David Kieve helped get Hilltop Public Solutions off the ground at the firm’s inception in 2006 and brings his political experience earned throughout the country to bear on behalf of Hilltop’s clients.
In 2007, David left Hilltop to serve as a Regional Political Director on the John Edwards for President campaign. He oversaw all political activity in 18 states, which were principally based in the Rocky Mountain and Plains regions. In two of David’s states, Edwards received endorsements from a majority of the Democrats in the state legislature, the only two states in which Edwards was able to achieve such a margin of support.
David returned to New Hampshire after the conclusion of the Edwards campaign, where he managed the successful reelection efforts of Congressman Paul Hodes (D-NH 02) in 2008. Congressman Hodes was a member of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s “Frontline” program, indicating that he was believed to be one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in the 2008 election cycle. David helped guide the Congressman to a 15-point victory.
In 2006, David spent the fall in Arizona, where he served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for the Jim Pederson for U.S. Senate campaign. David helped manage the campaign’s budget, oversaw its field and paid phone program and its participation in the coordinated campaign with the Democratic party, and served as a member of the campaign’s senior staff.
David’s prior campaign experience included stints in Alaska with the Tony Knowles for Senate campaign; New York City with Ferrer for Mayor; California on behalf of Doris Matsui for Congress; and Iowa, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Minnesota with the 2004 Edwards for President campaign.
David returned to Hilltop in January of 2009, where he has directed multiple national grasstops campaigns on behalf of leading trade associations, labor unions and Fortune 100 corporations, helping Hilltop’s clients to earn successful outcomes on legislative battles with multi-million dollar impacts on their bottom lines. In 2010, David worked on independent expenditure campaigns that helped Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and New Hampshire Governor John Lynch withstand the strong national Republican tide and win reelection.
David is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, CT, where he majored in History and is a native of Washington, DC.