Molly Vogt Brings Proven Grassroots Leadership to the Job
Parker – Colorado’s largest grassroots free market group today announced the hiring of Denver-area activist Molly Vogt as the second of two field coordinators in the state, bringing the number of state chapter staff to four.
Along with Northern Colorado Field Coordinator Rudy Zitti, Vogt will serve as a primary point of contact with the nearly 70,000 Coloradans who make-up AFP’s growing grassroots network. She fills a vacancy left by the departure of Leslie White, who has relocated to Arizona to take a job with that state’s AFP Chapter.
Vogt, a Florida native, most recently served as director of My Purse Politics, a group tackling issues from a conservative women’s perspective, and is co-host of a Denver-area radio show, “Heart of the Matter.” She also has served as a consultant to Coloradans for Real Education Reform, helping to defeat the Amendment 66 tax increase that outside interests were working hard to force on Coloradans, and holds leadership roles with Colorado Women’s Alliance and the Colorado Republican Business Coalition. Vogt brings plenty of economic acumen to the job, thanks to her 16 years as a consultant to financial advisors, small business owners and their employees.
“It was during my first career, in the financial sector, that I really came to understand the impact that good or bad public policy can have on families, businesses and the strength or weakness of the economy at large,” says Vogt. “That’s what led to my second career fighting for economic freedom and limited government. This isn’t just an academic exercise for me, since I’ve seen first-hand how bad public policy can harm families, destroy dreams and discourage job-creators. I’m glad to be working for an organization that understands that it’s ultimately not just about policy, or partisan politics, but about fighting for the things that will improve human lives.”
“An already-strong AFP team just got stronger with the addition of Molly Vogt to Team Colorado,” said AFP State Director Dustin Zvonek. “She’s a smart, dynamic, well-connected activist who already has shown an ability to organize, inspire and lead at the grassroots level. Her proven success working with women’s groups, and in tackling issues from the female perspective, was a big plus for us when weighing candidates for this position. We’re excited and delighted to have her fighting for Colorado families as part of this team.”
For further information or an interview, please contact Dustin Zvonek at DZvonek@afphq.org or 720.219.1451.