Poverty Forum

Randall J. Brandt


M.A. Candidate, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, CA, 2009
J.D. Pepperdine University School of Law, 1995
M.A. in Religion, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1992
Certificate, International Institute for Human Rights, Strasbourg, France, 1991
B.A. Political Science, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, 1989


Senior Advisor to the Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State, 2007-2009
Deputy Staff Director and Counsel, Senate Republican Conference, United States Senate, 2005-2006
Counsel, U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, 1999-2005
Legislative Counsel, U.S. Rep. Mark Souder, 1997-1999
Legislative Assistant, Rep. Phil English, 1996-1997
Member, Pennsylvania Bar, since 1996


Married to Dr. Gretchen Leaman Brandt, with two sons Caleb (2) and Timothy (4)


Each member of The Poverty Forum participated as an individual and not as a representative of any association. Their individual support and association with any and all proposals may not reflect the agency for which they work.


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Acces information on poverty policy & other resources

The Poverty Forum is made up of 8 teams who came up with 25 policy proposals addressing domestic poverty. Brief summaries, complete white paper policy proposals, and a press kit can be found on our Resource page.

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