Latest Projects

Researching: Art of Governance

A long-term research project to document, evaluate, organize, and make more accessible news, ideas, theories, and best practices related to better understanding how we can create more sustainable, equitable and effective governance structures.

Consulting: Program Director with Run For America

Worked with Run for America to research, iterate and implement a new, nationawide, cross-partisan program to help inspire, provide support for and ultimately make more accessible running for office at all levels of government and integrating a greater level of long-term civic impact.

Teaching: Strategic Management for Good Governance

At Seton Hall University, we're expanding the scope of experimenting with new ways that an MPA education can prepare students not just for jobs in the public sector, but to be critical stewards of the public sector.

Past Projects

Progress in South Orange, New Jersey

While mayor (From 2011-2015), South Orange saw four years of the lowest tax increases in over fifteen, hundreds of millions of dollars in investment, especially in the downtown, three years of debt reduction, four years of crime reduction, increased commitment to sustainability, better use of technology and more support for the arts. Most important, all done with a civic space now compromised of constructive, collaborative leadership and an informed, engaged public actively involved in shaping the future of the community.

Check out our progress in South Orange to learn more.

Inspiring and supporting a new generation of leaders

With Rethink Leadership, we helped connect young elected officials from around the country to eachother. Figuring out what exists that motivates and demotivates people from entering our civic space is critical to understanding how best to make running for office more accessible to a wider range of Americans.

I also serve on the advisory board of New Leader's Council New Jersey, am a James Madison Fellow at the Millennial Action Project and serve on Sustainable Jersey's Civic Engagement Task Force.

Check out for more on Rethink Leadership to learn more.

Empowering innovation through Veracity Media

I founded Veracity Media to help support those trying to make the world and their communities a better place. In only a couple short years, we grew our scrappy firm to a major player in the political digital arena. Through our work, we helped fight for access to affordable higher education, better veteran benefits, more women in elected office, more independents in our government and much more.

I left Veracity in 2015, but I highly recommend checking out what they're up to: to learn more.

Taking pictures of beautiful things & places

Visiting, exploring, living and learning


For invitations to speak, or anything else, please fill out this form and I'll be sure to get back as soon as I can! 

If you’re interested in learning more about or contacting Veracity Media, please email

To learn more about South Orange, get involved, or contact the Village, please do so at


Alex Torpey
South Orange, NJ 07079
United States

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Alex Torpey


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