Mike Schmuhl

Chair, Indiana Democratic Party

Mike Schmuhl is chair of the Indiana Democratic Party and a member of the Democratic National Committee’s Executive Committee.

During the 2020 Democratic primary, Mike was the national campaign manager of Pete for America, Pete Buttigieg’s groundbreaking presidential campaign. The first employee of the campaign, he built and led a 600-person organization that led to Buttigieg becoming the first LGBTQ presidential candidate to be awarded delegates in American history after the Iowa caucuses.

A native of South Bend, Mike has worked on campaigns with former U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (2010), State Senator Shelli Yoder (2016), and businessman Mel Hall (2018). He served as Buttigieg’s first chief of staff in South Bend after running his campaign for mayor in 2011.

Previously, Mike was vice president at the Democratic consulting firm 270 Strategies in Chicago, where he advised nonprofits, issue-based causes, and labor unions. Before working in politics, he worked in the newsroom of The Washington Post as a producer and booker for broadcast outlets. He also interned for the late Tim Russert at NBC News’ Meet the Press.

In 2021, Mike helped found LangleyCyber, a full-service cybersecurity firm that blends expertise from American political organizations with former operatives from the intelligence community.

Mike received a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame and a MA in International Affairs from Sciences Po in Paris, France.