Sherman Brown and Jeff Busick named as partners at McCarthy Strategic Solutions

01/31/2018 04:20 PM

FRANKFORT — McCarthy Strategic Solutions has named Sherman Brown and Jeff Busick as partners, joining Amy Wickliffe and founder and managing partner John McCarthy, a former chairman of the Republican Party of Kentucky.

Brown, is a regular on election night at Pure Politics, he is a Louisville native who has been with McCarthy since 2011. Brown is a former campaign insider, playing key roles in Gov. Steve Beshear’s 2007 and 2011 campaigns for governor. He serves on the University of Louisville Board of Overseers and on the board of the March of Dimes’ annual Signature Chefs event. He is also a member of Leadership Louisville’s 2018 Bingham Fellows class.

Jeff Busick has worked at McCarthy since 2013, focusing on the energy and education sectors. He was also instrumental in major legislative victories involving the alcoholic beverage industry and expansion of the historic preservation tax credit, according to a news release. Previously, Busick served multiple roles in the Kentucky Senate Majority Caucus, where he helped bring several significant pieces of legislation to passage.

“Now more than ever, government relations advocacy is a critical component for any successful business or organization. I am proud to have these new partners to build on our success,” McCarthy said in a news release.

The lobbying firm was a critical component in the success of Marsy’s Law, a constitutional amendment to create a victims’ bill of rights this legislative session. Marsy’s law will be on the ballot in November.

Nick Storm

Nick Storm is the Anchor and Managing Editor of Pure Politics available exclusively on Spectrum News. Pure Politics is the only nightly program dedicated to Kentucky politics. Nick covers all of the political heavyweights and his investigative work brings to light issues that might otherwise go unnoticed, like his coverage of the backlog of DNA rape kits waiting to be tested in Kentucky. Nick is also working on a feature length bio documentary Outlaw Poet: A documentary on Ron Whitehead. Pure Politics airs weeknight at 7 and 11:30 on Spectrum News. Follow Nick on Twitter @NStorm_Politics. Nick can be reached at 502-792-1107 or


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