Biography for Steven Hill

Steven Hill is senior analyst for the Center for Voting and Democracy, a non-profit organization that educates the public about the impact of electoral systems and the legislative redistricting process on political representation, voter turnout, governance and campaign finance reform.

He is the author of Fixing Elections: The Failure of America's Winner Take All Politics (Routledge Press, August 2002) and co-author of Whose Vote Counts (Beacon Press, 2001).

He is a frequent contributor of political commentaries to the Knight-Ridder wire service, and his articles and commentaries have appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, The Nation, Ms., Roll Call, American Prospect, Miami Herald, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News, Providence Journal, Hartford Courant,, Mother Jones Wire, Alternet,, Asian Week, Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Denver Post, Charlotte Observer, Sacramento Bee, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Clarion-Ledger (Jackson, MS), Seattle Times, Oakland Tribune, Albuquerque Tribune, Arizona Republic, Pensacola News Journal, The Oregonian, Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Buffalo News, Syracuse Post-Standard, Fresno Bee, The Missoulian, Orange County (CA) Register, Tallahassee Democrat, Biloxi Sun Herald, Durham Herald-Sun, San Diego Daily Transcript, Cincinnati Enquirer, Caspar (WY) Star-Tribune, Madison (WI) Capital Times, Amarillo Globe-News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Wichita Eagle, Colorado Springs Gazette, and many others. 

His work has also been published in magazines like Boston Review, Social Policy, National Civic Review, In These Times, Dollars and Sense, The Humanist, On The Issues, Z Magazine, New Internationalist, Politik-Digital (Germany), Italy Daily, International Herald Tribune, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and others.

His work also has been published in the academic press, including Representation:  Journal of Representative Democracy (Winter 1998), Asian American Policy Review, Inroads: a Journal of Opinion (Issue 7, 1998), and the anthologies Making Every Vote Count (Broadview Press) and Civil Rights Since 1787 (New York University Press). He co-authored a paper presented to the Western Political Science Association convention in 1997.

He is a frequent guest on radio and TV shows, and has given presentations and workshops to numerous conferences, charter commissions, legislative committees and organizations.

He is a researcher of European politics and political institutions, having conducted recent research trips to Brussels, Paris, London, Rome, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Bonn.

He was the campaign manager in San Francisco of the successful campaign that resulted in San Franciscans voting to adopt instant runoff voting to elect their local government.  He also was one of the organizers of San Francisco's successful ballot measure for public financing of local elections.  He lives in San Francisco, CA.      

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