About PSNW


About PSNW

Progressive Strategies NW is a full-service political consulting firm specializing in targeting, messaging and voter communications.  From the school board to the state legislature and on up, we help campaigns with a complete spectrum of campaign services - strategy, materials, and perhaps most importantly of all, those big questions that come to mind at 9 PM.



Progressive Strategies NW brings youth, energy, and passion for electing great candidates and advancing critical ballot initiatives.

We pride ourselves in being different from the run-of-the-mill, conveyer-belt approach to politics. We believe that campaigning should adapt to today’s changing politics. You deserve access to industry-leading data and advice.

We are honest, straightforward, and affordably priced...and we'd love to sit down over coffee (or tea, or beer!) to discuss what we can offer.

About the PSNW Team

Ben Anderstone

Born and raised in Tacoma, Wash., Ben cut his teeth on local politics at a young age. During college, he worked on a range of local campaigns, from state legislature to domestic partnerships. Ben graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a degree in Politics & Government and joined the PSNW team in March 2014. Ben is also a regular contributor of political analysis to television and print media outlets across the Puget Sound.

Lesley Rogers

Lesley spent the last 15 years working in public communications and in the K-12 education space, including helping school districts pass bond and levy measures. At PSNW, she brings her strategic communications expertise to campaigns, working with candidates, on ballot measures and helping community committees advocate for school funding measures. Originally from Wisconsin, Lesley earned a journalism/political science degree from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Political Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield. 

Nic van Putten

Nic grew up on Vashon Island and in Lakewood, Wash. Nic’s political experience began with grassroots organizing for environmental and civil rights groups. In 2008, he traveled to Northern Alaska and inner-city Indianapolis as staff for Barack Obama’s campaign. Nic received his bachelor’s degree in Politics & Government from the University of Puget Sound.


Nic lives with his wife Alex, sons David and Miles, and loyal family pups, in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Nathan Winch

Originally from Washington D.C., Nathan is no stranger to politics. He received his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Politics and Policy from the University of Maryland. Nathan’s background ranges from fundraising to campaign management, and he has worked on numerous campaigns across the country from gubernatorial, state legsislative, presidential, and non-profit campaigns.

In 2020, Nathan moved to Washington to work on the presidential primary and immediately fell in love with the area. Nathan soon joined forces with Nic and Ben in 2021 as the campaign manager for Sara Nelson for City Council, where he helped lead the campaign to a decisive victory in a highly competitive election. After the 2021 cycle, Nathan joined the PSNW team full-time as a campaign consultant.