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June 2, 2017

Dave Metz on Water Issues

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March 8, 2017

FM3 Announces an opening for Research Associate in West Los Angeles

The Opportunity 

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) is looking for a Research Associate to join our team. This is a full-time position in our Los Angeles office.

The Company

FM3 has specialized in public policy-oriented opinion research since 1981 and offers a wide range of opinion research, communications strategy and consulting services to assist political candidates (Democratic or non-partisan), ballot measure committees, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies.  (In other words, we’re political pollsters, but we conduct a wide variety of non-political opinion research as well.)

Our 24-person company (with offices in Oakland and Los Angeles) conducts as many as 300 surveys and 150 focus groups each year, focusing on issues of major economic and social concern, including environmental quality; natural resource conservation; clean and renewable energy development; transportation planning and finance; health care; education; public finance; drug reform policy; growth and property development; and the implications of public policy for groups such as people of color, children and seniors.

Examples of our recent work during the November 2016 election included helping to return Patty Murray to the U.S. Senate and sending three new Democrats to the House; legalizing marijuana for adults in Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada; and passing soda taxes in San Francisco and Oakland.  Additionally, FM3’s research helped pass important state and local finance measures, including a $9 billion California school bond; regional transportation measures in Los Angeles County, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Phoenix; the largest local parks measure in U.S.

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March 8, 2017

FM3 Announces an opening for Project Manager in West Los Angeles

The Opportunity 

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) is looking for a highly organized and goal oriented project manager with strong communication and technology skills.  This is a full-time position in our West Los Angeles office that coordinates market research services across the nation.  The Project Manager will work with internal clients and external service providers to initiate, conduct, and complete numerous survey projects and focus groups per week.  They will be proficient at organizing the logistics and tasks required by many projects occurring simultaneously and in different stages of completion.  As the purchaser of outside services, the Project Manager will assist in budgeting, evaluating the proficiency of vendors, and proactively expand the pool of potential service providers.  The ideal candidate will have a keen business sense, an eagerness for checking tasks off lists, and superior communication skills.

The Company

FM3 has specialized in public policy-oriented opinion research since 1981 and offers a wide range of opinion research, communications strategy and consulting services to assist political candidates (Democratic or non-partisan), ballot measure committees, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

On an annual basis, our 24-person company (with offices in Oakland and West Los Angeles) conducts as many as 300 surveys and 150 focus groups, frequently focusing on issues of major economic and social concern, including environmental quality; natural resource conservation; energy development; transportation planning and finance; health care; public finance; growth and property development, and the implications of public policy for ethnic and other demographic groups such as children and the elderly.

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November 14, 2016

Bright Spots from Election Night

As we reflect on what happened on the national stage, the Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates opinion research team is honored to have worked with committed and hard-working campaigns that provided bright spots at the state and local levels.

Electing Leaders
Voters sent several of our clients to Congress, including:

  • Patty Murray (WA)
  • Earl Blumenauer (OR 3)
  • Lou Correa (CA 46)
  • Suzan DelBene (WA 1)
  • Jared Huffman (CA 2)
  • Ro Khanna (CA 17)
  • Derek Kilmer (WA 6)
  • Rick Larsen (WA 2)
  • Grace Napolitano (CA 32)
  • Jimmy Panetta (CA 20)
  • Rick Schrader (OR 5)

Nearly a dozen clients are heading to Sacramento to represent their constituents in the Capitol, including:

  • Bill Dodd (SD 3)
  • Cathleen Galgiani (SD 5)
  • Scott Weiner (SD 11)
  • Jim Beall (SD 15)
  • Anthony Portantino (SD 25)
  • Steven Bradford (SD 35)
  • Marc Berman (AD 24)
  • Ash Kalra (AD 27)
  • Anna Caballero (AD 30)
  • Raul Bocanegra (AD 39)
  • Blanca Rubio (AD 48)

Over the past two years, we worked to elect Darrell Steinberg (Sacramento), Ben McAdams (Salt Lake County) and Greg Stanton (Phoenix) as mayors. In the Pacific Northwest, we congratulate Hilary Franz, Washington’s next commissioner of public lands, and Tobias Read, Oregon’s next state treasurer.

Rep. Janice Hahn won her campaign for Los Angeles County Supervisor with FM3’s research.

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August 4, 2016

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Survey Key Findings

More than three in five voters support authorizing medical marijuana in Arkansas.

Click here to read: Arkansas Medical Marijuana Survey – Key Findings

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April 6, 2016

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs Survey on Los Angeles County Quality of Life

Los Angeles County Quality of Life Survey published in the Los Angeles Times.
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ucla-survey-20160406-story.html

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November 17, 2015

FM3 Research shows support among African Americans for Clean Power

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April 15, 2015

Dave Metz published on The Hill

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April 15, 2015

FM3 Poll on Chewing Tobacco Ban Featured in SF Chronicle

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January 26, 2015

FM3 Announces an opening for Researcher-Oakland

The Opportunity

Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) is looking for a Researcher to join our team. This is a full-time position in our Oakland office.

The Company

FM3 has specialized in public policy-oriented opinion research since 1981 and offers a wide range of opinion research, communications strategy and consulting services to assist political candidates (Democratic or non-partisan), ballot measure committees, private sector corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

On an annual basis, our 22-person company (with offices in Oakland, Santa Monica and Madison, Wisconsin) conducts as many as three hundred surveys and one hundred and fifty focus groups, frequently focusing on issues of major economic and social concern, including environmental quality; natural resource conservation; energy development; transportation planning and finance; health care; public finance; growth and property development, and the implications of public policy for ethnic and other demographic groups such as children and the elderly.

Examples of our recent electoral work during the November 2014 election include the winning campaigns of Governor John Kitzhaber in Oregon, six members of Congress, and seven members of the California State Legislature; nine successful statewide ballot measure campaigns (including Florida Amendment 1 – the largest conservation finance measure in the history of the United States – and measures in Oregon and Washington, D.C.

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