Tim Phillips (political strategist)
|Occupation||President of Americans for Prosperity|
Phillips grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina. After briefly attending Liberty University in 1983, he went to Washington D.C. 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 had four children including a son, twin boys, and one daughter.
Phillips completed his education in 1985 as a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Virginia Tech, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science. Phillips is active in the youth ministry at his church, Cornerstone Chapel, Leesburg, VA and is a fan of the NFL.
Phillips was chief of staff to United States House of Representatives member Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. Phillips co-founded political consulting firm Century Strategies with political strategist conservative American political activist Ralph Reed.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP)
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.
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