Speaker Profile

David Mermin

Lake Research Partners

David Mermin is a partner at Lake Research Partners (LRP) and heads the firm’s Bay Area office. LRP is the national political research firm established in 1995 by Celinda Lake, one of the Democratic Party’s leading strategists. LRP advises dozens of Democratic incumbents and challengers at all levels of the electoral process, as well as a wide range of non-partisan advocacy organizations, foundations, and labor unions. LRP has nationally recognized expertise on women voters, health care issues, the environment, and the labor movement. Mermin has presented research findings to audiences across the country and has published articles in Health Affairs, Aspenia and The Polling Report. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he holds an M.A. in Geography with a concentration in political and urban geography from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Political Science from Brown University.