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Booker T. Stallworth Biography

Former Communications Director for the Washington State Senate Majority Coalition Caucus
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“A felon who has not met all of [his/her] legal obligations has not paid his or her debt to society in full. So why should a felon’s voting rights be restored before that debt is paid?”

“ACLU’s Lawsuit for Felons’ Voting Rights Dishonors Crime Victims,” in Human Events, Apr. 7, 2006

[Editor’s Note: Individuals and organizations that do not support felon re-enfranchisement until felons have paid all fines and restitution (in addition to having completed their term of incarceration and probation/parole) are classified as Not Clearly Pro or Con. Also, those who support re-enfranchisement of some felons but not others (for example, felons who committed murder or rape) are also classified as Not Clearly Pro or Con.]

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Communications Director, Washington State Senate Majority Coalition Caucus
  • Lecturer, Federalist Society, Jan. 2006-present
  • Deputy Communications Director, Washington State Senate, Aug. 2007-Dec. 2012
  • Communication Director, Evergreen Freedom Foundation, Mar. 2004-Aug. 2007
  • Senior Advisor, Mississippi Center for Public Policy
  • Contributor, Human Events Online
  • Editor, “Unlocking Washington’s Prison Capacity Shortfall,” a special report from the Evergreen Freedom Foundation
  • Former Editor, China Watch, a publication on human rights in China
  • Former Communication Director, Freedom Alliance
  • Former Director, Allegheny Institute’s School Choice Project
  • Member, Amnesty International
  • BA, Political Science and Communications Rhetoric, University of Pittsburgh
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Quoted in:
  1. Are Laws That Disenfranchise People with Felony Convictions a Form of Racial Discrimination?
  2. Should People with Felony Convictions Have to Pay All Fines, Fees, and Restitutions Related to Their Conviction before Regaining Their Vote?