Mr. Victor Avila is a retired Supervisory Special Agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety. Mr. Avila has been recognized by ICE and HSI for his exemplary service and professional accomplishments while serving as Special Agent at the El Paso Field Office and as an Assistant Attaché assigned to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez and U.S. Embassies located in Spain, Portugal, and Mexico City. Mr. Avila served as an accredited diplomat and liaison to the aforementioned governments conducting international complex criminal investigations in a wide range of violations such as human trafficking/smuggling, drug trafficking, financial violations, arms trafficking, commercial fraud and counter terrorism.
Mr. Avila began his very successful law enforcement career as a United States Probation Officer for the U.S.Courts and as a District Parole Officer for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso while focusing on the identity among Hispanic-Americans along the border
Today, he serves to honor the memory and the dedicated service of SA Jaime Zapata. Mr. Avila is an advocate for border security, immigration reform, human trafficking awareness and the protection of our sovereignty.
Mr. Avila has been featured on FoxNews, i24News, Univision, OANN, Telemundo and various Syndicated Radio and Podcast interviews.
Mr. Avila’s book Agent UnderFire: A Murder and a Manifesto is now available at libertyhillpublishing.com, amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com
Rep. Donalds served four years in the Florida House of Representatives and was a champion of education reform, criminal justice reform, and election integrity. Rep. Donalds serves as just one of two African-Americans Republicans in the United States House of Representatives.
Rep. Donalds proudly represents Florida’s 19th Congressional District, which encompasses Southwest Florida along the Gulf of Mexico. The district stretches from the cities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, and Marco Island.
During the 117th Congress, Rep. Donalds is proud to serve and hold membership on the following Congressional Committees & Subcommittees: House Budget Committee, House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Subcommittee, the Economic & Consumer Policy Subcommittee, the House Small Business Committee, Economic Growth, Tax, and Capital Access Subcommittee, and the Oversight, Investigations, and Regulations Subcommittee.
He is the host of “The Awakening” a national radio talk show on American Family Radio, with 200 radio stations and live streamed around the world. He is the author of two books: “Ten Commandments to an Extraordinary Life” and “12 Principles to Make Your Life Extraordinary.”
He has been a guest on Fox & Friends, The O’Reilly Factor, Neil Cavuto, Lou Dobbs, Megyn Kelly, CBN World News, ABC’s Good Morning America, C- Span’s Washington Journal, ABC Radio Network, National Public Radio and other media. His articles have been featured in the Washington Times, American Thinker, Western Journalism, American Family Association’s magazine “The STAND,” Life Today’s “The Stream” and other publications.
Bishop Jackson has been a candidate for U.S. Senate and the Republican nominee for Lt. Governor of Virginia.
He and his wife, Theodora, have been married for 50 years, have 3 children and reside in Suffolk, Virginia.>
The national Jewish weekly, “The Forward” named Morton Klein one of the top five Jewish leaders in the U.S. today, stating “It’s impossible to deny that Klein has been extraordinarily effective.” The U.S. Department of State has awarded Klein a “Certificate of Appreciation” “in recognition of outstanding contributions to national and international affairs,” after he delivered a major address there. He is a member of the International Board of Governors of Ariel University in Israel.
Morton Klein worked in three administrations as an economist in Washington, D.C. He has served as a biostatistician at UCLA School of Public Health and the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine in Palo Alto, Calif., having worked closely with two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling. Mr. Klein was also a lecturer in mathematics and statistics at Temple University.
The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent named Morton Klein one of the top dozen “Jewish activists of the century.” The NY Jewish Week (largest Federation paper) has named him one of the top ten Jewish leaders who have made a difference. The Jerusalem Post has called the ZOA, “one of the most important and influential groups in the U.S. today.” The Wall Street Journal called the ZOA “heroic and the most credible advocate for Israel on the American Jewish scene today” and we should “snap a salute to those who were right about Oslo and Arafat all along, including Morton Klein who was wise, brave, and unflinchingly honest. When the history of the American Jewish struggle in these years is written, Mr. Klein will emerge as an outsized figure.”
