WHO WE ARE

The Paladin Political Group is a full service political consulting firm with experience in paid media, direct mail, online advertising, voter contact, grassroots engagement and general consulting services.

After years of working on campaigns ranging from local school board to the Presidential level, The Paladin Political Group strives to cut costs for candidates. Paladin prides itself on competitive pricing for quality work. With our background managing budgets for large projects, we have developed relationships with media placement vendors, print shops, and mail houses. These relationships and the commitment to voter engagement and grassroots activism gives Paladin our market edge—fair pricing, data-driven sound strategic advice, and a respect for grassroots voter to voter activation.

Clients

  • Gov. Pat Quinn
  • IL Attorney General Lisa Madigan
  • Democratic Party of Illinois
  • Michigan Democratic Party
  • Progress Michigan
  • Clean Water Action
  • Keep Home Care A Safe Choice
  • Democratic Party of Georgia
  • Democratic Party of Colorado
  • South Carolina Democratic Caucus
  • IL Senate Democratic Caucus
    • Sen. Daniel Biss
    • Sen. Pat McGuire
    • Sen. Toi Hutchinson
    • Sen. Mike Noland
    • Sen. Don Harmon
    • Sen. Jennifer Bertino Tarrant
    • Sen. Tom Cullerton
    • Sen. Mike Jacobs
    • Sen. Melinda Bush
  • Clean Energy Now - Michigan
  • Rep. Debbie Halvorson
  • Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely
  • Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza
  • Land of Lincoln Health Care Cooperative
  • Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  • Ald. Tom Tunney
  • Ald. Mary O’Connor
  • Ald. Deborah Graham
  • Com. Mike Cabonargi
  • Ald. Latasha Thomas
  • Chicago City Clerk Suzanna Mendoza
  • The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
  • The Illinois Retail Merchants Association

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MEET PALADIN

Dave Seman

Dave Seman has over a decade of political and campaign experience working throughout the US and the world.  Dave started managing statewide campaigns at the age of 23, winning a hard fought Michigan Democratic Primary for Attorney General.

Since then Dave has worked in City government, managed voter registration drives, managed multiple state operations for President Obama’s campaign and Organizing for America, managed state coordinated efforts, and built a track record for success at many levels of campaigns and campaign consulting.

Dave has campaigned on 3 continents, and brings a unique set of experience with him in his efforts. Dave created Paladin as a place for political junkies to come together with creative solutions to make campaigns and government more efficient. Dave is a firm believer in progressive causes and prides himself on the clients he has pitched sharing those values.

Currently, Dave is a partner with Digital Turf, a leader in online media development and strategy for Fortune 100 companies and Democratic political campaigns. Dave is also Managing Principal at Paladin, focusing on grassroots lobbying, earned media, direct mail, and strategic partner

Rob Hill

Rob Hill offers over 15 years of experience conceiving, planning and executing data-driven efforts in support of Paladin Political's clients. A veteran of President Obama’s campaign and administration along with numerous political and issue campaigns, Rob has experience building state-based teams from scratch in every region of the U.S. and in every kind of market: rural, urban and suburban.

Having joined the Obama 2008 campaign in its earliest stage, Rob continued with President Obama to Washington, DC in the White House Office of Political Affairs. In this role he worked closely with local, state and federal officials, issue advocates and business leaders in 14 Western states as the Western Political Director. His responsibilities included building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders to advocate for the president’s agenda in addition to briefing principals on the political landscape and its impact on the administration’s priorities.

Following his work in the White House, Rob served President Obama for four years as the Associate Administrator for Field Operations in the US Small Business Administration, a Senior Executive position in which he managed the agency’s national network of field representatives in every state and territory. In this role Rob was responsible for planning and executing public outreach efforts targeting difficult-to-reach constituencies, partnering with local and national stakeholders to deliver on shared priorities and setting the budgets and operations of 90 offices and nearly 800 staff members.

As a campaign strategist, Rob recently managed a successful gubernatorial primary in Nevada in 2018, worked as the 2010 National Field Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and built the persuasion and turnout program as the Coordinated Campaign Director for Senator Jon Tester’s narrow election in 2006. His other campaign credits include John Kerry for President where he helped deliver the come-from-behind grassroots victory in the Iowa Caucuses along with a range of environmental, judicial and marriage equality projects.

Originally from Connecticut, Rob studied History at the University of Virginia. He lives in Santa Fe, NM with his wife Jarel and their two children.

Joe Anderson

Joe Anderson is a graduate of Western Michigan University's competitive theatre program. He is an award­winning director, writer and comedian who spent two years touring with the famed Second City improv comedy theater. Anderson recently wrote and starred in the play "Shoot Faster, Dear Brother, I'm Dying!" Lawrence Bommer, reviewer for the Chicago Reader and ChicagoTheatreBlog.com called the play, remarkable feat ­ worthy of Mark Twain" and "Two hours of pitch perfect parody."

In 2013, he co­wrote and co­starred in the paranormal comedy "America's Most Haunted" which received distribution through Echo Bridge Entertainment. The movie has been described as "Scarier than Ghostubusters and funnier than Poltergeist." When home in Grand Rapids, he works with a wide variety of film/commercial groups on commercials and TV/film projects. He is also a board member of the all­volunteer, non­profit Dog Story Theater where he helped produce nearly 100 improv and sketch comedy shows. He currently tours the country with his sketch comedy group “The Don't We Boys!”.

Jennifer Koch Donovan

Jennifer Koch Donovan is a partner at The Paladin Political Group. With over a decade of political campaign experience, she has advised numerous candidates at various levels of elected office all across the country.

In 2007, Jennifer served as the Northeast Deputy Political Director for Obama For America. Following the election of President Obama, she was hired to be the Deputy White House Liaison for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC.

Jennifer holds a Master’s degree in International Relations and a Bachelors degree from Michigan State University in Communications Arts and Sciences with a specialization in Public Relations and Political Philosophy. Outside of politics, Jennifer and her husband created the African Community Advancement Initiative, a non-governmental organization focused on bottom-up development in rural Africa. In her free time Jennifer enjoys traveling, skiing and playing golf.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact:

Dave Seman | dave@paladinpolitical.com | (616) 304-1240