Leigh Chapman

Director, Voting Rights Program, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Portrait of Director, Voting Rights Program, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Leigh M. Chapman is director of the voting rights program, overseeing projects that advocate voting protections for marginalized people. Previously, Chapman was Senior Policy Advisor at Let America Vote, where she advised the organization on election law and policy issues at the state and federal levels. Before that, she was appointed director of policy for the Pennsylvania Department of State by Governor Tom Wolf, where she managed the department’s policy and regulatory development process in coordination with the Governor’s Office of Policy in the program areas of charities, corporations, elections and professional licensure. Chapman began her civil rights career at Advancement Project where she served as a staff attorney in the Voter Protection Program. Chapman graduated from the University of Virginia earning a B.A. in American Studies and History and received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law.