Bryan Dooley, Vice President
Bryan joined the team at a critical turning point in the company's history, coming onboard just as the 2002 election cycle was in full swing. He quickly displayed his ability as a fast learner, a team player, and a competent and thorough statistician. Bryan was named a "Rising Star" by Campaigns & Elections magazine and in January 2005, Bryan was promoted to Vice-President.
Bryan came to Hamilton Campaigns after working as a statistician conducting public policy research studies for the State of South Carolina. There Bryan learned to answer questions, make decisions, and develop strategies based on data. Bryan applies these same principles to elections, helping campaigns make resource, targeting, and message decisions based on public opinion.
Since joining Hamilton Campaigns, Bryan has provided analysis and strategic direction for campaigns for U.S. Senate, Congress, governor, and other statewide and local races. Bryan has also conducted research on behalf of some of the nation's largest Democratic 527s and independent expenditure groups. In 2010, Bryan directed the research for statewide races in South Carolina and legislative and countywide races in Florida, Georgia and West Virginia.
In line with Hamilton Campaigns overall philosophy, Bryan believes that a pollster should be more than a consultant he should be a teammate and a partner.
Academically, Bryan holds a bachelor's degree in both sociology and political science from Coker College, and a master's degree in sociology, with an emphasis on quantitative research methodology, from the University of South Carolina. He lives with his family in Yulee, Florida.