A native of Panama, Alex Vassar has worked at the municipal and state levels of government for the past decade. Since 2004, Alex has been the Editor of JoinCalifornia.com, which includes the web’s largest database of California election results. In 2007, he was selected to participate in the prestigious California Senate Fellows Program. Since then, Alex has worked for the City of San Jose, both houses of the California Legislature, and the State Library.
Alex has written three books, including California Lawmaker (used as a textbook at a several colleges) and The Legislators of California (winnner of the NCSL 2011 Notable Document Award) and occasional articles for OneVoter.org. He spends a majority of his waking hours introducing Californians to the amazing staff and collections of the state library and trying to help people better understand their government.