David uses a unique and creative approach to meeting his clients’ needs and objectives. As a Senior Associate for Michael Best Strategies, he works with his colleagues to identify and implement strategic opportunities that bring valuable solutions, results and success for his clients. David’s focus on government relations, issue and political advocacy, and public policy strategies has helped clients overcome individual business challenges and implement legislative or regulatory change.
David’s Expertise: Gaming, Transportation, Political Advocacy, and Education
His experience in helping to run Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial campaign has given him great insight into the political and legislative process. Prior to joining Michael Best Strategies, David served as the Statewide Field Director in the primary and general elections during Governor Rauner’s 2014 campaign. In this capacity, David oversaw 80 offices and 500 campaign staffers.
After helping Bruce Rauner’s successful gubernatorial campaign, David worked on the Governor-elect’s transition policy team, and then joined the Governor’s Administration. David would later depart the Governor’s staff to work for Senator Rand Paul’s Presidential Campaign as the National Deputy Field Director and Nevada State Director.
Upon returning to Illinois in 2016, David worked as a political advisor to numerous Republican legislative campaigns in the northern part of the state. In this capacity David worked on overall campaign strategy, messaging, television and digital advertisements, mail programs, polling, coalition building, and managing staff.
David attended DePaul University where he studied Political Science. He currently resides in Chicago, where he remains active in city and state politics.
- DePaul University, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science