Kevin P. Hagan is a seasoned Democratic strategist and a key advisor to many statewide elected officials. Mr. Hagan has an extensive background in government leadership, public affairs, and political strategy, and years of success in the private sector. Mr. Hagan has also had a long and successful career as a Democratic strategist going back to his leadership of the party as Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee. This is where he led the historic Democratic legislative victories in 2003 that ended the trend that saw the sitting Governor’s political party lose seats in mid-term elections.
Prior to joining PPAG–Princeton Public Affairs Group in January 2012, Mr. Hagan was the Chief of Staff to Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3). Mr. Hagan also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor James E. McGreevy where he oversaw the Office of Constituent Relations and the Office of Inter-Governmental Affairs, coordinating open communication with the state’s counties and municipalities.
Additionally, Mr. Hagan has served as political director for Governor McGreevy’s 2001 campaign and led Democratic U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg to a comeback victory in 2002. Since 2014, Mr. Hagan has consistently ranked #50 or higher by Politickernj.com in their Power List of the 100 Most Influential Personalities in New Jersey Politics.
His success has not been limited to just political endeavors. For several years Mr. Hagan was a partner at Cammarano & Hagan Partners, a government affairs firm based in Trenton, N.J. He also served on the New Jersey Real Estate Commission as well as the Amistad Commission, which is aimed at incorporating African-American History into the state’s education curriculum.
A graduate of Drew University, Mr. Hagan has a degree in secondary education and history and a Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers University. A former college basketball player, Kevin continues to play and coach with The South Jersey Basketball Academy.