Alex Tausanovitch

Director, Campaign Finance and Electoral Reform

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Alex Tausanovitch is the director of campaign finance and electoral reform on the Democracy and Government Reform team at American Progress. He previously served for four years as counsel to commissioners on the Federal Election Commission, including for three previous chairs of the commission, and has published papers on lobbying and campaign finance. Before joining American Progress, Tausanovitch worked at the 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. Tausanovitch has also 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. As an undergraduate, he 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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