Staff

Micaela Preskill

Advocate
206-568-2856
Micaela Preskill is the Seattle-based WashPIRG Advocate who plans and implements legislative strategy on a variety of issues including consumer safety, public health, and tax and budget reform

Phineas Baxandall

Senior Analyst for Tax & Budget Policy
(617) 747-4351
Mr. Baxandall oversees policy and strategy development for tax and budget campaigns and transportation program throughout the United States.

Steve Blackledge

Deputy Director
(916) 448-4516 x313
Steve Blackledge is a deputy director with U.S. PIRG and the U.S. PIRG Education Fund. He provides guidance to state PIRG organizations on matters of policy, strategy, member development and fundraising.

Michael Russo

Federal Program Director
(202) 461-3823
Mike Russo oversees and coordinates our federal field and legislative program work.

Ed Mierzwinski

Consumer Program Director
202-546-9707 x314
Ed Mierzwinski has been a consumer advocate in the Washington, D.C.-based federal lobbying office of the state PIRGs since 1989.

Chris Esh

Program Associate
(206) 518-6125
Chris Esh is the Program Associate with WashPIRG.

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