roles with the Hillary for America campaign including: Southern Political Director, Primary State Regional Director, North Carolina and New Jersey Primary State Director and National Political Desk. Previously, he served as a Senior Associate at Kivvit, a public affairs firm in DC, Chicago, New York and New Jersey. Goff began his career in the public sector in the Office of the Mayor of the City of Trenton, New Jersey. He then worked for Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. at Harvard Law School and later served as a Research Assistant at Harvard University for Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. Goff served in three Gubernatorial administrations in New Jersey and Virginia and worked in the New Jersey General Assembly Majority Office.
No stranger to electoral politics, Goff worked several campaigns in New Jersey as well as in North Carolina including President Obama’s 2012 campaign. He was also appointed to the Office of Public Engagement for the Presidential Inaugural Committee in 2013.
Hans is a graduate of Campaign Management Institute of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University, the Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and the College of William and Mary.
AAPC: What are you most looking forward to this year?
Hans: I am looking forward to seeing the organizing efforts on the ground this cycle. Many organizations will harness this organic energy through unprecedented grassroots engagement and expand the battlefield.
AAPC: Tell us about something you’re most proud of accomplishing in your professional career.
Hans: In 2012, my team and I flipped a Republican County Democratic for the first time in decades. It was a proud moment that could not have been achieved without the commitment and dedication of many talented organizers and a community that worked tirelessly for the presidential candidate.
AAPC: To what do you credit your success at such a young age?
Hans: I was fortunate enough to have many mentors that invested in me at an early age. I had mentors that were elected officials, political operatives and in academia. I accepted my first political job was when I was sixteen years old. I worked for the Mayor of my hometown and the skills I learned from that job allowed me to develop professionally in the industry. The experiences I had as a teenager, coupled with the fact that I had two wonderful parents that told me to pursue my passion ensured I would have longevity in this field.