Jay Howser

Partner, GPS Media

Jay Howser has created and produced campaign advertising for nearly a decade, helping candidates win tough elections for U.S. Senate, Congress, Governor, and Attorney General.

Howser joined Shorr Johnson Magnus in 2010 and was a key part of electing Governor Tom Wolf, Senator Bob Casey, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Governor Jay Inslee.  Howser also helped lead the firms’ work over the years for independent expenditures efforts for the DGA, DSCC, DCCC, House Majority PAC, and Senate Majority PAC.

Prior to joining Shorr Johnson Magnus as Senior Vice President, Jay worked directly on the ground as a senior advisor and campaign manager on some of the toughest gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, and presidential campaigns in recent times.

Initially one of the Democratic Party’s top opposition research minds, Jay worked for Vice President Al Gore; Senators Bob Graham of Florida; Claire McCaskill of Missouri; and Paul Wellstone of Minnesota.

In 2006, Jay began managing campaigns across the country, including those of Sen. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana; Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut; and Rep. Brad Ellsworth of Indiana.

Originally from Missouri, Jay lives in Philadelphia with his wife Anne-Marie, their daughter Masie, and their son Jemison.