With his disarming Southern drawl and laid back demeanor Dwayne McClure is a force of nature to be reckoned with.

A student of one of the "Godfathers of the Right", Morton Blackwell, a 12th generation South Carolinian, and political strategist, Dwayne’s experience began at the mere age of fourteen when he served as field representative for his local Republican State House Candidate. Dwayne went on to be tapped as Political Director in two subsequent re-election campaigns. From that point on Dwayne knew he was called to the political sphere.

During his Political Science and Public Administration studies at University of Tennessee, Dwayne created a successful political strategy company, Livia Strategies, from his dorm room. After college, Dwayne served as an Assistant to the South Carolina House Rules and Regulations Committee while also advising numerous State House, State Senate, and Federal level candidates throughout the Southeast. Prior to selling his company and taking a sabbatical in March 2020, Dwayne had worked to expand Livia to include every level of race and initiative for more than fifty causes in fifteen US States and Canada.

Seeing the state of affairs in our current political climate, Dwayne knew he had to get back to being involved in righting America and by August was advising again. Dwayne has seen what it takes for the Conservative Candidate to succeed and why they too often fall short. With his vast experience and stellar track record, we are honored to have Dwayne as a founding member and Executive Director of the America First P.A.C.T.

Corey Gibson was raised in Washington’s apple orchards but spent his career developing and executing innovative, mass-media marketing strategies in Hollywood, creating some of the entertainment industries most successful marketing campaigns.

Corey has a history of developing strategic alliances to bring big ideas to life, working with networks and studios, major corporations, foreign leaders, and NGOs to create national and international education and wildlife conservation campaigns.

Today Corey is focusing his efforts on building a strong and successful conservative movement. As founder of the America First P.A.C.T. (Protecting America’s Constitution and Traditions), Corey has created a national alliance of candidates that is now transitioning into a national organization with sate chapters, all dedicated to selecting and electing a new generation of conservative leaders committed to enacting America First policy.

Corey’s efforts to engage and activate communities to build a strong, big-tent, Republican Party, has garnered him writeups/appearances in the Washington Times, Washington Examiner, Fox Digital, Fox Broadcast, Newsmax, OAN, TED and more.

In addition to Corey's work with the AMFP, Corey is also serving as the National Executive Director for Rethink GOP, the nation's first conservative, early voting and ballot harvesting project.

Dr. Kelli Ward is an American osteopathic physician and politician who served as the chair of the Arizona Republican Party from 2019 to 2023. She was born on January 25, 1969, in Fairmont, West Virginia, as Kelli Kaznoski. Ward graduated as valedictorian from Bridgeport High School in 1987. She obtained a BS in psychology from Duke University in 1991, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996, and a master's in public health (M.P.H.) from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in 2005.

Ward began her political career by serving in the Arizona State Senate from 2013 to 2015. She won the District 5 seat in the highly contested 2012 Republican primary with 42.2% of the vote and later won the general election with 71.2% of the vote. Ward introduced the Arizona Fourth Amendment Protection Act in January 2014, which aimed to ban the state from engaging in activities that help the NSA carry out their warrantless data-collection programs or use the information on a local level.

In 2016, Ward challenged incumbent Senator John McCain in the Republican primary for the United States Senate. Then in 2018, Ward then went on to run in the Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate against Jeff Flake and then Martha McSally, after Flake's decision not to seek re-election.

Dr. Kelli Ward is a true champion of the people and a fighter who is committed to taking back our country from the corrupt and incompetent politicians who have been running it into the ground. Her experience as a medical professional, military spouse, and former state senator have prepared her well for the challenges that lie ahead, and her leadership skills and unwavering dedication to conservative values make her the perfect fit for The America First P.A.C.T.


of the America First P.A.C.T.
Dwayne McClure
Co-founder, Executive Director
Founder, Director Communication/Media Relations
Brandon Wilkinson
Co-founder, Deputy Director of Communication
Wesley Smith
Director of Events