Director of Business Development, Catalist
Bob has been an active participant in politics his entire adult life. Born and raised in Indiana, his career began at the age of 18 upon entering George Washington University. His employment with Senator Birch Bayh (D-IN) began in 1967 during Bob's freshman year and concluded with Bayh's unsuccessful re-election campaign in 1980. Those 13 years saw Bob rise from volunteer worker to Office Manager to Executive Assistant in the Senate Office, and, finally, Political Director of the 1980 campaign. After the 1980 defeat, he founded a political action committee, The Committee for American Principles, an organization seeking to combat the growing role and influence of the New Right in political campaigns. He began his career providing political computer services in 1982, eventually joining with and starting the Washington Office of Below, Tobe & Associates. In 1991, Bob created Blaemire Communications, a political computer services firm serving Democratic campaigns, progressive organizations and political consultants. During that time, Blaemire Communications managed more Democratic state party voter file projects than any other vendor. In late 2007, Blaemire Communications was acquired by Catalist.
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