Matt Wetstein is the President and Public Relations Lead of Better Ballot Iowa. He lives with his wife and two school-aged children in Ames.

Matt is a Professor of Physics at Iowa State University, where he studies experimental particle physics. Searching for the smallest constituents of matter requires large collaborative efforts. As the founding co-spokesperson of the international Accelerator Neutrino Neutron Interaction Experiment (ANNIE), Matt has a lot of experience managing the politics of large team efforts.

Matt has had a long time passion for systemic, non-partisan political reforms. Over the last four years he has been inspired to get off the sidelines and start taking action. He wants to put a stop to the escalating divisiveness of politics and leave his children with a representative democracy that's stronger than the one he inherited.

Genevieve Johnson is the Vice President of Better Ballot Iowa.

Genevieve earned a BA and MA in Mathematics from the University of Northern Iowa and currently works for the University of Iowa as a Senior Application Developer supporting researchers. She enjoys hiking with her husband, playing with their dogs, and listening to true crime podcasts.

Tired of feeling like she’s voting for the “lesser of two evils” or throwing away her vote, Genevieve is excited to connect with fellow Iowans who desire a better voting system.


Harry Hunter is the Statewide Organizing Director of Better Ballot Iowa.

Harry earned a MA in History and Politics from the University of Edinburgh and brings a wealth of organizational and campaign experience, here and abroad.

Harry has been a vocal supporter of Ranked Choice Voting since he was in High School, and has been an active participant in it's enactment in several organizations. He led elections in his university societies running Ranked Choice Voting systems and has seen it successfully utilized in Scottish local elections. He is a vocal advocate of Ranked Choice Voting and will continue to fight for it's enactment in Iowa.


Amy Brown is the Executive Co-Leader and Treasure of Better Ballot Iowa. She is an insanely curious Iowa native who loves to create thriving communities.

Her career in the financial services industry spanned 27 years and among others, included leadership roles in human resources, customer experience, and continuous improvement. She holds a BS in Economics and Finance from Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa. In her free time, Amy restores native prairies, renovates homes, and loves to travel.


Dwight Schumm is the Executive Co-Leader and member of Better Ballot Iowa's Board of Directors. Although not originally from Iowa, he now considers himself a "lifer" having lived here for over 30 years. Dwight got interested in politics after (finally) becoming a citizen in 2009. He quickly developed a passion for non-partisan election reform after seeing how our current election system reinforces hyper-partisanship and gridlock. We can do better!

Dwight is a partner in an architectural engineering firm in Cedar Rapids where he designs large scale building systems with a focus on sustainability. His four children are in various stages of adulthood with the youngest just starting college. Besides improving elections, his interests (some might call them obsessions) include electric vehicles and all kinds of wilderness.


Justin Whitty is a co-founder and member of Better Ballot Iowa's Board of Directors. He is a native Iowan who earned a BS in History and Mathematics from Iowa State University and began his energy engineering services career in Chicago before moving back to Iowa to start his family.

While in Chicago, he volunteered as a mentor at food banks, at forest preserves, and with his neighborhood association where he learned about political organizations from seasoned professionals. He continues to volunteer with Represent Us, a national political reform movement working to move the country toward the ideals of the American Anti-Corruption Act.


Paul Lux is a co-founder and member of Better Ballot Iowa's Board of Directors. He lives with his wife and children in Ames and is currently a stay-at-home dad. He has an engineering degree from Northern Illinois University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is involved with BBI because he wants to help make our great country a more perfect union, promote liberty and justice for all, help improve our democracy, and help secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and our posterity.

Brandon Lautenschlager is a member of Better Ballot Iowa's Executive Team and the Interim Fundraising Lead.

Brandon is an experienced marketer, social media expert, and public relations professional. He is also a political strategist and was involved in the 2020 Presidential Campaign of Andrew Yang. Brandon is now dedicated to bringing forth non-partisan ideas to help move Iowa forward.