Kahlil is a Republican whose expertise is building and leading large, disruptive technology based bipartisan reform organizations. He was president of the education reform effort StudentsFirst and cofounder and CEO of Americans Elect. His current firm, Forward Progress in Politics, is building a national bipartisan community of funders committed to essential and aggressive issue reform.
Francis Johnson is a founding partner of Communications Resources LLC, a public affairs, public relations and political consultancy specializing in government and media relations, corporate communications and crisis communications initiatives, developed policy issues for political candidates, and grassroots engagement efforts. He has worked at all levels in national political campaigns, serving various positions in the McCain/Palin 2008, Bush/Cheney 20002004 and Bush/Quayle ‘92. He also served on the gubernatorial campaigns of Gilmore for Governor ‘97, and the Williams for Governor ‘93 campaigns. Throughout his career, Johnson has also served as a strategist and consultant on various public affairs initiatives addressing a [...]
Kathy Hayden has served as National Committeewoman for Virginia since 2007; recently ending one of the longest serving committee member terms on April 29, 2016. She brings years of leadership, experience with grassroots efforts, and wealth of knowledge about the workings of the American political system all of which will help lead and direct Take Back Our Republic’s current and future efforts. Kathy understands that sometimes we need to “roll up our sleeves and get to work” to affect much needed change. Learn more HERE.
Kim currently chairs the Women’s Committee of the Madison County Farmers Federation, part of one of the largest Farm Bureaus in the country, which also runs the largest insurance company in Alabama. Kim is also on the Board of the Madison Farmers Market, which serves the thriving Huntsville market that is home to high-level engineers for thriving defense companies and NASA, and runs hospitality for Providence Baptist Church. John recruited his first candidate for public office in a meeting at Vaughn Farms, as he and the Vaughns asked Mac McCutcheon to run for office, a race in which he upset [...]
Randy Brooks, CEO of Avast Real Estate, built his real estate operation of more than 100 people with his method of personal coaching - this following years of experience having interactions with politicians involving development deals. Randy is one of the greatest promoters of multifaceted efforts from Take Back Our Republic’s mission to supporting local youth sports. Learn more HERE.
Rob Schaaf, from St. Joseph, Missouri, has been an active proponent of anti-corruption reforms at the state level. The son of a Republican state senator, he's been intimately involved with a number of political campaigns and has had a front-row view of the legislative process in Missouri. Concerned by the growth of pay-to-play politics, Rob has worked closely with his father and with numerous citizens' groups to promote anti-corruption legislation in the Missouri Senate, and he has also become involved with efforts to pass such legislation via the initiative process. He brings to the table not only his expertise as [...]
A self-proclaimed Media Guy, Mark McKinnon has been solving complex strategic challenges for causes, companies and candidates, including George W. Bush’s election and come-from-behind re-election. With Bush trailing John Kerry, McKinnon conducted a press briefing from campaign headquarters to defend commercials centered on President Bush’s strong response to the September 11 attacks. McKinnon did not back down to questions from the Washington Post and others, stating, "obviously 9/11 was the defining moment of these times," and that the president's response to attacks "are important parts of this administration's record." (WP 3/4/2004) According to Broadcasting and Cable magazine, McKinnon is one [...]