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.

New York

Ms. Jody-Kleinburg Biehl
Adjunct Instructor - University at Buffalo, SUNY

Mr. Jay Jochnowitz
Editorial Page Editor - Times Union Capital Bureau

Dr. Christopher Malone
Associate Dean - Lehman College

Dr. Scott Minkoff
Assistant Professor of Political Science - SUNY New Paltz

Dr. Lisa Parshall
Associate Professor - Daemen College

Dr. Justin Phillips
Associate Professor - Columbia University