Deborah White

  • Politically active for over 30 years, involved in community activism and leadership
  • Served three two-year terms as Delegate to the California Democratic State Conventions
  • Served as federal Elections Official in California, and assisted the Nevada Democratic Party in its 2008 presidential caucus.



Deborah White is a former writer for ThoughtCo. She is a journalist and writer specializing in liberal politics, and progressive issues and perspectives. Deborah has been politically active since her undergraduate years at UCLA; acting as a community activist for several decades, and held leadership positions on community non-profit boards and in churches.

Deborah is an active member of the Progressive, Labor, and Women's caucuses of the California Democratic Party. Deborah was elected to two-year terms as Delegate to the California Democratic Party in 2011, 2009 and 2007, and attended California Democratic state conventions. Deborah has served as a federal Elections Official in California and assisted the Nevada Democratic Party in its 2008 presidential caucus.

Before committing to journalism and writing fulltime, Deborah enjoyed a career as a CPA/MBA for twenty years, including almost a decade with Arthur Andersen & Co. She wrote on liberal issues for ThoughtCo for eight years. 


Deborah studied journalism and non-fiction writing as an undergraduate, graduating Cum Laude from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned an M.B.A. from California State University, Long Beach, and has taught courses at three public universities.

Deborah White

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