Jack Straw

Senior Manager of Public Affairs

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility is being superior to your former self.”

~Ernest Hemingway


Jack Straw is a Senior Manager of Public Affairs at Southwest Strategies supporting clients in the land use and energy sectors in San Diego. Straw has a rare combination of experience in both the public and private sectors that includes years of policy development and analysis as well as campaign wins for both candidate and initiative elections. With a deep understanding of local government and political issues, Straw has helped our clients navigate difficult issues to achieve success.

Prior to joining Southwest Strategies, Jack served as the Director of Land Use and Economic Development Policy to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. He ensured that mayoral priorities were implemented within the City’s Planning Department, Development Services Department and Economic Development Department. Straw also oversaw implementation of the City’s internationally recognized Climate Action Plan and was crucial in developing and shepherding major new housing policies to bipartisan wins in the City of San Diego. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from San Diego State University.


  • Government Relations
  • Public Policy Writing and Analysis
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Campaign Management


  • Land Use Planning and Development
  • Energy
  • Political Campaigns
  • Climate Action
  • Transportation
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