Activist Brings Passion for Politics to New Post

Kristina Wilfore, 28, says she is more of a political activist than a nonprofit manager. Her job as the new executive director of the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, in Washington, "is a means to an end," says Ms. Wilfore, who describes herself as a committed political progressive.

Ballot initiatives, the yes-or-no referendums presented to voters on election day, have become a major force in American politics. The center, which receives grants from the Open Society Institute, the