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Jonathan Soros

Campaign Finance Reformer

Jonathan Soros is co-founder of the Friends of Democracy super PAC, which aims to reduce the influence of money in politics by supporting candidates who endorse campaign finance reform. Soros is also a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, where he examines the implications of corporate “personhood” in post-Citizens United America and explores social investment among for-profit entities.

In addition to his role at the Roosevelt Institute, Soros is Chief Executive Officer of the private investment firm, JS Capital Management. From 2005 to 2011 he was President and Deputy Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC, a hedge fund. He is a member of the Next Generation Leadership Board of the Indian School of Business and also holds several board positions affiliated with the Open Society Foundation.

Prior to joining Soros Fund Management, Soros clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit. He was also a co-founder of the Fair Trial Initiative, a non-profit based in North Carolina dedicated to ensuring adequate legal representation for death penalty defendants.

For the 1992 Clinton/Gore presidential campaign, Soros worked on both the inaugural and campaign committees. Soros was also a program manager at the Open Society Foundation in Budapest and was the assistant director for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems mission to Moldova.

Soros received is a graduate magna cum laude of Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University.