Research & Policy | Anna Scanlon

Anna Scanlon joined Texas Victory Project in 2017. She has worked on campaigns from coast to coast, most recently directing a large field campaign in battleground Washoe County, NV during the 2016 election. Her team of 25 canvassers knocked on over 180,000 doors and spoke to over 20,000 voters. They persuaded over 70% of all voters they spoke with to support Hillary Clinton and Catherine Cortez-Masto for US Senate—helping to tilt the state blue for Clinton and send Cortez-Masto to Washington.

As a campaigner, Anna works to invest time and resources in building powerful grassroots armies that can mobilize voters and win elections. Her passion for campaign strategy lies at the intersection of results-driven process management and hands-on training that empowers campaign staff and volunteers to build powerful connections with voters. Prior to her work on campaigns, Anna spent several years primarily focused on academic research.

As a researcher, Anna's primary focus was to use innovative political science research techniques to better understand governing processes through the lenses of institutional and bureaucratic theory. As a political science and international relations scholar, her researched spanned from studying legislative processes on Capitol Hill to exploring the impact of foreign aid from Latin America to Africa. As an experienced academic writer, researcher and editor, as well as a perennial policy wonk, Anna lives to translate complex material into digestible, accessible, and powerful informational tools designed to help any candidate, campaign, or progressive organization.

A Washington D.C. native, Anna received her degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently resides in beautiful Reno, NV and actively travels to England, the Rio Grande Valley, and our nation's capital. Anna enjoys reading, hiking, and helping others in needs. Anna believes the only way to implement change is “to strap up your boots and make it happen”.