Michael 

Peñuelas

 political strategist
 professional communicator

senior associate

Michael is a strategist known for his level head who has worked and won campaigns of all shapes and sizes. He takes huge pride in serving as a guide for inspired leaders stepping up to serve their communities.

 

Michael holds a M.S. in Environmental Policy and Management and a B.S. in Earth System Science, with Honors, both from Stanford University. Michael currently sits on the Board of the Riveters Collective and Riveters Collective PAC as well as the Whatcom Democrats Campaign Committee.

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with Blue Spruce Strategies, LLC

 

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POLITICAL CONSULTING

Michael found his way to electoral work in 2018, when he began to realize just how powerful local elected leaders can be. Since then, he's worked and won campaigns of all shapes and sizes, including for the Washington State legislature; county councils; city councils; mayors in cities of all sizes; a city attorney; a port commission; and other local jurisdictions.

Michael takes huge pride in serving as a guide for inspired leaders stepping up to serve their communities. 
He provides full-service general campaign assistance for candidates, including staff hiring, training, and management; voter targeting; messaging; and basic graphic design services. He is also available to consult on independent expenditure campaigns, grassroots campaigns, and other political prokects.
PROJECT + ACADEMIC CONSULTING

Michael has lived on the West Coast of the US for 28 years, surrounded by the boldest innovators on the planet. As a millennial, he brings a unique capacity for pattern-recognition and trend-spotting to the business of project consulting and research. Click on any image below for a brief project description.
 
In 2017-18, his clients included Sightline Institute, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition, and MASH Strategy Studio. In 2015-16, he conducted his first four projects as a Student Consultant with the Stanford Global Projects Center (GPC) and the Stanford Community Engaged Learning Program (CELP).
 
 

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January 2022 - Present

Senior Associate

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Jan 2021 - Dec 2022

Senior Associate

(following 4 months as an Associate)

March 2020 - December 2020

Regional Campaigns Director, Northwest Washington

August 2018 - November 2018

Campaign Director

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December 2018 - March 2020

Legislative Assistant

(following 1 year as an Associate Legislative Assistant)

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Sept 2017 - May 2018

Research and Writing Fellow

May 2018 - August 2018

Field Campaign Manager

2015

Research and Strategy Intern, and

Volpert Scholar in Interdisciplinary Environmental Science

June 2017 - December 2017

Production and

Operations Intern

2013 - June 2016

Co-Founder and

Campaign Director

for Media and

Communications

 
Get in touch.

michaelpenuelas(at)gmail.com

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