Matthew Shelter


Matthew Shelter has more than 25 years’ experience in public opinion research and political strategy as a partner at the firm Kiley & Company. He has worked for candidates and campaigns at all levels, including president, governor, U.S. Congress, state legislature, mayor, and other state, county and city offices. He was part of the polling team for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign. Other candidates he has worked for include U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren, Claire McCaskill and Ted Kennedy; Governor Deval Patrick; Rep. Niki Tsongas; New York State Comptroller Carl McCall; Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau; Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald; Pittsburgh Mayor Tom Murphy and Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner. Matthew has also advised the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee in New York State for more than 20 years, conducting hundreds of polls and focus groups throughout the most competitive districts in the state. In addition, Matthew has conducted opinion research for a wide range of labor unions, progressive policy organizations, ballot initiatives and corporations throughout the country over the past two decades. He has a background in journalism, working for several newspapers early in his career, including New York Newsday. Matthew attended the University of Virginia and New York University, graduating from NYU with a degree in Politics and Journalism.