Staff

Bradley A. Smith

Bradley A. Smith, Chairman and Founder Brad is one of the nation’s foremost experts on campaign finance law. He served as a Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission, resigning as of Aug. 21, 2005. Smith was elected as Vice Chairman of the Commission in 2003 and Chairman of the Commission in 2004. A recent New York […]

Most Recent Post: The Hill: A lesson on abuse of power by Obama and his Senate allies (In the News)

David Keating

David Keating, President David Keating has a long and distinguished career in nonprofit advocacy.  In addition to his role as Executive Director of Club for Growth, a group dedicated to the promulgation of economic freedom, he has served as executive vice president of the National Taxpayers Union and executive director of Americans for Fair Taxation, […]

Most Recent Post: Seattle Times: Democracy vouchers: a flawed law (In the News)

Allen Dickerson

Allen Dickerson, Legal Director Allen Dickerson is legal director of the Center for Competitive Politics, where he leads the Center’s nationwide litigation efforts. He has represented individuals and organizations in First Amendment challenges before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Ninth, Tenth, and D.C. Circuits, the Supreme Courts of Colorado and […]

Most Recent Post: Constitutional and Practical Issues with Colorado House Bills 17-1261 and 17-1262

Matt Nese

Matt Nese, Director of External Relations Matt re-joined the Center for Competitive Politics as the organization’s Director of External Relations in July 2012 after spending time at Stateside Associates, where he gained an extensive knowledge of state legislative processes. In his capacity as Director of External Relations, Matt is responsible for the organization’s legislative and […]

Most Recent Post: CCP Statement on Russian Purchases of Internet Ads

Joe Albanese

Joe Albanese, Research Fellow Joe Albanese came to the Center for Competitive Politics as a Research Fellow in 2016. As a member of the External Relations team, he conducts original research on state and federal campaign finance regulations and their impact on First Amendment political speech rights. Joe also authors policy publications, op-eds, and blog […]

Most Recent Post: Reduction in Political Speech Under Connecticut’s Tax-Financing Program is Nothing to Cheer

Alex Baiocco

Alex Baiocco, Communications Fellow Alex joined the Center for Competitive Politics as a Communications Fellow in July 2016. In this capacity, Alex is responsible for compiling and distributing the Center’s signature weekday Daily Media Update, which contains topical news stories and commentary on a variety of issues surrounding campaign finance and free speech generally. Alex […]

Most Recent Post: Daily Media Links 10/20: Political ad buyers skeptical of new disclosure bill, Politicians-Unsurprisingly-Want to Regulate Political Ads on Facebook, and more…

Scott Blackburn

Scott Blackburn, Senior Research Analyst Scott became CCP’s Senior Research Analyst in April 2017. In this position, he is responsible for spearheading CCP’s short-term and long-term research efforts on the costs and benefits of campaign finance laws and regulations on free political debate and free association. Scott’s primary research areas include contribution limits, disclosure mandates, […]

Most Recent Post: Amicus Brief: Trump v. International Refugee Assistance Project

Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley, Office Manager Susan supports the Center for Competitive Politics staff as Office Manager, and is the proud mom of three college students. (Geaux Tigers! Go Rams!) In addition to her work at CCP, Susan has served as President of the Mount Vernon Republican Women’s Club since January of 2011. A native of the […]

Alex Cordell

Alex Cordell, Research Fellow Alex Cordell came to the Center for Competitive politics as a Research Fellow in June 2017. As a member of the External Relations team, Alex is primarily involved in researching federal and state campaign finance regulations, and consequently, the effects of those regulations on First Amendment political speech rights. In accordance […]

Most Recent Post: Over a Year Later, Coloradans Find out Exactly What was in Legislators’ Disclosure Bill

Alex Kroll

Alex Kroll, Director of Development Alex is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. As a student, he helped create and lead several student groups to counter the prevailing ideology present on those campuses. In his prior position as Member Relations Officer with Susan B. Anthony List, Alex […]

Tyler Martinez

Tyler Martinez, Staff Attorney Tyler Martinez, is a Colorado native. He graduated summa cum laude from the Metropolitan State College of Denver with his B.A. in History. He then went on to earn his J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School, while winning accolades for his advocacy skills and serving as Executive Editor of […]

Most Recent Post: Constitutional and Practical Issues with New Mexico Secretary of State Revised Proposed Rule 1.10.13 NMAC

Zac Morgan

Zac Morgan, Staff Attorney Zac joined the Center for Competitive Politics as a full-time staff attorney in 2012. He is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, where he participated in the school’s legal clinics for U.S. Supreme Court practice and providing legal assistance for service members. Prior to attending law school, […]

Most Recent Post: Significant Constitutional and Practical Issues with Connecticut House Bill 5589

Luke Wachob

Luke Wachob, Senior Policy Analyst Luke joined the Center for Competitive Politics as an intern in June 2013. He took on additional duties as a Policy Analyst in August 2013 and was promoted to Senior Policy Analyst in April 2017. As Senior Policy Analyst, Luke is responsible for directing and authoring the Center’s policy publications […]

Most Recent Post: Huffington Post: “Dark Money” Fell in 2016, but is that Good News? (In the News)

Eric Wang

Eric Wang, Senior Fellow Eric is a pro bono Senior Fellow with CCP and is also Special Counsel in the Election Law practice group at the Washington, DC law firm of Wiley Rein. Eric’s practice focuses on federal and state campaign finance, lobbying, political nonprofit, and government ethics laws. Eric has served as interim general […]

Most Recent Post: USA Today: China’s Internet censors know how to block Russian interference (In the News)

Owen Yeates

Owen Yeates, Staff Attorney Owen graduated with a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University, and a B.S., summa cum laude, in physics from Brigham Young University. He clerked for the Honorable Scott Matheson, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2012-2013), the Honorable […]