Michael Quinn Sullivan
mqsullivan [-at-] empowertexans.com
Michael Quinn Sullivan is president of Empower Texans, and its premier project, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility.
The Fort Worth Star Telegram has said Sullivan “slays taxpayer dragons in Austin… When the heat is on in Austin, Michael Quinn Sullivan knows how to make it even hotter.” The Dallas Morning News has called him an “agitator, whose name has been invoked — both in earnest and with scorn — in both chambers” of the legislature.
Texas Monthly has named Sullivan one of the 25 most influential people working in Texas politics, calling him “the enforcer” for his ability to motivate grassroots voters. The national political magazine “Campaigns & Elections” listed him as one of the state’s most influential political figures.
A graduate of Texas A&M University, Sullivan is a former newspaper reporter who worked for a Member of Congress in Washington, DC, and trained conservative leaders on effective communications strategies. He spent five years with the Texas Public Policy Foundation where he served as vice president. His commentaries have appeared in newspapers and magazines around the state and nation. He is a frequent guest on talk radio programs, and regularly called upon to address policy and political issues before groups across the country.
Michael and his wife have three children. An Eagle Scout, he has been active in numerous civic organizations. He splits his time between the Metroplex, the rest of Texas, and Austin.
Michael Quinn Sullivan is president of Empower Texans, and its premier project, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility. The Fort Worth Star Telegram said Sullivan “slays taxpayer dragons in Austin… When the heat is on in Austin, Michael Quinn Sullivan knows how to make it even hotter.” Texas Monthly recently dubbed him “the enforcer,” on their list of the 25 most influential Texans. A former newspaper reporter, Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president and Eagle Scout, Sullivan and his wife have three children.
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