Panel on Get out the Vote, Opposition Research, Fundraising and other Campaign Related Issues

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Tue, 12/13/2016

Telley Madina, Laura Veazey, Brian Trascher & Adrian Bruneau

Telley Madina

A veteran of over 46 political campaigns, Telley was born and raised in New Orleans and  is a graduate of Eleanor McMain Secondary School.  He received a Bachelors of Science in Social Sciences from Loyola University New Orleans and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of New Orleans. He is proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.


Most recently, Telley was a 'canvas captain' for Organizing for America, which is a community organizing project for the DNC, during the 2012 presidential election and was in charge of 'getting the vote out' in a number of very important precints in Northern Virginia.   Other political campaigns he has worked on in varying capacities include, Congressman Cedric Richmond, Helena Moreno, Walt Leger, Tracey Flemings-Davillier, JP Morrell, Senator Mary Landrieu and host of other democratic candidates.


Telley currently works as a Coastal Communities Program Officer for OxFam America concerned with coastal restoration and workforce development projects on the Gulf Coast.  He lives with his wife and two children in New Orleans.


Brian Trascher


A New Orleans businessman who has helped bridge the divide that often exists between business and politics.  As a senior partner at Gulf South Strategies, a local governmental relations and business development firm, Brian has worked to give both access and a voice in local and state government to a diverse roster of clients, including Uber.


In January of 2016, Brian was appointed as a state Co-Chair to the Donald J. Trump for Louisiana Campaign.


Brian is also the Principal at CCS Business Services, a smaill business consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs get their projects off the ground.  


A board member of the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, parishioner and lector at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, Trascher aslo serves on the board of the Louisiana Living History Foundation. A 1997 graduate of LSU, Brian is also a 2007 Fellow of the Loyola Institute of Politics.


Adrian Bruneau


  • New Orleans native
  • Handed out first political leaflet at 4 for father who was running for State Representative (District 94)
  • Independent Campaign Consultant
  • Lobbyist - Founding partner of Gulf South Strategies
    • Clients include Odyssey House, Oracle, Uber & Cleco
  • Gunnery Sgt in USMC - veteran of Desert Storm

  • UNO (BA-American Government) & University of Florida (MS -Political Science) Graduate