DeNora Getachew

Campaign Manager & Legislative Counsel

DeNora Getachew serves as Campaign Manager and Legislative Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, where she manages advocacy initiatives aimed at improving our nation’s democracy and voting system. In particular, she provides strategic leadership for legislative and policy campaigns related to modernizing voter registration processes and reducing the influence of money in politics.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Getachew served as Policy Director for then Public Advocate Bill de Blasio working with diverse stakeholders to shape the Office’s policy priorities. She also worked for Citizens Union of the City of New York/Citizens Union Foundation, a century old good government group, as the Policy Director and Legislative Attorney. Prior to working at Citizens Union, DeNora was the Legislative Director at the New York State Trial Lawyers Association a state trade association focused on protecting consumers. Ms. Getachew began her legal career as Legislative Attorney for the New York City Council’s Governmental Operations Committee, where she authored legislation and advanced policy reform to improve the City’s lobbying laws, campaign finance system, and processes for administering elections. 

Ms. Getachew received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.S. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.