Danny McCarthy

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Danny McCarthy earned his B.A. in Political Science from Metropolitan State University of Denver, with a focus on international relations and development. After working with a small nonprofit providing aid to refugees returning to South Sudan, Danny made the transition to state politics, joining the staff for the Colorado Senate Democrats in late 2012. In his two legislative sessions on staff, Danny served the Senate Majority Leadership, providing communications and logistical support for the Democratic Caucus. For the 2014 session, Danny’s role was expanded to provide community outreach for the caucus’ leadership members, where he planned in-district events and public relations strategies for certain legislative priorities. Since joining Mendez Consulting in late 2014, Danny has focused on criminal justice reform, civil rights, and consumer protections; areas of policy that align with his drive to fight for the underrepresented.

Career Highlights
2014 Mendez Consulting

  • Assists in lobby efforts and client services
  • Administrative duties

Colorado Senate Democrats
Executive Assistant & Deputy Outreach Director

  • Facilitated communication, logistics, and strategy for majority caucus senators
  • Planned outreach campaigns for majority leadership senators
  • Coordinated legislative aides and interns

Ngaathaje Development Organization (NDO)
Program Director

  • Planned fundraising and program agenda for December 2011 trip to Malakal, South Sudan
  • Completed school supply delivery to 600+ students and teachers