Orrin Evans

Orrin Evans is a partner at Left Hook.

Orrin brings over a decade of experience in political advertising, campaign management, and strategic communications to our political and private sector clients. His California experience includes campaigns for U.S. Senate, Governor, and numerous statewide races and ballot propositions.

Orrin has led campaign and media strategy for some of the most competitive congressional races across the country. This includes former Congressman Gil Cisneros, who flipped a historically Republican district from Red to Blue in the most expensive house race of the 2018 cycle with over $36million spent. In 2022, Orrin worked with Frontline Congressman Frank Mrvan to protect Indiana’s “Toss Up” 1st Congressional District in the costly Chicago media market.

His down ballot successes include helping Democrats in San Diego County gain their first majority on the Board of Supervisors in a generation, flipping the top-targeted California State Senate districts in 2018 and 2020 from red to blue, and leading media strategy for Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón which the Los Angeles Times described as “the most important item before voters in 2020” after the presidential contest.

In 2014, Orrin was campaign manager for Alex Padilla for California Secretary of State, which resulted in Padilla becoming the second Latino official ever elected to statewide office in California’s history.

A Los Angeles native, Orrin drove from Hollywood California to Des Moines Iowa in 2006 to work for then-Senator Barack Obama in the Iowa caucus. Described as a “field whiz” by Politico, Orrin led organizing and Get-Out-The-Vote efforts in Iowa, California, Texas, and Indiana throughout the 2008 Presidential campaign.

Orrin served as Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, overseeing communication strategy on Administration initiatives including First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Rural Tour.

Orrin is a graduate of Columbia University, and lives in Los Angeles with his fiance Ashley and Rottweiler Poppy.