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Adam Keigwin

Adam Keigwin

Managing Director

Adam Keigwin is a Managing Director of Mercury in Sacramento. He provides public relations, government affairs, and strategic communications counsel to labor and trade associations, professional sports franchises, major corporations and startup companies, and nonprofit organizations. In 2014, he was named to CalNewsroom’s list of the “Top 100 best, brightest, and most indispensable people in California politics.”

Served 10 years as a Chief of Staff in the California State Senate

Oversaw California’s law on ultra-violent video games that was argued before the Supreme Court of the United States and the state law creating online voter registration that resulted in nearly 800,000 new voters in one month

Named to CalNewsroom’s list of the “Top 100 best, brightest, and most indispensable people in California politics”

Legislative Staff Person of the Year by the CA Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Three-time recipient – Legislative Staff Person of the Year by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees

Anti-Recidivism Award by the Anti-Recidivism Coalition

B.A. in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

M.A. in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Adam Keigwin is a Managing Director of Mercury in Sacramento. He provides public relations, government affairs, and strategic communications counsel to labor and trade associations, professional sports franchises, major corporations and startup companies, and nonprofit organizations. In 2014, he was named to CalNewsroom’s list of the “Top 100 best, brightest, and most indispensable people in California politics.”

Prior to joining Mercury, Keigwin served for 10 years as a Chief of Staff in the California State Senate. Keigwin directed public relations and communications as well as managed a political and legislative agenda, which included landmark legislation on government transparency, juvenile justice, student speech rights, gun violence, and domestic violence prevention. Keigwin oversaw California’s law on ultra-violent video games that was argued before the Supreme Court of the United States and the state law creating online voter registration that resulted in nearly 800,000 new voters in one month.

Previously, Keigwin worked for the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors and successfully ran the San Mateo County Democratic Party Coordinated Campaign, leading local, state and congressional Democrats to an average margin of victory over 33 percent.

Keigwin’s prior experience includes serving as a community organizer for the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, middle school and high school social studies teacher, communications consultant for the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, and press secretary for several state and local political campaigns.

Keigwin is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor’s in Journalism, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master’s in Teaching. He has received various awards including the Anti-Recidivism Award by the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Legislative Staff Person of the Year by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence and three-time recipient of the Legislative Staff Person of the Year by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. Keigwin has served on several boards of directors including Californians Aware and Sojourn to the Past.

Keigwin currently resides in Sacramento with his two daughters.