The board of the Take Back Action Fund (TBAF), which leads a 501(c)(4) dedicated to political reform, on Wednesday announced they elected Perry O. Hooper Jr. as its newest member.
Hooper Jr., son of Hooper. Sr. who was the first Republican Chief Justice elected to the Alabama Supreme Court — will serve a one-year term.
TBAF was founded 3 years ago by its President John Pudner, the Executive Director of Take Back Our Republic (TBOR), a 501(c)(3) organization, to advocate for policies and solutions that go beyond the scope of TBOR.
“Perry Hooper has been a leading conservative figure for decades, and we are thrilled to add his wisdom and experience to our team,” said Pudner. “Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a genuine people-centric view of public service, and he has been a true reformer. His commitment to our cause, combined with the fact that he has been a part of nearly every major conservative success story in the modern era, makes him an ideal addition. Our vision of returning influence back to ordinary citizens now takes a tremendous leap forward, and we are grateful that Perry has come aboard.”
Perry O., as he’s affectionately known, is a key power player in Alabama politics. First elected to the Alabama State House in 1983, Hooper helped guide the conservative movement in Alabama as a leader on tort reform, the creation of enterprise zones, banning partial birth abortions, and paving the way for new business development. Having a hand in most conservative victories in the state, he also was instrumental nationally as a 6-time delegate to the Republican National Convention, a National Board Member of the American Legislative Council, and a key advisor to national leaders like Jack Kemp and Bob Dole. Recently, he was instrumental in the Donald Trump victory as an early supporter and eventual Chairman of Trump Victory in Alabama.
“Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to seeing conservative principles deliver results for the American people, but the ability of foreign entities to use political influence to steer policy in directions that hurt American industries and particularly American jobs is a growing plague on any ability for impact,” said Hooper. “In order for any real change to occur, we have to solve this problem, and I am honored to join the TBAF Board as we seek to address the foremost issue that is blocking good policy.”
Hooper resides in Montgomery, Ala. He joins a distinguished board at TBAF that consists of Chairman Randy Brooks, Juleanna Glover, Charles Hellwig, and John Pudner.