The New York Times, in a profile called “Public Lives,” called Morton Klein, “a man who ferrets out anti-Semitism wherever it is, a rare voice from the outset in the American Jewish community against the Oslo Accords, and an iconoclast who is a prolific speechmaker, writer, and Congressional lobbyist.”
Mort Klein’s successful campaigns against anti-Israel bias in leading textbooks, travel guides, universities, churches, and the media, as well as his work on Capitol Hill, were the subject of 40 feature stories both here and in Israel. His scientific research on nutrition and heart disease was cited by Discover Magazine as one of the Top 50 Scientific Studies of 1992. Mort Klein has been invited to testify before the U.S. Congress, Including the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Judiciary Committee, and the Israeli Knesset.
He traveled to Germany and persuaded the publishers of Baedeker’s, the world’s leading travel guide, to correct the many anti-Israel errors in Its guides to Israel and Jerusalem. He launched a campaign to correct dozens of anti-Israel errors in D.C. Heath’s “The Enduring Vision,” the most widely used American high school and college history textbook.
Mr. Klein is quoted internationally and has appeared in the media in countries including the U.S.A., Israel, France, Germany, Japan, Greece, Holland, etc. More than 400 of his articles and letters have been published in newspapers, magazines, and scientific journals around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Washington Times, USA Today, Congressional Quarterly, New Republic, New Yorker, Commentary, Near East Report, Reform Judaism, Breitbart, Algemeiner, Jerusalem Post & other leading Jewish papers, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, Ha’aretz & Maariv (Israel), Canadian Jewish News, Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of Epidemiology.
Morton Klein has appeared on TV and radio including ABC’s World News Tonight (4 minute segment on ZOA “Lobbying for Israel”), NBC National News, CNN, Fox-TV, CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, BBC, C-Span, VOA, Israel TV/Radio. Lines from his speeches appear in the respected volume entitled “Great Jewish Quotations,” He is on the speaker’s bureau of UJC, and Israel Bonds.
Mr. Klein is married to Rita, has a married daughter Rachael, and four grandchildren.
Dr. Lin was former laboratory director for the viral diseases branch at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and had many years of experience in virology, sequencing, infectious diseases global surveillance and vaccine development.
Dr. Lin is a member of the Committee of Present Danger: China. Dr. Lin is frequently interviewed by VOA, RFA and NTD. Dr. Lin was also a co-founder of Sound of Hope Radio Network, which is the only independent radio network that broadcast into China via shortwaves
Dr. Lin is a member of the China Coalition for Religious Freedom. He is also an advisor to non profit organizations like Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, Save the Persecuted Christians, World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong. He is also a survivor of Tiananmen Square Massacre
Trevor Loudon’s thesis is that what is commonly regarded as mainstream political policy is in fact driven and guided by hidden subversive elements. The Democratic party’s consistent defunding of the US military, Obamacare, the Iran Nuclear Deal, normalization of relations with Cuba, Islamic refugee re-settlement, $15 minimum wage, fracking bans, pipeline shutdowns and the push for illegal alien amnesty are all consistent with far-left and Islamist agendas.
Trevor Loudon believes that these forces must be exposed and countered, as America’s continued role as a bastion of freedom is pivotal for the future of western civilization.
Trevor is currently working on his new film with Director Judd Saul: “Enemies Within: The Church.”
Some of Trevor Loudon’s accomplishments:
Trevor Loudon discovered the long-hidden relationship between notorious Hawaiian Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis and the young Barack Obama in 2007.
After extensively researching Obama’s ties to the New York and Chicago Marxist movements, Loudon began publishing his findings online, catching the eye of such prominent voices as Accuracy in Media and syndicated radio host Glenn Beck. In 2009 Loudon exposed the communist roots of Obama “Green Jobs Czar” Van Jones. After an extensive campaign by Glenn Beck and others, Jones was forced to resign from his White House position.
Since 2011 Loudon has toured the United States promoting his two books “Barack Obama and the Enemies Within” and “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” – an extensively footnoted expose of the rapidly unfolding Marxist takeover of the United States government.
