Sam D. Weinstein is an up-and-coming political operative who brings his expertise in coalition building, grassroots management, research, and network development skills to PPAG–Princeton Public Affairs Group. Mr. Weinstein has served in various capacities on a number of local, county, state, and federal campaigns, and was recently named to the 2018 Insider NJ 100 Millennials List.
Prior to joining PPAG in 2016, Mr. Weinstein interned at the firm during the summer of 2014. He was responsible for monitoring and reporting on legislative briefings, communicating with legislators, organizing a roundtable for various immigration interest groups, and partook in a grassroots effort to combat the increase in the e-cigarette tax.
Mr. Weinstein attended the Washington Center Program in Washington, D.C., where he worked in the Office of Congressman Leonard Lance (R-7). He also interned at PPAG’s federal affairs office, Winning Strategies Washington. During his time in the nation’s capital, Mr. Weinstein worked first hand with constituents, assessing their problems and helping find solutions. Attending key congressional legislative sessions, he took the opportunity to interact with Congressional legislators on a daily basis and came away with critical insight into politics at the federal level.
Mr. Weinstein received his Bachelor of Arts from Dickinson College where he majored in Policy Management. During his time at Dickinson, he served as the captain to the inaugural collegiate men’s squash team and would eventually serve as an assistant to the coach.
Mr. Weinstein currently serves as the President of the Somerset County Young Republicans and is an active member of the Hillsborough Township Planning Board. He was recently named by InsiderNJ as one of the “Top 12 Rising Operatives.”
Born and raised in Hillsborough, NJ, Mr. Weinstein is an avid sports fan, most notably of the Arsenal Football Club and the New York Yankees. During his free time, Mr. Weinstein enjoys playing golf and hiking.