Wesley Goodman was born and raised in Cardington, Ohio, a small town in Central Ohio, where his family owns and operates a family farm. He attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2006. During his junior year, he spent a semester in Washington interning for Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS).
Upon graduation, he served on the staff of Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH). In 2007, he began working for Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH), serving as a legislative assistant focusing on health care, education, labor, and traditional values and pro-life issues.
In 2011 he took the position of Director of Conservative Coalitions and State Outreach with the U.S. House Republican Study Committee, under the chairmanship of Representative Jordan. In that role, he served as the primary liaison between house conservatives and the conservative movement, working to develop and promote conservative solutions like Cut, Cap, and Balance.
Currently, he serves as the Managing Director of the Conservative Action Project, an effort that facilitates conservative organizations and leaders working together to achieve shared goals and leverage the power of the movement.
He and his wife Bethany live on Capitol Hill in Washington and attend McLean Bible Church.