Who We've Worked to Support

Labor Unions

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
  • Service Employees International Union
  • Laborers International Union of North America
  • United Auto Workers
  • American Federation of Labor
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • National Education Association
  • United Brotherhood Of Carpenters

Progressive Organizations

Municipal

  • Mitch Landrieu
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu
    New Orleans, Louisiana (D)
  • Ed Lee
    Mayor Ed Lee
    San Francisco, California (D)
  • Mitch O'Farrell
    Councilman Mitch O'Farrell
    Los Angeles, California (D)

State and Legislative

  • Martin O'Malley
    Governor Martin O'Malley
    Maryland (D)
  • Steve Beshear
    Governor Steve Beshear
    Kentucky (D)
  • New Jersey Senate Democrats
    New Jersey Senate Democrats
  • Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Campaign Committe
    Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Campaign Committe
  • New York Senate Democrats
    New York Senate Democrats

Federal

  • Barack Obama
    President Barack Obama
  • Joe Biden
    Vice President Joe Biden
  • Tim Kaine
    Senator Tim Kaine
    Virgina (D)
  • Chris Murphy
    Senator Chris Murphy
    Connecticut (D)
  • Bob Menendez
    Senator Bob Menendez
    New Jersey (D)
  • Frank Lautenberg
    Senator Frank Lautenberg
    New Jersey (D)
  • Bill Pascrell
    Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.
    New Jersey (D NJ-09)

State Parties

  • New Jersey
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Kentucky
  • Florida
  • Arizona

Our Turf

Our turf
  • "In three short weeks, Field Strategies designed and implemented a comprehensive, citywide GOTV program, mobilizing several thousand volunteer shifts to reach hundreds of thousands voters. Highly recommended."

    Mayor Ed Lee [D - San Francisco, CA]
  • "We needed to build a muscular turnout operation quickly and Field Strategies provided us with a tailored GOTV plan and executed it thoroughly."

    Senator Daylin Leach, Chairman, Pennsylvania Senate Democratic Campaign Committee
  • "Field Strategies helped us develop the best ground game we've ever seen in Kentucky.  Democratic turnout rose 17% and we won handily."

    Governor Steve Beshear [D - KY]
  • "We proved all of the experts wrong.  Not only did we win - we won overwhelmingly.   The strategy and organization provided by Field Strategies helped deliver a 300% increase in my base turnout, and the margin of victory."

    Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. [D - NJ]

Case Studies

  • Hispanic and Latino Outreach

    Hispanic and Latino Outreach

    Rising American Electorate

    Field Strategies’ work is rooted in connecting candidates, organizations and campaigns with the Democratic and progressive base. Voter registration drives, ballot initiative education and GOTV mobilization efforts are just a few examples of our work in bilingual communities at the municipal, state and federal level.

    Read the Case Study

  • Hurricane Sandy GOTV Response

    Hurricane Sandy GOTV Response

    GOTV Strategy and Logistics

    The week before Election Day 2012, states along the Eastern seaboard braced for Hurricane Sandy. Our Hurricane Preparedness Plan allowed for successful relocation of 18 field offices and the safe deployment of thousands of grassroots organizers on Election Day.

    Read the Case Study

  • Rep. Bill Pascrell

    Rep. Bill Pascrell: Upset Landslide

    Reshaping the Electorate

    Days before Election Day, many pundits were saying our candidate had no chance and should drop out of the race. He wound up winning by 22 points thanks to 13,000 newly registered voters and historic turnout.

    Read the Case Study

  • Martin O’Malley Gubernatorial

    Martin O’Malley Gubernatorial

    Generating Historic Turnout

    Incumbent Governor Martin O’Malley faced both a severely unmotivated base and a statistical dead heat in statewide polling in the months leading up to Election Day. 400,000 door knocks later, Democratic margins in target counties grew nearly 41% from 2006.

    Read the Case Study

  • Mitch Landrieu for New Orleans Mayor

    Mitch Landrieu for New Orleans Mayor

    Early Vote and Data Analytics

    Using all available voter turnout tactics, we helped a strong campaign to 65% of the total vote in the first ballot of a crowded municipal election. Our targeted precincts saw 32% growth in turnout over similar, non-targeted precincts.

