Moises Merino is a Partner at Merino, Barajas & Allen, a public affairs and political consulting firm. He has over 15 years of political and public policy experience at the local, state and national levels. In 2015, he was named one of the “40 Under 40” best and brightest in the industry by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC). Moises has also been recognized for his accomplishments and featured by Latino Leaders Magazine. He has appeared on major television networks such as CNN, Univision, Telemundo, and TV Azteca.
Moises is one of the premier experts on the subject of the Latino vote. His methodological approach to messaging is a key component to gaining support for public policy initiatives. Moises’s strategic planning incorporates cultural and cross-cultural ideologies and values that help shape public opinion.
Moises is an advisor and co-founder of the Latino Leadership & Policy Forum and GROW Elect, a Political Action Committee that has recruited, trained, and elected over 150 Latinos to public office. He has also served as political director and advisor on a number of committees and high profile campaigns, including the California Republican Party, Meg Whitman for Governor, John McCain for President, Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor, and George W. Bush for President.
Moises is from East Los Angeles (Boyle Heights) and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History with minors in Spanish Literature and Chicano Studies from UCLA. In addition, he went on to earn his Masters in Public Administration.