Steve Mitchell is CEO of Mitchell Research & Communications, Inc. He has worked in more than 40 states since 1985. Political clients have included governors, U.S. Senators, Members of Congress, state legislators, mayors, judges, school districts, cities, townships, counties, and states.
He founded the company after working on the national staff of Reagan-Bush ‘84.
He has been a consultant and pollster on hundreds of winning campaigns for political candidates and for governmental organizations seeking passage of millage or bonding proposals. Steve Mitchell served as on-air analyst and pollster for KSDK-TV in St. Louis,as well as KCAL-TV and KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, KFSN in Fresno, and KOVR-TV in Sacramento.
He was a pollster for the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and WDIV-TV in Detroit from 1996-2014. He was a regular guest on Devin Scillian’s weekly Sunday morning Flashpoint program on WDIV-TV from 2001-2014. He left WDIV-TV after being retained by Fox 2 Detroit (WJBK-TV) to be its pollster starting in September 2014. He returned to WDIV-TV in 2017.
He has served as an analyst for Fox News Channel, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, BBC, Fox Business News, Financial Times of London, Washington Post, Washington Times, Houston Chronicle, Newsweek Magazine, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other media around the country and the world.
He is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, former Member of Michigan Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board, and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Northern Michigan University, and former member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Society of Association Executives.