Who we areLawrence Hunter, Ph.D.
Dr. Lawrence A. Hunter is Chairman of Revolution PAC and President of the Social Security Institute, a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization, where he advocates for senior citizens on Capitol Hill and other agencies of government. He writes a weekly column for Forbes and writes regularly for other major newspapers and periodicals. Dr. Hunter works closely with the congressional leadership and administration officials, testifies before Congress, speaks frequently before business and citizens groups, is quoted often in major newspapers and makes frequent television and radio appearances. He also publishes extensive research on such diverse topics as economic growth, Social Security, Medicare, ObamaCare, healthcare, tax reform and constitutional reform and other issues that affect senior citizens.
Dr. Hunter was a White House policy advisor to President Ronald Reagan. He was also Chief Economist and political advisor for Jack Kemp at Empower America between 1996 and 2005. During the 1996 presidential campaign, he served as a member of Senator Bob Dole’s Task Force on Tax Reduction and Tax Reform and on the National Commission on Economic Growth and Tax Reform. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of "Gold Standard 2012," the monetary reform initiative of American Principles in Action (APIA).
During the 103rd and 104th Congresses, Dr. Hunter served on the staff of the Joint Economic Committee, first as Republican Staff Director and later as the Chief Economic Advisor to the Vice Chairman where he was the lead staffer in charge of putting together the economic growth and tax cut components of the Contract With America.
Prior to joining the JEC staff in 1993, Dr. Hunter was with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for five years where he served as Vice President and Chief Economist. In this capacity, Dr. Hunter managed a major division of the association and represented the Chamber on Capitol Hill, with the executive branch and in the media. Dr. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Hunter is married to Georganna F. Hunter, the father of nine children and seven grandchildren.
Dan Backer, Esq.
Dan Backer is the Principal Attorney at DB Capitol Strategies PLLC provides legal, strategic, and operational guidance to political organizations with a focus on PAC treasury and FEC reporting and compliance through its principal attorney, Dan Backer. Mr. Backer holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a JD from George Mason University School of Law, and a Masters Certificate in PAC Management from George Washington University. In 2009, Mr. Backer earned the Professional Lobbying Certification (PLC) from the American League of Lobbyists.
Mr. Backer is admitted to practice law in Virginia and Washington DC, and before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern & Western Districts of Virginia and Washington, DC. Most recently, Mr. Backer was lead counsel in the groundbreaking Carey v FEC case, which won the right for all non-connected grassroots PACs to engage in both candidate contribution activity from amount and source restricted funds and Independent Expenditure activity from unlimited contributions from any individual, corporation, or union.
Mr. Backer has previously served as a legal policy analyst and subject matter expert in military and overseas voting for the Department of Defenses' Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP). Mr. Backer has extensive experience with public policy and advocacy programs, grassroots organizations, and political action committees, and is Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, or Counsel to numerous PACs.