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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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April 7, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a House Bill in Rhode Island that would challenge Big Tech Companies to protect the First Amendment.
April 5, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a Senate Bill in New Hampshire that would challenge big tech censorship.
April 5, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a Senate Bill in New Hampshire that would raise the minimum wage.
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March 30, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a Senate File in Wyoming that would challenge big tech censorship.
March 12, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
As the Federal Reserve continues to devalue the dollar by printing more and more money, these are the questions all Americans should be asking.
February 5, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
Personal income and corporate tax hikes are without a doubt the most destructive and corrosive tax hikes because they disincentivize production, innovation, and investment
January 29, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
The rapid innovation of technology and the ways in which it affects our daily lives has baffled those of us who remember the pre-digital and dial-up days
January 25, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
it is unsurprising that some lawmakers are flippantly considering implementing minimum wage increases

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