Constantin Querard

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Constantin Querard
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Born Denver, Colorado
Residence Phoenix, Arizona
Occupation Political consultant
Political party Republican
Website Grassroots Partners

Constantin Querard is a conservative political consultant based in Arizona.

Personal life[edit]

Querard holds an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.[1] Querard moved to Arizona from Denver, Colorado,[2] and is the son of a Russian mother and a French father.[3]

Political activities[edit]

Querard established the conservative Arizona Family Project. Following the passage of a 1998 Arizona "clean elections" law, Querard became an important campaign manager in Arizona politics.[3] One of Querard's first clients was Colette Rosati, who Querard convinced to run for the Arizona House of Representatives after deciding that the other Republican candidates were insufficiently conservative. Rosati, previously a homemaker, would ultimately win both the primary and the general election in her Phoenix-based district.[4] By taking advantage of matching funds provisions and emphasizing "louder, bolder" conservatism, Querard helped lead numerous Republicans to victories in state legislative races.[3] In 2004, Querard's campaign practices were investigated by the Arizona Attorney General's Office and the Citizens Clean Elections Commission.[2] Querard was cleared those matters and received an apology from the Maricopa GOP for the actions of its chairman at the time.[5] In 2014, Querard had 25 clients in the state legislature, including senator Al Melvin and representative Carl Seel.[3] Querard has been described as "one of the architects" of conservative control of the Arizona legislature.[4]

In addition to his work for state legislative candidates, Querard has also supported other campaigns. Querard acted as a surrogate for the successful mayoral candidacy of Jerry Weiers, the mayor of Glendale.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Constantin Querard". Discessio, LLC. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Templar, Le (31 December 2004). "Consultants' campaign tactics probed". East Valley Tribune. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d Oliphant, James (31 March 2014). "How the Right Hijacked Arizona". National Journal. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Riccardi, Nicholas (5 July 2011). "Arizona conservatives scramble after campaign finance law's defeat". LA Times. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  5. ^ http://www.espressopundit.com/2008/02/why-the-glee.html
  6. ^ Dryer, Carolyn (16 August 2012). "Candidates agree on one thing: Audit". Glendale Star. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 

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