Sherry Sylvester

Distinguished Senior Fellow Sherry Sylvester Available for Election Night Analysis

Sherry Sylvester, a Texas Public Policy Foundation Distinguished Senior Fellow, will be available on Election Night to analyze the results of the 2022 Texas Primary Elections and their impact on policy and politics in the Lone Star State going forward.

Sylvester has worked at the nexus of politics and public policy for decades.  She has directed multi-million dollar statewide campaigns in New York and New Jersey, as well as Texas, and has been involved in dozens of Texas legislative campaigns. Campaigns and Elections Magazine has called her a “respected veteran” of hard-fought elections and in 2005, her alma mater, the Graduate School of Political Management, now at George Washington University in Washington D.C., named her “Alumni of the Year,” for her accomplishments in the field of professional politics.

Sylvester has has experience on both sides of the aisle. Early in her career Sherry served as Communications Director for U.S. Senate candidate Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman ever nominated for Vice President on a major party ticket. She also worked for David Dinkins, the first African-American to be elected Mayor of New York City. In Texas, she was a member of the original campaign and transition teams of Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, and she managed his 2018 re-election campaign. She served for seven years as Senior Advisor to the Lt. Governor.

Sherry is also an award-winning journalist who has appeared on numerous national television and radio shows and has published hundreds of pieces of political commentary. In Texas, she covered politics for the San Antonio Express-News.