FairVote’s advisory committees are comprised of former members of its Board of Directors and others who help to ground and stretch our vision for American democracy. Program-specific advisory committees enable FairVote staff to be in regular contact with leading experts and stakeholders on a range of projects.
FairVote has an advisory committee comprised primarily of former members of its Board of Directors.
FairVote works with a team of academic advisers on research issues relating to ranked choice voting (RCV). In 2013-2014, for example, several advisory committee members conducted a research project into the potential impact of RCV on the tone and substance of campaigns for which we received $300,000 from the Democracy Fund. At a March 2014 workshop from Stanford University's Program on American Democracy in Comparative Perspective, eight ranked choice voting academic advisers and FairVote’s Rob Richie gave presentations on electoral system reform.
Here are the members of our advisory committee.
Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Richard DeLeon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, San Francisco State University
Todd Donovan, Professor of Political Science, Western Washington University
David Farrell, Professor of Politics, University College Dublin
David Kimball, Professor of Political Science, University of Missouri-St. Louis
Martha Kropf, Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Michael Latner, Professor of Political Science, California Polytechnic State University
Arend Lijphart, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of California at San Diego
Benjamin Reilly, Professor of Politics, University of Western Australia
Jack Nagel, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Jack Santucci, Associate Teaching Professor of Political Science, Drexel University
Caroline J. Tolbert, Professor of Political Science, University of Iowa
FairVote's Promote Our Vote project is governed by the staff and board of directors of FairVote. Promote Our Vote's Leadership Circle provides regular advice and is offered an opportunity to meet at least once every year to discuss the work and its progress. Find the full list of Promote Our Vote Advisory Committee members at the Promote Our Vote website.