• Progressive Leadership

    LRP works with leading voices in the progressive movement. We take pride in providing individual attention and strategy to every candidate we work for. From the U.S. Senate to City Hall and everywhere in between, we work side by side with our clients on developing communications and paid media, targeting supporters, and honing the messages that win persuadable voters. We use a full range of research tools, from surveys and focus groups to online town halls and ad testing to propel our clients to victory on Election Day.

  • Labor Movement

    We are national experts on unions and labor issues. LRP shares the goals of the labor movement and is committed to improving the lives of working people. Our in-depth message research has helped unions successfully advocate on issues including the minimum wage, the right to organize, retirement security and health care. Our research experience includes working with the AFL-CIO, UFCW, SEIU, NEA, AFSCME, CWA, UAW, and AFT.

  • Advancing Women's Rights and Equality

    LRP has extensive experience and nationally recognized expertise on a wide range of issues impacting women – from working to advance parity in politics and the workplace, we have considerable experience on issues impacting women’s health and quality of life, including domestic violence and sexual assault, discrimination issues, and reproductive health and rights. In fact, our commitment to a woman’s personal decision making on abortion has led us to work solely for pro-choice candidates.

  • Promoting Animal Welfare

    LRP is passionate about improving animal welfare and reducing animal suffering. We have a great deal of experience working on these issues with various advocacy organizations such as the HSUS, the ASPCA, and the Earth Island Institute, to name a few. We have conducted voter and consumer research over the last few years on a number of animal welfare related issues including factory farming, labeling, dog breeding standards, hormone and antibiotic issues, and orcas made to perform at entertainment parks.

  • Defending Human Rights and Equality

    LRP brings a passionate commitment and unparalleled experience to the cause of equality. Our partners have a deep and broad history of working for LGBT equality throughout the nation, including working with the first successful marriage equality efforts in Massachusetts and through the defeat of a marriage ban in Arizona. We have worked with The Human Rights Campaign, The Gill Foundation, Unity Michigan, Love Makes a Family, and many others. We have worked on projects involving diversity in the LGBT community, marriage, transgender issues, bullying, and other important issues.

  • Strategy | Precision | Impact

    LRP is a leading public opinion and political strategy research firm providing expert research-based strategy for campaigns, issue advocacy groups, foundations, unions, and non-profit organizations.

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Alan Rosenblatt, Ph.D., Director of Digital Research, provides digital and social media opinion research services for Lake Research Partners’ clients. His pioneering work in digital politics spans more than 25 years and includes teaching the first-ever college course on digital politics in 1995 at George Mason University. Alan is also Senior Vice President of Digital Strategies at turner4D and a columnist at SocialMediaToday.com. He is also currently on the faculty teaching graduate courses on digital and social media politics at Johns Hopkins, American and George Washington Universities. He is the creator and host of the Internet Advocacy Roundtable and The Dr. DigiPol Show. And from 2007 to 2013, he created and directed the enterprise social media program at the Center for American Progress.

Alan received his Ph.D. in Political Science from American University in 1992, his M.A in Political Science at Boston College and his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Tufts University. He lives in Arlington, VA.

Daniel Cooper came to work with Lake Research Partners in 2000. He came as a committed Democrat and Progressive activist, and did great work with us for eleven years. In that time, Dan also proved a devoted friend and colleague. 

Dan died suddenly on Friday, July 1, 2011. We miss him personally and professionally every day. We should all be so lucky to have a friend such as Dan.
  Dan Cooper


Patrick Rardin 
Operations Manager

Patrick joined LRP in 2018 after completing his MSc in International Relations and Security from University of Birmingham. His dissertation focused on the interplay between the outbreak of violent conflict and Global Climate Change. Patrick is both passionate about and interested in a variety of progressive causes such as preserving and protecting the environment and ensuring our economy works for all. Prior to graduate school and joining LRP, Patrick spent 2 years living and working in Egypt as a middle school English teacher, a role that prepared him well for the restless and fast paced world of politics.

Derek Brizendine
Finance Associate

Derek Brizendine was born and raised in Sacramento, CA, and studied at Pacific Union College, The Escuela Superior de Español de Sagunto, Spain, Walla Walla University, and The University of Phoenix. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Fitness Management, and a Master of Business Administration. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and basketball, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with family.


Chris Berg
Field Director

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