Matt Germer is a resident elections fellow for the Governance Program at the R Street Institute.

Before joining R Street, Matt was a policy counsel and strategic planning coordinator at the Washington State House of Representatives. There, he drafted legislation and offered strategic counsel on a variety of legislative matters, including elections, taxes, energy, criminal justice and technology. Prior to that, he served as nonpartisan staff in the Oregon State Legislature, worked as a public policy analyst in the healthcare industry and helped launch a real estate marketing start-up.

He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a JD from the University of California, Irvine School of Law.