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KEVIN OBER

Kevin Ober is a founder and principal of Limestone Strategies, a political and communications consulting firm in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Kevin has spent nearly 25 years immersed in Indiana Republican politics and public policy. He’s focused his skill, experience and energy on helping Republican candidates develop and implement campaign strategies that deliver victory—even against the toughest odds.

In 2012 Kevin served as general consultant and campaign manager for Susan Brooks’ first congressional campaign. He helped her separate herself from a crowded primary field to become the first Indiana Republican woman elected to Congress since the 1950s. Kevin was the natural choice to guide Susan’s successful re-election campaigns in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Kevin was general consultant on Lloyd Winnecke’s 2011 and 2015 winning campaigns for mayor of Evansville—the largest city in Indiana with a Republican mayor. He also helped Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett’s re-elections in 2011 and 2015, which resulted in Mayor Bennett become the first incumbent re-elected since 1991—and the first Republican to win a second term since 1926.

Kevin served as Executive Director of The Indiana Republican Party from 2007-2010, during which time the party played an instrumental role in Mitch Daniels’ historic 2008 re-election and 2010’s huge Republican gains in the Indiana General Assembly and Indiana congressional delegation.

Prior to his tenure as Executive Director, Kevin held two positions in the administration of Governor Mitch Daniels from 2005 to 2007, serving as a deputy commissioner in the Indiana Department of Administration and as policy director for transportation, administration and technology in the Office of the Governor. He received his Bachelor of Science in political science in 1994 and Master of Science in information and communication sciences in 2000, both from Ball State University.

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CAM SAVAGE

 

Cam Savage is a founder and principal of Limestone Strategies, a political and strategic consulting firm in Indianapolis, Indiana and Alexandria, Virginia. Over the last two decades, Cam has served as a campaign and policy adviser to some of the Republican Party’s boldest leaders.

Cam was responsible for one of 2018’s biggest statewide surprise victories by leading Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt’s record-breaking campaign for Governor of Oklahoma. Stitt entered the 10-person primary with no name recognition and no prior political experience. In February 2018, polls showed Stitt at just 3 percent, but by showcasing Stitt’s outsider credentials, business acumen and detailed plan to lead Oklahoma’s turnaround, Stitt earned a position in the run-off and won the Republican nomination by a ten-point margin. In the general election, Stitt set an Oklahoma fundraising record and received more votes than any candidate in state history defeating a popular four-term Attorney General to become the 28th Governor of Oklahoma.

In 2016, Cam served as general consultant and chief strategist for U.S. Senator Todd Young’s (R-IN) come-from-behind landslide victory over former Indiana Senator and Governor Evan Bayh. Political pundits were dismissive of Young’s chances after Bayh entered the race in July with a $10 million war chest, universal name recognition and a twenty-six point polling advantage. But the Young campaign’s relentless and systematic assault on Bayh’s record and policies proved decisive in what one national observer called “the destruction of a brand.”

Also in 2016, Cam was general consultant for one of the nation’s most expensive and hotly contested House races, U.S. Rep. John Faso’s (R-NY) decisive victory in an upstate New York district carried twice by President Obama. From 2014 through 2016, Cam served as a political advisor to former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt until Pruitt’s appointment as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Prior to co-founding Limestone Strategies, Cam was the Communications Director and oversaw the political operations for Governor Mitch Daniels’ 2008 re-election campaign that received more votes than any campaign in Indiana history.

After the Daniels campaign, Savage served as Director of Communications at the Indiana Department of Education, working with Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett to implement an aggressive agenda of education reform.

Cam also has extensive experience in federal government and campaigns. He served as Regional Political Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2012. In the previous cycle, Cam managed the successful U.S. Senate campaign of Dan Coats and the successful Congressional primary campaign for Representative Todd Rokita (IN-04).

As Chief of Staff to Congressman Mike Sodrel during the 109th Congress, Cam was responsible for all of Sodrel’s congressional work in Washington, D.C. and Indiana.

In his capacity at Limestone, Cam has served as the General Consultant on numerous winning campaigns, including Congressman John Ratcliffe’s (TX-04) 2014 upset of a 34-year incumbent, as well as multiple state legislative and mayoral candidates.

Cam received a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Franklin College of Indiana. He lives in Alexandria, VA with his wife Megan, sons Luke and Huck, and dog Griffey.