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Political Consulting Firm Scarlet Oak Sprouts New Limbs

Scarlet Oak Strategies, the political consulting and public affairs firm started by Raymond Glendening, a veteran Maryland-based Democratic strategist, is expanding.

The firm announced this week that it is bringing on two new operatives.

David Richey has joined as the managing director for the Western U.S., focusing on the firm’s portfolio of state-based clients with interests in California and the Pacific Northwest while also directing advocacy and public affairs efforts across the U.S.

The firm said that Richey, who is based in Seattle, will work with clients on projects on a range of issues, from energy and natural resources to private equity and infrastructure. He spent the last half dozen years with the national consulting firm 360 Strategies, and was an aide to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R).

Herb Tyson has joined the firm as senior adviser for state government affairs, focusing on legislative and procurement strategy. Based in Washington, D.C., Tyson has done public relations and governmental affairs work for corporations and trade associations and has also worked for the U.S. State Department and U.S. Information Agency.

“With the addition of David and Herb, we have broadened the guidance and support we offer our clients on every level,” Scarlet Oak said in a message to clients. The firm, led by Glendening, now has eight full- or part-time strategists and consultants associated with it.

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