Loudon has addressed more than 400 conservative, tea party, religious and Republican groups in more than 37 states. Loudon has interviewed many people from both sides of the struggle over the years to former Western intelligence offices, to government undercover operatives inside the communist movement, to former KGB officers.
The above research has given Loudon unique insight into how extensively often minuscule communist parties have been able to manipulate, and even control policy formation in many Western countries – particularly the “main enemy:” the United States of America. Loudon’s research shows that this is not just a historical problem, but is a very grave and looming threat which will not only impact America’s national security but indeed her very survival.
Trevor proudly serves as a fellow at both the American Freedom Alliance and the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought.
Rabbi Menken earned a BSE in Computer Science from Princeton University before pursuing rabbinic studies in both the United States and Israel. He is co-founder and editor of Cross-Currents, an online journal of Orthodox Jewish thought and opinion, and the author of the “Everything Torah Book,” an introduction to basic Judaism and Torah thought. His works have appeared in Fox News, The Federalist, the NY Observer, American Thinker and elsewhere, and Jewish outlets such as the Algemeiner, Ami Magazine, Hamodia, the Jerusalem Post, the Jewish World Review and Times of Israel.
Rev. Nelson was recently appointed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the congressional Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commission whose mission is to honor the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass.
Rev. Nelson has worked for other major pro-life and Christian organizations, including Global Outreach Campus Ministries and Care Net, where he managed an annual budget of more than $1 million. As part of Wellington Boone Ministries’ senior strategic planning team, Rev. Nelson helped plant ministries in capital cities such as Richmond, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Washington, D.C. And United Way recognized him for his work in bringing people together for a common cause.
Rev. Nelson serves as the chairman of the board for the Douglass Leadership Institute. He is a sought-after speaker, giving frequent interviews on ABC and NBC affiliate networks in Washington, D.C. He’s appeared on the 700 Club, CBN News, and MSNBC, as well. And he is a frequent guest on Christian radio programs, including the Bott Radio Network and American Family Radio.
Rev. Nelson is a licensed minister from Salem Baptist Church in Marshall, Virginia, and an ordained pastor with Wellington Boone Ministries. He holds a BA in Rhetoric and Communication from the University of Virginia, and he completed post-graduate work at Coverdell Leadership Institute and Leadership Institute Campaign School.
He and his wife Julia have three children and live in Maryland.
Mr. Newsham is a retired US Marine Colonel and lived in Asia for over twenty years and worked for a decade as an executive director at a Western investment bank and for a major American high-tech firm with operations in South Korea. He is also a former US Foreign Service Officer – with work covering a number of regions – including East and South Asia.
Mr. Newsham is also an attorney with experience in international trade and public international law. He also speaks regularly at a variety of forums on Asian political, defense, and economic matters, and has published many articles on these topics in a range of periodicals such as Asia Times, The National Interest, The Diplomat, Christian Science Monitor, Epoch Times, and others.
Today, Autry Pruitt is CEO OF NEW JOURNEY POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC) dedicated to exposing the lies and misdeeds of the political elite in the Democratic Party. He is the author of Planes, Steak & Water: Autry is a champion of fiscal responsibility, limited government, and a Free Market economy that fosters real growth and a sustainable economy. Autry Pruitt’s speeches encourage Conservatives to keep the fire burning for the restoration of family values and limited government while he challenges the false assumptions, misunderstandings, and outright lies of the Washington Elite, the Liberal Press, and the Democratic Party. He is staunchly anti-Socialist, anti-Identity Politics, and anti-Swamp Creature and believes that government must work for the people, not for themselves.
Autry’s genuine ability to speak directly to non-traditional conservative audiences makes him a popular speaker for Conservative and church groups. It also makes him a challenge to Washington elites, Identity-Politics Democrats, Liberal personalities like Stephen Colbert, and, of course, CNN. When Autry’s not busy freaking-out the elite media and politicians, he’s putting his ideas in print. You can find his written work in the pages of American Spectator, Breitbart, Daily Caller, Forbes, The Hill, Townhall, and more. He was the featured New-Media Broadcaster for two years at Shot Show, the largest Gun Showcase event in the world, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Autry Pruitt provides the kind of plain-spoken, heartfelt addresses that all Americans need to hear. Learn more at autrypruitt.com.
