Tom Newell is a government affairs director at the Foundation for Government Accountability.
Prior to joining FGA, Tom served as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 2010 to 2016. During his tenure, Tom championed numerous bills seeking to limit the size and scope of government. He was appointed to Chair of the Government Oversight and Accountability committee for the 2015-16 legislative session and as Vice-Chair of the Appropriations and Budget committee in the 2013-14 session.
Tom grew up on a small ranch and as a youth was a state champion bull rider and state champion extemporaneous speaker in the FFA. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City and has pastored churches in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. He is a proud father of three sons and one grandson: Ethan, Andrew, Levi, and Easton. With his master’s degree in business administration from Liberty University, Tom has taught business and economics classes at Seminole State College and is a former member of the board of directors for the Seminole Chamber of Commerce and former executive director of The Liberty Foundation of America.