Sherry Sylvester is an award winning journalist and communications specialist whose career includes national reporting, political campaigns and public policy research and advocacy.
Most recently she served as Campaign Director for Doug Forrester, the Republican nominee for Governor of New Jersey. Before that, she did a brief stint as the Communications Director for the Republican Party of Texas.
Sherry is the former Chief Political Writer for the Trentonian in Trenton, New Jersey and was the Political Writer at the San Antonio Express News until 2003 when she stepped down to found Texas Media Watch, the first statewide media monitoring project in the nation.
In 2005, her alma mater, the Graduate School of Political Management, now at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., named her “Alumni of the Year, for her professional and civic accomplishments.
Sherry served as the first Neighborhood Crime Prevention program director for the City of Portland, Oregon and has founded two other non-profits – the Mentorship Network for Women on Public Assistance in Bridgewater, New Jersey and the Women in Transition Program, in Portland, Oregon. She directed the Somerset County Coalition on Affordable Housing program in New Jersey and has written extensively on criminal justice and planning policy issues.
Sherry has a Bachelor’s Degree in Language Arts from Oklahoma State University in addition to her Masters in Political Management. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution & the New England Historical Society. She and her husband Stephen live in San Antonio, Texas.