Eric Sapp is a founding partner of the Eleison Group, the primary political consulting firm working with Democrats and the progressive faith community on outreach and communication to faith, veteran, and values voters. Eleison was a lead consultant on the DCCC’s ’08 “Red to Blue” program, and has worked with numerous national and state Democratic campaigns. Prior to founding Eleison, Eric was Senior Partner at Common Good Strategies (CGS), which rose to national prominence following the success in ’06 of its new approach to faith outreach and messaging for the DSCC, US Senators Casey and Brown, Governors Strickland, Granholm, and Sebelius. Eric also serves as Executive Director of the American Values Network, and has worked as a legislative aid for Representative David Price and committee staffer for Senator Edward Kennedy. A North Carolina native who grew up in South Florida, Eric attended Davidson College and Master of Divinity and a Master of Public Policy from Duke University. Eric has served for five years in the parish, and lives in northern VA with his wife and high school sweetheart, Julie.