Marvin Randolph

Marvin Randolph is a nationally recognized expert in voter registration, voter contact, and get-out-the-vote operations, and the country’s leading expert on Black voter mobilization. Marvin has worked on over 120 campaigns in 31 states. He is the former National Director of Project Vote and former Organizing Director for the Center for Community Change.

Randolph is President and CEO of sister organizations, the Southern Elections Fund (founded by Julian Bond in 1969), and the Southern Engagement Foundation (SEF), co-founded by Bond and former NAACP President Benjamin Jealous.

In the 2012 Presidential cycle, Marvin led the NAACP’s This Is My Vote! Campaign, building the largest voter registration and mobilization campaign in the organization’s history, adding hundreds of thousands of voters to the rolls in 49 states. By the conclusion of the program, Marvin had built a database of 929,570 registered NAACP voters.

Marvin has recently run several large independent expenditure campaigns, including for Stacey Abrams (primary and general), Ben Jealous, Lucy McBath, and Mike Espy. These had large field operations and focused on mobilizing infrequent voters.

Marvin is a graduate of Old Dominion University where he received a B.A. in political science. Marvin’s company, Onyx Communications, partners with Turner on projects of mutual interest