Carlos Cruz | Account Manager
Carlos Cruz is an Account Manager at Jamestown Associates.
With more than a decade of political experience at the local, state, and national level, Carlos has served in key leadership roles on a number of high-profile campaigns of national consequence.
Prior to joining Jamestown, Carlos served as the Iowa State Director for the Republican National Committee’s 2018 Victory operation. In 2017, Carlos served as the Republican Party of Iowa’s Communications Director.
Carlos spent the 2016 campaign season in key leadership positions for national Republican leaders Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte. Before serving as Statewide Field Director for Senator Ayotte’s reelection campaign, Carlos worked to establish, cultivate and lead the Eastern Iowa political operation for Governor Scott Walker’s presidential campaign. Thanks to Carlos’s hard work, Governor Walker’s campaign was the first to secure county chairs in all of Iowa’s 99 counties – a key sign of organizational strength in the crucial First in the Nation Iowa caucus.
On Senator Ayotte’s reelection campaign, Carlos successfully led a full-time statewide staff of sixteen and a part-time staff of over two hundred in making more than one million voter contacts in one of the closest and most expensive U.S Senate races in the country.
In 2013, Carlos served as Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager to New Jersey Assemblywoman Donna Simon. Despite Democrats and outside groups spending nearly $2 million to defeat Assemblywoman Simon, Carlos successfully guided her campaign to victory in a district that President Obama won in 2012 with 53% of the vote. Carlos also managed Congressman Leonard Lance’s successful campaign in 2012, navigating a tough primary and defeating a well-funded general election opponent in a newly drawn congressional district.
A New Jersey native, Carlos now resides in Philadelphia.