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JOE J. WILLIAMS
PRESIDENT
Joe J. Williams has almost two decades of experience advising and managing political and corporate campaigns at local,county, statewide and federal levels with clientele including National Committees, Senators, Governors, Congressmen, State Legislators, and regional/statewide PACs.

Joe first began his political career while at Texas A&M University, where he worked on a local race for Justice of Peace. Prior to starting his career in field operations, he worked at the Houston City Council and in the Texas Legislature. In 2006, Joe founded his own political consulting firm and later co-founded WWA, which he helped grow into a nationally recognized firm known for its exceptional direct voter contact and grassroots management operation.

In the last three years alone, Joe helped lead the ground effort for President Trump in Pennsylvania in 2016, Senators Toomey, Cruz, and Hyde-Smith in 2018 and numerous Congressional races, including the very competitive OH-12, OH-01, KY-06, and PA-01.

In 2017, WWA was the REED Award winner for 'Best Use of Paid Field' and again in 2019, the REED Award winner for 'Best Canvassing Program.' Joe and his wife Lindsey are both proud Aggies and they live in Brenham, Texas along with their two small children. They are active members in their church and the community.

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

Contact Tom: 512.277.3337 or via email.

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: 512.522.7249 or 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.
RUBEN A. MARTINEZ
JUNIOR ASSOCIATE
Ruben A. Martinez is a young professional in the grassroots conservative political movement. A fiery passion for politics grew as an elementary student during the 2008 election and that fire has not been put to rest. As a young professional, Ruben has worked numerous campaigns at all levels within the State of Texas and has also worked campaigns in a handful of states across the country.

His experience in politics grew concurrently as a student at Texas A&M University-Kingsville where he served two terms as Student Body President and one year as President of the Chancellors Student Advisory Council for the Texas A&M University System. During his tenure, aside from creating high-impact student initiatives, Ruben received awards such as Freshman of the Year, Javelina MVP, and Javelina Legacy Champion.

Ruben, as a young conservative, has been involved with organizations such as Turning Point USA and the Leadership Institute. He is a proud alumnus of LI, completing the prominent programs such as the Youth Leadership School, Nueces County Campaign School, Student Activist School, and the Campaign Management School.

As a Field Director, Ruben leads his team of Field Representatives on the ground with best practices in grassroots while fostering a fun and positive environment to lead to successful campaigns.
VALERIE CELLA
INTERN
Valerie started undergoing Political Science related coursework in 2016 and entered Emory University in 2018 to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Valerie does not limit her studies though, with her extensive background in International Relations provided her an Emory sponsored trip to Israel and the West Bank to meet with government officials in Tel Aviv and Ramallah to discuss policy. She would eventually use her passion for international policy to intern in D.C. with the United Mission for Relief and Development, where she developed vital skills in policy, international business management, and grassroots efforts for charitable causes.

In 2019, Valerie returned to Emory University’s campus to pursue her studies, yet with the early closing due to the pandemic, she used her time to form The College Voter, a bipartisan organization that works to increase the engagement of college-aged students through productive conversation.

Currently, Valerie split her time between Atlanta, Georgia and the NYC-Greater Area. Regardless, in her spare time, she enjoys playing piano, mixed-martial arts, and learning Italian.
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.