• 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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In Memoriam: Daniel Cooper  



Henry Crawford
Director of Information Systems

Henry Crawford joined forces with Celinda Lake in 1991 as Director of Information Systems at Greenberg-Lake and was there at the start of Lake Research Partners in 1995. Through the years, Henry has been at the center of most of the firm’s technological and methodological advances. He oversees and codes alongside a sophisticated staff of statistical programmers, working closely with the analysts to attain a high level of insight and reporting for our clients.

Beyond technical, methodological and programming support, Henry’s main thrill and joy are his family and four young children. He plays guitar, runs an occasional marathon, and loves fantasy baseball.

Before survey research, Henry was a flight instructor in Florida, and an international development officer for the American Farm School of Thessaloniki, Greece. He holds a degree in economics from Haverford College, and instructor certificates in single and multi-engine instrument flight. 

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Matt Eberle 
Systems Specialist

Matt Eberle joined Lake Research Partners in 2003. A systems specialist, Matt goes above and beyond the standard data production and analysis. He has helped create audio/visual presentations (including finding hardware and software solutions), and worked on increasing programmer efficiency.

A military brat, Matt has lived in more places than he would care to count. He holds a B.A. in computer science from Carroll College and currently resides in Helena, Montana. 

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Gretchen Pfau 
Statistical Analyst

Gretchen Pfau started at Lake Research Partners as an intern in 2009, before becoming the field director and then moving over to the statistical programming department in 2013. She specializes in survey sampling, voter turnout models, and statistical modeling. She has also acquired the mostly useless party trick of being able to name the county that most major cities are in.

Gretchen grew up and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she was introduced to political campaigns at an early age, volunteering with DFL campaigns as soon as she could knock on doors. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Statistics from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in Government, with a specialization in Applied Politics, from American University.

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Sahil Mehrotra
Junior Analyst

Sahil is a New Jersey native, conducting innovative quantitative and qualitative research on a range of topics for our clients at LRP. He has worked on Ralph Northam’s 2017 campaign for Governor, as well as for an opposition research firm in Washington, D.C. and has conducted independent research projects into political polarization in the United States and in Europe. He holds a B.A. in Government from The College of William & Mary.


Emily Caramelli
Junior Analyst

Emily Caramelli joined Lake Research Partners in 2017. Emily works on a range of issue advocacy projects such as environmental rights, education issues, women’s and reproductive rights, women’s leadership, children and family advocacy, and other social and social justice issues. Prior to joining LRP, Emily worked as a research assistant in California for the University of California Santa Cruz’s Science & Justice Research Center, focusing on the stratification of health and wealth through the lens of the relationship between biotechnology and state-funded healthcare in the San Francisco Bay Area. Emily holds a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Political Science from the University of California Santa Cruz.


Lindsey Buttel
Junior Analyst

Lindsey Buttel joined Lake Research Partners in 2017. Lindsey works with foundations, nonprofits, and advocacy organizations focusing on education, the environment, reproductive health, children and families, and women’s leadership. Previously an intern at LRP, Lindsey joins the firm with a background in communication and digital media strategy for an environmental nonprofit, Boston Greenfest, and for leading speakers on women business leaders, technology, and diversity. A Pennsylvania native, Lindsey holds a B.S. in Journalism with a minor in Political Communications from Emerson College.


Hannah Rabb
Junior Analyst

Hannah joined Lake Research Partners in 2018, and brings experience in policy research and strategic communications. Prior to joining LRP, Hannah worked in the strategic partnerships division of UN Women and as a volunteer on a number of city and statewide political campaigns in New York. A native of New York, Hannah holds a B.A. in Political Science from Williams College.


Timothy Dixon
Junior Analyst

Tim is a Junior Analyst at Lake Research Partners. He previously interned at the National Education Association and Progressive Majority, and has held a variety of temporary office and part-time customer service positions elsewhere. He has conducted research and policy analysis on education, health, labor, and social issues, with a significant interest in poverty, economic inequality, and criminal justice reform. While born in Philadelphia, he was largely raised in Connecticut and Georgia. He possesses a B.A. in Politics and International Affairs from Wake Forest University and an M.P.P. from American University.

Anderson Gardner joined Lake Research Partners in 2005. A campaign veteran with extensive political experience, she has worked on Senate and Congressional races, as well as Primary and General Presidential campaigns as a scheduling director. Anderson has sound political judgment and a vast awareness of government. She supervises daily and long term schedules, and coordinates logistics internally and externally to ensure efficiency. Her longevity in this position has secured relationships with countless progressive organizations, candidates, and reporters around the country. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Anderson received her BA in Communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She spent time in Florida and Washington, DC before returning to Raleigh, where she lives with her husband, John, and her children, Jack and Molly.

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Robert Hillman joined Lake Research Partners in 1995. In his current role on the firm’s management team, Robert manages LRP’s finances. With nearly two decades of experience in the polling business, Robert has worn many hats including COO, project manager, focus group moderator, and receptionist.
Robert proudly served in the United States Army from 1986-1989. He now resides in Seattle, WA with his daughter Alisha.

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