Dan Judy joined North Star Opinion Research as a Research Analyst in early 2001, and became Vice President in 2009. In 2012, Campaigns and Elections magazine named him a “Rising Star” in the political consulting industry. He works on a wide variety of political, non-profit, and corporate projects from questionnaire development, to fielding, to strategic analysis and presentation, and is also a skilled focus group moderator, having conducted groups on a wide range of topics in cities across the country.
Dan has helped the winning campaigns of U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Lindsey Graham, and Marco Rubio, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, numerous members of the U.S. House, and state and local officials across the country. His public affairs work has focused on transportation (for clients including the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Transit Planning Board in his home state of Georgia), the environment (for The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, and Southern Appalachian Forest Coalition), and health care (for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association, and PhRMA). Other clients include the Boy Scouts of America, The Federalist Society, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Dan often offers commentary on polling and the political issues of the day, and his analysis has appeared on network television stations across the country, BBC World TV and Radio, NPR’s Morning Edition, Sirius XM, and in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, The Hill, and National Journal. He has also served as a panelist at national conferences including ALEC, the American Association of Political Consultants and the Hispanic Leadership Network.
Dan graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a degree in political science and history, and developed an interest in politics while interning for House Speaker Newt Gingrich and the late Senator Paul Coverdell. He is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants and the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
Dan is a passionate fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Braves, and Atlanta Falcons. He has thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia, run two marathons, climbed numerous 14,000-foot peaks in the United States, and reached the summit of Mexico’s Pico de Orizaba, at 18,701 feet the 3rd-highest mountain in North America. He and his wife Caroline live in Old Town Alexandria.