The Clarity Team


Leaders in data, strategy, and analytics.

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The Clarity Team


Leaders in data, strategy, and analytics.

Founded in 2012, our team brings together decades of campaign strategy, data, and analytics experience. We have worked on races across the country, from the historic Obama for America campaign to Governor, Senate, and Congressional elections to local issue advocacy campaigns and everything in between. The company provides fully integrated analytic solutions to Democratic campaigns, progressive non-profits, and socially responsible corporations.

David Radloff oversees general operations, John Hagner spearheads client and strategic services, Dan Castleman manages our data science and technology efforts, and Cristina Sinclaire is now leading the expansion of both client and team capacity for 2020 and beyond. We are supported by an incredible team of analysts, data scientists, and campaign strategists.


David Radloff


Co-founder + Partner

David Radloff co-founded Clarity Campaign Labs in 2012 to provide data, strategy, and analytics to political campaigns, issue organizations and non-profits. Over the last seven years at Clarity he has worked for all of the Democratic party committees on Governor, Senate, and Congressional elections as well as local issue advocacy campaigns and everything in between. Previously David was COO of ISSI, another data and analytics firm. Prior to helping start ISSI in late 2007, he was the Director of Data and Targeting at America Votes, a coalition of the largest progressive groups in the country. He was also a founding partner of tinyHorse Solutions, a political technology start-up that created "the Donkey", a volunteer management system for campaigns. Before coming to DC, he worked for now-Senator Kaine’s 2005 campaign for Governor in Virginia. Prior to working in campaigns and politics he was a management consultant in New York City for each PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM and worked on variety of projects around the country. David graduated from the University of Virginia in 2000.

David Radloff


Co-founder + Partner

David Radloff co-founded Clarity Campaign Labs in 2012 to provide data, strategy, and analytics to political campaigns, issue organizations and non-profits. Over the last seven years at Clarity he has worked for all of the Democratic party committees on Governor, Senate, and Congressional elections as well as local issue advocacy campaigns and everything in between. Previously David was COO of ISSI, another data and analytics firm. Prior to helping start ISSI in late 2007, he was the Director of Data and Targeting at America Votes, a coalition of the largest progressive groups in the country. He was also a founding partner of tinyHorse Solutions, a political technology start-up that created "the Donkey", a volunteer management system for campaigns. Before coming to DC, he worked for now-Senator Kaine’s 2005 campaign for Governor in Virginia. Prior to working in campaigns and politics he was a management consultant in New York City for each PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM and worked on variety of projects around the country. David graduated from the University of Virginia in 2000.


Dan Castleman


Co-founder + Director of Analytics

Dan Castleman has been at the forefront of finding new ways to utilize advanced analytics for progressive candidates, political coalitions, corporations, and charitable groups. His expertise covers strategic program targeting, data analysis, modeling, and polling. Prior to starting Clarity, Dan helped found ISSI in 2007 where he oversaw and built up their analytic services with a focus on developing internal systems that streamline and optimize cutting-edge data-mining tools and technologies. Prior to joining ISSI, he was the Deputy Director of Data at America Votes where he created and designed many pieces of their current national data infrastructure. Dan holds a dual B.A. in Political Science and Computer Science from Brandeis University.

Dan Castleman


Co-founder + Director of Analytics

Dan Castleman has been at the forefront of finding new ways to utilize advanced analytics for progressive candidates, political coalitions, corporations, and charitable groups. His expertise covers strategic program targeting, data analysis, modeling, and polling. Prior to starting Clarity, Dan helped found ISSI in 2007 where he oversaw and built up their analytic services with a focus on developing internal systems that streamline and optimize cutting-edge data-mining tools and technologies. Prior to joining ISSI, he was the Deputy Director of Data at America Votes where he created and designed many pieces of their current national data infrastructure. Dan holds a dual B.A. in Political Science and Computer Science from Brandeis University.


John Hagner


Partner + Consulting Services

John Hagner is a Partner at Clarity where he oversees the expansion of our consulting and strategic service offerings. John joined Clarity as a Senior Vice President in 2013 after serving as the National Field Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2012 and was proud to be part of the team that beat the odds and helped grow the Senate Democratic Caucus. Before joining the DSCC, he was the first Director of Targeting and Data Analysis for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 2010 to 2011. He got his start on campaigns working for Howard Dean in New Hampshire and then moved to the Democratic National Committee for the 2004 general election. He was Sherrod Brown’s Field Director on his 2006 Senate campaign and stayed in Ohio running field and targeting programs for the Ohio Democratic Party in the 2008 cycle. Along the way he’s worked on races across the country, from aldermanic campaigns to Congressional special elections and everything in between.

John Hagner


Partner + Consulting Services

John Hagner is a Partner at Clarity where he oversees the expansion of our consulting and strategic service offerings. John joined Clarity as a Senior Vice President in 2013 after serving as the National Field Director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2012 and was proud to be part of the team that beat the odds and helped grow the Senate Democratic Caucus. Before joining the DSCC, he was the first Director of Targeting and Data Analysis for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee from 2010 to 2011. He got his start on campaigns working for Howard Dean in New Hampshire and then moved to the Democratic National Committee for the 2004 general election. He was Sherrod Brown’s Field Director on his 2006 Senate campaign and stayed in Ohio running field and targeting programs for the Ohio Democratic Party in the 2008 cycle. Along the way he’s worked on races across the country, from aldermanic campaigns to Congressional special elections and everything in between.


