Matt Kibbe

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Matt Kibbe
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Kibbe speaking at CPAC 2012.
Occupation President and CEO, FreedomWorks
Salary $469,897 (2012)[1][2]
Spouse(s) Terry Kibbe

Matthew B. "Matt" Kibbe is the President and CEO of FreedomWorks, a position he has held since 2004. He originally joined the organization (previously known as Citizens for a Sound Economy) as a policy analyst in 1986. He previously worked as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Dan Miller (R-FL), Senior Economist at the Republican National Committee (where he resigned in protest when George H. W. Bush violated his no new taxes pledge),[3] Director of Federal Budget Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Managing Editor of Market Process, an academic economics journal published by the Center for the Study of Market Processes at George Mason University.[4][5]

Kibbe has been published in publications including The Wall Street Journal,[6] The Washington Times,[7] USA Today,, America Spectator and Reason Magazine.[8] On television, Kibbe has appeared on MSNBC’s The Dylan Ratigan Show, MSNBC’s Hardball, FOX News’ Fox & Friends, FOX News’ Glenn Beck, NBC’s The Today Show, FOX News’ America's Newsroom, CSPAN, FOX News’ Neil Cavuto, FOX Business Network’s Happy Hour, and HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher[9]

Personal life[edit]

Kibbe's wife, Terry, is a fundraiser for FreedomWorks.[2]

Kibbe is a craft beer fan who has traveled to California to visit the Russian River Brewing Company.[10] Kibbe is also a devoted Grateful Dead fan and has said that Deadheads exemplify the self-organizing principles he subscribes to.[11][dead link]

Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto[edit]

Kibbe and FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey wrote Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto in 2010. The book reached best seller lists including The USA Today[12] and The Washington Post.[13]


  • Armey, Dick; Matt Kibbe (2010). Give Us Liberty: A Tea Party Manifesto. New York: William Morrow. ISBN 978-0-06-201587-7. 
  • Kibbe, Matt (2012). Hostile Takeover: Resisting Centralized Government's Stranglehold on America. New York: William Morrow. ISBN 978-0-06-219601-9. 
  • Kibbe, Matt (2014). Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. New York: William Morrow. ISBN 978-0062308252. 


  1. ^ "Freedomworks 2012Form 990". GuideStar. Internal Revenue Service. 
  2. ^ a b Marcus, Rachel (2012-04-19). "Tea party leader Dick Armey gets first-class treatment". Huffington Post. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Rising from the Dead, Newsmax
  4. ^ Matt Kibbe, FreedomWorks
  5. ^ Matt Kibbe, HarperCollins Publishers
  6. ^ 6, The Wall Street Journal
  7. ^ 7, The Washington Times
  8. ^ 8,
  9. ^ Videos, FreedomWorks
  10. ^ Pliny Fever Strikes Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  11. ^ Rising from the Dead Newsmax Media
  12. ^ 2, The Washington Post
  13. ^ Political Bookworm, The Washington Post

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