T. Anthony Quinn, Ph.D.

T. Anthony Quinn is the co-editor of the California Target Book, a non- partisan analysis of California’s legislative and congressional elections.

Dr. Quinn has 40 years experience with California state government. Currently he is engaged in writing and elections analysis.

He served as vice president of Goddard Claussen Porter Novelli from 1997 through 2001.  Prior to joining Goddard Claussen Porter Novelli, he served as vice president of Braun Ketchum Public Relations and headed their Sacramento office where his responsibilities included media relations, public policy research, case development, legislative and regulatory monitoring, and demographic analysis.  At Goddard Claussen Porter Novelli, he assisted the Association of California Life and Health Insurance Companies and the National Federation of Independent Business with public affairs.

From 1985 until 1989, he was director of the Office of Economic Research in the California Department of Commerce.  He performed extensive analyses of state economic and demographic trends, as well as advising the governor and legislature on the California economy.

Prior to this, Dr. Quinn served four years with the Assembly Republican Caucus, two as Chief Consultant for Elections and Reapportionment, and two as Caucus Policy Director.  He also served five years as a member of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, and three years as an assistant to the California Attorney General.  He was a member of the redistricting staff of the legislature in 1971 and 1972.  He has been an expert witness in several court cases involving reapportionment and election issues.

Dr. Quinn is the author of California Public Administration, published by the California Journal; California’s Political Geography, published by the Rose Institute at Claremont McKenna College; and Carving Up California, a history of California redistricting from 1951 though 1984.  He has also authored numerous articles on demographics and political trends, including “Growth Issues in California” for the California Department of Commerce, and “An Analysis of the 1990 California Census” for the Governor’s Council on Growth Management.

Dr. Quinn holds an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, a masters from the University of Texas, and a doctorate in political science from Claremont Graduate University.