**FILE** Bruce V. Spiva (WI photo)
**FILE** Bruce V. Spiva (WI photo)

The (CLC) announced that D.C. attorney , an election law and voting rights attorney and community leader who ran for the Democratic nomination for D.C. attorney general in 2022, has joined the organization as a senior vice president.

Bruce will work closely with CLC’s senior vice president Paul Smith to provide guidance to the voting rights, redistricting and strategic litigation teams through the 2024 election and beyond.

“We are proud and pleased to welcome Bruce to CLC during the critical juncture for our organization and nation,” said Trevor Potter, founder and president of the Campaign Legal Center. “Bruce’s expertise and abilities will play a vital role in helping CLC address the significant challenges our facing democracy, and we are glad to have him on board.”

Spiva said he is thrilled to be joining the CLC team with a group of “advocates seeking to protect every American’s right to participate equally in the democratic process.”

“CLC has built a policy and litigation powerhouse at a time when it is needed most. I am eager and ready to put my shoulders behind the wheel,” Spiva continued.

Throughout his legal career, Spiva has led trial teams and argued many appeals in voting rights and redistricting cases across the country, including arguing against voter suppression in the U.S. Supreme Court in 2021. 

He is also a passionate supporter of D.C. statehood and supports voter initiatives in the Black and brown communities.  

Spiva is a graduate of in 1988 and the in 1992, where he served as the treasurer (now called vice president) of the . After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Jerome Farris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Spiva previously served as the managing partner of the District’s office and on the national executive committee of , where he also had an active election law practice.

James Wright Jr. is the D.C. political reporter for the 鶹AV. He has worked for the Washington AFRO-American Newspaper as a reporter, city editor and freelance writer and The Washington...

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