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Joseph Bast

Joseph Bast is president of The Heartland Institute, a 30-year-old national nonprofit organization based in Chicago. He is the coauthor or editor of 21 books, including

The Hon. Bob Beauprez

The Honorable Bob Beauprez is a former member of the House of Representatives, where he

Morton C. Blackwell

Morton Blackwell is President of the Leadership Institute, which he founded in 1979.  He has served as the National Committeeman of the Republican Party of

The Hon. John R. Bolton

The Honorable John Bolton was appointed as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations on August 1, 2005 and served until his resignation in December

Jameson G. Campaigne, Jr.

Secretary, ACU

Jameson Campaigne has been a member of the ACU board for forty years, serving as Secretary and a member of its executive committee for three

The Hon. Alberto R. Cardenas

The Honorable Al Cardenas is a former Chairman of the ACU and a senior partner with the international law firm of Squire Sanders LLC. He previously served

The Hon. Ron Christie

Ron Christie is an American government relations expert and Republican political strategist. From 2001 – 2004 he served as Deputy Assistant to Vice President Cheney

Muriel Coleman

Muriel Coleman is a lifelong Madison, Wisconsin resident and conservative activist. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she was the first female state chairman of

Kellyanne Conway

inc./WomanTrend

Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway is Founder and President of the polling company, inc./WomanTrend a privately-held, woman-owned corporation founded in 1995. The firm is headquartered in Washington,

The Hon. Tom DeLay

Founder, First Principles, LLC

Tom DeLay graduated from the University of Houston in 1970 with a BS degree in biology and immediately went to work in the pest control

Becky Norton Dunlop

Treasurer, ACU

Becky Norton Dunlop  is Vice President for External Relations at The Heritage Foundation. Dunlop served as a senior official in the Reagan White House and

Carly Fiorina

Chairman, ACU Foundation

Carly Fiorina is the Chairman of ACUF. She has an extensive career in business and is involved in many public policy initiatives. She is also engaged

The Hon. Luis Fortuno

The Honorable Luis Fortuno is the former Governor of Puerto Rico. He is also a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson, where

Amy Noone Frederick

Amy Noone Frederick is President of the 60 Plus Association and represents the interests of senior citizens nationally, with a focus on healthcare, energy, and

Charlie Gerow

Charlie Gerow serves on the Board of Directors of the ACU . Charlie is CEO of Quantum Communications, a public relations and issue advocacy firm. Recently named

Alan M. Gottlieb

Alan Gottlieb is Chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, serves on the

The Hon. Van D. Hipp, Jr.

Treasurer, ACU Foundation

The Honorable Van Hipp Jr. is Chairman of American Defense International, Inc. (ADI), a Washington, D.C. based consulting firm specializing in government affairs, business development and public

David A. Keene

David Keene was recently appointed as the new opinion editor of The Washington Times, is the past President of the National Rifle Association and served as Chairman

James V. Lacy

James V. Lacy is a frequent guest on Fox News Channel’s “Varney and Company” and is author of “Taxifornia: Liberal’s Laboratory to Bankrupt America.”

Michael R. Long

Michael R. Long is a small businessman in Bay Ridge,

Carolyn D. Meadows

Carolyn Meadows is a member of The ACU and The ACUF Boards, Benefactor and  Board of Directors member of the National Rifle Association and serves on

Grover G. Norquist

Grover G. Norquist, a native of Massachusetts, has been one of most effective issues management strategists in Washington for three decades.

Mr. Norquist is president of

The Hon. Anne Northup

Anne Meagher Northup represented the Third Congressional District of Kentucky in the US House of Representatives, representing the Louisville district in the United States House

Ron Robinson

Ron Robinson has served as Young America’s Foundation’s president for more than three decades. Time magazine wrote that Young America’s “Foundation—run by a former Reagan Administration advisor, Ron

Ned Ryun

Ned Ryun is the founder and CEO of Voter Gravity, a map and mobile-based voter contact technology that turns data into votes. A former writer for

The Hon. Matt Schlapp

Chairman, ACU

On June 19, 2014 the board of the American Conservative Union unanimously voted to elect Matt Schlapp as the ninth Chairman of the nation’s oldest

Fred L. Smith, Jr.

Fred L. Smith, Jr. is President and Founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market public policy group established in 1984. Mr. Smith combines

Mark Stephens

Member-at-Large

For over 3 decades, Mark Stephens has provided strategic messaging and organizational management to major campaigns and political organizations.  He has advised the successful campaigns of

Lew Uhler

Lew Uhler is the President of the National Tax Limitation Committee, one of the nation’s leading grassroots lobbies, which he founded in 1975 with Milton

Thomas S. Winter

First Vice Chairman, ACU

Thomas Winter has for more than four decades been the guiding force behind Human Events, the national conservative weekly that was Ronald Reagan’s favorite publication. He became the Edi­tor

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