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NATIONAL LEADSHIP TEAM:
engineering your ground game.
JOE J. WILLIAMS
PRESIDENT
Joe J. Williams has almost two decades of experience advising and managing political campaigns at the local, county, statewide and federal level. His current and past clientele includes National Committees, Presidents, Presidential candidates, Senators, Governors, Congressmen, State Legislators, and regional/statewide PACs.

Joe first began his political career while still in college, where he worked on a local race for Justice of the Peace. Prior to launching his career in political consulting, he worked as the Budget Liaison for a senior member of the Houston City Council, and had stints in the Texas Capitol as Constituent Director, Legislative Director and Chief of Staff for various Members of the Texas House. He would then go on to serve as a hired political operative for a number of races around the State of Texas.

In 2006, Joe founded his first political consulting firm, then later co-founded Wright, Williams and Associates, before finally merging with and accepting his current position as President of Vanguard Field Strategies. With offices in Houston, Austin and Washington DC, each year, Joe leads a Vanguard team of more than 2,500 field staff, deployed on projects all around the country. To date, he has managed field operations for winning projects in more than 30 states.

In the last three cycles alone, Joe helped lead the ground effort for President Trump in Pennsylvania in 2016, Governor Glenn Youngkin in Virginia in 2021, as well as Senators Toomey, Cruz, and Hyde-Smith, along with numerous Congressional races including the very competitive OH-12, OH-01, KY-06, and PA-01. In 2017, Joe’s team received an award for ‘Best Use of Paid Field’, 2018 'Best Canvassing Program', and 2020 ‘Best Field Program’. To date, Williams has been tapped to lead efforts by numerous national organizations including but not limited to the Republican National Committee, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Congressional Leadership Fund, multiple State Republican Parties, and more. Joe was also awarded ‘40 Under 40’, by the American Association of Political Consultants. An award given each year to 20 Republicans and 20 Democrats, chosen as top political professionals in the industry.

Joe and his wife Lindsey met in undergrad at Texas A&M University. They are both avid Aggie sports fans and they live in Brenham, Texas along with their three children (ages 9, 7 and 9 months). They are active members in their church, and they serve in several community leadership roles.

Contact Joe via email

TOM GOODSON
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF DATA & OPERATIONS
Tom started working in local politics at 17, eventually becoming a Field Representative for House Majority Tom DeLay’s congressional campaign. In 2006 Tom started working for the NRCC heading up field work for congressional special elections, after that Tom moved on to manage the grassroots efforts for Congressman Pete Olson’s campaign in Texas.

After 2008 decided to move to South Carolina and pursue a career in golf, to which he eventually ended up caddying for a number of years.

After a hiatus from politics and campaigning, Tom joined WWA (Wright Williams, and Associates) in 2017, where last cycle he either managed, or was involved in, over twelves different field programs, and over saw one million plus homes contacted in field services. Some of the clients he was able to work with include Congressional Leadership Fund, Congressman Troy Balderson - OH, Congressman Denver Riggleman - VA, Fmr Gov. Bruce Rauner - IL, as well as state and local races across the country. Tom went to LSU, and lives in Houston, TX with his wife and their two dogs. When not on the campaign trail Tom enjoys LSU Tiger Football, BBQ, and traveling

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JAZMIN PEREZ
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT & RETAINMENT
Jazmin Perez is a dynamic, young political operative with a diverse and impressive experience in both campaigns and public policy. Jazmin has developed and managed grassroots programs, communications, and day-to-day operations of numerous legislative and campaign efforts in the Texas Legislature, Capitol Hill, and political races across 20 states.

Her career in politics kicked off just before graduating from Sam Houston State University when she built student support coalitions for Congressman Kevin Brady’s campaign.

During the 2016 election cycle, she traveled to the battleground state of Pennsylvania where she was an integral part of the award-winning leadership team that managed 350 field team members to ensure victorious outcomes for Senator Pat Toomey and President Donald J. Trump.

