Kimberly Scott, Founder & President
Kimberly Scott is President of ConklinScott, a Democratic Political Consulting firm specializing in national political and governmental affairs, campaign strategy, fundraising and labor relations.
A veteran of over one hundred campaigns, she has twenty-five years of experience in working with the national political community and Capitol Hill.
Kim is also Founder and Publisher of DemList, LLC, a free national political newsletter, calendar and resource for, to and about the Democratic Party and its allies.
The DemDailys have a loyal following of self-subscribed delegates, party officials, lobbyists, activists, press, donors and celebrities from virtually every state, the territories and Democrats abroad.
The DemList Calendar was the party-endorsed calendar and daily source for the 2012 Democratic Convention, 2013 Inaugural and the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia.
Kim’s past and present clients include the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Governors’ Association, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democratic National Convention Committee, the National AFL-CIO, Americans United for Change, Center for Effective Government, American Sustainable Business Council, Progressive Majority, MEBA (Maritime/Union), American Income Life, Campaign for America’s Future, Council for a Livable World, We Are America Alliance, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Project Vote, USAction, ACORN, Utah AFL-CIO/Democratic Party, The Apollo Alliance, the Hip Hop Caucus, Coalition to Defend America’s Working Families, Progressive Strategies, League of Rural Voters, Environment2004, People For The American Way, Young Democrats of America, Rock The Vote and more.
Presidential, Senate, House and statewide races include, among many others, the campaigns of Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Robert Menendez, Mark Takano, Ciro Rodriguez, Patrick Kennedy, Sheila Jackson Lee, Chaka Fatah, Cynthia McKinney, Lucille Roybal Allard, Peter Deutsch, Harry Johnston, Janet Reno, Mel Carnahan, Chuck Robb, Harvey Gantt and Jim Hightower.
Kim works extensively with labor unions and progressive causes at the national and state level, and is a published author on campaign strategy.
As Senior Finance Advisor for the Democratic National Committee during the 1996 election year, Kim focused on Presidential events nationwide, national labor and special projects related to the DNC, the Democratic Convention in Chicago and the Presidential campaign.
Prior to joining the DNC she served as President of Kimberly Scott & Associates, a political consulting firm specializing in national and in-district fundraising and political strategy. The firm was noted for its work with pro-choice, open seat and challenger races, as well as minority and women candidates.
Kim has served as a seminar speaker on campaigns, fundraising and the progressive movement for Campaigns and Elections Magazine, the DNC, National Democratic Institute, Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, Women’s Campaign School at Yale, NYU, AU, GWU School of Political Management, Women’s Campaign Fund, The National Women’s Political Caucus and The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies.
Kim was named to Aristotle Industries’ 2010 national AAPC “Democratic Dream Team,” was previously voted one of politics’ “Rising Stars” by Campaigns & Elections Magazine and profiled as one of “74 Women Who Are Changing American Politics.”
She serves on the national Advisory Board of Campaign & Elections Magazine and is a past elected President of the Mid-Atlantic Board of the American Association of Political Consultants and former board member for NYU’s School of Political Management. She serves on the Advisory Boards of PeacePAC and the Women’s Information Network, and is a past recipient of WIN’s Karen Mulhauser Award for mentoring pro-choice Democratic women.
Prior to entering the field of fundraising and campaign consulting, Kim worked for media consultants Doak, Shrum & Associates and as a Legislative Correspondent on Capitol Hill. She holds a BS in Political Science from James Madison University and is a native Washingtonian.
Kim is a member of the National Writers Union and an associate member of the United Steelworkers union.