Alex Tausanovitch is the director of Campaign Finance and Electoral Reform 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.

By Alex Tausanovitch
How Partisan Gerrymandering Hurts KidsCenter for American ProgressMay 28, 2020
How Partisan Gerrymandering Limits Access to Health CareCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2020
How Partisan Gerrymandering Prevents Legislative Action on Gun ViolenceCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2019
End Gerrymandering To Help Prevent Gun ViolenceCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2019
The Impact of the Filibuster on Federal PolicymakingCenter for American ProgressDecember 5, 2019
The Impact of Partisan GerrymanderingCenter for American ProgressOctober 1, 2019
How to Fix GerrymanderingCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2019
SCOTUS Refused to Take On Partisan Gerrymandering. Time for Legislators to Step UpMorning ConsultJuly 1, 2019
Voter-Determined DistrictsCenter for American ProgressMay 9, 2019
Bold Democracy Reforms That Build on H.R. 1Center for American ProgressApril 10, 2019
Trump’s Hush Money Payments Were Likely a Criminal OffenseCenter for American ProgressDecember 19, 2018
The Anti-Corruption CongressCenter for American ProgressNovember 9, 2018
Lessons From WatergateCenter for American ProgressJuly 30, 2018
Bringing Dark Money to a Gunfight: The NRA and Other Groups Are Increasingly Using Untraceable Dollars to Influence Our ElectionsNew York Daily NewsJuly 19, 2018
The Small-Donor Antidote to Big-Donor PoliticsCenter for American ProgressJune 11, 2018
Cohen’s Slush Fund is Not Business as Usual—But Business as Usual Needs to ChangeJust SecurityMay 23, 2018
The NRA Can Be So Secretive About Its Russian Donors Because It Blocked Campaign Finance ReformNBC NewsMay 4, 2018
Banking on DemocracyMorning ConsultMarch 16, 2018
NRA, Russia and Trump: How ‘Dark Money’ is Poisoning American DemocracyCNBCFebruary 15, 2018
Eight Years After Citizens United, It’s Time for Bold Ways to Fix DemocracyThe HillJanuary 20, 2018
An Appropriations Bill Is Threatening to Make Politicians More Dependent on Big DonorsCenter for American ProgressDecember 19, 2017
Is Russian Money Funding Trump’s Defense Against Collusion Charges?NewsweekDecember 11, 2017
Why Did Congress Write Such an Unpopular Tax Bill? Ask Their Corporate DonorsInsideSourcesDecember 7, 2017
How Corporate Donors Get Their Tax Breaks and 5 Ways to Fight BackCenter for American ProgressNovember 30, 2017
The Kremlin Defense FundSlateNovember 16, 2017
Russian Money and Trump’s Legal DefenseJust SecurityNovember 16, 2017
Demand Transparency for Online Political AdsCenter for American ProgressNovember 1, 2017
The Fight Against Dark Money in New Mexico and BeyondCenter for American ProgressOctober 10, 2017
When ‘draining the swamp’ means nothing to reform money in politicsThe HillSeptember 18, 2017
Secret and Foreign Spending in U.S. Elections: Why America Needs the DISCLOSE ActCenter for American ProgressJuly 17, 2017