“When the political record of the late 20th and early 21st century is written, Steve Gordon will at least have a footnote.” - Jim Talent (U.S. Senate 2002-2006, U.S House of Representatives 1992-2000)
Steve Gordon is referred to as the “dean of Republican political guidance.” He was the National Political Director in 2014 for Senator Cory Gardner in Colorado, and had an 18 year association with retired Senator and Assistant Republican Leader Jon Kyl.
Steve’s political career began in 1978 as Finance Director for candidate – then U.S. Senator – Rudy Boschwitz of Minnesota, and he formed Steve Gordon & Associates in 1979. Since 1979, Steve Gordon & Associates raised over $88 million for prominent Republican Governors, Senators, and Members of Congress. These candidates include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senator John Thune, Senator Thad Cochran, and Senator John McCain. They also include Senators Wayne Allard, John Ashcroft, Christopher (Kit) Bond, Alfonse D’Amato, Bob Dole, Lauch Faircloth, Slade Gorton, Rod Grams, Chuck Hagel, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Jim Jeffords, Dirk Kempthorne, Steve Symms, Jim Talent, Governor Bill Weld, Senator and Governor Pete Wilson, Governor Mitch Daniels, Congressman Jason Smith, former Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson, former Congressman Vin Weber, and former Congresswoman and former Secretary of Labor Lynn Martin.
Steve was a Pioneer in the 2004 Bush-Cheney reelection campaign, and was a Trailblazer and member of the national finance committee in the John McCain for President Campaign.
He is well known for his ability to both understand and explain the political process. Steve has been a guest lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, the Dole Institute at the University of Kansas, and at the Republican National Committee’s Campaign Finance College. Steve has addressed several organizations, including the Republican Jewish Coalition and the Construction Industry Roundtable.
On December 15, 2014, Steve Gordon announced that he was pulling back from the professional campaign financing field – a sector he helped create. “It’s with a sense of accomplishment and great excitement for the future that I want to devote much more attention going forward to Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon and Associates and Total Spectrum Arizona”. Both firms use advocacy, communications, and political engagement to help their clients achieve their legislative and regulatory goals at both the federal and state level – and specialize in tax, appropriations, financial services, trade, healthcare and transportation.