State Freedom Caucus Network

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The State Freedom Caucus Network (SFCN) is a rightwing 501(c)4 nonprofit pioneered by the Conservative Partnership Institute. Its tagline is "Equipping conservatives to win at home", and it mimics the House Freedom Caucus, a caucus started by far-right conservatives and Tea Party members. It describes itself as being "the first-ever organization working to build, train, and equip state freedom caucuses across the nation."[1]

SFCN President Andrew Roth served as the Vice President of Government Affairs for Club for Growth, a conservative organization that parents a powerful Super PAC.

SFCN has an affiliated PAC: the State Freedom Caucus Action.

Current Members

Members of State Freedom Caucuses as of July 2022 include: [2]

Georgia

  • Greg Dolezal, Chair
  • Philip Singleton, Vice Chair
  • Charlice Byrd
  • David Clark
  • Emory Dunahoo
  • Sheri Gilligan
  • Burt Jones
  • Timothy Barr

Illinois

  • Chris Miller, Chair
  • Brad Halbrook, Vice Chair
  • Blaine Wilhour
  • Dan Caulkins
  • Adam Niemerg

Mississippi

  • Dana Criswell, Chair
  • Brady Williamson, Vice Chair
  • Steve Hopkins
  • Joel Bomgar
  • Chris Brown
  • Dan Eubanks

Nevada

  • Jim Wheeler, Chair
  • Jill Dickman, Vice Chair
  • Andy Matthews
  • John Ellison
  • Richard McArthur
  • P.K. O'Neill

South Carolina

  • Adam Morgan, Chair
  • RJ May, Vice Chair
  • Mike Burns
  • Bill Chumley
  • Bobby Cox
  • Vic Dabney
  • Patrick Haddon
  • Stewart Jones
  • Steven Long
  • Josiah Magnuson
  • Ryan McCabe
  • Melissa Oremus
  • Ashley Trantham

South Dakota

  • Aaron Aylward, Chair
  • Tony Randolf, Vice Chair
  • Tina Mulally, Secretary

Ties to Trump's Former Chief of Staff and Insurrectionist Mark Meadows

Former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who started the House Freedom Caucus was brought on as senior partner for the Conservative Partnership Institute, the parent organization of SFCN. Meadows, who self-reports having a role in the creation of SFCN, was investigated for registering to vote in three states. The House also voted to hold Meadows in contempt of Congress for his nonconformity in the January 6 investigations.[3] Meadows attended SFCN's inaugural gala in Atlanta, Georgia.[1]

Funding

Funding information for State Freedom Caucus Network is currently unavailable.

Core Financials

Financial information for State Freedom Caucus Network is currently unavailable.

Personnel

Staff Members

As of July 2022:[4]

  • Andrew Roth, President
  • Justin Ouimette, Vice President of Government Affairs
  • Steven Utroska, Mississippi State Director
  • Katie Frost, Georgia State Director
  • Blake Bassham, Georgia Legislative Director
  • Daniel Honchariw, Nevada State Director
  • Brooke Powell, Illinois State Director
  • Evan Newman, South Carolina State Director
  • Jordan Mason, South Dakota State Director

Contact Information

State Freedom Caucus Network
300 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

Articles and Resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 David Armiak, Insurrectionist Mark Meadows Flies to Atlanta to Help Launch Far-Right State Caucuses, "Exposed by CMD", December 14, 2021.
  2. State Freedom Caucus Network, Find Your Local Representative, "SFCN", accessed July 13, 2022.
  3. Amy B. Wang, Mark Meadows Removed from N.C. Voter Rolls Amid Fraud Investigation, "The Washington Post", April 13, 2022.
  4. State Freedom Caucus Network, SFCN Team, "SFCN", accessed July 13, 2022.