Hans A. von Spakovsky

Hans A. von Spakovsky is a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation. He is the coauthor of Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk and Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department.

Heritage Foundation – As a Senior Legal Fellow and Manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative in the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Hans von Spakovsky concentrates on voting, elections, campaign finance, the First Amendment, civil rights, immigration, the Justice Department, and government reform.

Federal Election Commission – Mr. von Spakovsky was a Commissioner in 2006 and 2007 at the agency responsible for enforcing federal campaign finance laws for all congressional and presidential elections.

U.S. Department of Justice – He served four years at Justice, including as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights from 2002 to 2005.

Education - He is a 1984 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Law and received a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981.

He has served on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and on the Fulton County (Ga.) Board of Registrations and Elections. He is a former vice chairman of the Fairfax County (Va.) Electoral Board and a former member of the Virginia Advisory Board to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

He is the coauthor with John Fund of Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk (Encounter Books 2012) and Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department (HarperCollins/Broadside 2014).

Hans von Spakovsky is a regular contributor to National Review and his analysis and commentary have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, PJ Media, and many other publications. He has appeared on FOX News and other radio and television shows, as well testified before Congress on numerous occasions.

Prior to entering public service, Hans von Spakovsky worked for 17 years as a government affairs consultant, in a corporate legal department, and in private practice. He is a member of the Policy Board of the American Civil Rights Union and previously served on the board of Global Centurion, a nonprofit dedicated to eradicating human trafficking.