for Fair Taxation-Organization
"Formed in 1995 as a 501 (c)(4) nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots
organization solely dedicated to replacing the current tax system."
updated December 7, 2007
Board of Directors
||Leo E. Linbeck, Jr.
|Founder, Finance Chairman
||Robert C. McNair
||Jack T. Trotter
||Andrew J. Clark, III
||Howard W. Horne, Sr.
Note: Polyansky left in late Oct.
2007 to join the Huckabee campaign, and the group cut back its efforts
Attorney at McFall, Sherwood
& Breitbeil in Houston. Served in Iraq in 2004-05 with the 1st
Battalion, 23rd Marines, a Houston-based Marine Corps Infantry Battalion,
in Al Anbar. Attorney practicing commercial litigation defense in
Houston. Experience includes campaign manager for an initiative campaign,
spokesperson and policy director for a congressional candidate, volunteer
for a presidential election, chief of staff for a City of Houston council
member, and an account executive with an advertising/public relations agency
during law school. Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps; served on active
duty from 1992-97. B.S. in political science from the University
of St. Thomas and J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.
|Chief Operating Officer
Rose has worked in positions
ranging from volunteer to campaign manager on campaigns across the country,
from the local level to presidential. He also served as the executive
director for the Idaho Republican Party, as a legislative staff member
to a congressman, and as an associate with a public relations/communications
agency. B.S. degree in political science and international relations
from Boise State University.
|National Director of Grassroots
"Veteran of many state and national
grassroots issues campaigns. He began his public policy career working
for a governor of Texas on border issues, has headed a Nader aviation safety
group, lobbied for the elderly in Washington, D.C., and directed the national
campaign to repeal the Catastrophic Care Act through overwhelming grassroots
pressure. He helped win comprehensive tort reforms in Texas, works for
school choice options for parents, and helped change the Texas Constitution
to allow for greater coffee and chocolate imports to the Port of Houston."
|National Director of Communications
Heather Buchanan - Grassroots Regional
Sean Matula - Grassroots Field Coordinator
Josh Sanders - Grassroots Field Coordinator
Angie Choueifati - Grassroots Event Coordinator
Aaron Schutte - Grassroots Special Projects
Diana Lowe - Director of Special Projects
Cheri Craig - Project Manager
Kay Morton - Director of Quality Assurance
John Nothdurft - Press Coordinator
Andrea Poindexter - Executive Assistant
Paige Flint - Administrative Assistant
Patricia Wallace - Receptionist
Vickie Brunet - Director of Human Resources
Doug Ripley - Controller
Kevin McCann - Summer Intern
Geoff Rowson - Summer Intern
Attorney affiliated with the
Davenport law firm of Gallagher, Millage & Gallagher, P.L.C.; resident
of Bettendorf. Served as chairman of Sen. Bill First's VOLPAC (announced
July 13, 2006). Candidate for the the Republican nomination in Iowa's
1st CD in the June 2006 primary (announced April 2005). In
2003, founded Campaign of One, a Republican committee dedicated to creating
a new generation of political entrepreneurs in Eastern Iowa. A co-founder
of Progress for America, a national grassroots issue advocacy organization
working to support President Bush's legislative agenda. After Alexander
left the 2000 race Kennedy joined the McCain campaign as national political
consultant. National political director on Lamar Alexander's 1999-2000
presidential campaign; started as political director of Alexander's PAC
in Sept. 1997. Executive director of the Republican Governors Association.
Chairman of the Republican Party of Iowa starting in early 1995.
Campaign manager on Iowa Gov.Terry Branstad's 1994 re-election campaign.
Graduated from Iowa State University and Drake University Law School.
Grew up in Eastern Iowa.
A small business owner, entrepreneur,
and a student of business management at the University of Iowa. Lucas
also serves in the Iowa National Guard and is a training officer for Charlie
Company, 1-168th Infantry. Elected to serve on the Wilton, Iowa City
Council at age 19 and two years later was appointed mayor pro tem.
Serves on the Republican State Central Committee for the 2nd District.
Before joining FairTax.org,
Todd was a technician for Mediacom Communications in Iowa City. He
has served as co-chair and chairman of the Johnson County Republican Central
Extensive experience in Texas
Democratic politics. Most recently, he served as deputy treasurer
for the Democratic Party’s nominee for Texas governor, Chris Bell.
He has held leadership positions in city, county, and state election campaigns
for various candidates such as Congressman J. J. “Jake” Pickle and the
Honorable Justice Raul Gonzalez.
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