Al Quinlan


Al Quinlan heads up Greenberg Quinlan Rosner’s team of U.S. political analysts and campaign pollsters, delivering strategic consultation and issue management to issue groups, corporations and political campaigns. He has advised a broad range of political candidates and elected officials over the past 20 years. 

Over the last two cycles, Al Quinlan provided research and strategic advice to Senator Richard Blumenthal (CT), Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH), and Senator Tom Udall (NM). His clients also include Senator Jeff Bingaman (NM), Senator Tim Johnson (SD), Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN), and Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI). He worked for former Vice President Walter Mondale, and former Senators Tom Daschle (SD) and Chris Dodd (CT). Quinlan has also worked for current and former Governors Maggie Hassan (NH), John Lynch (NH), Ed Rendell (PA), and Bill Richardson (NM).  

Quinlan has provided research and advice for a wide variety of party organizations and issue groups. He polled some of the DCCC’s and DSCC’s most competitive races.

Quinlan has extensive experience with municipal and mayoral races as well—specifically in diverse urban areas. He has advised numerous municipal leaders including Mayors Richard Daley of Chicago, James Hahn of Los Angeles, Anthony Williams of Washington DC, and RT Rybak of Minneapolis. 

Quinlan also specializes in providing strategic advice to progressive organizations on issues of public health, energy and the environment. His clients include the League of Conservation Voters, Trust for America’s Health and NARAL Pro-Choice America, and he provided the research for Change to Win in targeted states in 2008.

He is the author of several commentaries including “How Democrats Can Win the Economic Debate by Making Small Business the Center of Their Agenda,” “Prevention Now For a Healthier Future,” and “Authenticity Matters Most.” Quinlan has also authored the reports “New Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust For America’s Health Poll on Childhood Obesity” and “American Public Supports Investment in Prevention As Part of Health Care Reform.” 

Quinlan has also conducted polling and focus group research in Nicaragua, Cambodia, El Salvador, and the Philippines.

Quinlan received a Bachelor’s degree in Science at Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts. In. 2004, he was awarded Penn State Behrend’s most prestigious award, the Alumni Fellowship.