Hugh Fike

Age

29

Location

Washington, DC

Occupation

Policy and External Relations Adviser, Congressman Dave Brat

Twitter

@hughfike

Hugh Fike is the Policy and External Relations Adviser for Congressman Dave Brat (R-VA). As the Policy Adviser, Hugh handles the Congressman’s Defense, Veterans, Homeland Security, Foreign Affairs, Immigration, and Firearms portfolio.

Prior to working for Congressman Brat, Hugh Fike worked for Heritage Action for America, the sister organization of the Heritage Foundation, for just over 3.5 years. He served in the Grassroots and Government Affairs departments. Prior to that, Hugh worked as a Campaign Field Representative for the NRA-ILA in Green Bay, Wisconsin during the 2012 presidential election cycle. Hugh has an undergraduate degree in Global Affairs, as well as a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from George Mason University.

Hugh made sure Red Alert mentioned that he “has a beautiful wife, Cari, and a newborn baby girl named Lyle Rebecca Fike.” Hugh resides in Arlington, VA and loves to hunt and fish while not attending to family duties.

What was the biggest factor in your success?

The biggest factor to success was doing the small things to the best of my ability, with full faith in God that everything I do is part of His plan. There are plenty of people who want to gloss over the small tasks and do the glamorous things. You’ll stick out and gain respect if you take on the small things.

What advice would you give to other millennials?

My advice to other millennials is simple: be principled. Washington, D.C. is filled with people who will compromise their principles in order to win politically. The conservative movement needs more principled millennials involved in politics standing in the gap.

Does the GOP have a future and why?

The GOP only has a future if they reverse course and fight for cultural values like life, marriage, and immigration. Choosing not to fight on these issues has left a vacuum that the left has been continuously filling. If the GOP continues not to fight on these issues, the future looks dim.

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