Damon Ansell is Director of State Projects at Americans for Tax Reform. His current responsibilities include writing press releases, developing state groups, tracking legislation, and building support or opposition to tax laws. Prior to joining ATR he worked for the Human Resources Group of the Citibank, N.A. Taiwan Branch. Mr. Ansell has an MA in Political Science from Western Carolina University.
Dean Clancy is Senior Policy Advisor to House Majority Leader Dick Armey. He has worked as speechwriter to HUD Secretary Jack Kemp and staff writer for Vice President Dan Quayle. He advises Congressman Armey on a variety of domestic and social issues. His BS in Foreign Service comes from Georgetown. He earned a Master of Journalism at Columbia.
Cathy Cleaver is Counsel for the Constitutional Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. Her previous positions include Legal Director for the Family Research Council and Acting Director of the National Law Center for Children and Families. Ms. Cleaver has a BA in Communication from the University of South Florida. Her JD is from Georgetown. She has published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics, and Maryland Journal of Contemporary Politics.
Rhett Dehart is Counsel to the Youth Violence Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee. At the University of South Carolina, Mr. Dehart earned his BA in International Studies, and then completed a JD. He was counsel to Edwin Meese at the Heritage Foundation. He has published for the Heritage Foundation, as well as in the Texas Review of Law and Politics, and Policy Review.
Jim Edwards is Communications Manager at Healthcare Leadership Council, where his responsibilities include publishing the weekly Health Care: News and Information. He also writes and edits speeches, op-eds and various other publications. His BA and MA in Speech Communications come from the University of Georgia. His PhD is from the University of Tennessee.
Kent Lassman is Telecommunications Policy Analyst with Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation. He does research, writing and speaking on a variety of telecommunications issues. Prior to this he was a research associate at the Progress and Freedom Foundation. Mr. Lassman has a BA with majors in Philosophy and Politics from Catholic University of America. He has published in the Denver Business Journal and Weekly Standard.
David Legge is a Trial Attorney on the Constitutional Torts Staff for the U.S. Department of Justice. He has a BA in Government from Claremont McKenna College and a JD from Yale. Mr. Legge's current responsibilities include litigating cases involving constitutional issues in the Federal courts.
Joseph Loconte is Deputy Editor of Policy Review. Prior to this, he was a reporter for Christianity Today, and a staff writer for the Heritage Foundation. Mr. Loconte has a BA in Journalism from the University of Illinois, and an MA in Christian History from Wheaton College. He has also studied history and politics at American University.
Brad Prewitt is Legislative Assistant and Counsel to Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran. He is also a practicing attorney with Brown, Watt and Buchanan. He received a BA in History and French from Delta State University. His JD is from the University of Mississippi. Mr. Prewitt's work for Senator Cochran involves energy, health care, judicial nominations, product liability, tort reform and tobacco legislation.
Patrick Sullivan is Legislative Director for Pennsylvania Congressman Joseph Pitts. He has developed and managed legislative initiatives in education, tax reform, pro-family issues, and mass transit. He has a BA in Political Science and French Studies from Syracuse. Mr. Sullivan's previous positions include Senior Legislative Assistant for Congressman Bill Baker, Schools Coordinator for the Leadership Institute, and as a political analyst for the Republican National Committee.
Thomas Washburne is Legislative Director and Counsel for Indiana Congressman John N. Hostettler. His BS from Purdue is in Engineering, and he has a JD from Indiana University. Prior to working for Congressman Hostettler, Mr. Washburne practiced law, specializing in civil litigation.