Ben Purtell

Junior Data Analyst

Ben walked off the graduation stage at Penn State University and into the TargetSmart office in Washington, D.C.

As part of the data production team, Ben uses the tremendous amount of data in the TargetSmart data base to produce all of the data files requested by our clients.

A political science major at Penn State, Ben interned on the gubernatorial campaigns for Anthony Brown in Maryland and Tom Wolf in Pennsylvania, both in 2014. He also had an internship with Project Vote Smart in Montana in the summer of 2015.

Originally from York, Pa., Ben lives in McLean, Va. where in his free time he likes to hike, camp, kayak, juggle and root on the Golden State Warriors, who he insists he was a fan of before they ever got good.