Paul D. Hatch
Paul Hatch is a political and campaign consultant with thirty years experience. He has spent much of his career on gubernatorial elections, but has also served candidates running for offices from mayor to the presidency of the United States. He is currently advising several candidates for Governor as well as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Paul is a lawyer by training and experience with an undergraduate background in finance, economics and management.
After working with many Utah candidates, Paul moved to Washington, DC in 1993 to serve as Political Director of the Republican Governors’ Association (“RGA”). He was instrumental in the tremendous electoral success of Republican gubernatorial candidates in 1994, when they gained 12 governorships to a total of 29 statehouses led by Republicans. He became Executive Director of the RGA in late 1994 and created the finance model still used today. During his three-year tenure, Republican governorships increased from 17 to 32, the highest number since the turn of the 20th century.
Paul has also been active in international politics. He advised Benazir Bhutto for several years and served as political counsel to the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq. He is currently working with members of The National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma, the government-in-exile of Burma (Myanmar). He has advised candidates for Prime Minister of Hungary as well as members of the British Parliament.
Paul spent eight years as a lawyer in a large international law firm as head of the firm’s government strategies practice. He also worked as a senior consultant to the largest lobbying firm in Washington, DC. He served for two years in the U.S. Army and for ten years in the Army Reserve.
Paul currently divides his time between a DC-based communications firm, where he is a founding principal, and his political consulting firm. He lives in Washington, DC.