Vote Smart cultivates a network of advisors who inform and substantiate the organization's work. Our advisors are leading experts in political research and journalism, and are from all 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.
Dr. James BrentProfessor and Chair - San Jose State University
Dr. Thad KousserAssociate Professor of Political Science - University of California at San Diego
Mr. Al WagnerDirector, Center for Kern Political Education - Bakersfield College
Dr. Kevin WallstenAssistant Professor - California State University at Long Beach