About Us

Barry Kauffman



bkauffman AT commoncause DOT org


Barry Kauffman is executive director of Common Cause Pennsylvania, working to restore the integrity of the legislative process and modernize the state's election laws. He is a regular commentator in media throughout the state and served on former Gov. Ed Rendell's Pennsylvania Elections Reform Task Force.

Prior to joining Common Cause, Barry was a citizens' advocate in the Governor's Office. He also is a past state chair of the Sierra Club.

Barry has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in communications from Shippensburg State University.