2013 Legislative Team

“The THSC Watchmen”

This spring (2013) our Director of Public Policy, Paul Hastings, lead a group of five young men to the Texas capitol for 140 days. These young men are all home school graduates, and Texas legislators viewed them as the manifestation of what home schooling has to offer.

This team worked directly with state representatives, state senators, and their staff. They testified in committees about home schooling, tracked and wrote bills, analyzed legislation, drafted amendments, debated with staffers, and met and worked with other conservative organizations, all the while fighting for the right of parents to direct the care, control, and upbringing of their children.

Paul HastingsMeet Paul Hastings

Paul Hastings has worked with THSC since 2011 and currently serves as the Director of Public Policy.

An entrepreneur at heart, Paul launched a social network and created a hands-on film academy for home school students all before the age of 21. He can frequently be found playing the piano, writing on his blog, or working on his next start-up.

Meet Nathan Exley

We want to welcome Nathan Exley to our spring legislative team. Nathan is a home school graduate, Eagle Scout, founder and CEO of Tria Chordae Ministries, oldest of four boys, founder and club coach of the Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club, public speaker, blogger, and Christ follower.

Read more of what Nathan does at Brazos Valley Rhetoric Club and on his blog.

David HuberMeet David Huber

We want to welcome David Huber to our spring legislative team. David is a 19-year-old guy with a passion for true “hope and change.” He was home schooled through high school, which gave him the opportunity to participate in competitive speech and debate with the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association.

In his off time, he enjoys photography, playing his various and sundry musical instruments, and reading up on history and philosophy.

Jeremy NewmanMeet Jeremy Newman

We want to welcome Jeremy Newman. Jeremy is a 2011 home schooling graduate. Jeremy’s love for politics and the law comes from a deep-rooted desire to be productive and impactful in everything he does. He attended the Republican State Conventions in 2008 and 2012 and competed in NCFCA Speech and Debate. Jeremy stated he is thrilled and excited at the prospect of being a part of the fight for Christian principles and for the rights and sovereignty of his own generation and all those who come after.

Meet Ben Snodgrass

We want to welcome Ben Snodgrass. Ben is a 20-year-old junior at Patrick Henry College where he is working to obtain a degree in government with an emphasis in economics. While he was still in high school, Ben served as a part-time intern at the Liberty Institute and at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. In his free time, he competes in British Parliamentary debate, plays his violin, reads the classics, and memorizes Scripture.

Meet Trent Williams

We want to welcome Trent Williams. Trent is a 21-year-old home school graduate. Three of his eight siblings are adopted. Trent was home schooled from kindergarten through high school and now serves as an Area M30 Assistant Governor in the leadership skills organization Toastmasters International. He spends the rest of his time honing his creative writing skill and saving money for Bible college.

You can learn more about Trent on his website.