Join or Renew Membership

Get Involved

Sign up for Email Notification

Keep in touch

Help our cause


Leadership Contacts

For Your Questions and Your Comments

Only designated spokesmen are authorized to speak on behalf of GAWTP with media and at special events.

JoAnn Fleming -Executive Director / Chief Spokesman

JoAnnFleming_PicA leader in the constitutional conservative movement for twenty-three years, JoAnn Fleming is the executive director of Grassroots America – We the People, the largest constitutional conservative organization in East Texas and one of the largest in the state. She is the three-term Chair of the Texas Legislature’s TEA Party Caucus Advisory Committee

Read The Full Bio


Phone: 903-360-2858

Rick Eisenbach -President / Authorized Spokesman

RickEisenbach_PicRick Eisenbach is a native of San Angelo, Texas and holds a BBA in Marketing from the University of Texas in Austin. He was married to Kathy in 1971 and they have five children – four boys, one girl, and three grandchildren.

Read The Full Bio


Phone: (903) 570-3188

Laura Perryman -Vice-President

LauraPerryman_PicI am a 5th generation Texan, born and raised in East Texas, where conservative values were instilled in me at a young age. I got involved in the political realm because it is my hope and prayer to see our country have a reformation, return to God and our nation’s founding principles. I am a conservative political activist and I have been truly blessed with many opportunities to serve in the political realm, from numerous political campaigns locally, statewide and out of state to attending and graduating from Patriot Academy in 2012. I have also served as a delegate to our Republican State Convention and as a committee member of the Smith County Republican Platform Committee.

Read The Full Bio

Jim Snow -Treasurer

JimSnow_PicJim Snow is a native of Tennessee and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia, and a Master of Science in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology at Melbourne, Florida.

Read The Full Bio

Heather Stoner -Secretary & Hospitality Chair

HeatherStoner_PicAlthough born a Yankee in CT, Heather's father was from Troup, TX which makes her half Texan! Heather spent most summers in East Texas and always held a special place for Texas in her heart. After living most of her life in Richmond Virginia, Heather moved to Tyler in July, 2014. Her career in Human Resources and as an Administrative Assistant to successful executives gave her the organizational skills (most days) needed to be a Home Schooling Mom to Hunter Anne. She has spent many years in volunteer work with Junior Women's Clubs, Women's Club, Dental Auxiliary, Women's Ministries and Home School Organizations/Co-ops.

Read The Full Bio


Phone: 903-952-8583

Ernie R. Clark -Past-President / Authorized Spokesman

ErnieR.Clark_PicErnie Clark graduated from West Texas State University (now Texas A&M University) in Canyon, TX in January of 1965, after serving nine years in the U.S. Air Force. He has held the top management position in a number of governmental operations over the past 40 years.

Read The Full Bio

Josh Machiavello -Board Member & Young Patriots Leader

JoshMachiavello_PicJosh is a Certified Public Accountant specializing in federal taxation. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of North Texas at Denton. Upon graduation in 2008, he accepted a position in the downtown Dallas office of a global accounting firm, where he worked in the Corporate Federal Tax group. In 2012, he returned "home" to Tyler, where he works for a regional accounting firm serving a broad range of clientele.

Read The Full Bio

James H. Sellers -Board Member

JamesH.Sellers_PicJames H. (Jim) Sellers was born and raised in Burnet County, Texas and graduated from high school in Marble Falls. He attended The University of Texas for one semester before dropping out to join the Air Force, serving at Lackland and Kelly Air Force bases, Texas, Ashiya, Japan, Osan, Korea, and Fort Mead Maryland. After the Air Force he returned to UT and earned a BBA in accounting. He worked in public accounting and the petrochemical industry in Houston before returning to school for an MBA at the University of Houston and a PhD at the University of Arkansas. He taught accounting at Texas A & M, Ole Miss and UT Tyler for the next 35 years. Retiring in 2003.

Read The Full Bio

Matthew Lee -Board Member

MatthewLee_PicMatthew Lee is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa where he received a degree in Television and Film Communication. He is a partner in LPH Productions, a family owned marketing and video production company in Tyler.

Read The Full Bio

Jim Speiran -Director of GOTV and Ballot Integrity Team

JimSpeiran_PicJim has spearheaded the "Get Out the Vote" (GOTV) efforts from the beginning and is always looking for more people to help.

Read The Full Bio

Phone: (903) 714-8097

Jack Short -Director of Programs and Events Advance Team

JackShort_PicJack is part of the setup team for Grassroots meetings and couldn’t do it without the dedicated support of the rest of the team.

Read The Full Bio


Phone: 903-521-4455

Samuel Campbell -Digital Communications Team

SamuelCampbell_PicPrepares and schedules email blasts and updates the website.

Read The Full Bio

Becky Miller -Webmaster and Chair of Communications

BeckyMiller_PicStepping outside of her "comfort-zone" has been a theme for Becky's time with GAWTP. From becoming politically active to functioning as Webmaster, what she lacks in expertise she makes up for with enthusiasm.

Read The Full Bio


Phone: 903-805-1234

Jimmie Taylor -CPA

Not on GAWTP Board, but designated as PAC Treasurer for state and federal reporting purposes.