Mike Kemp

Strategist, Accounts / Hot Sauce Connoisseur

Mike Kemp is a seasoned political strategist with a wealth of experience in crafting winning campaigns, navigating the hallowed halls of legislatures, and spearheading digital marketing initiatives. Hailing from the sun-soaked shores of Virginia Beach, Mike’s expertise spans the full spectrum of political terrain, from bootstrapped grassroots campaigns to high-stakes legislative battles. Previously, Mike served as Executive Director of the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus, where he led and guided the organization’s large-scale data projects, spending priorities, and organizational management. With over a decade of experience working in local, state, and federal politics across the country, he's a digital marketing virtuoso, a fundraising wizard, and a campaign management guru. When Mike's not busy strategizing, you can find him attempting to tame the piano keys (with varying degrees of success) or chasing sunsets with his camera in hand.

What was your first job?
As a young, wide-eyed lad, I stepped into the bustling chaos of a local pizza joint, armed with nothing but a sponge and a dream. Fate had other plans as I encountered a broken piece of glass that sent me to the ER. Needless to say, that first job left a mark on me, literally.

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be...
If I had to choose just one, I think I'd go for the power of teleportation. Imagine zipping from one corner of the globe to another in the blink of an eye, bypassing traffic jams and airport security lines like they're mere inconveniences.

The best piece of advice you’ve ever been given is…
"You never know what a stranger is going through." It's like a secret code for life, reminding us that behind every face we encounter lies a story we may never fully know. Whether someone's battling financial woes or wrestling with the weight of a serious medical issue, it's a poignant reminder to treat everyone with a sprinkle of positivity and a heap of respect. After all, kindness costs nothing, but its impact can be immeasurable.