A founding Partner of Red Horse Strategies, Nathan Smith has served as lead strategist and spokesperson for a number of New York’s progressive leaders, winning high-profile races that have significantly changed New York’s political landscape. Nathan helped design and engineer the statewide program that won a Democratic majority in the State Senate 2008. More recently, he has worked with key labor unions and activist organizations such as UFT, HTC, SEIU 32BJ, SEIU 1199, and CWA to take on hard fights and deliver resounding wins for working families.
Nathan has extensive experience in winning historic races throughout New York City and State, overseeing Congress Member Grace Meng’s campaign to be the first Asian American member of Congress from the East Coast; Melinda Katz’ upset win for Queens Borough President; Francisco Moya’s election as the first Ecuadorian American elected official in the nation, as well as spearheading field and paid media operations for Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson, Brooklyn’s first African American District Attorney. Nathan managed campaigns for dozens of State Senators, New York City Council Members, and advocacy organizations.
Nathan got his start in politics running labor and public advocacy campaigns for organizations including ACORN and the New York Workfare Workers Organizing Committee.