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Samantha Fillmore

Samantha Fillmore is a State Government Relations Manager for The Heartland Institute.

Hailing from Texas, Fillmore attended the University of Texas at Austin studying political science and economics. Before coming to Heartland, Fillmore worked at the Texas Legislature, where she served as a legislative aid, campaign grassroots strategist, and lobbyist for public and special interests.

As the State Government Relations Manager, Samantha hosts podcasts and writes Research & Commentaries, op-eds, and other policy documents. Samantha also runs Heartland’s government relations social media accounts and interacts with legislators across the country.

Fillmore is a die-hard fan of UT Longhorn football and America’s Team: the Dallas Cowboys. She is passionate about maintaining the Second Amendment and upholding liberty for all Americans. Samantha hopes to bring at least some of the Texas spirit to Chicago while fighting the good fight before eventually attending law school.

Recent Articles and Publications

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January 25, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
it is unsurprising that some lawmakers are flippantly considering implementing minimum wage increases
January 22, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a Washington House Transportation Package that would levy the highest gas tax rates in the nation for the Evergreen State.
January 17, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
The Heartland Institute highlights GR's latest work.
January 15, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines what minimum wage hikes will do to small businesses and why state legislatures should not pursue such hikes while in session.
December 11, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
This year has been wrought with financial turmoil for nearly all Americans
December 5, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
Many Democratic lawmakers have doubled down on the old parental adage, “Do as I say, not as I do”
November 28, 2020
By Samantha Fillmore
The City Board of Supervisors is busy playing nanny state, following suit of California politics

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