Jeanne Massey, Executive Director
Jeanne Massey is a Ranked Choice Voting and electoral reform powerhouse. A visionary leader with deep knowledge and pragmatic strategies to realize Ranked Choice Voting at the local, state and national levels. Ranked Choice Voting advocates from across the country turn to Jeanne Massey to deepen their understanding of Ranked Choice Voting and hone winning local strategies. Jeanne engages diverse and cross-sector leaders in her work including social justice organizations, electoral reformers, and the business community. Her track record includes winning campaigns in Minneapolis, St. Paul and St. Louis Park, Minnesota- all of which have helped foster greater statewide interest in Ranked Choice Voting.
Jeanne 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
Liz Johnson, Deputy Director
Liz Johnson brings extensive political and organizing experience to her role as deputy director of FairVote Minnesota. As a leader in the women’s political leadership movement for 20 years- she identifies Ranked Choice Voting as the most effective systems change to finally increase the number of women in elective office. She helped found and still serves as a board member at VoteRunLead, the largest and most diverse national organization training women to run for office and win. Liz has worked with countless women leaders to inspire, inform and equip them to pursue positions of influence. She created of Plate to Politics, a program of the Women Food and Agriculture Network and she serves as Board Chair of the Hmong American Farmers Association.
Brian Bosire, Volunteer Director
Brian Bosire has come a long way, literally! Born in Kenya, Brian moved to the United States in 2002 for better educational opportunities. Raised in an environment where community values were championed, Brian was drawn to social-political issues. He earned a bachelor's degree in social science from Metropolitan State University and has since worked as an organizer for political and non-profit organizations. Brian credits his experience in organizing with inspiring him to seek a master's degree in advocacy and political leadership, which he plans to leverage as an advocate for social, political and economic issues.
Laura Calbone, Community Organizer, Bloomington
Laura Calbone is a freelance writer and communications consultant who is passionate about election reform to improve our democracy. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris, with a BA in English and Speech Communication, and worked in Communications and Employee Training in the corporate setting for 10 years. Laura also has experience advocating for environmental protection and providing leadership and communications support for holistic health organizations. When she’s not talking to her Bloomington neighbors about the benefits of Ranked Choice Voting, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, eating good food, being active in nature, and traveling.
Vangie Castro, Community Organizer, Rochester
Vangie was born in the Philippines and emigrated to the U.S. at age three when their family sought political asylum from Ferdinand Marcos authoritarian regime, in the late 1970s. The Castro family first settled in St. Paul, then moved to the San Francisco Bay area.
Vangie is an experienced organizer and community leader who has worked for the Rochester Diversity Council for seven years and as the Education Program Manager and the Education and Outreach Manager for Planned Parenthood of North Central States. Vangie also served as the board chair for Gay, Lesbian, Community, Services and was a member of Governor Dayton’s Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying. Vangie has worked on many issue campaigns from marriage equality to safer schools and is excited and ready to bring RCV to greater Minnesota.
Anna Froehling, Community Organizer, Rochester
Has lived in Rochester since 1985. She has worked as a registered nurse at Mayo Clinic and more recently with a national health care provider. Over time Anna has noticed that the national and state political discourse has become more and more polarizing, leading to less effective governing. Anna joined Rochester Ranked Choice Voting so that she could be a part of a campaign that uses a consensus-building style of politics. She believes that this is a great time to adopt Ranked Choice Voting in Rochester. Ranked Choice Voting promotes positive campaigns, increases voter turnout and fosters more diverse candidates ensuring that Rochester will grow with all of Rochester residents’ concerns and welfare addressed.
David Haeg, Community Organizer, Minnetonka
David is working with FairVote to advance ranked choice voting is his hometown of Minnetonka. Most recently, he applied his entrepreneurial mindset to program design and communications for wonky but wonderful energy efficiency and renewables programs at Solar Match and Elevate Energy. Previously, he spent a decade working in advertising on Kraft, Nestle, and Wrigley brands, helping clients keep their communications simple and strategic. David has an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
Karl Landskroener, Data & Research Director
Karl joined FairVote Minnesota in August 2017 as the Field Director. He previously worked as a regional field organizer for a congressional campaign, as well as for a U.S. Senate and Chicago alderman campaign. Karl has a degree in political science, with a minor in European history, from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina. He lives in Saint Paul.
United Strategies, Consultant
Kristen McMullen and Richard Carlbom from United Strategies provide political strategy and fundraising support, building on their successful work in the passage of Minnesota’s marriage equality act.
Anthony Shields, Digital Director
Shields is the Digital Director at FairVote Minnesota. He has a unique experience in combining field organizing with technology and design. The impact of his visuals for Ranked Choice Voting has caused leaders and communities across the state of Minnesota to take action. Prior to this, Shields worked as the Deputy Director of Movement Politics for Michigan United, where he led a Relational Organizing campaign to influence Governing power and build a base around key issues. Shields began his organizing career as the Deputy Field Director for Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC), fighting to improve workers rights, address racial and economic gaps, and demanding justice and accountability for Black and POC communities. While staying committed to local communities, he has traveled the world as part of the Professional Fellows Program, an exchange for global progressive organizers to share best practices. Currently, he lives and works in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Mike Griffin, Consultant
Mike Griffin's consultancy provides expertise and in-depth knowledge on electoral reform and Ranked Choice Voting.