Richard Schlackman

Richard Schlackman

“Rich Schlackman has two labels. Politicos know him well as one of the country’s premier direct mail consultants. But it is also no secret that he is a connoisseur of wine.” – Politico

For over 40 years, Rich Schlackman has led as an Innovator in the field of voter targeting. Back when television was king — and the only known way to reach large numbers of voters simultaneously — Rich introduced the idea that mail could be an effective, persuasive and highly precise tool to communicate with voters.  Harnessing the targeting power that direct mail offers, Rich joined with political veterans to form what became the leading Democratic mail firm in the nation--a firm that elected 16 governors and 16 U.S. Senators and over 50 members of Congress. Rich’s mail was combined with existing campaign media to create breakthrough political communications.

RMS Associates provides strategic guidance and support for corporate, union, grassroots, political, legislative, and issue campaigns. Rich also provides digital media strategy with Audience Partners to help campaigns communicate with the right voter, using the right message at the right time.

Rich has traveled the world collecting and sampling wine. He is known for his annual wine dinner weekend, which attracts wine experts and political strategists from around the world. He is a proud father to his son, Jake.


Jamie Patton

Jamie Patton

Jamie Patton has served in leadership roles and led digital media strategy for competitive congressional, gubernatorial and ballot initiative campaigns across the country. In 2016, she led digital media media for successful ballot initiatives including Colorado’s statewide open primaries campaign –YES on 107 and 108 and elected the California “mod squad”, a slate of moderate Democratic legislative candidates. 

Jamie previously served as the Campaign Manager for Congressman Brad Schneider’s re-election campaign in the northern suburbs of Chicago, frequently cited among the most competitive congressional races in the country. Jamie has served in finance and advisory roles for gubernatorial, ballot initiative and congressional campaigns in California, New York, Arizona, Illinois and Colorado. She has served two education nonprofits in making college affordable for underserved students.

Jamie is based in San Francisco and has hiked more than eight mountains over 14,000 feet.