Spencer Overton

President, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies; Professor, GW Law School

Spencer Overton is a Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School, and a Senior Fellow at Demos. He is the author of the book “Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression.“ During Professor Overton’s time in the Obama campaign, transition, and Administration (2007–2010), he was a key leader in the Administration’s landmark efforts to curb special interests, enhance transparency, and increase citizen participation (he served as Chair of the 2008 Obama campaign's Government Reform Policy group, as chair of the Transition Team's Election Assistance Commission Agency Review group, and as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice in the Office of Legal Policy).