Soren Dayton works at Prism Public Affairs, a leading public affairs firm in Washington, DC. Soren works with companies in high-stakes engagements with government or political opponents, often in cases where new media tactics are critical components of either the attack or defense. Soren came to Prism from New Media Strategies, an innovative social media firm in the Washington area. Prior to NMS, Soren worked on the John McCain‘s presidential campaign, where he worked on the delegate team, in addition to pinch-hitting on a number of communication functions and running the communications aspects of the election operations election day war room.
Soren is active in a number of young professional political organizations. He serves as the Executive Director of the Young Republican National Federation. He writes regularly at Redstate.com and other sites. His writings have appeared in Roll Call, Politico, The Hill, and other outlets. And he has appeared on CNN, BBC, NPR, RTE (Irish national TV and Radio), RT, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, Huffington Post Live, and among others.
Prior to the McCain campaign, Soren worked as a political and strategy consultant for a variety of domestic and international clients. He has also worked on Capitol Hill where he worked on legislation such as the Millenium Challenge Account and the President’s Emergency Plan to Fight AIDS, campaigns, and for a software company that he helped start. Soren graduated with a BA in Anthropology and Math from the University of Chicago.
Soren is also an active lay leader in his church, Calvary Baptist in Washington, DC. Currently he serves as the Church Moderator, the leading lay position in the church, and has previously served as the Chairman of the Missions Board.
A number of issues drive Soren’s interest in politics. At the top of the list are spreading economic and political freedom, starting with fighting corruption — a big deal having grown up in Chicago! — and encouraging commerce, trade, the positive impacts of globalization, etc. Soren believes deeply in the power of capitalism to help people raise their standard of living and fulfill their dreams.
Soren lives in Northern Virginia with his wife Amanda Butler and their cat August.