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. 
November 19, 2020
Rainey Center Experts Offer Blueprints for Safeguarding Voter Access and Election Integrity for Future Generations

Washington, D.C. (November 19, 2020) - Today, the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy, a post partisan think tank based in Washington, DC, published two new reports examining the challenges of the 2020 election cycle and proposing solutions to enabling U.S. election institutions to maintain agility and safeguard the American democratic process through 21st century […]

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November 6, 2020
Post-Partisan Election Analysis with Allison Jaslow, Joe Bishop-Henchman, and Sarah E. Hunt

Rainey Center CEO Sarah E. Hunt discusses the election’s policy impacts with Allison Jaslow, Adjunct Professor at Duke University and former Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Joe Bishop-Henchman, National Chair of the Libertarian Party and Vice President, Tax Policy & Litigation at the National Taxpayers Union.

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November 3, 2020
What Now? A Post-Partisan Election Analysis with Allison Jaslow, Joe Bishop-Henchman, and Sarah E. Hunt

Join the Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy on Wednesday, November 4 from 1 pm - 2 pm EST for an exclusive, virtual post-partisan fireside chat about how the results of this historic election will shape American policy for generations to come. Rainey Center CEO Sarah E. Hunt will discuss the election’s policy impacts with Allison Jaslow, Adjunct Professor at Duke University and […]

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