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.
Ms. Patricia BellinghausenEditorial Page Editor - Billings Gazette
Dr. Timothy LehmanProfessor of History and Poitical Science - Rocky Mountain College
Mr. Dennis SwiboldProfessor of Journalism - University of Montana