Brad Bannon is President of Bannon Communications Research, a Washington DC based political polling and consulting firm that helps Democratic candidates, labor unions and progressive issue groups win political and public affairs campaigns.
Campaigns and Elections magazine named Brad a “mover and shaker” in the political consulting industry.
He is also one of the “Democratic Insiders” in the biweekly National Journal pundit poll.
Brad started Bannon Communications Research in 1984 and his first client was Booth Gardner, who won an upset primary and general elections that year and went on to serve two terms as the governor of the state of Washington.
Before founding his own firm, Brad worked on the campaigns of a number of successful congressional candidates including Senators Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts and David Pryor of Arkansas.
Brad earned an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. from Syracuse University. He grew up in Rhode Island and in New York and has two children. He now lives—surprise, surprise—in Washington, DC.