Joe Lakin is the Director of Victory PR, a division of Iowa-based Victory Enterprises, a political and corporate advocacy firm. At 29, Lakin has served in numerous roles in state government, candidate campaigns, ballot measures, corporate issue advocacy and public relations.
Lakin started his career in the Missouri legislature as a legislative intern in 2008. He went on to serve as Legislative Director for Speaker of the House Steve Tilley and then-House Majority Leader John Diehl, successfully managing Diehl’s campaign for Speaker of the House.
Lakin’s campaign experience includes work for local, state and federal candidates in multiple states. Additionally, Lakin has advised numerous organizations on successful statewide ballot measures across a variety of industries, including agriculture and law enforcement.
Currently, Lakin works primarily with corporate clients on public relations, issue advocacy, and digital media.
Lakin is a native of Cedar Falls, Iowa and a graduate of Missouri State University.
Initial Appearance on This Week: December 21, 2014