Joe Mathews is a California columnist and editor. He also describes himself on LinkedIn as a Zócalo Public Square; co-president of Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy; senior director, Arizona State University; author, of People’s Machine, and The California Crackup.
Joe Mathews Age
His exact age is currently not on record but he is estimated to be in his mid 50.
He previously worked as a fellow at Arizona State University (ASU’s) Center for Social Cohesion and as a professor of practice in ASU’s School of Public Affairs, where he has launched an online course and global academy on direct democracy. Mathews was also a reporter for eight years at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered state and presidential politics, education, labor, and the city of Compton. Previously, he covered the Justice Department for the Wall Street Journal. He began his career in 1994 as a reporter on the city desk of the Baltimore Sun, where he wrote about urban issues and the environment. His coverage of a down-on-its-luck neighborhood of former slaughterhouses earned him the incomparable title, “Bard of Pigtown.”
Mathews has been the co-president of Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy Aug 2008 – Present is the coauthor of California crackup from Aug 2010 and worked as an Irvine Senior Fellow from New America Foundation from Mar 2008 to Mar 2016.
Joe Mathews Education
He is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in Social studies from 1991 – 1995. He previously attended Polytechnic School from 1987 – to 1991.
Joe Mathews Wife & Children
Mathews likes to keep his personal life private. It is not clear whether he is currently married but he writes in the about section that he is a dad.
Mathews is the co-author, with Mark Paul, of California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It (University of California Press, 2010). His previous book was The People’s Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy (PublicAffairs, 2006), an account of Governor Schwarzenegger’s first term and his use of ballot measures as governing tools.