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Kevin Schmidt is director of investigations at Americans for Prosperity Foundation. He focuses on health care, veterans' issues, corporate welfare, and immigration.
He is also a co-founder and contributor to FOIA Advisor, a forum designed to help the public learn more about the federal Freedom of Information Act. Schmidt is a frequent FOIA requester with more than a decade of experience requesting public records from federal, state, and local governments. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Post, Arizona Republic, Washington Times, and Washington Examiner.
Schmidt graduated from Kennesaw State University with a BS in political science, and later received an MA in political science from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining Americans for Prosperity Foundation, he served as director of investigations at Cause of Action Institute and director of research for boutique public relations firm CounterPoint Strategies, where he provided crisis solutions and reputation defense to leading private equity firms, Dow 30 companies, private industrial firms, and prominent public figures.