CHRIS FOSTER

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Chris Foster, a descendent of President John Adams, is an independent insurance agent with Brown & Brown; past president of W.R. Reed & Company in Portland, Oregon. A graduate of Oregon State University, Foster holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Science and has completed post-graduate studies in business. He is a former major in the Oregon Army Reserve and a Leadership Graduate of Oregon Military Academy.

Mr. Foster serves as a board member for Citizens for Local Accountability (COLA) in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He is precinct committee person for Clackamas County, Oregon, elected in 2010, and has distributed 4,000 copies of the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence in 2010. Mr. Foster is also a volunteer fly fishing instructor with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. His hobbies include fishing, photography, and hunting.

DENISE FULLER

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Denise Fuller graduated from Texas A & M with a Bachelor of Science. During her time at Texas A & M, she was the Student Senator for the College of Education. She completed her post-graduate work at North Texas University with a Masters in Education. She taught and developed curriculum for Irving Independent School District (ISD) and for North Lake College.

She has been a member of the Junior League of Dallas since 1997 and has served on the board of Irving Cares. She spends time doing volunteer work with Meals on Wheels, MediSend, and Lift – Literacy Instruction for Texas.

JANICE GAUNTT

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Janice Gauntt is a top selling realtor in Tarrant County, Texas. She was born in San Antonio, Texas and educated at Trinity University. Janice is active in a number of civic organizations in the Tarrant County area.

ROBERT GAUNTT

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Robert Gauntt received his BBA from the University of Texas in Austin, where he played Varsity Baseball for the 1983 NCAA Division I National Championship team. He worked for Paine Webber Inc. in New York City and London before entering the University of Texas Graduate School of Business, where he received his MBA in 1990. He joined Goldman Sachs in the summer of 1990 and was directly involved in equity portfolio management for private clients. At Morgan Stanley, Robert was responsible for the management of equity portfolios as well as advising families on asset allocation. Previously, Robert was the Director/President of H.O.P.E. Worldwide in Houston, President of the Board for his local congregation, a former member of the McCombs School of Business Advisory Council at UT and served on the Texas Growth Fund Board.

He currently serves on the board of West University Little League, the Endowment Committee at River Oaks Baptist School, Provision Charter School and serves on the UT Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee. In 2008, Robert was appointed to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas Board of Trustees ($105 billion fund, serving 1.3 ml teachers) and currently serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee.

DON HODGES

Remembering Don Hodges:

Constituting America remembers and honors Mr. Don Hodges (1934-2015)
Mr. Don Hodges held the first event for Constituting Amerca, shortly after our launching in 2010. He served on our Advisory Board from 2010 until the day he passed away, January 21, 2015.

Mr. Hodges gave generously to Constituting America, as he did with all of the organizations he supported. He gave financially, but also gave of himself: his time, energy, advice and enthusiasm. We treasure our memories of his positive impact on our organization.

From Mr. Hodges’ Obituary in the Dallas Morning News:
“Donald Wayne Don Hodges, heralded financial advisor, selfless and dedicated counselor, mentor, devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, faithful Christian servant and staunch American business and entrepreneurship advocate, passed away January 21, 2015 from complications related to a blood disorder. Hodges was a man admired and revered by his industry peers and was loved deeply by his family that includes his wife of 59 years, Freddie, and their children, Camille Hodges-Hays, Craig Hodges and Clark Hodges. Don was a mentor and father figure to countless people over the years including business associates, employees and even his children’s friends. Don had a passion for investing in stocks but he had an even bigger passion for investing in people. He always found and appreciated the best qualities in others. – ”

Read Mr. Hodges’ Obituary HERE

MEG BAKICH

Meg Bakich graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a double major in Economics and French. She worked for Morgan Stanley at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange trading the S & P 500. After having her first child, she resigned from the company to focus on being a full-time mom.

Meg is a member of several organizations including Wipeout Kids Cancer (WOKC), Youth Services Men’s League, Christ the King Altar Society, The Dallas Metropolitan Ballet Guild and La Fiesta de Banderas. She was born and raised in Redwood City, California and currently lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband Huntley, and their five children.

VICTORIA BAUMAN

Victoria Bauman has a diverse background in both film and politics. While in Hollywood, her resume includes working as a co-producer, consultant, and fundraiser for several independent film projects as well as DVD specials for Disney and FOX. In the political arena, Victoria has worked to raise money for many of California’s local and national politicians. Most notably was her time spent as a political consultant for Mercury Public Affairs out of their Los Angeles office where she was part of the California political fundraising team headed by Bill Simon for Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 Presidential Campaign. Victoria worked as Constituting America’s Communications Director during the organization’s first year.

GREG CASEY

Gregory S. Casey became President & CEO of the Business-Industry Political Action Committee (BIPAC) in 1999. He is a senior partner in the Idaho based consulting company, Veritas Advisors, LLP.

