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Neal Schuerer

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schuerer@outlook.com 319-551-3231

Neal Schuerer is the Executive Director of The Act 2 Reforms

Neal joined Act 2 on February 1, 2019.  He has a strong background in state-level politics and the private business sector:

§  Served two terms in the Iowa State Senate; elected assistant majority leader; chaired a number of committees and sub-committees; implemented performance budgeting best practices in all appropriation sub-committees; appointed by governor to several state task forces.

§  Served 4 years as District Director for US Congressman, managing his local office.

§  Executive Director of campaign seeking major party nomination for president.

§  Successful 20-year career in business included real estate sales and sales management; founded and managed a restaurant and convention center for the Amana Colonies of Iowa, which he sold; was Director of Operations for a chain of franchised restaurants.

§  In recent years, Neal has focused on government reform programs, and serves as:

o   Chair, Colorado Committee of Correspondence

o   Steering Committee, State Legislators Article V Caucus

o   Policy Expert, The Heartland Institute Center for Constitutional Reform

o   Commissioner, Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention

Neal will lead Act 2 in supporting the visionaries among state legislators that are working to call a convention of states to consider constitutional amendments pursuant to Article V of the Constitution. He will assist them in mobilizing the required number of states to call a Convention, and in making plans for it.

Recent Articles and Publications

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November 7, 2018
By James Taylor, Peter Ferrara, H. Sterling Burnett, Bette Grande, Neal Schuerer, David L. Applegate, Arthur Viterito, Robert Bradley, Lance Izumi, Robert Maranto, Stephen B. Presser, Jameson Campaigne, Clifford Thies, Michael Warder, Mary Byrne , Jane M. Orient, M.D., Jonathan D. Haubert, Jarrett Skorup, Scott Cleland, Alieta Eck, M.D., William L. Anderson, Ann Bridges, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Michael J. Koriwchak , Devon Herrick, Bartlett Cleland, Greg R. Lawson, Peter Wood , Joe Cobb, Allen Mendenhall, Christopher Garbacz
“Liberal San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer had a very tough night last night.” - James Taylor
October 6, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, David L. Applegate, Bradley A. Smith, Stephen B. Presser, Neal Schuerer, David Shestokas
"Welcome to the court, Justice Kavanaugh." - Heartland Institute President Tim Huelskamp
September 12, 2017
By Neal Schuerer, David L. Applegate, Dalia Marciukaityte, James V. Young
"This balanced budget amendment planning convention is the proper first step to inform and educate all Americans about the power granted to the states in Article V of the U.S. Constitution." - Neal Schuerer
November 9, 2016
By Peter Ferrara, Michael Hamilton, Jesse Hathaway, Dr. Donald J. Devine, Lennie Jarratt, H. Sterling Burnett, Tim Benson, Robert Zubrin, Isaac Orr, Robert G. Holland, Heather Kays, Paul Driessen, Dan Miller, Larry Kaufmann, Donn Dears, Charles Battig, Brendon Swedlow, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Neal Schuerer, Bradley A. Smith, Twila Brase, Joe Cobb, Matt A. Mayer, Thomas A. Firey, Bernard (Bud) Weinstein, James H. Rust, Linda Gorman, Devon Herrick, Jason Bedrick, Nick Dranias, Lawrence H. White, Howard Segermark, James E. Enstrom, Mischa Popoff, Clifford Thies, Peter R. Cook, Charles N. Steele, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Cedric Keith, Michael Schaus, Benita M. Dodd, Roger Stark, M.D., Kathy Hoekstra, Sandra Stotsky
In the November 8 election, Donald Trump won the presidency and Republicans retained control of the House and Senate. In state races, Republicans expanded their majorities in state legislatures and gubernatorial mansions.

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