Our Staff

  • Jeanne Massey

    , Executive Director

    Jeanne Massey is a Ranked Choice Voting and electoral reform powerhouse. Before becoming executive director of FairVote Minnesota, she led the successful Minneapolis Better Ballot Campaign to adopt RCV in 2006 and, not surprisingly, is a frequent media resource on electoral reform. Jeanne brings more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership and community planning and organizing. A former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica,  she holds an M.A. in regional & community planning and a B.A. in business & Spanish. Jeanne is active in her community and has served on several community and nonprofit boards.

  • Heather Klindworth

    , Director of Campaigns

    Heather joined FairVote Minnesota in 2017, and brings a wealth of campaign experience, including volunteer management, building and managing large relationship networks, fundraising and budgeting. Heather most recently was campaign manager for a Minnesota legislative candidate, and earlier worked as the Development Manager at the National Kidney Foundation.

    Heather has a master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, with an emphasis on identity and culture, from American University in Washington, D.C. She currently lives in Maple Grove.

  • Nick Galli

    , Events and Outreach Manager

    With a passion for progressive grassroots organizing and commitment to fair electoral reform that strengthens our democracy and empowers the electorate, Nick rejoined the FairVote team in February 2017. He previously supported FairVote as an organizer in 2013 before going on to gain experience building and mobilizing community action with a Senate campaign and local nonprofit focused on sustainable agriculture. Nick is originally from Elk River, MN and holds a B.A. in Geography and Spanish from the University of Minnesota.

  • Andrew Beeman

    , Field Director

    Andrew rejoined FairVote Minnesota in Feburary of 2017, previously working on the Duluth Better Ballot Campaign in 2015, in Duluth, MN. Andrew has prior field, and activism experience extending back to 2012 working as a college fellow for Minnesota Legislative candidates in St. Cloud. More recently he was a Field Organizer for a successful Congressional campaign in the 2016 election cycle. Andrew is a native of Duluth, Minnesota and holds a B.A. in Political Science with minor in Economics from St. Cloud State University.

  • Christine Lee

    , Consultant

    Christine Lee, owner of Cal Media Consulting, provides communications support primary through electronic communications, social media, and graphic design. 

  • Cindy Bielke

    , Consultant

    Cindy Bielke, owner of C-Change Communications, provide communications support primarily through through writing and content development as well as media relations strategy.

  • United Strategies

    , Consultants

    Richard Carlbom, Megan Thrasher and Kristen McMullen from United Strategies provide political strategy and support, building on Richard Carlbom’s successful work in the passage of Minnesota’s marriage equality act.

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