Tom Shepard San Diego Political Consultant Tom Shepard San Diego Political Consultant
Tom Shepard San Diego Political Consultant
Tom Shepard San Diego Political Consultant


About Us

Tom Shepard & Associates, Inc. has earned a national reputation for providing full-service assistance to local candidate and ballot measure campaigns.


Thomas C. Shepard
President and CEO

Over the past three decades, Shepard has earned a national reputation for providing assistance to public affairs clients and political campaigns. Shepard’s current and past clients include former Mayor Jerry Sanders, a majority of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, along with Sheriff Bill Gore, mayors, council members and other elected officials from throughout Southern California. Among his many successful ballot measures are campaigns for San Diego’s downtown Ballpark District, development and expansion of the city’s bay front Convention Center, approval of Carlsbad’s Legoland amusement park, establishment of a strong mayor system for the City of San Diego, and defeat of no-growth initiatives throughout California.

Honored as Alumnus of the Year by his alma mater, the University of California at San Diego, Shepard formerly served as mayor of the City of Del Mar, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Political Consultants and and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts. He was recognized as a national “Mover & Shaker” by Campaigns & Elections magazine, and is a contributor to various political publications.


Candace Shepard
Chief Financial Officer

Shepard serves as CFO for Tom Shepard & Associates, Inc. and Public Policy Strategies, Inc. and manages both companies’ business operations. She has a background in computer services and finance, with over 25 years of computer engineering and project management experience.

Shepard worked in the aerospace industry (Lockheed Space Operations and Martin Marietta Corporation) during the Space Shuttle years at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Shepard also worked in the public utilities industry as a sub contractor for Pacific Gas and Electric – San Luis Obispo, in computer services for large-scale software development projects. After transferring to the San Francisco office, she was responsible for developing computer-related courses, training PG&E employees and coordinating support services.


Aimee Remanick

Remanick is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities for a variety of public and private sector clients. Remanick facilitates communications programs, which include government, community and media relations, strategic planning, and implementation of special events. Remanick has supervised numerous winning campaigns, including San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, San Diego County Supervisors Greg Cox, Bill Horn, Dianne Jacob, Ron Roberts and Pam Slater, Riverside County Supervisors Marion Ashley and Bob Buster, and Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge, as well as Former San Diego Mayor Susan Golding, Former San Diego City Councilmembers Scott Peters and Brian Maienschein, and Former Riverside County Sheriffs Bob Doyle and Larry Smith.

Prior to joining TS&A, Remanick was a senior campaign coordinator with Campaign Strategies, a division of Stoorza Communications and was a campaign consultant with The Primacy Group, where she managed numerous campaigns as well as assisting in local fundraising for Senator Dianne Feinstein. Remanick is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants and holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism from San Diego State University.




Pollie Award
Tom Shepard & Associates is an eighteen-time recipient of the American Association of Political Consultants coveted Pollie Award. Our television, radio and direct mail advertising is consistently recognized as among the nation’s best during each election cycle.