Dan Johnson-Weinberger is the
Center's General Counsel. He is licensed to practice law in
California and Illinois.
Dan is a 1997 graduate of the University of
Illinois (B.A. in economics and political science) and a 2000
graduate of the University of Chicago Law School.
Dan has been published in the Chicago
Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Roll Call, The Hill, the Daily
Herald, the Chicago Reader, the Daily Southtown and the Miami
Herald. He has appeared on National Public Radio and is an
occasional guest on the nationally syndicated radio program
Beyond The Beltway.
In the last year and a half, Dan has spoken
to classes and groups in Florida, Wisconsin, California,
Illinois, Indiana and New York. He encourages invitations to
speak to college classes or political groups.
Dan spends the majority of his time in
Chicago where he focuses on the drive to revive cumulative
voting for the Illinois House of Representatives. He also
spends time in Springfield, Illinois, where he lobbies the
Illinois General Assembly, and was the main driver behind
passage of a law that allows county boards to give cumulative
Dan helped to found the Midwest
Democracy Center in 1995 with a group of Illinois electoral
). He worked on several political campaigns and enjoys walking
Dan can be reached at [email protected]
or by phone at 312.933.4890. His website is www.djw.info
and his blog is www.djwinfo.blogspot.com
(opinions expressed on his sites are his own and not
necessarily shared by the Center). Inquiries are