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The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of MichiganThe Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan

Alum Jeff Barnes profiled in Detroit News article, "The novice behind Snyder's big victory"

Thursday, November 4, 2010
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Jeff Barnes (MPP ’09) is profiled in a Detroit News article for his role as the campaign manager for Rick Synder’s successful Michigan gubernatorial bid.

Barnes, a "political novice," told the Detroit News that he used his experience as a captain in the U.S. army to run a disciplined yet fluid operation that responded quickly and smoothly to changing conditions. Also a member of the Ford School’s Alumni Board, Barnes credits Synder’s success with "running a positive and thoughtful campaign with policies backed by position papers." Barnes was tapped to run Synder's transition team and will likely have a position in the new administration.