The Center of Public Affairs and Election Research was launched on January 1, 2017 by Professor Luke Perry and the Department of Government and Politics at Utica College. The Center seeks to serve citizens, journalists, students, and scholars by providing research, commentary, and analysis of state, national, and international politics. The Center does this through our website, which provides free content designed for a general audience. Our team of over 50 contributors include Political Scientists from around the country and throughout the world. Our audience spans all 50 states and over 160 countries.