Greg Cox hired Tom Shepard to keep him company during the countdown to his reelection bid.
County supervisor Greg Cox, preparing for his 2016 reelection bid, has hired a familiar name to help out. Tom Shepard, one-time political wonder boy for former Republican supervisors Roger Hedgecock and Susan Golding, and later Democratic mayor Bob Filner, got $2000 from Cox’s campaign committee during the final half of last year, according to a recent disclosure filing.
Cox’s fund reported having $251,234 cash in the bank as of December 31. Following Filner’s tumble from power in a celebrated 2013 sexual harassment scandal and the departure of Rachel Laing, Phil Rath, and Kimberly Hale Miller from his Public Policy Strategies influence-peddling boutique, Shepard has regrouped.
Among other candidate services, according to the website for Tom Shepard and Associates, the consultant “provides professional advice and training to make sure your 15-second sound-bite always has maximum impact.”