When she hired Chuck Warren as her Finance Co-Chair, Utah Republican Congressional candidate Mia Love put someone on her team who has shown himself to be prolific fundraiser, but there is a lot more to it. The managing director for Silver Bullet, LLC, which is a highly regarded political consultancy that deals with issues such as public affairs, crisis communication and initiative qualifications, Chuck Warren has worked hard over the past two decades on behalf of large multinational corporations, high-profile law firms, municipalities, developers and many other types of organizations to guide them with his expertise.
Though he has worked in nearly every state in the United States, for Chuck Warren, Utah is something very special. He has served as the National Republican Congressional Committee Finance Chair for Utah and Arizona and he has been a key player in Republican campaigns at nearly every level. His influence in Republican politics led him to be selected as one of “Campaigns and Elections” magazine’s Influencers 500 in 2013.
Besides the political activity, it is obvious that, Chuck Warren puts Utah first. He serves in various capacities with several nonprofits, including Special Olympics Utah, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Valley, Operation Kids and others. Chuck also was once a radio host for “Inside America.” He is also a prolific businessman in Utah. In addition to being an equity owner in September Inc., and managing director for both Campaign Butler, LLC and Monolith Registries, LLC, he is also a partner in Running with the Bulls, LLC and he owns a Slices Pizza franchise.
Early in the 2016 political race, one candidate experienced quite the faux pas. As interested -- and not-so-interested -- voters meandered the vast pages of the world wide web, searching for details on Jeb Bush, one click of JebBush.com brought users to the exact website they didn’t intend to visit … a Donald Trump support page. Rather than Jeb Bush’s campaign properly jumping on the .com early in the campaign, a “squater” discovered opportunity and attracted not only significant media attention, but millions of unique visitors to his piece of the internet.
Noticing this trend, and this disturbing political problem, Silver Bullet LLC Managing Director and experienced political crises responder Chuck Warren devised a simple solution to a potential issue in the current campaign climate as well as ones to come. Warren developed the crisis communications solution dotVote. This online political registry aids in the protection of domain names for individuals utilizing .vote or .voto. Those purchasing the domain addresses must sign an agreement that verifies he or she is the candidate or represents the candidate. Only launching in March 2016, more than 4,000 potential candidate domains have already been registered through the site, gaining this invaluable protection from Warren and his team.
In a recent article, Warren noted that political cybersquatting raises significant issues, such as donor funding dilemmas and branding issues. dotVote, however, can help alleviate these concerns and others for those who dare to enter the campaign environment.