|Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud|
KW: You grew up as a Gen-Xer in Kentucky and came from a Military family. Can you tell us about how your upbringing influenced you into becoming involved in politics? How did you come to be a Republican?
JL: I grew up in the 70’s and 80’s in an Air Force family during the height of the Cold War. My dad’s job was to drop bombs out of B-52s, and then B-1’s. So that era and my proximity to the reality of it certainly influenced my opinions foreign affairs and national security. We moved to Ellsworth AFB in western South Dakota when I was 15, and I ended up spending about 10 years there. The mountain west libertarian conservatism – the pioneer spirit of individual liberty – really resonated with me and helped to shape my political thought. I got involved in local Republican politics there, and ended up working on campaigns, and for the governor.
KW: Why are you a Conservative? Where do you see the Conservative Movement headed in the coming years?
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