Anthony Thomas-Davis is Policy Associate at the Brennan Center for Justice, based in the Center’s Washington, D.C. Office. He manages the Center’s federal legislative portfolio, and leads policy research, legislative planning and strategy, advocacy communications, coalition outreach and engagement, and special projects and initiatives.
Mr. Thomas-Davis brings over six years of legislative, public policy and legal experience to the Center. A proven administrator with strategic, tactical and operational expertise in government and public affairs, he has substantial experience in advocacy planning and evaluation, policy analysis and development, community organizing and campaigns, issues management, coalition building, and strategic planning. He also has substantive experience in state legislative and regulatory affairs.
He previously served as special assistant to the director and counsel of the Brennan Center’s Washington Office. Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Mr. Thomas-Davis worked as a field organizer for congressional campaigns, and as an advocacy and policy manager for several national professional and trade associations. He has also worked in various capacities facilitating organizational development and performance improvement.
Mr. Thomas-Davis began his career as a paralegal in Chicago. He earned a B.A. in Political Science from DePaul University, minoring in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and holds a Master’s degree in Political Science, with a concentration in public law and policy, from the University of Illinois, where he served in residence as a predoctoral fellow.