Greg Scanlon has over 20 years of political experience at the local, state, and federal level, working with stakeholders ranging from campaigns and committees to state parties and independent expenditure groups. During the 2013-2014 cycle, he served as research director for the Democratic Governors Association, where he established and ran the committee’s first in-house opposition research department through 38 gubernatorial elections.
Greg got his first taste of campaigns after spending a college winter break on Dick Gephardt’s 2004 presidential race. After graduating from the University of Virginia, he spent the 2005 election in New Jersey as part of EMILY’s List Campaign Corps program, before returning to Richmond to implement and expand research and communications efforts for the state Democratic Party and legislative caucuses. An extensive video tracking program he developed at the State Capitol, "Assembly Access," garnered national press attention.
In 2010, Greg served as research director for Brad Ellsworth’s Senate race in Indiana and consulted independently before heading to Washington. During the 2012 cycle, he oversaw the Senate research team at American Bridge 21st Century, which played a prominent role in elevating the likes of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock to infamy in a year originally seen as ripe for a Republican Senate takeover.
Greg relocated to the West Coast to launch Point Loma Strategic Research in 2015. In 2016, he was named as one of Campaigns & Elections magazine's Rising Stars.
"Greg was an integral piece of the team that helped build American Bridge in its early days, and juggled an ever-changing roster of high profile Senate races as the elections unfolded. His fingerprints were on some of the most memorable hits of the cycle, and he has a keen eye for the kind of material that could get the most miles from our communications team."
Former President, American Bridge 21st Century
"Greg's title as Research Director was only a small piece of what he did for the Virginia House Democratic Caucus. He spearheaded our new media efforts, oversaw legislative tracking during the General Assembly session, and was an overall communications strategist as we planned legislative and media strategy for the session. Additionally, Greg was an invaluable member of the campaign team during the 2007 and 2009 cycles, working collaboratively with all of our research and communications consultants."
Former Executive Director, Virginia House Democratic Caucus