Associate Analysts


Geoff Puryear
Associate Analyst

Geoff Puryear is an associate analyst at Lake Research Partners. Before joining Lake Research, he did market research and communications consulting for numerous Fortune 500 clients at Penn Schoen and Berland. During the 2012 election cycle he served as the Political Director for the Florida Democratic Party’s state senate caucus, helping lead the caucus to its first net-gain of seats in 30 years, and ending the Republican super-majority in the Florida Senate. Geoff has worked for numerous campaigns and committees in Florida and across the South, including the 2008 Obama campaign, Organizing for America, and on Mayor Alvin Brown's successful campaign in Jacksonville, Florida.

Geoff graduated from the University of Mississippi with a B.A. in History in 2008 and has done graduate work in political science, focused on campaign strategy and communications, at the University of Florida. He is an avid college football enthusiast and lives with his wife in Washington, DC. 


Alex Dunn
Associate Analyst

Alex Dunn joined Lake Research Partners in 2011. His analyst work includes research and strategy for Democratic campaigns and progressive organizations across the country and at the federal, state, and local levels. Aside from candidate races, his specialties include environmental and health care work, ballot measure research, and drug policy reform. He was part of the team that provided message and targeting recommendations to Colorado’s successful Amendment 64 initiative.

Alex is based in Denver, Colorado and graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a dual major in government and economics. Prior to joining LRP, Alex worked on several Denver-area races, including managing a 2010 state legislative campaign. He also worked in Virginia’s 2009 gubernatorial race.