Gallagher to Advise Campaign Against Tort Amendment


Gallagher to Advise Campaign Against Tort Amendment

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Protect Arkansas Families, the campaign effort to defeat the passage of a
constitutional amendment limiting the value of life and damages for Arkansans in
lawsuits, announced that Chad Gallagher, will serve as an advisor and strategist to the

An Arkansas native, Gallagher, is the founder and principal consultant with Legacy
Consulting. He is a long time aide and advisor to former Governor Huckabee, serving as
his political director, director of appointments and policy advisor for local government
during Huckabee’s term; and further in his presidential races, political action committee
and other private business affairs since leaving office. Long active in state politics,
Gallagher has previously served as a delegate to Republican National Conventions and
worked on a great number of Republican campaigns in the state.

“We are very excited that Chad has joined our team,” Paul Byrd, an officer with Protect
Arkansas’ Families said. “Chad is a thoughtful leader in strategy and messaging, and his
love for Arkansas combined with his political experience is a tremendous asset to our
campaign. Chad’s the right person to help guide this important campaign toward

Through his firm, Gallagher works with clients on public relations, strategic growth,
brand management and government relations, as well as local community development
projects. Prior to his tenure in the governor’s office, he served as the mayor of De
Queen. In addition to the consulting company, Gallagher and his wife, Jessica, have
founded a Christian school in De Queen, serve in church leadership and own a
restaurant and a grass-fed beef farm in Sevier County.

“I’m looking forward to working on behalf of Arkansans to defeat this dangerous
amendment. As a small business owner, I have always advocated for business growth
and sound economic policies. I am a small town boy who believes bringing jobs to rural
Arkansas is crucial. Unfortunately, this amendment doesn’t help that happen at all. As a
person of faith and a life-long conservative, I’ve worked in politics since I was a teenager
to protect the value of every life, especially the unborn, who are without their own voice.

This amendment would place a dollar amount limit on the price of life and limb in our
state constitution. Doing so would only hurt every day working Arkansas families and
would be the most tragic for the least amongst us in our society, including children and
the elderly. Our senior citizens in nursing homes would stand to be harmed the most by
this reckless amendment. While it may benefit big donors and politicians, it’s a death
blow to everyday families. I’m honored to serve in this capacity and do all I can to
protect Arkansans.”

Gallagher is a native of Winthrop (Little River County) and a 1996 graduate of Ouachita
Baptist University. He and his wife Jessica have four children.