Cristina Sinclaire


Senior Vice President

Cristina Sinclaire joined Clarity Campaign Labs at the beginning of 2018 as a Senior Vice President bringing a strong background in electoral work, civic research and data infrastructure. Previously she served as Director of Client Services at Catalist providing data and data services to over 200 progressive organizations. Prior to that she researched voting laws and built civic data tools at the New Organizing Institute. She has managed electoral campaigns and organized communities from California to South Africa. She also sits on the Boards of National Public Radio, the Center for Technology and Civic Life, the Alliance for CHANGE, and the Earthward Bound Foundation.

Cristina Sinclaire


Senior Vice President

Cristina Sinclaire joined Clarity Campaign Labs at the beginning of 2018 as a Senior Vice President bringing a strong background in electoral work, civic research and data infrastructure. Previously she served as Director of Client Services at Catalist providing data and data services to over 200 progressive organizations. Prior to that she researched voting laws and built civic data tools at the New Organizing Institute. She has managed electoral campaigns and organized communities from California to South Africa. She also sits on the Boards of National Public Radio, the Center for Technology and Civic Life, the Alliance for CHANGE, and the Earthward Bound Foundation.

Lee Hoffart


Senior Data Scientist + Experiments

Lee Hoffart was part of the founding team at Clarity, joining as a Senior Data Scientist to create a variety of new analytic offerings and work with clients on custom modeling. Previously he was a National Data Manager at ISSI and also served as a Senior Analyst on their modeling team. In 2008, after publishing 11 scientific papers, Lee left his PhD program in favor of joining the Obama campaign -- first working on the data team in Wisconsin and then joining the post election analysis team in Chicago. As a graduate research assistant he worked on elucidating iron based metalloenzyme chemical mechanisms using a combination of quantum mechanical modeling and Mössbauer spectroscopy. Lee did undergraduate research in computational and experimental protein folding; primarily using wavelet transforms in conjunction with regression based statistical models to predict common protein folding motifs. Lee holds a B.S. in pure Mathematics, Biochemistry, and Genetics from Texas A&M.

Lee Hoffart


Senior Data Scientist + Experiments

Lee Hoffart was part of the founding team at Clarity, joining as a Senior Data Scientist to create a variety of new analytic offerings and work with clients on custom modeling. Previously he was a National Data Manager at ISSI and also served as a Senior Analyst on their modeling team. In 2008, after publishing 11 scientific papers, Lee left his PhD program in favor of joining the Obama campaign -- first working on the data team in Wisconsin and then joining the post election analysis team in Chicago. As a graduate research assistant he worked on elucidating iron based metalloenzyme chemical mechanisms using a combination of quantum mechanical modeling and Mössbauer spectroscopy. Lee did undergraduate research in computational and experimental protein folding; primarily using wavelet transforms in conjunction with regression based statistical models to predict common protein folding motifs. Lee holds a B.S. in pure Mathematics, Biochemistry, and Genetics from Texas A&M.


Sean Duncavage


Senior Data Scientist + Infrastructure

Sean Duncavage was part of the founding team at Clarity and is now a Senior Data Scientist where he runs our analytic systems and works on a variety of client-specific modeling. He joined ISSI in 2008 as the Technology Director and helped build their in-house modeling and analytics systems. Sean has an extensive background in data analysis and modeling and did undergraduate research in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience working primarily with neural networks. He went on as a graduate research assistant contributing to Artificial Intelligence based NASA scheduling software and NSF-sponsored research into model generated HIPAA compliance rules. Sean holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics and a M.S. in Computer Science.

Sean Duncavage


Senior Data Scientist + Infrastructure

Sean Duncavage was part of the founding team at Clarity and is now a Senior Data Scientist where he runs our analytic systems and works on a variety of client-specific modeling. He joined ISSI in 2008 as the Technology Director and helped build their in-house modeling and analytics systems. Sean has an extensive background in data analysis and modeling and did undergraduate research in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience working primarily with neural networks. He went on as a graduate research assistant contributing to Artificial Intelligence based NASA scheduling software and NSF-sponsored research into model generated HIPAA compliance rules. Sean holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics and a M.S. in Computer Science.


Emily Kremer-McNeil


Program Manager

Emily joined Clarity in the summer of 2015 as an Analytics Fellow, and after several years of working as a Junior Analyst and then Analyst, is now helping lead client engagements as a Program Manager. She has extensive experience working with clients including the DGA, the DCCC, the Equality Federation, and EMILY's List, on everything from local election polling to building models for statewide races and managing large sample national online surveys. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College in Political Science and Environmental Studies. While at Wellesley, she interned with Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston and on Capitol Hill.

