Mayor Parker’s Campaign Manager is Moving On and Up
June 28, 2011


He’s the mastermind behind Annise Parker’s first big victory leading into the office of Mayor, but now Adam Harris is moving on and moving up.

Harris is launching his own political and communications firm.

Here’s the note he sent out to friends earlier this morning.

Best of Luck, Adam. It’s been my pleasure to work with you – and butt heads sometime – on the political trail.

Hey friends—

Within a few hours we will release the news; Annise Parker’s campaign is going great and I am moving on! 

As many of you know I have been contemplating hanging out my own shingle and having my own firm.  Mayor Parker looks to be in a great position for re-election with no major opponents and with a June 30 fundraising report that will exceed all expectations, it looks, as of today, that she will cruise to re-election. 

Given her strong and almost inevitable position, I’ve decided to finally take this moment to pursue a long held dream for me. 

Today, we are launching Horizon Strategies.  Our firm will offer traditional political consulting (i.e general consulting, mail, media, and everything you can imagine that a campaign would have to deal with), crisis communications and strategy, public affairs counsel, and a mastery of tactics paired with the acute resources applied to an issue.  We have an intimate knowledge of the workings of Congress, the City of Houston, and every level of campaigns, from Presidential to City Council. 

We will only accept a limited number of clients.  It is our mission to serve a few clients with distinction and results, rather than many clients in mediocrity. To retain, Horizon Strategies, please email, or call 501-590-3365 or 202-657-6002.

Mayor Parker Prepares For Next Election
December 2, 2010

It’s never too early to lay the foundation for your next political battle.
After making history in November 2009, Mayor Annise Parker is preparing to run for a second term.
On Thursday, the Mayor announced that Adam Harris, Deputy Chief of Staff for External Affairs, will be leaving city hall
at the end of the year to return to her campaign.
Harris was Parker’s campaign manager when she defeated Gene Locke in the general election.
Harris will likely begin assembling a team that can help
the mayor squash any potential challengers.
Incumbents are usually considered the frontrunners and Mayor Parker will have the advantage when it comes to raising money and winning endorsements.
She’s had some fierce storms to weather at city hall: the budget deficit and losing the Port of Houston appointment battle, but I haven’t heard of any well-funded or well-known candidate who is gearing up to run against the mayor. Have you?