BlueWaveNJ starts off its small “d” democracy series with a discussion of the NJ primary process by Julia Sass Rubin. She will share her research on New Jersey's unique primary ballot and candidate endorsement process where a line endorsement often determines who is elected and the consequences for New Jersey's politics.
Julia Sass Rubin
Julia Sass Rubin is an Associate Professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and an Associate Visiting Professor at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Julia earned her PhD and MA from Harvard University, an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School, and an AB with honors from Harvard-Radcliffe College. She was a post-doctoral fellow at the Alfred A. Taubman Center for Public Policy at Brown University and spent a year as a Henry Luce Scholar in Bangkok, Thailand.
Julia is one of the founding board members of the Good Government Coalition of NJ, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization whose mission is to strengthen democracy in NJ through greater transparency, accountability, and voter participation.
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