At StrongBlue, our goals are to elect more Democrats in Missouri. This includes city and county offices, the Missouri House and Senate, statewide offices and the Governorship.
Meet the Team behind StrongBlue
StrongBlue works every day to support Democrats and Democratic party principles.
Tim O’Sullivan practiced law for thirty years, mostly as a trial lawyer and mediator, and brought 100+ jury cases to a verdict. He got involved in the St. Louis start-up community five years ago and, as a result of that work, reconnected with his high school classmate, Mark Travers.
StrongBlue reflects Tim's and Mark's return to an early passion: Politics. Tim got hooked with the election of an Irish Catholic Democrat as President in 1960 and then began working on campaigns in the late Sixties.
And it turns out, this is not Mark and Tim’s first joint political venture. Mark’s dad, Jack Travers, was an elected official of the City of St. Louis from 1965 through 1977. Tim’s aunt, Helen Muckle, was his secretary. Both Tim and Mark stuffed envelopes for those elections. They worked for pennies -- and thought they were highly paid.
Mark Travers started in politics at age 12, working in his father's elections. When he was 19, Mark's dad took him to a reception where he met and shook hands with Hubert Humphrey. Mark says he hasn't washed his hand since (he says that only half-jokingly.)
Mark was a lobbyist in Missouri for a state trade association, then a public affairs officer in Houston for a national trade association, and then ran a successful advertising and public relations agency in St. Louis for 25 years. He's an expert in media, messaging, advertising and public relations.
Mark and Tim believe Democrats have better ideas and better policies than Republicans. We're also more inclusive. Our goal is to elect more Democrats in every city, county and state so that all may prosper, not just the few. When a Democrat wins, everybody wins.
StrongBlue services include:
- Campaign Management
- Legislative Issues Research & Management
- Social Media Monitoring & Management
- Opposition Research
- Polling & Market Research
- Candidate Training
- Branding, Messaging & Advertising Management
- Media Buying
- Website Development
- Field Team Outreach: Development, Training & Management
If you're a Democrat in office or are interested in running for office, please contact us to discuss your campaign.