Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November Meeting: SF Political Analyst David Latterman

Not quite sure what just happened or whether we really had an election?? Join City Democratic Club in its traditional election wrap-up analysis with local analyst David Latterman. Get the inside scoop on what neighborhoods voted how and why and what election strategies seemed to work with the savvy and diverse S.F. voters. For more information, contact citydemclub@aol.com.

News from the City Democratic Club

CITY DEMOCRATIC CLUB WELCOMES Political Analyst David Latterman for analysis of the November election results.

When: Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Where: Schroeder’s, 240 Front Street, back room

Who: All are welcome


David, President of Fall Line Analytics, is one of the best-known political analysts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Using quantitative techniques honed in the scientific and public policy arenas, Latterman has used his unique skill set to become an expert on the political, campaigning, and public opinion process. Unlike many analysts that work from inside the political process, Latterman prefers to study the voters, and how their demographics and opinions shape an election.

Latterman moved from detailed, quantitative post-election analyses to pre-election research, which naturally led to polling. With the ability to use maps and clear visuals to display quantitative trends, Latterman and Fall Line Analytics have not only worked on all aspects of political campaigns, but also advertising campaigns, business development projects, and many organizational surveys.

Having worked in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, Latterman has developed a great deal of common-sense knowledge of how the business and political worlds operate. He has the ability to translate complex quantitative data into actionable, useful applications and advice for clients. Latterman sees the political and business worlds as similar, and the same analytical methodologies can be used to learn about both - whether voters or customers.

Latterman received a Masters of Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, as well as a Masters of Science in Geology from the UNC Chapel Hill. He graduated cum laude from Bowdoin College with dual Bachelors in Anthropology and Geology. Latterman’s work experience includes working as exploration petroleum geologist; a public policy think tank researcher; and a public-sector utility analyst.

See you this Thursday!