Application for Legislative Commission for Amber McReynolds

Contact Information

Full Name

Amber McReynolds

Other Names
Amber McReynolds

Party Affiliation

Unafffiliated

Occupation

CEO, National Non-Profit, National Vote at Home Institute and also an Independent Election Administration Consultant

Educational Background

Masters of Science, Comparative Politics, London School of Economics; Bachelor of Arts, Political Science and Speech Communication, University of Illinois

Zip Code

80209

Congressional District
1

Background

Past Political Activity

I supported the open primary initiative and Amendments Y and Z and served on the executive committee. I have donated to a few friends who ran for office in other states including Kim Wyman (WA-R), Maggie Toulouse-Oliver (NM-D), and Katy Owens Hubler (UT-D). I also supported my friend Jeff Bridges (CO-D) for his campaign and Adam Kinzinger (IL-R) (a life-long friend) for his congressional race a few cycles ago.

List of Political and Civic Organizations belonged to

Represent Women's Board of Directors, City Year Denver Board of Directors, Women's Foundation of Colorado Empowerment Council, Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce, Lift Colorado Board, Montessori Academy of Colorado Board of Directors, National Council on Election Integrity, Leadership Denver 2017, Metro Denver Leadership Foundation, National Task Force on Election Crises, National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers Board of Directors, Secure the Vote Advisory Board, Vot-er Advisory Board.

Organization and Advocacy Experience

I served as an elections official in Colorado for 13 years. I was the Director of Elections for the City and County of Denver, CO from 2011-2018 and advocated for improvements to our voting process to ensure all voters have access and the system is secure. I now serve on various boards focused on election policy improvements and I am also passionate about improving our educational system for our children.

Statement

I want to serve on the commission because I care deeply about a fair and equitable democracy for all and I believe redistricting is a key aspect of ensuring fairness.

Statement on Working with Consensus

I am unaffiliated and have been for my entire voting career. I also believe deeply that we need to temper partisan politics that control so much of our democratic systems. I have worked with legislators of both parties in Colorado and across the country to improve the voting system for all and I can bring that experience to this commission.

Relevant Analytic Skills for Commission

My masters is in comparative politics and included an academic track on research design, methodology, and analytics. My entire professional career has been centered around election administration and running large operational environments in high-stress and high-profile elections that required attention to detail, problem-solving, data analytics, and proactive development of solutions.

Demographics

Racial categories the applicant identifies with:
Caucasian
Applicant identifies with the following gender

female