B.J. Martino is a Partner with The Tarrance Group, one of the most respected political research and strategy firms in the country. In his sixteenth year with the firm, he has helped develop and direct strategic research programs for national, state, and local political and issue campaigns.
Martino has conducted successful research for over thirty statewide campaigns and more than eighty congressional campaigns, as well as projects for the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee, and other independent organizations.
As one of several trained focus group moderators at The Tarrance Group, Martino has also conducted extensive qualitative focus group research on a variety of topics around the country. In addition, Martino has conducted research into modeling nationwide Republican performance at the county and precinct level, bringing market analysis methodology to political campaigns.
Starting with his first election in 2010, Martino conducted survey and focus group research for Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin as well as the Wisconsin State Senate. That work continued through the recall elections of 2011 and 2012, and the general election of 2012. The end result was continuing Republican control of state government, and one of the major Republican successes of the last cycle.
As a result of that work, Martino and Tarrance Partner Brian Tringali received the “Republican Strategist of the Year Award” for 2012, from the American Association of Political Consultants.
Martino earned his Bachelors Degree in Economics (with honors) with a Political Science minor from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Masters Degree in political management from The George Washington University, Valedictorian of his graduating class. He served as an adjunct professor of polling from 2005 to 2009, only resigning when the SEIU unionized the university’s adjunct faculty.
Martino is an Eagle Scout, and is active in his church. He and his children live in Alexandria, Virginia.