AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation announced today that Brendan Steinhauser will join the Foundation as Director of Communications for the Foundation's Right on Crime initiative, the leading source for conservative ideas on criminal justice. 

"We are thrilled to have Brendan join the Foundation leading our communications program for our nationally-known Right on Crime initiative," said Foundation President and CEO Brooke Rollins. "His broad experience at both the state and national level managing various campaigns, along with his extensive media network, will be an incredible asset to our team and help propel the Foundation to the next level."

"Right on Crime is a key, national initiative for the Foundation," said Chuck DeVore, Vice President of Communications. "Applying conservative principles to reform our criminal justice system to reduce crime and costs while restoring more victims and rehabilitating more criminals makes sense — and Brendan's addition to our effort will greatly enhance our ability to see these reforms implemented in more states."

Steinhauser most recently served as Federal and State Campaigns Director at FreedomWorks, a conservative non-profit, grassroots organization located in Washington, D.C. While at FreedomWorks, he was the lead organizer of the September 2009 Taxpayer March on Washington, D.C., which was the largest protest by limited government activists in U.S. history. In October 2010, Steinhauser was named on the TIME: 40 under 40 Rising Political Figures in America.

Steinhauser has been quoted in many leading publications including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today and The New York Times and has made numerous regional, national and international television appearances on Fox News, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He also has appeared on The Sean Hannity Show, The G. Gordon Liddy Show and many other talk radio shows across the nation.

Steinhauser studied Government and History at The University of Texas at Austin, and received his M.A. in Statecraft and International Affairs from The Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.

Upon graduation from UT Brendan published his book The Conservative Revolution: How to Win the Battle for College Campuses, a guide for student leaders who want to organize conservative clubs on their own campuses. Steinhauser is an alumnus of both the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Leadership Institute.

Brooke L. Rollins is President and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Chuck DeVore is Vice President of Communications and Senior Fellow for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin.

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