Dave Contarino is a political strategist and business consultant based in Louisville, Kentucky. Dave Contarino has more than 25 years’ experience in political campaigns. As a former high-ranking government official, Dave Contarino believes that living in the real world (outside of Washington, D.C.) makes for a better political consultant.
Too many consultants live “inside the beltway,” in the supercharged world of Washington, D.C., consuming and trading political news and gossip all day long, says Dave Contarino. Even the best can lose touch with the day-to-day realities of citizens whose votes they seek to influence.
Dave Contarino feels fortunate to live on one of the most beautiful lakes in Kentucky. Known for its diverse fishing, the Herrington Lake area is just a short drive from Lexington, Kentucky, where it regularly attracts visitors from throughout the South. From his cabin, Dave Contarino enjoys beautiful views and some of the best fishing in the area, which provides a welcome break from his hard-hitting work as a political consultant.
Dave Contarino loves to talk about the place he calls home on many weekends and lazy summer days. Below he answers questions about some of the best features of Herrington Lake.
Dave Contarino, who has built a steady career as a respected political consultant, spends much of his free time skiing. While his current hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, doesn’t allow easy access to his favorite pastime, Dave Contarino schedules frequent getaways to his favorite ski town: Taos, New Mexico.
A 15-year resident of Santa Fe, Dave Contarino is familiar with the benefits of the Taos area, which is known for both its history and culture. Below, he answers a few frequently asked questions about the history of his favorite ski town, which he visits as often as possible.