Cardinal Institute

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The Cardinal Institute(CI) for West Virgina Policy is a state think tank member of the State Policy Network, a web of state pressure groups that drive a right-wing agenda in statehouses nationwide. The non-profit was founded in November of 2014 and lists only one employee: Executive Director Garrett Ballengee.[1] According to its website, the groups seeks public policy solutions that are based "on the basic fundamentals of a free-market system."[2]

Core Finances


  • Total Revenue: $109,046
  • Total Expenses: $70,284
  • Net Assets: $1,267


  • Total Revenue: $1,400
  • Total Expenses: $133
  • Net Assets: $1,267


As of September 2018:[1]


  • Garrett Ballengee, Executive Director
  • Jessi Troyan,Development Director

Board of Trustees

  • Keith Pauley, Chairman
  • Karen Bailey-Chapman
  • Bill Cole
  • Bill Maloney
  • Chris Stansbury
  • Darrell Shull
  • Ron Walters, Jr.
  • Danielle M. Waltz
  • Monroe P. Warner

Advisory Council

Contact Information

Cardinal Institute
PO Box 11495
Charleston, WV 25339
Phone: 304-881-1012

Articles and Resources

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External Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Cardinal Institute, Team, Cardinal Institute, 2018.
  2. Cardinal Institute, Policies, Cardinal Institute, 2016.
  3. Cardinal Institute, 2015 990, Cardinal Institute, November 15, 2016.
  4. Cardinal Institute, 2014 990, Cardinal Institute, November 12, 2015.
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