About Lachlan

Lachlan McIntosh

Lachlan McIntosh entered the political arena in 1992 when he joined Iowa Senator Tom Harkin’s Presidential campaign. In the years ahead, he accumulated an unmatched wealth of crucial, hands-on political experience. Lachlan played instrumental roles for former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges, former US Senator Fritz Hollings, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, and former Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards. He was tapped to become Executive Director of the South Carolina Democratic Party under Chairman Joe Erwin, and also served as Director of the South Carolina House Democratic Caucus under Minority Leader James Smith. Lachlan founded McIntosh Consulting to elect more Democrats to public office. Since 2003, McIntosh Consulting has successfully elected Democrats at every level of government.

Lachlan was named campaign manager of the year for a local race by the American Association of Political Consultants for his work in 2013, which included managing Percy Bland’s mayoral campaign in Meridian, Mississippi. Bland was the first African American mayor ever elected in that city and the first Democrat elected in two decades.

In 2012 Lachlan managed Congressman Mike McIntyre’s successful re-election campaign in North Carolina’s 7th Congressional district. The National Republican Congressional Committee and third party groups spent millions of dollars in the failed attempt to defeat McIntyre in the heavily Republican leaning district.

In 2008 McIntosh Consulting won 80% of its races, including Anne Peterson Hutto’s upset victory for the South Carolina State House. Her victory marked the only defeat of an incumbent House member in the 2008 general election.

Lachlan has twice been elected a delegate to the Democratic National Convention and proudly serves as a Democratic officer for his local precinct.

Lachlan was born in Charleston and currently lives in Folly Beach, SC, where he often is seen fishing, boating, and watching those amazing South Carolina sunsets.


AAPC-seal-clearThe American Association of Political Consultants has named Lachlan the "2014 Local Campaign Manager of the Year."
Politico has named Lachlan McIntosh as one of the "50 Politicos to Watch" in the 2011 edition of their annual list