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Contact: Fred O’Neal (407) 719-6796
or Doug Guetzloe (407) 312-1781
FLORIDA TEA PARTY (TEA) APPOINTS JOHN HALLMAN STATE
John Hallman, former State Director for FreedomWorks and taxpayer advocate joins Tea Party effort.
(Orlando) State TEA Party Chairman Fred O’Neal announced today that taxpayer advocate and lifelong Republican activist, John Hallman, has joined the fledgling party as state field director. “John Hallman is an exciting addition to any campaign team and we’re thrilled to have him working for the TEA Party full-time,” stated Chairman O’Neal.
Hallman has a unique and impressive resume. Hallman currently serves as President of the Florida Taxpayers Union, a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots organization representing Florida taxpayers in Tallahassee.
Hallman has also served in the following positions:
Florida State Director for Dick Armey’s Organization FreedomWorks 2003-2006
Deputy State Director for Newt Gingrich’s American Solutions Day Project 2007
South Florida Field Director for Fred Thompson for President 2007
Deputy State Director for Florida Stop Lawsuit Abuse 2007
President for Florida Taxpayers Union
Lobbyist for Cut Property Taxes Now and Florida Taxpayers Union
Florida State Treasurer for National Federation of Republican Assemblies 2004-2006
Florida Field Director for Republican Liberty Caucus- 2005
Within the Republican Party Hallman has served in the following positions:
2000: Palm Beach County Volunteer Coordinator for George W. Bush
2002: Palm Beach County Volunteer Coordinator for Jeb Bush for Governor
2004: Palm Beach County Volunteer Coordinator for President Bush
2002-2003: Precinct Committeeman for Broward County Republican Executive Committee
2003-2006: District Committeeman for Palm Beach County Republican Executive Committee
2004-2006: Board of Directors for Boca Raton Republican Club
2004-2006: State Board of Directors for National Federation of Republican Assemblies/Florida
2005-2006: Board of Directors for Palm Beach County Republican Party
Hallman helped establish the Florida division of FreedomWorks, the pro-free market group chaired by Dick Armey and served as Deputy Florida Director for Newt Gingrich’s organization American Solutions. John has organized both state and national lobbying efforts, particularly in support of Personal Retirement Accounts and fundamental tax reform; and in 2005 John spearheaded the Florida FreedomWorks “Own Your Future Tour”, promoting Social Security Reform throughout the state and debating anti-reform leaders from such groups as Move0n.org and AARP.
Recently, John organized grassroots campaigns in support of property tax reform, private property rights, and government spending limitations in the Florida Legislature. John Hallman is an active, longtime voice in all levels of Florida politics and has taught activists schools and is a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows. John also serves as an adjunct scholar with the James Madison Institute and has written numerous articles promoting the cause of individual freedom.
Hallman, Co-Chair of the Greater Sumter County Tea Party, will coordinate candidate activities with the twenty-one TEA party candidates as well as serve as the TEA party representative to local tea party and 912 organizations, many of whom are not affiliated with the Florida Tea Party.