Matt Compton was born and raised
on a farm in Cedar Grove, NC, where he is a member
of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.
he is an assistant editor for the Progressive Policy
Institute (PPI) and Democratic Leadership Council
(DLC). PPI is a nonpartisan think tank, devoted to
crafting national policy for public innovation, and
the DLC is an organization working
to modernize progressive politics in America.
editor, he works with writers and researchers to design
and produce policy reports for both organizations.
He is also a creator and producer of the DLC Podcast
-- a radio-type show broadcast over the Internet.
worked for the North Carolina Democratic Party during
the 2004 election as a member of the House Caucus campaign
committee. He graduated with a degree in history from
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While
at Carolina, he wrote a column focused on higher education
policy and the University for The Daily Tar Heel and
was a student advisor to the chancellor and Board of