Chris Stewart Wins “40 Under 40” Award


AAPC recognizes Chris Stewart as one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old.

Raise the Money is proud to announce that Chris Stewart has been honored by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old currently working in the United States.IMG_3961

“This is a major honor,” noted AAPC President Art Hackney. “The AAPC is proud to recognize leaders and innovators such as Chris Stewart who have already positively impacted our industry before their 40th birthday.  It was amazing to see the large number of nominations for this new recognition; all of them worthy, and all of them the future of our industry.”

The AAPC announced the winners of the first ever “40 under 40” awards at the 2015 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference on March 18 in New Orleans, LA. The Pollie Awards (Pollies) are bipartisan honors awarded annually by the AAPC to members of the political advertising and communications industry who have demonstrated superior work on behalf of their candidates and causes.Esquiremagazine has dubbed the Pollies as “…the Oscars of political advertising.”

AAPC Vice President Mark Mellman also noted: “Competition for the inaugural 40 under 40 list was intense. Our bipartisan team of judges reviewed the resumes of many very accomplished pollsters, advertising executives, researchers, campaign managers, and digital strategists from across the political spectrum.”

Only 15 Republicans, 15 Democrats, and 10 nonpartisan operatives in the United States were named to this exclusive “40 under 40” winners list. Award winners were graded on a 40-point scale and selected for extraordinary achievements in politics and public affairs. Contributions to the health of the political business community through volunteer work and other IMG_3960forms of philanthropy were also considered.

Click here to view the full list of the 2015 “40 under 40” winners.

About AAPC

Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. The AAPC has over 1,250 members hailing from all corners of the globe.  It is the largest association of political and public affairs professionals in the world. For more information, see