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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Nov 1, 2021

Shawn Day is a Senior Director of Public Affairs at Capital Results – a Virginia-based full-service public affairs and business consulting firm helping a wide range of companies, associations and government entities achieve their public policy and business goals.

Shawn directs integrated communications strategies designed to raise political and public support for clients primarily in the healthcare, technology and energy industries. His background in journalism and understanding of complex public policies provide a unique perspective on crafting effective campaigns to help clients achieve their goals.

Shawn oversees media relations, stakeholder outreach and strategic communications to build coalitions and foster a favorable environment for clients’ business objectives. He manages clients’ relationships with news reporters and opinion leaders, as well as nonprofit groups, trade associations, public policy think-tanks, and civic and business organizations. Shawn has extensive experience conducting in-depth policy research and analysis, and he works with regulatory and government affairs teams to shape messaging, media strategy and other aspects of strategic communications plans.

Prior to joining Capital Results, Shawn worked at The Virginian-Pilot, where he served as the lead editorial writer on state government and politics. He previously served as a news reporter at The Virginian-Pilot, the Daily Press and at newspapers in Oregon and Arizona, and he has written about a variety of issues at the local, state and federal levels. Shawn also is an adjunct professor at Thomas Nelson Community College, where he teaches composition and persuasive writing courses.

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