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Mr. Kevin P. Hagan

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Kevin Hagan, is a seasoned strategist and a key advisor to many statewide elected officials. Mr. Hagan has an extensive background in government leadership, public affairs and political strategy and years of success in the private sector.

Prior to joining PPAG, Mr. Hagan’s most recent position was as Chief of Staff to Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3), Hagan was ranked #60 by Politickernj.com in their 2011 Power List of the 100 Most Influential Personalities in New Jersey Politics.

Kevin has had a long and successful career as a Democratic strategist going back to his leadership of the party as Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee where he led the historic Democratic legislative victories in 2003 that ended the trend that saw the sitting Governor's political party lose seats in mid-term elections.

Hagan also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor James E. McGreevy where he oversaw the Office of Constituent Relations and the Office of Inter-Governmental Affairs, coordinating open communication with the state's counties and municipalities.

Additionally, Hagan has served as political director for Governor McGreevy's 2001 campaign and led Democratic U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg to a comeback victory in 2002.

His success has not been limited to just political endeavors. For several years Hagan was a partner at Cammarano & Hagan Partners, a government affairs firm based in Trenton, N.J. He also served on the New Jersey Real Estate Commission as well as the Amistad Commission, which is aimed at incorporating African-American History into the state's education curriculum.

A graduate of Drew University, Mr. Hagan has a degree in secondary education and history and a Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers University.