Stephen Horton

Senior Vice President and Director, MWC Advocacy

Richmond, VA

+1 804 775 1928


Steve is Senior Vice President of McGuireWoods Consulting and leads MWCAdvocacy, the communications, grassroots and digital team of 13 professionals across the country serving our clients.

Steve has assisted hundreds of clients on a variety of issues across the country, mobilizing hundreds of thousands of individuals to take action on behalf of our clients. Steve has personally advised and guided energy, healthcare, gaming, cannabis and manufacturing clients in public affairs and referenda campaigns with survey research, message development, and developing winning narratives through digital strategies and mobilizing grassroots support.

Prior to his time at McGuireWoods, Steve was Deputy Chief of Staff for the Governor of Virginia and ran grassroots operations for four statewide political campaigns.


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