Areas of Interest: Voting Rights, Campaign Finance Law
Spencer Overton is a Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project. Mr. Overton is a professor at The George Washington University Law School, and he specializes in voting rights and campaign finance law. Professor Overton's academic articles on election law have appeared in several leading law journals, and his book, "Stealing Democracy: The New Politics of Voter Suppression" was published and released by W.W. Norton in June 2006. Professor Overton formerly taught at the University of California, Davis and served as the Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow at Harvard Law School.
He was also a commissioner on the Jimmy Carter-James Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform, and currently serves on the boards of Common Cause, Demos, and the Center for Responsive Politics. (Southfield, MI; B.A., Hampton University; J.D., Harvard University)