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

The States are the Appropriate Laboratory for Meaningful Healthcare Reform Erin Norman in the Washington Examiner | March 13, 2023 Elitist Student Loan Bailout Turns Blind Eye to Struggling Americans Erin Norman in The Hill | March 8, 2023 Lauren Boebert’s Near Loss Proves the Cult of Trump is Dead Erin Norman in the New York Post | November 26, 2022 The Midterm Results are Good for Republicans, if Not Great Erin Norman in the Spectator | November 15, 2022 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