Michael J. Stratton

Michael J. Stratton

Senior Policy Director


Distinguished Democratic strategist. Decades of on-the-ground campaign experience across the United States. Trusted confidant of business leaders and policymakers.

Mike Stratton draws on his 50 years of frontline experience in Democratic politics managing campaigns and serving in senior government positions to shepherd clients through multijurisdictional policy issues. He served in top positions for 10 presidential campaigns, worked in the U.S. Senate, and served as an appointee in the Carter and Clinton administrations. Now, he offers clients keen insight into the interplay between federal, state and local policy arenas and advocates before all levels of government to advance industry objectives.

Trusted by mayors, attorneys general, governors and federal policymakers, Mike understands how to activate grassroots and grasstops organizations to achieve his clients’ business goals. He provides critical deal-specific consultations for domestic and international clients, negotiating sophisticated business deals, peace initiatives and foreign policy issues.

A leading voice in the hierarchy of the Democratic Party, Mike develops and executes strategies to achieve electoral victories for Democrats across the country. He has served as a member of the Democratic National Committee, and most recently, was reappointed by the Biden campaign.

A native of Durango, Colorado, Mike played an integral role in the successful campaigns of Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) and former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-CO). He is active in state politics across the country and is considered the dean of advisors to the Democratic Governors Association and the Democratic Attorneys General Association.

Insights & Publications



  • B.A., 1977, Colorado State University

Community Involvement


  • Merchants Mortgage & Trust of Centennial, CO, Board Member
  • Colorado State Board of Agriculture, Former Board Member
  • March of Dimes, Former Volunteer 



  • Colorado State University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, 2000
  • Named to Colorado State University’s Journalism Hall of Fame, 2011