Emily Kremer-McNeil


Program Manager

Emily joined Clarity in the summer of 2015 as an Analytics Fellow, and after several years of working as a Junior Analyst and then Analyst, is now helping lead client engagements as a Program Manager. She has extensive experience working with clients including the DGA, the DCCC, the Equality Federation, and EMILY's List, on everything from local election polling to building models for statewide races and managing large sample national online surveys. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College in Political Science and Environmental Studies. While at Wellesley, she interned with Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston and on Capitol Hill.

Jonathan Atkins


Data Scientist

Jon joined Clarity as an Analyst in 2017 and was promoted to Data Scientist in 2019. During the 2018 cycle, Jon worked primarily on DGA and DCCC races, and now does a combination of modeling and infrastructure work. Before coming to Clarity Jon conducted quantitative research on global infrastructure development trends at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and spent time researching geopolitical division and nationalism in the Middle East, with brief stints as an Ultimate Frisbee coach and tour guide. Jon holds a degree in Computer Science and Economics from Tufts University.

Jonathan Atkins


Data Scientist

Jon joined Clarity as an Analyst in 2017 and was promoted to Data Scientist in 2019. During the 2018 cycle, Jon worked primarily on DGA and DCCC races, and now does a combination of modeling and infrastructure work. Before coming to Clarity Jon conducted quantitative research on global infrastructure development trends at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and spent time researching geopolitical division and nationalism in the Middle East, with brief stints as an Ultimate Frisbee coach and tour guide. Jon holds a degree in Computer Science and Economics from Tufts University.

Chris Castañeda-Barajas


Analytics Engineer

Chris Castañeda-Barajas joined Clarity Campaign Labs in 2019 as their Analytics Engineer. Based in Seattle, Chris possesses a unique combination of web development expertise, data science know-how, and a background in political and community organizing work. He has over a decade of experience in the non-profit advocacy world. Most recently he served as the Data & Targeting Director for Win|Win, the Washington state affiliate of America Votes and State Voices, where he helped a state-wide network of progressive organizations make strategic, data-driven decisions about voter outreach and engagement. Prior to that, he worked as a web developer for the United Way of King County in Seattle, and as Online Director for Fuse Washington, the Washington state affiliate of Progress Now. Chris holds a B.A. in Political Science as well as a Certificate in Data Science, both from the University of Washington.

Chris Castañeda-Barajas


Analytics Engineer

Chris Castañeda-Barajas joined Clarity Campaign Labs in 2019 as their Analytics Engineer. Based in Seattle, Chris possesses a unique combination of web development expertise, data science know-how, and a background in political and community organizing work. He has over a decade of experience in the non-profit advocacy world. Most recently he served as the Data & Targeting Director for Win|Win, the Washington state affiliate of America Votes and State Voices, where he helped a state-wide network of progressive organizations make strategic, data-driven decisions about voter outreach and engagement. Prior to that, he worked as a web developer for the United Way of King County in Seattle, and as Online Director for Fuse Washington, the Washington state affiliate of Progress Now. Chris holds a B.A. in Political Science as well as a Certificate in Data Science, both from the University of Washington.

Jacob Coblentz


Analyst

Jacob joined Clarity as an Analyst in Spring 2019. Previously, he conducted research at the MIT Election Data and Science Lab. Prior to that, Jacob was an analytics intern at Catalist during the 2016 election. Jacob graduated from The George Washington University in 2017 with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Political Science. In addition to this, he has also completed graduate coursework at MIT.

Jacob Coblentz


Analyst

Jacob joined Clarity as an Analyst in Spring 2019. Previously, he conducted research at the MIT Election Data and Science Lab. Prior to that, Jacob was an analytics intern at Catalist during the 2016 election. Jacob graduated from The George Washington University in 2017 with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Political Science. In addition to this, he has also completed graduate coursework at MIT.

Ashley Napier


Analyst

Ashley Napier joined Clarity as an Analyst in 2019. Previously Ashley was a Data Fellow for the 2018 Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated Campaign and worked in international programs at the University of Pennsylvania. She also conducted research with the Institute for Research on Higher Education and the Penn Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy. Ashley holds master's degrees in Public Administration and Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Finance from the College of William & Mary.

Ashley Napier


Analyst

Ashley Napier joined Clarity as an Analyst in 2019. Previously Ashley was a Data Fellow for the 2018 Pennsylvania Democratic Coordinated Campaign and worked in international programs at the University of Pennsylvania. She also conducted research with the Institute for Research on Higher Education and the Penn Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy. Ashley holds master's degrees in Public Administration and Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree in Public Policy and Finance from the College of William & Mary.

 

Gabbi Allen


Analyst

Gabbi Allen joined Clarity as an Analyst in 2019. Before joining Clarity, Gabbi worked on a Congressional race in her home state of Oklahoma and as a district scheduler for a Member of Congress, and has a background in organizing and communications. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2018 and holds a B.S. in mathematics and minors in political science and sociology.

Gabbi Allen


Analyst

Gabbi Allen joined Clarity as an Analyst in 2019. Before joining Clarity, Gabbi worked on a Congressional race in her home state of Oklahoma and as a district scheduler for a Member of Congress, and has a background in organizing and communications. She graduated from the University of Tulsa in 2018 and holds a B.S. in mathematics and minors in political science and sociology.