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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.

Latest by Alex Tausanovitch

Bringing Dark Money to a Gunfight: The NRA and Other Groups Are Increasingly Using Untraceable Dollars to Influence Our Elections In the News

Bringing Dark Money to a Gunfight: The NRA and Other Groups Are Increasingly Using Untraceable Dollars to Influence Our Elections

Authors Alex Tausanovitch and Diana Pilipenko discuss the unsettling trend of the National Rifle Association and other outside groups not reporting where their money is coming from, potentially allowing lobbyists and foreign agents to influence elections.

Alex Tausanovitch, Diana Pilipenko

Banking on Democracy In the News

Banking on Democracy

Author Alex Tausanovitch argues that the mere fact that a bank deregulation bill sits atop the legislative agenda is a reflection of the outsized influence of lobbyists and special interests in Congress.

Alex Tausanovitch

The Kremlin Defense Fund In the News

The Kremlin Defense Fund

Authors Alex Tausanovitch and James Lamond discuss why the United States should take a hard look at all of the avenues of Russian influence in our democracy—including money flowing directly to candidates.

Alex Tausanovitch, James Lamond

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