John F. Tate

President President

John is the President of Campaign for Liberty, a grassroots lobbying organization dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy.

Since its founding in June of 2008, Campaign for Liberty has grown to over 750,000 active members nationwide and has led the effort for passage of Congressman Ron Paul’s bill to require a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

John has spent the last 28 years working in the political, lobbying, and non-profit world in the areas of high dollar fundraising, direct mail, political strategy, grassroots activism , state and federal legislation, and non-profit management.

He is the founder and President of JFT Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in political strategy, fundraising, and grassroots lobbying. John also served as the Campaign Manager for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign Committee and as National Political Director for the 2008 Ron Paul Presidential Campaign.

Prior to joining Campaign for Liberty, John served as the Vice President, Membership for the Leadership Institute. In this role, he headed up a department of LI staff that contacted and visited supporters nationwide to show them and raise funds for special targeted LI programs. In his 4 years at LI, this program raised nearly $4 million. He also taught at many of LIs schools.

Before joining LI, John spent 14 years with the National Right to Work Committee, serving as Vice President from 1998 to 2004. As Vice President, he oversaw all state and federal lobbying efforts, public relations, the affiliated state and federal PACs for Right to Work, and a direct mail and telemarketing fundraising operation that raised more than $23 million to combat Big Labor’s coercive power over workers.

In 1996, John was the GOP nominee for Congress in Virginia’s 2nd district.

Prior to his work at National Right to Work, John was Executive Director of Right to Work organizations in California and Delaware and served as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill.

John is a long-time political activist in Virginia and National politics. He was Chairman of the Rules committee at the 1994 Virginia Republican State Convention and has worked on numerous local, state, and national campaigns around the country.

John is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.A. in History.