Tom Edmonds is a veteran Republican political media consultant based in Washington, D.C. His firm has received over 100 national awards for its communications strategies on behalf of presidential, senatorial, congressional, and gubernatorial candidates.
Campaigns & Elections magazine has called Edmonds "the issue/advocacy guru" for his work with some of the largest issue/advocacy groups in the United States. In 1986, he was one of a small group of political consultants who lent their support to the creation of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
His campaign experience has not been limited to the United States. In 2010, he worked with the British Conservative Party on its successful nationwide campaign. Recently, he had the honor of working in Tunisia on the occasion of its first historic democratic elections in over 25 years.
Edmonds is a past president of the American Association of Political Consultants and, in 2005, received its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. He is currently chairman of the International Association of Political Consultant. He has coauthored two books on politics and public policy and has produced a number of documentaries including the official video biography of President Ronald Reagan.
A native of Alexandria, Virginia, he and his wife, Schuyler, live in the historic village of Waterford, Virginia, 50 miles west of Washington, D.C., where he pursues his twin passions of classic Studebaker cars and self-taught cooking.