Stephen Horton

Senior Vice President and Director, MWC Advocacy

Richmond, VA

+1 804 775 1928


Steve leads the MWCAdvocacy team, the communications & digital arm of McGuireWoods with operations in Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles & Virginia.

Steve designs strategies to mobilize activists and influencers for clients across the country. 

Steve develops innovative strategies for energy, healthcare, gaming, cannabis and manufacturing clients. He has overseen campaign teams and dozens of referenda including survey research, message development, and winning narratives delivered through digital strategies and grassroots support.


Board of Directors, Virginia Public Access Project, 2002-2006

Member, Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority, 2000-2004


Coalition Development

Crisis Communications

Digital media

Executive and Legislative Affairs

Local Government Relations

Media Relations

Referenda Campaigns

Stakeholder Engagement

Strategic Communications and Grassroots

Strategic Positioning

Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Stephen Horton