Kimberly Scott is President of ConklinScott, a Political, Public and Government Affairs firm. A veteran of over fifty United States House and Senate campaigns, she has more than fifteen years of experience in working with the national political community and Capital Hill.
As Senior Finance Advisor for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) 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 for over seven years as President of Kimberly Scott & Associates, a political consulting firm specializing in national and in-district fundraising, political strategy, legislative research and analysis for Democratic candidates. The firm was noted for its work with pro-choice open seat and challenger races, as well as minority candidates.
Kim’s work with House, Senate and statewide races includes the campaigns of Congressman Robert Menendez (New Jersey), Congressman Patrick Kennedy (Rhode Island), Congressman Harry Johnston (Florida), Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (Georgia), Congressman Peter Deutsch (Florida), Congressman Cleo Fields (Louisana), Congressman Paul McHale (Pennsylvania), Congressman Charlie Hayes (Illinois), Congresswoman Joan Kelly Horn (Missouri), Congressman Chaka Fattah (Pennsylvania), Congressional candidate Mark Takano (California), Senator Chuck Robb (Virginia), US Senate candidate Harvey Gantt (North Carolina, ‘90), Governor Mel Carnahan (Missouri) and Texas Agriculture Secretary Jim Hightower, among others.
Past and present organizational clients include the AFL-CIO, the Campaign for America’s Future, the Million Mom March, the National Foundation for Women Legislators, the Democratic Governor’ Association, People for the American Way, the Ohio Democratic House Caucus, Space 2000, United Food & Commercial Workers, Eupen Cable USA, Wolper Ritter & Associates, KSP Media and Access News Network, as well as others.
Kim has served as a seminar speaker on fundraising and campaigns for Campaigns and Elections Magazine, The Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, The National Democratic Institute (Ukraine and US), Yale University, American University, George Washington University, The Women’s Campaign Fund, The Democratic National Committee, The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies, The National Association of Realtors and other organizations.
She was voted one of politics “Rising Stars” in Campaign & Elections’ May 1994 national survey and was profiled in July 1993 as one of “74 Women Who Are Changing American Politics”. The article was based on a nationwide survey of Members of Congress, state party chairs, political consultants and organization heads.
Kim serves on the Advisory Board of Campaigns & Elections Magazine, the MidAtlantic Board of the American Association of Political Consultants and on the Honorary Advisory Board of the Women Information Network (WIN). In June of 1997 she received the Karen Mulhauser Award, WIN’s annual award honoring outstanding dedication to furthering the professional advancement of young women.
Prior to entering the fundraising field in 1987, she worked for two years with Doak, Shrum & Associates, a national political media and consulting firm. Her earlier years were spent on Capitol Hill in a legislative capacity, first for Congressman Roy Dyson of Maryland and later in legislative research. Her Bachelor of Science degree was earned in Political Science from James Madison University, along with minors in Criminal Justice, Sociology and Paralegal Studies. She is a native Washingtonian.