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

Public Health Program Director
(916) 394-5413
Steve Blackledge is U.S. PIRG's public health program director. He oversees the organization's efforts to stop the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, label GMOs, and reduce risks from chemical spills and accidents.

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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The overuse of antibiotics on factory farms is threatening the effectiveness of lifesaving antibiotics. Call on the Obama administration to put an end to the worst practices.

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