• Sean Walsh Consulting

    Local Government Lobbying,
    Community Outreach,
    Political Campaign Management

    Sean Walsh Consulting

A History of Success


Working in Colorado politics and policymaking for 20 years, Sean Walsh has built a solid reputation as a public affairs professional, including leadership positions on dozens of candidate and issue campaigns in Colorado. His expertise includes strategic communications, community outreach strategies, local government lobbying, message development, coalition-building, grassroots organizing and fundraising.


Since 1997, Sean has developed deep experience and contacts working in several cities, counties and special districts across Colorado. He has held leadership positions with over 60 separate campaigns of all sizes – tax increases, school bond elections, special district efforts, annexations, candidate campaigns, and regional and statewide ballot initiatives.


Let Sean Walsh Consulting help you navigate your next political project.


No matter the scope or scale of the project, Sean Walsh Consulting can quickly assemble a team of professionals inside and outside the Denver Metro area to address the public policy or political objectives of local governments, grass roots groups or business interests.


Sean Walsh Consulting’s network of qualified pollsters, social media specialists, attorneys, lobbyists, compliance professionals, zoning experts, and creative design talent is unmatched in its depth and breadth of Colorado experience.


Past Work


“Sean’s management expertise, calm demeanor, positive attitude and wealth of campaign knowledge made him an exceptional leader for Thompson School District’s successful bond and mill levy effort.”

Pam Howard

TSD Board of Education

“Our campaign committee contacted Sean Walsh for his help just 10 weeks before a critical mill-levy increase election to save St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville. I was immediately impressed with how capably Sean crafted a compelling message, kept us focused and informed our group’s successful voter contact efforts.  Our 20-point margin of victory – exactly the opposite result of our committee’s defeat one year prior – was due in large part to Sean’s valuable contributions.”

Dennis Johnson

Former Chairman of the Board,

St. Vincent General Hospital District

“Sean’s strategic and tactical advice was instrumental in my successful campaigns for Aurora Mayor in 2011 and 2015. Sean has earned a well-deserved reputation as smart, hard-working, conscientious and earnestly devoted to his clients’ success.”

Steve Hogan

Aurora Mayor

“Sean Walsh was my top strategist when I ran for Denver City Council in 2015.  Though he was working on multiple races that cycle, Sean made the time to be there when we needed him – knocking on doors, putting up yards signs and even sticking stamps on envelopes at midnight. Sean is motivated by winning and will go the extra mile for his clients’ success.”

City Councilwoman Kendra Black

Denver City Councilwoman

“Sean worked wonders for a developer client whose proposed gravel extraction project faced strong community opposition in Weld County. He tactfully and calmly advised our client, managed the community education effort, handled the news media and ultimately directed the victorious effort at the ballot box to preserve our client’s property rights.”

David A. Guetig, PE


Galloway and Company, Inc.

“I worked together with Sean Walsh for the better part of a year and a half creating and executing a community engagement plan on behalf of an industry advocacy group in Jefferson County. As JEAP Director, Sean showed a natural ability to communicate and creatively engage with the wider public on a sensitive and timely topic. Working together, Sean and I exceeded our client’s expectations – and we managed to have some fun along the way. I would work with him again in a heartbeat.”

Joni Inman


Jeffco Energy Action Project

“As the manager of my first campaign for political office, Sean leveraged his extensive contacts among grassroots networks, elected officials and the news media – all of which gave us a fighting chance in a competitive primary. At every turn during the campaign, Sean had a knack for combining the right mix of diligence, passion and professionalism to advance the ball for our team.”

Representative Lang Sias

State Representative (HD-27)

“Sean served as campaign manager for the final twelve weeks of our 2010 challenger race in Colorado’s Third Congressional District. Sean immediately inspired a lot of confidence with his steady hand, his good humor and, most importantly, his firm grasp of the fundamentals of running a successful campaign.”

Congressman Scott Tipton

U.S. Representative (R-CO)

“I partnered with Sean on two controversial land use projects over the years. In both cases, despite some very robust political headwinds, our clients’ projects prevailed – in large part because of Sean’s contributions on the strategic communication and public education front. Sean really goes all in for his clients and his team.

Tom Haren

President and CEO


“Sean co-managed an important Colorado referred measure in 2016 to a 63% victory.  He is a seasoned Colorado operative with a wide array of relationships across the state.  His political acumen is sharp and his team building skills – he knows when to lead and when to follow – are exemplary.”

Floyd Ciruli


Ciruli and Associates

“Sean Walsh has a special talent for getting his head around an issue quickly, earning the trust of the people involved, keeping the team singing from the same song sheet and staying laser-focused on the path for success.”

Bruce Rau

VP, Land Development and Government Relations


Community Engagement and Coalition Building

Let Sean Walsh Consulting facilitate a conversation with your residents and provide expert guidance on how to maximize the results of that conversation.

Campaign Management and Consulting

Many campaigns are often won or lost well before Election Day. Using time-proven techniques, Sean Walsh Consulting will help position your candidacy or issue for success.

Special Districts

Sean Walsh Consulting will partner very closely with your District Board and senior staff on creating a highly effective outreach and engagement project that carefully reflects your District’s unique character.

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