Campaigns and politics are part of the DNA of the Stone family. Marty brings to his clients more than 34 years of political experience in both the legislative and electoral fields.
A former U.S. Congressional candidate himself (Marty came in second), he brings insights and deep experience to his clients’ efforts. Marty did 5 election cycles at the Democratic Congressional Committee (his mother called it “the employer of last resort”!) He also served as the finance director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Marty’s first “real” job was as a media consultant with Laguens, Hamburger, Stone.
His legislative background spans both progressive and corporate causes. He has served as vice president for government relations for AGRISystems and as a lobbyist for Environmental Action and the Americans for Democratic Action. At Americans for Democratic Action he worked on Foreign and Defense policy issues before Congress.
On a pro-bono basis, Marty has worked with the National Democratic Institute in Bosnia, Croatia, and Azerbaijan.
A graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, he is the proud father of Stella Quincy Stone, a fourth grader. If campaigning gets into her blood, it won’t be a surprise. Marty’s grandmother, Lillian, was a suffragette who practiced civil disobedience and his mother ran school bond campaigns.
Drawing on his roots and a wide range of political and strategic experience, Marty, along with his brother Paul, launched Stones’ Phones in 2000 to provide affordable, cutting-edge phone solutions for campaigns. Ever since, Marty hasn’t looked back – or down, especially when ascending the rock-climbing wall that is the centerpiece of his office.