Senior Analysts




Dan Spicer
Senior Analyst

Dan Spicer joined Lake Research Partners in 2005, when Decision Research merged with Lake Snell Perry Mermin & Associates. Since 2001, Dan has served as an analyst on numerous projects across a broad range of issues, including education, health care, transportation and infrastructure, land use, environmental protection, affirmative action, civil rights, public safety, and campaign finance reform. His work has included polling and other research on behalf of Mark Begich for U.S. Senate, former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, and the Congressional campaigns of Jerry McNerney, Ann Kirkpatrick, and Kurt Schrader, among others.

Prior to joining Decision Research, Dan taught political science courses at the University of Minnesota and has published research on the politics of abortion. Dan is a Minneapolis native, received his undergraduate degree in political science, sociology, and philosophy from Macalester College and his MA in political science from the University of Minnesota. He currently lives and works in the Portland, Oregon area with his wife Stephanie, their lab-mix Callie and attack-cat Ebony. In his spare time, Dan enjoys riding his V-twin cruiser and hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. 

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Jonathan Voss
Senior Analyst

Jonathan Voss joined Lake Research Partners in 2011 as a Senior Analyst and has a wide-range of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research for a diverse portfolio of clients. A trained focus group moderator, he currently works on a variety of issues for LRP including Social Security, housing policy, the environment, education, and issues surrounding poverty. Prior to joining LRP, Jonathan worked at Benenson Strategy Group and The Feldman Group conducting research across the country for numerous local, congressional, and state-wide campaigns and ballot initiatives. He has provided strategic guidance for international campaigns, issue coalitions, corporations and non-profit organizations.

Originally from Orange County New York, Jonathan started working on political campaigns after college in New York City and around the country. He has a master’s degree in public administration from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, and also has a bachelor’s degree in politics from NYU. 

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Cate Gormley
Senior Analyst

Cate Gormley joined Lake Research Partners in 2006. Cate works with foundations, non-profits, and issue advocacy organizations. She has conducted research on a range of progressive issues including education, reproductive health, the environment, women’s issues, children’s health, poverty, and more. She is an experienced focus group moderator.

A native of Houston, Cate graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002 with a B.A. in English. Before joining LRP, Cate was involved with several campaigns in Austin. During the 2004 election cycle, Cate worked as a community organizer for the Democratic National Committee and MoveOn Political Action Committee. Following the election, she was the Public Relations Coordinator for the National Foundation for Women Legislators in Washington, DC. During football season, even in election years, Cate makes time to watch the Longhorns play on Saturdays. 

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Kristy Pultorak
Senior Analyst

Kristy joined Lake Research Partners in early 2013 as a Senior Analyst. She has extensive experience working with quantitative and qualitative research for both international and domestic political campaigns, issue advocacy organizations, and non-profits. Kristy continues to work on some of the most competitive targeted races on the federal and state level over the last several cycles including in major swing states. At LRP, Kristy works on issues such as the economy as well as criminal and civil justice. She also works extensively on international political campaigns to expand democracy and messaging efforts abroad.

Prior to joining LRP, Kristy was Deputy Political Director at the Victory Fund and an analyst with Benenson Strategy Group. Kristy holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from American University and a B.A. in Political Science from Siena College. 

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Jonathan Friedman
Senior Analyst

Jonathan Friedman joined LRP in 2013 by way of Greenberg Strategy, where, as a Director of Brand Strategy, he advised the leadership and research teams at blue chip corporations, non-profits, and advertising agencies. Through his extensive work in quantitative research, he has discovered out-of-the-box methodologies for revealing patterns of interaction that shape opinions, perceptions, and ultimately behaviors.

Since joining LRP, Jonathan has managed and executed strategic research studies for government organizations, issue advocacy groups and political candidates, including the Department of Defense’s Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP); the Public Campaign Action Fund; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); and Congressmen Mike Honda and Jerry McNerney. Having begun his career in politics – working for U.S. Senator Kent Conrad and then Organizing for America – Jonathan brings lessons from both the public and private sectors to his work at LRP. 

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Brittany Stalsburg
Senior 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.