Tarin Nix is a seasoned political strategist and owner of Voter Research Inc., a New Mexico company that specializes in campaign management, communications, research, and field for Democratic campaigns and progressive issue advocacy initiatives. Voter Research has delivered some of the biggest and most critical wins in New Mexico over the last three cycles and is currently overseeing four Democratic statewide campaigns, seven targeted House races, and a handful of local campaigns. Most notable wins include: winning the only targeted House race in 2014 when Democrats lost the House for the first time in 60 years with Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, securing passage of the Santa Fe County Living Wage, flipping the Los Alamos School Board & County Council from a lifetime of Republican control, unseating a 16 year incumbent to elect Anna Hansen to the Santa Fe County Commission, and delivering more wins for the New Mexico State Senate and House than any other firm in 2016.
Tarin has a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Alabama and a Masters in Social Work, with specializations in public policy and non-profit management, from The University of Texas. Prior to starting Voter Research, Tarin worked for the Democratic National Committee, the Wyoming Democratic Party, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, DCCC campaigns in Texas, Florida and Washington, Stanford Caskey, local races in New Jersey, issue advocacy in North Carolina, and a competitive U.S. Senate primary in Arkansas.
Tarin currently serves as the CD3 Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico, National Committeewoman for the Young Democrats of New Mexico, and over sees the Party’s Build the Bench program which has successfully flipped one school board and three city councils. During the New Mexico legislative session, Tarin works as the Chief of Staff for the House Education Committee. Over the last five years, Tarin has been Communications Director for the League of Women Voters of New Mexico, Membership Chair for the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos, Board Member of HELP-NM, and Board Member of Santa Fe Safe. Tarin remains committed to proactively engaging voters, ensuring a representative Democracy, and keeping New Mexico & the U.S. BLUE.