Mindy Finn

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Republican Party Political Strategist

CEO and Co-Founder, Stand Up Republic

Mindy Finn is a Republican Party political strategist and failed 2016 vice presidential candidate alongside presidential candidate Evan McMullin. McMullin and Finn are co-founders of Stand Up Republic, a nominally right-leaning organization critical of the Trump administration partially funded by the center-left group Democracy Fund. [1] Until October 2016, Finn was a member of the Democracy Fund’s National Advisory Committee. [2]

Association with Left-Wing Groups

Finn and McMullin are advisers to the Protect Democracy Project and United to Protect Democracy, two left-of-center litigation groups created to oppose the policies of the Trump administration. [3]

From January 2016 to January 2018, Finn was a member of the national advisory committee for Pierre Omidyar’s Democracy Fund, the 501(c)(3) arm of the 501(c)(4) lobbying group Democracy Fund Voice, a supporter of Stand Up Republic. [4]

Both Finn and Evan McMullin are advisory board members for the nominally libertarian Niskanen Center, which advocates for left-wing policies. [5]

Finn is a member of the executive committee for the Civil Society Fellowship program launched in April 2019 by the center-left Anti-Defamation League and Aspen Institute. [6]

Citizen Data

In 2019, Mindy Finn founded data-based company Citizen Data [7] to provide, “Data for a stronger democracy. Helping to unite Americans across difference to drive meaningful change.” [8]


  1. Joe Goldman. “A $100 Million Commitment to Healthy Democracy​.” June 26, 2018. Accessed March 6, 2019. ^
  2. “Democracy Fund Announces Bipartisan National Advisory Committee.” Democracy Fund. Accessed March 7, 2019. ^
  3. “Meet the Team.” Protect Democracy Project. March 7, 2019.; also available here: ^
  4. “Mindy Finn (LinkedIn).” LinkedIn. Accessed June 18, 2019. Original URL: Archived here: ^
  5. “Board of Directors/Advisory Board.” Niskanen Center. Accessed June 18, 2019. Original URL: Archived here: ^
  6. Press Release. “ADL and Aspen Institute Launch Civil Society Fellowship to Help Create Next Generation of Community Leaders.” Anti-Defamation League. April 25, 2019. Accessed June 18, 2019. Original URL: Archived here: ^
  7. “Citizen Data | Linkedin.” Accessed January 23, 2023. ^
  8. “Citizen Data | Linkedin.” Accessed January 23, 2023. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Democracy Fund (Non-profit)
    Former National Advisory Board Member (March-October 2016)
  2. Niskanen Center (Non-profit)
    Advisory Board Member
  3. Protect Democracy Project (PDP) (Non-profit)
  4. Stand Up Republic Foundation (Stand Up Ideas) (Non-profit)
  5. Stand Up Republic (SUR) (Non-profit)
    Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder
  6. United to Protect Democracy (Non-profit)
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