Senior Analysts


Jonathan Voss
Vice President

Jonathan Voss joined Lake Research Partners in 2011 and has a wide-range of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research. A trained focus group moderator, he currently works on a variety of issues for LRP including protecting the environment for future generations, ensuring every child has access to a quality public education no matter the zip code they live in, restoring the balance in our economy so that hard working families can sustain a family, and ensuring that people can retire in dignity. 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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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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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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Tracey Johnstone 
Senior Analyst

Bio coming soon...



Zoe Grotophorst 
Senior Analyst

Zoe Grotophorst joined Lake Research Partners in 2016. She brings with her extensive experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research for government, corporate, and non-profit organizations. Prior to joining LRP, Zoe was the Director of Research and Content Services at Government Executive Media Group, a division of Atlantic Media. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree from George Mason University and B.A. in Public Policy from The College of William and Mary.



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