Peggy Venable: State Director- Americans For Prosperity
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She has worked in public policy and grassroots campaigns — in government, the political arena and the private sector — for over 35 years.
In 2010, Peggy was named to the University Star Hall of Fame at Texas State Univeristy and the national magazine Campaigns and Elections named Venable as one of the top 25 Texas influencers.
A native Texan, Peggy spent 15 years in Washington, DC, working in political and policy positions for three Administrations. She worked on public policy issues in the areas of education, natural resources and transportation.
In the Reagan Administration, Peggy was White House Liaison for several cabinet secretaries including the US Department of the Interior and the Department of Education.
She was the first White House Liaison for the US Department of Education and was there when the idea for “A Nation at Risk” was conceived, which was our country’s first wakeup call that our education system was falling behind other developed countries.
At the US Department of the Interior, she directed the “Take Pride in America” grassroots campaign which encompassed eight federal agencies and national spokesmen for that campaign included Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson and Lou Gossett, Jr.
Peggy worked at the Republican National Committee and directed the Republican National Convention in 1984.
She is a frequent radio talk show guest, has written for numerous state and national publications, is a former editor to the Lone Star Report, on the board of the Texas Center for Educational Research as well as Austin CEO Foundation, a board member of the Reagan Conservative Society and is a past President of the Texas Women’s Alliance and a past President of the Texas State University Foundation Board.
Peggy has been an outspoken taxpayer advocate and supported fiscally-conservative public policies in Texas for many years and is currently Texas director of the grassroots organization championing economic freedom issues — Americans for Prosperity which has 116,000 activists in Texas.