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Seamus Kraft - Participant

Seamus loves America, technology and helping people participate in their communities. He launched OpenGov with Chairman Issa in 2011 while holding down a Congressional day job as Director of Digital Strategy and Press Secretary for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Leading a plucky team of digital ninjas from 2009 to 2013, he built the committee’s influential digital presence from scratch and lived to tell the tale.

While not working on OpenGov, you can probably find him reading in the woods looking for lost golf balls of following Phish around the United States. A native of Marblehead, MA, Seamus graduated from Georgetown University in 2007 with a degree in classical political philosophy. Tweet him @SeamusKraft or drop him a line at



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Executive Director, Co-Founder,
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