Brook Hines

Screen Shot 2019-07-26 at 10.51.13 AMBrook Hines is a former alt-weekly publisher, branding professional, writer, designer, photographer with more than 20 years’ experience crafting campaigns and concepts for clients ranging from hospital chains and financial services, to liberal arts colleges, national magazines, and even radical nuns who were, of course, the most fun to work with.

As owner of Progression Partnership, LLC Brook offers branding and strategy for progressive candidates, businesses, and public interests. Former campaign manager for Alan Grayson.

Hear Brook most Sundays at 7pm on Progressive News Network. Archive at link.

Follow @nashville_brook on Twitter.

Read all of Brook’s articles here.


  1. Hello,

    My name is Don Festge and I have been a teacher in the Miami-Dade County Public School system for the past twenty-five tears.

    I have gone to Washington DC and Tallahassee the past four years lobbying with both the United Teachers of Dade, Miami-Dade County PTA/PTSA, Florida PTA/PTSA and Miami-Dade County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Department.

    Over the past three weeks many people have asked my why I wanted to run for office. My answer is because I care about my community. I care about the students I teach every day, I care about the parents who come to talk to me about issues with jobs, their children and their lives. I care about being actively involved in my son’s and his friends community activities like baseball and football teams and the 10 years I was a cub scout leader.

    So this is what happened and was the true turning point in my decision. I have wanted to run for office for several years but I made the decision in October of 2015. Then, in January of 2016 I was lucky enough to travel to Tallahassee with the United Teachers of Dade and take part in Target Tallahassee where we lobbied on behalf of the students, teachers and parents of Miami-Dade County Public Schools for education.

    On the last day there, we tried to meet with Representative Frank Artiles. Mr Artiles refused to come out and talk with us. His aid then went on to tell us that, “Mr Artiles doesn’t care about education.” We were shocked. We said, “but he is going to vote on education issues.” She then told us that, “Mr Artiles would vote however the party wanted him to vote.”
    I said that was unacceptable. Mr Artiles is now running for Florida Senate District 40.

    We can no longer let our government be run and controlled by people who don’t care about us.
    It is UNACCEPTABLE to be told a legislative representative REFUSES to meet with you. It is UNACCEPTABLE to be told a legislative seat BELONGS to a representative. It is UNACCEPTABLE that a legislative seat is PROMISED to a MILLIONAIRE once the sitting representative leaves.
    It is time that we the people, take back our government from the Special Interest Groups, Millionaires and Corrupt Political System that we are currently under and replace the Status Quo with citizens who truly care.

    This will happen one PERSON at a time, one SEAT at a time and one VOTE at a time.

    My campaign strengthens the hope that the “Common Man and Woman” can once again take part in the political process. A process that seems to have escaped us only to be ruled by those with money and power. A power that now must be won back by a grassroots revolution for progressive change.
    I am proud as a teacher, a parent, and an advocate to put PEOPLE FIRST once again. This election is about taking back our government and giving the people a voice. United, we can make a change.

    Florida Senate District 38 covers the following cities:
    North Miami
    North Miami Beach
    Golden Beach
    Sunny Isles Beach
    Bal Harbour
    Bal Harbour Island
    India Creek
    Miami Shores
    North Bay Village
    El Portal
    Miami Beach
    Biscayne Park
    City of Miami

    I would love to talk with you more about my campaign.

    Thank you so much for your time and have a great day,


  2. Stephanie Garber · · Reply

    I’m a registered Democrat in District nine and supported Grayson when he previously ran as our representative. I do not support him this time around as I am thrilled with Soto and I am exceedingly angry that Grayson has come into a district with an excellent Democrat already serving rather than choosing a district which he could have flipped.

    Although I will support him if he becomes the winner of the primary race, I will not do so enthusiastically. I like team players within our party and he does not appear to be one when he behaves in this way.

    Steph Garber


  3. Anonymous · · Reply

    Wow, itchy trigger finger, there. Say shitty stuff on Twitter, get called out, and block immediately; nice strategy! And you expect us to trust that you know what is best for our country…


    1. Anonymous · · Reply



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