Our Metropolis | Roundtable Panelists

Elizabeth Thompson | Political Commentator

Elizabeth Thompson | Our Metropolis Elizabeth Thompson is a confessed political and policy junkie who’s been getting her fix in Nevada for 15 years. She is the former co-host of KSNV’s political talk show “The Agenda,” the former editor of the Nevada News Bureau, and a frequent contributor to Nevada Week in Review and other public affairs shows around the state. She has appeared on MSNBC and Fox News to provide analysis on the Nevada political landscape and has been quoted in or noted by numerous national publications including Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, Politico, and National Review. 

 

Matt Hufman | Editor, Las Vegas Sun

Matt Hufman Matt’s childhood home got three daily papers, and the ink has yet to rub off. In the last two decades, he has worked at papers in cities big (L.A.) and small (Aberdeen, Wash.) He has covered pro sports, edited a small daily paper and was part of the Sun’s Pulitzer Prize-winning team in 2009. He’s the editor of the Sun’s opinion pages.

 

 

 

 

 

David Damore | Professor of Political Science, UNLV

David Damore David Damore teaches courses on legislative politics, political parties, interest groups and public opinion and political behavior. He is developing course content for the Brookings Institution’s Minor in Public Policy at UNLV.

Damore studies campaigns and elections and policymaking in the U.S. at both the national and state levels. His research has been published in the Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Political Behavior, and American Politics Research. He has also written numerous book chapters on various aspects of Nevada politics and policy making.

He is studying how direct democracy processes are used to set the agenda for changes in policy and governance in U.S states and he is beginning work on a book length manuscript examining how geography has shaped Nevada’s political economy since the state’s founding. Damore regularly comments on Nevada governmental and political issues for local, national, and international media outlets. He is a blogger for Latino Decisions and an advisor to Project Vote Smart.

Damore holds a doctorate from UC Davis and a master’s degree from the University of Georgia. He received his bachelor’s degree from UC San Diego. All degrees received were in political science.