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About Vote Smart


Vote Smart cultivates a network of advisors who inform and substantiate the Project's work. Our advisors are leading experts in political research and journalism, and are from across the political spectrum. Together, they review every key vote selection, every bill summary, and every question presented to candidates through the Political Courage Test to ensure absolute nonpartisanship, relevance, clarity, and accuracy.

2013-2014 Advisors


Dr. Tamara Bell
Lecturer - University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Jennifer Clark
Assistant Professor - University of Houston

Mr. John Gravois
Government Affairs Editor - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Dr. Keith Hamm
Professor - Rice University

Dr. Robert Lowry
Professor and Political Science Program Head - University of Texas at Dallas

Dr. Bolanle Olaniran
Professor - Texas Tech University

Dr. Harvey Tucker
Professor - Texas A&M University

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