John Tate

John is a long-time political operative who has spent the last 26 years working in the political, lobbying and non-profit world in the areas of high dollar fundraising, direct mail, political strategy, grassroots activism 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 served as the National Political Director for The Ron Paul Presidential Campaign Committee and is currently President of the newly formed Campaign for Liberty.

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 was Legislative Director of the United States Defense Committee.
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 in Virginia, North Carolina, Delaware, California, Colorado, New Hampshire and around the country.
John began teaching political strategy in 1983 and has taught at many schools and seminars through the years. He is a sought-after speaker on winning political technology and grass-roots mobilization at the local, state and national level and is author of The Grassroots Activist Manual.  

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

John and is wife, Kathy, live in Bristow, VA, where they home school and are raising their five children, Lauren, Joe, Jake, Jared and John Robert.

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