public affairs | political strategy | leadership development


Mantilla Leadership Solutions (formerly Mantilla Training & Consulting) has provided consultation expertise for many projects over 22 years and has a proven record of success. The many legislative and municipal electoral campaigns that have utilized our experience all resulted in the election of the client candidate. Most recently, as the critical strategist to Latino outreach in state implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Mantilla Leadership Solutions ensured record health insurance enrollments among Latino consumers.

Our lead Principal, Evelyn Mantilla, brings elected expertise, a multicultural understanding, and years of grassroots and political organizing experience to every project.



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About Us



1994 – present

Communications Manager
2008 – 2012  

Representative, District 4
1997 - 2007


Evelyn Mantilla

Evelyn Mantilla is a highly experienced political consultant, with decades of proven experience across many levels of government and communities. 

With ten years experience as a Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly, Evelyn brings a unique perspective to every issue. Known as a strong communicator, an effective coalition builder, and a highly respected leader among social, political, and business circles, she provides a breadth of knowledge guaranteed to provide strong results. 

As an activist and legislator, she has spent her professional career working on civil rights and equality issues – particularly focusing on her work with disenfranchised communities. She was the first Hispanic woman to serve as Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives as well as the first openly gay woman in the Connecticut General Assembly. During her tenure as a legislator, she represented an urban district with an overwhelming majority of Latinos / Puerto Ricans – a district with one of the highest populations living in poverty in the state. She has held leadership positions with the National Council for Community and Justice and the Hartford Sexual Assault Crisis Service, and has received awards from the Connecticut Institute for Community Development and the National Association of Social Workers, among others.

In addition to her legislative work, Evelyn has worked as an advocate for women’s rights and as a small business owner consulting to nonprofits, businesses and electoral campaigns for over 22 years. She has served on numerous boards, commissions, and public committees, and uses her unique combination of talents, multiculturalism, and activist experience to be an advocate for social justice issues.



B.S., Management, Magna Cum Laude