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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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May 13, 2022
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a Senate Bill in Kansas that places restrictions on Governor's state of disaster emergency powers
May 12, 2022
By Samantha Fillmore
Samantha Fillmore testifies before the Louisiana House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations Regarding Minimum Wage
May 12, 2022
By Samantha Fillmore
In this Research & Commentary, Samantha Fillmore examines a House Bill in Louisiana that would raise the minimum wage.
May 4, 2022
By Samantha Fillmore
Samantha Fillmore testifies before the California Senate Governance & Finance Committee Regarding the requirement for gas tax increases to be indexed for inflation.
July 6, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
Inevitably, this federal benefit has disincentivized millions of people from reentering the workforce — despite the fact that many business owners are desperate for workers, with many raising wages in an attempt to incentivize job applications.
May 28, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
Throughout all the steps required to turn this bill into law, countless lawmakers in the Sunshine State revealed where their true loyalties lay.
May 28, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore
Popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, checks and balances, and republicanism are bedrock American principles.
May 24, 2021
By Samantha Fillmore, Cameron Sholty, S. T. Karnick
Heartland has long urged Florida, other states, to take measures to prevent the continual suppression of conservative speech on social media platforms

2018 By the Numbers

See what sets Heartland apart:
82% of state elected officials read Heartland publications
of state elected officials read one or more Heartland newspapers "sometimes" or "always."
45% of elected officials say Heartland led to a change in policy
of state elected officials say a Heartland publication influenced their opinions or led to a change in public policy.
3.2 Million
the number of times Heartland's six podcasts were downloaded in 2018
184 issues
of weekly e-newsletters sent to subscribers across the country
158 events
that Heartland hosted, attended, or spoke at, reaching over 34,000 guests in 2018.
100,000 fans
on Facebook posting and reposting over 1 million times a week