Rob Richie

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Robert Richie (born 1962) is the executive director of FairVote, a non-profit organization that researches and advocates election reforms that increase voter turnout, accountable governance, and fair representation, including reforms such as instant runoff voting and the National Popular Vote plan.[1] Richie has directed FairVote since its founding in 1992.

Born in Washington, D.C., Richie graduated from Haverford College with a B.A. in philosophy in 1987. Before co-founding FairVote and becoming its executive director in 1992, he worked for three winning congressional campaigns in Washington state and for non-profit organizations in Washington and the District of Columbia. He is married and has three children.


Among his activities at FairVote, Richie has:

In print[edit]

Richie is a frequent source for print, radio and television journalists and has published commentary in such publications as New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Roll Call, Nation, National Civic Review, Boston Review, Christian Science Monitor and Legal Times. His writings have appeared in eight books since 1999, including the feature essay in Whose Votes Count (Beacon Press, 2001). Richie has been a guest on many radio and television programs.[2]


  1. ^ "The Road to Better Elections: Instant Runoff Voting Conference" at Francisco Marroquin University. Guatemala, August 2007
  2. ^ "Interview with Rob Richie" at Francisco Marroquin University. Guatemala, August 2007