November 8

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On Election Day, much of the national media will be focused on the Congressional midterms. But count on Governing for all the news and analysis you need to know about this year’s races at the state and local level. With 36 governors races and nearly two dozen state legislatures up for grabs – along with a slate of important ballot initiatives – this election promises to be a pivotal one. Join Governing’s editorial team for all the state and local news and trends from this year’s races.  


Julia Burrows

Julia Burrows

Director, Governing Institute

Julia Burrows is the director of the Governing Institute, a think tank and affiliate of Governing magazine, working to advance better state and local government. Prior to joining Governing, Julia was the President of Greenwise Joint Venture, established by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson to grow the region’s green economy and was special advisor to the Mayor. She previously served 22 years with the City of Roseville, CA in various roles including Deputy City Manager and Economic Development Director.

Caroline Cournoyer

Caroline Cournoyer

Senior Web Editor, Governing

Caroline Cournoyer is Governing’s Senior Web Editor, tasked with overseeing its elections and ballot measure coverage. She has been with Governing for seven years. Before that, she worked for Roll Call’s legislative wire service CongressNow, Education Week Teacher and WTOP Radio.

Alan Greenblatt

Alan Greenblatt — Staff Writer, Governing

Alan covers politics as well as policy issues for Governing. He is the coauthor of a standard textbook on state and local governments. He previously worked as a reporter for NPR and CQ and has written about politics and culture for many other outlets, print and online.

Zach Patton

Zach Patton — Moderator

Executive Editor, Governing

Zach joined Governing as a staff writer in 2004. He received the 2011 Jesse H. Neal Award for Outstanding Journalism for his Governing story on economic cutbacks in Colorado Springs. He has served as an editor since 2010, and as Executive Editor since 2012.