A Message from our CEO

2018 was a great year for Grassroots Midwest, and a year of extraordinary changes in Michigan politics and government. 2019 promises to be even more exciting, with key local elections, new leaders at the state and local level working on their agendas, and preparations for Michigan’s final election cycle under the current district configurations already underway. We’re excited about continuing to help Michigan citizens, corporations, labor unions and non-profits navigate the new political realities and win when it matters in 2019 and beyond.


This year will be a time of exciting changes across Michigan, and the year will be no different at Grassroots Midwest, starting with our blog. Beginning today, you’ll be able to check in with our blog on a regular basis to get insightful analysis from each member of our team, as well as updates and amusing anecdotes from Michigan and American politics and government. The changes don’t stop there: we’ll be making more exciting announcements over the coming weeks as we seek to continually expand and improve the ways we can deliver our award-winning service to clients across America’s midwest.


As Michigan inaugurates our new Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, as well as our other new statewide elected officials, we want to kick things off with a look back: today we are featuring part 1 of a 3 part, in-depth analysis of the 2018 midterm elections, and what the results mean for Michigan going forward, by Brian Began, Director of Elections and Research at Grassroots Midwest.


About the author: Adrian Hemond is CEO and Co-Founder of Grassroots Midwest, Michigan’s only bipartisan advocacy firm.