Tom McCabe is the President of the Freedom Foundation, a non-profit, public policy research organization founded in 1991. The Freedom Foundation’s mission is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited, accountable government.
Tom is a tireless advocate for the free-market movement. For 21 years Tom lead the Building Industry Association of Washington, quadrupling their membership and increasing revenue from $400,000 to $10 million per year. Under Tom’s leadership, BIAW spearheaded statewide initiatives to roll back taxes and regulations. According to the Wall Street Journal, BIAW was the “counterbalance to labor unions in Washington State.” In 2011, the American Conservative Union presented Tom with the Ronald Reagan Award for his years of service in the conservative movement.
Before coming to Washington State, Tom served in Washington, D.C. as Director of Congressional Affairs for the U.S. Veterans Administration under President Ronald Reagan.
Tom and his wife Susan live in Olympia. They have three sons. Two are grown and live/work in Oregon. Their youngest son is a college basketball player.
“Every day, we’re contacted by union members who are dissatisfied with the service they receive from their union and feel their membership dues are used to line the pockets and support the lavish lifestyles of the union bosses,” said Aaron Withe, national director of the Freedom Foundation.