OxyChaz, a. k. a. Charles T. Moran is a 10-year veteran of California politics. Throughout his career he has primarily practiced in the realm of political fundraising, both for national candidates including President George W. Bush, and state-based initiatives and candidates. Additionally, Charles served as the Deputy Media Director for the CA Delegation to the RNC Convention in 2004. Charles earned his BA in Politics from Occidental College and has his Masters of Public Policy from Pepperdine University. Charles resides in Hollywood, CA and is the president of Log Cabin Republicans of Los Angeles and is a chapter adviser for Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
Andrew Allison joins us from Leeds in the UK where he blogs A Conservative View. “I am a driving instructor by day and a political activist by night. I live in the city of Hull, which is about 60 miles east of Leeds. I stood for election to Hull City Council last May, but as this area is inhabited by liberals, I was not elected. I will be standing again this May though. I describe myself as a liberal conservative because on social policy I firmly believe it is the job of all of us who have a good life to help those who have fallen on hard times. Helping them to help themselves is vital for social cohesion and helps build a successful economy. On matters of economics, I am a Thatcherite and Reaganite. Ronald Reagan got it right when he said that government was not the answer; it was the problem. Governments make a hash of running services. It’s much better to leave those tasks to private companies and the voluntary sector. I live with my fiancee, Becky.
“I hope this gives you a greater insight in to me. To find out more, you will have to be our guest here in England!”
Blue Collar Muse, a. k. a. Ken Marrero resides in Tennessee. The leader of the ConserVOLiance and a contributor at Conservablogs, Marrero believes “political decisions impact far more than just the immediate areas they pertain to. Local politics affect state politics which affect national politics which impact international politics. This simple truth is the basis underlying the maxim that all politics is local.
“Given that, it seems right to us that the more we can influence the decisions made at the local and state levels, the more we can influence decisions made at the national and international levels. It’s not actually that simple and it won’t happen overnight but it is a great place to begin and we won’t ever arrive at a place of influence someday if we don’t start today!”
Dan O’Neill hails from Dublin, Ireland and was born in July 1972. He holds a Graduate Degree in Political Communication from Dublin City University (DCU), a Graduate Diploma in Journalism from the Dublin Institute of Technology and is currently studying for an MBA (DCU). His interests include Toastmasters, Tennis, travel, re-watching Frasier re-runs and much to the of his friends and colleagues amusement, the ins-and-outs of political campaigns around the world.
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