Stephen Gordon

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Stephen P. Gordon (born July 31, 1962 in Alabama) is a political strategist, web publisher and currently communications director for the Mamaroneck, New York-based psuedojournalism non-profit "Project Veritas".

Gordon graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1980 and began his career as a network technician for Electronic Data Systems. He joined the U.S. Army in 1983 and worked as a repair technician for satellite and microwave band communication equipment for almost 12 years. Shortly before leaving the service, he served as Arlington County campaign director during Oliver North's unsuccessful 1994 challenge for Virginia senator Chuck Robb's seat.

By 1999 Gordon had become active in the Libertarian Party, and worked as a local organizer in Macon, Georgia for Harry Browne's 2000 campaign for President. He moved back to Alabama in 2002 and helped manage online efforts by the Libertarian Party of Alabama to oppose Governor Bob Riley's "Amendment One tax reform proposal. Voters soundly defeated the proposal in a September 9, 2003 statewide referendum.

In 2004 Gordon was named vice-chair of the state Libertarian party. He managed Aaron Russo's bid for the Libertarian nomination for President, and later joined Michael Badnarik's staff as communications director during the general election campaign. He also worked during the 2005 Birmingham municipal election as a campaign consultant.

In June 2006 Gordon was named Communications Director for the national Libertarian Party and later added the title of Political Director. He resigned those posts to become Chair of the Libertarian Party of Alabama in June 2007, and also chaired the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance and worked as a campaign managment instructor for the Libertarian Leadership School.

During the 2008 presidential election Gordon served as Alabama Media Coordinator for Ron Paul's unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination, and then worked as "e-Campaign Manager" for Libertarian nominee Bob Barr during the general election campaign. He published the website "Third Party Watch", while also becoming active in the Alabama Chapter of the Republican Liberty Caucus

Gordon and Shana Kluck founded Forward Focus Media in 2009. He worked on District 2 challenger Kim Rafferty's successful campaign for Birmingham City Council in the 2009 municipal election.

During the 2010 election season Gordon and his firm consulted with numerous Republican campaigns in Alabama and Georgia, including Luther Strange's successful run for Attorney General of Alabama and Tim James' unsuccessful bid for Governor of Alabama. Gordon created the controversial "We speak English" ad for James, casting the state's use of multilingual test materials for driver's licenses as an existential cultural threat. He also created a website in support of allowing Sunday alcohol sales in Decatur.

In 2012 Gordon worked as Southeast Regional Director for Gary Johnson's bid for the Republican nomination for President. During the general election he was mostly critical of Republican nominee Mitt Romney, but remained part of the Jefferson County GOP Executive Committee. From that seat he supported the candidacy of Bill Armistead as chair of the Alabama Republican Party in January 2011.

On April 12 of that year, Gordon was badly injured in an automobile collision in Hartselle, Morgan County. He recovered sufficiently to speak at the 2011 Prohibition Party convention in Cullman.

In 2013 Gordon was hired as Chief Information Officer for the start-up JAG TV, a proposed Libertarian media network. In 2014 he served on Paul DeMarco's unsuccessful campaign for the Republican nomination to represent the 6th Congressional District of Alabama and as an adviser to John McMillan successful re-election campaign for Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries. Since 2014 he has worked as Director of Communications for Project Veritas.

Gordon has also served as a member of Our America Initiative's "Internet Freedom Advisory Council" and as a member of the Alabama Advisory Committee for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He has also served as an editor and contributor to Libertarian and right-wing websites such as "The Next Right", "The Liberty Papers", and Stephen VanDyke's "Hammer of Truth"