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

November 4, 2010

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.