Tammy Patrick is a BPC fellow focusing on the recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, to which she was appointed by President Obama in 2013 and served as a commissioner. Previously, she worked for 11 years as a federal compliance officer for the Maricopa County Elections Department in Arizona, serving more than 1.9 million registered voters in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Patrick has been active in election administration modernization and reform for many years and has provided testimony to both state and federal legislatures. Her areas of expertise cover a wide spectrum, from serving on the U.S. Postal Service’s Mailer’s Technical Advisory Committee on election mail to working on providing language assistance in unwritten languages and common data formats for election results reporting.
Patrick serves on the steering committee for National Voter Registration Day and the board of advisors for the Center for Technology in Civic Life. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University.