“Succeeding in a primary challenge to a 17-term incumbent fully backed by party establishment and then winning a tough general election could not and would not have happened without Rockwood Strategies.” Representative John McGinnis who defeated 34-year incumbent Representative Rick Geist in the 2012 Primary Election.
“Rockwood Strategies comprehensive research, strategy and flawless execution using focused targeted messaging was a major factor in my strong primary election victory over the endorsed Republican candidate with a 26% margin. This was a historic win given how rare an endorsed Republican candidate loses a Republican Primary Election in Bucks County. Rockwood Strategies is a true consulting firm offering location and issue-specific, creative strategies not boilerplate campaigns. I highly recommend Rockwood Strategies.” 2012 Republican State House Candidate Anne Chapman
“Ryan was there from the beginning of my 15-month Senate race and was a tremendous help throughout the campaign.” 2012 Republican US Senate Candidate Tom Smith
“If you are running in a competitive Republican primary, Rockwood Strategies is who you want on your team. Ryan Shafik’s counsel and last minute tactics helped seal the deal in my election. ” State Senator Mike Folmer who defeated the 24 year incumbent Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader in the 2006 Republican primary.
“Rockwood Strategies has been an indispensable part of CAP’s successful legislative and electoral victories. Whether it was in a Republican primary or the general election, or seeking to defeat bad pieces of legislation, their strategic planning and execution of paid media campaigns were right on target.” Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania Chairman, John Kennedy
“When I ran for the State House in Maryland, Ryan’s strategic advice was essential to our campaign. I wouldn’t consider running without using Rockwood Strategies.” Former Maryland House of Delegates candidate Larry Helminiak who came within 70 votes of unseating an incumbent Republican Delegate in the primary.
“Ryan Shafik’s advice, assistance and strategic planning were invaluable during my campaign to unseat a 32 year incumbent who had the benefit of unlimited resources and institutional support.” State Senator John Eichelberger who defeated the 32 year incumbent Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Jubelirer in the 2006 Republican Primary.
“In the end, it was Ryan’s terrific messaging and well crafted media plan that was the deciding factor that led us to victory and allowed us to reclaim the courthouse.” Berks County Commissioner Christian Leinbach who defeated an incumbent Democrat commissioner in a Democrat majority County in 2007.
“From his assistance in designing the grassroots plan to the campaign messaging, Ryan helped us cut through the clutter and noise of 10 other candidates in the race. We couldn’t have done it without him.” Dauphin County Judge Andrew Dowling. He became the first Republican in 30 years to beat the county GOP political machine and win the Republican nomination for county Judge.
“Facing my first contested reelection in 16 years in a district that Gov. Ed Rendell, Senator Bob Casey and President Obama easily carried, Rockwood Strategies devised and executed a disciplined effective campaign plan that helped us earn 63% of the vote.” Pennsylvania State Representative Curt Schroder
“Rockwood Strategies devised and executed a well disciplined plan that helped me successfully navigate the crowded field of a 5-way Republican primary.” Maryland Congressional Candidate Marcelo Cardarelli
“Rockwood’s strategic plan, messaging advice and creative mail campaign helped us connect with the voters and prevail." Pennsylvania State Representative Stephen Bloom