Alec is a math nerd who’s passionate about electing Democrats and advancing progressive causes. He feels at home automating analysis of a large spreadsheet or making sense of a messy data set – all in the service of making the world a better, more equitable, and more just place.
Alec has been an Analyst at The Mellman Group since May 2020. He returned to the firm after working as an intern in the summer and fall of 2019. In the 2020 cycle, he was proud to serve as the lead analyst for the firm’s work on behalf of Rep.-elect Jake Auchincloss (beating a field of eight other candidates in the primary), the North Carolina Democratic state legislative caucuses, the Nevada Senate Democratic Caucus, nonprofits including the Voter Protection Program, independent expenditure groups, and multiple ballot measure campaigns. His other political work includes the successful campaigns of Rep. Jared Golden (one of the few Democrats to win a Trump district in 2020), Rep.-elect Kathy Manning, Rep. Dan Kildee, and Rep. Jim Langevin. He is particularly proud to have worked with numerous Jewish and pro-Israel groups and Israeli officials – including Democratic Majority for Israel, the Israel on Campus Coalition, the Ruderman Family Foundation, HIAS, and Israeli MK and Opposition Leader Yair Lapid.
Before joining The Mellman Group, Alec completed policy research internships for the Senate Finance Committee’s Democratic tax policy staff, The Brookings Institution, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and then-Governor John Hickenlooper.
Born and raised a Democrat, Alec volunteered for his first campaign when he was 8 years old, stuffing envelopes and planting lawn signs with his grandmother, who impressed upon him the importance of electing “the good guys.” Over the years, he interned for Andrew Romanoff’s 2014 congressional race, served as an organizing fellow for the Colorado Democratic Party’s 2016 coordinated campaign, and volunteered as a data analyst for a 2016 state legislative campaign in Colorado, in addition to volunteering to canvass and phone bank for several other candidates in 2012. In these roles, Alec worked hand-in-hand with campaigns in one of the closest states and some of the closest districts in the country. He is proud to have been a part of victorious campaigns including Senator Michael Bennet’s re-election and a handful of state legislative races.
A native of Connecticut, Alec spent high school in Colorado before returning to the East Coast to attend Georgetown University. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Economics and was awarded the B.J. Phoenix Medal, given each year to the top graduating economics major. At Georgetown, Alec held leadership positions in the Institute of Politics and Public Service and the Georgetown Israel Alliance and was heavily involved in the Jewish Student Association. When he’s not crunching numbers or tracking the latest political developments, he enjoys skiing; batting leadoff for Brookings’ softball team; and rooting on the Yankees, Broncos, and Georgetown Hoyas.