Michael Soliman is a Partner at Mercury, who leads the New Jersey office. Mike is one of the Partners that runs the firm nationally. His unparalleled knowledge of the region’s politics, government and business sectors prove as an invaluable resource to clients.
Managed Senator Menendez’s successful re-election campaigns in 2018 and 2012
Strategic advisor to Congressman-elect Josh Gottheimer’s successful campaign against a 14 year incumbent
Lead campaign strategist for U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s successful 2014 Senate campaign
Served as Senator Robert Menendez’s State Director and New Jersey Chief of Staff since 2007
District Director for U.S. Congressman Steve Rothman
Advised the campaigns of the late Senator Frank Lautenberg, former Governor Jon Corzine, and Congressman Bill Pascrell
Worked on campaigns of various Democratic officials, including Mayor Glenn Cunningham of Jersey City and State Senator Bob Gordon
Appeared on the PolitickerNJ Power List for the past 10 years
Selected as an influencer by Campaigns & Elections Magazine
St. Peter’s University, Political Science (BA)
Bloustein School at Rutgers University (MPP)Read Full Bio
Michael Soliman is a Partner at Mercury, where he leads the New Jersey office.
Prior to joining Mercury, Mike served as U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s State Director and New Jersey Chief of Staff. He remains Senator Menendez’s top political advisor and managed the Senator’s successful re-election campaigns in 2012 and 2018, earning plaudits from PolitickerNJ and Campaigns and Elections Magazine. Mike also served on the transition team for Governor Phil Murphy and advises several Democratic elected officials.
Mike’s strong background in government, campaign management, politics, and strategic communications has helped organizations of all industries achieve their goals.
As Senator Menendez’s State Director and New Jersey Chief of Staff, Mike’s responsibilities included managing the Senator’s staff in New Jersey and acting as principal liaison between Senator Menendez and the state’s business leaders, legislature, county executives, and mayors for New Jersey’s 21 counties and 500+ municipalities. Mike also worked hand-in-hand with the Senator’s DC-based staff to map out legislative priorities.
As campaign manager, Mike led the coordination of all facets of the successful multi-million dollar re-election campaigns for Senator Menendez; including the communications, fundraising, advertising, polling, and grassroots divisions. Senator Menendez won both elections by significant margins, solidifying his ascent to become Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.
Previously, Mike served as District Director for U.S. Congressman Steve Rothman. He has also served as an advisor to State Senator Bob Gordon, the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, former Governor Jon Corzine, Congressman Bill Pascrell, and Mayor Glenn Cunningham.
Mike has been named to New Jersey Globe’s 2021 Power List of the 100 most politically powerful personalities across the Garden State as well as ROI-NJ’s Influencers Power List.