Michigan's Most Influential Connections Two Rivers is a premier political advocacy company specializing in high-level strategy, influential stakeholder mobilization, and powerful and creative communication. Republican leaders trust us because we’ve helped elect them. Conservative organizations and activists depend on us because we’ve long been in the trenches fighting alongside them on major issues. Democrats and progressive groups respect us because we've built rapport even when butting heads. Key influencers and reporters rely on us because we’ve built solid relationships with them over many years. Top operatives and lobbyists work with us to forge consensus because we’ve proven we deliver. Leading companies and trade associations choose us because we win.
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Jeff Timmer - Principal
Jeff Timmer is a leading political and issue advocacy strategist who has spent 30 years providing big-picture counsel and communications for corporations, trade associations, political organizations, candidates, and campaigns engaged in public policy and politics. Timmer isrecognized as one of the mostinfluential politicos in Michigan.
Jeff has advised hundreds of legislative, congressional, statewide political and ballot issue campaigns, and grasstops and grassroots mobilizations campaigns. He was an advisor to Ohio Governor John Kasich’s 2016 presidential campaign.
He appears frequently as a pundit in news outlets, presents political commentary at industry, association, and corporate gatherings, and teaches campaigns and communications to a variety of groups.
Jeff has crafted and managed advocacy campaigns for public policy issues including telecommunications, energy, taxes, gaming, environment, insurance and financial services, healthcare and prescription drugs, transportation, commerce, land use and real estate development, and K-12 and higher education.
Timmer is a noted redistricting expert and has been an advisor to Speakers of the Michigan House, Michigan Senate Majority Leaders, the Michigan House and Senate Republican campaign committees, and the Michigan Republican Party.
Jeff is a graduate of James Madison College at Michigan State University. He was appointed by Governor Granholm and served on Michigan’s Board of State Canvassers. He can often be found in a community theater production or at live music venues.
Navigating Michigan's Toughest Issues
We have long been at the forefront of Michigan's political campaigns and major public policy issues from Alternative Energy to Zoning - and we've crafted and managed advocacy campaigns for lots of other issues in between, including telecommunications, energy, taxes, gaming, environment, insurance and financial services, healthcare and prescription drugs, transportation, commerce, land use and real estate development, and K-12 and higher education. Our people have worked with Michigan’s leading elected officials, companies, and trade associations. And we've delivered big victories.