Presidential Campaign Staff To Talk Politics At Sacramento Press Club Event

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--A panel of presidential campaign advisors will offer a fascinating analysis of the race to date, and what to expect in the June 7 California primary and beyond at the SPC’s luncheon May 19.

Joining the SPC for the discussion are Tim Clark, state director for Donald Trump’s campaign, Rob Stutzman, founder of the #NeverTrump group, Ben Tulchin, the San Francisco-based pollster for Bernie Sanders, and Buffy Wicks, Hillary Clinton’s director for California.

The SPC will also be announcing its seven 2016 scholarship winners, who will receive a total of $34,000 to further their studies in journalism. The SPC has awarded about $375,000 in scholarships since starting with a single $1,000 scholarship in 1974.

Clark is a veteran of dozens of winning California public relations, public affairs, and political campaign efforts with an expertise in political strategy, voter targeting, and communications. He is one of just a handful of GOP consultants to have managed a winning California statewide general election campaign, and he is undefeated in statewide candidate primary contests.

Rob Stutzman is founder and president of Stutzman Public Affairs, a Sacramento-based firm specializing in campaigns, communications and crisis management. Stutzman was coordinating #NeverTrump, an independent effort to defeat Donald Trump in the California primary with fellow Republican consultant Ray McNally. Stutzman served as deputy chief of staff for communications to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Ben Tulchin, pollster for the Bernie Sanders for President campaign, is the founder and president of Tulchin Research where he provides research and consulting services to government agencies, candidates, ballot measure campaigns, labor unions, non-profits, corporations and foundations. His clients have included former DNC Chairman and presidential candidate Howard Dean, former California Gov. Gray Davis, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California Assembly Democratic Caucus.

Buffy Wicks is state director of the Hillary Clinton for President campaign. She ran state operations for President Obama’s 2008 campaign in California, Texas and Missouri and later worked as deputy director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. She also served as campaign director for Common Sense Kids Action’s California Kids Campaign. Wicks, who has roots in the Sacramento area, was born in nearby Forest Hill and is a graduate of Placer High School.

May 19, 11:30 to 1:30
Capitol Plaza Ballroom, 1025 9th Street
$40 at door


Nikki Moore, 916-288-6006