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
Will 2022 L.A. Mayor’s Race Mirror the One in 1993?

Los Angeles Sentinal

June 23, 2022

In the 1993 race for mayor of Los Angeles, I served as campaign communications director for then-City Councilman Michael Woo, running against a rich, White Republican businessman, Richard Riordan. The coming fall face-off between Rep. Karen Bass and billionaire shopping-center magnate Rick Caruso i... Read More
DAs are public prosecutors, not public defenders

Cal Matters

June 10, 2022

A Democrat like me needs to say something many Democrats won’t like to hear: The role of district attorneys in our criminal-justice system is to prosecute people who commit crimes. Tuesday’s overwhelming vote to recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin in deep-blue San Francisco should serve as a w... Read More
Can a Republican get elected state controller this year?

Capitol Weekly

May 23, 2022

California’s long-suffering Republicans, now down to less than 24 percent of registered voters, haven’t prevailed in a statewide election since 2006. But like those kids in the well-known Christmas tale, every election cycle they have visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads. This year, the... Read More