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Alexandra Chandler

Policy Advocate, Protect Democracy

Alexandra Chandler co-leads Protect Democracy’s elections and voting rights work, including policy development, advocacy, and litigation efforts. She also coordinates staff support for the National Task Force on Election Crises, a cross-ideological group of leaders in elections, civil rights, and other disciplines, who prepared decision makers and the public for election crises in 2020, and are doing so again for the 2022 and 2024 elections. Previously, Alexandra was a career national security professional for 13 years, including roles at the Office of Naval Intelligence and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where she led the Intelligence Community analytic effort to disrupt the proliferation of WMD by sea and developed policies to prevent the politicization of intelligence. In 2018, she was the first openly transgender candidate to run for Congress from Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Brown University and Brooklyn Law School.