Terry Nelson is a founding and managing partner at FP1 Strategies. Nelson helps lead FP1’s various practice areas, ensuring that our team and the candidates we work for stay focused on the big-picture things they need to do to win on Election Day. Nelson is a highly sought-after media strategist who has led successful advertising campaigns for governors, Members of Congress and ballot measures. In 2020, he helped spearhead the advertising for Senator Bill Hagerty’s campaign. In 2022, he helped guide Senator Eric Schmitt to victory in Missouri. With more than two decades of experience in high-stakes races, Nelson has earned the reputation of being one of the most influential and respected voices in the Republican Party. He has expertise in media strategy, campaign management, field operations and advertising.

Career Highlights: 

  • Named one of the 50 most prominent political consultants by Roll Call
  • National political director on President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign
  • Political director at the National Republican Congressional Committee

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