Campaign & Elections’ Politics magazine today announced our CEO, Gaurav Oberoi, as one of the 2010 Rising Stars of Politics. One of the most prestigious honors in politics, the award goes to people 35 or under who have already made a significant mark in political consulting, campaigning or advocacy.
The magazine chose 15 Democrats, 15 Republicans and 11 nonpartisan leaders this year out of a pool of several hundred nominees. Gaurav was awarded one of the nonpartisan awards for his work on Precision Polling. Past Rising Stars include Karen Hughes, George Stephanopoulos, David Axelrod, Paul Begala, Donna Brazile, James Carville, Rahm Emanuel, and Laura Ingraham. The Rising Stars will be honored on June 12 in Washington D.C.
We’re honored and grateful for the recognition, it motivates us to work harder at reaching our goal: to make polling accessible to everyone, even the smallest of campaigns. It’s only been ten months since we started the company, but now with dozens of customers (including the DNC), validation from renowned pollsters (Mark Blumenthal), and two political awards under our belt (we also won a Pollie), we’re beginning to feel like we’re on the right track.
Once again, our thanks go to our customers for shaping the product into what it is today: an easy-to-use, fast, and affordable polling solution that helps consultants, pollsters, and campaign managers win races.