An attorney by training and a data analyst by practice, Clark Bensen has an unusual skill set
and has been involved in projects related to the interplay of litigation and politics
for over two decades at the national level.
His roles have included being a part of the legal team, co-authoring briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court;
being an integrator and facilitator between lawyers, experts and politicians as part of litigation support;
developing extensive datasets for expert witnesses; and
being an expert witness in two dozen state and federal three-judge trials relating to redistricting, census and campaign finance issues;
testifying before congressional committees about census and redistricting issues.
A former state legislator and national party senior staff, he has been an independent consultant since 1989
with national clients such as National Journal, Congressional Quarterly and several syndicated columnists.
He was employed by the RNC from 1981 to 1989 with his last assignment as Director of Political Analysis.
He returned for the 1994 election cycle as Director of Computer Services to build the nationwide voter list.
Since 1989 he has been a consultant to Republican entities, mostly on projects relating to reapportionment and redistricting,
and has been involved with several national legal efforts relating to census and political issues, from Gingles through the recent 2006 TX appeal.
He has been involved with the technical and legals aspects of apportionment and redistricting since the 1981 census cycle.
His main role in litigation is to support the development of the data required to support the legal strategy and to work with experts in the
preparation of their reports.