klKaty joins KJD Strategies with extensive campaign and state government experience, most recently developing legislative priorities and strategic communications for House Democrats. Katy also devised and executed successful fundraising efforts and managed several legislative and aldermanic campaigns for the Democratic Party of Illinois.

She became heavily involved in politics during the 2004 cycle while attending Drake University in Iowa. After graduating with a degree in Sociology, she returned to Chicago and joined AKPD Message & Media to focus on President Obama’s 2008 campaign, coordinating logistics for television commercials. In 2009, Katy worked as a finance assistant on a congressional primary campaign, where she further developed her passion for event planning and fundraising.

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