John Daniel serves as Senior Advisor at the Center for Civic Policy, specializing in research, civic engagement targeting and message development. John grew up in New Mexico, calling it home since 1958 when his family moved here from the midwest. Before coming to CCP in 2007, John was director of the NM Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee from 2004 through 2006, succeeding (now Senator) Martin Heinrich in that post. Throughout the 1990s, he worked as a speechwriter and policy advisor for the Commissioner of Public Lands, the Secretary of State, and the Mayor of Albuquerque. He was Political Director for the NM Progressive Political Action Committee from 1985 to 1990. His first campaign experience was in 1972 when, as a student at New Mexico State University, he worked as a volunteer on the McGovern for President campaign in Doña Ana County.