Mike Reilly is a media strategist and widely recognized as one of the best political ad producers in the country. He has produced television, radio and digital advertising for countless organizations, initiatives and candidates at every level – from City Attorney to President of the United States. In 2008, Mike produced local and national radio and television advertising as part of the Obama Media Team.
In 2019, Mike was selected by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as one of the 40 best and brightest political professionals under 40 years old. Mike was chosen from over 250 nominations for the award.
During the 2018 cycle, Mike wrote, directed and produced ads for two of the highest profile Democratic statewide victories: Jacky Rosen for Senate (NV) and Ralph Northam for Governor (VA). Mike helped elect three new Democratic Members of Congress in Republican districts: Anthony Brindisi (NY-22), Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11). Mike also produced ads for the DCCC, HMP and Change Now that helped elect an additional 16 members of Congress.
City and State praised Mike’s “smart, creative work, visionary imagery and expert production ... not only effective but artistic.”
Before media consulting, Mike worked on the 2004 Ohio effort to elect John Kerry President; Sherrod Brown’s successful US Senate campaign in 2006; and in the office of US Congressman Zack Space.
Mike earned his degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University. He is father to Jackson, husband to Amanda, and lives in Edgewater, Maryland.