John Horvick is Vice President and Political Director at DHM Research. In his decade with the firm, John has wedded his passion for community-based politics with his expertise in opinion research. He manages complex projects for the firm, is an experienced focus group moderator, and serves as DHM’s political commentator. He feels that public opinion work is a powerful tool for answering the question at the center of any democracy: “What kind of community do you want to live in?”
While he is particularly dedicated to Oregon’s political life, John has worked on projects across the country. His areas of interest include electoral politics, healthcare, education, land use planning, natural resource use, energy and utilities, transportation, and taxation.
John regularly presents to public officials, boards of directors, nonprofit groups, and regional and national conferences, including Portland Business Alliance, Pacific Northwest Waterways Association, Oregon School Board Association, Northwest Gas Association, and Oregon Society of American Foresters. John’s insights and commentary for DHM can often be found in local media such as OPB, the Pamplin Media group, the Oregonian, the Willamette Week, as well as in various national publications.
A proud Minnesotan, John holds a degree in sociology from University of Minnesota. He has since found a second home in Portland, and has devoted himself to furthering a culture of civic engagement in Oregon. He recently served as President of the City Club of Portland and remains an active member in the organization. John is an avid traveler and runner, and can frequently be found on his way to meeting his annual goal of running in all 36 of Oregon’s counties.