Samantha Fillmore is a government relations coordinator 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 coordinator of government relations, 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.