2008 Colby Underwood No Longer with Burner Campaign
posted by December 26 at 15:30 PMon
Local fundraising consultant Colby Underwood got a lot of glowing press this year.
He was hyped, for example, by Crosscut’s Casey Corr as “The Most Important Person in Seattle Politics.”
Well, “The Most Important Person in Seattle Politics,” who was the fundraising consultant for one of the most high-profile pending races in local politics—Darcy Burner’s 2008 Democratic challenge to Rep. Dave Reichert (R-8, Mercer Island)—has left that campaign just in time for, well, 2008.
I think that’s weird. However, Burner’s campaign tells me the plan all along was to get an in-house fundraising team in place for ‘08, and “that didn’t make sense for Colby.”
Additionally, McKenna Hartman, director of development for Underwood, reportedly left Underwood’s firm.