PRIME Media Partners Team
A widely-respected national campaign strategist, Tim Garon has amassed an impressive record of winning tough races across the country. His breadth of experience is unmatched, having counseled candidates and elected officials in all 50 states. In addition, Tim has led successful advertising campaigns for several center-right super PACs and GOP outside groups.
Over the last seven years Garon has served as a media consultant to candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Attorneys General and national Republican organizations. His ads have helped secure Republican majorities at the state legislative level in seven states. In 2014 Tim was part of the team that captured the U.S. Senate majority, overseeing several competitive states for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), and again serving as a consultant to the NRSC in 2016 when Republicans held the majority. He handled media strategy for Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s upset victory in Nevada and helped elect Mark Brnovich as Attorney General of Arizona in 2014.
Prior to entering the media-consulting arena, Tim played a crucial role in House Republicans' historic takeover in 2010, serving as a Regional Political Director at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). At the NRCC, Tim recruited candidates and assisted their campaigns with fundraising, ground operations, research, polling, media strategy and messaging, drawing wide praise for his efforts. Politico noted that "Garon oversaw 19 GOP pickups across 11 states for the NRCC last year, bringing the endangered Southern Democrat to the point of extinction."
During a previous cycle at the NRCC, Tim was responsible for 19 states and helped elect eight new members of Congress. He directed committee operations in California’s 50th Congressional District during a hotly-contested special election that still ranks as one of the most expensive congressional races in history.
Tim spent the 2008 cycle at the Republican State Leadership Committee, helping to grow GOP majorities in state legislative chambers and elect Attorneys General, Lieutenant Governors and Secretaries of State. Overseeing RSLC political operations in half the country, he managed a multi-million dollar budget and developed campaign strategy for hundreds of state-level candidates.
In 2005 Tim served as Political Director for the Republican Party of Virginia. He had previously managed top-tier races for Congress, state legislature, and advised pro-democracy campaigns overseas.
A native of Virginia and frequent guest speaker at political trainings and panels, Tim graduated from Vanderbilt University and lives in Arlington, Virginia, with his wife (Erika), daughter (Tate), and son (Bennett).
Regarded as one of the GOP’s most talented media strategists, Andy Seré has served as a top media consultant to members of Congress, national party committees and super PACs, and a presidential campaign.
Over the past three election cycles, Seré created hundreds of spots that contributed to some of the GOP's biggest victories, including eight wins in U.S. Senate races and two dozen in the House. National political analysts have called his ads "persuasive, attention-getting and brutally effective."
Seré spearheaded the widely-heralded advertising efforts of Ted Cruz's presidential campaign, directing paid media strategy, creative and placement in 28 states. Cruz's ads were deemed "the most effective TV ads in the Republican presidential race" by Politico and praised by The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza as "the best of any candidate or super PAC."
Later in the 2016 cycle he handled media strategy in several races for the NRSC and NRCC – including come-from-behind upset victories in three open seats – and played an integral role in Governor Bruce Rauner’s unprecedented and successful efforts to break Democrats’ super-majority in the Illinois legislature.
In 2014 Seré served as general and media consultant for the campaign of now-Rep. Evan Jenkins (R-WV), who defeated 38-year incumbent Nick Rahall by 11 points to become the first Republican since 1930 to win the seat. He also helped Bob Dold beat a Democratic incumbent to capture what became the most Democratic congressional district in the country held by a Republican.
Seré began making ads at DMM Media in 2012 and quickly earned a reputation as a skilled writer and producer. Roll Call named Seré among "The Winning Consultants of 2012," and he was honored as a Mover and Shaker by Campaigns and Elections magazine.
He previously served as the Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman David McKinley (R-WV) and a communications strategist at the NRCC, where BuzzFeed said he "distinguished himself as a bulldog." Working hand-in-hand with then-colleague, now-partner Tim Garon, Seré drew notice from Politico for having "played a key role in the 2010 House GOP takeover."
Before moving to Washington, D.C., in 2009, Seré spent years in states across the country managing competitive campaigns for state and federal offices. After a decade away, he returned to his hometown of Houston, Texas, following the 2014 elections, where he lives with his wife and daughter.