of the Palm Strategic Group Jonathan Ratliff was recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as a young rising star for his work with GOP. selected Campaigns.

AAPC named Ratliff as its bipartisan 40 under 40 group at a ceremony in Las Vegas this week. Twenty Republicans and 20 Democrats were recognized for their professional work in politics, from advertising to elections to public affairs.

“AAPC is pleased to recognize Jonathan Ratliff as a member of our Class of 40 under 40 years of age in 2021 for her outstanding achievements,” said AAPC President Becki Donatelli. “This award recognizes 40 rising stars of American policy advice each year who have made a real difference in campaigns.”

Ratliff, a partner in the Palm Strategic Group, also became the The Missouri Times 100+ List in 2019. He has been with Palm Strategic Group since he founded it in 2016 with Scott Dieckhaus.

Ratliff is the former Political Director of the Missouri House Republican Campaign Committee.

“This year’s judging process was particularly difficult for our cross-party jury team, as this year’s nomination pool included many qualified and talented young political advisors who, despite incredible obstacles, excelled throughout the 2020 election cycle. We were excited to personally celebrate the achievements of this year’s 40-Under-40 course at Pollies 21 Live, ”said Larry Huynh, Vice President of AAPC.

The AAPC describes itself as the largest association of experts in politics and public relations worldwide.

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is the editor of the Missouri Times. She joined the paper in early 2019 after working as a reporter for Fox News in New York City.

Throughout her career, Kaitlyn has reported on political campaigns in the United States, including the 2016 presidential election, and humanitarian aid efforts in Africa and the Middle East.

She is from Missouri and studied journalism at Winthrop University in South Carolina. She is also an alumna of the National Journalism Center in Washington, DC

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