A premiere consulting firm with the experience and strategic planning skills to win the tough fights for political and issue-based campaigns.

We’ve helped leaders like RNC Chair Ronna Romney-McDaniel and Michigan U.S. Senate candidate John James toward the national spotlight.  We helped the Michigan Republican Party and Michigan House Republicans retain majorities in 2016 and 2018.  We’ve worked to elect members to Congress and advised organizations like the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Farm Bureau.  Grand River Strategies is making a difference in helping candidates and causes win all across Michigan and are ready to help you.


Recently named ‘One of the 5 most Influential Republican consultants in Michigan’ by nationally published Campaigns & Elections Magazine, Stu Sandler has a reputation for getting things done. An attorney, skilled manager, strong political strategist, and disciplined message developer, Sandler has a tremendous record in Michigan politics and government.



29 years of political experience in state and federal government with, most recently, over 12 years of service as Chief of Staff in the United States House of Representatives – Jamie Roe possesses a knowledge base, strategic messaging acumen to go along with an expansive set of strong relationships in Washington DC and Michigan. His entire career has been to fight and win for the home team.



Planning Your Campaign

The principles of Grand River Strategies have more than 50 years of experience in planning winning campaigns at the local, state, statewide, and federal levels. Whether you are a candidate, ballot initiative, independent expenditure or issue advocacy campaign we can help you develop your message and implement the strategy to help you win.

Direct Mail

Our direct mail programs are on target and effective, because we don’t guess. We do the research to test what messages will work and then we put it to work. We know how to reach the audience you need, how to activate them, and how to deliver them to the polls.


If television communications are in your budget we can help you to develop and deliver a message that is on target to reach the voters you need to win. Whether you need to reach the voters hearts, or provide a stark contrast on your opponent, we will deliver cutting and effective ads to help you win.

Strategic and Crisis Communications

You cannot back down when times are tough, you must fight back. We have decades of experience in dealing with the media during difficult times and going on offense to move our clients’ interests forward. We aren’t controlled by someone else’s narrative, we will help you set the narrative.

Digital Communications

Digital alone won’t win your campaign, but a campaign without a digital component won’t win either. We will help you build a web site, build your social media presence, precisely target the voters you need, and deliver the online message that will be a foundation for your campaign.

Public Affairs

If you have interests or projects that need to be moved forward at the local, state or federal level we can help you get the job done. After decades of experience in state and federal government we know how to reach and what motivates decision makers at both the executive and legislative levels.

Contact the people who can help you win.

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John Engler for Governor, 1990, 1994

Spencer Abraham for Senate 1994

Candice Miller for Secretary of State 1994, 1998

Mike Cox for Attorney General 2002, 2006

Mike Cox for Governor 2010

Ruth Johnson for Secretary of State 2010

David Viviano for Supreme Court 2016

Joan Larsen for Supreme Court 2016

Bill Schuette for Governor 2018

John James for United States Senate 2018

Dave Dutch for MSU Trustee 2018


Caucuses, Committees, Independent Expenditure Campaigns


Michigan Republican Party

Michigan House Republican Caucus

Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Michigan Farm Bureau

Outsider PAC

Hardworking Americans Committee

Leading Michigan Forward

Faith and Freedom Coalition of Michigan

Republican Jewish Coalition

Better Jobs Stronger Families


Congressional Campaigns


Congresswoman Candice S. Miller

Congressman Paul Mitchell

Congressman Dave Trott

Congressman Mike Bishop

Congressman Fred Upton

Rocky Raczkowski for Congress

Jason Allen for Congress


Countywide Campaigns


L. Brooks Patterson for Oakland County Executive

Candice Miller for Macomb County Public Works Commissioner

  • Stu and Jamie are fighters and they play to win.  They are cool under pressure and bring a level of experience and integrity to the table that is rare in politics.  I am glad they are on my team.

    Paul Mitchell

    CongressmanUnited States House of Representatives

    Paul Mitchell

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