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— Julie Baumgardner is President and Chief Executive Officer of First Things First.
— William W. Beach is Vice President for Policy Research at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
— Ken Blackwell is Senior Fellow for Family Empowerment at the Family Research Council and former Undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
— Derrell Bradford is Executive Director of the New York Campaign for Achievement Now (NYCAN).
— Tarren Bragdon is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for Government Accountability.
— The Honorable Sam Brownback is Governor of the State of Kansas and a former member of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
— Alejandro A. Chafuen is President of the Atlas Network.
— Eric Cochling is Executive Vice President and General Counsel at the Georgia Center for Opportunity.
— Kevin Dayaratna is Senior Statistician and Research Programmer in the Center for Data Analysis, of the Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation.
— Brian Fikkert is Founder and President of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College.
— Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, is a Senior Fellow and Director of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
— Salim Furth is a Research Fellow in Macroeconomics in the Center for Data Analysis.
— Jay P. Greene is the endowed Professor of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas.
— Jamie Bryan Hall is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Data Analysis.
— Rea S. Hederman, Jr., is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions.
— Mollie Ziegler Hemingway is a Senior Editor at The Federalist.
— Timothy Jeffries is Director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security.
— Jo Kwong is Director of Economic Opportunity Programs at the Philanthropy Roundtable.
— Caitlin La Ruffa is Executive Director of the Love and Fidelity Network.
— Amber and David Lapp, co-investigators of the Love and Marriage in Middle America Project, are Research Fellows at the Institute for Family Studies and Affiliate Scholars at the Institute for American Values.
— Seth Leibsohn is host of the Seth Leibsohn Show in Phoenix, Arizona; Chairman of Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy; and Chairman of NotMYKid.
— Daniel Mark is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Navy ROTC Battalion Professor at Villanova University.
— Mary C. Mayhew is Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services in the State of Maine.
— Michael Novak, retired American Enterprise Institute George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy, and Public Policy, is an author, philosopher, and theologian.
— Robert Rector is a Senior Research Fellow in Domestic Policy Studies, of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, at The Heritage Foundation.
— Nina Rees is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.
— Jay W. Richards is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Business and Economics at the Catholic University of America and Executive Editor of The Stream.
— Sabrina L. Schaeffer is Executive Director of the Independent Women’s Forum.
— Rachel Sheffield is a Policy Analyst in Domestic Policy Studies.
— James Sherk is a Research Fellow in Labor Economics in the Center for Data Analysis.
— Andy Smarick is a member of the Maryland State Board of Education and a partner at Bellwether Education Partners.
— Ryan Streeter is Director of the Center for Politics and Governance at the University of Texas at Austin.
— Richard Vedder directs the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, teaches at Ohio University, and is an Adjunct Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.
— Randall Wenger is Chief Counsel of the Independence Law Center.
— Mark Wilson is Vice President and Chief Economist for HR Policy Association.
— Scott Yenor is currently a Visiting Fellow in American Political Thought in the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, and a Professor of Political Science at Boise State University.
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