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James V. Lacy, founded the United States Justice Foundation (“USJF”) in 1979, and after years of other experience in law, politics and government, has returned to its Board of Directors and currently serves as its President. He is author of the Politico bestseller “Taxifornia,” has an extensive social media following, and co-hosts a weekly live radio program each Sunday evening from 4 to 5 pm, “Live in Taxifornia” on KABC-Los Angeles 790AM.
Lacy is a third-generation native Californian. Born in Oakland, he is a graduate of Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, received his undergraduate degree at USC in Los Angeles and his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law at Malibu. Lacy is admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia is a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States and has served as a member of the Board of Visitors of Pepperdine University School of Law. In 1978, he served as an aide to Howard Jarvis, the author of the historic Proposition 13 tax-cut. Lacy worked for Reagan’s election in 1980 and after Reagan’s victory, joined the Administration in Washington, D.C., where he served all eight years, including as a senior executive at the Commerce Department and as General Counsel to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Lacy also served for two and half years in the Administration of George H.W. Bush including as Chief Counsel for the Technology Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Jim Lacy was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Conservative Union for 38 years, served as Co-Chairman of the annual “CPAC” conference in Washington, D.C. from 1980-83, and assisted the Heritage Foundation in 1981 and 1985 as a chapter author of their “Mandate” books for the Presidential transitions.  Lacy was as a member of the California delegation to the 2016 and 2020 Republican National Conventions; and he also was a delegate to the 1976 Republican National Convention from California, pledged to Ronald Reagan. Lacy has served as counsel of record in two important Federal Court cases enjoining unconstitutional restrictions on political speech by the State of California.

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J.D. Hayworth, Chairman, United States Justice Foundation Advisory Committee, was elected at age 36 to the first Republican House Majority in forty years.

That historic 1994 election was a prelude to other “historic firsts” for Hayworth.

His fellow newcomers elected him a Freshman Member of the House GOP Leadership during his first term, and in 1997, at the start of his second term, he became the first Arizonan in history to serve on the powerful Ways & Means Committee, where he spent the next decade.

Hayworth served six terms in the House, and mounted an unsuccessful campaign for the US Senate in 2010.

After leaving public office and the campaign trail, Hayworth returned to his profession of broadcasting, where he remains in demand for talk radio and cable television appearances.

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