GRAND RIVER STRATEGIES
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.
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 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.
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.
- Michigan Statewide
- Caucuses, Committees, Independent Expenditure Campaigns
- Congressional Campaigns
- Countywide Campaigns
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
Hardworking Americans Committee
Leading Michigan Forward
Faith and Freedom Coalition of Michigan
Republican Jewish Coalition
Better Jobs Stronger Families
Congresswoman Candice S. Miller
Congressman Paul Mitchell
Congressman Dave Trott
Congressman Mike Bishop
Congressman Fred Upton
Rocky Raczkowski for Congress
Jason Allen for Congress
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.