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Meet TBOR’s Newest Team Member!

Stormie Capps, who served as Administrative Assistant at Catalina Sea Ranch in Los Angeles for “Global Shaker” Phil Cruver and acting COO Maria Smith, now serves in the same role at Take Back Our Republic in Auburn, Alabama.

“My true passion is support for teams with great visions,” said Capps, who was originally a Marylander before accepting positions in Virginia, New Mexico, and ultimately Los Angeles. “Although feeding the world’s population for centuries to come and restoring American’s faith in their elected officials through common sense reforms are completely different arenas, the work behind the scenes to help officers delegate work to me so they can focus on their highest priorities is common across any organization with a great vision.”

Take Back interviewed more than a dozen highly qualified candidates from organizations in the Midwest as well as the West and closer to headquarters in Auburn, Alabama.

“We are thrilled to come to terms with Stormie,” said Executive Director John Pudner, who has guided the growth of the Take Back team since concluding a 25-year political career with Dave Brat’s upset of Majority Leader Eric Cantor. “The organization reached a point where we needed a consummate professional used to handling complex scheduling. Stormie’s understanding of multiple regions of the country in addition to helping run an organization with a big vision will make us more effective as we work to refocus elected officials on their constituents instead of special interests.”

“We determined that Stormie is the perfect addition to take us to another level and bring back American’s hope in the political system.”

Past supervisors lauded Capps’ ability to organize daily emails, correspondence, government contracting reports, corporate logistics and scheduling, and she scored expert status on a host of assessment tests given to more than 100 applicants for the position.

“While Covid-19 dramatically curtailed in-person meetings, the political climate increased the number of virtual meetings, phone calls, media opportunities and data work to unprecedented levels” said Justin Hill, TBOR Deputy Director, who guides the internal activities of the program staff as well as fundraisers, the field team and hundreds of state coordinators. “We were all amazed at how quickly Stormie grasped scenarios, and had dealt with similar complications as she worked to put her executives in front of investors and prepare them for the meeting just as she will put our executives in front of potential donors to Take Back Our Republic.”

The organization also added Caroline Craze to run database and spreadsheet efforts, leaving the top priority hires for 2021 as a Major Gifts Officer, another DC position to work with President Francis Johnson, and at least two additional Field Directors to help manage State Coordinators in their regions. As an IRS recognized 501c3, TBOR’s efforts are divided into three IRS categories, Management, Fundraising, and Programs, which are designated into primary responsibilities on the org chart below, though all team members help on efforts of other groups as needed. For more information email, submit your information on www.takeback.org, or call 334-329-7258.

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Take Back Our Republic strive to be the leading organization in promoting a culture in politics where character and ideas are the basis of being elected and every election is financed with transparency, primarily by the people to be represented and not by outside interests. Headquartered in Auburn, AL since 2015, TBOR has strong financial backing, an engaged board, more than 100 volunteer coordinators in 47 states, and a staff who stands by our mission.


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