November Meeting

November Meeting
Thursday, November 6, 2014
(6:00pm for dinner)

Smithfield's Chicken & BBQ
7304 Knightdale Blvd.
Knightdale, NC 27545

FEATURED: Col. Francis X. De Luca, President of Civitas Institute
Francis De Luca is head of one of the most important conservative think tanks in North Carolina.  The Civitas Institute produces invaluable resources including monthly polling, election analysis, the Civitas Partisan Index, candidate surveys, demographic analysis, and innumerable others.  They publish the Civitas Review and NC Capital Connection as well as resources for legislators and citizens alike such as the NC Public Policy Series and various issue pieces.  They also host websites like Civitas Action and The Carolina Transparency Project that puts top-notch information and analysis of issues, legislation, and elections in the hands of citizens.  They also host the annual Conservative Leadership Conference that sees some of the best conservative minds in the country converge for one weekend in North Carolina.

Col. De Luca has presided over the Civitas Institute since 2007. From - "He has a varied background that includes owning a small business, political consulting and working in government. He served on active and reserve duty with the United States Marine Corps where he retired with the rank of Colonel. He is a Naval Aviator and flew combat missions in the first Persian Gulf War and was deployed to the Middle East in 2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Francis has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida. He is currently the President of the Civitas Institute and Civitas Action."