A native of Ohio, Jonathan Poe has been involved in politics at the federal, state and local levels. In recognition of his accomplishments, Politico named Jonathan one of the country’s top 10 political operatives in 2008. Charlie Cook has also characterized Jonathan Poe as “one of the most talented operatives ever to work at a House or Senate Committee.”
Prior to joining Rising Tide Media Group, Poe served as the Deputy Political Director for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), where he was responsible for overseeing nearly 50 Congressional campaigns across the country and their respective paid media strategies, coalition development drives, paid direct voter contact programs and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts. In 2004, Jonathan served as National Field Director, crafting the plans that helped grow the Republican majority in the U.S. House. In this position as well, Poe was responsible for the development and overseeing the execution of paid media strategies, coalition development drives, paid direct voter contact programs and get-out-the-vote (GOTV) efforts. Campaigns & Elections magazine named Jonathan a “Mover and Shaker” in the campaign politics industry.
He also served as Field Representative for the NRCC in 2002. In this role, Jonathan oversaw 20 top targeted seats in 17 states helping the NRCC to retain the Republican majority and make historical gains.
In 2000, he served as campaign manager for Shelley Moore Capito’s upset victory in West Virginia over a wealthy trial attorney who spent $7 million of his own money in a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2:1. Campaigns & Elections magazine described the victory as “against all odds” and “remarkable.”
Poe attended Ohio University. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia with his wife, Amy and their three sons.