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Adam Sonenshein

Vice President

Adam Sonenshein

Adam Sonenshein came to FM3 Research in 2013, following over a decade of experience working on behalf of non-profit organizations and political candidates in California. He has conducted opinion research and evaluation and provided strategic advice for dozens of clients including candidates running for political office, K-12 school and community college districts, local governments, non-profit organizations, business associations, and ballot measure campaigns.

Adam Sonenshein came to FM3 Research in 2013, following over a decade of experience working on behalf of non-profit organizations and political candidates in California. He has conducted opinion research and evaluation and provided strategic advice for dozens of clients including candidates running for political office, K-12 school and community college districts, local governments, non-profit organizations, business associations, and ballot measure campaigns.

In 2020, Adam contributed research and strategic guidance that secured the passage of 24 local ballot measures for cities, counties and local school districts across California and aided the victories of political candidates for State Legislature, City Council and School Board in California and Indiana.

Adam is also a lead member of the research teams for the UCLA Quality of Life Index project, a multi-year public assessment of quality of life in Los Angeles County, and ongoing polling for The Voice of San Diego on quality of life and trust in local institutions in San Diego County.

More broadly, his research has explored attitudes on a range of issues including the impacts of COVID-19, K-12 and early childhood education, strategies to address poverty, public safety, reducing homelessness, environmental protection, housing and land use, public transportation, cannabis decriminalization, and making the political system more transparent and fairer.

Prior to joining FM3, Adam spent over a decade working on behalf of non-profit organizations and political candidates in California. He spent eight years with Los Angeles Universal Preschool (now Child360), a county-wide nonprofit organization focused on building public will for expanding access to quality preschool education. He was responsible for developing the organization’s public policy, advocacy, and community involvement strategies. Further, he has served as a consultant for political campaigns, coalitions, and public awareness campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Adam received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tufts University in 1998 and an Master’s of Public Policy (M.P.P.) from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs in 2005 with awards for Outstanding M.P.P. Student of the Year and Outstanding Academic Achievement.