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A couple of hours after hosting retired Lt.Col. Stuart Jolly about American's For Prosperiity's response to the fiscal cliff deal, I received an e-mail announcing his resignation from AFP:
AFP-OK Director Stuart Jolly Resigns after Six Years Building Army for Liberty
AFP President Tim Phillips Expresses Appreciation
Oklahoma City, OK – Americans for Prosperity today announced that Stuart Jolly, state director of the organization’s Oklahoma chapter, is resigning at the end of the month to become Executive Political Director of TeamCFA; which focuses on the areas of free-market economics, school choice and charter school legislative issues and innovative answers. Stuart’s responsibilities are now nationwide, with special focus on three regions surrounding North Carolina, Arizona, and Indiana.
Stuart has served as state director of Americans for Prosperity for over six years, during which time the chapter has grown by over 24,000 activists and successfully defended free-market principles around the state.
“I am proud to call Stuart a trusted colleague and friend and thank him for his leadership in the fight for economic freedom and limited government these past six years,” said Tim Phillips, President of Americans for Prosperity. “While we are sorry to see him go, we know that he will continue to be an ally in our common cause and we wish him all the best. The great state of Oklahoma is an even better place today because of Stuart's dedicated work.”
Prior to joining AFP, Stuart enjoyed a diverse career with the United States Army spanning nearly 22 years retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Blackhawk helicopter pilot, and Foreign Area Officer in the Defense Attaché Office in the US Embassy to Belgium. He’s earned multiple awards and decorations including the Senior Aviator Wings, Bronze Star and two Air Medals.
Americans for Prosperity is actively looking for candidates to fill the Oklahoma State Director position. You can see more details and apply by clicking here.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org
LTC Jolly has been a friend to me and KTOK for many years. He has been a stalwart defender of freedom and opportunity for Oklahomans of all ages. I have reached out to him in confidence on various policy issues and have always found his judgement and guidance to be sound.
Stuart Jolly is a decorated veteran, family man, and passionate patriot. He'll be missed in his role as "Kommandant" of AFP-OK and leaves some pretty big boots to fill. As he gets settled in to his new duties in promoting quality education for Oklahoma's children, we say good-bye for now, and a personal heart-felt THANK YOU from all of us here at KTOK.