His record of public service includes Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to a member in the U.S. House of Representatives, Chief of Staff to a member of the U. S. Senate, Transition Director for the Governor of Idaho, Interior Transition Team for the President of the United States, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of the Senate Majority Leader and as an elected officer of Congress, serving as the 34th Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the United States Senate where he served as Chairman of both the United States Capitol Police Board and the Capitol Guide Service and on the Board of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Greg served or serves on the board of several organizations including the Idaho Council on Economic Education, Foundation for Free Enterprise, Boise Futures Foundations, The Executive Committee of the National Council of State Manufacturing Associations, University of Idaho Foundation and The George Washington University School of Political Management.

Greg graduated from The University of Idaho with a degree in Political Science and History, and has completed graduate programs in Legislative Affairs through the Library of Congress.

Greg regularly provides political commentary on national radio and television and is often quoted in such publications as The Wall Street Journal. The Washington Post once referred to him as a “Washington all star.”

HOLLY PELLHAM DAVIS

Holly Pellham Davis began her career as a model and then an actress where she won roles in many national and international television commercials, television shows and appeared on the silver screen.

Now, a devoted mother of two, Holly has combined her talents, dedication, and passion to raising her family in a clean, fresh, mostly organic home and environment. Fueled by her desire to help others make positive lifestyle choices for themselves, Holly founded, Clean Fresh Living, Inc., which promotes organic, healthy living and educates consumers on making life changing choices for themselves and their family.

She became the national spokesperson for MadeinUSA.com in August 2009 and is dedicated to educating consumers about the importance of buying American-made products in order to help strengthen the U.S. economy.

Holly has been involved with many local charities including chairing events for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and The Family Place. Holly is a proud native Texan.

LINDI HARVEY

Lindi Harvey has more than 25 years as a corporate and government executive and has a wealth of fundraising, program management and business expertise. She has held several senior-level positions in the Federal government including serving as Deputy Director of the National Park Service for the U.S. Department of the Interior and as Deputy Director at the Office of Global Women’s Issues for the U.S. Department of State. In her capacity as Executive Director, Lindi has been selected to lead U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole’s Women’s Majority Network and for the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area. In her private sector career she served as Senior Vice President for the Geneva Strategies Division of Citigroup. Beyond her career accomplishments Lindi is a passionate advocate for community service, volunteerism and mentoring, and serves on many boards and advisory councils regarding child development, youth mentoring, health care, women’s leadership programs, and non-profit and charitable organizations. She is a recognized speaker and trainer at local, state, national, and international levels regarding advancement opportunities in civil society, public policy, community service, volunteerism, and entrepreneurship development.

JENNIFER LOGUE

As president of McCauley Logue Communications, Jennifer Logue employs her 20-plus years of broad-based communications experience to help clients expand their influence, amplify their impact and achieve their marketing goals. Her extensive communications experience includes writing for a daily newspaper, editing a quarterly journal and managing communications activities for a number of respected organizations. Companies that have benefited from Jennifer’s services include public broadcasting leader WGBH, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts, Phoenix International Publishing, the Housing Partnership Network, Hospitality Mutual Insurance and PBS’s respected investigative journalism series, Frontline.

Active in her local community, Jennifer served on the Quincy High School Siting Commission, the Quincy Tourism Advisory Council and the Mayor’s Leadership Council on Homelessness. She is a member and past president of the Quincy Lions Club, a former Registrar of Voters and a member of the South Shore Women’s Business Network.

LARAWN SCAIFE RHEA

LaRawn Scaife Rhea grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and was reared around the music industry where her father promoted the careers of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich, and numerous other greats.

She is a graduate of Belmont College with a degree in Marketing and a concentration in Psychology. As a graduate LaRawn served on the Belmont Alumni Board. She has a love of photography and works as a freelance social photographer and journalist. Her work has been seen in many magazines.

LaRawn has worked with many non- profits including serving on the Executive Board of the Nashville Symphony League, The Horticultural Society of Middle Tennessee, Historic Belmont Mansion, The Nashville Ballet, and The Animal Welfare Fund. LaRawn conceived the idea of “The World’s Biggest Baby Shower” that led to Oprah Winfrey coming to the military base at Ft. Campbell to provide a baby shower for the 700+ military wives who were all expecting at the same time. The baby shower was taped and then aired on The Oprah Winfrey show.

She currently serves as Marketing Director for Chartwell Properties, a real estate development firm in Nashville, Tennessee. Her hobbies include reading, photography, travel, baking and gardening. LaRawn and Richard have two adopted rescue puppies, Diamond and Sparkle.

JOCELYN WHITE

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Jocelyn White is an award-winning TV and radio journalist whose programs have aired locally in Dallas-Fort Worth, and have been syndicated regionally and aired nationally on HDNet. Her passions are animal rescue, advocating understanding of autism, gardening and The Constitution!

PATT PARKER

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Patt Parker is involved in grassroots organizations and serves as the 2nd Vice President of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW). Patt has worked as campaign manager for candidates at the local, state and national levels. She became active in grassroots after her retirement as a senior civilian from the Department of Defense. Her earlier career was as a teacher/administrator in Christian schools where she taught history and government. Patt serves on the Legislative Committee of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce; Calvert County United Way Women’s Initiative, and as Christian Education director of Dunkirk Baptist Church.

