Michael Signer is an attorney in the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm. He was previously Deputy Counselor
to Governor Mark Warner in Richmond, Virginia. He is a Principal of the Truman National Security Project. He is a founder of
both the New Electoral Reform Alliance for Virginia and the Committee for Progress on Race at the University of Virginia.
He was the Democratic National Committee's voter protection coordinator for Virginia during the Kerry campaign,
and was Associate Communications Director of the Wesley Clark for President campaign in Little Rock, Arkansas before
becoming that campaign's Virginia State Director. He served as Legislative Aide to then-Delegate Creigh Deeds of
Virginia (D-Bath County). He was the Associate Producer of an hour-long documentary broadcast on MSNBC and is
the author of the "Law" section of the New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge as well as essays and opinion
pieces published in the Washington Post, USA Today, and the American Prospect Online, among others.
He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a National Science Foundation Research Fellow, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He lives in Virginia.