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Ashton Barry

Ashton Barry

Marketing and Logistics

The Cook Political Report

Washington, Other

I lead business development and communications for The Cook Political Report, a non-partisan political analysis publication. Additionally, I oversee all marketing and sales efforts and day to day operations of the publication. Before coming to Cook Political, I worked in the Elon University Office of Admissions. During my ...




To own my own media buying shop, or run a political consulting/crisis management firm.
Career medium 01

Cook Political Report

Coordinator, Marketing & Logistics

At the Cook Political Report, I carry out the sales, marketing, client outreach, and account management efforts of the site license program with

I assist in implementing both our marketing and business strategies, including the development of all digital and physical marketing materials. In coordination with our Web Editor, I provide individual subscription support and assist in publishing weekly and monthly subscriber content. In 2012 I helped close out the final stages of a full redesign and re-launch of The Cook Political report website, and am now working through the mobile site development process and continue to be involved in ongoing website maintenance and improvement.

I coordinate and manage all company sponsored events and subscriber briefings, and post-Election conferences. I handle all media relations, scheduling, and speech bookings for Charlie Cook.


Maryland State Senate

Legislative Intern

Career medium 06

Elon University

Campus Visit Assistant

Liaison between fellow University Guides and Associate Director of Admissions

Format and create weekly schedule for all student guides

Serve as direct student supervisor of 50+ student employees

Participate in weekly rotation for giving campus tours, provide an excellent example of working with prospective families


Jonathan Djanogly MP

Parliamentary Intern

Research and respond directly to constituent concerns
Attend events on behalf of MP and Conservative Party, provide feedback and further notes
Conduct daily administrative tasks, schedule meetings, answer direct line, open mail, etc
Temporarily acted as full time personal assistant for final month of internship
Campaigned outside of internship requirements in local constituency for full length of 2010 parliamentary election, volunteered in neighboring swing district on behalf of the Conservative Party

Career medium 03
Career medium 02

Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD)

City Hall Intern

Gained experience and developed skills in business retention and attraction, development planning, international economic practices within local government context
Collaborated closely with ChinaSF director on innovation initiative for San Francisco
Cooperated with small team of interns in office to conduct appropriate administrative tasks


Field Manager

Responsible for managing a team of 5-10 registration-canvassers daily

Succeeded in personally registering over 50 individuals

Career medium 06

Democratic National Committee

Field Manager

Raised awareness and funds for the Democratic National Committee and Obama Campaign
Responsible for monitoring, reporting, and handling large financial political contributions
Communicated with new individuals on a daily basis through canvassing efforts
Supervised daily canvas teams of 5-10 members throughout Northern California


Elon University

Bachelor, Political Science

Elon University-London (Anglo-American Study Centre)

Bachelor's degree, Political Science and Government