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Tony Woodlief


Tony Woodlief is executive vice president of the State Policy Network, which advocates for social change, personal freedom and opportunity at the state and local level of government. He is the author of the book “I, Citizen: a Blueprint for Reclaiming American Self-Governance,” published in December 2020.

Woodlief previously served as president of the Bill of Rights Institute, vice president for academic programs at the Market-Based Management Institute, and president of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. An alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan and an M.F.A. in creative writing from Wichita State University.

Despite what the pundit/political class says, most Americans agree on a lot more than they disagree on. Partisanship is real, but it doesn’t define us.
Attorneys general have the power to oversee the police departments in their states that need to be turned around. Solutions handed down from Washington are slow, cumbersome and unevenly applied.