Vice President for Government Affairs
As Vice President for Government Affairs for Family Research Council, Tom McClusky represents the organization before Congress on a variety of issues such as education policy, elder care, tax reform, faith based initiatives, and sanctity of marriage.
Mr. McClusky has a long history of both local and national campaign experience including Senator D'Amato '92, Bush/Quayle '92, George Allen for Governor '93, and Dole/Kemp '96. His first job in Washington, D.C. was with the Republican National Committee as a political analyst. Following the 1992 elections, Mr. McClusky worked as a legislative/legal analyst for the multi-billion dollar Coastal Corporation in its Washington, D.C. office.
In 1998 Mr. McClusky became Senior Policy Analyst for National Taxpayers Union and National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTU/NTUF) where he worked on a daily basis with Members of Congress and their staff. He was also responsible for the formulation of policy analyses, reports, and editorials for NTU and NTUF on numerous topics including Congressional agendas, wasteful spending, tax relief, State of the Union instant analyses, and interest group analyses. While at NTUF he also wrote a number of presidential candidate agenda reports which had a critical role of providing non-partisan fiscal perspectives on the 2000 election.
Mr. McClusky holds a B.A. in Political Science and History from Hartwick College. He has appeared on several radio and television talk shows, and his works have appeared in such publications as Forbes magazine, The New York Times, Investor's Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Times.