Russ Walker

Senior Strategist

Russ Walker is a Senior Strategist at FreedomWorks for America. Russ Walker is an accomplished political executive with over 26 years of experience leading statewide and national campaigns and organizations. Today he’s a Senior Strategist for the public affairs firm, September Group, and we couldn’t be more excited to have him on board for our political activities this year.

He served as a senior advisor to President Trump’s 2020 campaign, Dr. Ben Carson’s 2016 presidential campaign, and US Senator Mike Lee. Today he provides general consulting and campaign management to non-profits, ballot measures, and candidates.

He has advised some of the largest organizations on the right, including the State Policy Network, FreedomWorks, Club for Growth, and Republicans Overseas. He’s also advised some of the nation’s most successful state think tanks, including Libertas (Utah), Mackinac Center for Public Policy (Michigan), James Madison Institute (Florida), and others. He played a key role in organizing, training, and guiding the Tea Party.

He founded and served as the Executive Director of FreedomWorks for America (FWFA), one of the nation’s largest independent super PACs. In 2012 he directed more than 23 million dollars in independent expenditures and managed more than 70 full-time staff in 12 states.

He has been interviewed and quoted by CNN, Fox News, the Daily Show, Lehrer News Hour, Mother Jones, Politico, The Hill, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, and many others. He served as an enlisted soldier and officer in the Army National Guard. He is married to Lisa Walker; together they have four children and two dogs. He lives with his family in Oregon.

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