Mercury Welcomes Top Political Strategist Eric Johnson as Managing Director

Tallahassee, FL (October 11, 2022) – Mercury, a leading global, bipartisan public strategy firm announced the addition of top political strategist and government relations expert Eric Johnson as Managing Director in Mercury’s Florida office. Johnson brings more than 30 years of political and government experience in Washington, D.C. and Florida at the local, state, and federal levels.

“Eric is a pro at what he does and a fixture in Florida and D.C. politics. Over the years, he’s addressed major public affairs challenges and led key strategic communications efforts for national political leaders, corporations, and nonprofits,” said Mercury Partner Ashley Walker. “We are thrilled to have Eric join the Mercury team and deliver exceptional work to our clients.”

Previously, Eric founded Johnson Strategies, where he served as a political advisor and media consultant for clients seeking election and reelection at the local, state, and federal levels. His current clients and experience include U.S. senators, cabinet members, congressman, state senators, state representatives, mayors, county commissioners, ballot initiatives, and an array of advocacy groups and corporate clients.

Johnson has served as Chief of Staff to two Florida Congressmen: Robert Wexler (D-Boca Raton) and Patrick Murphy (D-Jupiter), and ran the winning campaigns for Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Congressman Patrick Murphy, who defeated Congressman Allen West in what was at the time the nation’s most expensive congressional election in history. Most recently, he served as the strategist for former Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz’s Congressional Campaign.

“I am honored to be joining the team of experts at Mercury,” said Johnson. “I look forward to continuing my commitment of lifting up the next generation of leaders and organizations while providing successful outcomes for our clients at Mercury.”

Johnson served as the top advisor to the Florida Chairman of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 and as Chief of Staff to Florida State Senator Tom Rossin. He has been recognized as one of the most influential people in Florida politics by Campaigns and Elections Magazine and was selected as one of most influential people in Florida by Influence Magazine in 2022 and for the past three election cycles.

About Mercury

Mercury is a high-stakes, bipartisan public strategy firm. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services that includes federal government relations, international affairs, digital influence, public opinion research, media strategy and a bipartisan grassroots mobilization network in all 50 states. Our firm is not just led by top talent — we distinguish ourselves by having senior talent deeply engaged in each project from start to finish, a promise we keep to clients. The firm has U.S. offices in Washington, D.C., New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Florida, Montana, Texas, and South Carolina. Mercury is a part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.

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