The Political Consultant is selected by the Executive Board and hired by the Central Committee. The Political Consultant advises the Executive Board, Central Committee, Endorsements Committee, Activist & Training Committee, Communications Committee, and Fundraising Committee.
Patrick Donahoe is a veteran of political campaigns up and down California's Central Coast ranging from City Council to Congressional races, issue campaigns ranging from civil rights to statewide budget reform, and in 2008 organized the most successful college voter registration drive in the country. He has served on the Board of the Democratic Party, ACLU, and other local and statewide organizations. He holds a degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.