Jennifer Flaherty is a principal and co-founder of Magellan Strategies. She is considered to be one of the most experienced redistricting and political data consultants in the Republican community, being a veteran of the 2001 and 2011 redistricting cycles. Jennifer’s career began in the fall of 2000 working in the Republican National Committee (RNC) Redistricting Department, mastering redistricting mapping software and learning how to build and manage political data including voter files, precinct election return data, and census data. During her time in the RNC Redistricting Department she worked with Republican legislative caucuses and state parties across the country, supporting their mapping and redistricting needs.
After the 2001 redistricting cycle she moved over to the RNC Strategy Department. In this tour of duty Jennifer built and managed the construction of voter file data, tracked, mapped and maintained changes to voting precinct boundaries, and managed political databases of aggregated data for various levels of geography include Nielsen DMA, cable and Arbitron radio markets. Eventually growing into positions of leadership, Jennifer’s project priorities we directed by the White House, other RNC divisions, and other GOP organizations. One of Jennifer’s most significant accomplishments was during the 2004 Bush-Cheney campaign, managing all updates and changes to the precinct boundary databases in all target states for the campaign. This initiative included mapping precincts and creating “Vote Goals” based on Bush 2000 performance, population, registration, and other available data. This data was used to target precincts, direct registered Republicans to the polls, and much more for the success.
Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Texas. She and David Flaherty were married in February 2003, and are the proud parents of two boys, Jack and Bobby. They reside in Broomfield, Colorado and enjoy hiking, fly fishing and skiing when the grandparents are in town and watching the kids.