A leader in communications, government affairs, and politics.
Catherine Lew President & CEO
Catherine Lew, Co-Founder and President/CEO of The Lew Edwards Group, is known as one of California’s toughest and most successful communications and campaign consultants.
Lew has over three decades of experience in community organizing and politics. A veteran of more than 600 political campaigns, Lew has worked on behalf of political clients who include the California Democratic Party, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Alameda County Supervisor Richard Valle, Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker, Union City Mayor Carol Dutra-Vernaci, Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen, Clovis City Councilmember Harry Armstrong, Emeryville City Councilmember Ruth Atkin, Oakland City Auditor Brenda Roberts, and Peralta Colleges Trustee Julina Bonilla, among many others. She served as Deputy Political Director of the Northern California Clinton-Gore campaign in 1992.
Lew has successfully developed communications strategy, coalition-building, and media campaigns on behalf of clients who include labor unions, children’s organizations, school districts, and organizational clients such as AT&T, Kaiser Permanente, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, Presidio Trust of San Francisco, The Nature Conservancy, Planning & Conservation League Foundation of California, California Nurses Association, and a number of labor organizations.
Under Lew’s strategic direction, The Lew Edwards Group has enjoyed years of success in representing public agencies and districts that need strategic leadership in seeking community support at the ballot box. In recent election cycles, the firm has enjoyed an overwhelming 95%+ success rate on its issue campaigns, passing more than $32.5 Billion in California finance measures to repair K-12 classrooms, expand college facilities, protect funding for local city services, and improve hospitals and roads. Lew prides herself on her firm’s award-winning service to each and every client, diverse agencies and organizations that range dramatically in size and scope of strategic needs.
Selected clients represented by Lew include: Los Angeles Unified School District (four successive bond elections); Chaffey Joint Union High School District ($848 Million); Coast Community College District ($1.068 Billion); Palomar Pomerado Health District ($496 Million); and scores of cities and school districts up and down California, earning a reputation as one of the state’s toughest advocates and tacticians on behalf of local schools and governments.
A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and the University of San Francisco School of Law, Catherine Lew is also a member of the California State Bar. Ms. Lew can be reached at (510) 594-0224 x 216, or at .