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Drexel Heard II

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A personality, a creative director, a political commentator, and a military brat, Drexel Heard II has had his hands in all different kinds of outlets. Drexel’s knowledge of how the government works, and his keen sense of domestic and international policy, coupled with his love for Washington news, have made him a leading voice in a generation. Drexel is well-versed in policy that impacts the lives of Angelenos and Californians and applies that knowledge to creative solutions. Throughout his career, Drexel has provided his expertise to companies, non-profit organizations, and both Democratic and Republican candidates seeking election. His talents have been impactful in elections in North Carolina, California, and nationally as part of President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns and the Biden/Harris 2020 campaign. He also happily utilizes his strong political voice through social media and other media outlets to lead the generation through any political climate. Drexel is currently a Principal at a national public affairs firm, overseeing clients across California, with his focus on communications strategy, brand management, and events and experiences.

He previously served as the youngest, first Black and LGBTQ, Executive Director and Senior Advisor of the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, the nation’s largest local Democratic Party representing 3.1 million Democrats. During his time, he was responsible for the increase in registered countywide Democratic voters, strengthening the party operation, refocusing of grassroots and young democratic participation, raising $2.1 million, and so much more. He has been a brand marketing and events executive and project supervisor having worked for Universal Studios, Macy’s and more. Drexel sits on several boards including the Board of Advisors and PAC Committee for Equality California, was the first Black Community Vice President for Stonewall Democrats Los Angeles, and is a member of the Los Angeles City Task Force for Youth Development.

An avid North Carolina State Wolfpack alum and fan, his political commentary and analyst skills can be found in print and on the BBC Radio, NPR, Channel Q, and AfterBuzzTV.