Mike Lux is the co-founder of Democracy Partners, an innovative full service national consulting firm launched in 2011; and has been the CEO of his own consulting firm, Progressive Strategies, since its beginning in 1999. Clients have included many of the most important institutions in the progressive community, which have garnered him and his organizations a considerable amount of media coverage nationwide. He has also been featured on various news outlets, including CNN and the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC; as well as being a frequent front page contributor to The Huffington Post and writer for Daily Kos and Crooks & Liars.
Mike served as Senior Vice President for Political Action at People For the American Way, and the PFAW Foundation in the late 1990’s, after working as Special Assistant to the President for Public Liaison in the Clinton White House from 1993-1995. In his time working for the Clinton Administration he worked closely with a wide range of constituency groups, as well as on health care and budget issues; and served in the 1992 campaign war room, the 1993 budget war room, and the 1994 health care war room (being one of only two people to serve in all three). He recently was a member of the Obama-Biden transition team in 2008-2009, serving as their liaison to the progressive community.
Mike currently serves on the boards of several important organizations, including the Arca Foundation, Netroots Nation, and Americans United for Change, and is also a co-founder of the Center for Progressive Leadership, the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Progressive Majority, and Women’s Voices/Women Vote. He is also the author of the widely praised book, The Progressive Revolution: How the Best in America Came to Be.
Mike Lux is a proud native of Lincoln, Nebraska, where most of his family still lives. He is married to Barbara Laur.