Top Mayor Faulconer Aide Joins Southwest Strategies

Jack Straw Brings Vast Land Use and Public Policy Experience to Team

Southwest Strategies, one of California’s leading public affairs and strategic communications firms, is pleased to announce that Jack Straw has joined their growing team as a Senior Manager of Public Affairs.

“Jack’s extensive knowledge of public policy and land development will be an asset to our team. His experience will strengthen the first-hand knowledge we have of our clients industries,” said Chris Wahl, the company’s president. “I am confident Jack will help us to continue to provide our clients with the superior service they expect.”

Straw comes to Southwest Strategies with an extensive background in public policy analysis and land development. He has experience working for the San Diego Mayor’s office, Councilmembers and several successful political campaigns throughout Southern California.

Prior to joining Southwest Strategies, Straw worked for the City of San Diego for more than seven years, where he most recently served as the Director of Land Use and Economic Development Policy to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. In this role, Straw ensured that Mayoral priorities were implemented within the City’s Planning Department, Development Services Department and Economic Development Department. Straw also oversaw implementation of the City’s internationally recognized Climate Action Plan and was crucial in developing and shepherding major new housing policies to bipartisan wins in the City of San Diego.

Straw began his career working on political campaigns throughout Southern California. He managed successful campaign efforts for both candidates and issues in San Diego and Orange counties that prioritized direct voter engagement.

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