In February 2012, Carrie Davis joined the League of Women Voters of Ohio as Executive Director, bringing to the League her extensive experience as an advocate for voting rights and good government at the Statehouse, in the courtroom, and in local communities. Prior to joining the League, Carrie served as staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio, where she worked on a variety of issues including voting rights, free speech, criminal justice, racial justice, LGBT rights, reproductive freedom, and government accountability.
Carrie has litigated numerous election law and good government cases including the 2008 case Project Vote v. Brunner that obtained a court order keeping open the Ohio window for simultaneous registration and early voting. She was also part of the legal team in the case Boustani v. Blackwell that struck down a 2006 Ohio law requiring naturalized citizens to produce a certificate of naturalization if challenged at the polls.
Carrie is a native Ohioan and has a BA in philosophy and public policy from Albion College and a JD from Case Western Reserve University. Carrie interned on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as part of a Women in Public Policy program and later worked as a Congressional Aide. Carrie returned to Ohio to attend law school and enter public service. During law school, Carrie worked as a legal intern with the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education and served as Editor-in-Chief and Bureau Chief of The Internet Law Journal.