John Tsarpalas is the President of the Nevada Policy Research Institute and a board member of Keystone Corporation—two organizations with similar missions: keeping taxes low and Nevada prosperous.
In 1996, when Newt Gingrich drafted the Contract with America, John became active in Republican political campaigns. After five campaigns where his candidates where the only Republicans elected in Democrat districts, he was recruited to become the Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party in 2005. As Executive Director he graduated from the Republican National Committee’s Campaign College and the RNC’s Field Management School.
After being terribly disappointed by Republican votes in Congress, however, John left the party to pursue alternate routes to making change. As President of the Sam Adams Alliance and Team Sam, the focus was on educating activists and building support organizations to help the free enterprise and limited government movements in 10 states. On the national level he was part of the team that started the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity and American Majority with chapters in 23 states.
After the Sam Adams Alliance, John partnered to start the following educational not-for-profits: Think Freely Media, the Haym Salomon Center for Jewish American Thought, and Midwest Speaking Professionals.
A former native of the economically and politically bankrupt state of Illinois, John now lives in Henderson, Nevada, with his wife of 40 years.