Jon Kohan | Partner
Jon Kohan is a Partner at Jamestown Associates and one of the top general consultants in the country. In the past three cycles, Jon has led some of the most nationally watched U.S. Senate campaigns across the country and was previously named “Campaign Manager of the Year” by the American Association of Political Consultants.
In 2018, Kohan served as the general consultant for Mike Braun’s winning campaign for the U.S. Senate in Indiana. Senator Braun’s outsider campaign upended conventional wisdom to soundly defeat two incumbent Congressmen in the primary and trounce the incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator in the general. He also served as the general consultant to Leah Vukmir’s U.S. Senate campaign in Wisconsin, who convincingly won the GOP nomination despite being outspent by more than $10 million.
In 2016, Kohan led Senator Kelly Ayotte’s re-election effort in New Hampshire, the most expensive per capita U.S. Senate race in American history – totaling nearly $130 million spent when the dust settled. In this capacity, he managed a $17.7 million budget and a team of 35 full-time and over 200 part-time staff that raised over $14 million, served 130 million targeted impressions on TV and online, and made 1.3 million voter contacts in a state roughly the same size.
In 2014, Kohan managed Senator Joni Ernst’s electrifying victory in Iowa, earning him the Campaign Manager of the Year honors from the AAPC. He went on to serve as Senator Ernst’s Deputy Chief of Staff, and still helps manage her political activities.
In 2013, Kohan managed Congressman Mark Sanford’s impressive come-from-behind special election victory in South Carolina, despite being outspent two-to-one. Campaigns & Elections Magazine named him a Rising Star after orchestrating Sanford’s astonishing victory. He went on to serve as Sanford’s Chief of Staff, managing 16 staffers across three offices.
In 2012, Kohan worked at Jamestown as an account executive, and prior to that worked on campaigns in New Jersey and served as a staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives for former U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance.
A native of New Jersey, Kohan graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University, and currently resides in North Carolina with his wife Brittany, who attends Divinity School.