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Pike Road Patriots, Mowery Consulting Group Bring Home 2 Pollies

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Campaign Team of Mowery Consulting Group, Zata|3 Each Awarded Gold Pollies

April 3, 2010 – Montgomery, Ala. – The Campaign for Pike Road Independence was honored with two Gold “Pollies” at the 2012 Pollie Awards banquet in Austin, TX on Friday, March 30.

The awards dinner, hosted by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC), is held each year to honor the previous year’s best work in political advertising and communications.

Mowery Consulting Group, a Montgomery-based general consulting firm took the Gold in the Automated Calls – GOTV category for “Bradley,” a call from the PAC chairman’s son imploring the citizens of Pike Road to Vote Yes on the School Tax Issue.

Zata|3, a voter contact firm with offices in Jackson, MS and Washington, DC, took the Gold in the Overall Phone/Field category for the call program “A New School For Pike Road,” which they conceived and executed with Mowery’s direction.

“It is always humbling to be judged the best at something by a group of your peers from across the country,” Mowery said. “This was a hard fought campaign, and it’s ultimate success is owed to the hard work done by the entire group: Patriot PAC Chairman Mike Hicks, Cal Franklin, Zata|3 and everyone else who helped us win.”

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Alabama is not known as a place that is friendly to raising taxes – this is only the third such successful new property tax authorization that has been passed in the past 30 years – out of at least 40 attempts known throughout the state.

“This was not an easy campaign, and these awards are much deserved,” Hicks said. “This is a conservative area, even for a conservative state – and we are in a recession. Convincing people to raise their own taxes is never easy, but Dave and the other consultants did a great job. I’m proud to have worked with them.”

Mowery Consulting and Zata|3 have worked together on many successful campaigns in state, including the first Bobby Bright for Congress campaign, both successful campaigns of Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, State Senator Billy Beasley and State Representatives Richard Lindsey and Lesley Vance.

“We are all proud of David – we have watched him go from managing and winning a tough, targeted Congressional race, to winning the Montgomery Mayor’s race without a runoff, to starting his firm and winning all of his races in 2010, to winning a Rising Star Award,” Zata|3 Founding Partner Brad Chism said. “David believes in a strong voter contact program for every campaign, and we believe in David. The Zata|3 team is happy to be a part of his success and to have him as part of ours.”

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