David Polyansky is a strategist and communications counselor with professional experience in the political, public affairs, sports, entertainment and legal sectors. Over the course of his career, he has been known for taking on tough challenges and helping many of his clients defy great odds.
David is currently the President of Clout Public Affairs and JustWin Sports and Entertainment where he helps high-profile clients improve their overall brand position, rapidly and effectively respond to timely communications challenges, and strategically navigate the always-evolving political landscape.
Prior to joining Clout and JustWin, David served as Chief of Staff to Senator Ted Cruz where he helped guide an office representing over 28 million Texans through numerous pivotal moments, including influencing several major components of the historic “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” of 2017, helping guide the rescue and recovery efforts of Hurricane Harvey across the entirety of the Texas Gulf Coast, and passage of several Cruz-sponsored bills through the first year of the Trump presidency.
David has served in a senior capacity to four Republican presidential campaigns, including as a senior adviser to Scott Walker’s 2016 presidential campaign, and later joining Senator Cruz’s presidential campaign as a senior adviser for politics and communications.
In 2015 David was awarded “Strategist of the Year” honors by the American Association of Political Consultants (“AAPC”) for his work as senior strategist to Joni Ernst’s historic victory where she became the 51st Republican senator in the new Republican majority and the first woman to represent the state of Iowa in Congress. The same election cycle he helped Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin earn her own historic re-election.
A six-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps in 2004 David took a sabbatical from his legal career to join Texas’ 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines for duty in Al Anbar, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
David is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center and was previously a practicing commercial litigator in Texas. Today, he resides in Houston, Texas with his wife, Kirsten, and two young children.