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Rachana Desai Martin

National Director of Voter Protection and Senior Counsel
Biden for President

Rachana Desai Martin is the National Director of Voter Protection and Senior Counsel for the Biden Campaign. Rachana has a wealth of experience in voter protection, politics, government, and law. She served as the DNC’s Director of Civic Engagement and Voter Protection during the 2018 cycle, was senior advisor to the Virginia voter protection program in 2017, and was the Nevada Voter Protection Director for the 2016 Clinton campaign. Rachana has been a passionate advocate for voting rights since she worked on the 2000 Al Gore campaign as a deputy regional political director, and then helped organize recount operations in several Florida counties. Rachana comes to the Biden campaign most recently from the DNC where she served as the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the organization’s operational and administrative infrastructure. Earlier in her career, Rachana served in senior roles in the Obama administration as Counselor to the General Counsel of the Treasury Department and as Special Assistant to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. At both agencies, she served as a senior advisor on the legal, policy, and political implications of audits and investigations initiated by Congress and other oversight bodies. Before joining the administration, Rachana worked on Capitol Hill advising Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) on banking and financial services issues, including the landmark Dodd-Frank Act. Rachana began her legal career at Eversheds Sutherland LLP, where she was a litigation associate. Rachana earned her J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and her B.A. from the University of South Carolina Honors College.

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