Alex Van Buskirk joined the Public Ethics Commission in January 2024 after more than a decade working in political consulting and vulnerability research. Mr. Van Buskirk has extensive experience with the worlds of public affairs, campaign finance, and lobbying. As a consultant, Mr. Van Buskirk worked for both public and private sector clients, including Fortune 100 companies operating in highly scrutinized global industries. Mr. Van Buskirk also worked for elected officials, candidates, law and lobbying firms, and campaigns across 25 states. Those clients included a major U.S. presidential campaign, U.S. Senate campaigns, Congressional campaigns, and gubernatorial campaigns.
Mr. Van Buskirk holds a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Leadership Studies from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California.
Title: Ethics Investigator
Department: Public Ethics Commission
Email Address: AVanBuskirk@oaklandca.gov