Tim PhillipsPresident, Americans for Prosperity
Tim Phillips is president of Americans for Prosperity and Americans for Prosperity Foundation. Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has enjoyed rapid growth, going from nine state chapters in January of 2006 to 25 state chapters today, with 980,000 grassroots activists who are fighting for free-market principles at the state, national and local levels. During 2009 AFP held over 300 "hands off my health care" bus rallies and town hall meetings as part of their effort to defeat the health care takeover. AFP's "Cost of hot air" tours have executed 82 events as part of a national effort to defeat cap-and-trade legislation. Tim is a veteran political strategist and one of the nation’s premier grassroots organizers with 24 years of experience, including presidential, gubernatorial and congressional races, as well as state legislative, local and issue-advocacy campaigns. In 1992, Tim managed U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) first congressional campaign and later served as Rep. Goodlatte’s chief of staff on Capitol Hill for four years. In 1997, Tim helped found Century Strategies, one of the nation’s leading public affairs, political consulting and public relations firms. He was named a "Rising Star in Politics" in 1998 by Campaigns and Elections magazine. Tim and his wife, Julia, have been married for 25 years, and are the proud parents of four children.