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“IVP Speakers have been guests in my classroom and have provided valuable input on Election Law issues. They are engaging, informative and topical.  They are active on many of the important issues facing our state and country and can be counted on to provide interesting and important insight.”

Brian Maienschein, California State Assemblymember & Election Law Professor at the University of San Diego (USD)

“IVP speakers present an essential, thoughtful perspective that challenges the students and empowers them to take action in their own communities. Chad’s visits are a staple of our government course’s curriculum—and we wouldn’t do it any other way.”

Jonathan Shulman, History Teacher at La Jolla Country Day School

Why IVP?

Believe it or not, election reform is an exciting topic for high school government classes, political science students, constitutional law courses, civil rights organizations, TV segments, and even at corporate events.

Want the Independent Voter Project to educate to your audience about how elections REALLY work, and what we can do to make representation more … well … representative?

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Our Speakers

Dan Howle

Chairman and Executive Director
An East Coast native, Dan Howle is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he majored in history and political science. Dan recently retired after 16 years as Director of State Government Relations for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Howle serves on the boards of the California Governor’s Cup Foundation, the Foundation for Independent Voter Education, and the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers.

Chad Peace

Chad Peace is a nationally recognized leader in election law and voter rights. He is a partner at the law firm of Peace & Shea LLP and legal strategist for the Independent Voter Project. Recently, Chad authored a successful election reform initiative in San Diego (Measure K, 2016) and two amicus briefs in support of Level the Playing Field’s case against the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Katherine Gehl

National Reform ADVISOR
Katherine M. Gehl is a co-Chair of the National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers and author of the groundbreaking report Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America.

Jim Jonas

Jim is an experienced political, public affairs and corporate communication consultant based in Denver, Colorado. For the last decade he has helped create and manage a wide variety of entrepreneurial, disruptive political organizations and campaigns to promote independent/nonpartisan causes and candidates.

Jackie Salit

A respected political innovator and advocate for the rights of independent voters—Jackie is the President of, the country’s leading strategy and organizing center for independents, with chapters in 40 states. Since 2005 she has hosted a bi-annual national conference for independents.

TJ O'Hara

T.J. O'Hara is an internationally recognized author, speaker, strategic consultant in the private and public sectors. He has written recurring columns for various publications that explore our Nation’s most pressing issues, challenge conventional thinking, and provide an open forum for civil discussion.