Mr. Gaffney is the host of Secure Freedom Radio, a nationally-syndicated radio program heard weeknights throughout the country. He is an associate author of highly acclaimed Shariah: The Threat to America and the publisher of over a dozen other books and monographs from the Center for Security Policy Press.
In April 1987, Mr. Gaffney was nominated by President Reagan to become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, the senior position in the Defense Department with responsibility for policies involving U.S.-USSR relations, nuclear forces, arms control, missile defense policy and U.S.-European defense ties. He acted in that capacity for seven months during which time, he was the Chairman of the prestigious High Level Group, NATO’s senior politico-military committee. He also represented the Secretary of Defense in key U.S.-Soviet negotiations and ministerial meetings.
From August 1983 until November 1987, Mr. Gaffney was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy under Assistant Secretary Richard Perle.
From February 1981 to August 1983, Mr. Gaffney was a Professional Staff Member on the Senate Armed Services Committee, chaired by the late Senator John Tower (R-Texas). And, in the latter 1970’s, Mr. Gaffney served as an aide to the late Senator Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson (D-Washington) in the areas of defense and foreign policy.
Mr. Gaffney holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Mr. Gaffney’s leadership has been recognized by numerous organizations including: the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award (1987), the U.S. Business and Industry Council’s Defender of the National Interest Award (1994), the Navy League of the United States’ Alfred Thayer Mahan Literary Achievement Award (1999), and the Zionist Organization of America’s “Louis Brandeis Award” (2003), the Western Conservative Summit’s Stephen H. Long Award (2015), the Council for National Policy’s George Washington Military Leadership Award (2016) and the IMPACT Award from Ginni Thomas and United in Purpose (2017).
Mr. Gaffney was born in 1953 and resides in the Washington, D.C. area.
Kang has extensive experience in the U.S. intelligence community, working as a senior intelligence analyst and liaison officer for 12 years for the U.S. Department of Defense. During his time with the DoD, he was posted in South Korea and closely collaborated with the ROK Ministry of Defense, the United States Forces Korea (USFK) Command, and the Combined Forces Command in ROK. He also has experience as an analyst with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and as a contracted officer for the United States Department of State.
Early in his career, Kang spent 10 years as a senior consultant at VICE VERSA Consulting, Inc. specialized in business promotion, collaboration/negotiation, legal dispute/litigation, and military/government sales and offset programs.
Kang was accepted to Korea University as a chemistry major and has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland.
In 2006 Wallace ran for State Senate in Illinois’ 19th district. Dr. Wallace’s campaign drew the attention of news sources and politicians. Over the last few years, he has served on the African American Advisory Board for the RNC, as Chairman of the African American Republican Council of Illinois, a member of the Outreach Advisory Board for the Illinois GOP, Co-Chairman of the Cook County Republican Party, and served as commissioner on the Illinois Transatlantic Slave Trade Commission. More recently Wallace was a candidate for U.S. Representative in the 2nd Congressional district special election in 2013 and 2014 election cycle.
In 2008 Dr. Wallace began publishing Freedom’s Journal Magazine, an online political magazine, aimed at encouraging African-Americans to cling to their natural conservative principles. He has authored two books: Integrity of Faith, an autobiography, and Jesus on Trial: The unique presentation of Jesus in the Gospel of John. Both books are published by Integrity Books, a subsidiary of Freedom’s Journal Institute.
In 2011, Dr. Wallace and his wife Jennifer started the non-profit organization, 501(C)(3), Freedom’s Journal Institute for the Study of Faith & Public Policy (FJI). Dr. Wallace has also been called upon to give his opinion on TV and Radio. He has appeared on Fox and Friends weekend show; WGN-TV with Micah Materra; A News Segment on Black Republicans at WGN-TV. He’s also been a radio guest with Armstrong Williams; In The Market with Janet Parshall; Up for Debate with Julie Roys; the Michael Medved show with guest host Wayne Perryman; C.L. Bryant Radio Show; Lion Chasers with Lonnie Poindexter and the Chris Fabry show on Moody Radio to name just a few.
