Woodrow Johnston -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Woodrow is a Senior Strategist and Chief of Staff at McShane LLC, a Las Vegas, NV and Washington D.C. based political consulting firm. While Woodrow Johnston calls Las Vegas his home (a city he claims is just as sinful as Washington D.C. but just more honest about it) he was born in the San Francisco Bay Area. He grew up watching the rapid decay of California from disastrous liberal policies implemented by leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Gavin Newsom.

Trying to make something of himself, he financed his higher education by selling products and services door-to-door and then going on to manage sales teams, an experience Woodrow later found to be invaluable in his current career.

While in college he got involved with campus activism and quickly realized he had found his calling engaging in the Public Policy Process. Political campaigns became his obession, as he found himself traveling across the country working on various campaigns in different capacities. A political nerd by nature, Woodrow has read just about every book commercially available and every training he could attend on political technology (From LI, the RNC, and even from Democrats)

In 2016 Woodrow was selected as a Youth Coordinator with the Conservative Leadership PAC, where he implemented his training on several underdog campaigns that vastly outperformed expectations. In 2017 he managed the defeat of a Democratic Incumbent in a D+8 City Council district while being outraised 2-1, where that councilman continues to proudly serve today as the lone Republican. That year he would also manage the passing of two statewide ballot iniatives that would help ensure equal rights for victims of crime.

In 2018 he managed a indepedent expenditure operation with a volunteer labor force that knocked over 400,000 doors and made over 750,000 phone calls, helping re-elect Wil Hurd, one of only three Republican Congressman to hold a Clinton-won district.

Woodrow Johnston