About the Author

Tony Perkins is president of the Washington, D.C.-based Family Research Council. He is a former member of the Louisiana legislature and was a Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 2002. Perkins hosts a daily nationally syndicated radio program called Washington Watch with Tony Perkins. He also serves as the president of the Council for National Policy, an organization of the nation’s leading conservative policy and business entrepreneurs. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a former police officer, and a former television news reporter, Perkins brings a unique blend of experience and leadership to the pro-family movement. He has his undergraduate degree from Liberty University and a master’s degree in public administration from Louisiana State University. Perkins and his wife, Lawana, have five children. To see Tony's full bio click here.