Scott Ferson

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Scott M. Ferson is a public relations executive and a Democratic Party strategist in Massachusetts.

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Born in Medford, Massachusetts and raised in Burlington, Massachusetts, Ferson is a graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University (now the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth) with a degree in Political Science. Ferson was introduced to political organizing on the John B. Anderson presidential campaign in 1980. After graduating, he worked for the newly elected congressman Chester G. Atkins of the 5th district in Massachusetts[1] , focusing on economic development issues in Lawrence and Lowell.

In 1987 he left Atkins’ office to go to Iowa to work for Congressman Richard Gephardt’s campaign for president.[2][3] He landed a job with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, working in his Boston office as his press secretary and his Massachusetts issues director from 1990 to 1995,[4][5] including Kennedy’s 1994 re-election campaign against Mitt Romney.[6]

Leaving Kennedy’s office for the private sector, he worked first for a consulting firm that is now known as O'Neill and Associates, handling a broad array of controversial press issues and then formed his own company, the Liberty Square Group, in 1999 and added a political practice, The Blue Lab, that is an incubator for democratic campaigns. [7] There, he handled press for the LDS Church temple construction,[clarification needed] for Stephen Lynch’s successful run for US Congress, and for Tim Murray’s run for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.

His firm has grown over the years adding affiliates in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Madison, Wisconsin. The Liberty Square Group is now a full service public affairs firm with over 20 associates, handling government relations, federal relations, community and press issues, and government marketing on the local, state, and federal levels.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ferson joins Donoghue's campaign for Congress, Belmont Citizen-Herald (MA), April 12, 2007
  2. ^ Bill Batson, Page A1, Omaha World-Herald, February 8, 1988
  3. ^ Ferson joins Tim Murray, Belmont Citizen-Herald (MA), January 19, 2006
  4. ^ Kennedy services go off without a hitch, NECN, August 29, 2009
  5. ^ Kennedy inspired a generation of politicians, Cape Cod Times, August 27, 2009
  6. ^ Chabot, Hillary, Ted Kennedy Schooled a Young Mitt Romney in ’94 Drubbing, Boston Herald, August 28, 2009
  7. ^ [http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2014/03/03/tech-startup-formula-becomes-model-for-political-campaigns-blue-lab/fFVlNsvh5h18Gh66MvUtgL/story.html

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