Walter Swett has worked as a political professional since 1998, and has been involved with successful campaign initiatives on behalf of Governor Eliot Spitzer, Governor David Paterson, Congressman Joe Crowley, Congresswoman Kathy Hochul, Congresswoman Janice Hahn, and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Prior to co-founding Dynamic SRG, he served as Executive Director of the Rangel campaign.
Walter led Congressman Rangel’s efforts to flip the House to Democratic control in 2006 and subsequently expand the majority. Walter pioneered the use of joint fundraising committees to raise millions of dollars to assist other Democratic Candidates and enabled Congressman Rangel to be consistently among the top fundraisers in the House of Representatives. Walter provided strategic consulting to a number of candidates, worked closely with the Democratic Campaign Committee to allocate funds to targeted races, managed Congressman Rangel’s political schedule, and coordinated all political fundraising initiatives. Walter coordinated all of the Congressman’s activities on behalf of charitable initiatives, with the only exception being the Rangel Center at City College.
Walter has been recognized by City Hall News as one of the 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in New York Politics. He served two terms as the President of the Bard College Alumni/ae Association and serves on the Steering Committee of Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century. He completed the Coro Leadership New York XIII program, an intensive year-long civic leadership program for mid-career professionals and has led political entrepreneurship training seminars for the New Leaders Council. He co-founded the Junior’s Forum, a bi-monthly breakfast discussion group focusing on policies and politics affecting New York City. He also serves on the Celebrate Brooklyn! Friends Committee.