A former pastor, adjunct professor, author, military, and political candidate are descriptors used by others to describe Dr. Wallace. However, he prefers to be recognized first and foremost as a believer in Jesus Christ and a servant of God.
As manager of the think tank’s Election Law Reform Initiative, von Spakovsky also studies and writes about campaign finance restrictions, voter fraud and voter ID, enforcement of federal voting rights laws, administration of elections and voting equipment standards.
Heritage’s election reform project examines not only how to protect the integrity of campaigns and elections but to achieve greater fairness and security. “In an era of razor-thin election margins, these issues are vital to the preservation of our republican form of government and the rule of law,” von Spakovsky says.
Previously, as manager of the think tank’s Civil Justice Reform Initiative, von Spakovsky studied how plaintiffs’ attorneys and activists attempt to manipulate the courts for their own ends—at the expense of the public.
He is the co-author with John Fund of the book “Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk” (Encounter Books, 2012) and “Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department” (HarperCollins/Broadside June 2014).
President Donald Trump appointed von Spakovsky to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity in 2017.
Before joining Heritage in 2008, von Spakovsky served two years as a member of the Federal Election Commission, the authority charged with enforcing campaign finance laws for congressional and presidential elections, including public funding.
Previously, von Spakovsky worked at the Justice Department as counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights, providing expertise in enforcing the Voting Rights Act and the Help America Vote Act of 2002.
A former litigator, in-house counsel and senior corporate officer in the insurance industry, von Spakovsky worked on tort reform and civil justice issues there for more than a decade.
He has served on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and on the Fulton County (Ga.) Board of Registrations and Elections. He is a former vice chairman of the Fairfax County (Va.) Electoral Board and a former member of the Virginia Advisory Board to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He currently serves on the Board of the Public Interest Legal Foundation.
His analysis and commentary have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Hill and USA Today, as well as such outlets as National Review Online and Fox News. His series for PJ Media, “Every Single One,” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He appears regularly on Fox News Channel and on other national and regional TV and radio news outlets.
He has testified before state and congressional committees and made presentations to, among other organizations, the National Association of Secretaries of State, the Federalist Society, the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Legislative Exchange Council. He also has taught as an adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law.
A 1984 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, von Spakovsky received a bachelor's degree in 1981 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He currently resides in Vienna, Va.
Allen West was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military servicemen, all combat veterans, in his family.
West was commissioned through ROTC at the University of Tennessee as a Second Lieutenant (2LT) on July 31, 1982. He entered active duty service in the U.S. Army on November 1, 1983 at Fort Sill to attend the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course. He later attended airborne and jumpmaster training at Fort Benning. West’s first assignment was as an airborne infantry company fire support team leader and battalion training officer in the 325th Airborne Battalion Combat Team. In 1987, he was promoted to Captain and attended the Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course.
He was then assigned to the 1st Infantry Division, where he commanded Bravo Battery, 6th Field Artillery Regiment and was a Battalion Task Force fire support officer for 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment. While with the 1st Infantry Division, he participated in Operations Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
After redeployment from Kuwait, West served as an ROTC instructor at Kansas State University from 1991 to 1994. In January 1995, he was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division Support Command as the Assistant Operations/Combat Plans Officer. During that time, West was promoted to Major and selected for attendance to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and graduated in 1997. Afterward, he became the Operations Officer of the 18th Field Artillery Brigade (Airborne), followed by an assignment as the Executive Officer of the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment. Upon completion of these positions, West was assigned to the II Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, and selected to serve as an Army exchange officer to this headquarters from 1999 to 2002.
West’s culminating assignment to his career was as Battalion Commander of the 2nd Battalion 20th Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Division. He assumed command of this unit on June 6, 2002. He deployed with his unit during the Iraq War in 2003 and continued to command his battalion until his retirement from the Army in 2004 after 22 years of honorable service in defense of the Republic.
