Dave Doyle

Recognized as a leader in the political and public policy arena, Dave Doyle has worked on numerous local, state, and national political campaigns. He has managed successful statewide ballot proposals and campaigns involving a variety of candidates, coalitions, and issues.

With over 30 years of experience, Dave has distinguished himself as a prominent figure in Michigan politics. He was chairman of the Michigan Republican Party and director of the Michigan House and Senate GOP Campaign Committees and successfully led each organization. As chairman of the Michigan GOP, Dave served as the party’s primary fund-raiser, strategist, and spokesman.

As a consultant, Dave has worked with republican and non-partisan candidates for US President, Governor, US Senate, Congress, State Senate, State House, MI Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and Circuit Court. Additionally, he has served as a consultant for the MIGOP, the MI Senate and House GOP Campaign Committees. Dave has managed or produced advertising for numerous ballot committees and issue advocacy groups.

Nationally, Dave managed the successful Michigan campaign of Vice President George Bush, served as the national Midwest advisor to the Bob Dole presidential campaign, consulted for the 2000 George W. Bush campaign and was part of the statewide leadership committee for his re-election.

Internationally, Dave was asked to represent the International Republican Institute on missions to Russia and Angola, where he consulted and met with Russian political leaders and members of the Angolan Parliament.

Dave is a graduate of Oakland University. He served with distinction on the Oakland University Board of Trustees as an appointee of Governor Engler and served as Chairman and Vice Chairman. Governor Snyder appointed Dave to the State Boundary Commission where he served as a member and then Chairman. Dave is a member of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Kara Douma

Kara Douma has 25 years of experience in survey research, and her background includes work in state government, political campaigns, and public policy, as well.

She’s conducted research for a diverse set of clientele including state and local governments, non-profits and state associations, hospitals, financial institutions, energy companies, the Michigan Republican Party, Michigan Senate Republican Campaign Committee, the Michigan House Republican Campaign Committee, Michigan State Chamber, and individual federal and state candidates.

As Research Director, Douma is involved in every aspect of the survey research process from drafting of surveys, data analysis, and reporting of survey research.

She previously held positions with Marketing Resource Group, Michigan State Senate, and Public Sector Consultants and worked for some of the largest and most respected Republican polling firms in the country as an independent contractor during key election cycles. This includes managing the polling for the Michigan Senate Republican Campaign Committee in 1998 and 2002.

Douma earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Honor from Michigan State University and was a Patricia Roberts Harris Graduate Fellow in Public Administration at MSU where she received the Pi Alpha Alpha award from The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. She received formal survey research training through the University of Michigan’s Summer Institute for Survey Research.