    Read the Case Study

  • Kasim Reed for Atlanta Mayor

    Kasim Reed for Atlanta Mayor

    Growing Turnout in the Runoff

    Despite conventional wisdom that turnout decreases in runoffs, our effort drove turnout by 10% over the Primary total. The Early Vote and GOTV effort successfully drove down our opponent’s vote totals from the primary while growing Reed’s vote totals by nearly 16,000 votes.

    Read the Case Study

  • Steve Beshear for Kentucky Governor

    Steve Beshear for Kentucky Governor

    Modernizing Coordinated Campaigns

    We built a large, layered and sophisticated voter contact program which generated presidential-year level pluralities in many counties around the state. Democratic support in Jefferson County, home to 18% of Kentucky’s Democrats, performed 17 points above historical average.

    Read the Case Study

Our roster of 200 full-time organizers from around the country allows us to rapidly build and execute custom programs offering the services below:

  • Strategy
  • Campaign Strategy
  • Voter Identification and Message Development
  • Moving Legislative Opinion
  • Grasstops Advocacy
  • Integrated Voter Communications
  • Analytics
  • Modeling/Microtargeting
  • Vote Goal Definition and Delivery
  • Data Analysis
  • Execution
  • Election Day Operations
  • Voter Registration
  • Persuasion and Base Turnout
  • Trainings
  • GOTV Strategy and Logistics
  • Precinct Operations

Meet the Team

Field Strategies’ leadership, backed by a nationwide team of operatives, brings decades of experience and an unyielding commitment to winning.

  • Matt Schneider

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner

    Matt has been recruited by key decision makers to plan and execute critical programs for the Democratic Party and their progressive allies. His ingenuity and tireless work ethic have put Field Strategies at the forefront of nearly every major national political and issue campaign of the last 12 years.

  • Ben Tevelin

    Ben Tevelin

    Partner

    For the past 15 years, Ben Tevelin’s commitment to innovative voter contact strategies has guided his work for presidential, gubernatorial, congressional and municipal candidates. Ben also leads much of Field Strategies’ work designing custom programs for national labor unions, public affairs and legislative campaigns.

  • Brian Dunn

    Brian Dunn

    Partner

    Brian brings over 12 years of experience developing strategy and managing grassroots campaigns. He has played critical roles within organized labor and in Presidential, Gubernatorial and down-ballot elections across the country. Prior to joining Field Strategies, Brian managed campaign and election programs at the National Education Association.

  • Jennifer Holcomb

    Jennifer Holcomb

    Vice President

    Since joining in 2010, Jennifer Holcomb has managed winning efforts up and down the ballot across the country. In 2012, PolitickerNJ singled out Jennifer’s field effort for Bill Pascrell, Jr. as the determining factor in the race ranked as the Top Contest of the Last Five Years.

  • Daniel Carles

    Daniel Carles

    Vice President

    Daniel Carles has helped plan and lead over 50 campaigns and GOTV operations since 2002. A New Jersey native, Daniel co-led FS’ efforts in 2012 in support of Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr, an upset victory hailed by the press as “one of the all-time beatdowns”.

  • Ronnie West

    Ronnie West

    Vice President
    Co-Leader FS West

    Ronnie West co-manages Field Strategies’ West Coast operations. In addition to his experience managing high-profile legislative and municipal elections in Southern and Northern California, Ronnie also led much of FS’ massive voter registration efforts in 2012 battleground states.

  • Ryan Garner

    Ryan Garner

    Vice President
    Co-Leader FS West

    Ryan Garner co-manages Field Strategies’ West Coast operations. Ryan specializes in independent expenditure efforts and grassroots legislative campaigns and has built winning efforts for labor groups, state parties and candidates.

  • Kerissa Barron

    Kerissa Barron

    Political Assistant

    Kerissa Barron helps coordinate campaign plans, logistics, and scheduling for FS. Kerissa’s prior political experience includes Gubernatorial and municipal campaigns in her native California, as well as a successful ballot initiative campaign in Maryland.