Jason McGrath, Vice President at GBA Strategies, lives and works in Chicago and specializes in providing polling and strategic advice to Democratic candidates, labor unions and progressive organizations. With nearly 2 decades of experience in Democratic politics, McGrath has helped elect leaders at all levels of government from city councils to Governors’ mansions and the US Senate.
McGrath has helped elect several members of the U.S. Congress, including U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (NM), Congressman and DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan (NM-3), Robin Kelly (IL-2), Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-8), and Congresswoman and Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Cheri Bustos (IL-17).
In 2016, McGrath worked with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx on her historic victory to become the first African-American woman to lead the office, winning a majority of the vote over two candidates, including the sitting incumbent.
In 2015, McGrath advised David Wecht in his win for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, helping Democrats gain an advantage on the court, which will play an important role in reversing the Republican gerrymandering of the state’s Congressional delegation.
He has also worked with a series of labor unions and organizations around the country, helping them achieve a series of progressive goals, including SEIU, the Chicago Federation of Labor, End Citizens United, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
McGrath graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. In addition to his work with GBA Strategies, he is an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.
He was born and raised in Pennsylvania and currently lives in Chicago with his wife and two children.