Founded in March 2018
When bluebonnets bloom, the entire field turns blue.
Bluebonnet began with a cold LinkedIn message to Beto O’Rourke at the beginning of his 2018 Senate run. Nathán offered to volunteer and contribute his skills in data analysis to the campaign, and he was soon joined by a small team of fellow students at Harvard and MIT, all with strong technical backgrounds.
While working on the Senate campaign, our team saw a need for young technical talent on campaigns that stretched throughout Texas and beyond. We began volunteering for other campaigns, from County Council to Congress, in Texas and around the country.
As the demand for volunteer data teams grew, so did our network of Bluebonnet Fellows. We recruited primarily from universities, making the case for technical students with an interest in politics to put their skills to use in the campaign field.
Today, in addition to our four founding members, we have an active group of more than 500 fellows working on campaigns for school board, state legislature, Congress, and more.