About this event:
Join Civitas President Donald Bryson along with special guest Dallas Woodhouse, former Executive Director of the North Carolina Republican Party, for insight on the most recent poll numbers from Civitas Polling. He’ll discuss the impact and significance of where North Carolinians stand on the issues that matter most.
Ticket purchase includes entry to the event as well as lunch. Doors will open at 11:30am.
Dallas Woodhouse has spent two decades examining and managing political and policy operations as a political news reporter, advocate, and leader of three non-profit organizations.
While the Executive Director of the North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP), Woodhouse oversaw one of the most successful NCGOP elections ever in 2016. During 2015 and 2016, Woodhouse revived the State Party, retired their substantial debt, hired a successful team and recruited top candidates.
After the NCGOP became financially stable, Republicans were able to win more statewide races than ever before, noting Senator Burr’s reelection campaign and North Carolina’s first ever Republican majority for the Council of State— including the Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, and Superintendent of Public Instruction. He also oversaw an expanded supermajority in the State Legislature. Woodhouse was a key player in securing North Carolina’s fifteen Electoral College votes for Donald Trump. He chaired the joint campaign operations effort and served as the lead surrogate for the Donald Trump campaign in North Carolina.
In 2013 Woodhouse Founded and Directed Carolina Rising, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to highlighting the success of conservative policy reforms. Dallas raised nearly 6 million dollars for these efforts used during the 2014 election cycle.
During his time as the North Carolina State Director for Americans for Prosperity, Woodhouse was a fierce and never-ending critic of the tax and spending policies of Governor Mike Easley and Governor Beverly Perdue. In this role, he worked with citizen activists, community leaders and state officials to implement large-scale tax relief and reform.
Woodhouse was named “One to Watch” by the News and Observer in 2011 after making significant advances in school choice legislation, including the removal of the cap on charter schools, creation of two broad-based school voucher programs, major deregulation efforts and ending of forced annexation.
With Woodhouse leading the charge, AFP activists were central in passing medical malpractice tort reform, unemployment insurance reform as well as the largest tax cut in North Carolina’s history in 2013. He worked with Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory to stop a massive expansion of taxpayer funding of political campaigns in 2010, and the two traveled together on the “Hands Off Our Health Care Tour,” leading the opposition to Obamacare in North Carolina.
Woodhouse is a regular guest on national news broadcasts including Fox News, CNN, New York Times and the Washington Post, not to mention his countless interviews and commentary with North Carolina-based media stations.
In the fall of 2014, Woodhouse was featured in a full-length documentary, “Woodhouse Divided,” on Frontline. The film chronicles his three-year crusade against the destructive Obamacare policies, juxtaposed by the efforts of his older brother Brad Woodhouse, a Washington-based liberal political staffer who worked with President Obama in his healthcare campaign.
Woodhouse has an extensive background in rural North Carolina through his previous work at the North Carolina Department of Agriculture under Commissioner Steve Troxler, and with USDA Rural Development, under George W. Bush appointee John Cooper.
Woodhouse is a native of Raleigh and holds a Masters of Arts from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Campbell University. Woodhouse was also an on-air television host and political reporter. He reported on North Carolina based war efforts from Bosnia, Qatar, and Turkey, as well as London regarding the death of Princess Diana.