U.S. Democratic strategist and attorney. He was communications director for the lieutenant governor of California, Gavin Newsom, when Newsom was the 42nd mayor of San Francisco. Ballard was an ally of the 43rd mayor of San Francisco, Ed Lee. He is an advisor to Mark Farrell, the 44th mayor of San Francisco. Ballard has worked as a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee, the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Wesley Clark. Ballard was a spokesman for the Golden State Warriors and for the Super Bowl 50 host committee...