Anthony (Tony) Zagotta is a seasoned issue advocacy professional with over three decades of experience in Republican politics, grassroots, grasstops, and advocacy campaigns representing Fortune 500 companies and multiple national trade and industry associations. As a Strategic Partner with Kdence, Zagotta advises candidates and campaigns across the nation.
Tony found his start in Republican politics in the 1980s when he led Iowa caucus strategy, outreach, and engagement for Jack Kemp’s presidential campaign in Iowa City. This experience sparked a passion and prowess for politics, which led him to leadership positions within the party spanning two decades. Tony served as Chairman of an International Youth organization, for which Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher served as Honorary Chairwoman. He was Honorary Youth Chairman for the Bush/Quayle re-election campaign and served as National College Republican Chairman, a 250,000-member political organization. He also managed a Congressional campaign in North Carolina in 1994.
In the private sector, Zagotta has developed and executed issue advocacy campaigns for Fortune 500 and mid-size companies and major national industry associations. His previous experience includes working for the national public affairs firm DCI Group, where he managed multi-state regional field campaigns for AT&T.
Tony’s decades of experience and working relationships have developed a first-class political professional network with a presence across all 50 states. As part of his alliance with Kdence, Tony brings the best-in-class national field network he has developed over more than 20 years.