ABOUT MITCHELL

Mitchell Schwartz has spent his entire career serving the public interest. As a political strategist, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, Mitchell has successfully combined strong executive skills and communications expertise with a commitment to community outreach.

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    CLINTON AND OBAMA

    Mitchell has spent more than thirty years in senior roles in government and politics at the state and federal levels, including important work in environmental protection and international affairs. In 1992, Mitchell ran then-Governor Bill Clinton’s pivotal primary campaign in New Hampshire that was credited in making Clinton the “Comeback Kid” and ultimately clinching the nomination.

    During President Clinton’s first term, Mitchell’s strong communication and people skills led to an appointment to Communications Director at the U.S. State Department, where he served under Secretary Warren Christopher.

    Mitchell has a penchant for working for candidates who speak to his ideals and vision for change and share his commitment to Democratic values. In 2008, Mitchell ran then-candidate Barack Obama’s California campaign.

    ENTREPRENEURSHIP

    At the conclusion of his federal government service, Mitchell tapped into his entrepreneurial spirit and created the Bomaye Company, an innovative public relations firm. His firm worked with nonprofits and community groups to help build public understanding of and support for important local, national and international initiatives, including the Save Darfur campaign. Bomaye also worked with the United Nations, successfully organizing events for U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and basketball camps for youth in the former Yugoslavia.

    ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE

    As a lifelong committed environmentalist, Mitchell and his company worked with many environmental groups, including the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, the California League of Conservation Voters, and Global Green USA.

    Mitchell is particularly proud to have spearheaded the successful launch of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s “Green Power” program, which was the largest and most visible green power campaign in the country. And his company organized the grassroots and online marketing campaign of An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary on climate change.

    Mitchell also has extensive expertise in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable resources. As a partner in Prometheus Energy Services, he helped develop and launch the largest municipally-owned wind farm in the United States. In 2008, Mitchell founded SK/Impact to help businesses and non-profits improve energy efficiency, expand renewable resources, and access “green capital.”

    Mitchell Schwartz lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Lizzie, and their three children. He has coached multiple soccer, baseball, and basketball teams at the YMCA, Pan Pacific Park, and St. Brendan’s Church. He is the past president of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters and was a longtime board member. Until recently, Mitchell was Vice President of the board at Temple Israel of Hollywood and the Temple’s Day School, and was on the board of the Westside Jewish Community Center and the Miguel Contreras Advisory Council.

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Mitchell has a penchant for working for candidates who speak to his ideals and vision for change and share his commitment to Democratic values.