Todd F. Lang, Executive Director
Mr. Lang is the Executive Director of the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, a state agency that administers the Citizens Clean Elections Act (Act). In his role, Todd is charged with leading a team to continue the progress that has been established since the Act’s inception in 1998. As a national model for campaign finance reform, Todd’s foresight and vision will guide the future of the Act in Arizona, and the Clean Elections staff will lead the Commission in continuing to educate voters and advance Clean Elections participation among Arizona citizens.
Mr. Lang has direct experience with state campaign finance and election laws and programs as well as federal campaign finance laws and the U.S. Constitution. Previously, Todd served as Chief Counsel for the Consumer Litigation Unit at the Office of the Arizona Attorney General. Prior to that, he spent 2003-2004 as a Visiting Clinical Professor at the Arizona State University School of Law.
Mr. Lang’s previous experience includes three years as an election law attorney serving as the counsel for the Arizona Clean Elections Commission. In that position, Todd successfully argued before the Arizona Supreme Court in defense of the Clean Elections Act. Mr. Lang spent the first seven years of his legal career as a legal services attorney and litigated against slumlords and on behalf of victims of consumer fraud.
Todd currently serves on the Board of Directors of Community Legal Services. He also has taught several CLE programs on consumer finance fraud, landlord/tenant law, and election law. Additionally, he is chair of the State Bar Legal Services Committee and Co-President of the Lorna Lockwood Inn of Court, and a past Co-Chair of the State Bar Convention Committee and past-Chair of the State Bar Public Lawyers Committee.
Mr. Lang graduated from the Cornell University College of Law in 1993.
“To be successful, representative government assumes that elections will be controlled by the citizenry at large, not by those who give the most money. Electors must believe their vote counts. Elected officials must owe their allegiance to the people, not to their own wealth or to the wealth of interest groups who speak only for the selfish fringes of the whole community.”