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Endorsers of Instant Runoff Voting

The following organizations and individuals have endorsed the statement

"We support instant runoff voting as a better method of electing a single candidate than either plurality voting or traditional two-round runoff elections."

If you would like to endorse this statement, please send your name, the statement you are endorsing, how you would like to be identified, and if any organizational affiliation is for identification purposes only to [email protected].



  • Kathleen Barber, Professor Emerita, John Carroll University and former chair, Cuyahoga County charter commission
  • Harriet S. Barlow, Director, HKH Foundation
  • Ezra Basom, Political Consultant, Seattle, Washington
  • Ted Becker, Alumni Professor of Political Science, Auburn University
  • Medea Benjamin, Founding Director, Global Exchange
  • Jim Blacksher, Civil Rights Attorney, Alabama
  • Ken Bresler, columnist and former Massachusetts state legislative candidate
  • John C. Brittain, Dean, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University*
  • Rufus Browning, Professor of Political Science and Director Emeritus, Public Research Institute, San Francisco State University*
  • Dennis Burke, Writer and former executive director, Arizona Common Cause
  • Ed Burns, San Francisco
  • Dan Cantor, Executive Director, Working Families Party*
  • Jules Cazedessus, Producer/Writer, New York, New York
  • Steve Cheifetz, Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust*
  • Guy Chichester, Green Party of New Hampshire
  • Steve Cobble, Former Political Director, National Rainbow Coalition
  • Jeff Cohen, Author and Media Critic
  • Robert E. Creager, Chairman, Maryland Initiative and Fair Ballot Access Committee
  • Derek Cressman, Democracy Program Director, National Association of State PIRGs
  • Ron Daniels, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
  • William B. Dale and Joy I. Dale, Maryland
  • Richard DeLeon, Department of Political Science, San Francisco State University*
    Lisa Disch, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Don Doumakes, National Co-Chair, Socialist Party USA
  • Ronnie Dugger, Founder and First Co-Chair, Alliance for Democracy
  • David Eliscu, Western Connecticut Green Party
  • Dave Enrich, Citizens for True Democracy
  • Hugh Esco, Secretary, Georgia Green Party*
  • Ralph Estes, Center for Advancement of Public Policy
  • Frances Fox-Piven, Graduate Center, City University of New York*
  • Mark Friedman, El Cerrito City Council
  • John Gibson, Common Bonds*
  • James Gilmour, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • John Glasel, Past President, American Federation of Musicians’ Local 802 (NYC)*
  • Ted Glick, Independent Progressive Politics Network
  • Bill Gram-Reefer, Worldview
  • Dr. William Grover, Chair, Political Science Department at St. Michael's College
  • Lani Guinier, Professor, Harvard Law School
  • Doris “Granny D” Haddock
  • Dan Hamburg, Former U.S. Congressman and Executive Director, Voice of the Environment*
  • Howie Hawkins, Green Party, Syracuse, New York
  • Ronald Hayduk, Assistant Professor of Political Science, City University of New York
  • Hendrik Hertzberg, senior editor, The New Yorker
  • Jim Hoaglund, VoterMarch*
  • Gerald Horne, Attorney, Author and Activist
  • Evelyn Jerome, past president, Los Angeles County Young Democrats
  • Neal Jesse, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Bowling Green State University*
  • Douglas Johnson, Riverside, California
  • Robert Johnston, Associate Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University*
  • Mark P. Jones, Associate Professor, Michigan State University
  • Sheila Jordan, Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, Hayward, California
  • David Kairys, Professor of Law, Temple University*
  • David Dyssegaard Kallick, Former Social Policy editor and contributor to The Nation, ITT, Utne Reader
  • Randy Kehler, Alliance for Democracy*
  • Alex Keyssar, Professor of History, Duke University*
  • Jerry Arthur Knight, Judge Hubert L. Will Chapter, American Veterans Committee
  • David C. Korten, Author of When Corporations Rule the World
  • Saul Landau, Institute for Policy Studies*
  • Kay Lawson, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University
  • Andrew Lawrence, New York, New York
