Dave Mellet joined our Chicago office in 2018, writing direct mail for several Illinois State House candidates, including five Democratic candidates that flipped incumbent or open Republican seats. He previously worked as a Chicago-based direct mail consultant during the 2008, 2010, and 2012 cycles, writing and producing direct mail for state house caucuses in Michigan and Indiana.
He helped build Lori Lightfoot’s campaign for Chicago mayor, serving as a senior advisor and digital strategist for Mayor Lightfoot’s historic victory in 2019.
Mellet has worked as a staffer on campaigns since 2006 at all levels, and has managed or consulted for several candidates in Illinois and Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Penn State University and holds a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.