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Americans for Prosperity opens HQ in Sundance

Sundance will soon play host to the headquarters of the newest chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a grassroots political advocacy group that will now have a presence in 36 states.

Heading up the Wyoming chapter as its new state director will be Tyler Lindholm, who says he is thrilled to be following up the success of making Sundance the smallest town in America to host a congressional office with the creation of a state headquarters for a national nonprofit organization.

“My main decision was the opportunity to stay closer to home and really focus more on Wyoming. AFP is a grassroots organization that has garnered a lot of respect for how and where they advocate,” Lindholm says.

“When they asked me to join them, it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.”

Formerly the state representative for Crook County, Lindholm has since served as the state director for U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis. She’s wonderful, he says, but it’s time to move on to new challenges.

“My main goal over the next year is to put on staff throughout the state, with the focus being towards grass roots engagement and helping the state achieve even more success than they have already seen,” Lindholm says.

In terms of advocacy, Lindholm already has some priority areas in mind.

“I think Wyoming has done a fantastic job in helping job growth but we still have a ways to go in regards to professional licensure reform, spending and in general getting out of the public’s way,” he says.

AFP-Wyoming will officially open for business on January 17. Lindholm says he is still looking for a location for the headquarters – as long as it’s in Sundance, he says, he’s happy.

“I haven’t found a place to land yet, but Old Stoney is definitely on the short list. Kathy [Lenz] will remain in Senator Lummis’ office there now and that will remain open,” he says. “Hopefully next to it, but somewhere in Sundance is solid enough for me.”

AFP was founded in 2004 as a conservative advocacy group with a mission it describes as based around, “The belief that every person has a unique set of gifts and the ability to contribute to society in their own way.”

AFP says it is driven by this belief to engage in broad-based grassroots outreach to advocate for long-term solutions for the country’s biggest problems that prevent people from realizing their potential, from unsustainable government spending to a broken immigration system and a rigged economy.

Its core goals are to promote free markets, individual liberty and limited government.

“I am thrilled to lead AFP’s Wyoming chapter as we work to cut regulation and expand access to economic opportunity across our state,” said Lindholm in a press release announcing his new role.

“With my service as a U.S. Navy veteran and experience in the public and private sectors, I have the unique ability to expand AFP’s dynamic role throughout Wyoming as we strive to advance policies that will help people improve their lives.”

Lindholm can be reached via [email protected] or 307-282-0968.