Americans for Prosperity adds Richard Burke to team

Americans for Prosperity – Oregon Adds Richard Burke as Grassroots Development Director

Portland — Former Oregon Libertarian Party Executive Director Richard Burke has joined Americans for Prosperity – Oregon (AFP-OR) to serve as Director of Grassroots Development. Burke will be responsible for developing local chapters for AFP — Oregon across the state.

Burke has long experience in Oregon public policy. He is currently serving his third term as an elected commissioner for the Tualatin Valley Water District, and previously served two terms on a Local School Committee in the Beaverton School District. In addition, Burke has worked in the Oregon Legislature and on several ballot measure campaigns.

“AFP is a strong organization with incredible backing,” Burke said. “Over the next few years, AFP’s size and stature will grow in Oregon. AFP will seek to work cooperatively with other individuals and organizations that support limited government.”

AFP — Oregon State Director and former State Representative Jeff Kropf noted, “At its heart, Americans for Prosperity is a grassroots organization. Oregonians want to know that they are in control or their government, that they have options for being effective in protecting their own interests. Richard makes an excellent addition to our growing team in Oregon, and will give us additional outreach to a variety of individuals and groups around the state with whom we can partner.”

Burke joins Krupf and Communications Director Matt Evans on the AFP — Oregon staff.

Americans for Prosperity — Oregon is a member of the nation’s premier grassroots organization committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP-Oregon believes reducing the size and scope of government is the best safeguard to ensuring individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP-Oregon educates and engages citizens in support of restraining state and federal government growth, and returning government to its constitutional limits. For more information, visit

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