David M. Carney

David M. Carney

Norway Hill Associates | Principal

David M. Carney is a principal in Norway Hill Associates (NHA); a political campaign and issue management firm based in Hancock, New Hampshire. NHA provides long-range strategic planning and short-term project management to political campaigns at all levels of government.

Since 1980, Mr. Carney has been involved in Republican politics, as well as both state and federal government. His experience has brought him a unique understanding of the relationship between political strategy and public policy.

During the past decade, Mr. Carney has helped dozens of campaigns at both the statewide and congressional levels including Governor Greg Abbott (TX), Governor Rick Perry (TX), Senator John Barrasso (WY), and has served as a senior advisor to numerous Presidential campaigns.

During the 1996 presidential campaign, Mr. Carney served various roles for the Dole for President and Dole/Kemp organization. He served as Senior Adviser traveling with Vice Presidential nominee Jack Kemp. Before that, he was a Senior Adviser to the Dole for President primary campaign. In 1995, Mr. Carney served as a consultant to Majority Leader Bob Dole in an intergovernmental affairs capacity, working with Governors, Members of Congress, other elected officials, and private sector interests.

Prior to his work for Senator Dole, David Carney held the position of Deputy Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, where he was responsible for overseeing the committee’s political operations. “He was instrumental in the GOP’s brilliant 1994 senatorial campaign effort, in which the party picked up eight seats.” (Time Magazine 7/31/95)

Mr. Carney served the Bush-Quayle ’92 campaign as Director of Political Affairs and National Field Director. He joined the Bush-Quayle campaign on January 20, 1992, after three years at the White House Office of Political Affairs, where he was commissioned a Special Assistant to the President and also held the position of Director of Political Affairs.

Before moving to Washington, DC in 1988 to serve in the Bush White House, David spent more than a decade working with Governor John H. Sununu. He began his career in politics as Field Director for Mr. Sununu’s unsuccessful run for the United States Senate in 1980 and then served in the same capacity during Sununu’s successful campaign for Governor two years later. He would go onto to serve as co- manager of both Governor Sununu’s successful reelection campaigns. David also served Governor Sununu’s staff where he served as Special Assistant to the Governor and later Deputy Chief of Staff.

Mr. Carney is a former trustee of his alma mater, New England College in Henniker, NH, where he earned a Master of Science in Public Policy and BS in Business Administration.

David lives in New Hampshire with his wife Lauren and their three children.


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