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New Jersey Business Owner to Coordinate Tri-State Effort

August 14, 2015 @ 8:48 am
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For Immediate Release Contact: Jared Thomas
404.663.3646
press@takeback.org

HOBOKEN – Paul Lichstein started a business in his Hoboken apartment and built it into a company serving customers on three continents. Now, he is taking on a new challenge as the State Coordinator for Take Back Our Republic in the largest media market in the United States.

_I_ve watched what government does for certain companies at the expense of others, and was happy to see Take Back Our Republic emerge as the national group championing conservative solutions to politics and money,_ said Lichstein, who will act as the Tri-State Coordinator for Take Back Our Republic (www.takeback.org).

Anyone interested in attending the groups_ Tri-state kickoff meeting on Monday, August 24, at 1 p.m. in Hoboken, NJ, can email justinh@takeback.org or call 334.329.7258. Other meetings in the Tri-States area can be scheduled for that day or Tuesday, August 25.

_We are thrilled to have someone of Paul_s caliber to head up our effort in the largest media market,_ said Take Back Executive Director, John Pudner, referring to the 16 million viewers in the New York Media Market (Los Angeles is second with 11 million). Pudner, who was born in and has family in upstate New York, visited several members of the Tri-State delegation on a recent trip to Congress, and will join Lichstein for meetings to kick off efforts in the region August 24 and 25.

_Our problem is not that there is too much money in politics per se. It is that the majority have given up on the system and stopped contributing or participating at all. Meaning a small group of contractors and bureaucrats have huge incentive to contribute as the only winners in the system,_ said Lichstein. _The rest of us all pay the price for transactional contributions _ the government has incentives to pick a few winners and many losers and money goes to those with connections before we can even have a debate about tax credits vs. educational spending vs. defense vs. the environment, etc. Money is really good at reducing your opponent_s turnout with negative ads. These ads don_t reflect the subtlety of issues or reward making tough choices. These ads encourage legislative inaction and increased focus on fundraising and redistribution.

Take Back Our Republic (www.takeback.org) is a national non-profit organization seeking to educate the public on conservative solutions for campaign finance reform. Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), is based near the campus of Auburn University and is just ninety minutes from the Atlanta airport. Its mission is to conduct research, analysis and public education on conservative ideas for improving the financing of campaigns for public office. One such idea is to incentivize small campaign donations from private citizens. TBOR believes that if more Americans have a voice, politicians will focus less on a handful of large check writers at corporations, unions or special interest groups who expect something in return for their contributions.

Following is a complete list of State Coordinators:

Alabama

Alexis Esneault

  • Cumberland School of Law Student;
  • Former Young Americans for Liberty Director

California

Francis Johnson

  • Communications Resources, LLC

Connecticut

(See New York/TriState)

Georgia

Jon Woods

  • Attorney at Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Illinois

Maria Buckley

  • Junior, History Major at University of Chicago
  • Social Media Coordinator for Students for Life _ University of Chicago

Louisiana

York A. Forsyth

  • PhD candidate at University of New Orleans;
  • Former Policy Director, Friends of Scott Angelle, LLC

Maine

Josh Treat

  • Political Director _ Young for Iowa;
  • Former Deputy Campaign Mgr. _ Schultz for Iowa

Maryland

Dale Fahnestock

  • NASA Director of Mission Operations & Data Systems

Massachusetts

Peter J. Buckley

  • 1st VP _ Wealth Mgmt for Buckley Williams Group

Michigan

Bryan Posthumus

  • Partner in Calder Group LLC;
  • Former CEO/Director of Consulting _ Tuebor Strategies

Minnesota

Marcia Stromgren

  • Local business co-owner;
  • Former Co. Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor

Mississippi

Morgan Stringer

  • History major with English & Journalism minor at University of Mississippi

Missouri

Jacob Scott

  • Legislative Director for Dr. R. Schaaf, State Senate;
  • Founder & CEO Scott Strategies, LLC

New Hampshire

Andrew Hemmingway

  • CEO for The Mountain Retail;
  • Former 2014 Gubernatorial Candidate

New Jersey

(See Tri-State/New York)

New Mexico

Weslie Owen

  • Retired Dentist
  • Political activist at age 91

New York
(Tri-state)

Paul Lichstein

  • Chief Operating Officer for Carpathian Industries

North Carolina

Judge Ola M. Lewis

  • Senior Resident Superior Court Judge, District 13B
  • Former Candidate for Chief Justice of NC Supreme Court

Ohio

Jillian Hanes

  • Client Relations Manager at JB Hamlin & Company Inc/Fairtronix Ohio LLC

Oregon

Jeff Kubler

  • President, Action Solutions, Inc.
  • Former City Councilor, City of Adair Village

Texas

Eric Yang

  • Sophomore studying Economics at Harvard University
  • Former District Intern U.S. Representative Michael Burgess

Utah

Chris Harelson

  • Students for Liberty Chapter Organizer & Founder at LDS Business College

Virginia

Diane Cullo

  • Director of Development & Outreach for TBOR;
  • Principal _ DLC Communications

West Virginia

Roger Jarrell

  • Attorney at Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC

Wisconsin

James Smyczek

  • Marketing Manager: Molecular Biology Resources. Inc.

Wyoming

Ogden Driskill

  • Vice President for Bear Lodge Cattle Company
  • Former WY Senator(__11-__13) & State Senator(_10-__11)

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