Nick DraniasVice President, Compact for America Educational Foundation
Nick Dranias is Vice President of Compact for America Educational Foundation, Inc. which is a 501(c)(3) charity that focuses on educating citizens and statesmen about the power of interstate compacts to achieve constitutional amendments and other reforms. He also serves as a Board Member of Compact for America, Inc., a 501(c)(4), and as a Civil Liberties Advisory Council member for Our America Initiative, also a 501(c)(4). He previously served as General Counsel and Constitutional Policy Director for the Goldwater Institute. Dranias led the Goldwater Institute’s successful challenge to Arizona’s system of government campaign financing to the U.S. Supreme Court. He remains "of Counsel" for the Institute in representing the City of Tombstone in a fight to protect its 130 year old municipal water supply from U.S. Forest Service overreach. Dranias also serves as a constitutional scholar, authoring scholarly articles dealing with a wide spectrum of issues in constitutional and regulatory policy. His articles have been published by leading law reviews, bar journals and think tanks across the country. Dranias’ latest works are In Defense of Private Civic Engagement (forthcoming), Introducing "Article V 2.0:" The Compact for a Balanced Budget (Heartland Institute/Federalist Society); Recognizing Pension Fund Insolvency: A Catalyst for Reform (Goldwater Institute with Dr. Byron Schlomach) and Moving Forward: A Roadmap for Choice and Competition (Goldwater Institute with Drs. Andrew Kleit and Byron Schlomach).