Alex Tausanovitch is the director of campaign finance and electoral reform at American Progress. His research, writing, and advocacy focuses on improving democratic representation. Tausanovitch’s work has been cited in media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, The Guardian, NPR, and many others. He has published work on a variety of topics related to democratic reform, including redistricting, lobbying, campaign finance, and the Senate filibuster.
Prior to joining American Progress, Tausanovitch served as counsel to commissioners on the Federal Election Commission, including three previous chairs of the commission. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Federal Student Aid, where he helped establish a program to provide student loan relief to borrowers who were subject to unlawful deception by their schools. Earlier in his career, Tausanovitch served as a law clerk in the Office of White House Counsel and as the voter protection director for a U.S. Senate campaign.
Tausanovitch is a graduate of American University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School. He is an avid traveler and has studied abroad in Egypt, Lebanon, and South Africa.