About Richard Fobes

Author of The Creative Problem Solver's Toolbox

Inventor of VoteFair Ranking

Author of Ending The Hidden Unfairness In U.S. Elections

Originator of the Tax The Takers More Than Makers Tax Reform

Wrote the text of the Ranked Choice (voting) Oregon ballot initiative.

Wrote the Proportional Representation In The USA document to explain how proportional representation (“PR”) can be adapted for use in U.S. elections.


Picture of author Drawing of author

Richard Fobes (Fobes rhymes with robes) learned the skills of creative problem solving outside of classrooms, beginning in childhood. He has taught Creative Problem Solving Skills workshops and seminars in Oregon, Texas, Michigan, and Washington DC, and he has been interviewed on radio stations around the United States. He wrote a Creative Problem Solving Tips column for four years for the American Creativity Association's Focus publication.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and studied atmospheric science as a graduate student. He has worked as a writer, interactive multimedia software designer, systems analyst, computer programmer, inventor, electronics technician, hardware store clerk, and dance instructor.

Richard Fobes is available for contracting/consulting opportunities in the following areas:

  • Adapting VoteFair ranking to specific needs.
  • Helping to solve especially challenging problems in any business.  His specialty is solving technical challenges within high-tech corporations.  The more challenging, the better!

If you are interested in getting help solving especially challenging problems, or improving voting fairness, please call Richard Fobes at 503-246-5067 (Portland, Oregon). Thanks!

In this video Richard Fobes is dancing with a stranger (now known to be Leslie) one morning at a weekend Zydeco dance camp.

If that version doesn't work, here is the same video in another format:

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