Derek Dufresne

Derek Dufresne
Co-Founder and Partner
Email: Derek@rightonstrategies.com
Twitter: @DeDufresne

Derek Dufresne, from Manchester, New Hampshire, is based in Washington, D.C. He focuses on communications services, grassroots lobbying, and new media advancement. He also plays a central role in managing the overall strategy and message development for many of our clients.

Previously, Dufresne served as Deputy Campaign Manager and Spokesman for New Hampshire Congressman Frank Guinta’s re-election campaign in 2012. Prior to the campaign, he worked as Communications Director based on Capitol Hill during the 112th Congress. He was also a Legislative Assistant focusing on issue areas pertaining to defense, illegal immigration, foreign relations, energy, education, and government oversight.

Before his work in Washington D.C., Derek was Field Director for then Manchester, New Hampshire Mayor Frank Guinta’s successful primary and general election campaigns for Congress in 2010. He previously served as Policy Advisor to the Mayor of Manchester and has held several positions on government boards and political organizations in the Granite State. Dufresne holds a Bachelors degree in History with minors in Public Policy and Medieval Studies from Saint Anselm College.

Derek brings a dedicated work ethic with a strong focus on political activism that produces results. His communications background, both in the Granite State and on Capitol Hill, coupled with his formidable understanding of grassroots politics, brings an essential dynamic that is imperative to ensuring our clients are successful. 

Derek has been given a Key to the City of Manchester in recognition of his years of work in municipal government. He has been awarded with the Bella Duperron Award for his grassroots commitment to the principles and goals of the Manchester Republican Party. During his tenure as Communications Director for New Hampshire’s First Congressional District, the office was recognized with the prestigious Gold Mouse Award for one of the most informative, transparent, and innovative websites in the 112th Congress. Heading into the 2016 Presidential Primaries, James Pindell of the Boston Globe named Derek as one of the top political endorsements needed for a candidate to win the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary.