A native (and current resident) of Minneapolis, Jeff has strong ties with California. After doing his master’s in environmental engineering at Stanford, his career took various turns mostly in government, including several years working for regional associations of air quality officials. After a year as a science and engineering fellow in the U.S. Senate, he returned to Minneapolis where he’s served on the city’s Charter Commission and in other volunteer and appointed capacities. Always fascinated by what makes it possible for societies to function, he’s now focused less on physical infrastructure and mostly on our civic and institutional infrastructure. Through much reading and personal experience, he’s convinced that for us to govern ourselves well, we need significant reforms. A firm believer that our legislative elections should be about *representation* not a battle for raw political power among the two major-party duopoly, he’s passionate about replacing winner-take-all single-member districts to help create a system that’s more fundamentally fair.