State Director, For Our Future Michigan
Rod Dunwoody joined For Our Future Michigan as State Field Director in 2018, where his efforts helped elect Gretchen Whitmer governor. The same year, For Our Future Michigan helped Democrats win two nationally targeted Congressional races and flip 10 state legislative seats, ending a Republican supermajority in the state Senate. The organization also helped pass ballot measures to adopt sweeping voting rights reforms and stop gerrymandering.
As State Director, Rod works with local partners, elected representatives, and community members from Detroit to Grand Rapids to elevate key progressive issues year-round and to boost voter turnout come election times.
Dunwoody, a Detroit native, got his start in politics as a child working on his father’s campaign to become Chief Steward at UAW Local 961. He worked on many successful campaigns across the country, including President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign, before returning home to join For Our Future in 2018.