RICK SHAFTAN, veteran pollster:
“Republicans win when they campaign for liberty
And lose when they don’t”.
105 S. Little Rock Ave., Ventnor, NJ
Sunday, February 24, 2013
2:30 PM to 4:30
Wine, Cheese, and a Whole Lot More
Admit One — $75 Admit Two — $100
President of Neighborhood Research and Mountaintop Media, companies that provide “polling and media for conservatives with the guts to win,” has worked in political campaigns since he was ten years old, volunteering for Richard Nixon and working through his teen years for conservative candidates John Marchi, Jim Buckley, Barbara Keating and Ronald Reagan. At age 23 he was elected Conservative Party District Leader for the Northeast Bronx area running from Morris Park to Co-op City, City Island, Pelham Bay and Throggs Neck.
After completing college and law school, Shaftan served as a campaign and legislative aide to Congressman Joe DioGuardi of New York, press secretary to Congressman Connie Mack of Florida and administrative assistant to New Jersey Assemblywoman Marion Crecco. He started his consulting business in 1988.
Having built a specialty in polling, microtargeting and hard-hitting media in small local races, Shaftan branched out in the late 1990s to handling campaigns throughout the South and Midwest and polling throughout the country. Besides assisting in the election of numerous statewide and downballot candidates, Shaftan’s companies handled polling and media to defeat several liberal ballot initiatives including the Northern Virginia Sales Tax Referendum (2002), Alabama’s Tax Raising Amendment One (2004) and Questions One and Two in New Jersey that would have raised the sales tax and funded Embryonic Stem Cell “research” (2007). In 2010 they also handled polling and produced media for the successful effort to remove three liberal Iowa Supreme Court Justices as well as numerous issue campaigns across the country.
Neighborhood Research is a public opinion research firm specializing in highly targeted data analysis and in-depth interviews that use open-ended questions to find issues and create unique media strategies. Neighborhood Research has done national survey research and in-state polling over two decades in twenty-two states as well as for hospitals, trade associations, lobbying groups and corporate market research. Intense demographic and geographic microtargeting provides highly detailed information for strategic planning.
Mountaintop Media is a full-service public relations and media firm specializing in helping conservative candidates and organizations, and private-sector clients, deliver effective, hard-hitting messages to a targeted audience at the lowest possible cost. Over more than two decades, the firm has helped elect hundreds of candidates to federal, statewide, county and local offices, as well as organizations including Americans for Prosperity, Eagle Forum, the Club for Growth, New Jersey Right to Life, Minuteman PAC, the Virginia Tea Party Alliance PAC, the Alabama Republican Party and the National Republican Congressional Committee.