woodhouseWe learn that today’s John Locke Foundation Shaftesbury Society featured speaker, Dallas Woodhouse, is stepping down as state director of Americans for Prosperity. From AFP’s press office:

Seven year reign saw enormous gains in economic freedom & school choice

RALEIGH, NC –   After one of the most  successful legislative sessions in AFP history,  complete with major tax relief &  reform and major advances in school choice legislation, Americans for Prosperity-North Carolina, State Director Dallas Woodhouse is stepping down to pursue business opportunities in the political arena .

Woodhouse came to AFP in 2006 after a decade in broadcasting and experience with both the U.S.  and N.C. Departments of Agriculture.  He became state director in 2007.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to work with America’s premier grassroots organization and especially our supporters.  Together we have accomplished much to expand economic freedom in North Carolina including ending forced annexation, lowering taxes, expanding school choice and decreasing government regulation,” said Woodhouse. 

“North Carolina is a better place to live, work and do business because of the work of our activists; and I am proud to have played a part in it. From major tax cuts in 2011 and 2013, removing the cap on charter schools, creation of two broad based school voucher programs and major deregulatory efforts, we have proven the ability to advance a free market agenda with a strong grassroots presence.”

“Dallas and his North Carolina team, along with our activists have been key in helping advance economic freedom in the state,” said AFP President Tim Phillips.

 “We wish Dallas well, and our work in North Carolina continues with a strong team in place and a strong chapter. We look forward to working with Dallas closely in his new capacity.”

Deputy State Director Chris Farr will lead the chapter as a search for a new state director begins.