Meet the Pundits who make up The Pundit Poll.

Sarah Anderson
Communications Director
Michigan Republican Party

Todd Anderson
Director, Public Policy
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Saul Anuzis
Senior Advisor
Cruz for President

Rebecca Bahar-Cook
CEO
Capitol Fundraising Associates

Bill Ballenger
Publisher

Chrissy Beckwith
Director of Government Affairs
SEMCO Energy

Stacie Behler
Group Vice President
Meijer

Dawson Bell
Former political reporter
Detroit Free Press

Kurt Berryman
Legislative Director
Auto Dealers of Michigan LLC 

Lance Binoniemi
Vice President of Government Affairs
Michigan Infrastructure & Transportation Association

Greg Bird
Director of State Relations
Wayne State University

Jim Brandell
Government Policy Advisor
Dykema

Bonnie Bochniak
State Relations Director
Oakland University

Ben Bodkin
Partner
Capitol Services, Inc.

Jase Bolger
President
Tusker Strategies, LLC

Ken Braun
Political columnist, former Michigan GOP House staff member

Mark Brewer
Attorney
Goodman Acker, P.C.

TJ Bucholz
President
Vanguard Public Affairs

Jared Burkhart
Executive Director
Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers

Mark Burton
CEO
Burton Strategies, Inc

Barb Byrum
Ingham County Clerk

Christina Canfield
Lobbyist
Michigan Education Association

Katie Carey
Communications Director/Press Secretary Michigan House Democrats

Andrea Cascarilla
Legislative Director
Acuitas

Carol Conn
President
Capitol Fundraising Associates

Todd Cook
Chief of Staff
House Democrats

Don Cooper
Partner
National Charter Schools Institute

Dawn Crandall
Political Director
Home Builders Association of Michigan

Peter Cunningham
Director of Governmental Relations
State Bar of Michigan

Jim Curran
Partner
Karoub Associates

Steve Currie
Executive Director
Michigan Association of Counties

Tim Daman
President & CEO
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce

Gideon D'Assandro
Press Secretary
Office of Michigan Speaker of the
House Tom Leonard

Tony Daunt
Director of Operations
Michigan Freedom Fund

Joe DiSano
Owner
DiSano Strategies

Kerry Ebersole
CEO
Persuasion Link

Michael Frederick
Principal
Frederick Group

Jen Flood
Government Policy Advisor
Dykema

Mark Gaffney
Business Agent
Teamsters 214

Tim Gaughan
Public Relations Director
Michigan Association of Chiropractors

Chris Gautz
Spokesman
Michigan Department of Corrections

Mark Grebner
Consultant
Practical Political Consulting

Emily Guerrant
Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Public Relations
Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Kyle Guerrant
Deputy State Superintendent
Michigan Department of Education

Chris Hackbarth
State Affairs Director
Michigan Municipal League

Bill Hallan
Executive Vice President, COO & General Counsel
Michigan Retailers Association

Nicole Hankwitz
Communications Director
Michigan State Senate

 

 

Kyle Guerrant
Deputy State Superintendent
Michigan Department of Education

Chris Hackbarth
State Affairs Director
Michigan Municipal League

Bill Hallan
Executive Vice President, COO & General Counsel
Michigan Retailers Association

Nicole Hankwitz
Communications Director
Michigan State Senate

Samantha Harkins
President
Michigan Municipal League Foundation

Bryan Harrison
Government Affairs
Amway 

Mike Hawks
Director
Government Consultant Services Inc.

John Helmholdt
Executive Director, Communications & External Affairs
Grand Rapids Public Schools

Elizabeth Hertel
Director, Michigan Advocacy
Trinity Health

Kathy Hoekstra
Political Commentator

Mark Hornbeck
Communications Director
AARP Michigan

Sarah Hubbard
Principal
Acuitas

Gilda Jacobs
CEO
Michigan League for Public Policy

Ingrid Jacques
Deputy Editorial Page Editor
Detroit News 

Steven Japinga
Government Relations Director
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce 

Stephanie Johnson
Partner
Kandler Reed Khoury & Muchmore

Andy Johnston
Vice President of Government Affairs
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce

