Mindy Finn

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Republican Party Political Strategist

CEO and Co-Founder, Stand Up Republic

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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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