Drew Penrose

Law and Policy Director

Drew Penrose

Drew Penrose heads the law and policy department at FairVote. He contributes to work around ranked choice voting, primary elections, election administration, and the Voting Rights Act. He and Rob Richie have co-authored two law review articles arguing for the use of ranked choice voting in legislative elections. Penrose has also helped draft and submit amicus curiae briefs in cases concerning voting rights, primary elections, and ballot access.

Penrose earned a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2006, and a J.D. from the James E. Rogers College of Law in 2012. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona, where he has also published articles on public financing of elections in the Arizona Law Review and Arizona Attorney Magazine.

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FairVote goes to court to defend presidential debates

Posted on October 03, 2019

In April of 2016, FairVote joined a federal lawsuit arguing that the Federal Election Commission has a responsibility to intervene and stop partisan manipulation of the presidential debates.


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