Missy Egelsky brings nearly two decades of experience providing research and strategic advice for domestic political campaigns and organizations advocating on a variety of issues, including reproductive rights, workers’ rights, education, and the economy.
In 2016, Missy helped Senator Maggie Hassan (NH) defeat a popular incumbent by just 1,017 votes, providing one of just 2 Democratic pickups in the U.S. Senate. In 2014, she worked to re-elect Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH). Senators Shaheen and Hassan are the only two women to serve as both governor and U.S. Senator in American history. In addition, Egelsky provided national polling and strategy for EMILY’s List’s research arm, American Women, as well as for the AFL-CIO and independent expenditure campaigns for House Majority PAC.
Other current and recent clients include Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM), Congressman Mark Pocan (WI), Mayor Joyce Craig (Manchester, NH), the National Women’s Law Center, the Democratic Governors Association, and Senate Majority PAC.
Missy joined GQRR as an intern in 1998, and has worked her way up through the ranks, serving in nearly every role from data programmer to junior analyst to senior leader along the way. As a data programmer for the firm, she worked with a broad range of political and organizational clients, including the 2000 Gore-Lieberman campaign and Prime Minister Tony Blair’s 2001 re-election campaign in Great Britain. She has led polling for dozens of statewide, congressional, and local races.
Missy is a native of Western Pennsylvania and a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Master of Arts in Political Management from the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University.