Tim Phillips (political strategist)

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Tim Phillips
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Occupation President of Americans for Prosperity

Tim Phillips (born July 13, 1964) is the current president of Americans for Prosperity[1][2] and a Tea Party movement activist.[3][4][5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Phillips grew up in Spartanburg, SC. After briefly attending Liberty University in the fall, 1983, he went to Washington DC as part of a school sponsored internship with the Department of Education, thus beginning his political career. After a brief courtship with fellow intern, Julia Reider Phillips, the two were married and now have four children including twin boys and one daughter. They have been married 26 years.[1]

He completed his education in 1985 as a Phi Beta Kappa[7] graduate of Virginia Tech, graduating magna cum laude with a BA in Political Science.[8] Phillips is active in the youth ministry at his church, Cornerstone Chapel, Leesburg, VA[9] and is a fan of the National Football League.[10]

Americans for Prosperity (AFP)[edit]

Under Phillips, Americans for Prosperity has seen rapid growth in the last 6 years, its membership going from 9 state chapters in 2006, to 50 state chapters and more than 2 million members nationally.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tim Phillips". Americans for Prosperity. August 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ Zernike, Kate (October 19, 2010). "Secretive Republican Donors Are Planning Ahead". New York Times. 
  3. ^ "7 Tim Phillips President, Americans for Prosperity". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Americans for Prosperity". factcheck.org. October 10, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Tea party organizer: 'A freedom movement'". CNN. September 24, 2012. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Tea Party Is Outside Your House". Slate. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Phi Beta Kappa Society". NNDB. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  8. ^ "Timothy R. Phillips". Century Strategies. Archived from the original on 2004-06-03. 
  9. ^ "Youth Ministries: High School". Cornerstone Chapel. Retrieved 2012-06-08. [dead link]
  10. ^ AFP President Tim Phillips on Hannity's Great American Panel on YouTube

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