Brent Barksdale

Partner, Creative Strategies

Brent has 21 years of political and public affairs experience on the local, state and national level.

He has been involved in political races and issues advocacy work in over 30 states including Texas, Louisiana, Oregon, California and Virginia.

Brent has earned several “Pollie” and “Reed” Awards for his media work and many of Brent’s ads have been featured on Drudge Report, Fox News, MSNBC and have garnered millions of views on Youtube. Perhaps most notable is his ad, “The Donkey Whisperer”, featuring Congressman Roger Williams of Texas.

Before joining Go Big Media, Brent was Executive Vice President of Jamestown Associates and President of his own full-service political consulting firm he founded in 1997.

Brent is the author of Winning Political Tips and The Little Book of Louisiana Political Quotes. He also has contributed to Politics Magazine’s ‘Campaign Insider Blog’ and travels the country lecturing on media, campaign strategy and grassroots organization.

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Brent has a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Louisiana State University. He resides in Texas with his wife and their two children.