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North Carolina Political Consultant was honored with a national award as the AAPC recognized Brice Barnes as one of the 40 top political consultants under 40 years old

Barnes Law Firm’s client Greenprint Strategies, announced that its founder Brice Barnes has been honored by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as one of the 40 best and brightest campaign professionals under 40 years old currently working in the United States.

“This is a major honor,” noted AAPC President Art Hackney. “Competition for the inaugural 40 under 40 list was intense. Our bipartisan team of judges reviewed the resumes of many very accomplished pollsters, advertising executives, researchers, campaign managers, and digital strategists from across the political spectrum.”

Brice Barnes has been a major player in North Carolina politics for the past 8 election cycles. She was Governor Perdue’s Finance Director, and then became U.S. Congressman McIntyres Finance director, before finally Serving as Senator Kay Hagan’s chief fundraiser. She left that position in early 2012 to open her own consulting firm where she has since worked with candidates on strategy and fundraising throughout the state.

The AAPC announced the winners of the first ever “40 under 40” awards at the 2015 Annual Pollie Awards & Conference on March 18 in New Orleans, LA. The Pollie Awards (Pollies) are bipartisan honors awarded annually by the AAPC to members of the political advertising and communications industry who have demonstrated superior work on behalf of their candidates and causes. Esquire magazine has dubbed the Pollies as “…the Oscars of political advertising.”

About AAPC
Founded in 1969, the AAPC is a multi-partisan organization of political and public affairs professionals dedicated to improving democracy. The AAPC has over 1,250 members hailing from all corners of the globe.  It is the largest association of political and public affairs professionals in the world. For more information, see www.theaapc.org.

About Brice Barnes

Brice Barnes is regarded as one of the south’s premier political strategy and finance professionals. She is known throughout the country for her work with democratic candidates and causes.  Brice has served as a senior advisor and operated the fundraising organization for politicians including the first female governor in North Carolina; North Carolina’s first woman democrat elected to the US Senate; multiple sitting members of the US House of Representatives; and leaders at all levels of North Carolina and local politics. While known for her propensity to win highly contested primaries, her passion is helping elect and cultivate woman leaders. Brice founded and currently operates the largest Woman-Run Political Consulting Group in North Carolina.


The Barnes Law Firm, PLLC, is a North Carolina-based boutique law firm focused on serving startup, franchise, and established businesses throughout the Triangle region and the state at large. The firm was founded in 2011 by Houston Barnes, an attorney and business strategy consultant with a diverse legal and business background, including consulting for large organizations and serving as counsel for a number of startup entrepreneurial and emerging growth businesses. The Barnes Law Firm serves businesses in various sectors including technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, retail and small business, and franchises. Its practice areas include corporate formation and startups, general business and corporate law, real estate, licensing and corporate partnering, corporate counseling, government relations and more. Additionally, The Barnes Law Firm works with clients as business partners, helping companies succeed in all areas of business development ranging from inception to growth and expansion. For more information about The Barnes Law Firm, visit http://www.barneslawnc.com.

By: Houston Barnes