  • David Lawrence, Professor of Political Science, Fordham University
  • Daniel Lazare, Journalist and Author of The Frozen Republic (1996)
  • Michael Lewyn, Professor, John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Arend Lijphart, Research Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of California, San Diego*
  • Esperanza Macias, Past President, San Francisco Latino Democratic Club*
  • Philip Macklin, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Miami University* / Chair, Governance Committee of Oxford, Ohio League of Women Voters*
  • Deborah Markowitz, Vermont Secretary of State
  • Robert McKay, San Francisco
  • Kevin McKeown, City Councilmember, Santa Monica, California
  • David F. Metzger, Faculty Emeritus, Indiana University School of Social Work
  • Michael Morrill, Pennsylvania Consumer Action Network
  • Dr. Ted Mosch, Department of Management, Marketing, and Political Science, College of Business and Public Affairs, University of Tennessee-Martin
  • Jon Moscow, Co-Director, Amber Charter School, New York City
  • Steven Mulroy, University of Memphis Law School
  • Jason Murphy, Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Phil Tajitsu Nash, Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland*
  • Krist Novoselic, President, JAMPAC, Washington state
  • David Orr, Cook County Clerk, Chicago, Illinois
  • Wayne Peak, Political Scientist, Colorado State University
  • Howard A. Pellett, Skagit County, Washington
  • William Peltz, Capital District Labor-Religion Coalition, Albany, New York*
  • Joseph G. Peschek, Political Science, Hamline University
  • George Pillsbury, Bostonvote*
  • Lewis Pitts, Director, Advocates for Children's Services, Legal Services of North Carolina*
  • John Rapp, Professor of Political Science, Beloit College*
  • Jamin Raskin, Professor of Constitutional Law, American University*
  • Scott Rasmussen, Independent Public Opinion Analyst
  • Willie Ratcliff, Publisher, San Francisco Bay View newspaper
  • Juan C. Ros, Executive Director, Libertarian Party of California
  • John Rensenbrink, Founder Maine Green Independent Party; Author: Against All Odds: the Green Transformation of American Politics (Leopold Press, 1999)
  • Richard Rider, President, Economy Telcom*
  • Cheryl Rivers, State Senator, Vermont
  • Joel Rogers, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Mark E. Rush, Associate Professor of Politics, Washington and Lee University
  • Paul Ryder, Ohio Citizen Action*
  • Miley Sandra, Ithaca, New York
  • Donald Shaffer, Member and Board of Directors, NYCLU*; Co-Chair, New Politics Club of Long Island*
  • Micah Sifry, Senior Analyst, Public Campaign*; Author:  Spoiling for a Fight: Third-Party Politics in America (Routledge, 2002)
  • Matthew Singer, Youth Governor 2000-2001, Montana YMCA Youth and Government
  • James R. Simmons, Chair, Political Science Department, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh*
  • Bill Smaldone, City Councilor, Salem, Oregon
  • Sam Smith, Editor, The Progressive Review
  • Tony Solgard, Chair, FairVote Minnesota
  • Bill Spelman, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas; and former member, Austin City Council
  • Aaron Starr, Chairman, Libertarian Party of California
  • Jean Stein, editor, Grand Street Magazine*
  • David Stern, Stern Family Fund
  • Edward Still, Voting and Elections Attorney, Washington, DC
  • Rein Taagepera, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
  • Nicolaus Tideman, Professor of Economics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University*
  • Angel A. Torres, Member, IPPN National Steering Committee*
  • Michael Twombly, Executive Director, Northwest Democracy Institute
  • Father Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., Director Peace and Justice Programs, Xavier University
  • Dr. Gerald R. Webster, Professor of Geography, University of Alabama*
  • Leonard Williams, Department of History and Political Science, Manchester College
  • Robert Winters, Harvard University Department of Mathematics*
  • David Zavon, political fairness activist, Cinncinnati
  • Joseph Zimmerman, Professor of Political Science, Rockefeller College, State University of New York at Albany
  • Representative David Zuckerman, Vermont State House

*Organizations listed for identification purposes only


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