December 19, 2017
The Heritage Foundation has a new leader at the helm -- and she's no stranger to FRC! Kay Coles James, a deeply respected voice in the conservative movement, has been tapped to lead one of the most prominent conservative think tanks in D.C. James, who worked under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, also served as vice president at FRC during the Gary Bauer years and at the Regent University School of Government.
After heading up Heritage's search committee for Jim DeMint's replacement, the Washington Examiner explains the almost comic turn of events. "James actually ran the search committee earlier this year, a process she said employed 'more than 200 names.' Eventually, that search yielded one name: hers."
Those of us in the conservative movement couldn't be happier. Our coalitions have crossed paths with Kay for years and we've appreciated the valuable part she's played in so many Republican administrations, most recently helping Donald Trump's Office of Management and Budget transition team. Congratulations to Kay and the Heritage Foundation! We look forward to continuing our partnership on some of America's most important issues.
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.