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Mr. Austin has worked on behalf of President Jimmy Carter, Senator Gary Hart, Senator Paul Tsongas, Senator Carol Moseley Braun, Senator Paul Wellstone, Senator Sherrod Brown, Senator John Glenn, Governor Richard Celeste, Governor Jim Guy Tucker, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Mayor Jane Campbell, Obama for President and numerous members of Congress.

Mr. Austin was a member of the international delegation who witnessed the Marcos/Aquino election in the Philippines, the Pinochet Plebiscite in Chile and was an advisor to the SDLP in Northern Ireland when they beat Gerry Adams for the MP seat in Belfast. In 2006, he helped the MSZP retain enough seats in Parliament to remain in power in Hungary.

In 1988, Mr. Austin was Jesse Jackson’s National Campaign Manager and in 1992 he served as a Senior Political Advisor to Senator Paul Tsongas' campaign for President. Mr. Austin's governmental clients have included The Greater Cleveland Growth Association, Cuyahoga County Regional Transit Authority, and the President of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, The Cleveland School Board, The Columbus School Board, the State of Arkansas Highway Department and the State of Virginia Department of Health.

Mr. Austin, a native of the Bronx, New York, earned his BA from The City College of New York, a Masters in Public Administration from New York University and an MA in Education from the University of Akron. Mr. Austin has been an Adjunct Professor at The University of Akron Bliss Institute of Politics, a Fellow at The University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics, guest lecturer The University of Iceland and a guest lecturer at the Zagreb Economics University in Croatia. Mr. Austin is a member of the International Association of Political Consultants and the American Association of Political Consultants. He received the distinguished "Pollie Award" from the AAPC for his work for the Jackson for President Campaign.

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