Michelle Mayorga, a Vice President at GBAO, spent nearly two decades recruiting for, managing, and working on Democratic campaigns, progressive issues, and in local and national administrations. Her clients have included Democratic candidates throughout the country, such as Rep. Colin Allred (TX-32), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-7), and Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16) as well as advocacy and non-profit groups like Sierra Club, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus’ Bold PAC, and Planned Parenthood.
Michelle has worked in 27 states and now trains candidates and campaign staff throughout the country for Democratic and progressive organizations. Michelle previously served as Western Field Director at the AFL-CIO, Western Political Director at the DCCC, and Coordinated Director for the Democratic Party of New Mexico in 2012. Michelle has also held the position of National Field Director at Planned Parenthood and served as an appointee to USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service under Secretary Tom Vilsack in the Obama Administration. During the 2004 election, Michelle was the Deputy Western Field Director at the DNC. She also worked as a speechwriter for the City of New York’s Department of Youth and Community Development under Mayor Michael Bloomberg where she produced speeches in both English and Spanish. Now Michelle routinely moderates Latinx focus groups on issues from politics to tech.
Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale University, with a double major in American Studies and Ethnicity, Race, and Migration. In 2016, the American Association of Political Consultants recognized Michelle with their 40 under 40 award. Her family hails from Nicaragua and she grew up in South Florida. She now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.