Daniel Tripp -  Volunteer Faculty at the Leadership Institute

Dan Tripp is founder and president of Ground Game Strategies.  Dan brings a wealth of information and legislative, business and grassroots contacts to your project.

Tripp has worked on dozens of national, state and local campaigns, and has traveled across the United States organizing issue-advocacy projects.  To date, he has organized or managed projects in 42 states.  Prior to joining the political world, he served in the South Carolina State Legislature for 12 years (’94-’06).

After voluntarily leaving the Legislature in 2006, he served as National Political Director with Americans for Limited Government in Fairfax, Virginia. While there, Tripp organized and managed issue advocacy projects, statewide ballot initiatives and independent expenditures in over 25 states. He has also worked on 3 presidential campaigns: Herman Cain ('12), John McCain ('00) and Phil Gramm ('96).

Dan was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1994—at the age of twenty four—and served in the legislature for twelve years. He credits his win at such an early age to hard work, knocking on thousands of targeted voters' doors and the grassroots training he received at the Leadership Institute in the early 1990s.

While serving in the House, he chaired the House Insurance subcommittee and was a leader of market-based health and property/casualty insurance reforms in South Carolina.

Tripp resides in Mauldin, South Carolina with his two children.  He is an avid whitetail bow hunter and occasionally wets his hook in the black waters of lowcountry South Carolina or the raging backwaters of Montana. He is engaged to Alysia Barzee of Kansas City, Missouri.

Daniel Tripp