Tim Huelskamp

Former President at The Heartland Institute

Tim Huelskamp

Tim Huelskamp

Former President at The Heartland Institute


Congressman Tim Huelskamp (HYUELS-camp) was elected to his first term as a United States Representative in November 2010. In the 112th Congress he represents Kansas' First Congressional District, known as the "Big First." His committee assignments include Agriculture, Budget, and Veterans.

Congressman Huelskamp was born near and raised on the family farm in Fowler, Kansas. Pioneered by his grandparents Martin and Clara in 1926, the farm operation includes raising corn, cattle, wheat, milo, soybeans and kids. There he learned the value of hard work and personal responsibility, a strong family life and the essentials of his Catholic Christian faith.

Congressman Huelskamp attended elementary and high school in Fowler, where he was a Farm Bureau Youth Leader, a member of St. Anthony's Parish, and active in both 4-H and Future Farmers of America.

Following high school, Congressman Huelskamp attended a seminary in Santa Fe, New Mexico and pursued his bachelor's degree in social science education at the College of Santa Fe. While pursuing his undergraduate degree he worked as a budget and legislative analyst for the State of New Mexico and taught in public and private high schools, all the while remaining an active volunteer with disadvantaged youth.

After his undergraduate education, Congressman Huelskamp accepted a scholarship to pursue doctoral studies at The American University in Washington, D.C. In four years he obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science with a specialization in agriculture policy.

During his time at American University, Congressman Huelskamp met his wife, Angela, and together they were active in assisting women in crisis pregnancies. Additionally, Tim was busy as a college instructor teaching public policy and working as a statistical analyst.

Upon graduation, Congressman and Mrs. Huelskamp turned down various job offers and decided to return home to farm, ranch and raise a family in Fowler. Before coming to Congress, he was first elected to the Kansas Senate in 1996, the youngest senator elected in twenty years. Tim was re-elected by his constituents three times by wide margins – 2000, 2004 and 2008.

Congressman and Mrs. Huelskamp are the proud parents of four adopted children: Natasha, Rebecca, Athan and Alexander. Both girls are from Haiti, while the two boys were already Americans. Tim enjoys working in his church and remains involved as a lector and usher. He also continues to enjoy involvement in various civic organizations, hunting, playing sports with his kids, and reading with the family. Meanwhile, Angela continues to work promoting and fostering adoptions.

Career Highlights

The Heartland Institute

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Washington, DC, United States

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11/11/1968 - Fowler, KS



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Co-Founder at The Heartland Institute

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Executive Director at Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

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Director, Government Relations at The Heartland Institute

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Research Director at The Heartland Institute

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Chief Executive Officer at The Heartland Institute

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Former Member, Advisory Council at Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute

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Executive Director of Development at The Heartland Institute

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Marketing Director at The Heartland Institute

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Tim Huelskamp
Former President at The Heartland Institute
Ph.D. in Political Science
Class of 1995

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B.A. in Social Science Education
Class of 1991

College of Santa Fe at Albuquerque is a school in Santa Fe.

Career History
1996 - 2010
Prior - 2019

The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1984 and devoted to research and education. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. Such solutions include parental choice in education, market-based approaches to environmental protection, privatization of public services, and deregulation in areas where property rights and markets do a better job than government bureaucracies.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Council
Prior - 2017

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that was founded in 2001 by advocates of children in the U.S. and around the world in need of families. These advocates sought to match the commitment of members of Congress' Adoption Caucus, the Congressional Coalition on Adoption, with the information and resources needed to make the dream of a family a reality for every child. When Members of Congress and other policymakers hear direct experiences of those affected by child welfare policy, they become engaged in this issue and work to bring about legislative improvements to ensure each child's right to a family is realized.

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