Rob Richie

Executive Director

Rob Richie

Rob Richie has been the executive director of FairVote since co-founding the organization in 1992. He has played a key role in advancing, winning, and implementing electoral reforms at the local and state levels. Rob has been involved in implementing ranked choice voting in more than a dozen cities, cumulative voting in numerous Voting Rights Act cases, the National Popular Vote plan in 11 states, and promoting voter access proposals like voter preregistration and a lower voting age.

He is a frequent media source and has been a guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, NPR’s All Things Considered, On the Media, and Freakonomics. Rob's writings have appeared in every major national publication including the opinion pages of The New York Times and The Washington Post as well as in nine books, including as co-author of Every Vote Equal, about Electoral College reform, and Whose Votes Count, about fair representation voting. He has addressed conventions of the American Political Science Association, the National Association of Counties, the National Association of Secretaries of State, and the National Conference of State Legislatures. He serves on the Haverford College Corporation, and he and his wife Cynthia Terrell have three children.

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Posts by Rob Richie

Goodbye 2017. On to the year ahead!

Posted on December 29, 2017

It’s time to say farewell to 2017 and turn to 2018. We want to share news on the year and ask readers to consider a donation for the work in front of us.

Remembering John Bayard Anderson, 1922 - 2017

Posted on December 04, 2017

One of my most prized and enduring friendships was with former Congressman, presidential candidate and FairVote board chair John B. Anderson, who died this week at age 95.

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