Tammy Patrick is a Senior Advisor to the Elections program 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 modern elections, Tammy joined Democracy Fund in 2017 to help lead the effort to foster a voter-centric elections system and work to provide election officials across the country with the tools and knowledge they need to best serve their voters.
In 2013 she was selected by President Obama to serve as a Commissioner on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) which led to a position at the Bipartisan Policy Center to further the work of the commission. Prior to that she was the Federal Compliance Officer for Maricopa County Elections Department for eleven years where she established herself as a collaborative partner for those seeking to improve the American voting experience, testifying in more than a dozen state legislatures as well as in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
She serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Policy and has represented the National Association of Election Officials (Election Center) to the United States Postal Service’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) for over a decade. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from Purdue University and is certified by Auburn University as a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA).