28
JUN
2016

Supreme Court vacates McDonnell convictions but leaves law unchanged

The Supreme Court sent a clear, unanimous signal in McDonnell v. United States by vacating the conviction and remanding back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals with some better defined rules. The decision didn’t surprise me, but the unanimity did.  Justices Sotomayor and...
28
JAN
2015

KDS Makes Inside Business Headlines

Inside Business, the Hampton Roads Business Journal did a profile of Brian Kirwin of Kirwin Development Strategies. The story highlighted his experience and expertise as a political strategist. Brian Kirwin strikes out on his own with campaign consulting startup “For more...
21
MAY
2014

Kirwin Advocates Higher Voter Participation

The Virginian-Pilot recently printed a letter-to-the-editor written by Brian Kirwin, advocating for elections in a time where there would be a higher rate of particpation by the voters. Another vote for moving elections RE ‘CHESAPEAKE should move elections’ (letter,...
15
MAR
2014

Kirwin Defends Chris Christie on MSNBC

Political expert Brian Kirwin gave an interview to MSNBC Friday, analyzing and defending Governor Chris Christie’s handling of hecklers in his recent speech. Republican political and image consultant Brian Kirwin said Christie may have made a mistake in mostly ignoring the...
14
MAR
2014

KDS receives official SWaM certification

Kirwin Development Strategies is proud to announce we are officially SWaM certified! The Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise offers a certification for “Small Women and Minority” owned companies. This designation gives us an even greater competitive...
03
MAR
2014

KDS Launches New Website

Kirwin Development Strategies began its work providing top consulting and expertise to clients in June of 2013.  We are excited to launch our new website, which will be a key tool for current and prospective clients to see the breadth of our services and learn more about our...
03
JAN
2014

Ann Kirwin Appointed to VA State Board

Kirwin Development Strategies is pleased to announce the appointment of one of its principals, Ann Kirwin, to the Commonwealth of Virginia Air Pollution Control Board.  The Board is tasked with primarily considering the adoption, amendment or repeal of regulations, and the...
18
DEC
2013

Kirwin Client Shannon Kane Appointed to VA Beach City Council

As members of the Virginia Beach City Council left to become members of the General Assembly, the sitting City Council needed to appoint members to replace the vacancies.  These appointments are often challenging, as different members of Council can favor different candidates...
06
NOV
2013

2013 Election Season a Sweep for Kirwin Clients

Brian Kirwin, one of Virginia’s top political consultants, sheparded in solid victories in highly contested elections this November.  In a three-for-three sweep, all Kirwin clients went on to win their seats in the General Assembly. Scott Taylor Election | Taylor wins in...