As a Principal of BGR Government Affairs, Jonathan Mantz leads the firm’s Democratic outreach efforts. Over the past two decades, Jonathan has held senior positions to elect Democrats to the White House, Senate, House of Representatives and Governorships. A leading political strategist, Jonathan has raised nearly a half billion dollars over his career with Democratic campaigns.
At BGR, Jonathan works with clients that include Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, non-profits and research institutions, leveraging his experience and expertise to provide a wide range of services in government relations and public affairs. As a member of the Finance Committee of the Democratic Governors Association, he works with Democratic Governors and gubernatorial candidates across the country. Jonathan is also a Business Council member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and has a national network of Mayors with whom he works on a regular basis.
Additionally, Jonathan provides counsel and executes strategies that create synergies and partnerships to enhance messaging and branding for his clients. Jonathan works with clients to establish Public-Private Partnerships and advises organizations on the creation and enhancement of Advisory Boards and Boards of Directors. His recommendations improve organizations’ standing within their market space by increasing revenues or fundraising, developing high-level messaging for the media or public events, and exponentially increasing networking and exposure to new communities and constituencies.
Jonathan served as National Finance Director to Senator Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign throughout 2007–2008 and was responsible for creating and implementing fundraising strategies and managing a staff of 60. He led the campaign to raise over $235 million in an 18-month period.
From 2003-2006, Jonathan was a Principal at PodestaMattoon, where he implemented outreach strategies and messaging to help clients’ achieve political, policy and communications goals. Before joining PodestaMattoon, he served as Deputy Executive Director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), where he revitalized the DSCC’s fundraising operation, more than doubling what the committee raised in a single year.
Jonathan also served as Finance Director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and worked closely with Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt and DCCC Chairs Rep. Martin Frost, Rep. Patrick Kennedy and Rep. Nita Lowy.
Born in the suburbs of Philadelphia and a graduate of Ithaca College in New York, Jonathan has two sons, Max and Zack. His family resides in Potomac, Maryland, and attends Har Shalom Synagogue. Additionally, Jonathan serves on the advisory boards of Petra Solar Corporation, Priorities USA, Project Phoenix and 100k Strong Foundation.