West’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters, one Valor Device); Army Achievement Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters); Valorous Unit Award; Air Assault Badge; and the Master Parachutist Badge. Lt Col West proudly wears the Army Master Parachutist Badge, the Army Air Assault Badge, the Navy/Marine Corps Parachutist Insignia, the Italian Parachutist Wings, and the German Proficiency Badge, bronze award.
After his retirement from the Army in 2004, Allen taught high school in South Florida for a year before volunteering and deploying to Afghanistan as a civilian military adviser to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.
In November of 2010, Allen was honored to continue his oath of service to his country when he was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. As a member of the 112th Congress, West introduced seven major pieces of legislation, and was the original sponsor of H. R. 1246 which reduces costs at the Department of Defense, was passed unanimously (393-0), and signed into law by President Obama as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. Congressman West voted for the Balanced Budget Amendment, and voted for over 30 different bills designed to empower small businesses, reduce government barriers to job creation, boost American competitiveness, encourage entrepreneurship and growth, and maximize American energy production.
West holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and two Masters, one from Kansas State University and another from the US Army Command and General Staff Officers College.
He is a NewsmaxTV contributor, Senior Fellow of the Media Research Center, and contributing columnist for Townhall and CNS News. LTC West is the author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith, and Freedom, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and We Can Overcome: An American Black Conservative Manifesto.
He is the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas Texas, and former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
In July of 2020, Mr. West was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas by an overwhelming majority of State delegates.
West is an avid distance runner, a Master SCUBA diver, and in his spare time he enjoys cheering his beloved Tennessee Volunteers.
Lt. Col. West is a former commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He is a legacy life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life member of the American Legion, a life member of the Association of the United States Army, the Society of the First Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, and 101st Airborne Division. He is a Patriot Life Member (Benefactor) and Board of Directors member of the National Rifle Association and Life Member (Benefactor) of the Texas State Rifle Association. Lieutenant Colonel West is an inductee into the University of Tennessee Army ROTC Hall of Fame. He is on the Board of Advisors of Amegy Bank, Dallas Region. In 2016, Lt. Col. West was appointed by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission.
He is married to Dr. Angela Graham-West, a financial adviser, and they have two daughters, Aubrey, a Board-certified Physician Assistant, and Austen, a nursing assistant. He is also a proud grandfather to one grandson, Jaxton.
Xu has spoken on the consequences of the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard case and its identity politics ideology in front of groups as diverse as the nationally renowned Pacific Legal Foundation to the Boston Rally for Education Rights to the all-Black Connecticut Parents Union. His commentary has propelled him to interviews with NPR and features in the New York Times Magazine.
Letitia is a wife, mother, and strong public advocate for the Christian faith with an emphasis in education for life-affirming ethics and policies. Letitia has lived in St. Louis, Missouri since 2000 and is today the Chair of the Missouri state chapter of the Frederick Douglass Foundation
As a professional, Kevin has worked the past 35 years in Information Technology. He has been designated a “Top Performer” throughout his sales career in the arenas of Cybersecurity, Enterprise Applications, Application Development Automation and Enterprise Job Scheduling/Utilities. He has entrepreneurial skills as he has started and participated in a number of “start-ups!”
Kevin leads a collection of proactive individuals committed to developing innovative and new approaches to today's socio/political issues, and with the assistance of elected officials and myriad of community activists, he lectures and provides workshops about todays most perplexing issues.
In 2020, Kevin founded Every Black Life Matters (EveryBLM.com) to counter-act emerging violence and plight within under-served, urban communities. EBLM is seen as a “moral-based" and “Faith-based” alternative to Black Lives Matter.
Turning faith into action, HAN works to see the community of faith engaged in the civic arena and exercising its God given right to vote from a Biblical worldview. Gonzales crisscrosses the nation every week, educating, equipping, engaging and mobilizing the Church to be effective in taking a stand and having a voice on a local, state and national level regarding cultural issues impacting the family, church and evangelical community at large.
Mr. Gonzales has had the honor of speaking at the White House, in front of Congress, and has chaired numerous election campaigns, from the local to national level. Gonzales is one of the leading Latino voices on the issues of life, marriage, religious liberty and immigration.
