All posts by David Farmer

David Farmer

About David Farmer

David Farmer is a political and media consultant in Portland, where he lives with his wife and two children. He was senior adviser to Democrat Mike Michaud’s campaign for governor and a longtime journalist. You can reach him at

My daughter’s lessons from a campaign loss and a lost tiger

My kids have never really known a time that didn’t involve politics. Since they’ve been old enough to stuff an envelope, stick a yard sign into the ground or knock on a door, they’ve been part of every campaign I’ve worked on. They’ve had some amazing opportunities. They’ve met presidents, first ladies and governors. They […]