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Jonathan Mehta Stein

Jonathan Mehta Stein

Jesse Melgar

A civil rights attorney and long-time democracy reform advocate, Jonathan Mehta Stein is the Executive Director of the nonprofit organization California Common Cause. He became Executive Director in 2020 after 10 years of service on the Board of Directors. Previously, Jonathan served as the head of the Voting Rights & Census Program at Asian Law Caucus and as a voting rights staff attorney for the ACLU of California; in both roles, he worked to increase access to California’s democracy for historically disenfranchised communities. Jonathan also previously served as Chair of the Oakland Public Ethics Commission and as a board member of the Cal Alumni Association.