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Paul Berendt Biography

Former Washington State Democratic Party Chairman
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should People Who Have Completed Felony Sentences Be Allowed to Vote?"

“We know for a fact that nonunion, blue-collar, Caucasian men vote very disproportionately Republican, and when you look at the felon population in the state of Washington, they are overwhelmingly nonunion, blue-collar, male Caucasians.”

“Democrats Flag 743 Votes They Say Felons Cast,” Seattle Times, May 7, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Vice President, Strategies 360 (Public Relations and Communications industry)
  • Chairman, Washington State Democratic Party, Jan. 1995-Jan. 2006
  • Former Western Region Vice Chair, Association of State Democratic Chairs
  • Former Member, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Credentials Committee
  • BA, Liberal Arts, Evergreen State College, 1987
  • Raised on a cattle ranch in Northeast Washington’s Pend Oreille County
Quoted in:
  1. Are People with Felony Convictions More Likely to Vote for Democrats over Republicans?