Contributor

Joe Rodota

Writer and political consultant

Joseph Rodota is a writer and political consultant. His book THE WATERGATE, a history of the iconic building and its most famous residents, will be published by William Morrow in 2018.<br /> <br /> Joe has worked at the highest levels of federal, state, and local politics for more than 30 years. He served as a writer and communications manager in the Reagan White House and three federal agencies. He also served as a top campaign and government aide to California Governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger.<br /> <br /> In October 2008, he was one of a group of bipartisan political consultants who stepped into the campaign against Proposition 8 in October 2008. He set up and ran the campaign’s “war room” and directed all earned media and rapid-response.<br /> <br /> He is a graduate in history, with honors and distinction, from Stanford University.<br /> <br /> Joe is also a member of the board of directors of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation in Santa Monica, California, and a trustee of the Crocker Museum of Art in Sacramento, California.