Chris Godbey is the Deputy Political Director – Republican House Caucus (VA) and Managing Partner – ICS, LLC
Clemson graduate with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics and a minor in Pre-law, with a German language proficiency.
Chris got started in politics working with county and city council races while still in college at Clemson University, after a 6 successful races he began working on Congressional races with SC-3 and SC-4 in 2010. Following the primary in these two races, Chris transitioned onto Alan Wilson’s campaign for Attorney General (SC).
Field Team Leader with the Media Research Center working in South Carolina, Florida, and Nevada primaries in the 2012 Presidential campaign. While in this role Chris helped target events that were going on within the primary states in order to get the greatest coverage of the MRC field campaign, “Don’t Believe the Liberal Media.”
In February of 2012 Chris transition to working with the Santorum for President Campaign as the Mississippi State Director. In 24 days Chris helped implement a targeted precinct strategy that opened 3 state offices for volunteer organization and swung the state from 8 points down in the polls to a victory.
Following the Santorum campaign, Chris returned to his role as Managing Partner of Innovative Campaign Strategies, a strategic planning and consulting group concentrated on grassroots development, voter outreach, image and market development, and a certified vendor of VoIP phones. ICS works with races that are interested in technical advantages in campaigning, especially regarding VoIP phone technology, Social Media Optimization, and integrated canvassing tools.
In addition to his work with ICS, Chris is currently employed with the Virginia House Republican Caucus as the Deputy Political Director, to provide campaign, communications and policy coordination support to the 68 members of the Caucus. Having managed 2 races directly and consulted on multiple in 2010 and 2011, Chris has developed a unique knack for building local relationships quickly for the benefit of the campaign in different geographic areas of the Commonwealth.