Sean Raymond is a Program Associate at Democracy Fund, an independent foundation working to ensure that our political system is able to withstand new challenges and deliver on its promise to the American people. Focusing on principled leadership and effective governance, Sean supports the Governance Program in its mission to invest in approaches that help our elected leaders deliberate, negotiate, and serve the American people. Current grantees of the Governance Program include the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program, and the Faith & Politics Institute.
Sean joined Democracy Fund in 2016 bringing extensive experience in politics, government, and advocacy having worked on local campaigns and on Capitol Hill. Most recently he worked in the Campaigns & Elections office of the National Education Association, where he coordinated staff and volunteers on the ground in crucial primary states like New Hampshire and Iowa and served as a point of contact between the NEA and presidential campaigns throughout endorsement selection proceedings. Other areas of focus during his time at the NEA included conducting research about NEA programs, developing databases to record data about members and their political activity, and monitoring education-related legislation and executive actions. He has interned in two different Congressional offices during his time in D.C., in addition to several roles in local government and on campaigns in his home state of Pennsylvania.
Sean graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University with a B.A. in political communication and American history.