Kristin Davison is known to push candidates and campaigns to work harder, grow outside their comfort zones, and advance to the next level. She has over a decade of campaign and policy experience, from local mayoral races to national presidential campaigns, from the White House to the British House of Commons.
Before joining Axiom Strategies in 2019, Kristin worked with a number of candidates and issue initiatives around the country, managing statewide run-off elections and orchestrating statewide campaign launches the Tampa Bay Times dubbed, “…the most impressive and picturesque campaign kickoffs…” before heading to Nevada to spearhead former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s 2018 gubernatorial campaign.
Prior to the 2018 Election Cycle, Kristin was the Deputy Surrogate Director on Senator Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Senior Advisor to Senator Roy Blunt’s (R-MO) winning 2016 reelection campaign. In Missouri, she refocused the Blunt campaign’s data targeting and opposition research, restructured its field operation, increasing voter contacts by 1,091% in her first month, and led the 2016 Missouri Victory program that resulted in a sweep of all statewide Republican candidates on the ballot.
Kristin studied political science, but the foundation of her education came during her time as Chief of Staff at Karl Rove and Company. There she was involved in polling, data, messaging, and strategy for statewide, national, and international campaigns, political groups, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal. She also led the research, editing, and marketing of former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush, Karl Rove’s, two best-selling books, “Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight” and “The Triumph of William McKinley: Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters.”
A Pennsylvania native and Catholic University of America graduate, Kristin can generally be found traveling or having way too much fun with excel spread sheets.
Featured Winner Interview:
AAPC: What does being a 2019 AAPC 40 Under 40 Award winner mean to you?
Kristin: Usually I’m most comfortable being anonymous behind the scenes, but I’m humbled and honored to be recognized for my work by my peers whom I admire and respect.
AAPC: What’s next for you this year?
Kristin: I joined Axiom Strategies in March. I’m having a blast working with a rock star team and helping fantastic candidates around the country.
AAPC: To what do you credit your success at such a young age?
Kristin: My faith, support from my family, and my insane preference to tackle things people say can’t be done.
AAPC: What advice would you give to a young professional who has their eye on being a future 40 Under 40 Award winner?
Kristin: Keep your eye on the ball and don’t be afraid to take risks and work hard. The hard worker outlasts the ass-kisser.
AAPC: What’s the most positive development in political campaigns since you started your career?
Kristin: A growing consensus that yard signs are the devil.