David J. Townsend
David Townsend is the founder and president of Townsend Raimundo
Besler & Usher. For more than 35 years Mr. Townsend has created
and directed winning multimedia, communications, political and public
He provides strategic consultation to corporations, statewide coalitions, elected officials and trade associations in addition to directing state and local issue and candidate campaigns.
One of California's top political experts, Mr. Townsend is called upon by Fortune 500 corporations, national and state trade associations, state and national political leaders, small businesses and individuals to provide strategic advice and communications consulting.
He has successfully managed California initiative campaigns for several years. Mr. Townsend has an over 80 percent winning record, managing budgets as high as $60 million.
Mr. Townsend previously served as chief of staff to a California state senator and as consultant to the Senate Select Committee on Children and Youth.
Mr. Townsend has been asked to join political fact-finding and educational missions to Nicaragua, Cuba and the former Soviet Union, and he has lectured widely throughout the U.S. on politics and communications strategy.
He served on the Board of Directors of Sacramento's public television station, KVIE, the California Musical Theatre, and is past president of the Sacramento Make-A-Wish Foundation. He presently serves on the board of the Crocker Art Museum and WEAVE. He attended the University of Wisconsin, Brooklyn College and received his B.A. and M.S.W. degrees from California State University, Fresno.
Mr. Townsend is married to Sharon Usher and has two daughters, Emma and Elena.