David Reade is a veteran of over 30 years in California politics and currently serves as Chief of Staff to California State Senator Jim Nielsen.
A graduate of California State University, Sacramento, David Reade began his career as a volunteer on the Reagan-Bush re-election campaign in 1984. He worked in the office of Republican Governor George Deukmejian, and later as a Legislative Aide for the Assembly Republican Leader.
He served six years as Chief of Staff to the late Republican Assemblyman Bernie Richter (1992-1998) and also for Assemblyman (now Congressman) Doug LaMalfa from 2002-2008. Reade has been a consultant and strategist to more than a hundred successful candidate and issue campaigns at the national, state and local levels.
A lifelong Republican, David Reade was elected Chairman of the Butte County Republican Party from 1994 to 1998.
In 2002, Reade served as Campaign Director for the McClintock for Controller campaign. In 2003, Reade served as Deputy Political Director for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campaign for governor during the successful recall election. David Reade served as California Political Director for Governor Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential campaign.
In 2009-10, Reade served as senior advisor and strategist to Doug LaMalfa’s successful election campaign for California State Senate and for his 2012 campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as Finance Director and principal campaign strategist for Assemblyman Jim Nielsen’s successful 2008 and 2010 campaigns, and for his 2013 Special Election to the State Senate. Reade also directed Nielsen’s successful reelection in 2014.
Reade was elected in 2012 to serve as Chairman of the Sacramento Valley Lincoln Club, a Republican donor organization that provides financial support for Republican candidates for federal, state and local office.
In 2014, Reade served as senior strategist for James Gallagher’s successful campaign for State Assembly, District 3.
David Reade has been recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants with eight of its prestigious Pollie Awards, most recently receiving Gold and Silver Awards for Radio Advertising.
David and his wife Suzanne reside in West Sacramento and have two children, Reagan (20) and Matthew (19).