Chair, Concerned Citizens Inc.
After working for the U.S. Senate from 1973-1977, Rick has worked to improve democracy as an activist and as a small business consultant. He has helped Presidents Reagan and Bush 41 and 43 with grassroots coalitions such as the Coalition for Peace through Strength, Coalition for SDI, Criminals Cause Crime Coalition, and the Tax Cut Coalition. In 1980 Pres. Reagan endorsed Rick’s Peace through Strength language for the Republican Platform. Former President Bill Clinton in his memoir gives Rick credit (as an NRA executive) for making Newt Gingrich Speaker in 1994 (My Life, pages 629-30). As the Alabama Republican U. S. Senate Nominee in 1992, Rick received the most votes in history for an Alabama Republican Senate challenger. Rick’s goal in 2017 is to advance private sector solutions to major societal problems like graduation rates and improve American democracy. Please help.