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Roman Buhler

Madison Coalition
National Director

Roman Buhler is the National Director of the Madison Coalition, working to restore a balance of state and federal power and now, with the support of 2 Governors and a bipartisan coalition of more then 150 state legislators, to curb the authority of abusive federal regulators.

He has worked to develop a strategy to implement an idea proposed by Regan's Attorney General Ed Meese for giving states the same power as Congress to propose a specific Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Mr. Buhler came to Washington in 1989 to serve as Newt Gingrich's first Committee Counsel. Mr. Buhler served from 1989 to 2003 and again in 2007 as Elections Counsel to the Committee on House Administration, handling election issues, for House Republicans.

As Counsel he his work included promoting legislation to protect election integrity, overseeing the regulatory activities of the Federal Election Commission, and investigating allegations of election fraud in contested elections for Congress.

He fought liberal efforts to centralize control of election and campaign finance issues in Washington. The "Election Assistance Commission Standards Board" composed of representatives from each state, was his original concept.

Among his other recent projects are legislation to speed the delivery of military ballots home from overseas and a "Military Voting Rights Rule" unanimously adopted by the 2012 Republican National Convention Rules Committee.

Prior to his service in the House Mr Buhler worked as an attorney and political consultant in California.

He graduated from Stanford University, the University of Southern California Law School, and the Harvard University Program for Senior Managers in Government.

While a student, he served as President of the Stanford Young Republicans and at the height of the anti-Vietnam war protests in the Spring of 1970, sponsored a successful campus ballot measure in which Stanford students voted to endorse academic credit for ROTC.

Buhler grew up in New York, spent summers on his grandfather's ranch in Northern New Mexico and attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass. He is an Eagle Scout.