Associate Analysts


Jeff Klinger
Associate Analyst

Jeff Klinger joined Lake Research Partners in 2008 after a very successful stint serving as an intern for the firm. Since then, Jeff has held positions as Field Coordinator, Field Director and is now working as an Analyst, focusing on issues including labor unions, electoral reform and public pensions. In his political work, Jeff focuses on races in Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa and Georgia.

Originally from the great state of Michigan, Jeff graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2005 with a B.S. in Political Science. After running a congressional campaign in 2006, he moved to Washington, D.C. to further his education. He graduated from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management in 2008. As a member of a family of teachers, Jeff has seen firsthand the dynamic impact great teachers can have on students and understands the extraordinary importance of the strong unions that represent them. Working at Lake Research Partners with Celinda Lake and David Mermin, gives Jeff an opportunity to work on behalf of the unions he appreciates so much. 


Brittany Stalsburg
Associate Analyst

Dr. Brittany Stalsburg is an Associate Analyst at Lake Research Partners (LRP) and is based in Washington, D.C.

Brittany conducts innovative quantitative and qualitative opinion research on a wide range of topics including immigration, race relations, political reform, and political participation. In her political work, Brittany has managed polling for candidates in California, Georgia, and South Carolina, and has particular expertise in gender dynamics of campaigns. Brittany brings to LRP five years of experience studying a wide range of voting behavior and is a trained methodologist of both quantitative and qualitative methods, including advanced statistics and elite interviewing. Her work has been published in several academic journals and books and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the New York American Association of Public Opinion Research (NYAAPOR) best paper award.

Brittany grew up in shoreline Connecticut and holds a BA from Providence College and a PhD in political science from Rutgers University. 


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.