... displaced Wisconsinite, Packers and Badgers Super Fan, often found tending to his lawn while enjoying a midwestern macrobrew ...
Juston Johnson joined Grassroots Targeting in 2019, adding to the GT team an accomplished political professional with nearly two decades of experience and success.
Juston served as Political Director of the Republican National Committee during the 2017-2018 election cycle, in which Republicans expanded their majority in the United States Senate and defeated four incumbent Democrats.
During his term as Political Director at the RNC, Juston oversaw the national political operation for the party and the largest data-driven field program in party history, with more than 620 staff across 29 states and a budget of more than $95 million.
During the 2015-2016 cycle, Juston served as a Regional Political Director at the Republican National Committee, working hand-in-hand with President Donald Trump’s campaign to carry both of his battleground states, Wisconsin and Iowa, on the way to the White House. Republicans carried six U.S. Senate seats and won numerous targeted Congressional races in Juston’s region. Earlier in the cycle, Juston worked closely with state parties on the presidential nominating process through delegate operations, primaries, and caucuses.
In 2013 and 2014, Juston was Executive Director for the Republican Party of Florida and played a crucial role in the re-election of Governor Rick Scott, considered by pundits and analysts to be one of the most endangered incumbents in the nation.
During the 2012 cycle, Juston served as National Field Director for the Republican National Committee, with more than 600 staff and 280 offices across 13 battleground states and 36 congressional districts.
Juston served as Campaign Manager for first-time candidate U.S. Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin in his surprise 2010 defeat of 18-year incumbent Democrat Russ Feingold, managing a campaign budget of more than $15 million. He also managed the campaign for Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen during the difficult 2006 election cycle.
Previously, Juston’s roles included serving as Political Director at the Republican Party of Wisconsin and both the Wisconsin Victory Director (2008) and Deputy Director of Political Education (2009) at the Republican National Committee.