Nomiki Konst is an advocate, writer and political communications strategist regularly appearing on national media outlets discussing politics. She's Founder & Executive Director of The Accountability Project, an investigative news start-up centered on political corruption. She hosts The Accountability Podcast, which focuses on political corruption.
In the fall of 2013, Konst worked in Libya with political party leaders, women and candidates on transitioning to a functional democratic state following their liberation from Col. Gadaffi. She trained in communications and campaigns for the National Democratic Institute.
At 28-years-old, Konst vied to be the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress, running in her hometown, Tucson, AZ for the seat vacated by Rep. Giffords. She was acclaimed for challenging the status quo and bucking the party agenda. Previously, she founded and managed Alliance Hollywood, which gives members of the entertainment industry the training and tools to speak on political issues.
Konst is an advocate for women, gun reform and millennials. From her start on Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign at 16 years old to national co-chairing Pres. Obama’s Re-Election campaign, she’s worked for four different presidential campaigns as well as dozens of campaigns across the country - in all areas of the campaign world, including organizing, communications, fundraising and media. Konst has also worked in nonprofit and advocacy, from national publicity campaigns on hydraulic fracturing to organ donation reform.
Before running for office, Konst was an at-large member of the DNC Council and a National Co-Chair for Generation Forty Four, the young professional fundraising arm of President Obama’s 2012 Re-Election campaign. She is a Truman National Security Project Partner, sits on the Board of Advisors for Running Start and Board of Directors for LaunchProgress and was a 2010 Change.org Changemaker of the Year. She also sat on the LA Board of the New Leaders Council and the Just Media Council.
Konst appears regularly on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, CNN, as well as MSNBC, NY 1, HuffPost Live, Newsmax, CSPAN, ABC, CBC and NBC. She has contributed to and appeared in the The Hill, The Daily Beast, NY Daily News, The Huffington Post, Politico, The AZ Republic, City & State, The Wall Street Journal, The Buffalo News, Mic.com and many other publications. In 2009, Konst produced “Campaign Country,” a reality show pilot highlighting her mother’s NYS Senate Campaign. In 2011, she hosted a television news show pilot called “Millennials at the Table.” Konst is writing a book on generational feminism.
Focus: Political strategy, Campaigns, Foreign Policy, Economics, Reform and Corruption, Millennials, Women's Issues, Northern Africa/Middle East Politics, Politics in Greece and Mexico, Leadership, Technology and Start Ups, Hollywood Politics, Media Reform
Follow Konst on Twitter @NomikiKonst
Libya's Future: Civil Society or Civil Wars
Nomiki Konst [October 22, 2014]
Democrats, purge the misogynist candidates
Daily News [July 24, 2013]
Arizona Democrats need to update plan to group party base
The Arizona Republic [October 24, 2014]
How the Internet is Transforming Our Presidential Debates and Forcing Candidates to Drop the Act
Nomiki Konst [October 3, 2012]
Faster, Better, Stronger Campaigning: How Technology Will Eliminate the Need for As Much Money in Politics
Your World with Neil Cavuto
Fox News [October 10, 2014]
Former Congressional Candidate Turned Entrepeneur
The Next Crop [August 12,2014]