Years Attended HHS/Graduated: 1970
Marital Status: Married (Lisa); currently living in Oklahoma
Children: one daughter, Jennifer (18); second child due in July 2000
Career information: Attended Cameron University. In his more than twenty years of working professionally in politics, he has served as the National Political Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), a field operative for the Republican National Committee, campaign manager in several campaigns, and Chief of Staff to a U.S. Congressman. Currently President and C.E.O. of The Tarrance Group, one of the most respected and successful Republican survey research and strategy teams in American politics today.
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Hobbies: Jazz music
Fondest memory of Heidelberg: "While Heidelberg was a special place to attend high school, it was the people that made it so uniquely special. I'm excited to catch up with so many people that I thought for so long would just remain a memory that have now come back to life once again."
Anything unusual or exciting events in your life since graduation that you'd like to share with the group:
Odds & Ends: Widely recognized as one of the country's leading political strategists, Goeas serves as pollster to five Republican Governors, sixteen Republican U.S. Senators, and over forty Republican Members of Congress. Among his clients are: Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, House Majority Leader Dick Armey, New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, and Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson. In 1996, Goeas and his firm helped to elect three new Republican Senators, including Tim Hutshinson of Arkansas - the first Republican elected to the U.S. Senate from the state since Reconstruction. In addition to his campaign work, Goeas, along with Democrat pollster Celinda Lake, heads up the "Battleground Research" program - one of the country's leading national political research programs. Since 1992, the Battleground national poll has consistently been one of the most accurate in predicting the outcome of presidential and national elections. Along with Lake, Goeas also serves as the pollster for the highly respected news magazine, U.S. News & World Report.
Goeas has been widely published in professional and academic journals, including the Yale Law and Policy Review, on a variety of public policy issues based on his national research. Goeas has also worked on a number of foreign campaigns in Russia, Hungary, France, and the Philippines.
Frequently sought as a political analyst, Goeas regularly appears on national public affairs programs including: Meet the Press, This Week, The Today Show, PBS News Hour, CNN Newsmakers Sunday, CNBC Equal Time, America's Talking, C-Span and CNN Inside Politics.
During the 1994 election cycle, Ed was recognized by Democrat and Republican members of the American Association of Political Consultants as "Pollster of the Year." Most recently, National Journal reported that the 1996 campaign season "proved that the Alexandria (Va.)-based Tarrance Group, headed by Edward A. Goeas III, is now unquestionably the premier Republican polling firm."