Full service political and public affairs consulting

The Edelson Group


Data-driven results

Electoral Successes

  • Passed Proposal #1 by an landslide 69% to 31% margin – winning every county in Michigan – for Michigan Citizens for Strong & Safe Communities in 2014.
  • Defeated Proposal #3 in Michigan by a substantial margin of 63% to 37% for the Clean Affordable Renewable Energy Coalition, winning in 82 of 83 counties in 2012.
  • Reelected Governor Granholm by 58% to 42% despite being outspent 2:1 in the most expensive gubernatorial race in Michigan’s history.
  • Awarded National Campaign Manager of the Year Award in 2007 by the American Association of Political Consultants.  Past recipients include James Carville and Karl Rove.
  • Successful in multiple U.S. Congressional and U.S. Senate campaigns in both primary and general elections.

Advocacy Successes

  • Successful legislative passage for electric deregulation legislation, foreclosure reform and urban redevelopment funding in Michigan.
  • Gained local, state and federal governmental approvals for energy infrastructure projects in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas and Louisiana.
  • Attained approvals from U.S. EPA for Environmental Impact Studies in Wyoming and Montana.
  • Developed support for the State of Michigan’s ‘Green Jobs for Blue Waters’ economic development program and the state’s bi-national agreement with Israel.
  • Organized and promoted international trade missions for the State of Michigan with China, Germany, Sweden and Israel.

About Howard Edelson

Howard Edelson has more than 30 years of business, governmental and political experience at the local, state, federal and international levels. He is president of The Edelson Group, a full-service political consulting firm specializing in strategy development and comprehensive management for issue advocacy, ballot measures and candidate campaigns.

Under Howard’s leadership, The Edelson Group has orchestrated resounding wins over the past decade making the firm on of Michigan’s most successful political consulting companies.

Edelson has won numerous awards for his work including the prestigious National Campaign Excellence Award for Campaign Manager of the Year from the American Association of Political Consultants.

Howard also does political commentating on Detroit television and Michigan radio stations and shares his political insights as a guest speaker at various leadership programs and universities including the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Howard Edelson on WDIV Detroit

Providing live analysis of the 2015 State of the State address on WDIV Detroit, MIchigan’s largest TV news station.


Our Approach

Clients facing seemingly insurmountable challenges turn to The Edelson Group for commanding victories with voters, elected officials and opinion leaders on a variety of public issues.

The Edelson Group develops winning strategies and campaign plans based on comprehensive research for messaging, voter/grassroots mobilization and fundraising. The company provides professional management services to ensure coordination of all campaign activities.

Under Howard Edelson’s leadership, TEG has orchestrated resounding wins over the past decade making the firm one of Michigan’s most successful political consulting companies.

Contact The Edelson Group

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