Treasurer, Basel Chapter

I am proud to serve as Treasurer of Democrats Abroad Basel. In this role, I ensure clear and accurate financial reporting and sound compliance with the applicable rules for our finances. I also serve on the DA Basel leadership team, contributing to the work of DA Basel to register voters and represent Americans living abroad. 
 
The latest elections have underscored that every vote counts, and that the democratic process cannot be taken for granted. For representative government to work, all of us need to play our part. As Americans living abroad, we have a unique, international perspective on our home country - but also face challenges in exercising our voting rights. DA helps to support the 9 million Americans living abroad. It also serves as a community of American expats to meet each other and our international families and friends. In Basel we have a very active chapter that brings people together, from Thanksgiving dinner to hikes and tax talks. It is a pleasure to take part along with an excellent and committed leadership team.
 
About me: born and raised in the Seattle area, I have voted from abroad in Washington state since 2006. Even as I have moved around Europe - in the UK, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and Switzerland - I have always felt a strong bond with my home town and country. I follow local, state and federal politics back home, where my parents, grandma, brother and extended family still live. My German/Finnish wife and I have two children - who will also be voters someday. I am a third-generation graduate of the University of Washington, and I hold an M.A. from the University of Munich, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Groningen. I work as an economist, and have previously worked at a central bank, a university and in the private sector. I was previously active in the Young Democrats at UW and Democrats Abroad in The Netherlands.
 
You can email me at [email protected].

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    Basel Chapter Meeting - March 2022

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly event planning meeting! All are welcome at our meetings, so if you would like to learn what we are up to and how you can help, please join us!

    Our venue is TBD. We will meet via Zoom or in-person, depending on the Covid conditions.

    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month, generally on the second Tuesday of the month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair Ben Stewart at [email protected].


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    WHEN
    March 08, 2022 at 7:00pm
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    Basel, BS
    Switzerland
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  • rsvped for Basel Chapter Meeting - February 2022 2021-12-06 12:10:59 -0500

    Basel Chapter Meeting - February 2022

    Please join DACH Basel members for our monthly event planning meeting! All are welcome at our meetings, so if you would like to learn what we are up to and how you can help, please join us!

    Our focus this month will be planning how to reach new voters and get out the vote in 2022!

    We will meet via Zoom for the month of February.

    Can't make it this month? We have planning meetings every month, generally on the second Tuesday of the month. Or, if you can't make our regular meetings but still want to help, please get in touch with Basel Chapter Chair Ben Stewart at [email protected].


    Add to your Google Calendar.

    WHEN
    February 08, 2022 at 7:00pm
    WHERE
    Zoom - RSVP to receive details
    Basel, BS
    Switzerland
    Google map and directions
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