Tamra Farah departs Americans for Prosperity-Colorado
Author: Ernest Luning - April 24, 2018 - Updated: April 24, 2018
After nearly three years spent working at Americans for Prosperity’s Colorado operation, communications maven Tamra Farah is moving on.
Farah, AFP-Colorado’s deputy state director, had been on leave since mid-March from the advocacy group, which is financed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, while her husband, businessman and author Barry Farah, mounted a short-lived bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.
”It’s been privilege to work with one of the most effective grassroots organizations in the country and to fight for the economic freedom of Coloradans these last three years,” Tamra Farah said in a statement. “Now it’s time to get back to my first love and focus on communications and public relations, including working with my husband, Barry Farah, as he moves forward in what’s next for him.”
She told Colorado Politics that she is considering reviving her consulting and public relations firms. She added: “Within three short weeks Barry’s message resonated with people all over the state. He is considering a number of possibilities to continue to uniquely communicate the founding principles of celebrating economic freedom, dignifying personal responsibility and championing limited government.”
Barry Farah launched his campaign for governor on March 21 but failed to get enough support at the April 14 GOP state assembly to make the primary ballot, where eight candidates competed for delegate votes. (State Treasurer Walker Stapleton and former Parker Mayor Greg Lopez were the two who advanced to the June primary.)
“Tamra has been an amazing asset to the chapter and network,” AFP-CO’s state director Jesse Mallory said in an email. “She’ll be greatly missed. Especially when it comes to her phenomenal communications skills.”