Campaigns & Elections magazine today named its 2011 Rising Stars, including Oklahoma City Republican consultant Trebor Worthen.
One of the most prestigious honors in politics, the award goes to a select group of operatives age 35 and under who have an established track record of achievement in political consulting or advocacy and the promise to achieve greatness.
From many worthy nominations, the magazine has selected 15 Republicans, 15 Democrats, and 10 nonpartisan or international operatives.
“The caliber of this year’s nominees was incredibly high, and choosing the winners was a real challenge,” said Shane Greer, publisher ofCampaigns & Elections. “To make this list is an honor, but to be the custodians of the list is an honor that all of us at C&E recognize and feel humbled by.”
Rising Stars were first recognized in 1988 and have gone on to serve in the highest levels of government and political consulting. Past honorees include David Axelrod, Donna Brazile, James Carville, Alex Castellanos, Rahm Emanuel, Ben Ginsberg, Ed Goeas, Mike Murphy, Bill McInturff, and George Stephanopoulos.
Said Worthen: “I’m very honored for my work to be recognized byCampaigns & Elections Magazine. It is humbling to be named as a Rising Star along with only fourteen other Republicans in America. I will continue working hard to elect conservative Republicans across the country, and I’m very thankful for this recognition of my efforts.”
The 2011 Rising Stars will be honored on June 17.
Of Worthen, the magazine wrote, “Trebor Worthen, 31, is the managing partner of Majority Designs, a direct mail consulting firm that he started while serving as an Oklahoma state representative. He has since retired from elected office to work as a consultant full time.”