President, National Demographics Corporation
2006 – present
Senior Analyst, National Demographics Corporation
2001 – 2006
Fellow, Rose Institute of State and Local Government
2001 – present
Project Manager and Senior Manager at three internet startup companies
1999 – 2001
U.S. Representative Stephen Horn, Legislative Director and System Manager.
1993 – 1997
Coro Foundation, Fellowship in Public Affairs.
1992 – 1993
Rose Institute for State and Local Government, Student Manager
1989 – 1992
UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, MBA, 1999.
Claremont McKenna College, BA, 1992.
- Graduated Cum Laude from Claremont McKenna College.
- Phi Beta Kappa. Philip Roland Prize for Excellence in Public Policy.
- Redistricting in America. Rose Institute of State and Local Government, 2010.
- Restoring the Competitive Edge: California’s Need for Redistricting Reform and the Likely Impact of Proposition 77. Rose Institute of State and Local Government, 2005.
- “Competitive Districts in California” Rose Institute of State and Local Government, 2005.
- Latinos and Redistricting: “Californios For Fair Representation” and California Redistricting in the 1980s. Rose Institute of State and Local Government, 1991.
- Christian Science Monitor “Let the public help draw voting districts,” October 25, 2013.
- New York Times, “The Case for Open Primaries,” February 19, 2009.
- Los Angeles Times Opinion Articles:
- “Where a porn palace stood” (article on redevelopment), July 30, 2006.
- “A Trojan horse primary for the GOP” February 25, 2007.
- “A neighbor’s help on redistricting” June 24, 2007.
- Fresno Bee Opinion Article: “The Poison Handshake” June 15, 2004.
Speaker or Panelist
- National Conference of State Legislatures, Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee: 2007 Spring Forum, “The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commissions’ experiences with the first-ever independent redistricting.”
- National Conference of State Legislatures, Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee: 2008 Spring Forum, “Communities of Interest In Redistricting: A Practical Guide.”
- National Conference of State Legislatures, Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee: 2009 Fall Forum, “The Key to Successful Redistricting.”
- National Conference of State Legislatures, Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee: 2010 Spring Forum, “Communities of Interest in Redistricting: A key to drawing 2011 plans (and for their defense).”
- National Conference of State Legislatures, Redistricting and Elections Standing Committee: 2011 Winter Forum, “Citizen Voting Age Data from a line-drawer’s viewpoint.”
- Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Santa Barbara’s Channel Cities Club, “California’s next experiment: independent, public redistricting,” January 18, 2011.
- Annual Conference, Arizona League of Cities and Towns, Presenter at “Redistricting Law and the Voting Rights Act: What It Means for Your City or Town in 2011,” August 25, 2010.
- Redistricting, The 2010 Census, and Your Budget, Sponsored by the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, California League of Cities, October 15, 2009.
- Arizona Election Law 2010 Continuing Legal Education Conference, “Communities of interest and technology in redistricting,” sponsored by the Arizona State Bar Association, March 2010
- California’s New Independent Redistricting Commission, sponsored by the Irvine Foundation and the California Redistricting Collaborative, December 15, 2009
- Tribal Association of Sovereign Indian Nations (TASIN) Legislative Day 2009, “The 2010 Census and 2011 Redistricting in California,” December 2, 2009.
- California School Board Association, “Litigation Issues and the California Voting Rights Act,” December 4, 2009.
- California Latino School Boards Association, “Introduction to the California Voting Rights Act,” August 20, 2009.
- Building a National Reform Movement, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2006, conference on redistricting reform hosted by the League of Women Voters, Campaign Legal Center, and The Council for Excellence in Government
- Texas Tech University, “A Symposium on Redistricting,” May, 2006
- California League of Cities, “Introduction to the California Voting Rights Act.”
- Voices of Reform, a project of the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco: multiple forums on redistricting and / or term limits, 2006 – 2007
- Classroom speaker at Pepperdine University, the University of La Verne, Pomona College and Claremont McKenna College
Racial Bloc Voting Consulting
Extensive experience with all racial bloc voting statistical methods: homogeneous precinct analysis, Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression, Weighted OLS, Seemingly Unrelated Regression (SUR) and EZI ecological inference analysis.
Attorney-client privilege bars the listing of most of NDC’s specific clients, but NDC has performed racial bloc voting analysis for clients of the following law firms:
- Law firm of Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni: Compiled and analyzed data for over 120 different jurisdictions facing voting rights litigation;
- Law firm of Lozano, Smith: Performed/performing analysis of racial bloc voting in 4 separate jurisdictions.
- Law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo: Performed/performing on analysis of racial bloc voting in 3 separate jurisdictions.
- Law firm of Dooley, Herr & Peltzer
- Performed racial bloc voting analysis of 7 elections in 4 different election years. Also advised attorneys on rebuttal of plaintiff’s racial bloc voting analysis.