I have spent seven years in policy and lobbying at the Wyoming Liberty Group (501 (c) (3)) and its 501 (c) (4) twin, Republic Free Choice. I have 30 years in software development, with experience in technical writing, and relevant software tools. I have management experience as a hiring manager, and software technical lead. I also have several years experience in the film industry. I have excellent communications skills, including teaching, public speaking and writing, ranging from general, political and corporate to utter nerdspeak. My varied background and interests support my very flexible work style.
Duties at the Wyoming Liberty Group included:
- Framing policy for the organization, including sitting on the board of directors.
- Several policy areas, including:
- Transfer of Public Lands (TPL) from the federal government to the states.
- Energy and environment (e.g. the Clean Power Plan).
- Monitoring and ranking legislators, using the Wyoming Liberty Index and Key Liberty Votes.
- Second Amendment issues.
- Training freshmen legislators to supplement the training the legislature provides.
- Training citizens in lobbying and how the legislature works.
- Citizen education on specific bills and the state of the state.
- Writing for the blog and more in depth policy pieces, and to support the education efforts.
- Successful legislative efforts include the Healthcare Freedom Amendment to the state constitution and defeating Medicaid expansion. As Calvin Coolidge wrote his father, “It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones.” That we did!
- Continuing education, both on subject matters and think tank management: SPN Annual Meeting, ALEC, other national and regional meetings and organizations.
- Writing and maintaining custom software to support several projects, including the Wyoming Liberty Index.
In addition to my duties for the Liberty Group, I am a Republican Precinct Committeeman elect, and Secretary of the Wyoming Republican Party. http://charlescurley.gop/
Prior citizen engagement includes walking precincts for Barry Goldwater in 1964; lobbying Congress to legalize gold, which succeeded in 1974; and concealed carry reform in Wyoming in 1994.
References available upon request.