About PoliticalBank

Bringing the political process into the 21st century.

Whether it's school board or U.S. Congress, PoliticalBank is the only resource candidates and elected officials need to move their campaign forward. Gone are the days of relying on clunky websites or social media. PoliticalBank offers a simple, interactive platform for candidates to raise money, rally supporters, recruit volunteers, and clearly convey their positions on issues.

PoliticalBank is a one-stop-shop for voters as well. Find and support elected officials who share your ideology or compare candidates vying for the same office. Stop sifting through press clippings, scouring the internet, and enduring negative campaign ads to decipher candidates' positions on issues.

PoliticalBank's Pragmatism

Candidates lack an efficient way to communicate with voters. And voters lack an efficient, centralized way to learn where candidates stand on the issues. We're here to change that.

Now, candidates and elected officials have a safe place to define themselves rather than be defined by their opponents… or the media. When candidates use PoliticalBank to raise money, we collect a small processing fee. We're also the place for voters to cut through all the noise and hear from candidates in their own words. Can't find candidates' positions on important issues? Use the button on their profile page to "Suggest An Issue."

We’re here to give an online makeover to the political process and bring it into the 21st century. Sign up as a Voter or Candidate and help us make politics fun again!

Tell us how we can better serve the candidates and voters — and become a staple to every political campaign.

The Founders

Adam H. Berry - Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Adam H. Berry, a Republican, got started in politics in 2004 after graduating from Wabash College. He stuffed envelopes for the only Republican candidate to win in Indiana's bluest county. In the years since, Adam has helped dozens of state, local, and federal candidates establish their organizational structure, raise money, or merely disseminate information by going door-to-door. Adam has been appointed to various political leadership positions at the precinct, ward, and township levels, and served as president of a GOP social club for more than four years. In 2011, Adam established GOP Philanthropy to organize service projects on behalf of the local Republican party. In 2012, Adam served as a policy coordinator for the "Mike for Indiana" campaign before joining the Pence Administration as policy director and attorney in the Governor's Office where he focused on small business economic development.

In the Summer of 2015, Adam left his dream job to pursue another dream… entrepreneurship. Adam is dedicated to solving the problems caused by today's status quo politics, which is antiquated and inefficient; namely, voters lack sufficient information about candidates and candidates lack an easy-to-use online presence that improves their chances of winning elections. Adam is uniquely positioned to execute the company's vision of bringing the political process into the 21st century.

Frank T. Short - Co-Founder & Chief Political Officer

Frank T. Short, a Democrat, has more than thirty-five years of political experience, having won his first election as Commissioner for the Memorial Park District Board in Cook County, Illinois in 1979. After moving to Indianapolis in the 1980s, Frank was elected three times to the City/County Council and, in 2014, was reelected as Washington Township Trustee in Marion County. Frank has served in multiple mayoral administrations, Republican and Democrat alike, as an appointed member of various boards in addition to leading many philanthropic and civic organizations.

Frank, a veteran of the United States Air Force, is an entrepreneur having started his own business in 2003. Frank is poised to lead PoliticalBank's business development efforts in Indiana and as the company scales nationally.

Advisors

David A. Frye

Mr. Frye, a Democrat, is an elected member of the Democratic National Committee and the Indiana Democratic State Central Committee. A true labor leader in Indiana, he is the Secretary-Treasurer & Business Manager of the Indiana Laborers 120 District Council, a division of the Laborers' International Union of North America. He is also the Vice President of the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council as well as a Vice President of the Indiana State AFL-CIO. Mr. Frye's role as a state labor leader gives him access to a nationwide network of political stakeholders, as well as a first-rate expertise on issues important to middle class Americans. David has also been an advisor and served in numerous capacities for various local, state and federal campaigns over the course of his career.

John R. Hammond, III

Mr. Hammond, a Republican, is a member of the Republican National Committee and serves as an ex-officio member of the Indiana Republican State Committee. His life in politics includes serving as a Precinct Committeeman, Chair of the Seventh Congressional District, and Campaign Manager to Governor Robert D. Orr, who then appointed him Senior Policy Advisor, a role he held for eight years. Currently, Mr. Hammond is a partner in the law firm of Ice Miller LLP where he co-chairs its Public Affairs Group. He also serves on a number of boards including the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute, Indianapolis Urban League, The Nature Conservancy, and Herron High School and is a frequent public affairs panelist, lecturer, and commentator. Mr. Hammond has been recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer and in 2015 Howey Political Report rated Mr. Hammond the top Indiana lobbyist over the last 20 years.

Anne F. Hathaway

Ms. Hathaway, a Republican, got her political start in 1988 as scheduler for Marilyn Tucker Quayle during the Bush/Quayle Presidential campaign and then went on to serve Vice President Quayle at The White House as Assistant to the Vice President and Director of Scheduling and Public Liaison. Ms. Hathaway's resume also includes Executive Director of the Indiana House Campaign Committee, RNC liaison to The White House and 2008 Republican National Convention, Chief of Staff of the RNC, Campaign Manager for U.S. Senator Dan Coats, and Program Director for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In 2010, she launched Hathaway Strategies to advise candidates, issue campaigns, and businesses. She is also Executive Director of the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series, a faculty Board Member of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University, and the Indiana State Director for Maggie's List.

Kipper V. Tew

Mr. Tew, a Democrat, is a member of the Indianapolis Marion County City County Council. He is also a partner in the law firm of Ice Miller LLP. Mr. Tew is a former Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party and also served as Chairman of the Marion County Democratic Party. In 2008 he served as State Chair of the Barack Obama presidential campaign which put Indiana into the Democratic column for the first time since 1964. Previously, he served as a senior advisor to Indiana Governor Frank O’Bannon, House Speaker B. Patrick Bauer, Indiana Governor Joe Kernan and Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson. Mr. Tew serves as the Chairman of the Board of The Fathers and Families Center, is a Board Member of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and is a Co-Treasurer of the Advancement Center for Washington Township Schools.