Patt’s passion is to train leaders – national and international- and to work with people of all ages to know, appreciate and treasure the founding principles of our nation and in an understanding of the basics of democracy.

Patt received her Master of Science in National Security from the National War College and an MBA from Marymount University. Patt is the daughter, wife of a and mother of a veteran. She is the mother of two sons, and grandmother of four granddaughters. She lives in Dunkirk, Maryland with her husband Geoff and Australian Cattle Dog, Kiwi, and orange tabby cat, Flicker.

ROCHELLE PORTO

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Rochelle A. Porto is a Philadelphia public elementary school teacher and the proud single mother of a 24-year-old daughter. A native of Wildwood Crest, NJ, Rochelle completed her education degree at Glassboro State/Rowan University. Upon graduation, she was employed by the American Red Cross in Philadelphia where she began a workplace health and safety education program. She took time off to raise her daughter and returned in 1993 to start a business in educational workplace health and safety and through this found her calling to become a teacher in literacy. In 1999, she began her current career as a public school teacher and finished her Masters in Education at St. Joseph’s University in Pennsylvania. Then in 2009, she earned her Special Education Certification from Holy Family University. Rochelle is a second year candidate in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. At school, she is hosting Patriot Clubs for grades 1-6. In the summer she continues her work through the Philadelphia Recreation Department. She is an active member of Constituting America, Saturday Morning in America and the Independence Hall Tea Party Association.

CAROL ALEXANDER

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Carol Alexander is an Educational Consultant who served as a project director and co-creator of a web site for youth for the San Jose, CA Police Department and program coordinator/liaison for the law related education program between the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office and the San Jose Unified School District. She is the author of several math books for elementary teachers. She currently is the National Federation of Republican Women’s Literacy Committee Chairman and volunteers for Mt. Evans Hospice in Colorado.

HORACE COOPER

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Horace Cooper is a writer and legal commentator. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC and Fox as well as in a variety of print publications. He is also a Research Fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research, a Senior Fellow with the Heartland Institute and the Director of Law and Regulation at the Institute for Liberty. From June 2005 – June 2007 he was a visiting assistant professor of law at George Mason University School of Law. While at GMUSL his research focus was on U.S. intellectual property rights policy, the role of the United States Supreme Court in the American constitutional system, political forecasting, the legislative process and federal labor law.

Mr. Cooper has served in senior capacities in the George W. Bush Administration including stints as chief of staff at the Voice of America and the Dept of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration. Horace Cooper previously served as Counsel to the Honorable Richard K. Armey, (Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives from 1994 – 2002). Mr. Cooper’s interests include current issues involving law and American society, political forecasting, and the changing makeup of the United States Supreme Court.

JEFFREY REED

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Jeffrey Reed, founder, music director and conductor of Orchestra Kentucky, also served as music director of the Murfreesboro (TN) Symphony from 2007-2010. He made his European conducting debut in 2003 with the St. Petersburg (Russia) State Symphony and the St. Petersburg Orchestra of Popular Classical Music. In 2006 and 2010, he guest conducted the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in the grand finales of the City of Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto Festival. In 2007, Reed had the honor of being the first American to conduct the Busan Sinfonietta of Busan, South Korea. He is a 2008 recipient of the Jefferson Award for outstanding public service.

Born in Goshen, Indiana, Reed holds a Masters degree in conducting from the University of Iowa and a Bachelors degree in music education from the University of Louisville. He has also completed graduate work in philosophy and religion and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville. He practiced law for nearly ten years before becoming a full-time orchestra conductor. He also served as an instructor at Western Kentucky University, where he taught Criminal Constitutional Law.

PETER ROFF

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Mr. Roff has more than two decade’s experience navigating Washington’s highways and byways, both in and out of government and is currently a contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report, where he writes for the magazine’s “Thomas Jefferson Street” blog and a senior fellow at the non-partisan Institute for Liberty.

At one time the political director of Newt Gingrich’s GOPAC, Mr. Roff planned and directed political education programs training candidates for public office and political activists. Leaving politics for a career in journalism, Mr. Roff spent five years as the senior political writer for United Press International. While at UPI he worked on some of the biggest political stories of the 20th century — including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and the election of George W. Bush in one of the narrowest political contests in U.S. history.

A frequent commentator on politics and public issues, Mr. Roff has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs including “CBS News Overnight,” “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,” “The Dennis Miller Show,” “Hannity & Colmes,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “C-SPAN’s Washington Journal,” and even once appeared as himself on the hit ABC comedy “Spin City.”

Mr. Roff has been quoted in major publications including USA Today, The New York Times, the online version of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Christian Science Monitor, and National Review.

A 1988 graduate of The George Washington University, Mr. Roff has lived in Northern Virginia for much of the last 25 years along with his children and his beagle Shaggie.