In the 2008 Presidential election, Gonzales was appointed a Chair to the National Hispanic Advisory Council for Sen. John McCain. Also, in the 2004 Presidential election, Mark Gonzales was awarded Volunteer of the Year in his Dallas Senatorial District 23 for mobilizing the Hispanic vote and was given a gavel from the State of Texas. He was also a National Delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention.
In June 2016, Mark Gonzales served on the steering committee of the successful “conversation” meeting with then 2016 GOP nominee, Donald Trump, and 1000 prominent national Evangelical leaders who assembled in New York City. Gonzales also worked to help establish several influential organizations and initiatives such as the Asian Action Network, the Red Shoe Votes, and the Executive Director of the National Black Robe Regiment.
Additionally, Mark Gonzales with his HAN state coordinators in key Hispanic communities, solidified the largest Hispanic grassroots network in the nation. Beyond the Hispanic community, HAN formed one of the largest faith-based and multi-ethnical alliances in the nation including Asian, African-American and Anglo organizations.
As Executive Director of Hispanic Action Network, Mark Gonzales generated a substantial national footprint in researching data, designing, printing of over 6 million guides specific to 16 key states in the 2016 election including Puerto Rico, and hand-distribution via HAN’s grassroots networks and engagement with over 80,000 churches in the 2016 election – which overwhelming proved to provide triple the evangelical voter turn-out than the last 3 elections. Gonzales also created a digital footprint of over 150,000 web views with over 2.5 million reached by social media.
As well, Gonzales founded Es Tiempo de Votar (Spanish for “It’s Time to Vote”), a campaign that is geared toward increasing voter turn-out among the 27 million Hispanic Americans who are eligible to vote in the United States.
Mark Gonzales also serves as the President of the Hispanic Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, which represents a national coalition of Hispanic Evangelical organizations, churches, and leaders from across the theological and political spectrum, united in support of comprehensive immigration reform.
From stadiums and pulpits across America to the White House and Congress, as well as his local church, City Hall and community events, Mark moves with the mandate of establishing prayer and civic action across America.
Mark is married to his high school sweetheart, Beverly, and they have four children and one grandchild. They reside in Dallas, TX.
• Chairwoman, Bexar County Republican Party Precinct Organization Committee. Tasked with recruiting Bexar County precinct chairmen, to fill vacant precincts, organizing training and encouraging the precinct chairmen to be more active in their precincts. Identifying leadership within Precinct Chairmen and getting them together to work to grow our Republican party and to elect more Republicans.
• Honored with the Republican Party of Texas Volunteer of Year Award for 2013, in SD26
• Taught Naturalization (Civics) classes to legal immigrants (green card required). Stressing during the US political structure portion of the course, that their culture and the Republican Party’s core principals have strong similarities. Such examples of the similarities are our beliefs in personal responsibility, our belief in God and our belief that honest hard work are big factors toward being successful American citizens.
• Served as SREC Chairwoman for Senate District 26, 2014 - 2016
• Ran for vacated Senate Seat in Senate District 26, January 2015
• Elected Vice Chairman, Texas Republican Party June 2018 – July 2020
• Currently serving as Chairman of Engagement for Texas Republican Party September 2020 - current
• Currently President of Juan Seguin Society, an organization created to reach & prepare Hispanics for Civic Engagement, March 2021 - current
• Lifetime Member of NRA
• Served as a Board Member 2013-2015, Community Project Alliance. A non-profit which reached out to the San Antonio community and whose goal was to bring more voters to our Republican Party
• Board Member and served as Americanism Chairman 2009-2012, Campaign Committee Chairman 2010-2011, 2nd Vice President Ways & Means 2010-2011, of Republican Business Women of Bexar County, (now San Antonio Republican Women)
• Former member of Alamo City Republican Women, Bexar County Republican Women, and Alamo Pachyderm Club
• Vice Chairman of Texas Republican Party from June 2018 – July 2020
Chairman Rinaldi earned his Juris Doctor with honors from Boston University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics from James Madison University. Matt attends St. Ann’s Catholic Parish in Coppell with his wife, Corley, and son, Rush