Catherine Lew is known as one of California's toughest and most successful communications and campaign consultants.
Catherine has over three decades of experience in community organizing and politics. A veteran of more than 600 political campaigns, Lew has worked on behalf of political clients who include the California Democratic Party, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle, Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen, Oakland City Auditor Brenda Roberts, Oakland Unified School District Directors James Harris and Jumoke Hinton-Hodge, and San Mateo City Council Member Diane Papan among many others. She served as Deputy Political Director of the Northern California Clinton-Gore campaign in 1992.
Catherine has successfully developed communications strategy, coalition-building, and media campaigns on behalf of clients who include labor unions, children's organizations, school districts, and organizational clients such as AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Presidio Trust of San Francisco, The Nature Conservancy, Planning & Conservation League Foundation of California, California Nurses Association, Alameda County Building Trades Council, and Oakland Community Organizations among many others.
With Catherine’s leadership and an incredible organizational team, The Lew Edwards Group has enjoyed 20 years of success, passing approximately $35 Billion in California finance measures at a 95%+ win rate --repairing K-12 classrooms, expanding college facilities, protecting funding for local city services, and improving libraries, parks and infrastructure. Lew prides herself on her firm’s award-winning service to every client, diverse agencies that range dramatically in size and strategic needs. LEG enjoyed 68 wins in 2016, its biggest year to date.
Selected clients represented by Catherine include: Los Angeles Unified School District (four successive bond elections); Long Beach Unified School District ($2.7 Billion total); Coast Community College District ($1.068 Billion total); San Jose Evergreen Community College District ($883 Million total); and scores of other cities and school districts up and down California.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the University of San Francisco School of Law, Catherine Lew is also a member of the California State Bar.