Ben Nuckels serves as Senior Vice President at Joe Slade White and Company, and is a veteran of local, state, national, and international campaigns. He was named a “Rising Star” of politics by Campaigns and Elections Magazine in 2011.
As part of Joe Slade White & Company, Nuckels recently helped elect long-shot write-in candidate Mike Duggan Mayor of Detroit and he helped defeat superstar David Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium proposal. Nuckels has worked to elect Maggie Hassan Governor of New Hampshire, re-elect Congresswoman Betty McCollum and Congresswoman Niki Tsongas, and has worked on successful independent expenditure campaigns and ballot initiatives throughout the country.
Prior to joining Joe Slade White, Nuckels was the Campaign Manager to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s hard fought victory, that RealClearPolitics.com called one of the top upsets in the country.
Nuckels has been a featured strategist in POLITICO’s Arena and a contributor to Campaigns & Elections Magazine. He served as Chief of Staff to Wisconsin Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton after managing her successful re-election campaign. He has also worked as the Midwest Campaigns Director for the League of Conservation Voters, a consultant to Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle, and staff to former presidential candidate Vermont Governor Howard Dean.
Nuckels currently lives in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin with his wife and three daughters.