Senior Director of Advocacy and Litigation
League of Women Voters U.S.Celina Stewart joined the League of Women Voters as Senior Director of Advocacy and Litigation in April 2018. In this role she develops and implements League political strategies and policy positions around election reform and voting rights issues; oversees prospective litigation for the national and state leagues; works closely with League grassroots staff in implementing national agenda; and serves as lead lobbyist and liaison with Congress and the Administration for the League.
Prior to joining the League, she was acting Chief Operating Officer and Director of Philanthropy at an electoral reform nonprofit; she's serving as a litigation consultant to several Am 100 law firms handling complex merger and acquisition transactions; legislative aide at the Michigan legislature handling the public interest portfolio for the House Tax Chair; and as Legal Counsel to the Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. As Legal Counsel, she assisted in developing and implementing the Caucus’s legislative agenda and was appointed to Reapportionment Counsel where she led a team of technical mappers and legal assistants to draw alternative redistricting maps in compliance with Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Celina earned her J.D. from Western Michigan University Law School and her B.A. in Sociology from Spelman College.