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Widely recognized as one of the country’s leading political strategists, Goeas is an often sought after consultant. In the 2010 election cycle, The Tarrance Group elected six new Governors (and now have eight as clients), four U.S. Senators (and now have ten as clients), and fifty-three Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, with Goeas playing a key role in the winning campaigns of Governor John Kasich, Governor Mary Fallin, and Senator John Boozman. In recognition of the number of winning campaigns conducted by The Tarrance Group, Ed Goeas, and his partners Brian Tringali and Dave Sackett, were awarded the “2010 Republican Pollster of the Year,” by the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC).
In addition to his campaign work, Goeas works in partnership with Democratic pollster Celinda Lake on the nationally recognized “Battleground Poll” – one of the country’s most respected national, political research programs. In fact, in 2011 Lake and Goeas were awarded the “Distinguished Service to the Profession” award for their body of work on the Battleground Poll over the last twenty years. Over the years, Lake and Goeas have also conducted an array of bipartisan issue work for organizations across the nation, providing a balanced, bipartisan perspective on the key issues facing the nation.
Ed Goeas consults on an wide range of policy concerns such as education policy, health care, immigration law, and youth voting trends to name a few. Goeas has been widely published in professional and academic journals, including the Yale Law and Policy Review, on a variety of public policy issues based on his national research. Goeas has also worked on a number of foreign campaigns in Russia, Greece, Hungary, France, and the Philippines.
Frequently sought as a political analyst, Goeas regularly appears on national public affairs programs including: Meet the Press, This Week, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, FOX News, C-Span and CNN John King’s America.
During the 1994 election cycle, Goeas was recognized by Democrat and Republican members of the American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) as “Pollster of the Year.” Since said recognition, he has served on the highly regarded AAPC Board of Directors, and is the longest serving member of the Board serving from 1988 until 2013.
In his more than thirty-five years of working professionally in politics, he has served as the National Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a field operative for the Republican National Committee, campaign manager in several campaigns, and Chief of Staff to a U.S. Congressman.
Ed Goeas is married to Lisa Goeas who serves as Vice President of Political Affairs for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Ed has two daughters, Jenn (31), Emma (12), and two sons Robert (8), and Bennett (4), and a grandson, William (1).