Michael Cassidy is a senior vice president in the state government relations group working out of the Chicago and Springfield offices. Michael advises clients before Congress, the Illinois General Assembly and various local county and municipal governments.
He provides counsel in regards to executive & legislative affairs, coalition development, crisis communications, media relations, and strategic communications. Recently, Michael played a major role in the 2010 primary and general re-election of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael built a robust network of contacts working as a senior member of Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan's legislative staff. In that position he coordinated legislative agendas and media relations for members of the Democratic caucus. Michael also possesses substantial campaign experience having served is various supervisory roles on municipal, county, state and statewide campaigns. Working for the Democratic Party of Illinois, he was responsible for the advancement of Democratic candidates through grassroots organizing, strategic fundraising, message development, field coordination, crisis management, direct mail campaigns and earned and paid media.
Michael was a public affairs consultant for the Haymarket Group from 2001 to 2003.
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