Sam Barton

Sam Barton (he/him) is a seasoned fundraising expert who has raised over $110 million for political campaigns. Before joining Visible Hands, he was the Ohio Finance Director for Congressman Tim Ryan’s campaign for U.S. Senate — while also serving as a fundraising consultant for organizations such as MassChallenge. His past candidates include: New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, Congressman Colin Allred, and Governor Deval Patrick. Sam has also worked as a pro-bono consultant and strategist for candidates of color running for public office. Sam was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and worked at a mom-and-pop bakery in high school. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Tulane University where he discovered his passion for equity while working as a campus organizer in the effort to remove confederate monuments from the city in 2017.