Peter Dougherty

Peter joined Purple after spending the 2020 election cycle with Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. He oversaw Biden’s Pennsylvania organizing program, one of the largest in the country. Peter also managed the Biden campaign’s primary organizing programs in New Hampshire and Florida. After the election, he was part of the health and safety team for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, which helped manage the inauguration’s COVID-19 protocols. In 2018, Peter worked for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and was part of the team that flipped the U.S. House of Representatives. Peter has worked on or helped to oversee campaigns in 17 different states across his career. A native of Washington, D.C., Peter graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a degree in political science. He enjoys canoeing, video games and cooking chicken piccata.

“Campaigns are something you can never do by yourself. They require people to work together across departments and roles to be successful as you try to navigate the different challenges that pop up every day while sticking to an overall plan. Purple’s approach to working with clients follows that same model.”

“When you’re starting out, you must think about the aspects of your job or internship you enjoy the most. Constantly ask yourself questions about your experience. Focus on the pieces most important to you and try to find opportunities that let you explore the aspects you enjoy most.”

“I have spent my career managing hundreds of people across different campaigns and figuring out how to make them achieve the most that they can. My experience allows me to assess a situation and quickly figure out what we can do to make it work even better.”