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Launched online in 1997, Politics1 is published as a non-partisan public service to promote fully informed decision-making by the American electorate. One of the first pioneering political blog and news sites, Politics1 draws a sizable and devoted audience of political professionals, journalists, educators, and activists. The data on the site is often crowd-sourced, so we are incredibly grateful to all those political professionals, activists, and journalists who constantly contribute the information and tips which keeps Politics1 so current.

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Ron Gunzburger is an experienced, top-level governmental administrator and strategist, attorney, and political and policy advisor, with a solid and creative reputation for troubleshooting, crisis management, and dynamic communications programs. And he's also the
publisher/editor of Politics1. Moving into the realm of what was then called "new media," he created and launched the Politics1 web site in late 1997 ... and created the popular HillZoo website for Capitol Hill congressional staffers in 2000. A trial attorney since 1988, Ron previously served as an Assistant Public Defender, an Assistant Florida Attorney General (RICO Unit), a litigation partner in a top-100 national law firm, and General Counsel/Executive Director at the Broward Sheriff's Office in Florida. (one of the largest public safety agencies in the nation, with 5,400 personnel). He relocated to Maryland in 2019 and served as Senior Advisor to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan throughout his second term, and was the Governor's Director of Covid-19 Response Strategy throughout the pandemic's two year state of emergency. Today, Ron is Chief of Staff for the acclaimed oral history nonprofit StoryCorps (featured each week on NPR), and helps lead their One Small Step initiative to reduce toxic polarization in America. The South Florida Business Journal honored Ron in 1998 with its prestigious 40 Under 40 Award for achieving career excellence before age 40. The Broward County Commission (Florida) honored Ron in 2019 with a "Ron Gunzburger Day" proclamation for his years of service to the community. Before entering law school, Ron served in the 1980s as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill for Congressmen Dick Gephardt of Missouri and Clay Shaw of Florida (Ron's hometown congressman). He began his political consulting career when his mother - now former Broward County Mayor Sue Gunzburger - first ran for political office in 1982 (she won that race and won eight more consecutive elections before retiring in 2014, and earned national fame or infamy -- depending upon your politics -- for her prominent role in the 2000 Presidential recount). Specializing in strategy and communications, Ron formerly worked as a professional campaign consultant in over 130 mostly Democratic and nonpartisan campaigns ranging from municipal and judicial races to congressional and gubernatorial campaigns. Finally, Ron's activism as a pioneer for gay rights equality in South Florida in the 1980s and 1990s was recognized by the Stonewall Natonal Museum, when they interviewed him in 2016 for their permanent oral history archives. Originally from New England, Ron and his husband Dana reside in Annapolis, Maryland.

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