The American Association of Political Consultants has given leading local political consultant Tom Shepard’s firm one of its most prestigious awards, the “Pollie,” for its public affairs campaign on behalf of Poseidon Resources Corp., the developer of the Carlsbad desalination plant.

From the release:

This entry went to the point of our work:  it was clean, professional, unique and successful in capturing what we endeavor to do: produce creative work that cuts through the clutter of all the messages out there,” said Tony Fazio, President of the American Association of Political Consultants. “And this winning work will be posted on our website ( for the world to see what we think best work really is.

Shepard’s firm, Public Policy Strategies, is handling Mayor Jerry Sanders’ reelection campaign.


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