National Board of Advisors
The Deficit Free National Board of Advisors includes some of America’s most successful grassroots leaders and consultants. These men and women from throughout the nation come to this project out of love of country and fear for its future. Their work with Deficit Free is a great asset to the movement for a Balanced Budget Amendment.
As important as who these individuals are, is who they are not. They’re not Washington DC elected officials. They’re not Wall Street bankers. They are people who work day-in, day-out with voters, activists and Main Street businesses across America. They understand our nation’s economy and our nation’s freedoms are imperiled by out-of-control Federal deficits and the rising debt our nation owes foreign entities, many hostile to America’s future.
We are fortunate to have each serve this noble cause.
Amanda Dalton – Oregon
Amanda Dalton has been actively engaged both professionally and personally in Legislative and Local politics for over a decade. She has served in all campaign posts from campaign manager and fundraiser to strategist, general consultant and pollster. Campaigns & Elections magazine recognized Dalton as one of 10 Republican “Rising Stars” for political professionals in 2004. Dalton owns and operates Dalton Public Relations & Government Affairs, a full-service communications company committed to delivering personalized client service through strong and creative messaging products. Firm services include government relations, political consulting, product and personal branding, public relations strategy, marketing planning, media relations, advertising, design and print. DPR clients cover a diverse spectrum of association, private and political organizations like the Northwest Grocery Association, Willamette Valley REALTORS® Association, Sheriff Tim Mueller, and over 60 candidates for Legislative and State office.
Patrick Davis – Colorado
While Mr. Davis was the Political Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2004 Election cycle he Republican majorities were expended from 50 to 55. In that position Davis managed the political and strategic operations of the committee including candidate recruitment, message development, and campaign management. He directed the committee’s $35 million voter contact budget. Davis has experience managing successful grass roots and grass tops campaigns for corporations, issue coalitions and non-profit organizations. Davis owns Patrick Davis Consulting, www.patrickdavisconsulting.com, with headquarters in Colorado Springs. Davis is also the Executive Director of Common Sense Issues, www.commonsenseissues.com.
Sydney Hay – Arizona
Sydney Hay owns her own public affairs, and association management firm, Southwest Policy Group. She is President of the Arizona Mining Association and directs the mining industry small business group, AMIGOS. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington, D.C.– based Small Business Entrepreneurship Council and Women Entrepreneurs, Inc. She is a political advisor to and surrogate speaker for candidates and elected officials at the state and national levels having managed three Presidential campaigns. Public policy credits include leading the statewide tax limitation initiative that amended the Arizona constitution with 72% of the popular vote; leading the lobbying effort that established Arizona’s school choice programs; managing the successful campaign to repeal the tax on livestock; leading the lobbying effort that eliminated the marriage penalty in Arizona’s tax code among others.
Paul Jacob – Virginia
Mr. Jacob, a leading national figure in Initiative & Referendum, is President of the Citizens In Charge Foundation. Paul has worked on over 100 initiative and ballot access campaigns in nearly every state. An acclaimed multi-media commentator, Paul hosts an online, radio, and print opinion program, Common Sense, which reaches a growing list of over 15,000 e-mail subscribers and is aired daily by more than 150 stations in 48 states. For more than a decade, Paul was the term limits movement’s leading voice, running U.S. Term Limits, the nation’s largest term limits group. For his work on term limits, columnist Robert Novak good-naturedly called Jacob “the most hated man in Washington.”
Josh Jones – Georgia
Mr. Jones is founder and President of Red Clay Communications, Inc, an established, award-winning public relations and public affairs ﬁrm located in Atlanta, Ga. With more than seven years of experience providing public relations and public affairs counsel, Jones is a seven-time recipient of the Gold Award of Excellence from the Georgia School Public Relations Association. He has appeared on broadcast news networks, including ABC and NBC, and his work has been featured on cable news networks across the country. During the 2008 Presidential election cycle, Jones served as the Chairman of the grassroots’ effort to Draft Haley Barbour as Vice President and the Country First 527.
Tim Mooney – Arizona
For the past 25 years, Mr. Mooney has worked in grassroots politics at the national level and in over 40 states. He is the creator of issue movements including Save Our Secret Ballot, and First Class Education – referred to by George Will as the 65% Solution for education. Mr. Mooney is a past Political Field Director for the National Federation of Independent Business and has worked in some capacity in over 300 elections for US Congress, US Senate, Governor, as well as dozens of local and statewide ballot issue measures.
Marc Nuttle – Oklahoma
Author of “Moment of Truth” in which he predicted the current recession and its depth. Mr. Nuttle has worked in the campaigns of historic presidencies such as those of Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin and for presidential candidates as diverse as Pat Robertson and Steve Forbes. He has represented multi-national corporations and has advised on governmental projects for the United States, China, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Sudan, Jordan and other geo-regional efforts. He has been involved in movement politics for over 30 years at the national level and in all 50 states.
Larry Ward – Washington DC
Larry Ward is the President of Political Media Inc. Throughout his career, Larry has been on the forefront in bringing forward-thinking Web 2.0 strategies to politics. His company’s slogan, “Inside Politics, Outside the Box” is demonstrated in the products and services, delivered to clients throughout the years. Larry’s innovative strategies and visionary ideas have proved to be successful in campaigns and organizations at the federal, state and local level. He sits on the Board of Directors for three Internet and direct marketing companies, and is the New Media Director at the Social Security Institute. Larry has presented at many conferences and seminars dealing with New Media including Campaigns & Elections Politics’ Magazine. He has been a contributing author to the E-voter Institute. Larry and his wife Janelle reside in Arlington and have a three year-old son, C.J. whom Larry hopes will pitch for the New York Yankees someday.
Chuck Warren – Utah
Chuck Warren is a partner in Silver Bullet, LLC, a public affairs, crisis communication and initiative qualification company. Chuck has worked for major law firms, municipalities, developers and companies as diverse as Amazon.com, Overstock.com, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta Airlines, IOSTAR (www.iostarcorp.com), Comcast, Lewis, Young, Robertson and Burningham, Inc., etc. Chuck is known for taking on difficult assignments and raising awareness and achieving success. He organized and participated in a government affairs team for IOSTAR that secured in the DOD Appropriations ACT, 2003, a loan guarantee over $1 billion for the production of commercial reusable in-space transportation. He has worked closely with Patrick Byrne, Overstock.com on the state and federal level to bring awareness and achieve regulatory changes regarding naked shorting. Mr. Warren has been a prolific fundraiser. He currently serves on the finance committee, Sen. Robert Bennett (R-UT). He has served as the Utah Finance Chair and on the National Finance Committee for Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani; Utah Finance Committee, John McCain for President and on past finance committees for Lamar Alexander and George W. Bush. He has raised money for numerous current and former members of Congress, including Straight Talk Express PAC, former Gov. Jon Huntsman (R-UT), Sen. Orrin Hatch(R-UT), and former Senator George Allen's senate campaign. Chuck currently serves on the Boys and Girls Club of South Valley (Utah), Board of Directors; Operation Kids, National Advisory Board; Best Buddies, Finance Chair 2008 Gala; Katie L. Dixon Endowed Fund Advisory Board; Election Mall Technologies (2004-07), National Advisory Board and ICANN, Business Constituency Committee. He formerly worked at Cannon Industries, a venture capital firm for seven years; served as radio host, “Inside America;” Parents for Choice in Education, Board of Directors; and Wasatch Front Bonnet Ball, President. He has been active in youth sports coaching soccer, softball and basketball.