State Policy Network
Erin Norman

Erin Norman

Lee Family Fellow & Senior Messaging Strategist

Erin Norman is the Lee Family Fellow and Senior Messaging Strategist at State Policy Network, leading collaborative, strategic messaging development to persuade more people to choose free market based reforms. Prior to joining SPN, Erin was a Senior Solutions Consultant with Heart+Mind Strategies, building strategic communications plans and targeted audiences from survey and secondary research.  She also has experience in campaign polling at the local, state and federal level and in voter and consumer micro-targeting using predictive analytics.

Erin holds a Master’s in Public Policy from The College of William and Mary, with a focus on econometrics, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University.  She lives in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, close to excellent trails for long-distance running. Erin’s writing has appeared in The Washington Post, USA Today, RealClearPolitics, The Hill, and the Washington Examiner.

To schedule an interview with Erin Norman, please contact Camille Walsh, SPN’s Media Relations Manager, at

Op-eds and Commentary

Why Americans are Concealing their True Political Beliefs
Erin Norman in The Hill | October 25, 2022

Americans Concealing Their Political Beliefs
Erin Norman on the Matt Allen Show | October 27, 2022

The 50 Governments That Hold the Answer to American Division
Erin Norman at Governing | October 10, 2022

Georgia Senate Race Distracts from More Relevant State Elections
Erin Norman in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution| September 21, 2022

Biden’s Democracy Speech a Pathetic Attempt to Pander to his Base
Erin Norman in the Washington Examiner | September 7, 2022

Giving States More Autonomy is a Return to Our Country’s Foundation
Erin Norman in The Washington Post | September 1, 2022

Solving the Student Debt Crisis Instead of Prolonging It
Erin Norman in The Hill | August 25, 2022

Rebuilding Trust in Government: A Model Emerges at Local Level
Erin Norman at RealClearPolitics | August 16, 2022

Education Freedom is the Silent Midterm Issue
Erin Norman in the Washington Examiner | August 16, 2022

Why We Must Expand Choice Within the Public School System
Erin Norman in the Washington Examiner | August 15, 2022

No, America Is Not on the Verge of a New Civil War
Erin Norman in Governing | August 3, 2022

Reject Biden’s Regulatory Push 
Erin Norman in National Review | August 1, 2022

Fixing Things at the Local Level Without Government 
Erin Norman in the Washington Examiner | July 14, 2022

Trust in Government Lower Now Than After Watergate Scandal
Erin Norman at RealClearPolitics | June 30, 2022

Americans’ Surprising Agreement on Teaching Race in the Classroom
Erin Norman in Governing  | June 7, 2022

As Biden Dithers, States are Enacting Meaningful Inflation Policy
Erin Norman in The Hill | June 6, 2022

How an AP Headline Twists a Tale of American Racism
Erin Norman in the Washington Examiner | May 27, 2022

Gen Z’s Surprising Support for Federalism
Erin Norman in InsideSources | April 5, 2022

Americans’ Declining Trust in the Politicians Who Run Their Schools
Erin Norman in Governing Magazine | March 2, 2022

Declining trust in government shows why local politics matters
Erin Norman in the Washington Examiner | January 31, 2022

Why the 2020 election is a mandate for solutions and moderation
Erin Norman in USA Today | November 23, 2020