Kevin Ober is a founder and principal of Limestone Strategies, a political and communications consulting firm in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has spent nearly all of the last 23 years of his career in political and public policy positions in Indiana and the Republican Party, with the last seven focused on helping numerous Republican candidates with their campaign strategy and management.
In 2012 Kevin served as general consultant and campaign manager for the successful campaign of Congresswoman Susan Brooks, IN-5. Cong. Brooks emerged from a seven-person primary to become the first Republican woman elected to Congress from Indiana since the 1950s. He has served as her general consultant for re-election in both 2014 and 2016.
In 2011 and 2015, Kevin served as a general consultant to the successful campaigns of Mayor Lloyd Winnecke in Evansville. In 2011, Mayor Winnecke was only the 3rd Republican elected mayor of Evansville since 1956. In 2011, Kevin served as the general consultant to Mayor Duke Bennett, who was the first incumbent to win re-election since 1991 and the first Republican to win a second term since 1926.
Prior to founding Limestone Strategies with Cam Savage, Kevin served as Executive Director of The Indiana Republican Party under then-Chairman Murray Clark from 2007 to 2010, where he managed the day-to-day operations of the state party, including political and communications strategy, fundraising and campaign finance, party administration, and candidate services. During his tenure, the state party played a pivotal role in the historic re-election of Mitch Daniels in 2008 and the huge gains among Republicans in the General Assembly and Indiana Congressional delegation in 2010.
Prior to his tenure as Executive Director, Kevin held two positions in the administration of Governor Mitch Daniels from 2005 to 2007, serving as a deputy commissioner in the Indiana Department of Administration and as policy director for transportation, administration and technology in the Office of the Governor. In 2003 and 2004, Kevin served as Field Director and Political Director at The Indiana Republican Party under then-Chairman Jim Kittle.
Kevin received his Bachelor of Science in political science in 1994 and Master of Science in information and communication sciences in 2000, both from Ball State University.
Since 1999, Cam Savage has served as a campaign and policy adviser to some of the Republican Party’s boldest leaders.
In 2016, Cam served as general consultant and chief strategist for U.S. Senator Todd Young’s (R-IN) come-from-behind landslide victory over former Indiana Senator and Governor Evan Bayh. Political pundits were dismissive of Young’s chances after Bayh entered the race in July with a $10 million war chest, universal name recognition and a twenty-six point polling advantage. But the Young campaign’s relentless and systematic assault on Bayh’s record and policies proved decisive in what one national observer called “the destruction of a brand.”
Also in 2016, Cam was general consultant for one of the nation’s most expensive and hotly contested House races, U.S. Rep. John Faso’s (R-NY) decisive victory in an upstate New York district carried twice by President Obama. From 2014 through 2016, Cam served as a political advisor to former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt until Pruitt’s appointment as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Prior to co-founding Limestone Strategies, Cam was the Communications Director and oversaw the political operations for Governor Mitch Daniels’ 2008 re-election campaign that received more votes than any campaign in Indiana history.
After the Daniels campaign, Savage served as Director of Communications at the Indiana Department of Education, working with Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett to implement an aggressive agenda of education reform.
Cam also has extensive experience in federal government and campaigns. He served as Regional Political Director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2012. In the previous cycle, Cam managed the successful U.S. Senate campaign of Dan Coats and the successful Congressional primary campaign for Representative Todd Rokita (IN-04).
As Chief of Staff to Congressman Mike Sodrel during the 109th Congress, Cam was responsible for all of Sodrel’s congressional work in Washington, D.C. and Indiana.
In his capacity at Limestone, Cam has served as the General Consultant on numerous winning campaigns, including Congressman John Ratcliffe’s (TX-04) 2014 upset of a 34-year incumbent, as well as multiple state legislative and mayoral candidates.
Cam received a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Franklin College of Indiana.