Mike Johnston
VP Government Affairs
Michigan Manufacturers Association

Matthew Kapp
Government Relations Specialist
Michigan Farm Bureau

Tricia Kinley
Sr. Director, Tax & Regulatory Reform Michigan Chamber

Chris Kolb
President & CEO
Michigan Environmental Council

Matt Kurta
Associate
Karoub Associates

Dave Ladd
Lobbyist
KelleyCawthorne

Mike Latvis
Government Relations
University of Michigan-Dearborn

Robert LeFerve
President
Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities 

Pete Lund
State Director
Americans for Prosperity

Rob Macomber
Legislative Director
Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons

Bret Marr
Member
Muchmore Harrington Smalley

Terry Marquardt
Director, Majority Caucus Services
Michigan Senate 

Monica Martinez
Principal
Ruben Strategy Group

Amber McCann
Press Secretary
Senate Majority Leader

Robert McCann
President
Cover Two Strategies

Libby McGaughey
Vice President of Public Advocacy
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

Lisa McGraw
Public Affairs Manager
Michigan Press Association

Kevin McKinney
President
McKinney & Associates

Greg McNeilly
CEO
Fighthard

Rusty Merchant
Partner
McAlvey Merchant & Assoc.

Christos Michalakis
Political Director
United Food & Commercial Workers

Chris Mitchell
VP, Government & Political Affairs
Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Deb Muchmore
Partner
Kandler Reed Khoury & Muchmore

Dennis Muchmore
Lead, Government Relations and Regulatory Practice Group
Honigman Law

Jim Murray
President
AT&T

Nicole Nystrom
Owner/Managing Partner
Midwest Strategy Group

 

 

Ted O’Dell
Policy Campaign Manager
American Heart Association

Steven Ostrow
Executive Director
Michigan Republican Party

Charles Owens
State Director
National Federation of Independent Business

Annie Patnaude
Deputy State Director
Americans for Prosperity

Sarah Prues Hecker
President
Prues Hecker LLC

Steve Purchase
Vice President
H Inc.

David Randels
Director of Government Relations
Oakland Schools 

Terri Reid
President
Michigan Freedom Fund

Kyle Robertson
Senior Vice President
Stoneridge Group

Ken Ross
Executive Vice President
Michigan Credit Union League

Peter Ruddell
Partner
RWC Advocacy

Craig Ruff
Lecturer

Melissa Samuel
Vice President of Government Services
Health Care Association of Michigan

Jack Schmitt
Chief of Staff
Michigan House Democrats

Matthew Schneider
Chief Legal Counsel
Attorney General Bill Schuette

Erin Schor
Legislative Director
Michigan Community College Association

Lonnie Scott
Executive Director
Progress Michigan

John Sellek
Public Affairs Director
Michigan Attorney General

John Shaski
Government Relations Officer
Sparrow Health System

Michael Patrick Shiels
Michigan's Big Show

Jon Smalley
Lobbyist
Muchmore Harrington Smalley & Associates

Matt Smego
Manager of Government Relations
Michigan Farm Bureau 

Peter Spadafore
Associate Executive Director
Michigan Association of School Administrators

Tony Stamas
Vice President of Government Relations
Small Business Association of Michigan

Bill Sullivan
Director of Government Affairs
Michigan Dental Association

Scott Swanson
Founder and Principal
Moonsail North

Beckie Thompson
Director, Executive Communications and Press Secretary
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Nathan Triplett
Political Director
Equality Michigan

Casandra Ulbrich
Co-President
State Board of Education

Dyck VanKoevering
General Counsel
Insurance Institute of Michigan

Larry Ward
Executive Director
Michigan Conservative Energy Forum

Shelli Weisberg
Legislative Director
ACLU of Michigan

Ronald Weiser
Chairman
Future 45

Richard Wiener
Attorney

Heaster Wheeler
Community Organizer

Brad Williams
Vice President, Government Relations
Detroit Regional Chamber

Justin Winslow
President & CEO
Michigan Restaurant Association

David Worthams
Policy Director
Michigan Bankers Association

Bill Wortz
Partner
Public Affairs Associates

Kris Young
Director of External Affairs
AT&T

Steve Young
Director
Government Consultant Services Inc.

Amy Zaagman
Executive Director
Michigan Council for Maternal and Child Health