Sam Webb is the national chairperson of the Communist Party, USA (CPUSA), a position to which he was elected in 2000 and then reelected to in 2001 and 2005. From 1977 through 1988, he was the state organizer of the Communist Party in Michigan. Earlier, he was active in the labor movement in his home state of Maine.
Webb writes extensively on politics, economics, international affairs, and Marxism, and is the author of a number of theoretical pamphlets, including Reflections on Socialism and The Nature, Role and Work of the Communist Party, both of which were published in English and Spanish. His latest paper, "Springtime of Possibility," is an analysis of the 2008 elections and the new political terrain.
He is a public spokesperson for the CPUSA, and travels extensively in the United States and abroad. On recent trips to South Africa, China, Vietnam, and Cuba, he met with the leaders of these countries.
Webb currently resides in New York City. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and received his MA in economics from the University of Connecticut.