Sandeep Kaushik is a political and public affairs consultant based in Seattle, WA. In addition to his extensive public relations and strategic advisory work for elected officials and civic leaders, governments and non-profits, he has worked on multiple political campaigns in the Northwest, including numerous issue and ballot measure campaigns.
In 2013, Sandeep was the lead consultant on the successful campaign of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who defeated the sitting incumbent in a hard-fought race, and helped to establish the new administration during the transition. Previously, Sandeep handled the communications and messaging for Dow Constantine’s victorious campaign to become King County Executive in 2009, for the successful effort to defeat two liquor privatization initiatives on the 2010 Washington State ballot and the decisive victory over well-funded casino interests that sought to win voter approval for a massive private casino just outside Portland, OR in 2012, among many others.
Between 2005 and April 2007, Sandeep worked as deputy communications director for King County Executive Ron Sims, and prior to that he worked as a political columnist/writer for Seattle’s influential alt-weekly, the Stranger, and as the Seattle correspondent for Time Magazine and the Boston Globe. He has a B.A. in history from Reed College and an M.A. in history from Princeton University. He lives in Seattle’s Phinney Ridge neighborhood with his wife and two children.