SARAH E. HUNT

Co-founder and CEO

Sarah E. Hunt is a leader in conservative clean energy policy and a successful social entrepreneur. As co-founder and CEO of the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, she leads public policy research and leadership development programs by and for women, minorities, and mavericks.

Prior to founding the Rainey Center, Hunt launched a clean energy program at the American Legislative Exchange Council and a climate change program at the Niskanen Center. Early in her career she served as Manager, State Issues and Ethics Officer at the consulting firm Stateside Associates and practiced political law at a boutique law firm in the Pacific Northwest.

Her commentary on energy policy is regularly sought by publications including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Politico, E&E Newswire, The Guardian, Axios, and the Scientific American. A volunteer advocate for children’s rights, Ms. Hunt’s efforts to help young women escape abusive homeschool environments were profiled by the Washington Post Magazine.

She holds a BA in political science from the University of New Mexico, a JD from Willamette University College of Law, an LLM in international environmental law from Georgetown University Law Center, and an MPS in global advocacy from the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. She is admitted to the bar in Washington, DC, Oregon, and the 9th Circuit.

Recent Posts

See Sarah Hunt's most recent work here. 
April 18, 2020
Virginia’s elections must adapt to a COVID-19 world to maintain our democracy

CEO Sarah Hunt joins Inclusive Governance Fellow Stephen Cobb, Paul Reagan, and Ashley Taylor in an op-ed in The Richmond Times Dispatch to highlight that safeguarding elections and democratic processes is not a partisan issue — but a national priority. The right to vote is the bedrock of our democratic society, but without a functioning […]

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March 24, 2020
Medical Supply Shortages Prompts a Doctor's Resourceful Response: Our CEO's Call to Action

On March 24, Co-founder and CEO Sarah E. Hunt how COVID-19 is effecting her family in The Federalist.  Amid shortages of PPE gear during the health pandemic, her sister, a third year neurosurgical resident at an urban hospital in Detroit, has resorted to making her own masks for herself and her medical colleagues. Hunt calls on President […]

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February 15, 2020
Is technology consistent with electoral integrity? The hard lessons of Iowa

Published February 15, 2020 in Salon Sarah Hunt and Bishop Garrison examined the chaos surrounding the 2020 Iowa caucus, highlighting the importance of protecting the security and integrity of our electoral system.  While technology has the power to bolster the ease and efficiency with which Americans participate in their democratic system, it must only be […]

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