Martin J. Sweet is the CEO and Founder of CITIZEN CONGRESS, a bipartisan technology and civic education firm, connecting constituents with their Members of Congress. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, and currently teaches Campaigns and Elections at Purdue University. Sweet has previously been on the faculty, staff, or a visitor at Georgetown University, Northwestern University, the University of Haifa, Florida Atlantic University, Dickinson College, and Marquette University Law School. Sweet was the National Director of Jewish Outreach for Marco Rubio for President, 2016.


His book, Merely Judgment: Ignoring, Evading, and Trumping the Supreme Court, published by the University of Virginia Press in 2010, examines the cases of affirmative action, hate speech, flag burning, school prayer, and legislative vetoes. Sweet was the 2005 co-winner of the American Political Science Association's Corwin Prize for the nation's best dissertation in the area of public law. Sweet has been interviewed for his political analysis and insight numerous times by The HillMiami HeraldPalm Beach PostSouth Florida Sun-SentinelOrlando Sentinel, and Sarasota Herald Tribune, as well as the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, McClatchyPhiladelphia Daily News, and the Washington Post. He has also been an invited speaker and panel moderator for national and local educational, civic, political, and religious organizations.

 Martin J Sweet


Email: martin [at] martinjsweet [dot] com


University of Wisconsin: PhD, MA, BS

University of Minnesota: JD