Dave Leichtman

Cybersecurity & Democracy Strategist, Microsoft
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Dave Leichtman

Cybersecurity & Democracy Strategist, Microsoft

Biography

Dave is a strategist for Microsoft’s new Defending Democracy program. As part of the Cybersecurity & Democracy team, he assists campaigns on security and technology and works with elections officials in the US and internationally. Dave was recently awarded the American Association of Political Consultants 40 Under 40 award, and as such now plans to remain 39 for the rest of his career.

Previously, Dave worked as a Vice President at Salsa Labs, one of the largest non-profit advocacy tech vendors on the left. Prior to that, he started both the Training and Analytics practices at Blue State Digital and served as the company’s liaison to the Obama Campaign in 2008.

Dave is a recognized thought leader in the Democratic tech ecosystem working regularly with state parties and the Democratic National Committee to address their tech needs. He also serves as the elected Vice Chair for Technology of the Democratic Party of Virginia and is a member of the Association of State Democratic Committees Tech Committee.

Dave holds a B.S. in Physics and Computer Science from William & Mary and an M.S. in Physics from University of Washington. He lives in Arlington, VA with his wife and two daughters.