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Dr. Andy Jackson

Director of the Civitas Center for Public Integrity, John Locke Foundation


As Director of the Civitas Center for Public Integrity at the John Locke Foundation, Andy focuses on government compliance with the law and best practices, particularly regarding election policy and law. He researches and writes on public and election integrity, conducts election analysis, and presents election-related data.

Dr. Jackson holds a PhD in political science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. While at UNL, he earned the Thomas W. Smith Fellowship and the Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Fellowship through the Institute of Humane Studies. He also earned an MA in political management from the George Washington University and a BS in political science from Appalachian State University. He has taught political science at several institutions in North Carolina and internationally.

Andy has worked professionally for several political campaigns and organizations, including as the Iowa political coordinator for the Alan Keyes presidential campaign in 1996 and campaign manager for John Tedesco for Superintendent of Public Instruction in 2012. He has also worked as a columnist. His articles have appeared in several North Carolina, national and international publications, including the Korea Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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