After Pennsylvania, Jazmin was one of seven young women selected from across the country for the Star Fellowship Program with Running Start, a non-partisan organization that encourages young women to run for office. Through this program, she worked on major health care policy in the Office of Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. She also had the opportunity to work in the Office of Congressman Will Hurd.

In addition to managing campaigns and grassroots operations, Jazmin has served as Strategy Director for a digital and mail firm where she implemented communication strategies across print, mobile and digital platforms for over 60 campaigns across the nation. Most Recently, Jazmin served as the Communications Director for a state representative in the Texas Legislature.

Contact Jazmin via email.

TONI ANELLO
ASSOCIATE
Toni Ann is a passionate young political strategist. Toni began her professional political career in 2017, joining Wright Williams, and Associates (WWA) as a Project Manager. Toni was charged with leading field teams in door to door canvassing for several campaigns in New York and Ohio. This early work in her career gave her a true understanding of how a high quality ground game helps voters understand the candidate by putting a face to the name. This approach has caused Toni’s teams to consistently exceeded their assignments.

Toni’s passion for politics and campaigning predates joining WWA, when she volunteered during the 2016 Presidential Campaign in support of then candidate Donald J. Trump. While still a student at Liberty University Toni volunteered for a phone bank campaign averaging 500 phone calls per day. Proof that she understands the meaning of true grass roots campaigning. It was then she felt a true calling to immerse herself in politics. She sees a great need for this generation to become actively involved in the political dialogue happening today. Toni understands the pressing need to educate constituents about the importance of voting on every level.

Toni is actively involved in political organizations such as Turning Point USA where she was a CPAC ambassador and a PragerForce team member. In 2018 she also took part in the RNC Grassroots Leadership Training for New York State.

In the past four years Toni has traveled to five states to manage and lead grass roots Field Teams as Field Director in eight campaigns ranging from local/state and congressional level.
BRIAN ALDACO
ASSOCIATE
Before graduating from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Brian was an active participant in politics and government at the local, state, and federal level. Along with interning for multiple City of Huntsville departments, Brian worked the 85th Texas Legislative Session in Representative Will Metcalf’s office and joined campaign teams for congressional, state, and city elections.

In 2018 he joined the Congressional Leadership Fund as a Field Director in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. Under CLF he recruited and managed a team of over 30 volunteers and interns that knocked on over 75,000 doors and called over 300,000 voters across the district. Following the Midterms, Brian returned to Texas where he worked as a Legislative Aide in Representative Cecil Bell, Jr.’s office during the 86th Texas Legislative Session. Most recently, he worked as a Field Director for Congressman Kevin Brady.

Brian grew up in Willis, Texas. When he is not busy with politics he uses his free time to improve his photography skills.
ASHLEY KLEIN
NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Originally from the Kansas City Area, she now lives in the Northland with her boyfriend Justin. Outside of work, you can find her with friends and family, anywhere from the pool to local sporting events. She loves to cook, create DIY projects, and spend time with Justin and their two crazy dogs Spaz, and Mason.

Contact Ashley: 512.607.4087 or via email.

JULIA JASEPH
OPERATIONS MANAGER
Julia Jaseph, an operations manager at Vanguard Field Strategies. She is dedicated and hard-working, with significant organizational, sales, and management experience. Known for her attention to detail and ability to communicate clearly and effectively, Julia has successfully managed projects for clients by applying effective time management practices in high-stress environments. Julia is willing to roll up her sleeves and is a team player who knows how to get things done. Julia is deeply familiar with politics and has volunteered in several political races, including a U.S. Senate campaign in West Virginia. She grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and loves watching Marvel movies with her husband, walking her three dogs, and spending time with family. Julia currently resides in Charleston, West Virginia, where in recent years, she has handled a heavy workload while pursuing her degree. She is expected to complete her Bachelor of Science in December 2022.