Garry South Consulting

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"The James Carville of California"

Garry South has more than 40 years’ experience at very high levels in government, politics and business consulting. He has worked for both the federal government and state governments in three different states, including as Special Assistant to a U.S. Cabinet Secretary, Senior Political Advisor to a Governor, Communications Director to another Governor, Chief of Staff to a Lieutenant Governor and Public Information Director of a State Legislature.

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Latest from Garry South
California’s lieutenant governors rarely move up to the top job

San Francisco Chronicle

May 21, 2018

The office of California’s lieutenant governor is often referred to by the unflattering diminutive “lite gov.” But it can get even worse. When I was chief of staff to Lt. Gov. Gray Davis two decades ago, a group of fourth-graders came by our office in the state Capitol, across the hall from the gove... Read More
Wait, Woody Hayes actually endorsed a Democrat?

The Columbus Dispatch

November 14, 2017

Every dime that Jerry Austin collected for the presidential campaign of Sen. Edward “Ted” Kennedy at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago ended up going for bail. Until then, Austin had suffered through a nominee identity crisis, first supporting Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy, then... Read More
Garry South: Strategist by Day, Vestment Designer by Night

Liturgical Arts Journal

November 6, 2017

Featuring new work in the realm of the liturgical arts is one of our stated goals here at LAJ. After all, we are not only interested in the tradition of liturgical art in its historical manifestations but also in its living one's. Traditional liturgical arts are not, after all, consigned to be mere... Read More
Is the top of the California ticket finally out of reach for Republicans?

The Sacramento Bee

July 13, 2017

In the 2018 election for governor of California, surprised voters might well find only two Democrats to choose from in the general election – which would be a historical first in a governor’s race. Why? Because the sorely depleted California Republican Party may not be able to come up with a candida... Read More