Over nearly 15 years as a strategy and communications consultant, Charles has guided more than 100 ballot measures to victory. With a background in various political projects, Charles has spent the better part of the last decade with a strict focus on working with public agencies to design winning revenue measures for the ballot and execute strategic public information efforts to position his clients for success at the ballot box. Once a measure is on the ballot, Charles works with advocacy campaign committees to run efficient and effective campaigns to achieve voter approval for ballot measures.
Charles has led campaigns in all parts of California — from large urban environments like Oakland, San Jose and Los Angeles to suburban environments like Marin, Riverside, and Orange County to rural and agricultural communities like Plumas County, Truckee and Stanislaus County.
Charles has worked with a diverse range of public agencies across the western United States, ranging from school and community college districts to healthcare districts, transportation agencies, cities and counties, park and recreation districts, libraries, and fire districts.
Charles became a Partner at TBWB in November 2009. Prior to joining TBWB, Charles worked at Tramutola LLC for ten years, most recently as Vice President and Senior Consultant.
Before his career in public finance campaigns, Charles worked as a policy analyst for a public policy think tank, as an aide in the California Legislature and as a reporter for a local newspaper.
Charles is a graduate of the University of California at Davis with degrees in Political Science and English, and he earned a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics.
Charles grew up in Southern California and now lives in Oakland with his wife Eva, his son Alexander and his daughter Lillian.