Dave Maass

Investigative Researcher
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Dave Maass uses transparency and public records to battle injustice, censorship, and the surveillance state. Before joining EFF, he worked as a writer for altweeklies in every state along the southern border, reporting on everything from San Diego Comic-Con to Texas death row. He has also moderated dark-horse presidential debates on public access TV; organized digital media on barely legal road rallies; performed spoken word on a British art-rock tour; revealed human-rights abuses in Ghanaian refugee camps; and uncovered embezzlement that ultimately put a New Mexico elected official in jail. He was a recipient of the Youth Law Center's Loren Warboys Unsung Hero Award, NACOLE's Contribution to Oversight Award, and multiple honors from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and the San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2013, the city council of San Diego created "Dave Maass Day" in recognition of his talent for annoying politicians and filing endless records requests. He is currently a member of the San Francisco Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. 

He is also the supervisor of the terrier duo, Marlowe and Buster.

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