Meridian Pacific, Inc.

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Meridian Pacific, Inc. is a Republican political campaign consulting firm based in Sacramento, California.

Meridian Pacific's mission is to "develop winning strategies for political and public affairs campaigns through a combination of comprehensive research, strategic planning and precision execution," its website states. [1]

About: Meridian Pacific, Inc.

Meridian Pacific, Inc. was formed during the 2004 election cycle by Matt Rexroad, a veteran of the war in Iraq where he "served in the Marine's 1st Force Recon," and Tom Ross, who "was pulling double duty running his own consulting firm while also filling in as Political Director for the Republican Senate and Assembly Caucus while Matt was in Iraq." Rexroad and Ross purchased "the consulting firm" Voter Connect Strategies, from which they created Meridian Pacific Inc. As a third partner, they were joined by John Peschong, "who just finished his responsibilities as the Western States Political Director for the Republican National Committee." [2]

  • Note: A Google search for "Voter Connect Strategies" found only one entry posted on Blog, which was for "team member" Josiah Keane, Senior Account Executive for Meridian Pacific. [3]


According to Meridian Pacific, the following are members of the firm's "Team". bio links are provided. Meridian Pacific bio links can be found here.

Front Groups

Central Coast Taxpayers Association has "three board members and one volunteer who answers the phone and was originally given the title of executive director": "county assessor Tom Bordonaro [who] is opposing ballot measures and promoting Wal-Mart and possibly violating the law by doing so"; "Volunteer Paul Santiago and board member John Peschong work for Sacramento-based Meridian Pacific Inc. as public relations professionals promoting" Wal-Mart Stores. [4]


Cardinal Communication Strategies, LLC

Ann Hoang is currently a partner and director of operations at Spinnovation Strategies. According to her profile, Hoang "served as Senior Account Manager and later as Director of Operations for Meridian Pacific, Inc.", where she "successfully managed the formation of a new company, Cardinal Communication Strategies."

As well as at Meridian Pacific, Matt Rexford, Tom Ross, and John Peschong are partnered in Cardinal Communications Strategies, LLC. The firm was Voter Connect Communications since the 1990s, then became "part of Meridian Pacific Inc.," according to the firm's website. Cardinal's principal is Debbie McCall. [19] [20]

  • Note: A Google search for Voter Connect Communications turned up few results. The company address has been cited as both Sacramento and Gold River, California, with little activity at either location.


  • Californians for Paycheck Protection [21]
  • Chico Greenline Coalition - in kind [22]
  • Friends of Debbie Beyer [23]
  • Re-Elect Audra Strickland for Assembly [24]

Contact Information

Northern California Office:
925 University Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone: 916 648-1222
Fax: 916 923-2931

Southern California Office:
200 South Main Street
Suite C
Templeton, CA 93465
Phone: 805 434-5400


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Note: This article was started September 18, 2006.