University at Albany
Dr. Peter W. Brusoe, BA '03, MA '04

Rockefeller College Young Alumnus
in Political Science Award

Dr. Peter W. Brusoe, BA '03, MA '04

Campaign Finance and Lobbying Data Analyst
Bloomberg, LP

Dr. Peter W. Brusoe is Bloomberg Government's Campaign Finance and Lobbying Analyst, a position he has held since 2011. In this capacity, Peter oversees the development of campaign finance and lobbying databases and timely, in-depth analysis, including providing commentary for Bloomberg Radio. Dr. Brusoe has participated in panels held by Bloomberg, LP for clients in Washington, D.C. as well as at national events including the Republican National Convention. Prior to joining Bloomberg, LP, he worked as a research associate at the Campaign Finance Institute. His publications include "Small Donors, Big Democracy: New York City's Matching Funds as a Model for the Nation and States" (with Michael J. Malbin and Brendan Glavin) in the Election Law Journal, and "Campaign Finance Policy in the State & City of New York" (with Michael J. Malbin) in the Oxford Handbook of New York State Politics (2012). These scholarly articles have been used by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in preparing his current campaign finance reform proposal.

Dr. Brusoe graduated from the University at Albany with a bachelor's degree in political science and history in 2003. While at the University at Albany, he was active in a number of student organizations including Phi Alpha Delta fraternity; Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor society for political science; and student government. In 2004, Peter Brusoe earned his MA in Political Science from Rockefeller College. He completed his doctoral studies at American University. His dissertation, "The States of Small Individual Donors," analyzed small donors at the state legislature level.

Peter Brusoe chairs the Commission on Community and National Service for Washington, D.C., co-chairs the Global Solidarity Committee for the Archdiocese of Washington, and serves on the board of the University at Albany Alumni Association. He also volunteers for Iona Senior Services and Everybody Wins, a literacy program serving the District of Columbia.